Episode 33: Drop Out or Entrepreneur?


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Continuing our series of asking web professionals what they studied and how it affects their job today, we talk with Dan Philibin about how he learned what he knows and what his plans are for after high school. Of course, we also go over what's current in the classroom and the latest web news.

0:00 Welcome to Required Listening

  • 1:20 - Dan Philibin's Introduction

3:38 What's Current in the Classroom

  • 4:24 - Web languages in 7 days
  • 5:06 - Web working on portfolios
  • 5:30 - Web development transferring WordPress
  • 6:20 - "Responsive design is so cool"
  • 6:52 - Interns make updates to 100s of static files
  • 7:12 - Kyle takes 3 days to open his MacBook Pro

8:00 Webucation What What what?!?

  • 8:18 - Topic of interviewing the pros on their education
  • 8:30 - First million at age 1
  • 9:18 - Latest with WPCoder

10:44 Getting Technical - Interview with Dan Philibin

  • 10:50 - More music to introduce Dan, again
  • 11:20 - What in the world is WordPress?
  • 12:14 - Junion in high school running a business
  • 12:24 - Started making web sites in 4th grade!
  • 14:36 - Never built a site in tables
  • 16:12 - Are you going to college?
  • 18:35 - Don't you think you'll be screwed?
  • 24:46 - Knowing the right people v. Having a degree

30:23 - What's Current in the Web World

  • 30:40 - Kyle is OCD
  • 32:05 - Friend of the show - Talbytalbs
  • 32:50 - Bad English accents making fun of Boag World
  • 33:41 - Charlie and the Apple Factory
  • 34:22 - iPad2 is cooler than Kyle's story
  • 37:50 - Say Viget
  • 38:16 - On the ExpressionEngine Blog
  • 41:56 - EE Chop shop?
  • 44:26 - Sitepoints bickers over Responsive Design
  • 45:32 - Microsoft's effort to get users off IE6
  • 47:10 - Line25 HTML5 and CSS3 contact form

48:50 - Recommends from Kyle, Zac, and Dan

  • 49:15 - Kyle recommends OSX Spaces
  • 50:50 - Dan recommends jsfiddle.net
  • 52:38 - Support Dan Philibin