Yo! Podcast #007 – Gilbert Pellegrom – Software Engineer, Nivo Slider Founder

Published by @RobHope in on September 12, 2019

Gilbert Pellegrom (@gilbitron) is a Scottish software engineer with an impressive resume working with the likes of WooCommerce, ThemeZilla, Dunked and now Delicious Brains. He is also a side-project heavyweight and was the man behind the popular Nivo Slider jQuery plugin used by thousands including Dell, AOL and eBay. Gilbert and I chat about nightmare NDA situations, the state of online privacy, Biffy Clyro and if all side-projects should be monetized.

The conversation topics, episode links and text transcription are found below – hope you enjoy the interview!

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Conversation Topics:

  • 00:58 – Interview starts
  • 02:16 – Current work at Delicious Brains
  • 04:10 – Intermission: True, False, Maybe
  • 05:05 – Nivo Slider
  • 08:18 – Should all side-projects be monetized?
  • 09:08 – Adam Wathan Cameo
  • 09:18 – Nivo Slider peak sales, decline, sale
  • 11:04 – Nightmare selling WP-Updates
  • 12:42 – Intermission: No Context
  • 13:25 – Biffy Clyro vs Foo Fighters
  • 14:30 – Online tracking and privacy
  • 16:04 – Laravel Vapor
  • 17:48 – Why do you build side-projects?
  • 18:55 – Intermission: Donate a coffee
  • 19:12 – Staying on top of dev skills and trends
  • 20:13 – Hardware and software
  • 21:51 – Should developers learn to design?
  • 24:15 – How do you stay motivated working remote?
  • 25:45 – Outro


Transcription:

Check back Monday 16 September.


Hope you enjoyed the Yo! Podcast interview!

Much love,
Rob

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