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Integrating Communities

Jenny Wong
October 04, 2014

Integrating Communities

A call for PHP to help build the bridge for subsets of the PHP community - especially WordPress.

Jenny Wong

October 04, 2014
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  1. Integrating Communities
    Jenny Wong : @miss_ jwo

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  2. I <3 WordPress

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  3. The mocking of
    WordPress by PHP is like
    watching my parents
    having a fight every day.

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  4. Yes WordPress code
    quality isn’t great.

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  5. Then again PHP has its
    flaws too

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  6. There are not enough
    developers as it is.

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  7. So why are we belittling a
    subset of developers that
    we have?

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  8. But we can change this.

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  9. Lets fix it.

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  10. I am one person

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  11. Multi dimensional
    problems need a
    multidimensional
    solution.

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  12. PHP conferences

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  13. Stop putting them on the
    same dates!

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  14. Someone has to make the
    first step.

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  15. WordPress User Groups

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  16. PHP User Groups

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  17. Waiting around is boring

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  18. WordPress Developers
    DO want to learn PHP

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  19. Help teach them!

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  20. Go to their user groups
    and invite them to the php
    community!

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  21. Plugin development

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  22. Plugins do not have to be
    at a minimum of PHP5.2

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  23. Don’t belittle

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  24. Leave the door open

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  25. Be cheerleaders

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  26. ie. an air hostess.
    Be hosts

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  27. Yes WordPress isn’t
    great.

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  28. But we can improve
    one step at a time.

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  29. @miss_ jwo
    Thank You

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