I had the privilege of speaking to the campers at LAMP Camp about my experiences in the web industry. I told my story of how I got into the industry and shared advice and things I've learned along the way.
These slides were not intended to convey good content but were merely placeholders to help organize my thoughts and keep me on track.
to PHP Rock Star
I hate the term “x rock star.”
where you came from.
“Why do you work with the WEB
especially and not with any
other programming? What is it
about the web that excites you
and thrills you to go forward?”
Seek out and listen
to the advice of others.
But don’t always follow it.
Sometimes you’re in the
right place at the right time.
“Luck is what happens when
preparation meets opportunity.”
Find a mentor.
1. Ask what coding standards the
2. Ask whether the company uses
3. Ask how much of the code is
covered by tests.
4. Ask to have the company’s
deployment process described.
$ [email protected]
If you want to talk more, feel free
to contact me.
1. “PopRoxx at the DNA Lounge” by Jacob Applebaum, CC BY-SA 2.0
2. “lecture hall / university” by marcus spiske, CC BY 2.0
3. “A Little Luck” by JD Hancock, CC BY 2.0
4. “Lotus 荷花” by Eddi Tsai, CC BY-SA 2.0
5. Untitled by Eli White, CC BY-SA 2.0
6. “Bonnaroo 2010 / Jay-Z” by Jade McClelland, CC BY-NC-ND 2.0
7. “Cairns in the Valley of Fire” by Ben Ramsey, CC BY-SA 2.0
8. “PHPers out to do Amsterdam” by Aaron Wormus