About the Show
phpBB Weekly is a weekly podcast, recorded live every Saturday, that covers phpBB, the world’s most popular free and open-source bulletin board software. The show features in-depth analysis of the latest phpBB news, tutorials on how to use phpBB as a user or administrator and how to use it to build a successful community, highlights of the best MODs and Styles available for phpBB, and exclusive interviews with phpBB team members and other prominent members of the phpBB community. The show is recorded live most Saturdays at 1 PM EDT (1700 UTC), and is released in full-quality podcast form on this website a day or two later.
Although the show is not affiliated or endorsed by the phpBB Group, the show does receive a lot of support from individual phpBB team members, many of whom have made numerous personal appearances on the show. phpBB Weekly has featured exclusive live coverage of a number of phpBB events such as Londonvasion 2008 and OSCONvasion 2009 and has often been one of the first sources for details of breaking phpBB news. For example, phpBB Weekly was the first source where early details of phpBB 3.1 (then-3.2) Ascraeus was announced back in January 2008, and played a major role in providing details of a significant phpBB.com outage in February 2009.
phpBB Weekly seeks to be a podcast that represents the phpBB community. Therefore, we encourage our listeners to become active, by asking questions in our live chat room while we’re broadcasting for us to respond to, by suggesting content that we should cover on the show, and by helping to spread the word about our podcast to other members of the phpBB community. Suggestions for how you can get involved in the phpBB Weekly community are listed in the right-hand sidebar.
About the Hosts
Douglas Bell is a student from San Francisco, CA (USA), currently attending American University in Washington, DC, majoring in Public Communication. He is known on phpBB.com and most other websites as webmacster87. Douglas has actively participated on many forums in the past, has been an administrator/moderator on many forums, and has also written many MODs for phpBB2. His past MODs include such titles as Advanced Version Check and ACP User Registration which have been used and applauded by many phpBB administrators. Douglas was a member of the phpBB MODifications Team during November 2005-August 2006 as a MOD validator. He has lots of experience with phpBB2 and is slowly but surely getting familiar with phpBB3. Douglas is also a semi-active blogger, primarily writing for his personal blog, The Smorgasbord of Douglas Bell.
David Lewis is a Software Engineer from Spokane, WA (USA). He is known on phpBB.com and other phpBB related websites as Highway of Life. David is a full time lead programmer/developer for a Human Resources Enhancement company out of Nashville (Tennessee) that builds web-based software for corporate clients before moving to Spokane in late 2007. Since early 2005, David started working with the new version of phpBB3 (Olympus) and in mid-April of 2006 David co-founded Star Trek Guide along with his brother Francis (known as Handyman on most websites). The site focus quickly turned from Star Trek to strictly programming-oriented and soon became what is now phpBB Academy with the primary focus of assisting and mentoring current and future phpBB MOD Authors to build better, more secure, scalable MODs that strictly adhere to the phpBB3 Coding Guidelines and practices. While David works primarily with the phpBB3 MOD community assisting other Authors, he also has his own collection of almost two dozen phpBB3 MODs that he works on in his spare time. David is a former member of the phpBB MODifications team, serving in July 2007-May 2009. He is now a member of the phpBB QA Team.
Photo taken at OSCONvasion 2009
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