The International Women’s Day episode with Sherrie Rohde and Tanya Soroka. Having more diversity in the workplace has been proven to improve performance. The group talk about the experiences of women as a minority and Tanya shares the differences she’s seen between working in US compared to Ukraine.
Would Magento Imagine happen without women? Yes, but in someone’s backyard (If Phil & Kalen were organizing it). The group also talk about how Magento also announced their partnership with Women Who Code, the Increasing Diversity in Tech panel taking place at Imagine and their new CMO, Andrea Ward.
Congratulations Tanya! 👶
“Do you value me because of what I know or do you value me because I increase your diversity count?… I want to have a job because I’m good at what I do.” – Sherrie Rohde. We all have implicit biases, what can we do to recognize and change that? We don’t intend to be biased but it’s a natural thing.
How diverse is the community and Magento? If you walk into a room and you’re the only girl it can feel a little strange. We need more female role models to help women feel like they belong at events and within the community.
“There are more millennials in China on Alibaba shopping everyday than there are Americans, period. “ – Phil Winkle. We need to think globally. Diversity and thought diversity are extremely important for getting different perspectives from across the world, after all most of the world is not in the United States.
Lets continue the conversation on diversity.
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Phillip and Kalen are joined by the Head of Strategy at Magento, Peter Sheldon and get to know his journey to Magento. What does Peter actually do for Magento? The guys quiz him to find out. The guys discuss the new strategic partnerships with Adobe & Acquia and how and why they came about.
We should name a country after Magento.
The Magento ecosystem is incredible, Peter shares more on the recent IDC research, the data they uncovered and what they learned about the community and areas for growth. Peter also shares Magentos push on new technologies and if they can create more innovation labs for the community.
Keep an eye out for more posts shared on the Magento blog with the data from the IDC research in the next Month.
Buyer beware – “faraway billing” is on the rise with digital goods. Kalen gets personal, Phillip suggests that if he were going to eat anyone it would likely be Brendan Falkowski, and Kalen gets a new microphone.
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The guys sit down with The Buzzlab’s Ryan Byrne and talk shop, Imagine 2015, and super sweet karate moves
The IRCE interview series continues with the lovely Beth and ever-so-handsome Gentian Shero of Shero Designs in upstate New York.
Round 2: MageTalk vs Jamie Clark (the gloves stay on this time)
- 0:41 Shenanigans at Imagine (past and present)
- 4:01 Scripted vs Freestyle
- 6:42 Who is Jamie Clark?
- 13:59 Getting started with investors
- 19:10 Dealing with rejection
- 25:06 Day to day job / Company culture
- 33:50 Nepal
- 44:00 Selecting Magento for LiveOutThere.com
- 1:10 Imagine Skit with Jamie Clark
- 5:09 Apologizes for Ep39
- 7:28 Magento News
- 24:23 Ecommerce Hall of Shame
- 27:21 Big Data
- 32:40 EE 1.14.2 / CE 18.104.22.168
- 45:35 #TalkPay
Links / Mentions
- 1:05 General recap of Imagine 2015
- 7:35 Highlights
- 7:40 Magento2 deep dive recap
- 10:00 Performance Talk by Brendan Falkowski
- 10:50 Steve Wynn Keynote
- 17:45 Nucleus Launch Party
- 19:12 New Community Manager
- 20:32 Oro Bridge
- 22:39 Riot Games
- 26:18 Misc Talks
- 30:37 New Magento Connect
- 33:37 Misc Other Magento News
Links / Mentions
The guys get personal with Karen Baker from Webshopapps and Kalen makes fun of her accent. She flips the tables and runs the rest of the show. Hilarity ensues.
- 1:38 Politics
- 4:09 Shipper HQ / Programming Languages
- 8:00 TDD
- 14:15 Introduction to Magento / Shipping
- 19:24 Karen turns the tables and interviews Kalen & Phillip
- 20:15 What does Phillip do?
- 25:45 Where did MageTalk come from?
- 28:07 What percentage of the Magento community is active?