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PHP as a transferable skill

PHP as a transferable skill

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  • http://www.wagento.comhttp://www.linkedin.com/profile/view?id=89055930WAGENTO:Fast growing ecommerce company specializing in web development on the Magento platform
  • http://www.wagento.comhttp://www.linkedin.com/profile/view?id=89055930WAGENTO:Fast growing ecommerce company specializing in web development on the Magento platformLOCATIONS:Golden Valley – recently movedSouth America – opened last yearSELF-INTROEducational background in Marketing and ComputersCareer: Online Marketing PPC (Adwords, Bing, AdRoll) Email Marketing Affiliate Marketing SEO and SMMAt Wagento I wear a lot of hats: Project Management Account Management Pre-Sale Process Development Partner Programs Internships/Talent AcquisitionNOT A PROGRAMMER
  • Audience Questions
  • http://tomrobertshaw.net/2013/03/feb-2013-ecommerce-survey/
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  •  as of 2013, 240 million websites and 2.1 million web servers are using PHP
  • PHP: Personal Home PageDeveloped by RasmusLerdorf in 1994 and released in 1994
  • Google TrendsRegardless of the current platform that is popular, your PHP skills will be transferable. PHP was 4th in 2013 for hiring companies’ searches on Stack Overflow, and 6th in terms of top listings.
  • You need to understand PHP to get Magento certification.Only 9 registered Certified Magento Developers in MN
  • You need to know HTMLPHPMySQLXMLMagento’s file structure
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Dunwoody presentation   march 26 - 2014 Dunwoody presentation march 26 - 2014 Presentation Transcript

  • Matt Harrington Marketing Lead at Wagento.com
  • Matt Harrington Marketing Lead at Wagento.com
  • Audience Introductions Name and What you do? Are you a student, developer or business owner? Why are you interested? Optional: One thing you hope to learn/gain tonight Don’t Worry! Intros will be brief and you can stay seated.
  • Knowledge of PHP is important for being able to develop on many of the most popular platforms eCommerce Platforms
  • Knowledge of PHP is important for being able to develop on many of the most popular platforms eCommerce Platforms
  • Knowledge of PHP is important for being able to develop on many of the most popular platforms eCommerce Platforms
  • Top Ecommerce Platforms Tom Robertshaw Survey of Alex Top 1 Million ecommerce sites:
  • Top Ecommerce Platforms Tom Robertshaw Survey of Alex Top 1 Million ecommerce sites: http://tomrobertshaw.net/2013/03/feb-2013-ecommerce-survey/
  • Non-Ecommerce Sites Use PHP
  • PHP is like Cranberries It finds its way into everything
  • Why is PHP so Popular?
  • PHP Has Been Around Awhile 1995 – Rasmus Lerdorf Community of Supporters Free – open source
  • PHP is Flexible Whether it is used to add a dynamic date to your website or is used to perform complex logic, it’s flexibility has cemented its place in development for websites. It is ubiquitous on web servers.
  • PHP is Flexible Whether it is used to add a dynamic date to your website or is used to perform complex logic, it’s flexibility has cemented its place in development for websites. It is ubiquitous on web servers. • You can use it to collect information, • interact with a SQL Database, • build product catalogue search features, • render graphics on the fly
  • PHP and eCommerce PHP is used on all of these platforms, regardless of their trend in popularity
  • MySQL and Magento
  • Key Takeaway PHP (and other programming languages) is a transferrable skill.
  • Magento
  • Magento Certifications What does certification mean?
  • Magento Admin Basics User Accounts (Administrative Users, Roles) Customer User Accounts Products Categories CMS Pages/Static Blocks Invoicing Promo Codes