Community Works! ZendCon 2012

Community Works! ZendCon 2012

Learn how you can be a part of the PHP Community



October 25, 2012


  1. Community works!

  2. Welcome at ZendCon2012

  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. ?

  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. Conferences

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

  36. …on a daily basis

  37. They don’t bite!!!

  38. Hallway tracks

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

    Evans - Blue Parabola
  40. Participate in hackatons

  41. You can make a difference

  42. Leave feedback on

  43. speakers and conference organizers

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

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

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

  47. user group meetings community events

  48. Great for online resume

  49. Check out!

  50. It incorporates!

  51. “Open-source is a lifestyle”

  52. A state-of-mind

  53. To give back or participate

  54. Something you “just” do

  55. It’s up to you

  56. Meet project owners

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

    project lead of Phing
  58. Having a backchannel

  59. Bonus

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

  61. It opens doors to new opportunities

  62. Direct lines inside

  63. Benefit for community & profession

  64. The PHP community

  65. We’re a family

  66. Advice, support or new jobs

  67. Recruitment

  68. Tech communities are a magnet for recruiters

  69. We’re NOT a job-board!

  70. We met Lonnie Brown… Lonnie is a recruiter

  71. But different…

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

    the PHP community” Lonnie Brown - Jacob Group

  74. It’s passion that drives us

  75. We all chip in our “free” time

  76. And it’s easy to bash others

  77. If you like the talks

  78. Buy the speakers a beer

  79. Or pizza

  80. Or lock them in your trunk

  81. Or simply say “thank you”

  82. Michelangelo van Dam

  83. slides: twitter: @dragonbe

  84. marco: 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:
  85. Thank you! Please leave feedback to make this talk