Category Archives: php conferences

Episode 012 – Conference talk and tutorial tips

Adam Culp shares his latest schedule for speaking and a recent experience where he found he was not able to prepare a workshop fully prior to an event. Then highlights some tips and hints on how to prepare ahead of time for a conference talk to ensure everything goes smoothly. Including posting code, slides, and a place attendees can provide feedback.

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Episode 009 – Crawling Before We Can Walk

So many startups attempt to skip the crawling stages and the MPV (minimum viable product) as they push to become successful. Just as many developers attempt to skip the vital stages of learning and forge ahead to create bugs, security holes, and poor code. Adam Culp, the host of Run Geek Radio, talks about how important it is to crawl before we can walk.

Also covered is the ZendCon and SunshinePHP preparations and status of Adam speaking at some other upcoming conferences. Plus a brief update on the running front and training.

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Episode 005 – Time Estimation, Conference Talk Rating, Contest Winner

This episode Adam Culp announces the winner, David Stockton (Colorado), of the contest launched in Run Geek Radio episode 004. HUGE congrats to David who will be receiving a VariDesk Full Standing Desk. I look forward to hearing how he likes it.

Adam also talks briefly to clarify his views on “soft talks” versus “soft skills talks”, and how he was misrepresented as disliking soft skills talks though the opposite is true. However, as discussed, he highlights why he is against soft talks and what that really means. Hint: A soft talk is actually a tech talk given poorly, where a soft skills talk carries value in non-technical (or people skills) areas of development.

Then this episode is rounded out with a detailed coverage of time estimation in relation to projects, and why it is so vitally important to be accurate. Adam also speaks about how important proper requirements gathering is to the process.

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Episode 002 – Approaching speakers, new running shoes, feeling stupid, S3 log side project, consultant travel, and technical debt

In this episode we speak about PHP community and approachability of conference speakers, new running shoes and typical miles that can be run on a pair of shoes before replacing them as well as wear patterns, feeling stupid in skills if they aren’t used often enough, new s3-logs-analyzer side project created to monitor podcast downloads (but can be used for any files on S3), typical travel as a consultant, and what is technical debt and how to tackle it as well as when an application rewrite is OK.

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Episode 001 – Conferences, User Group Talks, and Performance Audit Tools

First episode of Run Geek Radio. With SunshinePHP 2015 behind him Adam Culp talks about upcoming conferences Lone Star PHP, Open West, and Bulgaria PHP. Then speaks about organizing ZendCon and how finding speakers for conferences and user groups are similarly tough, but there can be some “wins” through email blasts.

In running related content he continues to ramp up his miles each week in his training to get back to ultra distances. Other training related topics such as Udo’s 3-6-9 Blended Oil and Probilic SR protein are awesome additions to help optimize physical performance in healthy ways.

Then he finishes up with more tech talk with introductions to various tools that help when conducting performance audits on web applications.

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