What happens when Phillip forgets his headphones? Terrible audio quality, that’s what! Recorded 30 days before Imagine 2018 and never released, this episode held up production due to its neverending issues and basically almost never saw the light of day. Not for the faint of heart – this one is for the true fans that can’t get enough of MageTalk.
You’ve been warned!
2:12 Shoptalk Shenanigans
Phillip has insider knowledge that says (contrary to what Gary Benerofe (@garymediaspa) says) that the first twenty minutes are actually the most entertaining and not just filler.
Dissension amongst the ranks!
3:32 Distributed Contribution Day (say that five times fast)
Distributed-cd in GitHub if ya nasty.
419 tickets, over 40 pull requests, and over a dozen Magento agencies took part in Distributed Contribution Day. The boys break down the details of the repository.
Kalen gives a shoutout to Atwix for their great contributions.
Is this the new MageStackDay?
6:41 Some Magento Complaints
Shoutout to the echoing audio in this section.
Phillip gives a lot of exposition before complaining about Partner Points and the amount of contribution some developers give without getting any recognition.
Is this creating uncertainty in the Magento Partner community?
13:08 A complaint within a complaint
Kalen brings up the change in Magento certification naming.
Does this sound like a downgrade to you?
14:20 Another Distributed Contribution Day Shoutout
Kalen gives a shoutout to the elusive Peter O’Callaghan (@pete_cags) for a making rare appearance.
15:50 Shameless Commerce Hero Plug
Kalen gives us some updates on Commerce Hero’s recent successes and what he’s been working on.
17:42 The Search Workflow
Phillip asks Kalen what his search workflow looks like and how he handles this important step for Commerce Hero. Kalen breaks down what queries he uses as well as what’s important when matching potential applicants to positions.
“When you simplify, clean things up, and speed things up…something happens where some of the loss of functionality ends up being positive because speed is so important.” -Kalen Jordan
26:35 GraphQL is useful as Hell
Watch the video here.
Now that’s useful.
31:24 Component Driven Architecture
Phillip discusses how component driven architecture is making a comeback.
“Component Driven Architecture is going to change the way that we’re designing and the way that we’re building to where we will have almost functional mockups.” -Phillip Jackson
33:05 The Cost of Strict Deadlines
Kalen mentions a very transparent and telling tweet from Joshua Warren (@JoshuaSWarren) that shows the cost of some strict agency deadlines.
Mental health is important, folks. Take care of yourself.
This is what it looks like when you collapse from exhaustion from a 48 hour site launch followed by waking up at 4:30AM to catch a flight. I was going to make a joke, but this is no joke. The stresses we put ourselves under in this industry are why groups like OSMI are vital. pic.twitter.com/VAl5w9FG6o
— Joshua Warren (@JoshuaSWarren) March 27, 2018
35:08 Mental Health for the Self-Employed
Phillip asks Kalen what Mental Health looks like for those that are self-employed. Kalen breaks down the differences between what he faces today and what he has experienced in the past. Phillip then goes into the stresses he faces working remotely full time along with the multitude of side projects he takes on.
“Being able to turn it off and know where your limits are is really hard when you’re working at home or especially when you work for yourself.” -Phillip Jackson
40:31 Mentor/Mentee Matching
Kalen mentions a tweet by Sander Mangel (@sandermangel) regarding matching mentors and mentees and then goes into the details on how he matches the two.
Are you just starting out as a Magento developer and looking for a bit of mentorship? I would love to help you.
Please read this: https://t.co/QGg6BGM4iY
— Sander Mangel (@sandermangel) February 10, 2018
I have some data for mentors / mentees. Haven't quite polished up the matching logic because it's similar to job matching but still quite different.
Maybe if someone wanted to give a hand with that I could possibly add them to github.
— Kalen Jordan (@kalenjordan) February 10, 2018
44:28 Compensation for Mentorship
Phillip asks Kalen what he thinks about compensation for a mentorship position. Does it water the value of the relationship down when someone has to pay for it? He brings up how Alan Storm (@alanstorm) uses Patreon to distribute his mentorship.
Kalen is also looking for a mentee. Hint, hint.
48:05 Some Magento Community Love
Phillip gushes about how forthcoming and giving the Magento community is with its time and resources.
Y’all are a good bunch.
51:08 Shoutouts Upon Shoutouts
Video recordings are now available from Reacticon for only $10. That’s an unbelievable deal.
-Gary Benerofe (@garymediaspa)
-Peter O’Callaghan (@pete_cags)
-Max Bucknell (@maxbucknell)
-Joshua Warren (@JoshuaSWarren)
-Sander Mangel (@sandermangel)
-Alan Storm (@alanstorm)
-Brian Taylor (@BrianTaylorhere)
-Max Pronko (@max_pronko)