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Right Where You Belong - The PHP Community

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  • Right Where You Belong The PHP Community Thursday, October 22, 2009
  • Making Community Thursday, October 22, 2009
  • What Makes Them Involvement * Don’t stagnate * Passion! Ask not what it can do for you * Bring what you have * Look for places to improve You Belong * Comfort Thursday, October 22, 2009
  • Leadership Open lines of Communication Open personalities Know the territory You’re nice... * ...you’re wrong, but you’re nice Thursday, October 22, 2009
  • What Breaks Them “Crossed wires” * Misconceptions * Gossip * Careless comments Thursday, October 22, 2009
  • What Breaks Them Interest Level * Always comes and goes * “Withering vines” * No champion Thursday, October 22, 2009
  • What Breaks Them Ego * Don’t listen to the “little guy” * Perspective != truth * If you’re lucky, the community flows around “that guy”... Thursday, October 22, 2009
  • Growth Lower the Barriers * Constant Improvement * PHP’s easy, people aren’t * Tour guides? Thursday, October 22, 2009
  • Growth Guides on The Path * Doing it alone is the hard way * On the shoulders of tech giants * Quiet and Loud Thursday, October 22, 2009
  • Growth Vision for the Future * Open processes * “To be the best” * Don’t forget the new people! * Planning sucks, but do it (trust me) Thursday, October 22, 2009
  • Making Your Mark Thursday, October 22, 2009
  • Set your inner author free... Thursday, October 22, 2009
  • Write! Documentation Project manuals * Often overlooked * Living document The Others * User guides * API docs Thursday, October 22, 2009
  • Write! Documentation Code Comments * Bring clarity to code * Generated documentation * A difference between good and great More Tech! * READMEs, etc... Thursday, October 22, 2009
  • Write! Documentation About the Project * Structure, UML, Schema * Project Wiki * Unit tests? Thursday, October 22, 2009
  • Write! Blogging You pick the topics * Technical? Community? * Respond to the community * Promote a project Thursday, October 22, 2009
  • Write! Blogging Who needs to prepare? * Research for some * Off the cuff for others * My recommendation? Both. Thursday, October 22, 2009
  • Write! Blogging A Few Suggestions * Code - Download or plain-text! * Link to the post (yes, people forget) * Don’t make things up Thursday, October 22, 2009
  • Write! Tutorials Pick a topic, any topic * You’re just learning too? Cool! * Pass it down * Don’t be intimidated * Writing as learning (an amazing thing) Thursday, October 22, 2009
  • Write! Tutorials Growing young minds * Channel your inner Beginner * Know the audience * Define the audience Thursday, October 22, 2009
  • Write! Tutorials A few helpful hints * Don’t forget the code! * If you (just) post it, they won’t come * Include the version number Thursday, October 22, 2009
  • Write! Books/Articles Publishers like * Apress * Packt * McGraw-Hill Magazines like * php|architect * PHP Magazine Thursday, October 22, 2009
  • Meet the People Thursday, October 22, 2009
  • Meet & Greet User Groups Find a local group! * Meetup.com * Calendar @ php.net * You don’t have to always go * Context is everything Thursday, October 22, 2009
  • Meet & Greet User Groups Meeting of the minds * New ideas * Like-minded * Online collaboration vs Face-to-Face Thursday, October 22, 2009
  • Meet & Greet User Groups Don’t just attend, socialize! * Shake hands * Get cards * Ask about their pet project Thursday, October 22, 2009
  • Meet & Greet Mentoring Sharing is good (and important) * Find a budding developer * Set aside some time * Listen then talk You could learn too! Thursday, October 22, 2009
  • Meet & Greet Speaking to the masses Mailing Lists * Flaming doesn’t help anyone Twitter * Great for public opinion & questions IRC * Personal interaction * Great to keep in touch Thursday, October 22, 2009
  • Meet & Greet Speaking to the masses Presentations * at local user group * at work * at conferences Be Official * Get on the committee * Chair an uncon * Work behind the scenes Thursday, October 22, 2009
  • ...and of course, The Code Thursday, October 22, 2009
  • Contribute the Code Just for PHP Write Tests * phpt * gcov.php.net * TestFest Extensions * Contribute or create Hackin’ the Core Thursday, October 22, 2009
  • Contribute the Code Extending PECL * that’s peck-ul to you (no, not pickle) * C extensions (phpize/build/include) * almost 230 official packages PEAR * over 530 official packages * well-structured, proven resources * elected leadership Thursday, October 22, 2009
  • Contribute the Code Outside the Box Other Open Source Projects * Phergie * MediaWiki * Doctrine * Frameworks (Zend, Solar, CakePHP, Symfony) Thursday, October 22, 2009
  • So you’re a business? You can help too! Employee Participation * PHP’s development * Contributing bugs * The Cost of Training * Encourage community Thursday, October 22, 2009
  • So you’re a business? You can help too! Open Source projects * Good code, good product * Share an internal tool! Thursday, October 22, 2009
  • Making a Difference Thursday, October 22, 2009
  • What You Can Do A place for everyone... No code? No Problem * Write, interact, learn Share your skills * Hack away & make things better “PHP PR” * Further the cause Thursday, October 22, 2009
  • What You Can Do ...and everyone in a place Finding your fit * Weigh the options * Follow your passion * It’s all about PHP * It’s not all about PHP Thursday, October 22, 2009
  • What You Can Do Books Forums User Groups Articles Conferences Blogs Written Spoken Outreach Comments Which One-on-One are you? Code Propose Create Correct Contribute Thursday, October 22, 2009
  • What You Can Do Mix it up! Twitter Outreach Frameworks Create Propose Books Socialize Conferences Forums Articles User Groups Comments Tutorial Bugs Contribute IRC Mailing list Articles One-on-One Blogs Mentoring Projects Correct The Core Tutorial Thursday, October 22, 2009
  • So what is community? The word is often used to refer to a group that is organized around common values and social cohesion. [...] If community exists, both freedom and security may exist as well. The community then takes on a life of its own, as people become free enough to share and secure enough to get along. Wikipedia.org - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Community Thursday, October 22, 2009
  • Does PHP fit? The word [community] is often used to refer to a group that is organized around common values and social cohesion. [...] If community exists, both freedom and security may exist as well. The community then takes on a life of its own, as people become free enough to share and secure enough to get along. Thursday, October 22, 2009
  • Chris Cornutt ccornutt@phpdeveloper.org @enygma http://joind.in/927 @phpdeveloper @joindin A special “Thank You” to all of the wonderful photographers in the PHP community for all of the great pictures they take! Thursday, October 22, 2009