Community Works! - Boston PHP North East 2012

Community Works! - Boston PHP North East 2012

Talk given at the Boston PHP North East 2012 Conference at Microsoft NERD center



August 11, 2012


  1. Community works!

  2. Welcome at PHP North East

  3. Great speakers

  4. Started all just like you!

  5. Take notes

  6. Discover new tools

  7. Discuss with colleagues

  8. Blog your experiences

  9. Extend the community

  10. Passion

  11. Elizabeth Naramore

  12. “Passion moves us forward in the face of stagnation”

  13. “with the right ingredients, awesome communities are born”

  14. “and ideas come to life”

  15. Github

  16. it’s all about sharing collaborative source control

  17. But what is Git?

  18. Travis Swicegood

  19. He wrote THE book

  20. None
  21. And he did

  22. Knowledge

  23. Lorna Jane Mitchel

  24. Don’t give a man a fish

  25. Teach a man how to fish

  26. User group meetings

  27. Interactions Presentations

  28. Google: php ug <location>

  29. If none exists in your area…

  30. You’re the one to start one!

  31. How to get the word out?

  32. None
  33. Local businesses

  34. Local businesses User group meetings in their mailings and newsletters

  35. Conferences

  36. Learn from the people who wrote the tools you use…

  37. …on a daily basis

  38. They don’t bite!!!

  39. Hallway tracks

  40. “Fuel for solutions, ideas and in the end… results” Cal

    Evans - Blue Parabola
  41. Participate in hackatons

  42. You can make a difference

  43. Leave feedback on

  44. speakers and conference organizers

  45. If you like the talk/conference, let them know

  46. If you didn’t like it, explain what you didn’t like

    and how to do it better next time!
  47. Used for Call for Paper proposals

  48. user group meetings community events

  49. Great for online resume

  50. Check out!

  51. It incorporates!

  52. “Open-source is a lifestyle”

  53. A state-of-mind

  54. To give back or participate

  55. Something you “just” do

  56. It’s up to you

  57. Meet project owners

  58. “I didn’t realize so many developers used Phing” Michiel Rook,

    project lead of Phing
  59. Having a backchannel

  60. Bonus

  61. Through open-source, I got in touch with big companies

  62. It opens doors to new opportunities

  63. Direct lines inside

  64. Benefit for community & profession

  65. The PHP community

  66. We’re a family

  67. Advice, support or new jobs

  68. Recruitment

  69. Tech communities are a magnet for recruiters

  70. We’re NOT a job-board!

  71. We met Lonnie Brown… Lonnie is a recruiter

  72. But different…

  73. “I've never seen a community so friendly & helpful as

    the PHP community” Lonnie Brown - Jacob Group

  75. It’s passion that drives us

  76. We all chip in our “free” time

  77. And it’s easy to bash others

  78. If you like the talks

  79. Buy the speakers a beer

  80. Or pizza

  81. Or lock them in your trunk

  82. Or simply say “thank you”

  83. Michelangelo van Dam

  84. slides: twitter: @dragonbe

  85. Boston skyline: red carpet: atmosphere: pizza:

    david: blog: passion: elizabeth: github: travis: liz smith: anna: knowledge: conferences: attendees: michiel: chuck norris: bbq: community: michelangelo: creative commons: thank you: hallway tracks: hackathons:
  86. Thank you! Please leave feedback to make this talk