addressalign-toparrow-leftarrow-rightbackbellblockcalendarcameraccwcheckchevron-downchevron-leftchevron-rightchevron-small-downchevron-small-leftchevron-small-rightchevron-small-upchevron-upcircle-with-checkcircle-with-crosscircle-with-pluscrossdots-three-verticaleditemptyheartexporteye-with-lineeyefacebookfolderfullheartglobegmailgooglegroupshelp-with-circleimageimagesinstagramlinklocation-pinm-swarmSearchmailmessagesminusmoremuplabelShape 3 + Rectangle 1ShapeoutlookpersonJoin Group on CardStartprice-ribbonShapeShapeShapeShapeImported LayersImported LayersImported Layersshieldstartickettrashtriangle-downtriangle-uptwitteruserwarningyahoo

AtlantaPHP June 2013 Meeting

PRESENTATION: !Normal === Awesome!

Presentation by Cal Evans, Developer Community Relations Director at Kony (@CalEvans)

As PHP developers we are about as far from normal as you can get. Traditional developers master their craft, charge when they work and go home on the weekends and putter around in their workshops. Many PHP developers give away what they know, help others freely and spend their weekends coding to talking about coding. The cool thing is, the thing that makes us not normal is the thing that makes us so awesome. Let's celebrate our lack of normality and revel in our awesomeness. Fly your freak flag proudly; you are a PHP developer and you build the web!

About Cal: For the past 13 years Cal has worked with PHP and MySQL on Linux, OSX, and Windows. He has built a variety of projects ranging in size from simple web pages to multi-million dollar web applications. When not banging his head on his monitor, attempting a blood sacrifice to get a particular piece of code working, he enjoys building and managing development teams using his widely imitated but never patented management style of “management by wandering around”.

These days, when not working with PHP, Cal can be found working on a variety of projects like CoderFaire and DayCamp4Developers. He speaks at conferences around the world on topics ranging from technical talks to motivational talks for developers, and he blogs at blog.calevans.com.

Join or login to comment.

  • Charles

    I was unable to attend as I had to choose between two great presentations. I was hoping to attend and to network as I'm newish to PHP. I wanted to ask developers if they have any resources they have found learn how to automate tasks through PHP? If you guys have any advice it's deeply appreciated. I'm really looking forward to the next meeting.

    June 7, 2013

    • Chris S.

      Charles (and everyone) - please see the Forum tab on our site at http://atlantaphp.org...­ for starting discussion topics. Also, stay tuned for an email announcing when we've posted the video recording - see the Video tab on our site for the archives.

      June 7, 2013

    • Charles

      Will do going forward.

      June 7, 2013

  • Bill C.

    $inspiration = "Great Idea";
    if (!normal == 'awesome' && !normal == $inspiration) {
    echo "Give me grunt task that I can do to support AtlantaPHP";
    }

    1 · June 7, 2013

    • Chris S.

      Thanks, Bill! We'll keep you in mind when something comes up.

      1 · June 7, 2013

  • R Matthew S.

    Cal's talk really hit the mark. It was my first time hearing him speak, he is good. I look forward to hearing him again.

    June 7, 2013

  • Jacques L.

    Cal Evans rocked! I like historical perspectives. It helps us know how we got here.

    June 7, 2013

  • Ari W.

    Cal did an awesome job! A great reminder about how the leaders in the PHP Community have come to be, and what motivated them was great perspective. Something to apply to many areas of life as well!

    1 · June 6, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I don't get down there as often these days. Where would a person look to park?

    June 5, 2013

    • Eric D.

      Use 5th street to get to Biltmore parking deck right behind the building... little access road looks like private entrance.. if you blink you will miss it

      June 5, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Thanks!

      June 6, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    mostly a maybe but looking forward to it.

    June 5, 2013

  • Randall

    Sorry, out of town.

    May 28, 2013

51 went

Our Sponsors

People in this
Meetup are also in:

Sign up

Meetup members, Log in

By clicking "Sign up" or "Sign up using Facebook", you confirm that you accept our Terms of Service & Privacy Policy