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The Josh Hall Web Design Show
155 - Keeping the Passion for Your Business Alive with Chris Badgett of Lifter LMS

The Josh Hall Web Design Show

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 6, 2021 91:59


CEO and Founder of Lifter LMS Chris Badgett shares his not-so-secret tips for keeping passion alive when running a business for over a decade.In This Episode00:00 - Introduction03:45 - Greeting to Chris09:10 - Starting with self-discovery15:01 - Tips to protecting the passion21:13 - How to prevent burnout27:09 - Find community31:37 - Pressure pot to full reset44:43 - Anticipating exhaustion47:11 - Use this tactical business plan53:43 - Put your “rocks” in a jar correctly58:28 - Work through habits1:03:19 - Theme your days for you1:05:03 - Be a mind mapper1:08:21 - Capture the creative moments1:13:45 - How to revisit the passion1:19:28 - Collecting testimonialsGet all links, resources and show notes at:https://joshhall.co/155

Chasing Immortality
Diane de Poitiers: Liquid Gold

Chasing Immortality

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 3, 2021 64:01


Adhamy, Amir. “What Did a Lady-in-Waiting Actually Do?” HistoryExtra, 26 Nov. 2020, www.historyextra.com/period/what-did-lady-ladies-in-waiting-do-role.Akingswhore. “Akingswhore.” A King's Whore, 1 Feb. 2018, akingswhore.tumblr.com/post/170353396161/diane-de-poitiers-3-sep-1499-25-apr.Andy. “Everything You Need to Know About Edible Gold Leaf.” Cooked Best, 15 Feb. 2021, cookedbest.com/everything-you-need-to-know-about-edible-gold-leaf/#:%7E:text=Uses%20of%20Edible%20Gold%20leaf%3A,-Edible%20gold%20leaf&text=The%20gold%20leaf%20flakes%20add,or%20in%20pre%2Dfab%20flakes.Author, Guest. “Beauty Secrets of a Royal Mistress.” DC on Heels, 17 Feb. 2015, dconheels.com/2015/01/30/beauty-queen.Bates, Claire. “Dying to Look Good: French King's Mistress Killed by Gold Elixir of Youth.” Mail Online, 22 Dec. 2009, www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-1236916/Dying-look-good-French-kings-mistress-killed-gold-elixir-youth.html.Beck, Shari. Portrait in Black and White: Diane De Poitiers in Her Own Words. Bloomington, IN, iUniverse Booksellers, 2011.Biller, Lauren Davis And Diana. “7 Ways That People Died Trying To Become Immortal.” Io9, 16 Dec. 2015, io9.gizmodo.com/7-ways-that-people-died-trying-to-become-immortal-1691947345.Burkovski, Amanda. “Henry and Diane: A Love/Sad/Fantastic Story Illustrated With the Character's Real Portraits.” Medium, 15 Nov. 2019, medium.com/@AmandaBurkovski/henry-and-diane-a-love-sad-fantastic-story-27d255735225.Carley, Claudia Suzan. “Diane de Poitiers vs. Catherine de Medici.” WordPress.Com, 14 Oct. 2015, castlesandcoffeehouses.com/2015/06/15/diane-de-poitiers-vs-catherine-de-medici.CeeGunn. “Jousting Rules in Medieval and Modern Times.” HowTheyPlay, 19 Mar. 2021, howtheyplay.com/misc/Medieval-Jousting-Rules.Charlier, Philippe. “A Gold Elixir of Youth in the 16th Century French Court.” The BMJ, 16 Dec. 2009, www.bmj.com/content/339/bmj.b5311.full.---. “Fatal Alchemy: Did Gold Kill 16th Century French Courtesan And Favorite Of Henri II.” British Medical Journal, Dec. 2009, www.bmj.com/bmj/section-pdf/186428?path=/bmj/339/7735/Diagnosis.full.pdf.Climans, Kyle. “Extravagant Facts About Diane de Poitiers, Royal Mistress.” Factinate, 29 Jan. 2021, www.factinate.com/people/facts-diane-de-poitiers.Cloud, Amanda. “Gender Roles of Women in the Renaissance.” Cedarcrest.Edu, Cedarcrest.edu, www2.cedarcrest.edu/academic/eng/lfletcher/shrew/acloud.htm. Accessed 13 Apr. 2021.Consort, Newberry. “Queen of the Arts: Catherine de' Medici.” The Newberry Consort, 25 Feb. 2019, www.newberryconsort.org/queen-of-the-arts-catherine-de-medici/#:%7E:text=When%20Catherine%20moved%20to%20France,sons%2C%20be%20trained%20in%20dance.Context Travel Contributors. “Royal Rivalry: Diane De Poitiers and Catherine De Medicis.” Context Travel, 2 Mar. 2020, www.contexttravel.com/blog/articles/royal-rivalry-diane-de-poitiers-and-catherine-de-medicis.DA SOLLER, CLAUDIO. “THE BEAUTIFUL WOMAN IN MEDIEVAL IBERIA: RHETORIC, COSMETICS, AND EVOLUTION.” Faculty of the Graduate School University of Missouri-Columbia, 2005, pp. 1–201, mospace.umsystem.edu/xmlui/bitstream/handle/10355/4175/research.pdf.Delors, Catherine. “Diane De Poitiers Returns to Her Grave… « Versailles and More.” Versailles and More, 2010, blog.catherinedelors.com/diane-de-poitiers-returns-to-her-grave.Dhwty. “A Mistress with the Midas Touch: Her Hunger for Gold Would Be the Death of Her.” Ancient Origins, 13 Feb. 2018, www.ancient-origins.net/history-famous-people/mistress-midas-touch-her-hunger-gold-would-be-death-her-009589.“Diane De Poitiers...Three Cold Baths a Day and a Perfectly Disciplined Body...the Beauty Secrets That Made the Ladies of the Court Enragees.” Vogue | The Complete Archive, 1 Oct. 1969, archive.vogue.com/article/1969/10/01/diane-de-poitiersthree-cold-baths-a-day-and-a-perfectly-disciplined-bodythe-beauty-secrets-that-made.Dovey, Dana. “No Fairy Tale: Tiny Bacteria Spin Gold From Toxic Heavy Metals.” Newsweek, 7 Feb. 2018, www.newsweek.com/gold-bacteria-heavy-metal-toxic-798615.Encyclopedia.com Contributors. “Diane de Poitiers (1499–1566) | Encyclopedia.Com.” Encyclopedia, 2020, www.encyclopedia.com/women/encyclopedias-almanacs-transcripts-and-maps/diane-de-poitiers-1499-1566.Enviromental Protection Agency. “Artisanal and Small-Scale Gold Mining Without Mercury.” US EPA, 16 Nov. 2020, www.epa.gov/international-cooperation/artisanal-and-small-scale-gold-mining-without-mercury#:%7E:text=In%20many%20countries%2C%20elemental%20mercury,mercury%20to%20obtain%20the%20gold.Food and Drug Administration. “Edible Gold Leaf FDA Certificates. Host Your next Event, Style Your Menu and Make a Memorable Experience for Your Guests.” Ediblegold.Com, 2019, ediblegold.com/fda.html.GardensOnline Pty. Ltd. “Chateau de Chenonceau.” GardensOnline, Gardens Online, 2021, www.gardensonline.com.au/inspiration/gardensoftheworld/show_92.aspx.Greenberg, Jake. “Drinking Gold Did Not Help the 16th-Century French Elite Fight Aging.” InsideHook, 21 Sept. 2018, www.insidehook.com/daily_brief/news-opinion/drinking-gold-16th-century-french-aging.“Heavy Metal Poisoning: What You Should Know.” WebMD, 22 Jan. 2018, www.webmd.com/a-to-z-guides/what-is-heavy-metal-poisoning.Johnson, Jon. “Mercury Poisoning: Symptoms and Treatment.” Medical News Today, 9 Jan. 2018, www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/320563#causes.Kate. “Drinking Gold for Youth: Beauty Treatment Kills Woman.” The Belgravia Centre, 27 Oct. 2010, www.belgraviacentre.com/blog/drinking-gold-for-youth-beauty-treatment-kills-woman-473.Katy, and Nathan. “Queens Podcast - Side Hustle: Diane De Poitiers, Episode 18 on Stitcher.” Stitcher, uploaded by Queens Podcast, 5 Feb. 2018, www.stitcher.com/show/queens-podcst/episode/side-hustle-diane-de-poitiers-episode-18-53157060.Kynaston Bowden, Caroline Mary. “FEMALE EDUCATION IN THE LATE SIXTEENTH AND EARLY SEVENTEENTH CENTURIES IN ENGLAND AND WALES: A STUDY OF ATTITUDES AND PRACTI CE.” Institute of Education University of London, 1996, pp. 46–60, discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/10019233/1/389405.pdf.Lindsay Holiday. “Queen Catherine de' Medici.” YouTube, uploaded by Lindsay Holiday, 4 Aug. 2020, www.youtube.com/watch?v=pGHfRrzRMOM.Malone, Noreen. “Waity Katie's Ladies.” Slate Magazine, 15 Apr. 2011, slate.com/human-interest/2011/04/kate-middleton-s-ladies-in-waiting-what-will-they-do.html.Marquez. “A Brief History of The Medici Family.” YouTube, uploaded by Marquez, 26 Mar. 2020, www.youtube.com/watch?v=IGEyzt47VYU.McDowall, Carolyn, and Carolyn McDowall. “Diane de Poitiers – Moon Mistress and Woman of Influence.” The Culture Concept Circle, 9 June 2014, www.thecultureconcept.com/diane-de-poitiers-moon-mistress-and-woman-of-influence.Mejia, Paula. “Drinking Gold Was a Grisly Anti-Aging Trend of 16th-Century France.” Atlas Obscura, 7 Jan. 2019, www.atlasobscura.com/articles/how-did-people-prevent-aging.Michael Jiroch. “A Walk Around Château de Chenonceau, Loire Valley, France.” YouTube, uploaded by Michael Jiroch, 30 Jan. 2020, www.youtube.com/watch?v=5KujZuJ8syQ.Milne, Andrew. “24 Hours at Château de Chenonceau with Diane de Poitiers.” Explore France, 29 Oct. 2019, us.france.fr/en/loire-valley/list/diane-de-poitiers-chateau-chenonceau.Montagne, Renee. “NPR Cookie Consent and Choices.” NPR Morning Edition, National Public Radio, 18 Dec. 2009, choice.npr.org/index.html?origin=https://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=121600083.National Center for Enviromental Health. “Hypothermia|Winter Weather.” Center for Disease Control, 26 Feb. 2018, www.cdc.gov/disasters/winter/staysafe/hypothermia.html.Nicholson, Joseph. “How Is Mercury Used to Purify Gold?” Sciencing, 2 Mar. 2019, sciencing.com/how-mercury-used-purify-gold-4914156.html.Osterloff, Emily. “What Is Ambergris?” Natural History Museum, www.nhm.ac.uk/discover/what-is-ambergris.html. Accessed 13 Apr. 2021.Paris, By Henry Samuel In. “French King's Mistress Poisoned by Gold Elixir.” The Telegraph, 22 Dec. 2009, www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/europe/france/6865939/French-kings-mistress-poisoned-by-gold-elixir.html.Quora Contributors. “What Happens When You Eat Gold.” Quora, 4 Feb. 2020, www.quora.com/What-happens-when-you-eat-gold.Sidney, Deana. “Beauty, Brains and Style –– Diane de Poitiers and Renaissance Potage-Green Sauce.” Lost Past Remembered Blog, 15 Mar. 2015, lostpastremembered.blogspot.com/2015/03/beauty-brains-and-style-diane-de.html.The BMJ. “Fatal Alchemy.” YouTube, 4 Jan. 2010, www.youtube.com/watch?v=mSvaf-4Cbj4.“The Garden of Catherine De Medicis.” Chenonceau, 29 May 2017, www.chenonceau.com/en/gardens/the-garden-of-catherine-de-medicis.The Italian Tribune. “How Did the ‘Mona Lisa' End up in France?” Mona Lisa's Florence, 30 Mar. 2019, becomingitalianwordbyword.typepad.com/monalisabook/2016/03/how-did-the-mona-lisa-end-up-in-france.html.Tran, Christine. “Raunchy Facts About King Francis I, Father Of The French Renaissance.” Factinate, 26 Feb. 2021, www.factinate.com/people/41-raunchy-facts-about-king-francis-i-father-of-the-french-renaissance/#:%7E:text=Francis%20I%20of%20France%20passed,of%20his%20lungs%20in%20shreds.%E2%80%9D.U of M Medicine. “Hypothermia and Cold Temperature Exposure | Michigan Medicine.” University of Michigan Medicine, University of Michigan, 26 Feb. 2020, www.uofmhealth.org/health-library/aa53968spec#:%7E:text=Hypothermia%20can%20occur%20when%20you,(21%C2%B0C)%20water.User, Super. “Gold Chloride.” Espi Metals, espimetals.com/index.php/msds/137-Gold%20Chloride. Accessed 13 Apr. 2021.Weather and Climate Contributors. “Average Monthly Water Temperature in Nice (Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur), France - (Celsius).” World Weather & Climate Information, weather-and-climate.com/average-monthly-water-Temperature,nice,France. Accessed 13 Apr. 2021.White, Karen. “What's the Right Temperature for Your Pool?” American Pool, 1 June 2015, americanpool.com/2015/06/01/whats-right-temperature-pool/#:%7E:text=While%20pools%20should%20be%20never,toddlers%20learning%20how%20to%20swim.Wikipedia contributors. “Anne of France.” Wikipedia, 13 Apr. 2021, en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anne_of_France.---. “Catherine de' Medici.” Wikipedia, 20 Mar. 2021, en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Catherine_de%27_Medici.---. “Diane de Poitiers.” Wikipedia, 29 Mar. 2021, en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Diane_de_Poitiers.---. “Ether Addiction.” Wikipedia, 13 Jan. 2021, en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ether_addiction.---. “Henry II of France.” Wikipedia, 20 Mar. 2021, en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Henry_II_of_France#Early_years.---. “Italian War of 1536–1538.” Wikipedia, 19 Dec. 2020, en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Italian_War_of_1536%E2%80%931538#:%7E:text=The%20Italian%20war%20of%201536,particular%20the%20Duchy%20of%20Milan.---. “Lady-in-Waiting.” Wikipedia, 6 Apr. 2021, en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lady-in-waiting#:%7E:text=The%20duties%20of%20ladies%2Din,at%20court%3B%20care%20of%20the.

