Industry Night #7 – Talking Membership Tools with Dave Jackson

On today’s show we’re talking about membership sites. It’s fitting that we talk with Dave Jackson, curator of The School of Podcasting. When I started podcasting back in 2004, Dave Jackson was one of the first people who reached out to network with me about podcasting. Like me, Dave and the first wave of original podcasters were also the early …

Industry Night #6 – Talking Shop with John Overall

For more than two years, I’ve been in a weekly routine of co-hosting the WordPress Plugins A-Z podcast with John Overall. Every week we talk about the latest and greatest in plugins. Sorting out the junk from the gems. We’re like the Siskel & Ebert of plugins, giving our opinions on the newest plugins being released in the repository. Once …

Industry Night #5 – David Cramer, My Shortcodes and Caldera Engine

Tonight we are engaged in conversation with David Cramer, the creator of My Shortcodes and Caldera Engine. I identify David’s persona and engineering specialty as an “Engine Creator”. Behind every amazing race car win you ever saw, there was a team of engineers and grease monkeys behind the scenes that fine-tuned the engine of the car to amazing precision and …

Industry Night #4 – Pippin Williamson

On tonight’s show we’re engaged in conversation with Pippin Willamson, developer of many notable plugins including Easy Digital Downloads. Along with his co-host Brad Touesnard, Pippin produces one of my favorite WordPress Development podcasts, Apply Filters. In our conversation Pippin discusses the development process for creating new plugins, debugging plugin Query Monitor, LinkedIn usage, the podcast and general WordPress observations. …

Industry Night #3 – Tim Varner of Roost.me on WordPress Based Push Notifications

On tonight’s installment of Industry Night we are joined in conversation by Tim Varner of Roost. Roost is a web-based service that allows you to send push notifications to your content reader’s mobile device or push-enabled web browser each time you create a new post. Notifications are sent with true links pushing readers back to your site rather than to …

Industry Night #2 – Evan Herman

WordPress Plugin authors like Evan Herman are my favorite kind of developers. He loves the WordPress community to a degree that when he gives his contact information, he always includes his WordPress.org user name! I would classify Evan as a “lunch bucket” type of developer. The kind of guy that isn’t seeking notoriety or accolades and isn’t afraid to get …

Industry Night #1 – Doug Karr From CircuPress

I’m pleased to bring the first episode of our new weekly podcast called “Industry Night“. The show is an up-close interview with the creators and developers of the newest and most popular plugins that are used today. I wanted to create a show where the listener felt like they were literally in the tavern, sitting at the table with me …