The OSTraining Podcast #8: Andy Miller
In this week’s episode, I talk with Andy Miller.
Andy Miller has a long and storied history as web developer and businessman. Andy started as the first webmaster at ExxonMobile, before starting Rockettheme, the company that created the commercial theme industry. One of the founders of Joomla, he’s now also the founder of Grav, a new and exciting flat-file CMS.
In this episode, Andy talks about his background, and also explains his philosophy for the right way to grow an open source software project.
Find out more at Rockettheme.com and GetGrav.org.
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It was worth putting the time aside to listen to this – enjoyed it! I’m really interested in GRAV but like to learn from video but they seem a bit thin on the ground at the moment – is OSTraining considering doing a getting started one?
Hi Alan. Thanks for the positive feedback. Yes, definitely. Grav is one of the few new platforms we see interest in … people seem to really like it.
I’ve been trying out Grav, and so far it’s very straightforward as far as understanding how things work. And because it works on flat files it won’t kill your cheap little $5 server that you have up on Digital Ocean. =/ I’m cheap, and I love Digital Ocean, sooo I’m talking about myself, but with Drupal 8 things are getting tricky for people who have learned Drupal to spin up a smallish site. My sites are small and they’re on a shoestring budget and I think Grav may be a perfect fit. It really helps to get in their slack channel too. The community is kinda small, but very active. Smart people.
Thanks Scott. This is all super useful feedback. At this rate, we’ll probably start to invest in creating some Grav training. It’s great to hear people like yourself think about the use-cases for Grav.