WP Builds
257 – WordPress Business Bootcamp – Series 1 / Episode 1

WP Builds

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 2, 2021 60:29


In this brand new, and huge series of podcast episodes we try to re-learn everything that we know about running a WordPress website business. We start from the idea that we've got our first potential client, but we have no prior experience. So where do we start? What do we do? Where do we go to find inspiration? What methodologies could assist us towards becoming profitable? Join us on this journey as we start the "WordPress Business Bootcamp"! Check out the podcast...

The Josh Hall Web Design Show
154 - ​​10 Tips for Hiring Subcontractors for Your Web Design Biz

The Josh Hall Web Design Show

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 2, 2021 44:10


Josh shares his top 10 tips and most impactful advice for when you're ready to start hiring subcontractors for your web design business.In This Episode00:14 - Introduction02:20 - Foundational tips before hiring07:15 - Josh's subcontractors09:50 - 1) What are you suited for?10:53 - Do a task inventory11:58 - 2) Hire out lower-level tasks15:15 - 3) Create a job description17:53 - 4) Figure out the best pay option20:46 - 5) Team communication23:25 - 6) Test with a small project26:40 - 7) Start small31:45 - 8) Create an SOP video34:45 - 9) Keep them internal35:18 - 10) Give more responsibilities38:37 - Where to find subcontractors40:09 - Recap41:20 - Bonus tipGet all links, resources and show notes at:https://joshhall.co/154

Take It Personally
#39: Doing Less for More Success with Christine Tremoulet

Take It Personally

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 2, 2021 49:56


Today's podcast guest is someone I recently met at the Reset Conference, and we hit it off right away! Christine Tremoulet is the Chief Growth Officer of AfterShoot, which is a company that helps photographers create more and edit less. Prior to this, she has a long history of working in creative fields. She's had experience with web design, blogging, Wordpress (which she gave it's official name!), photography, working closely with brands and businesses, and more. Christine loved wedding photography but shifted to boudoir photography to enjoy a bit more time freedom. At that time, she also started doing some business coaching and mentoring. She had plans to head out on a 3 week road trip, which ended up being 4 months! But as she reflected on it, Christine was so thankful for the flexibility of her schedule and was reminded that her love for travel was the reason she first started making shifts in her business. There is a lot to be said about flexibility and freedom in running your own business - how to truly make your business work for you and your life, but also how to make the most of the time that you do spend on your business. There are things to put in place to help you be productive, and as you implement these strategies, you may find yourself doing less to be more successful. Christine has a lot of experience with this, which is why I am so excited for this interview with her. Here are some of the things we discussed in the episode: Transitioning and reevaluating your business How Christine would get “bored” with success and would want a new challenge Constant communication and living in this “on” culture Having healthy boundaries Feeling like we have to do it all and how not doing it all can actually help you uplevel your brand Implementing programs and softwares to make business easier or outsource tasks Details about AfterShoot and how it can specifically save photographers time Keeping things as a hobby for yourself VS. turning it into a business Christine shared about AfterShoot and how this software can help photographers save time. You can use the code MADDIE10 to get 10% off your first purchase with AfterShoot if you are interested in trying it out. You can find more information on social @aftershootco. Some of the best conversations happen after the show in my private Facebook group, Take It Personally Podcast. Click here to join in!

2X eCommerce Podcast
S06 EP53: Accurate eCommerce Analytics in a First Party Data Era w/ Edward Upton

2X eCommerce Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 2, 2021 41:27


On today's episode, Kunle is joined by Edward Upton, Founder of Little Data, a platform that helps eCommerce merchants automatically connect Google Analytics with platforms such as Shopify and apps like ReCharge and Facebook Ads.Making data-based decisions is a goal for many-a-business. But getting a unified picture of data from multiple platforms is a major challenge to say the least. Add to that the many privacy related changes in the industry, and you're looking at an almost impossible jigsaw puzzle. Data is getting more fragmented and harder to tie into creating a bigger picture. This is the problem that companies like Littledata are helping solve by providing a connector that enables companies to get better raw data which leads to better decisions.In this episode, Kunle and Edward talk about the importance of and challenges around eCommerce Analytics. You will get to hear about what types of events you should be tracking, the biggest hurdles to data tracking, impact of iOS 14 and much much more.  This is a great episode for business operators and marketers.-----------SPONSORS:This episode is brought to you by:Klaviyo This episode is brought to you by Klaviyo – a growth marketing platform that powers over 25,000 online businesses. Direct-to-Consumer brands like ColourPop, Huckberry, and Custom Ink rely on Klaviyo.Klaviyo helps you own customer experience and grow high-value customer relationships right from a shopper's first impression through to each subsequent purchase, Klaviyo understands every single customer interaction and empowers brands to create more personalized marketing moments.Find out more on klaviyo.com/2x.  RewindThis episode is brought to you by Rewind - the #1 Backup and Recovery App for Shopify and BigCommerce stores that powers over 80,000 online businesses.Direct-to-Consumer brands like Gymshark and MVMT Watches rely on Rewind.Cloud based ecommerce platforms like Shopify and BigCommerce do not have automatic backup features. Rewind protects your store against human error, misbehaving apps, or collaborators gone bad with Automatic backups!For a free 30-day trial, Go to Rewind Backups, reach out to the Rewind team via chat or email and mention '2x ecommerce'GorgiasThis episode is brought to you by Gorgias, the leading helpdesk for Shopify, Magento and BigCommerce merchants. Gorgias combines all your communication channels including email, SMS, social media, livechat, and phone, into one platform.This saves your team hours per day & makes managing customer orders a breeze. It also integrates seamlessly with your existing tech stack, so you can access customer information and even edit, return, refund or create an order, right from your helpdesk.Go to Gorgias.com and mention 2x ecommerce podcast for two months free.CloudwaysCloudways is the hosting platform of choice for thousands of ecommerce merchants, SMBs, and agencies all around the globe. They offer a high-performing custom stack, top-notch security, the choice between 5 cloud solution providers, ease of scalability, affordable pricing plans, and so much more.Cloudways also offers support for all PHP-based applications like Magento, WooCommerce, WordPress, Laravel, and others.Experience an unbeatable managed cloud hosting experience with Cloudways today. For a $20 Free Hosting Credit use the Coupon code: **BOOSTMAG**

Hex Positive
Ep. 024 - Warding A Witchy Home

Hex Positive

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 1, 2021 59:15


As we close out 2021, it seems like a good time to cover some basic home protection spells and warding techniques. In this episode, I cover the creation of wards and anchors, how to cast wards around your home, and what home protection magic can...and more importantly, CANNOT....keep away. I'll be taking a short break and posting some Patreon bonus episodes for January and February, so I'll see you all again next spring! Follow the show on Twitter @hex_podcast for the latest updates! You can also find me as @BreeNicGarran on Twitter, TikTok, Instagram, and Wordpress. For more information on how to support the show and get access to early releases and extra content, visit my Patreon. Visit the Willow Wings Witch Shop to purchase my books and homemade accoutrements for your craft! Proud member of the Nerd and Tie Podcast Network. Recommended Reading: By Rust of Nail and Prick of Thorn by Althaea Sebastiani Practical Protection Magic by Ellen Dugan The Ruins of Ambrai by Melanie Rawn The Black Jewels Series by Anne Bishop Althaea Sebastiani - Home MUSIC CREDITS “Spellbound” & “Miri's Magic Dance” Ads – “Feelin' Good,” and “Danse Macabre – Violin Hook” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

WordPress Resource: Your Website Engineer with Dustin Hartzler
514 – How to Secure Your Site After a Security Breech

WordPress Resource: Your Website Engineer with Dustin Hartzler

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 1, 2021 19:42


In today’s episode we talk about securing your site after a data breech at your hosting company.

WPMRR WordPress Podcast
E174 - Starting a Freelance Career (Sam Smith, gsamsmith.com)

WPMRR WordPress Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 30, 2021 36:34


In today's episode, we get to listen again to Joe and Sam's conversation about joining WordPress. They discuss Sam's stories during his firefighter days, how he stumbled upon WordPress and coding, and his approach on how he successfully managed his time to build his own business.   Sam Smith is a retired Firefighter/Paramedic, an Orlando WordCamp Organizer, and a Web Developer.  Episode Resources: Sam Smith is on Twitter, Instagram, and WordPress.org Leave an Apple podcast review or binge-watch past episodes Visit the WPMRR Community What to Listen For: 00:00 Intro 01:18 Welcome to the pod, Sam!   03:16 From a firefighter paramedic to a WordPress developer 05:50 Stories of injuries while at work 09:17 Taking little bits per day to successfully launch a business 17:24 Build on relationships and have real friends in the industry 24:59 What's it like to organize a WordCamp? 28:23 Getting a jump on blog impressions 30:19 The Martian 33:59 Find Sam online

WP Builds
This Week in WordPress #187

WP Builds

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 30, 2021 87:34


This week's WordPress news for the week commencing 22nd November 2021

The Godcast with Josh Fritz
Builders Summit: What Is The Purpose? BTWN Guy Tim Hurd- #111

The Godcast with Josh Fritz

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 29, 2021 37:30


The Godcast with Josh Fritz, Episode 111 In the second week of November, I attended BTWN's Third Annual Builders Summit. A summit, (conference) for men to build each other up and encourage one another. In The second interview I scheduled, Tim Hurd the BTWN Guy himself, founder of the Network, sat down with me and we held a conversation on the purpose and blessing of the Builder's Summit, Enjoy. If you have any questions, feedback, please email me at josh@thegodcastwithjoshfritz.com You can support the Godcast a few ways: (AFTER you have supported your local church!) https://www.paypal.me/godcastjoshfritz https://www.patreon.com/TheGodcast Visit The Godcast:  https://www.thegodcastwithjoshfritz.com SOCIAL MEDIA LINKS: FACEBOOK INSTAGRAM Twitter Build modern sites with Atomic Blocks layouts The Gutenberg editor uses blocks to create all types of content, replacing a half-dozen ways of customizing WordPress, bringing it in line with modern coding standards, and aligning with open web initiatives. When we refer to “blocks” we are talking anything that can be inserted into the editor to create content. Sites Built To Last The new editor comes with a handful of default blocks such as paragraph, image, gallery, and more, to help you create better standard posts and pages. From the Atomic Lab The new editor comes with a handful of default blocks such as paragraph, image, gallery, and more, to help you create better standard posts and pages. Beautiful Designs The new editor comes with a handful of default blocks such as paragraph, image, gallery, and more, to help you create better standard posts and pages. Rock Solid Standards The new editor comes with a handful of default blocks such as paragraph, image, gallery, and more, to help you create better standard posts and pages.

The BTWN Network
Builders Summit: What Is The Purpose? BTWN Guy Tim Hurd- #111

The BTWN Network

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 29, 2021 37:30


The Godcast with Josh Fritz, Episode 111 In the second week of November, I attended BTWN's Third Annual Builders Summit. A summit, (conference) for men to build each other up and encourage one another. In The second interview I scheduled, Tim Hurd the BTWN Guy himself, founder of the Network, sat down with me and we held a conversation on the purpose and blessing of the Builder's Summit, Enjoy. If you have any questions, feedback, please email me at josh@thegodcastwithjoshfritz.com You can support the Godcast a few ways: (AFTER you have supported your local church!) https://www.paypal.me/godcastjoshfritz https://www.patreon.com/TheGodcast Visit The Godcast:  https://www.thegodcastwithjoshfritz.com SOCIAL MEDIA LINKS: FACEBOOK INSTAGRAM Twitter Build modern sites with Atomic Blocks layouts The Gutenberg editor uses blocks to create all types of content, replacing a half-dozen ways of customizing WordPress, bringing it in line with modern coding standards, and aligning with open web initiatives. When we refer to “blocks” we are talking anything that can be inserted into the editor to create content. Sites Built To Last The new editor comes with a handful of default blocks such as paragraph, image, gallery, and more, to help you create better standard posts and pages. From the Atomic Lab The new editor comes with a handful of default blocks such as paragraph, image, gallery, and more, to help you create better standard posts and pages. Beautiful Designs The new editor comes with a handful of default blocks such as paragraph, image, gallery, and more, to help you create better standard posts and pages. Rock Solid Standards The new editor comes with a handful of default blocks such as paragraph, image, gallery, and more, to help you create better standard posts and pages.

