13 episodes

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.

Foreign Devs Podcast Victor Gonzalez, Jani Gyllenberg

    • Technology

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 Makes More Mispronunciations And Victor Starts Hiring

    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.

    • 36 min

    The One Where Jani Makes A Million Mistakes And Victor Applies To Guitar Center

    The One Where Jani Makes A Million Mistakes And Victor Applies To Guitar Center

    The boys take a look back at the past 10 years and compare how many cars each has owned. First though, Victor shares the internal tool/software project he’s working on which enables co-workers to submit ideas and voice their opinions - awarding the best idea each month with paid time off.

    • 45 min
    The One Where Jani Backs Peloton & Victor Gets A Mohawk

    The One Where Jani Backs Peloton & Victor Gets A Mohawk

    The duo return from a short holiday break for the 10th episode of Foreign Devs.

    Victor and Jani discuss the outrage over the new Peloton TV ad. Jani shops for a Sleep Number bed and unearths some clever marketing strategies, and the power of customer feedback/reviews online.

    After weeks of waiting, including a damaged delivery, Jani receives his new 13" MacBook Pro just as the new 16" debuts. Victor touches on his Mac setups, performance upgrades and debates dual-screens vs. a large single screen.

    As a follow-up to his first and successful Laravel API Development & Vue JS SPA from Scratch Udemy course, Victor launches a 10-hour series: Facebook Clone with Laravel, TDD, Vue & Tailwind CSS.

    Jani takes a look at technology advancing quicker than perceptions in society, and Victor looks at how phone upgrade cycles have changed since mobile phones became mainstream and the role marketing has played in them.

    Finally, Victor shares the story of why he showed up with a mohawk for his original interview with Jani.

    • 39 min
    The One Where Jani Discourages Ad Spending & Victor Finds A Flash Site

    The One Where Jani Discourages Ad Spending & Victor Finds A Flash Site

    In this episode, Victor discusses power of web scraping and real world applications for it. Jani shares his thoughts on investing in advertising vs. spending on advertising. The two explore memorable marketing and how some companies can miss the mark on ads.

    • 32 min
    The One Where Jani Explains the Dangers Of Hiring Idiots For Marketing & Victor Nods His Head

    The One Where Jani Explains the Dangers Of Hiring Idiots For Marketing & Victor Nods His Head

    In this episode, Jani lands a $300,000 sales thanks to a year-old video to a customer across the country. The two meet up at this year's Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, and Facebook's SDK knocks Victor out with a bad headache.

    On the marketing front, we get thrown a curveball with a printed catalog from one of the biggest technology trendsetters. Jani discusses the cat-and-mouse game of marketing destroying communication mediums, before sharing how too many SEO companies destroy ROI by ripping off customers.

    Finally, the two discuss how anything is possible with proper preparation and Jani explains why and how he took one of the world's largest car manufacturers to court.

    • 30 min

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