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Skill Pathway

Come on our podcast - or shout out someone you'd love to hear as a guest!

Matthew Collison
I'm the CTO of international video agency Wooshii and I run an educational media brand called Skill Pathway. I also occasionally chat to people on my podcast, The Learning Developers Podcast.
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I'm Matt, and I'm the Founder / Creator of all the content you see from us - I also run a podcast called The Learning Developers Podcast that we've been running since April.

It's got 2000+ listens from the first 5 episodes, and after an intense 3 months of building our free course, we're finally ready to begin giving community members a voice to share their experiences, get advice, and community leaders a chance to give their own advice at scale to our audience of beginners (although we do have some mid-level and further on listeners too!)

Know Someone You'd Like Us To Talk To?

Don't want to be a guest yourself, but know a voice in the community you'd love to hear on? Please shout them out in the comments, and we'll politely get in touch to see if they'd like to chat to us. We'd really appreciate it as we want to have a good mix of leading voices and genuine people who are in the process (... aren't we all)

You Can Be A Guest Too!

If you're someone who has something to say to newbies, or maybe you're a newbie with some experiences to share that you'd love to talk through on a podcast (we'll even help you with anything you want help with), we really want to talk to you. We have so much fun on these episodes and it's really interesting not only getting to know people, but to give our listeners some sound advice through the conversations that can happen.

These types of conversations always happen off air and could provide value to so many people, so bringing "non-community leaders" can be just as valuable as bringing community leaders on most of the time.

If you're considering becoming a guest, just drop us a DM on here and we'll have a chat about what you want to say and see if it makes sense.

But I've Never Been on a Podcast Before?

It might seem scary to you, but we want to clear up as much of the process to remove any unknowns

  • I do a lot of research and pre-planning to ensure it's comfortable for you and we have a surplus of topics to talk about.
  • We have an online call beforehand to get prepared for some of the questions we'll go through, and have a bit of pre-discussion so we know it's something you'd want to talk about
  • We'll then talk for anywhere between 30 minutes and 1 hour, and we'll record the voice from it and use that
  • You're welcome to talk about any product you own if it's something that will benefit our community - it's an informal conversation and we're here to bring value
  • Worried about making errors? You're welcome to listen to the unedited audio beforehand and tell us anything you want us to remove. It's super easy for us to do that
  • I'll do any intros and outros in post production

Where Can I Listen To The Podcast Now?

If you want to listen to get an idea of the conversational style, or maybe you're just interested in the episodes, you can tune in on these platforms:

Google Play wouldn't approve european podcasts for some reasons... That's probably changed now so we'll try get there soon as well.

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Richard Bagshaw • Edited

Listening to your podcast now, I like it! not far from myself either by the sounds of it.

Never been on a podcast, but I like talking so why not! :D

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Matthew Collison Author

Glad you like it Richard - and awesome!! It seems that you use a similar stack to us.

When I get 5 minutes I’ll drop you a DM and we can organise something! Can’t wait :D

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Richard Bagshaw

Ha cool, sounds good, speak soon mate :)

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Richard Klose

I have no podcasting experience at all, but I'd really like to try it out. Looks like nice opportunity to get started with podcasting.

I have some topics, that might be interesting and I'd like to talk about, e.g.:

  • We've built our own UI Framework on top of Angular and Bootstrap. I could share some thoughts about why and how we did it, and when somebody should do that or definitely should not.
  • I am responsible for most of our development infrastructure, so there are a lot of things I could share, from self-hosting several services companies might need in their own network up to creating specific infrastructure for very specific needs and how to maintain that. Also some security insights in that context might be interesting.
  • I work partly remote/from home because I want to spend as much time as possible with my family. Remote-work is a really new concept to our company, so I could share some insights on how we switch from a "in-office-only" to a "everyone-can-work-remotely" culture for ~30 devs in less than two years without any productivity issues at all.
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Matthew Collison Author

Richard - from all the points you laid out here, we'd love to have you on our podcast as we know your personal experience and expertise can provide so much value to beginners.

Can you drop us a message on DEV Connect (via our Profile)? Then we can get the ball rolling. We'd message you but we forgot it requires a mutual follow :)

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Matthew Collison Author

Brownie points if you can help us get the Podcast feed on DEV.to... We've seen a few others do it but haven't managed to do it ourselves yet.

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Albert Park

Hi Matt! We got our show (Public Function) listed by emailing yo@dev.to . Michael helped us out there.

Would love to be on the show. Definitely DM me!

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Matthew Collison Author

Thanks for the insight Albert, super appreciated! Will be pinging an email over to them shortly.

Would you mind DM'ing us via our profile with a quick hello? We can't send you a message without a mutual follow, but our DM's are always open so if you pop a message in there then we can get the ball rolling :)

Maybe we can get you + Greg on at the same time! That'd be cool! Always happy to be a guest on yours if it makes any sense too.

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Juan F Gonzalez

I found your guys' dev course the other day and saw it was very beginner-friendly. I'll get a listen to the podcast maybe on Spotify and see what's all about.
Cheers!

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Matthew Collison Author

Sweet Juan, glad you think it's beginner friendly. Please give us any criticism too as we're trying to ensure it's the best totally-free frontend crash course out there. Not because we're competitive, just because we want to help!

If you want more general tips on career, mindset, productivity in regards to being and becoming a developer, there's a lot of value you can get from our podcast and the guests we've had on. We've got another 13 lined up now too so there's sure to be some interesting conversations coming up!

Thanks for consuming our content :)

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Juan F Gonzalez

Yeah, I feel like it's a course I'd wanted to find out when I first started learning frontend couple of years ago. And like I said, I'll give a listen to some episodes to see what's all about and maybe later I could apply to be in it. That sounds like it could be really fun!

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Matthew Collison Author

That's so cool to hear, and really great feedback. Thank you so much!

Cool, well let us know what you think and we'd love to have you on whenever you feel ready!

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Gregory Parsons

I have a pod over at dev.to/publicfunction drop me a DM. I’d like to chat!

My compadre does all the production work. I believe he is going to ping you about how we got listed.

Chat soon!

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Matthew Collison Author

Thanks Greg - tu compadre Albert has kindly pointed us in the right direction. Thanks a bunch!

We'd love to have you on - if you could DM us that would be great as we can't do it without a mutual follow. Or if you and Albert both want to come on, maybe I can talk to just one of you or we can hop on a discord. I'm good either way.

Thanks for responding!

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Gregory Parsons

Il'l chat with him later. Il'l DM you either way so we can start chatting.

Thanks!

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Matthew Collison Author

Thanks Greg! Got it, we'll get back to you shortly :D

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Stefan Dorresteijn

I have a decent amount of podcasting experience, so I'd be happy to join you guys for an episode :)

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Matthew Collison Author

Awesome Stefan - we'll DM you when we get a spare 5 minutes to get you booked in! Thanks for responding :D

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Ryan Furrer

Just sent a DM!

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Matthew Collison Author

The ball is rolling!

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Jovan Hernandez

Hi!

I’d love to learn more and possibly discuss being apart of your podcast as a guest.

Looking forward to learning more!