Crushing Iron Triathlon Podcast
#534 – 2022 – The Year Of You

Crushing Iron Triathlon Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 29, 2021 50:52


December is the time to set up the next year. The Year of You. What kind of micro decisions can we make to stay on the right track? How do we handle days off, eating too much, and the guilt that comes with it all. Is this a time for maintenance or getting faster? We look at creating boundaries in life and training, along with feeling empowered to be yourself during a holiday season filled with temptation. We also get into triathlete's relationship with food . . . what's healthy, what's not?  Topics: How did you handle the flex week of Thanksgiving? Weight loss and tying it to training Depression and being overweight Bad relationships with ourselves  Injuries and not fueling for the level of activity “Feeling” Healthy  Overdoing it one way or the other Food guilt Maintenance periods Trying to be perfect year round  A positive relationship with yourself Micro decisions Eating slow Over-training and the consequences When we get too close to the fire Slow down and learn your body mechanics Creating boundaries with life and training Feeling empowered to take a day off *** CHECK OUT THE C26 CLUB PROGRAM FOR 2022!  --------------- Coach Mike is accepting full-time athletes. Please check out the benefits of Customized Weekly Coaching here or contact Mike directly at: CrushingIron@gmail.com  Registration is still open for the C26 Club Training Program. Take the worry and stress out of your next year of planning, recovering, taper, etc. The Club membership is good for 12 months from sign up. For more information, please visit www.C26Triathlon.com/the-c26-club Looking for a swim analysis, personalized zones for training, and an awesome experience? Check out our New C26 Hub Training Center in Chattanooga.  C26 Gear is now available (for a limited time) at www.c26triathlon.com/c26-store  A great way to support the podcast!  Looking for an awesome coach? Check out our team of awesome coaches on our Coaching Page on C26Triathlon.com  Big Shout out to podcast listener and Wordpress designer Bobby Hughes for helping get the new c26triathlon.com off the ground. If you like what you see and may need a website, check out Bobby's work at https://hughesdesign.co/ You can also slide by www.crushingiron.com which is now the official blog page for the podcast. Community and coaching information are at www.c26triathlon.com  Our 2020 C26 Camps are sold out (other than swim camp) Find out more on our Camps Page. If you'd like to support the Crushing Iron Podcast, hit up our Pledge Page and help us keep this podcast on the rails. Thanks in advance! Are you thinking about raising your game or getting started in triathlon with a coach? Check out our Crushing Iron Coaching Philosophy Video Please subscribe and rate Crushing Iron on YouTube and iTunes. For information on the C26 Coach's Eye custom swim analysis, coaching, or training camps email: C26Coach@gmail.com Facebook: CrushingIron YouTube: Crushing Iron Twitter: CrushingIron Instagram: C26_Triathlon www.c26triathlon.com Mike Tarrolly - crushingiron@gmail.com Robbie Bruce - c26coach@gmail.com  

The ROI Online Podcast
CEO Kate Bradley on Using AI to Write Better Content: The ROI Online Podcast Ep.138

The ROI Online Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 29, 2021 49:13


Want to publish content on a regular basis without adding more work to your plate or more employees to your team? In today's world, content is a necessity, but creating it regularly can be a headache. Luckily, it's actually not that hard to create content people will love. In this episode of the ROI Online Podcast, CEO Kate Bradley Chernis explains how you can use artificial intelligence in your marketing, tips for creating a better social media presence, and a social media content tool that makes posts easy.Kate went from being a DJ, to owning a marketing agency that worked with large organizations, to finally creating a software (Lately) that uses AI to grow your business, along with an amazing team. Lately helps you write better marketing content with help from artificial intelligence and software automation.The world evolves everyday, and so does the technology you need to adapt. Making sure your marketing strategy is always evolving as well and including elements like AI can ensure your business keeps progressing and meeting your customers' needs.Among other things, Kate and Steve discussed:Kate's backstory and experiences The challenges she faced starting her businessThe importance of having AI in your marketing Elements that should be included in a robust social media strategyWhy social media is a must for an inbound marketing strategyHow to create a social media strategy without losing sleepYou can learn more about Kate here:Follow Kate on LinkedInFollow Kate on Twitter You can learn more about Lately.ai here:https://www.lately.ai/Read the books mentioned in this podcast:The Golden Toilet by Steve BrownThinking of starting your own podcast? Buzzsprout's secure and reliable posting allows you to publish podcasts online. Buzzsprout also includes full iTunes support, HTML5 players, show statistics, and WordPress plugins. Get started using this link to receive a $20 Amazon gift card and to help support our show!Support the show (https://cash.app/$stevemfbrown)

The Word Account Daily Devotional
11-29-2021. Titus 1:5-9

The Word Account Daily Devotional

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 29, 2021 2:46


To read today's journal entry or past journal entries please visit: wordaccountcom.Wordpress.com

The Josh Hall Web Design Show
153 - How Authentic Branding and Being Real Helps Grow Your Business with Lisa Breedt

The Josh Hall Web Design Show

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 29, 2021 91:44


Brand strategist and world-class designer, Lisa Breedt, shares how Brand Authenticity and “Being Real” in your website, copy, designs, marketing and socials can help grow your business and separate you from your competitors.In This Episode00:00 - Introduction04:20 - Greeting to Lisa06:00 - Advantages of technology11:46 - Adapting to different personalities16:09 - Show up authentically18:09 - Use your team to fight fear21:33 - Repetition creates comfort27:52 - How to personalize your brand38:46 - Social media stories41:46 - Keep boundaries 43:56 - Share within a social strategy51:38 - Authenticity is easier57:45 - Attracting relationships1:08:05 - How video helps personalize1:17:00 - When to be protective of your brand1:23:46 - Brand style guideGet all links, resources and show notes at:https://joshhall.co/153

Podcast – Kitchen Sink WordPress
Podcast E405– WordPress Ecommerce Alternative: Gumroad

Podcast – Kitchen Sink WordPress

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 29, 2021 10:21


This week I review another e-commerce alternative: Gumroad [powerpress]

To Be Blunt: The Podcast for Cannabis Marketers
077 Cannabis Social Media Censorship and What We Can Do About It with Ariana Newton of The WeedTube

To Be Blunt: The Podcast for Cannabis Marketers

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 29, 2021 64:56


“That's [social media] where you grow your communities. And that's where you showcase your brand and kind of give people behind the scenes of what your products are and who you are so that they can have a better trusting relationship with you.” -  Ariana NewtonWelcome back to the To Be Blunt podcast! In this episode, Shayda Torabi welcomes WeedTube Executive Ariana Newton to dive into social media censorship, creatively targeting the barriers to entry, and the strategies to use to beat the system despite the uneven playing ground. [00:01 – 09:06] Targeting Barriers to Entry through Social Media Profiling[09:07– 14:56] The Shift to the Online Arena for Trusting Relationships[14:57 – 17:58] The Origin, Mysteries, and Rules of Social Media Censorship[17:59 – 20:20] Creative Strategies to Outsmart the System[20:21 – 32:04] Censorship Issues Resulting to Flagging and Banning[32:05 – 40:41] Affiliate Marketing in the Realm of Cannabis Brand Awareness[40:42 – 01:02:07] Scaling in the Content Creation Journey on an Uneven Playing Ground[01:02:08 – 01:04:56] Food for Thought: How do you keep up the fight to educate? WeedTube Executive Ariana Newton is a marketing expert in the cannabis censorship space; as a medical cannabis patient in Montana, Ariana is passionate about the plant and its healing effects, but knows firsthand that sites like Instagram and YouTube don't see it that way. As the Business Relations Officer for WeedTube, Ariana has seen firsthand how big social sites minimize the efforts of cannabis creators, like WeedTube's #Canna4Climate environmental effort, and she wants to educate the cannabis community on the censorship taking place.Connect with ArianaVisit https://theweedtube.com/ and follow her on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and LinkedIn @theweedtube Shayda Torabi has been called one of the most influential Women in WordPress and now she's one of the women leading the cannabis reformation conversation building one of Texas' premier CBD brands. She's currently the CEO and Co-Founder of RESTART CBD, a female-run education first CBD wellness brand. And has formerly held marketing positions at WP Engine and WebDevStudios. Shayda is the host of a podcast for cannabis marketers called To Be Blunt, where she interviews top cannabis brands on their most successful marketing initiatives. When Shayda's not building her cannabiz in Texas, you can find her on the road exploring the best hikes and spots for vegan ice cream. Follow Shayda at @theshaydatorabiKey Quote:“As we continue to be censored, you're only going to see more people be creative.” - Shayda TorabiSPONSORSHIP is brought to you by Restart CBD. Check them out for your CBD needsLEAVE A REVIEW + help someone who wants to join me for episodes featuring some serious cannabis industry by sharing this episode or click here to listen to past episodes

WPwatercooler - Weekly WordPress Talk Show
EP407 – A Second Helping of Governance: The PHP Foundation

WPwatercooler - Weekly WordPress Talk Show

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 28, 2021 34:21


This week on WPwaterOn this episode Morten Rand-Hendriksen will be joining us to discuss governance with the PHP Foundation and the various parts of WordPress. The New Life of PHP – The PHP Foundation PHP Foundation – Open Collective Panel Jason Tucker – jasontucker.blog Sé Reed – sereedmedia.com Jason Cosper – jasoncosper.com Morten Rand-Hendriksen – mor10.com Show Sponsors Check out InMotion hosting for 24/7 support and affordable prices, learn how you can launch your website in minutes at inmotionhosting.com Are You Looking For Brand Awareness? You could be a show sponsor. Let people know you're still in business and supporting your products. Supporting podcasts is a great way to repurpose your in-person conference budget. We have been sponsored by big brands such as Kinsta and Cloudways. Why not get your audience in front of the thousands of people who download this show every month? Yes, WPwatercooler has thousands of downloads every month. We're not just a YouTube Show. https://wpwatercooler.com/sponsor

The Word Account Daily Devotional
11-28-2021. Psalm 109:1-5

The Word Account Daily Devotional

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 28, 2021 2:32


To read today's journal entry or past journal entries please visit: wordaccountcom.Wordpress.com

Unreasonable Doubt - A WVU Basketball Podcast

We needed season and career high scoring nights from Malik and Taz to hold on vs EKU. Six games in, let's play a game called “Am I worried?”. How do you say Bellarmine? Thank you to Draft Kings Sportsbook for sponsoring this episode. Link: http://tinyurl.com/DKNOVEMBER and use promo code “TBPN”. Check out the Unreasonable Doubt Website at https://unreasonabledoubtwv.Wordpress.com --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/unreasonabledoubt/message

The Word Account Daily Devotional
11-27-2021. Ezekiel 37:7-10

The Word Account Daily Devotional

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 27, 2021 2:45


To read today's journal entry or past journal entries please visit: wordaccountcom.Wordpress.com

Nurture Small Business
Can Google Find Your Website?

Nurture Small Business

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 26, 2021 26:22


Do you have broken links on your website? Is your website mobile-friendly? How is your user experience? Issues like these areas need to be addressed before you can make any headway with search engines.  From Jewelry Designer to SEO and SEM expert, Eric Seropyan, founder of ThisIsMySouthBay.com, joins us this episode to break down what steps you can take to optimize your website and get better search results.  He discusses how to fill in keywords in WordPress and what it takes so that Google will rank your page.  Eric's expertise is unique in that he specializes in both international and hyperlocal SEO. He helps small business owners make sense of searchability and marketing on the web. Visit his website for a free SEO and ranking report as well as book a free 15-minute consultation. 

The Word Account Daily Devotional
11-26-2021. Romans 1:28-32

The Word Account Daily Devotional

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 26, 2021 2:59


To read today's journal entry or past journal entries please visit: wordaccountcom.Wordpress.com

Epic Film Guys Podcast
BRAIN STEW - TOP 5 Christmas Horror Movie Kills

Epic Film Guys Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 26, 2021 76:45


HO, HO, MOTHER-FUCKIN HO CREEPS! We hope you're ready for some blood and gore with your eggnog, cause we're ready to slice open some wounds and give it to ya. This week we are once again joined by Brady of the Vintage Horror Podcast to count down our Top 5 Christmas Horror Movie Kills!    EPISODE MUSIC Brain Strew Intro Music created by Sam Haynes song: Kill Joy from the album "The Gift of Christmas Fear" (Royalty Free)   Where to Find Us Apple Podcasts: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/epic-film-guys-podcast/id1027239734 Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/7HLugZWXbUgT6DlkuVz93R Google Podcasts: https://www.google.com/podcasts?feed=aHR0cDovL2VwaWNmaWxtZ3V5cy5wb2RiZWFuLmNvbS9mZWVkLw Podchaser: https://www.podchaser.com/podcasts/epic-film-guys-podcast-1724 The Hobster's Dumpster: https://www.facebook.com/groups/epicfilmguys Feed URL: https://epicfilmguys.podbean.com/feed/ Wordpress: http://epicfilmguys.wordpress.com YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/epicfilmguysny/live You can also catch us on most every podcatcher under the sun! Search for us on BluBrry, Stitcher, Spreaker, Google Podcasts, Overcast, and many others. Search and you will find us! There has never been a better time to join up with the elites at https://www.patreon.com/epicfilmguys! You can get access to pre-roll and outtakes from the show, exclusive episodes, free swag, and so much more. Tiers start as low as $1/month! Please consider supporting the show, and thank you for being one of the EFG faithful! Executive Producers: Jarrod Taylor, Johnny Nigh Producers: Alan Gallauresi, Andrew Folloder, Brandon Frederick, Chris Yeany, Christopher J. Maltezos, The Countdown, Julio Olivera Mendoza, Justin Winters, Kate Maxwell, Matt Bartman, The Movie Journey, Nerdrovert, Patrick Sherwood, Reel Feels Podcast, Scott LaVare, Tony Dobish, TwistedPhilly, Two Peas on a Podcast, Tyler Dane Sutton, Cody Mastel.    Meet the BRAIN STEW crew Justin lives in a suburb of Washington D.C. after moving from the Binghamton, NY area with his wife and daughter. He is our resident "encyclopedia of film" and chances are, if you've heard some film news, Justin already heard it before you. A massive fan of the '80s and horror flicks of all shapes and sizes! Catch him on Facebook or our Instagram account, or on our Twitter @EpicFilmGuys.   Jeremy lives in Woodbridge VA. He is a diehard Horror expert, memorabilia collector, and overly enthusiastic movie fan. He has traveled the world far and wide, meeting celebrities, collecting rare movie artifacts and meeting hundreds of members of the horror community. If you don't know who he is now, you soon will. Catch him on Facebook or on his Instagram at @jt_pumpkin_gutz    Brady lives just outside of Boston, MA. He graduated from Arizona State University with a degree in Political Science, and is currently pursuing his Master's of English Studies at ASU (Forks Up). After falling in love with horror and devouring any 80s/90s horror he could get his hands on, he started writing for Epic Film Guys in early 2021. Currently, he spends his time reading up on new authors in the horror genre, visiting any New England landmark referenced in boom or film, and listening to Creed. Catch him on Twitter @BradyCloven and on Instagram @bacloven   Learn the full history of the Epic Film Guys by visiting http://epicfilmguys.wordpress.com/about-us/.

