The OSTraining Podcast #22: Andrew Embler and concrete5

I was fortunate to record a podcast entry with Steve Burge of We cover concrete5, PortlandLabs, growing as a developer and much more. Please check it out!

Andrew is the founder and CTO of Concrete5, an open source CMS that's comparable to WordPress, Drupal, Joomla and others.

Concrete5 has been around for over a decade and has introduced some innovations that other projects still haven't managed to equal. For example, for a long time now, Concrete5 users have been able to click on any part of the site to edit items, right there on the page.

I talk with Andrew about what it's like to run a large project for many years. He describes the ups-and-downs, including a major release that broke backwards compatability and frustrated some community members. Andrew also talks how he found a second wind, 10 years into building his project!

Please head over to for the full episode, and let me know what you think.

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