MageTalk: A Magento Podcast

Kalen realizes that Australia is massive. The guys make a HUGE announcement. Phillip explains the super blue blood moon.

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“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!

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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.

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We’re still vacationing hardcore in the islands so we’re bringing you this classic episode from April 2017 you might have missed! James Zetlen, Tony Brown of Space48 and Brendan Falkowski join us to talk Imagine 2017 announcements and frontend tooling as well as a possible future with PWAs

Guests

Hosts

Credits

  • Mallory Triana – Transcription
  • Rebecca Brocton – Show Notes
  • Chris Harry – Production and Editing

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We’re off for a week on vacation so we’re bringing you an episode you may not have heard – this is an interview from MageTalk LIVE at Imagine 2017 with Mark Lavelle!

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Phillip gets a Mage2.tv preview, Kalen ponders post-developer life, Phillip covers 2017 in review, and – how to go about picking a local Magento partner.

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In MageTalk Episode 153 we cover Magento 2.2.2(.2.2.2.2.2.2)’s release – and the guys get down and dirty into the features which make it one of the best (and most impressive) releases of Magento 2 yet. “Dogfooding” leads to increased understanding of problems and leads to better product ownership. Phillip talks about in-house ecommerce directors at solutions partners like Something Digital, and Kalen talks about the importance of brand and how social proof will replace brand.

Partner program

  • Congrats to Ali Ahmed and Imagination Media for becoming Magento Solution Partners

Improvements to MageTalk Website!

  • COMMUNITY FAVVSSSS

  • Karen’s article – http://webshopapps.com/blog/2017/12/strategy-magento-2018/

  • Natural tension between platform and apps in platform ecosystem as it matures – facebook, twitter, etc. Same will happen with shopify
  • Marketplace needs work – continuous integration
  • Partner program engagement

Magento 2.2.2(.2.2.2.2.2.2.2)

  • MFTF
  • In the FTF you get used to code in PHP and XML to write tests. With MFTF you need XML only! – No need to learn PHP for tests writers anymore.

How many full time ecom developers have actually setup/run their own store

Thread on brands / naked brands

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What would trigger an M1 to M2 upgrade? Magento are having a content renaissance – a “content explosion”; Kalen buys Bitcoin.

Show Notes

This is episode one fiftyyy twooo!

2:14 – #Bitcoin10k

Kalen predicted Bitcoin would reach 10k within 2 years and he was right, it happened significantly faster than that too! Unfortunately, now he and Phillip can’t find their Bitcoins and it’s all so complicated.

If it’s real currency, it could be that consumers may want to be paying with Bitcoin sooner than you think – Phillip Jackson

We hear a past clip from Kalen talking about how Honduras planned to secure land titles on the Bitcoin blockchain.

7:20 – Sprucing up Mage Talk

The guys are taking the MageTalk content seriously and so the feed has been updated, every episode is going to have its own album artwork, there is a “New Around Here?” category that has the top 5 episodes along with a new post series called Community Favs where MageTalk fans can share their five favourite episodes.

Podcasts now have transcripts thanks to Mallory Triana & show notes thanks to Becky Brocton!

11:40 – The rebranding of Rebecca Brocton

She was Rebecca Troth, then she was Rebecca Brocton and now she is Becky Brocton – getting better with every rebrand.

12:18 – An explosion of content

Becky, TJ Gamble, Magento & others have been creating more and more content for consumption. The latest video on the Magento channel has the RJ Metrics team written all over it. If Phillip & Kalen were to do it all over again, would they have just done a YouTube channel? Are podcasts mainstream or is it all about video?

20:05 – Opening the net neutrality can

Kalen gives props to Phillip for his extremely interview on FutureCommerce Episode 49 with Ambassador Daniel Sepulveda.

“When everybody thinks one thing, be skeptical” – Kalen Jordan

Is there an argument both for and against net neutrality on behalf of a merchant? What does it mean for smaller retailers? Amazon getting preferential treatment and expanding their dominance could seriously affect all online retailers. It’s already not easy to be a retailer, they don’t need another barrier in front of consumers.

34:31 – Magento 2 fanboys & Shopify bashing

Kalen & Phillip discuss Shopify allegedly fudging their numbers and the discrepancies in the numbers from their Black Friday sales.

Kalen is going to be interviewed for the eCommerce Fuel podcast. eCommerce Fuel is a Private Community for 6 & 7 Figure Store Owners that is sponsored by Shopify.

For those looking to migrate from Magento 1, what is the advice for them? You aren’t going to be forced off the platform, the stated date that support will end is November 2020.

It is so painful to be on Magento 1 right now… especially when you look at Magento 2. – Phillip Jackson

The guys discuss the benefits of Magento 2 including content scheduling, Bluefoot & B2B along with how you can show those looking to migrate what’s there, what’s coming and how they can justify the move. Where is the tipping point?

49:30 – Black Friday & Cyber Monday

We hope you had a really great Black Friday & Cyber Monday!

Hope it was quiet and full of cash! – Kalen Jordan

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MageTalk Improvements

  • Show notes
  • Community Effort! Help us improve!
  • New Around Here category
  • Album artwork
  • Feed updates
  • Community Favs
  • Sherrie
  • David

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