Gutenberg Changelog
Gutenberg Changelog #56 – Gutenberg 12.0, WordPress 5.9 Release Schedule, Navigation Block and Site Editor

Gutenberg Changelog

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 26, 2021


Co-hosts, Birgit Pauli-Haack and Grzegorz Ziolkowski discuss with Ryan Welcher the Gutenberg 12.0 release, the updated WordPress 5.9 Release Schedule and a lot more. Music: Homer Gaines Editor: Sandy Reed Logo: Mark Uraine Production: Pauli Systems Show Notes / Transcript Subscribe to the Gutenberg Changelog podcast via your favorite podcast apps!

WordPress Plugins from A to Z
Thankful for Great Plugins for WordPress

WordPress Plugins from A to Z

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 25, 2021 50:22


It's Episode 538 and we have plugins for: Country Addons, Applying for Jobs, XMas says Hello!, Dokan Vendoring, Seed Tracing, QRing... and ClassicPress Options. It's all coming up on WordPress Plugins A-Z! For more articles visit WordPress Specialist with a focus on... - WordPress Training, Classes and Emergency Support... for more articles like Thankful for Great Plugins for WordPress.

Technado from ITProTV (Audio)
Technado, Ep. 231: Reflectiz's Idan Cohen

Technado from ITProTV (Audio)

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 25, 2021 51:50


Idan Cohen, Co-founder and CEO of Reflectiz, joined the crew to share how they detect website vulnerabilities and threats. He also discussed the risks of third and fourth-party code. In the news, the guys covered the Windows 10 21H2 release, Apple's move to let you fix your own devices, and Twitter stopping AMP support. Then two groups were pwned last week, with GoDaddy exposing WordPress data and Firefox users sharing login cookies on GitHub. Oops.

Technado from ITProTV
Technado, Ep. 231: Reflectiz's Idan Cohen

Technado from ITProTV

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 25, 2021 51:54


Idan Cohen, Co-founder and CEO of Reflectiz, joined the crew to share how they detect website vulnerabilities and threats. He also discussed the risks of third and fourth-party code. In the news, the guys covered the Windows 10 21H2 release, Apple's move to let you fix your own devices, and Twitter stopping AMP support. Then two groups were pwned last week, with GoDaddy exposing WordPress data and Firefox users sharing login cookies on GitHub. Oops.

#CreateYourEarthLife
#102- Faith Based Entrepreneurship/Tips on Launching a Product

#CreateYourEarthLife

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 25, 2021 23:53


Hey all! Thanks so much for listening to the #CreateYourEarthLife podcast!! Here is a little bonus 2 part episode! The first part of this episode I will be discussing an eBook I will be launching FRIDAY (tomorrow)!!! The second half of this episode is sharing tips on how to launch a product (what I have learned and been doing!)! I pray this helps you!This episode includes:First half of the podcast:What the Faith Based Entrepreneurship eBook is all aboutWhy you should start a BlogDaily Tasks before Starting WorkAll about Niche's and how to choose oneHow to create a Blog (Including information on web hosts, Wordpress theme, plugins, SEO)E-Mail Lists... Why is it important to have an e-mail list?Social media tips!5 different ways to make a profit on the online spaceSecond half of the podcast:Tips on launching a productShare Behind the ScenesCreate Post sharing about your ProductHave affiliates!!!Do a giveawayThe End:What God has put on my heart about making a profit from this eBook (Genesis 28:20-22)Link to eBook: https://createyourearthlife.ck.page/products/faith-based-entrepreneurship-helping?promo=EBOOK20Blog: http://www.createyourearthlife.comIG: http://www.instagram.com/createyourearthlife

WP Builds
256 – Kickstart your website copy with Copyflight

WP Builds

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 25, 2021 44:54


One the more challenging things to do when creating a website is to write effective copy. In the era of Page Builders, getting the site to look good and work well is easier than ever... but getting effective and compelling copy on your site is as hard as it's ever been. In fact, with the competition out there, all trying to get the same SEO juice as you are, it might be harder than it's ever been. Unless you're a pro at this you might struggle, and your clients might be even worse. Step up Todd E. Jones and his Website Copy Framework. We talked on the podcast about why Todd built the product and what it contains. It's essentially a collection of templates for all the different components you need to put on your website. It makes it easier for you to understand how to get started and what effective copywriting is. So if you need help with your copywriting, check out the podcast and see if the Website Copy Framework might get you writing better copy.

The Word Account Daily Devotional
11-25-2021. Job 12:7-10

The Word Account Daily Devotional

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 25, 2021 2:33


To read today's journal entry or past journal entries please visit: wordaccountcom.Wordpress.com

WP-Tonic Show A WordPress Podcast
#649 This Week In WordPress & SaaS: With Special Guest Morten Rand Hendriksen Senior Staff Instructor LinkedIn Learning

WP-Tonic Show A WordPress Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 25, 2021 45:19


#649 This Week In WordPress & SaaS: With Special Guest Morten Rand Hendriksen Senior Staff Instructor LinkedIn Learning With Special Guest Morten Rand Hendriksen Senior Staff Instructor LinkedIn Learning "The Future of Online eLearning For Entrepreneurs & Educators" Since joining forces with lynda.com (now LinkedIn Learning) in 2010, Morten has published 60+ courses on WordPress, front-end web design and development, and web standards, reaching hundreds of thousands of viewers from all over the world. I also contribute to the web community as a public speaker, author, educator, web developer, and design philosopher. We going to be discussing the future of online education with Morten Rand Hendriksen senior staff instructor LinkedIn Learning, who is also a well-known public speaker and technologist. After COVID - 19 pandemic, the training and education landscape has been dramatically changed what are the medium and long-term consequences connected to online training how will technologies like virtual reality and AI (artificial intelligence) affect eLearning? https://mor10.com/ https://www.linkedin.com/in/mortenrandhendriksen/?originalSubdomain=ca

Own Your Commerce
Adii Pienaar: On building with Cogsy, “your extra head of inventory operations.”

Own Your Commerce

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 25, 2021 58:14


Before building tools for ecommerce brands, Adii Peenar helped co-found the now popular WooCommerce platform for Wordpress. Since his WooCommmerce days, he's built, launched and successfully sold a Shopify app called Conversio; authored a book called Life Profitability; and now, has created a new product he refers to as "your extra head of operations."  Cogsy turns data into accurate forecasts for businesses so they can make better decisions about inventory and free up extra capital. It actually does more though, giving customers accurate re-stock dates right on product pages when out of inventory. Cogsy couldn't have come at a better time as the holidays approach amidst a looming inventory crisis.  In this episode we discuss: Adii Pienaar's fascinating career that started with co-founding WooCommerce. His approach to entrepreneurship and philosophy on what it means to lead a profitable life.  How Cogsy is solving inventory management issues for ecommerce brands.  Who is an ideal customer for Cogsy? When Cogsy works perfectly for a brand, what does it do?  How Cogsy can enable brands to achieve operational excellence.  Guest Bio:  Adii Pienaar is the founder of Conversio. Prior to Conversio, Adii was co-founder of WooThemes/WooCommerce, where he explored what it meant to be an entrepreneur while learning about building software for ecommerce stores. He is the author of Life Profitability, and recently founded Cogsy, an inventory tracking management tool for ecommerce stores. 

2X eCommerce Podcast
S06 EP52: How Getting a Grasp of Critical Metrics Accelerated Kindred Bravely's Growth w/ Garrett Akerson

2X eCommerce Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 25, 2021 59:10


On today's episode, Kunle is joined by Garret Akerson, Co-Founder of Kindred Bravely, a maternity and breastfeeding apparel brand founded in 2016 along with his wife Deeanne. Kindred Bravely is a case study in female entrepreneurship and innovation which is a testament of achieving a three-year revenue growth of 8,544%.Running a profitable business is a challenge at the best of times. But if you don't have a handle on your numbers, this challenge can become insurmountable. It's fair to say that almost every business owner already recognises the power of data, and many spend a lot of money on analytics tools as well. But simply having your numbers on hand is very different from truly understanding them. Herein lies the difference between the truly profitable businesses and the rest of the pack.In this episode, Kunle and Garret talk about scaling a business with typically low-LTV products to over $30 million in revenue. You will get to hear about what it takes to deleverage from Amazon, knowing which metrics to track, why using spreadsheets still works and tips on running a business with your partner. This is a great episode for business owners and operators.-----------SPONSORS:This episode is brought to you by:Klaviyo This episode is brought to you by Klaviyo – a growth marketing platform that powers over 25,000 online businesses. Direct-to-Consumer brands like ColourPop, Huckberry, and Custom Ink rely on Klaviyo.Klaviyo helps you own customer experience and grow high-value customer relationships right from a shopper's first impression through to each subsequent purchase, Klaviyo understands every single customer interaction and empowers brands to create more personalized marketing moments.Find out more on klaviyo.com/2x.  RewindThis episode is brought to you by Rewind - the #1 Backup and Recovery App for Shopify and BigCommerce stores that powers over 80,000 online businesses.Direct-to-Consumer brands like Gymshark and MVMT Watches rely on Rewind.Cloud based ecommerce platforms like Shopify and BigCommerce do not have automatic backup features. Rewind protects your store against human error, misbehaving apps, or collaborators gone bad with Automatic backups!For a free 30-day trial, Go to Rewind Backups, reach out to the Rewind team via chat or email and mention '2x ecommerce'GorgiasThis episode is brought to you by Gorgias, the leading helpdesk for Shopify, Magento and BigCommerce merchants. Gorgias combines all your communication channels including email, SMS, social media, livechat, and phone, into one platform.This saves your team hours per day & makes managing customer orders a breeze. It also integrates seamlessly with your existing tech stack, so you can access customer information and even edit, return, refund or create an order, right from your helpdesk.Go to Gorgias.com and mention 2x ecommerce podcast for two months free.CloudwaysCloudways is the hosting platform of choice for thousands of ecommerce merchants, SMBs, and agencies all around the globe. They offer a high-performing custom stack, top-notch security, the choice between 5 cloud solution providers, ease of scalability, affordable pricing plans, and so much more.Cloudways also offers support for all PHP-based applications like Magento, WooCommerce, WordPress, Laravel, and others.Experience an unbeatable managed cloud hosting experience with Cloudways today. For a $20 Free Hosting Credit use the Coupon code: **BOOSTMAG**

Freelance to Founder
Charge Like a Founder—Not an Employee

Freelance to Founder

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 25, 2021 62:46


Today we have a coaching call with Joseph, a digital nomad working in Mexico. Joseph is building his Wordpress development company on the side of his day job with dreams of becoming a full-time entrepreneur. But there's one major thing standing in Joseph's way. As you'll hear him explain during the show, Joseph is charging what he calls “employee” prices which just doesn't give him enough cashflow to scale. Clay and I are up to the challenge as we spend the full second half of the episode tackling the question: how to do I raise my prices? Here's a hint: it's all about demand and value. If you don't have those dialed in, you'll never be able to raise your prices. If you've wanted to raise your rates for a long time, but were unsure how to do it, then this episode is for you. Get your own on-air coaching call We'd love to feature your business and offer some free on-air advice for growing your business. To see if you're a good fit, click here. Leave us a review on Apple Podcasts: If you enjoy the show, can you do us a favor and leave us an honest rating and review on Apple Podcasts? We'll love you forever. Click here to leave a review. Support our sponsors so we can keep airing new episodes: [SPONSORS] More Recommended Listening: This show is a part of the Podglomerate, a company that produces, distributes, and monetizes podcasts. We encourage you to visit the website and sign up for our newsletter. We suggest you also try other Podglomerate shows about entrepreneurship, business, and creativity such as Rocketship.fm and Creative Elements. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Crushing Iron Triathlon Podcast
#533 – December Rules

Crushing Iron Triathlon Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 25, 2021 45:28


Train so you can train like you need to train. Today, we look at the "toughest" training month of the year, December. We want all our athletes to do whatever it takes to stay in the game, but use December as a month to re-charge. There should be a lot in here that helps you keep the end of your training year on track and motivated to kick off 2022 on the right foot.  Topics: Naps Sleeping in Walks and Hikes Days Off  Connecting with old friends Reading books Stupid Ideas Self Reflection Swimming Extra  Riding extra Running extra Open Ended Whatevers  *** CHECK OUT THE C26 CLUB PROGRAM FOR 2022!  --------------- Coach Mike is accepting full-time athletes. Please check out the benefits of Customized Weekly Coaching here or contact Mike directly at: CrushingIron@gmail.com  Registration is still open for the C26 Club Training Program. Take the worry and stress out of your next year of planning, recovering, taper, etc. The Club membership is good for 12 months from sign up. For more information, please visit www.C26Triathlon.com/the-c26-club Looking for a swim analysis, personalized zones for training, and an awesome experience? Check out our New C26 Hub Training Center in Chattanooga.  C26 Gear is now available (for a limited time) at www.c26triathlon.com/c26-store  A great way to support the podcast!  Looking for an awesome coach? Former Professional triathlete, Jessica Jacobs is now coaching for C26 Triathlon. Check out her bio and contact information at our Coaching Page on C26Triathlon.com  Big Shout out to podcast listener and Wordpress designer Bobby Hughes for helping get the new c26triathlon.com off the ground. If you like what you see and may need a website, check out Bobby's work at https://hughesdesign.co/ You can also slide by www.crushingiron.com which is now the official blog page for the podcast. Community and coaching information are at www.c26triathlon.com  Our 2020 C26 Camps are sold out (other than swim camp) Find out more on our Camps Page. If you'd like to support the Crushing Iron Podcast, hit up our Pledge Page and help us keep this podcast on the rails. Thanks in advance! Are you thinking about raising your game or getting started in triathlon with a coach? Check out our Crushing Iron Coaching Philosophy Video Please subscribe and rate Crushing Iron on YouTube and iTunes. For information on the C26 Coach's Eye custom swim analysis, coaching, or training camps email: C26Coach@gmail.com Facebook: CrushingIron YouTube: Crushing Iron Twitter: CrushingIron Instagram: C26_Triathlon www.c26triathlon.com Mike Tarrolly - crushingiron@gmail.com Robbie Bruce - c26coach@gmail.com  

