Posts marked with “community”

finally{}: The State of PHP User Groups

by · September 3, 2019

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I was researching user groups on various websites such as php.ug and friendsofphp.org, as well as Meetup for work. As I did, I saw three trends forming which I’m sharing here.

 

Symfony 4, Legacy Code, the Future of PHP, and Karl Hughes

by · August 26, 2019

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Eric, John, and Oscar discuss Symfony 4, legacy code, and interview Karl Hughes about what it takes to run a user group.

 

Cultivating a Community: Five Things I’ve Learned Running a PHP User Group

by · August 2, 2019

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In my first year of co-organizing the Chicago PHP User Group, I have learned a lot and met many wonderful people. Combining insights from the community with some of my own, I wanted to pass on some of the things I’ve learned about building and maintaining a thriving technical community. Whether you’re an organizer or attendee, I hope this gives you some insight into what goes on behind the scenes of running a user group.

 

finally{}: Semver, PHP and WordPress

by · July 2, 2019

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Recently there was a big announcement that with WordPress 5.2, that they would be updating the minimum required version of PHP to 5.6. That’s a huge deal, but as can be expected, a vocal minority of the PHP community immediately erupted in anger

 

finally{}: Conferences and Community

by · June 5, 2019

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So as someone who runs conferences for the community (And does so full-time, so does need to make a buck or two), I wanted to address a recent discussion that came up on twitter. A gentleman who was running a design conference in Dallas (for only $200 ticket price), was ranting about speakers, and how […]

 

finally{}: The State of PHP

by · May 2, 2019

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I’ve spent a while now working on my seven deadly sins series of articles, and so it’s been a while since we’ve stepped back to look at PHP itself. Where are we as a language, and as a community?

 

Community Corner: A New Sponsorship Framework

by · February 15, 2019

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A little over a year ago my team lead looked at my first few months as a Developer Evangelist and decided that since I was already doing work for and with underrepresented developers, we should try making that one of the communities I officially serve.

 

Community Corner: A New Sponsorship Framework

by · February 5, 2019

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A little over a year ago my team lead looked at my first few months as a Developer Evangelist and decided that since I was already doing work for and with underrepresented developers, we should try making that one of the communities I officially serve.

 

Where My Girls At?

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I had a rough day at work on Friday. I want to share with the PHP community what made it rough, what I have learned about being in a male-dominated industry, and how I have worked with my coworkers to minimize the rough days.

 

Community Corner: Community Review 2018

by · December 11, 2018

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The final days of 2018 are looming on us, and I wanted to take a look back on some of the things, good and bad, that happened in and around the PHP community this year.