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!
What would trigger an M1 to M2 upgrade? Magento are having a content renaissance – a “content explosion”; Kalen buys Bitcoin.
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
Links / Mentions
- New Around Here?
- Community Favs
- YouTube: Magento With Rebecca Brocton
- YouTube: eCommerce-aholic by Jamersan
- YouTube: Magento Commerce
- Office Hours: Something Digital FB Videos
- FutureCommerce Episode 49
- eCommerce Fuel
- Aaron Bonner
- On Being with Krista Tippett
- MageTitans Videos Available
With Net Neutrality gone, the flow of information will be controlled on a level people just aren’t thinking about yet.
Imagine the lowest priced net service including only Breitbart, RT, Infowars, TrumpTV, Fox News, basic email & Facebook.
— Catherynne Valente (@catvalente) November 20, 2017
Everyone focuses on the jobs lost to self driving cars. What about the billions (trillions?) of man hours freed up to productive use?
Imagine all the possibilities that can enable.
— Kalen Jordan (@kalenjordan) November 20, 2017
- Show notes
- Community Effort! Help us improve!
- New Around Here category
- Album artwork
- Feed updates
- Community Favs
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
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.