WordPress | Post Status Draft Podcast
Post Status Excerpt (No. 34) — Developer Overload: Physical and Mental Health

WordPress | Post Status Draft Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 25, 2021 15:12


"I prioritized my mental health over my physical health until I realized it was all the same thing."In this episode of Post Status Excerpt, David chats with Cory about taking care of your physical and mental health and how these factor into "Developer Overload." Far too often (especially younger) professionals do not prioritize their health so they can work or do more in a day — until it comes back to bite them.Also: David shares that getting up early in the morning works for him and encourages people who have a hard time managing things in the morning to give it a shot — early mornings are usually quiet for many people, both in the place they live and the clients and employees they communicate with during the day.Browse past episodes from all our podcasts, and don't forget to subscribe to them on your favorite players. Post Status' Draft, Comments, and Excerpt podcasts are on Spotify, Amazon Music, Google Podcasts, iTunes, Castro, YouTube, Stitcher, Player.fm, Pocket Casts, and Simplecast. (RSS)

Metamuse
44 // Media empires with Dan Shipper

Metamuse

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 25, 2021 54:14


Journalism is changing, as newspapers and magazines adapt to being online and internet-native media empires like Vox and Vice upend the status quo. Dan Shipper is part of this as a founder of Every, a writer collective for business writing. Dan chats with Mark and Adam about the paid newsletter boom; the impact of recommendation algorithms on creator mental health; and content platforms like Wordpress, Substack, and Ghost. Plus: the pros and cons of antigravity machines. @MuseAppHQ hello@museapp.com Show notes Dan Shipper @danshipper Every John Green, The Anthropocene Reviewed Irvin Yalom Substack Firefly Superorganizers divergent mode Nathan Baschez The Economist, The New York Times, Disney Vox, Vice the death of journalism editor dopamine hit Metamuse episode on social media yellow journalism BuzzFeed crypto Ben Thompson / Stratechery Ghost Pulitzer prize kids want to grow up to be YouTube stars Casey Neistat YouTube algorithm changes The Long Tail Harvard Business Review Bedrock Capital The Athletic Divinations The Generalist

FLOSS Weekly (MP3)
FLOSS Weekly 657: Web 3.0 and Beyond - WordPress Breach, SCO vs IBM lawsuit

FLOSS Weekly (MP3)

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 24, 2021 66:21


What never stops and what's barely started are the topics debated by our panel of co-hosts: Doc Searls, Katherine Druckman, Aaron Newcomb and Simon Phipps. We start with the SCO vs. IBM (and before that, many others) lawsuit, which was reportedly settled. What really happened with the GoDaddy and WordPress breach? It's been 25 years of PHP and then look forward to the time when we're all in Web 4.0 talking about what failed in Web 3.0. Hosts: Doc Searls, Aaron Newcomb, Simon Phipps, and Katherine Druckman Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/floss-weekly Think your open source project should be on FLOSS Weekly? Email floss@twit.tv. Thanks to Lullabot's Jeff Robbins, web designer and musician, for our theme music. Get episodes ad-free with Club TWiT at https://twit.tv/clubtwit

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FLOSS Weekly 657: Web 3.0 and Beyond

All TWiT.tv Shows (MP3)

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 24, 2021 66:21


What never stops and what's barely started are the topics debated by our panel of co-hosts: Doc Searls, Katherine Druckman, Aaron Newcomb and Simon Phipps. We start with the SCO vs. IBM (and before that, many others) lawsuit, which was reportedly settled. What really happened with the GoDaddy and WordPress breach? It's been 25 years of PHP and then look forward to the time when we're all in Web 4.0 talking about what failed in Web 3.0. Hosts: Doc Searls, Aaron Newcomb, Simon Phipps, and Katherine Druckman Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/floss-weekly Think your open source project should be on FLOSS Weekly? Email floss@twit.tv. Thanks to Lullabot's Jeff Robbins, web designer and musician, for our theme music. Get episodes ad-free with Club TWiT at https://twit.tv/clubtwit

Matt Report - A WordPress podcast for digital business owners
How to become a WordPress ambassador w/ Maciej Palmowski

Matt Report - A WordPress podcast for digital business owners

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 24, 2021 40:24


There's no better feeling than when you launch something that just clicks with people. I guess at the end of the day, folks that build businesses or create content are simply seeking acceptance. We want to see our idea flourish, to be adopted by the masses, and to leave an impact. When Maciej Palmowski launched WP Owls with his wife Agnieszka, it was (and still is) a publication that served the Polish community. But it clicked. People clicked, literally on to the website and their stories, so the co-founding duo decided it was time to go global. Combined they've published over 200 articles about WordPress and the community on the blog, with no signs of stopping. Oh, and if you're wondering how to get a job like WordPress ambassador at Buddy, you'll learn a thing or two about CI/CD today!

Screw The Commute Podcast
521 - These are the backbone of your website: Tom talks Wordpress Plugins

Screw The Commute Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 24, 2021 69:11


Wordpress plugins are part of the engine that drives your website. In order to get the most from that website, you need to understand what plugins are, how they work and which ones you should use. We talk about that in this episode with Tech Sensei, and everyone's favorite IT Guy, Larry Guerrera. Screw The Commute Podcast Show Notes Episode 521 How To Automate Your Business - https://screwthecommute.com/automatefree/ Internet Marketing Training Center - https://imtcva.org/ Higher Education Webinar – https://screwthecommute.com/webinars See Tom's Stuff – https://linktr.ee/antionandassociates 04:22 Tom's introduction to Wordpress Plugins 07:25 Components that make up your websites 11:00 Process to look for appropriate plugins 20:53 Three top plugins every Wordpress site should have 45:38 Membership sites made easy 48:17 Keeping your plugins updated 52:40 Checking website links to ensure they all work 56:20 Sponsor message 58:13 Reviewing a website's plugins and performance Entrepreneurial Resources Mentioned in This Podcast Higher Education Webinar - https://screwthecommute.com/webinars Screw The Commute - https://screwthecommute.com/ Screw The Commute Podcast App - https://screwthecommute.com/app/ College Ripoff Quiz - https://imtcva.org/quiz Know a young person for our Youth Episode Series? Send an email to Tom! - orders@antion.com Have a Roku box? Find Tom's Public Speaking Channel there! - https://channelstore.roku.com/details/267358/the-public-speaking-channel How To Automate Your Business - https://screwthecommute.com/automatefree/ Internet Marketing Retreat and Joint Venture Program - https://greatinternetmarketingtraining.com/ KickStartCart - http://www.kickstartcart.com/ Copywriting901 - https://copywriting901.com/ Disabilities Page - https://imtcva.org/disabilities/ Pinterest Now Webinar - https://screwthecommute.com/pinterestnow/ UpdraftPlus - https://wordpress.org/plugins/updraftplus/ Wordfence Security - https://wordpress.org/plugins/wordfence/ Yoast SEO - https://wordpress.org/plugins/wordpress-seo/ Akismet Anti Spam - https://wordpress.org/plugins/akismet/ Google Analytics - https://wordpress.org/plugins/search/google+analytics/ Pretty Links - https://wordpress.org/plugins/pretty-link/ Thrive Themes - http://bit.ly/1ufcPlw WishList Member - http://go.wishlistproducts.com/?p=WLP1197328&w=wlm Broken Link Checker - https://wordpress.org/plugins/broken-link-checker/ Email Tom: Tom@ScrewTheCommute.com Internet Marketing Training Center - https://imtcva.org/ Related Episodes Basic SEO - https://screwthecommute.com/469/ Marketing Tools - https://screwthecommute.com/520/ More Entrepreneurial Resources for Home Based Business, Lifestyle Business, Passive Income, Professional Speaking and Online Business I discovered a great new headline / subject line / subheading generator that will actually analyze which headlines and subject lines are best for your market. I negotiated a deal with the developer of this revolutionary and inexpensive software. Oh, and it's good on Mac and PC. Go here: http://jvz1.com/c/41743/183906 The Wordpress Ecourse. Learn how to Make World Class Websites for $20 or less. https://screwthecommute.com/wordpressecourse/ Join our Private Facebook Group! One week trial for only a buck and then $37 a month, or save a ton with one payment of $297 for a year. Click the image to see all the details and sign up or go to https://www.greatinternetmarketing.com/screwthecommute/ After you sign up, check your email for instructions on getting in the group.

Reinventing With Mindy
Reinventing Life After Homelessness

Reinventing With Mindy

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 24, 2021 41:13


In this episode of the podcast, Mindy talks with Karmen Kendrick. Karmen is a Product Manager for Learn Dash by day, Wordpress aficionado by night, and most importantly, Director of Taco Relations at her newsletter and site Tips & Tacos! But what makes Karmen exceptionally inspiring is her candid talk about how she overcame homelessness to reinvent a life she never could imagine. Her journey to embrace vulnerability and honesty is beyond impressive. Be sure to listen closely to this one, as she shares so many amazing nuggets of wisdom within such casual conversation, you may not even notice them the first time around! Want to get in touch with Karmen? Check her out here: Facebook: @iamkarmenk LinkedIn: @iamkarmenk Twitter: @iamkarmenk Pinterest: @iamkarmenk Want to connect with Mindy? You can follow her on Instagram HERE or Twitter HERE. Looking to reinvent a space that is TRULY you?! Check out the women-founded e-design firm, Truly Styled, You! Offering custom designs and consultations to provide a truly unique experience to all of your home design needs! Visit them online at TrulyStyledYou.com! This episode is brought to you by Scripted Fragrance. A female-owned business out of New York offering 125 unique candles, they're 100% soy wax and hand-poured using premium fragrance and essential oils. We are so excited to offer listeners 10% off all orders using the code “REINVENT10” at ScriptedFragrance.com! --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/mindy-thomas/support

