Yo! Podcast #007 – Gilbert Pellegrom – Software Engineer, Nivo Slider Founder
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.
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- 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
- Gilbert Twitter: @gilbitron
- Portfolio: gilbitron.me
- Built: Nivo Slider
- Worked: WooCommerce
- Worked: Dunked
- Worked: ThemeZilla
- Works: Delicious Brains
- Mention: Red Hit Chilli Pipers
- Mention: WordCamp Europe (watch my talk)
- Mention: SpinupWP
- Mention: Laravel Forge
- Mention: Biffy Clyro
- Mention: Ionut and ThemeIsle
- Side-Project: Surveyr
- Mention: Laravel Vapor
- Mention: Sellwire
- Mention: Laracasts
- Mention: Wes Bos
- Mention: Brave Browser
- Mention: Refactoring UI tips by Adam Wathan and Steve Schoger
- Mention: Unsplash
- Outro Track: Sons Of Hades by The Proven via Epidemic Sound
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