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

Transcript

Coming Soon!

Show Notes

Rebecca “Becky” Brocton joins MageTalk co-host fame by stepping in for Kalen! Phillip soon learns that she can talk as much as him and he’s not getting a word in edgeways!

For the opening of this show, Phillip quizzes Rebecca on her new role for JH and what the company is up to in the Magento space.

Frontend Developer at JH, Shane Osbourne, recently did a talk at Mage Titans on a B2B app that runs on both iOS and Android, is powered by the APIs made available in Magento 2 and utilises the cutting edge React Native framework. You can find out more about this and watch his talk on the Mage Titans YouTube channel linked to below.

“It’s really sexy! But because it’s B2B people don’t realise how sexy it is” – Rebecca Brocton

The recent Mage Titans event has so much great content coming out, all the talks are up on YouTube for all to enjoy along with Rebeccas #TitanInterviews with some of the attendees who were at the event.

A belated Happy Thanksgiving to all those celebrating in the US!

The hype for Black Friday & Cyber Monday is building. Try as you may, to implement a no deployments rule for the week working up to these big spend days, you try in vain.

Space 48 acquires leading eCommerce agency Meanbee and so massive congratulations to both of them! These two companies have been coopetitioning(?) in the Magento space for a long time and the Meanbee MD, Tom Robertshaw, was actually one of the speakers at the first ever Mage Titans event that they held and Nick Jones, Meanbee’s CTO, is a Titan of Magento industry. It’s an exciting time there for both companies!

What is the most benign evil thing that you do? – Phillip Jackson

If you ever have the chance to play beer pong with Rebecca & her wife, don’t. You will lose.

Why don’t people ever comment on our podcasts or videos? tumbleweed

MageTestFest got a lot of appreciation from the community and props go to Yireo & Jisse Reitsma for organising the event. Phillip predicts that there will be more development focused events like this and also believes it would be nice to see more online events. When is the best time to plan an event? Bearing in mind budget and planning for companies to attend and sponsor events.

Magento has a new functional testing framework! And it’s written entirely in XML documents… it’s had some pretty interesting reviews.

Are resumes / CVs dead? Is it all moving to LinkedIn and online resumes? Phillip & Rebecca discuss this subject that Kalen brought up on twitter recently.

Will you be at Magento Imagine 2018? We want to see you there!

Links / Mentions

Transcript

Download transcript here: Coming soon

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Credits

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

Show Notes

It’s the 150th episode of the Magento community podcast!!

The guys start with a discussion on accessibility, it’s importance and how it benefits everyone.

Where are things headed for voice assistance? The guys talk about how expectations will change as it becomes more widely used and what’s out there currently.

The main story of this episode is “Live-out-there-geddon” because everything has to have the word “-geddon” in it. Phillip and Kalen dissect the reasoning behind the move of Jamie Clarkes online retail business, Live Out There, to Shopify and why this is a big big big deal for Magento.

“If you were put in the same position, it’s a very high chance that you would make exactly the same decision” – Phillip Jackson

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This episode is made up of interview recordings from Meet Magento Spain.

The first is with David Manners, a long-standing contributor turned Community Engineer at Magento. Originally from the U.K. and now residing in Germany, David Manners once hosted Mage Talk and is part of the new team at Magento that can help you contribute to the platform. Currently, 20% of the code in Magento 2 has come from the community!

“Our job is to turn people from purely consumer, to contributor.” – David Manners

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The special guest in this episode is the most famous hair in the community, Phil’s. Will he grow a mullet? Will he have to?

“Go fudge me.” – Phillip Jackson

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Kalen is joined by Creatuity’s Joshua Warren for this episode on one the new One Touch Ordering, the Magento Community Engineering Program, Magento 2, productizing eCommerce, B2B and the community.

Amazon’s patent on the One Touch Ordering expiring, the Magento Community Engineering Program being set up and Mage Titans in Austin all coincided beautifully for Joshua & the team at Creatuity. We hear the story behind it’s development, the feedback it’s received and the reasons behind their decision to make One Touch Ordering open source.
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  • Special thanks to Digital Operative, Zeeto and Magento San Diego Meetup!

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