Screaming in the Cloud
Breaking the Tech Mold with Stephanie Wong

Screaming in the Cloud

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 24, 2021 45:02


About StephanieStephanie Wong is an award-winning speaker, engineer, pageant queen, and hip hop medalist. She is a leader at Google with a mission to blend storytelling and technology to create remarkable developer content. At Google, she's created over 400 videos, blogs, courses, and podcasts that have helped developers globally. You might recognize her as the host of the GCP Podcast. Stephanie is active in her community, fiercely supporting women in tech and mentoring students.Links: Personal Website: https://stephrwong.com Twitter: https://twitter.com/stephr_wong TranscriptAnnouncer: Hello, and welcome to Screaming in the Cloud with your host, Chief Cloud Economist at The Duckbill Group, Corey Quinn. This weekly show features conversations with people doing interesting work in the world of cloud, thoughtful commentary on the state of the technical world, and ridiculous titles for which Corey refuses to apologize. This is Screaming in the Cloud.Corey: This episode is sponsored in part by our friends at Vultr. Spelled V-U-L-T-R because they're all about helping save money, including on things like, you know, vowels. So, what they do is they are a cloud provider that provides surprisingly high performance cloud compute at a price that—while sure they claim its better than AWS pricing—and when they say that they mean it is less money. Sure, I don't dispute that but what I find interesting is that it's predictable. They tell you in advance on a monthly basis what it's going to going to cost. They have a bunch of advanced networking features. They have nineteen global locations and scale things elastically. Not to be confused with openly, because apparently elastic and open can mean the same thing sometimes. They have had over a million users. Deployments take less that sixty seconds across twelve pre-selected operating systems. Or, if you're one of those nutters like me, you can bring your own ISO and install basically any operating system you want. Starting with pricing as low as $2.50 a month for Vultr cloud compute they have plans for developers and businesses of all sizes, except maybe Amazon, who stubbornly insists on having something to scale all on their own. Try Vultr today for free by visiting: vultr.com/screaming, and you'll receive a $100 in credit. Thats v-u-l-t-r.com slash screaming.Corey: This episode is sponsored by our friends at Oracle Cloud. Counting the pennies, but still dreaming of deploying apps instead of "Hello, World" demos? Allow me to introduce you to Oracle's Always Free tier. It provides over 20 free services and infrastructure, networking, databases, observability, management, and security. And—let me be clear here—it's actually free. There's no surprise billing until you intentionally and proactively upgrade your account. This means you can provision a virtual machine instance or spin up an autonomous database that manages itself all while gaining the networking load, balancing and storage resources that somehow never quite make it into most free tiers needed to support the application that you want to build. With Always Free, you can do things like run small scale applications or do proof-of-concept testing without spending a dime. You know that I always like to put asterisks next to the word free. This is actually free, no asterisk. Start now. Visit snark.cloud/oci-free that's snark.cloud/oci-free.Corey: Welcome to Screaming in the Cloud. I'm Corey Quinn. One of the things that makes me a little weird in the universe is that I do an awful lot of… let's just call it technology explanation slash exploration in public, and turning it into a bit of a brand-style engagement play. What makes this a little on the weird side is that I don't work for a big company, which grants me a tremendous latitude. I have a whole lot of freedom that lets me be all kinds of different things, and I can't get fired, which is something I'm really good at.Inversely, my guest today is doing something remarkably similar, except she does work for a big company and could theoretically be fired if they were foolish enough to do so. But I don't believe that they are. Stephanie Wong is the head of developer engagement at Google. Stephanie, thank you for volunteering to suffer my slings and arrows about all of this.Stephanie: [laugh]. Thanks so much for having me today, Corey.Corey: So, at a very high level, you're the head of developer engagement, which is a term that I haven't seen a whole lot of. Where does that start and where does that stop?Stephanie: Yeah, so I will say that it's a self-proclaimed title a bit because of the nuance of what I do. I would say at its heart, I am still a part of developer relations. If you've heard of developer advocacy or developer evangelist, I would say this slight difference in shade of what I do is that I focus on scalable content creation and becoming a central figure for our developer audiences to engage and enlighten them with content that, frankly, is remarkable, and that they'd want to share and learn about our technology.Corey: Your bio is fascinating in that it doesn't start with the professional things that most people do with, “This is my title and this is my company,” is usually the first sentence people put in. Yours is, “Stephanie Wong is an award-winning speaker, engineer, pageant queen, and hip hop medalist.” Which is both surprising and more than a little bit refreshing because when I read a bio like that my immediate instinctive reaction is, “Oh, thank God. It's a real person for a change.” I like the idea of bringing the other aspects of what you are other than, “This is what goes on in an IDE, the end,” to your audience.Stephanie: That is exactly the goal that I had when creating that bio because I truly believe in bringing more interdisciplinary and varied backgrounds to technology. I, myself have gone through a very unconventional path to get to where I am today and I think in large part, my background has had a lot to do with my successes, my failures, and really just who I am in tech as an uninhibited and honest, credible person today.Corey: I think that there's a lack of understanding, broadly, in our industry about just how important credibility and authenticity are and even the source of where they come from. There are a lot of folks who are in the DevRel space—devrelopers, as I insist upon calling them, over their protests—where, on some level, the argument is, what is developer relations? “Oh, you work in marketing, but they're scared to tell you,” has been my gag on that one for a while. But they speak from a position of, “I know what's what because I have been in the trenches, working on these large-scale environments as an engineer for the last”—fill in the blank, however long it may have been—“And therefore because I have done things, I am going to tell you how it is.” You explicitly call out that you don't come from the traditional, purely technical background. Where did you come from? It's unlikely that you've sprung fully-formed from the forehead of some god, but again, I'm not entirely sure how Google finds and creates the folks that it winds up advancing, so maybe you did.Stephanie: Well, to tell you the truth. We've all come from divine creatures. And that's where Google sources all employees. So. You know. But—[laugh].Corey: Oh, absolutely. “We climbed to the top of Olympus and then steal fire from the gods.” “It's like, isn't that the origin story of Prometheus?” “Yeah, possibly.” But what is your background? Where did you come from?Stephanie: So, I have grown up, actually, in Silicon Valley, which is a little bit ironic because I didn't go to school for computer science or really had the interest in becoming an engineer in school. I really had no idea.Corey: Even been more ironic than that because most of Silicon Valley appears to never have grown up at all.Stephanie: [laugh]. So, true. Maybe there's a little bit of that with me, too. Everybody has a bit of Peter Pan syndrome here, right? Yeah, I had no idea what I wanted to do in school and I just knew that I had an interest in communicating with one another, and I ended up majoring in communication studies.I thought I wanted to go into the entertainment industry and go into production, which is very different and ended up doing internships at Warner Brothers Records, a YouTube channel for dance—I'm a dancer—and I ended up finding a minor in digital humanities, which is sort of this interdisciplinary minor that combines technology and the humanities space, including literature, history, et cetera. So, that's where I got my start in technology, getting an introduction to information systems and doing analytics, studying social media for certain events around the world. And it wasn't until after school that I realized that I could work in enterprise technology when I got an offer to be a sales engineer. Now, that being said, I had no idea what sales engineering was. I just knew it had something to do with enterprise technology and communications, and I thought it was a good fit for my background.Corey: The thing that I find so interesting about that is that it breaks the mold of what people expect, when, “If someone's going to talk to me about technology—especially coming from a”—it's weird; it's one of the biggest companies on the planet, and people still on some level equate Google with the startup-y mentality of being built in someone's garage. That's an awfully big garage these days, if that's even slightly close to true, which it isn't. But there's this idea of, “Oh, you have to go to Stanford. You have to get a degree in computer science. And then you have to go and do this, this, this, this, and this.”And it's easy to look dismissively at what you're doing. “Communications? Well, all that would teach you to do is communicate to people clearly and effectively. What possible good is that in tech?” As we look around the landscape and figure out exactly why that is so necessary in tech, and also so lacking?Stephanie: Exactly. I do think it's an underrated skill in tech. Maybe it's not so much anymore, but I definitely think that it has been in the past. And even for developers, engineers, data scientists, other technical practitioner, especially as a person in DevRel, I think it's such a valuable skill to be able to communicate complex topics simply and understandably to a wide variety of audiences.Corey: The big question that I have for you because I've talked to an awful lot of folks who are very concerned about the way that they approach developer relations, where—they'll have ratios, for example—where I know someone and he insists that he give one deeply technical talk for every four talks that are not deeply technical, just because he feels the need to re-establish and shore up his technical bona fides. Now, if there's one thing that people on the internet love, it is correcting people on things that are small trivia aspect, or trying to pull out the card that, “Oh, I've worked on this system for longer than you've worked on this system, therefore, you should defer to me.” Do you find that you face headwinds for not having the quote-unquote, “Traditional” engineering technical background?Stephanie: I will say that I do a bit. And I did, I would say when I first joined DevRel, and I don't know if it was much more so that it was being imposed on me or if it was being self-imposed, something that I felt like I needed to prove to gain credibility, not just in my organization, but in the industry at large. And it wasn't until two or three years into it, that I realized that I had a niche myself. It was to create stories with my content that could communicate these concepts to developers just as effectively. And yes, I can still prove that I can go into an hour-long or a 45-minute-long tech talk or a webinar about a topic, but I can also easily create a five to ten-minute video that communicates concepts and inspires audiences just the same, and more importantly, be able to point to resources, code labs, tutorials, GitHub repos, that can allow the audience to be hands-on themselves, too. So really, I think that it was over time that I gained more experience and realized that my skill sets are valuable in a different way, and it's okay to have a different background as long as you bring something to the table.Corey: And I think that it's indisputable that you do. The concept of yours that I've encountered from time to time has always been insightful, it is always been extremely illuminating, and—you wouldn't think of this as worthy of occasion and comment, but I feel it needs to be said anyway—at no point in any of your content did I feel like I was being approached in a condescending way, where at every point it was always about uplifting people to a level of understanding, rather than doing the, “Well, I'm smarter than you and you couldn't possibly understand the things that I've been to.” It is relatable, it is engaging, and you add a very human face to what is admittedly an area of industry that is lacking in a fair bit of human element.Stephanie: Yeah, and I think that's the thing that many folks DevRel continue to underline is the idea of empathy, empathizing with your audiences, empathizing with the developers, the engineers, the data engineers, whoever it is that you're creating content for, it's being in their shoes. But for me, I may not have been in those shoes for years, like many other folks historically have been in for DevRel, but I want to at least go through the journey of learning a new piece of technology. For example, if I'm learning a new platform on Google Cloud, going through the steps of creating a demo, or walking through a tutorial, and then candidly explaining that experience to my audience, or creating a video about it. I really just reject the idea of having ego in tech and I would love to broaden the opportunity for folks who came from a different background like myself. I really want to just represent the new world of technology where it wasn't full of people who may have had the privilege to start coding at a very early age, in their garages.Corey: Yeah, privilege of, in many respects, also that privilege means, “Yes, I had the privilege of not having to have friends and deal with learning to interact with other human beings, which is what empowered me to build this company and have no social skills whatsoever.” It's not the aspirational narrative that we sometimes are asked to believe. You are similar in some respects to a number of things that I do—by which I mean, you do it professionally and well and I do it as basically performance shitpost art—but you're on Twitter, you make videos, you do podcasts, you write long-form and short-form as well. You are sort of all across the content creation spectrum. Which of those things do you prefer to do? Which ones of those are things you find a little bit more… “Well, I have to do it, but it's not my favorite?” Or do you just tend to view it as content is content; you just look at different media to tell your story?Stephanie: Well, I will say any form of content is queen—I'm not going to say king, but—[laugh] content is king, content is queen, it doesn't matter.Corey: Content is a baroness as it turns out.Stephanie: [laugh]. There we go. I have to say, so given my background, I mentioned I was into production and entertainment before, so I've always had a gravitation towards video content. I love tinkering with cameras. Actually, as I got started out at Google Cloud, I was creating scrappy content using webcams and my own audio equipment, and doing my own research, and finding lounges and game rooms to do that, and we would just upload it to our own YouTube channel, which probably wasn't allowed at the time, but hey, we got by with it.And eventually, I got approached by DevRel to start doing it officially on the channel and I was given budget to do it in-studio. And so that was sort of my stepping stone to doing this full-time eventually, which I never foresaw for myself. And so yeah, I have this huge interest in—I'm really engaged with video content, but once I started expanding and realizing that I could repurpose that content for podcasting, I could repurpose it for blogs, then you start to realize that you can shard content and expand your reach exponentially with this. So, that's when I really started to become more active on social media and leverage it to build not just content for Google Cloud, but build my own brand in tech.Corey: That is the inescapable truth of DevRel done right is that as you continue doing it, in time, in your slice of the industry, it is extremely likely that your personal brand eclipses the brand of the company that you represent. And it's in many ways a test of corporate character—if it makes sense—as do how they react to that. I've worked in roles before I started this place where I was starting to dabble with speaking a lot, and there was always a lot of insecurity that I picked up of, “Well, it feels like you're building your personal brand, not advancing the company here, and we as a company do not see the value in you doing that.” Direct quote from the last boss I had. And, well, that partially explains why I'm here, I suppose.But there's insecurity there. I'd see the exact opposite coming out of Google, especially in recent times. There's something almost seems to be a renaissance in Google Cloud, and I'm not sure where it came from. But if I look at it across the board, and you had taken all the labels off of everything, and you had given me a bunch of characteristics about different companies, I would never have guessed that you were describing Google when you're talking about Google Cloud. And perhaps that's unfair, but perceptions shape reality.Stephanie: Yeah, I find that interesting because I think traditionally in DevRel, we've also hired folks for their domain expertise and their brand, depending on what you're representing, whether it's in the Kubernetes space or Python client library that you're supporting. But it seems like, yes, in my case, I've organically started to build my brand while at Google, and Google has been just so spectacular in supporting that for me. But yeah, it's a fine line that I think many people have to walk. It's like, do you want to continue to build your own brand and have that carry forth no matter what company you stay at, or if you decide to leave? Or can you do it hand-in-hand with the company that you're at? For me, I think I can do it hand-in-hand with Google Cloud.Corey: It's taken me a long time to wrap my head around what appears to be a contradiction when I look at Google Cloud, and I think I've mostly figured it out. In the industry, there is a perception that Google as an entity is condescending and sneering toward every other company out there because, “You're Google, you know how to do all these great, amazing things that are global-spanning, and over here at Twitter for Pets, we suck doing these things.” So, Google is always way smarter and way better at this than we could ever hope to be. But that is completely opposed to my personal experiences talking with Google employees. Across the board, I would say that you all are self-effacing to a fault.And I mean that in the sense of having such a limited ego, in some cases, that it's, “Well, I don't want to go out there and do a whole video on this. It's not about me, it's about the technology,” are things that I've had people who work at Google say to me. And I appreciate the sentiment; it's great, but that also feels like it's an aloofness. It also fails to humanize what it is that you're doing. And you are a, I've got to say, a breath of fresh air when it comes to a lot of that because your stories are not just, “Here's how you do a thing. It's awesome. And this is all the intricacies of the API.”And yeah, you get there, but you also contextualize that in a, “Here's why it matters. Here's the problem that solves. Here is the type of customer's problem that this is great for,” rather than starting with YAML and working your way up. It's going the other way, of, “We want to sell some underpants,” or whatever it is the customer is trying to do today. And that is the way that I think is one of the best ways to drive adoption of what's going on because if you get people interested and excited about something—at least in my experience—they're going to figure out how the API works. Badly in many cases, but works. But if you start on the API stuff, it becomes a solution looking for a problem. I like your approach to this.Stephanie: Thank you. Yeah, I appreciate that. I think also something that I've continued to focus on is to tell stories across products, and it doesn't necessarily mean within just Google Cloud's ecosystem, but across the industry as well. I think we need to, even at Google, tell a better story across our product space and tie in what developers are currently using. And I think the other thing that I'm trying to work on, too, is contextualizing our products and our launches not just across the industry, but within our product strategy. Where does this tie in? Why does it matter? What is our forward-looking strategy from here? When we're talking about our new data cloud products or analytics, [unintelligible 00:17:21], how does this tie into our API strategy?Corey: And that's the biggest challenge, I think, in the AI space. My argument has been for a while—in fact, I wrote a blog post on it earlier this year—that AI and machine learning is a marvelously executed scam because it's being pushed by cloud providers and the things that you definitely need to do a machine learning experiment are a bunch of compute and a whole bunch of data that has to be stored on something, and wouldn't you know it, y'all sell that by the pound. So, it feels, from a cynical perspective, which I excel at espousing, that approach becomes one of you're effectively selling digital pickaxes into a gold rush. Because I see a lot of stories about machine learning how to do very interesting things that are either highly, highly use-case-specific, which great, that would work well, for me too, if I ever wind up with, you know, a petabyte of people's transaction logs from purchasing coffee at my national chain across the country. Okay, that works for one company, but how many companies look like that?And on the other side of it, “It's oh, here's how we can do a whole bunch of things,” and you peel back the covers a bit, and it looks like, “Oh, but you really taught me here is bias laundering?” And, okay. I think that there's a definite lack around AI and machine learning of telling stories about how this actually matters, what sorts of things people can do with it that aren't incredibly—how do I put this?