“Doing Magento Development with one hand tied behind your back.” Kalen opines whether college is valuable for Magento developers, the guys break it down and get real about Magento 2.3; PLUS a review of the “Marathon Masters” publication – and more! Listen now!
“Why is Magento Enterprise so expensive?” Kalen and Phillip argue the finer points of a controversial topic. Kalen coins a catch-phrase, and Phillip forgets a real microphone and his beard mucks up the audio for the entire episode.
Kalen does his best Bill Clinton impersonation, the guys rap about GDPR – and we interview Kuba Zwolinski of Magebutton and Snowdog fame about the Magento Innovation Lab and how B2B can benefit from the Internet of Things. Listen now!
Kalen gets new glasses, will he finally see the light? PLUS an interview with Erfan Imani, accomplished Triathlete and developer of the Magento Innovation Lab-recognized SPEQS augmented reality commerce experience.
Also – a MageTalk First – a swear word appears (gasp!) in the second half of the show. You’ve been warned!
The guys sit down with Jon Woodall of Space 48 to talk B2B, the challenge of professional services, the growth of Mage Titans, and employing Magento Masters. Listen now!
The guys get down and dirty on #magentohatmonday – which is truly the best of the Magento Community, Imagine MC Duties fall to Phillip, “Winkling” Conversion Rates, Healthcare Startups for Magento.
Roses are red
Violets are blue
Let’s leverage our synergies
And snag the low-hanging fruit
The boys start off the episode with some social lubrication tips and a few examples of deeply moving poetry.
Kalen realizes that Australia is massive. The guys make a HUGE announcement. Phillip explains the super blue blood moon.
1:20 Shoutouts and Super Moons
The boys give some statistics on the Podcast for this month.
Kalen shouts out to a Magento Developer named Adam out in Israel who is a regular listener to the show.
Phillip breaks down all the adjectives in a Super Blue Blood Moon and what they mean (it only happens once about every 150 years).
Kalen gives a shout out to Tony Guerrero (@tguerrero54) at Zilker Technology whom he had lunch with recently. They’ve recently been jumping into Magento stuff from the Websphere world. Check them out.
5:17 Bite-Sized Commercial
Phillip mentions Rebecca Brocton (@RebeccaBrocton) and David Manners (@mannersd) who are kicking off the Magento Mental Health Initiative. They are looking to open source mental illness along with more amazing things. Head over and see what’s happening.
Joshua Warren (@JoshuaSWarren) takes us back through our email histories to kick off #RoadToImagine. How far back do you go?
Here’s something fun for the #RoadToImagine – check when your journey began by searching for the oldest email you have that mentions Magento. For me, it was on November 15th, 2008 and fittingly, the subject line was: "Magento Commerce is now following you on Twitter!"
— Joshua Warren (@JoshuaSWarren) January 30, 2018
10:10 A Promise Fulfilled
Last year, Mark Lavelle (@mklave1 promised that Magento would help sponsor some community members who have never been to Imagine to come to Imagine. Click the link to vote for outstanding community members that you think should get to experience Imagine for free.
@MageTalk Each yr, 10 ppl nominated by employees go to Imagine. Will sponsor 10 more in '18 nominated/supported by Magento Community. Deal?
— Mark Lavelle (@mklave1) March 3, 2017
Kalen gives a shoutout to Raul Watson (@diazwatson) as a nomination for a Spirit Award.
15:00 Technology in Search of a Solution?
Kalen says no. Kalen brings up GraphQL as a way to work around some of the difficulties surrounding upselling post-purchase. Find out how.
18:51 A Notepad Full of Ideas
Phillip whips out his notepad for lots of product improvement ideas. Do you find any of these useful?
20:30 Can Kalen Build It?
If you have an idea for what Kalen can build, head over to MageTalk.com and fill out the contact form.
21:51 Commerce Hero Time
Kalen lists off some of the roles that are open through Commerce Hero. Are you right for any of them?
22:35 More of Kalen’s Ideas
Kalen has so many ideas today. Here his thoughts on how to get feedback on potential hires. From an App. Cool.
25:00 Progressive Web Apps
Why is everybody so excited about re-implementing all of eCommerce? The boys lay into the ins and outs of PWAs.
“The people who want infinite flexibility are probably already creating infinite flexibility for themselves in one way or another.” -Phillip Jackson
In just a few weeks, Reacticon is happening. Will you be there?
32:48 Magento Masters 2018
The boys go through the list of this year’s Magento Masters.
37:00 The HUGE Announcement
This is a big deal. Let’s just say the announcement involves Jamie Clark and our very own Phillip Jackson regarding Imagine…
44:38 Kalen Has an Epiphany
Just how big is Australia? The episode gets its name.
46:33 Another Idea from Kalen
Magento Certification Training Platform. Could this be something that works? Is there a need for another form of training? The guys discuss these implications.
48:52 Plenty of Personalization
Dotmailer is doing more personalization than anyone. Find out how personalization can impact your business. Is this the AI discussion of the week?
“What do you think about the idea that there is a generation coming that doesn’t care about email at all?” -Phillip Jackson
Kalen defends email.
Open Source Order Management. Phillip has been rounding up open source technologies. Hear how these technologies will work together to improve order management.
59:53 Sigmento’s Acquisition
### Links / Mentions
-Gary Benerofe (@garymediaspa)
-Tony Guerrero (@tguerrero54)
-Rebecca Brocton (@RebeccaBrocton)
-David Manners (@mannersd)
-Joshua Warren (@JoshuaSWarren)
-Mark Lavelle (@mklave1
-Raul Watson (@diazwatson)
“24% of code delivered in Open Source was via the Magento Community” the guys dissect a blog from Magento CEO Mark Lavelle and recap Magento’s Sales Kickoff! Listen now!
Phillip and Kalen talk #magemh – an initiative to raise awareness for mental health in our Magento community. Plus: Kalen craps on one of our sponsors, NRF2018, Time Tracking software and Tensorflow/AI/ML.
- Kalen disses one of our sponsors. That’s pretty normal for him, though.
- MageMH – a new mental health awareness from Rebecca Brocton and David Manners
- Rebecca’s Youtube monologue on Facing Fear
- Women who code / Something Digital event
- Phillip authored an Accessibility Ebook
- Anna Volkl did a great job on Nomad Mage
- Akeneo makes an AI/ML acquisition
- Phillip has commit privileges on Magento repo – I FEEL THE POWER
- 2018 Predictions – Tim Bezhashvyly Edition???!!!
- mage2.tv beta just launched!
- Meet Magento India 2018 – Wagento killing it!
- REACTICON in Netherlands in March 2018
- Cowie to CTO @ Shero
- Mark Shust back in Magento game (going to Jamersan)
- MAMP Pro
- Ecommerceaholic shout out
- Magento announces 2.3