Two foreign developers discuss Laravel & PHP Development, the business of marketing, and more.
About Victor Gonzalez
Victor manages marketing for one of the nation's fastest growing boat manufacturers, a role that has seen him honored with the MMA Award for the Best Website in the Boating Industry. After hours, Victor produces web development tutorials at Coder's Tape, along with paid courses for Udemy.
About Jani Gyllenberg
Jani tackles business development and innovation at one of the nation's top ranking boat dealerships (where he and Victor originally met). In 2017, Jani was named one of Boating Industry Magazine's 40 Under 40. He can be found speaking his mind on Twitter @jani_gyllenberg or over at his nullthoughts Blog.
The One Where Jani Goes To CompUSA And Victor Discovers The Internet
Victor and Jani are back for the second season of the Foreign Devs podcast!
The two discuss what's happened since season 1, how Victor ended up in the middle of a hurricane, creative marketing in today's world, Victor's promotion, mental health, project iterations, Adobe Flash, and take a trip down the first-internet-experience memory lane.
The One Where Jani Gives A Quick Update And Victor Is Gone
Jani shares what's been happening recently and what happened to Victor
The One Where Jani Finds Himself in a Bind And Victor Starts Burning Out
After a small hiatus, the guys catch up on a brand new episode of Foreign Devs only to find the world has turned upside down in the meantime.
The One Where Jani Is Frugal And Victor Shares A Secret
Victor discusses his secret project and the boys dive into serverless image processing, responsive images using srcset, and the large price differences between Imgix and an AWS Serverless Image Handler.
The guys share stories of companies being cheap in a new segment: The Cheapest Things That Companies Have Done.
Jani takes a quick detour to talk about his experience with MasterClass courses.
And the duo take a quick look at the new features in Laravel 7.
The One Where Jani Goes To A Boat Show And Victor Talks About Buses
Racing straight out of the 2020 Miami International Boat Show onboard some electric scooters, Victor and Jani fly into this episode.
While in Miami, the guys were determined to figure out which brand of rental scooters were the quickest - and promise to revisit with a more in-depth examination during this year's Laracon in Atlanta.
The duo discuss the Good to Great book from Jim Collins, and how it aligns with both of their visions and values in elevating companies, and dive deeper into:
- Hierarchy differences in teams made up of the right members, vs the wrong ones
- Hiring cheap vs hiring the correct fit
- How tolerating bad employees can kill great ones
Victor shares a motivational story of how quality customer service led to an unexpected career opportunity in a new industry. Meanwhile, Jani considers buying another vehicle (yes, another vehicle) after a disappointing service visit.
The One Where Jani Makes More Mispronunciations And Victor Starts Hiring
With an open position on the marketing team, Victor struggles to find a good candidate and shares some job application tips.
Jani talks about a former co-worker, Sergio, and how he was hired with zero experience - but plenty of drive.
Victor asks the question: if you can choose only one, do you hire a videographer or a photographer?
Diving into the past, Jani shares a story about millions spent on software that completely missed the mark, and the importance of understanding how end users will interact with what you are creating.
... and the boys continue the countdown to Laracon 2020 in Atlanta.