—niche or a problem in search of a solution?Stephanie: Yeah, I find that there are a couple approaches to creating content around AI and other technologies, too, but one of them being inspirational content, right? Do you want to create something that tells the story of how I created a model that can predict what kind of bakery item this is? And we're going to do it by actually showcasing us creating the outcome. So, that's one that's more like, okay. I don't know how relatable or how appropriate it is for an enterprise use case, but it's inspirational for new developers or next gen developers in the AI space, and I think that can really help a company's brand, too.The other being highly niche for the financial services industry, detecting financial fraud, for example, and that's more industry-focused. I found that they both do well, in different contexts. It really depends on the channel that you're going to display it on. Do you want it to be viral? It really depends on what you're measuring your content for. I'm curious from you, Corey, what you've seen across, as a consumer of content?Corey: What's interesting, at least in my world, is that there seems to be, given that what I'm focusing on first and foremost is the AWS ecosystem, it's not that I know it the best—I do—but at this point, it's basically Stockholm Syndrome where it's… with any technology platform when you've worked with it long enough, you effectively have the most valuable of skill sets around it, which is not knowing how it works, but knowing how it doesn't, knowing what the failure mode is going to look like and how you can work around that and detect it is incredibly helpful. Whereas when you're trying something new, you have to wait until it breaks to find the sharp edges on it. So, there's almost a lock-in through, “We failed you enough times,” story past a certain point. But paying attention to that ecosystem, I find it very disjointed. I find that there are still events that happen and I only find out when the event is starting because someone tweets about it, and for someone who follows 40 different official AWS RSS feeds, to be surprised by something like that tells me, okay, there's not a whole lot of cohesive content strategy here, that is at least making it easy for folks to consume the things that they want, especially in my case where even the very niche nature of what I do, my interest is everything.I have a whole bunch of different filters that look for various keywords and the rest, and of course, I have helpful folks who email me things constantly—please keep it up; I'm a big fan—worst case, I'd rather read something twice than nothing. So, it's helpful to see all of that and understand the different marketing channels, different personas, and the way that content approaches, but I still find things that slip through the cracks every time. The thing that I've learned—and it felt really weird when I started doing it—was, I will tell the same stories repeatedly in different forums, or even the same forum. I could basically read you a Twitter thread from a year ago, word-for-word, and it would blow up bigger than it did the first time. Just because no one reads everything.Stephanie: Exactly.Corey: And I've already told my origin story. You're always new to someone. I've given talks internally at Amazon at various times, and I'm sort of loud and obnoxious, but the first question I love to ask is, “Raise your hand if you've never heard of me until today.” And invariably, over three-quarters of the room raises their hand every single time, which okay, great. I think that's awesome, but it teaches me that I cannot ever expect someone to have, quote-unquote, “Done the reading.”Stephanie: I think the same can be said about the content that I create for the company. You can't assume that people, A) have seen my tweets already or, B) understand this product, even if I've talked about it five times in the past. But yes, I agree. I think that you definitely need to have a content strategy and how you format your content to be more problem-solution-oriented.And so the way that I create content is that I let them fall into three general buckets. One being that it could be termed definition: talking about the basics, laying the foundation of a product, defining terms around a topic. Like, what is App Engine, or Kubeflow 101, or talking about Pub/Sub 101.The second being best practices. So, outlining and explaining the best practices around a topic, how do you design your infrastructure for scale and reliability.And the third being diagnosis: investigating; exploring potential issues, as you said; using scripts; Stackdriver logging, et cetera. And so I just kind of start from there as a starting point. And then I generally follow a very, very effective model. I'm sure you're aware of it, but it's called the five point argument model, where you are essentially telling a story to create a compelling narrative for your audience, regardless of the topic or what bucket that topic falls into.So, you're introducing the problem, you're sort of rising into a point where the climax is the solution. And that's all to build trust with your audience. And as it falls back down, you're giving the results in the conclusion, and that's to inspire action from your audience. So, regardless of what you end up talking about this problem-solution model—I've found at least—has been highly effective. And then in terms of sharing it out, over and over again, over the span of two months, that's how you get the views that you want.Corey: This episode is sponsored in part by something new. Cloud Academy is a training platform built on two primary goals. Having the highest quality content in tech and cloud skills, and building a good community the is rich and full of IT and engineering professionals. You wouldn't think those things go together, but sometimes they do. Its both useful for individuals and large enterprises, but here's what makes it new. I don't use that term lightly. Cloud Academy invites you to showcase just how good your AWS skills are. For the next four weeks you'll have a chance to prove yourself. Compete in four unique lab challenges, where they'll be awarding more than $2000 in cash and prizes. I'm not kidding, first place is a thousand bucks. Pre-register for the first challenge now, one that I picked out myself on Amazon SNS image resizing, by visiting cloudacademy.com/corey. C-O-R-E-Y. That's cloudacademy.com/corey. We're gonna have some fun with this one!Corey: See, that's a key difference right there. I don't do anything regular in terms of video as part of my content. And I do it from time to time, but you know, getting gussied up and whatnot is easier than just talking into a microphone. As I record this, it's Friday, I'm wearing a Hawaiian shirt, and I look exactly like the middle-aged dad that I am. And for me at least, a big breakthrough moment was realizing that my audience and I are not always the same.Weird confession for someone in my position: I don't generally listen to podcasts. And the reason behind that is I read very quickly, and even if I speed up a podcast, I'm not going to be able to consume the information nearly as quickly as I could by reading it. That, amongst other reasons, is one of the reasons that every episode of this show has a full transcript attached to it. But I'm not my audience. Other people prefer to learn by listening and there's certainly nothing wrong with that.My other podcast, the AWS Morning Brief, is the spoken word version of the stuff that I put out in my newsletter every week. And that is—it's just a different area for people to consume the content because that's what works for them. I'm not one to judge. The hard part for me was getting over that hump of assuming the audience was like me.Stephanie: Yeah. And I think the other key part of is just mainly consistency. It's putting out the content consistently in different formats because everybody—like you said—has a different learning style. I myself do. I enjoy visual styles.I also enjoy listening to podcasts at 2x speed. [laugh]. So, that's my style. But yeah, consistency is one of the key things in building content, and building an audience, and making sure that you are valuable to your audience. I mean, social media, at the end of the day is about the people that follow you.It's not about yourself. It should never be about yourself. It's about the value that you provide. Especially as somebody who's in DevRel in this position for a larger company, it's really about providing value.Corey: What are the breakthrough moments that I had relatively early in my speaking career—and I think it's clear just from what you've already said that you've had a similar revelation at times—I gave a talk, that was really one of my first talks that went semi-big called, “Terrible Ideas in Git.” It was basically, learn how to use Git via anti-pattern. What it secretly was, was under the hood, I felt it was time I learned Git a bit better than I did, so I pitched it and I got a talk accepted. So well, that's what we call a forcing function. By the time I give that talk, I'd better be [laugh] able to have built a talk that do this intelligently, and we're going to hope for the best.It worked, but the first version of that talk I gave was super deep into the plumbing of Git. And I'm sure that if any of the Git maintainers were in the audience, they would have found it great, but there aren't that many folks out there. I redid the talk and instead approached it from a position of, “You have no idea what Git is. Maybe you've heard of it, but that's as far as it goes.” And then it gets a little deeper there.And I found that making the subject more accessible as opposed to deeper into the weeds of it is almost always the right decision from a content perspective. Because at some level, when you are deep enough into the weeds, the only way you're going to wind up fixing something or having a problem that you run into get resolved, isn't by listening to a podcast or a conference talk; it's by talking to the people who built the thing because at that level, those are the only people who can hang at that level of depth. That stops being fodder for conference talks unless you turn it into an after-action report of here's this really weird thing I learned.Stephanie: Yeah. And you know, to be honest, the one of the most successful pieces of content I've created was about data center security. I visited a data center and I essentially unveiled what our security protocols were. And that wasn't a deeply technical video, but it was fun and engaging and easily understood by the masses. And that's what actually ended up resulting in the highest number of views.On top of that, I'm now creating a video about our subsea fiber optic cables. Finding that having to interview experts from a number of different teams across engineering and our strategic negotiators, it was like a monolith of information that I had to take in. And trying to format that into a five-minute story, I realized that bringing it up a layer of abstraction to help folks understand this at a wider level was actually beneficial. And I think it'll turn into a great piece of content. I'm still working on it now. So, [laugh] we'll see how it turns out.Corey: I'm a big fan of watching people learn and helping them get started. The thing that I think gets lost a lot is it's easy to assume that if I look back in time at myself when I was first starting my professional career two decades ago, that I was exactly like I am now, only slightly more athletic and can walk up a staircase without getting winded. That's never true. It never has been true. I've learned a lot about not just technology but people as I go, and looking at folks are entering the workforce today through the same lens of, “Well, that's not how I would handle that situation.” Yeah, no kidding. I have two decades of battering my head against the sharp edges and leaving dents in things to inform that opinion.No, when I was that age, I would have handled it way worse than whatever it is I'm critiquing at the time. But it's important to me that we wind up building those pathways and building those bridges so that people coming into the space, first, have a clear path to get here, and secondly, have a better time than I ever did. Where does the next generation of talent come from has been a recurring question and a recurring theme on the show.Stephanie: Yeah. And that's exactly why I've been such a fierce supporter of women in tech, and also, again, encouraging a broader community to become a part of technology. Because, as I said, I think we're in the midst of a new era of technology, of people from all these different backgrounds in places that historically have had more remote access to technology, now having the ability to become developers at an early age. So, with my content, that's what I'm hoping to drive to make this information more easily accessible. Even if you don't want to become a Google Cloud engineer, that's totally fine, but if I can help you understand some of the foundational concepts of cloud, then I've done my job well.And then, even with women who are already trying to break into technology or wanting to become a part of it, then I want to be a mentor for them, with my experience not having a technical background and saying yes to opportunities that challenged me and continuing to build my own luck between hard work and new opportunities.Corey: I can't wait to see how this winds up manifesting as we see understandings of what we're offering to customers in different areas in different ways—both in terms of content and terms of technology—how that starts to evolve and shift. I feel like we're at a bit of an inflection point now, where today if I graduate from school and I want to start a business, I have to either find a technical co-founder or I have to go to a boot camp and learn how to code in order to build something. I think that if we can remove that from the equation and move up the stack, sure, you're not going to be able to build the next Google or Pinterest or whatnot from effectively Visual Basic for Interfaces, but you can build an MVP and you can then continue to iterate forward and turn it into something larger down the road. The other part of it, too, is that moving up the stack into more polished solutions rather than here's a bunch of building blocks for platforms, “So, if you want a service to tell you whether there's a picture of a hot dog or not, here's a service that does exactly that.” As opposed to, “Oh, here are the 15 different services, you can bolt together and pay for each one of them and tie it together to something that might possibly work, and if it breaks, you have no idea where to start looking, but here you go.” A packaged solution that solves business problems.Things move up the stack; they do constantly. The fact is that I started my career working in data centers and now I don't go to them at all because—spoiler—Google, and Amazon, and people who are not IBM Cloud can absolutely run those things better than I can. And there's no differentiated value for me in solving those global problems locally. I'd rather let the experts handle stuff like that while I focus on interesting problems that actually affect my business outcome. There's a reason that instead of running all the nonsense for lastweekinaws.com myself because I've worked in large-scale WordPress hosting companies, instead I pay WP Engine to handle it for me, and they, in turn, hosted on top of Google Cloud, but it doesn't matter to me because it's all just a managed service that I pay for. Because me running the website itself adds no value, compared to the shitpost I put on the website, which is where the value derives from. For certain odd values of value.Stephanie: [laugh]. Well, two things there is that I think we actually had a demo created on Google Cloud that did detect hot dogs or not hot dogs using our Vision API, years in the past. So, thanks for reminding me of that one.Corey: Of course.Stephanie: But yeah, I mean, I completely agree with that. I mean, this is constantly a topic in conversation with my team members, and with clients. It's about higher level of abstractions. I just did a video series with our fellow, Eric Brewer, who helped build cloud infrastructure here at Google over the past ten decades. And I asked him what he thought the future of cloud would be in the next ten years, and he mentioned, “It's going to be these higher levels of abstraction, building platforms on top of platforms like Kubernetes, and having more services like Cloud run serverless technologies, et cetera.”But at the same time, I think the value of cloud will continue to be providing optionality for developers to have more opinionated services, services like GKE Autopilot, et cetera, that essentially take away the management of infrastructure or nodes that people don't really want to deal with at the end of the day because it's not going to be a competitive differentiator for developers. They want to focus on building software and focusing on keeping their services up and running. And so yeah, I think the future is going to be that, giving developers flexibility and freedom, and still delivering the best-of-breed technology. If it's covering something like security, that's something that should be baked in as much as possible.Corey: You're absolutely right, first off. I'm also looking beyond it where I want to be able to build a website that is effectively Twitter, only for pets—because that is just a harebrained enough idea to probably raise a $20 million seed round these days—and I just want to be able to have the barks—those are like tweets, only surprisingly less offensive and racist—and have them just be stored somewhere, ideally presumably under the hood somewhere, it's going to be on computers, but whether it's in containers, or whether it's serverless, or however is working is the sort of thing that, “Wow, that seems like an awful lot of nonsense that is not central nor core to my business succeeding or failing.” I would say failing, obviously, except you can lose money at scale with the magic of things like SoftBank. Here we are.And as that continues to grow and scale, sure, at some point I'm going to have bespoke enough needs and a large enough scale where I do have to think about those things, but building the MVP just so I can swindle some VCs is not the sort of thing where I should have to go to that depth. There really should be a golden-path guardrail-style thing that I can effectively drag and drop my way into the next big scam. And that is, I think, the missing piece. And I think that we're not quite ready technologically to get there yet, but I can't shake the feeling and the hope that's where technology is going.Stephanie: Yeah. I think it's where technology is heading, but I think part of the equation is the adoption by our industry, right? Industry adoption of cloud services and whether they're ready to adopt services that are that drag-and-drop, as you say. One thing that I've also been talking a lot about is this idea of service-oriented networking where if you have a service or API-driven environment and you simply want to bring it to cloud—almost a plug-and-play there—you don't really want to deal with a lot of the networking infrastructure, and it'd be great to do something like PrivateLink on AWS, or Private Service Connect on Google Cloud.While those conversations are happening with customers, I'm finding that it's like trying to cross the Grand Canyon. Many enterprise customers are like, “That sounds great, but we have a really complex network topology that we've been sitting on for the past 25 years. Do you really expect that we're going to transition over to something like that?” So, I think it's about providing stepping stones for our customers until they can be ready to adopt a new model.Corey: Yeah. And of course, the part that never gets said out loud but is nonetheless true and at least as big of a deal, “And we have a whole team of people who've built their entire identity around that network because that is what they work on, and they have been ignoring cloud forever, and if we just uplift everything into a cloud where you folks handle that, sure, it's better for the business outcome, but where does that leave them?” So, they've been here for 25 years, and they will spend every scrap of political capital they've managed to accumulate to torpedo a cloud migration. So, any FUD they can find, any horse-trading they can do, anything they can do to obstruct the success of a cloud initiative, they're going to do because people are people, and there is no real plan to mitigate that. There's also the fact that unless there's a clear business value story about a feature velocity increase or opening up new markets, there's also not an incentive to do things to save money. That is never going to be the number one priority in almost any case short of financial disaster at a company because everything they're doing is building out increasing revenue, rather than optimizing what they're already doing.So, there's a whole bunch of political challenges. Honestly, moving the computer stuff from on-premises data centers into a cloud provider is the easiest part of a cloud migration compared to all of the people that are involved.Stephanie: Yeah. Yeah, we talked about serverless and all the nice benefits of it, but unless you are more a digitally-born, next-gen developer, it may be a higher burden for you to undertake that migration. That's why we always [laugh] are talking about encouraging people to start with newer surfaces.Corey: Oh, yeah. And that's the trick, too, is if you're trying to learn a new cloud platform these days—first, if you're trying to pick one, I'd be hard-pressed to suggest anything other than Google Cloud, with the possible exception of DigitalOcean, just because the new user experience is so spectacularly good. That was my first real, I guess, part of paying attention to Google Cloud a few years ago, where I was, “All right, I'm going to kick the tires on this and see how terrible this interface is because it's a Google product.” And it was breathtakingly good, which I did not expect. And getting out of the way to empower someone who's new to the platform to do something relatively quickly and straightforwardly is huge. And sure, there's always room to prove, but that is the right area to focus on. It's clear that the right energy was spent in the right places.Stephanie: Yeah. I will say a story that we don't tell quite as well as we should is the One Google story. And I'm not talking about just between Workspace and Google Cloud, but our identity access management and knowing your Google account, which everybody knows. It's not like Microsoft, where you're forced to make an account, or it's not like AWS where you had a billion accounts and you hate them all.Corey: Oh, my God, I dread logging into the AWS console every time because it is such a pain in the ass. I go to cloud.google.com sometimes to check something, it's like, “Oh, right. I have to dig out my credentials.” And, “Where's my YubiKey?” And get it. Like, “Oh. I'm already log—oh. Oh, right. That's right. Google knows how identity works, and they don't actively hate their customers. Okay.” And it's always a breath of fresh air. Though I will say that by far and away, the worst login experience I've seen yet is, of course, Azure.Stephanie: [laugh]. That's exactly right. It's Google account. It's yours. It's personal. It's like an Apple iCloud account. It's one click, you're in, and you have access to all the applications. You know, so it's the same underlying identity structure with Workspace and Gmail, and it's the same org structure, too, across Workspace and Google Cloud. So, it's not just this disingenuous financial bundle between GCP and Workspace; it's really strategic. And it's kind of like the idea of low code or no code. And it looks like that's what the future of cloud will be. It's not just by VMs from us.Corey: Yeah. And there are customers who want to buy VMs and that's great. Speed up what they're doing; don't get in the way of people giving you their money, but if you're starting something net-new, there's probably better ways to do it. So, I want to thank you for taking as much time as you have to wind up going through how you think about, well, the art of storytelling in the world of engineering. If people want to learn more about who you are, what you're up to, and how you approach things, where can they find you?Stephanie: Yeah, so you can head to stephrwong.com where you can see my work and also get in touch with me if you want to collaborate on any content. I'm always, always, always open to that. And my Twitter is @stephr_wong.Corey: And we will, of course, put links to that in the [show notes 00:40:03]. Thank you so much for taking the time to speak with me.Stephanie: Thanks so much.Corey: Stephanie Wong, head of developer engagement at Google Cloud. I'm Cloud Economist Corey Quinn, and this is Screaming in the Cloud. If you've enjoyed this podcast, please leave a five-star review on your podcast platform of choice, whereas if you've hated this podcast, please leave a five-star review on your podcast platform of choice along with an angry comment telling me that the only way to get into tech these days is, in fact, to graduate with a degree from Stanford, and I can take it from you because you work in their admissions office.Corey: If your AWS bill keeps rising and your blood pressure is doing the same, then you need The Duckbill Group. We help companies fix their AWS bill by making it smaller and less horrifying. The Duckbill Group works for you, not AWS. We tailor recommendations to your business and we get to the point. Visit duckbillgroup.com to get started.Announcer: This has been a HumblePod production. Stay humble.

