About That Podcast

Everything you might want to know...

That Podcast started in a way most podcasts probably start. Dave suggested some podcasts for Beau to check out. Beau hadn't really listened to podcasts before but he really dug the ones Dave recommended. They talked it over and decided to start one themselves. Boom. That Podcast was born.

We talk about it a bit in Episode 1 if you want to check it out. Really, we just want to talk to each other and share our discussions with others in the hopes that it might help in some way.

A common question we get asked when we were starting up was, "what are you going to talk about?" Pretty much everything is on the table. We're both dads. We're both programmers. So really, "life?"

At the end of the day we're are doing this for us but we hope that we can bring something else to others. We do hope you enjoy it!

We want to interact with YOU! Call +1 979-353-0100 and leave us a voicemail! Ask a question. Make a comment. Tell us how awesome we are. Tell us how NOT awesome we are. We don't care. As long as it is awesome we'll play it on the air and respond!

Beau Simensen (@beausimensen, beau.io) has been a professional polyglot programmer since 1998.

He owns Dragonfly Development (@dflydev, dflydev.com), a consulting company, and is Co-founder and Chief Software Architect for REFLX Labs (@reflxlabs, reflxlabsinc.com), a wearables startup out of Seattle that is currently bringing its product Boogio (@wearboogio, boogio.com) to market.

An active open-sourcer, he created Sculpin (@getsculpin, sculpin.io) and helped create Stack PHP (@stackphp, stackphp.com). He is also the Sculpin representative to the PHP Framework Interoperability Group (PHP-FIG, php-fig.org, @phpfig).

Beau is a proponent of framework agnostic code. Unglue all the things!

After living in Seattle for many years Beau set off for the midwest with his wife and son to spend time with their families.

Currently, he lives near Madison, WI where he can frequently be found attending the Madison PHP user group.

Dave Marshall is a software engineer, who has been building web applications with various technologies since around 2004. Dave is a big fan of the Kaizen philosophy and is constantly trying tools, techniques and methodologies to improve his output.

Dave currently works as the Technical Manager at Childcare.co.uk, runs ATST Solutions and blogs at davedevelopment.co.uk.

In his spare time, Dave has started making an effort to contribute back to the Open Source community, contributing to projects like Mockery and Silex, and also attending and talking at conferences.

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Our friends at That Conference are awesome! However, we are not affiliated in any way beyond the fact that we happen to both follow the «That [Thing]» formula in naming our ventures. Do check them out, though! Cool peeps!