mixxio — podcast diario de tecnología
La desinformación en forma de tiburón

mixxio — podcast diario de tecnología

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 24, 2021 14:13


Hito histórico en el autoconsumo solar colectivo / Más privacidad en la web sin romperla / Kernel unificado en Android / Apple demanda a NSO / Lucha contra la basura espacial / Mumbler abre al público Patrocinador: Llega el Black Friday https://www.pccomponentes.com/black-friday?utm_source=voiceup&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=black-friday-2021-es, y en PcComponentes tienen un Pedazo Catálogo con miles de ofertas. Este Black Friday todas las ofertas en tecnología, electrónica y electrodomésticos, o quizás quieras darte un super capricho con este super-PC gaming https://www.pccomponentes.com/pccom-platinum-intel-core-i9-11900k-32gb-1tbssd-2tb-rtx3080ti?utm_source=voiceup&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=black-friday-2021-es. Hito histórico en el autoconsumo solar colectivo / Más privacidad en la web sin romperla / Kernel unificado en Android / Apple demanda a NSO / Lucha contra la basura espacial / Mumbler abre al público

Stressed - The Podcast to Develop your Stress Resilience
How To Manage Remote Teams [INTERVIEW]

Stressed - The Podcast to Develop your Stress Resilience

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 24, 2021 51:51


Interview with Dustin DeVries. Dustin has been living and breathing software development for over 20 years. He is the Co-Founder of Caffeine Interactive Technologies, an agency that focuses on planning strategies and architecture, ensuring that software implementations are straightforward based on clear ways to measure success. He enjoys working with clients to build the right technology, whether it's a multi-tiered mobile app built with React and Laravel or a simple website based on WordPress. He received his Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering from Texas A&M University.Dustin is proud to work with some of the most talented business analysts and developers in the industry. He is a solopreneur and has grown his company based on a 100% remote team which has been thriving for the last eight years.In this podcast episode you will learn:What are the keys to success when operating with remote teams and virtual clientsHow to keep up a good work-life balance when managing different time zonesHow to keep a happy relationship when working with your significant otherEnjoy listening.With gratitude,Julia---SHOWNOTESGet in touch with Dustin:Website: https://caffeineinteractive.com/Email: dustin@cafffeineinteractive.comBOOK RECOMMENDATIONSGetting things doneThe one thing-----

Risky Business
Risky Business #646 -- Apple cracks the sads, sues NSO Group

Risky Business

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 24, 2021


On this week's show Patrick Gray and Adam Boileau discuss the week's security news, including: Apple sues NSO Group and it's all a bit weird Israel charges defence minister's house cleaner with Iranian hacker collusion (really) USA charges two Iranians over “Proud Boy” emails Cyber insurers nope out of comprehensive coverage Prodaft shells Conti, drops report like it's a Normal Thing Much, much more This week's show is sponsored by VMRay. We'll be chatting with one of VMRay's customers in this week's sponsor interview. Jim Byrge works on the CSIRT team at Valvoline, and he'll be along to talk about how they replaced their ageing, in-house developed SOAR platform with commercial tools. It was still harder than it should be in 2021, but they got there in the end. Links to everything that we discussed are below and you can follow Patrick or Adam on Twitter if that's your thing. Show notes Apple sues spyware maker NSO Group - The Record by Recorded Future Apple_v_NSO_Complaint_112321.pdf Crime Boss or Tech CEO? An Encrypted Phone Company Sues the Government to Save Itself Israel charges Defense Minister's house cleaner with leaking data to Iranian hackers - The Record by Recorded Future US charges Iranian hackers for spoofed Proud Boys emails threatening US voters - The Record by Recorded Future Insurers run from ransomware cover as losses mount | Reuters Brisbane's Langs Building Supplies and Melbourne's Network Overdrive hit by cyber attack | news.com.au — Australia's leading news site IRS seized $3.5 billion in cryptocurrency this past year, agency says Conti ransomware gang suffers security breach - The Record by Recorded Future Tor Project sees decline in server numbers, will offer rewards for new bridge operators - The Record by Recorded Future Conti gang has made at least $25.5 million since July 2021 - The Record by Recorded Future A third of all dark web domains are now v3 onion sites - The Record by Recorded Future Evil Corp: 'My hunt for the world's most wanted hackers' - BBC News Arrest in ‘Ransom Your Employer' Email Scheme – Krebs on Security FBI identified BEC scammers using bank surveillance footage - The Record by Recorded Future Banks must report major cyber incidents within 36 hours under finalized regulation Devious ‘Tardigrade' Malware Hits Biomanufacturing Facilities | WIRED GoDaddy data breach impacts 1.2 million WordPress site owners - The Record by Recorded Future Attackers don't bother brute-forcing long passwords, Microsoft engineer says - The Record by Recorded Future NUCLEUS:13 – Host of vulnerabilities shatter Nucelus TCP/IP stack defenses | The Daily Swig Malicious Python packages caught stealing Discord tokens, installing shells - The Record by Recorded Future Vulnerabilities in NPM allowed threat actors to publish new version of any package | The Daily Swig US, UK, and Australia warn of Iranian hacking activity after Microsoft report - The Record by Recorded Future FBI: An APT abused a zero-day in FatPipe VPNs for six months - The Record by Recorded Future CISA, FBI issue holiday warning about hackers, urge vigilance - The Record by Recorded Future

Crushing Iron Triathlon Podcast
#532 – Why Gratitude Makes You Happy, Healthy, and Strong

Crushing Iron Triathlon Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 23, 2021 59:31


For some, training is a grind, but others seem to enjoy every minute of it. What's the differentiator? Today, we look at what Coach Robbie has learned in his 8 years of sobriety, and the parallels with training, attitude, and his journey with Mike through 8 Ironman. We go deep into how the little things should make the process more enjoyable and how to ground yourself in the moment for more happiness in triathlon and life.  *** CHECK OUT THE C26 CLUB PROGRAM FOR 2022!  --------------- Coach Mike is accepting full-time athletes. Please check out the benefits of Customized Weekly Coaching here or contact Mike directly at: CrushingIron@gmail.com  Registration is still open for the C26 Club Training Program. Take the worry and stress out of your next year of planning, recovering, taper, etc. The Club membership is good for 12 months from sign up. For more information, please visit www.C26Triathlon.com/the-c26-club Looking for a swim analysis, personalized zones for training, and an awesome experience? Check out our New C26 Hub Training Center in Chattanooga.  C26 Gear is now available (for a limited time) at www.c26triathlon.com/c26-store  A great way to support the podcast!  Looking for an awesome coach? Former Professional triathlete, Jessica Jacobs is now coaching for C26 Triathlon. Check out her bio and contact information at our Coaching Page on C26Triathlon.com  Big Shout out to podcast listener and Wordpress designer Bobby Hughes for helping get the new c26triathlon.com off the ground. If you like what you see and may need a website, check out Bobby's work at https://hughesdesign.co/ You can also slide by www.crushingiron.com which is now the official blog page for the podcast. Community and coaching information are at www.c26triathlon.com  Our 2020 C26 Camps are sold out (other than swim camp) Find out more on our Camps Page. If you'd like to support the Crushing Iron Podcast, hit up our Pledge Page and help us keep this podcast on the rails. Thanks in advance! Are you thinking about raising your game or getting started in triathlon with a coach? Check out our Crushing Iron Coaching Philosophy Video Please subscribe and rate Crushing Iron on YouTube and iTunes. For information on the C26 Coach's Eye custom swim analysis, coaching, or training camps email: C26Coach@gmail.com Facebook: CrushingIron YouTube: Crushing Iron Twitter: CrushingIron Instagram: C26_Triathlon www.c26triathlon.com Mike Tarrolly - crushingiron@gmail.com Robbie Bruce - c26coach@gmail.com  

BlogAid Podcast
Tips Tuesday – Kadence Conversions, Holiday Deals, Web Stories, WordPress 5.9

BlogAid Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 23, 2021 19:19


Tips this week include: • BlogAid Holiday Deals are here with big discounts on all courses • Update on the Ecomm Coalition and our new meeting space • Update on what's happening with the WP Performance team • Update on Code Name Ida and the fantastic progress we're making • Update with the ongoing UpdraftPlus issues and a possible fix • Issues with Web Stories and Caching and a possible fix • Why the WordPress 5.9 release has been delayed and when we can expect it • LiquidWeb acquired Modern Tribe and what all these buyouts mean for our future • The new Full Site Editing theme.json file explained • A new block based theme builder plugin • Kadence releases the Conversions plugin for building your own optins and pop ups