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The PHP Programming language has a large and vibrant community behind it that anyone can join.

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  • There is a great big world out there just waiting for you to join
  • Anyone that codes with PHP (professional or amateur, full time, part-time, hobbyist, expert and beginner ), uses or writes PHP software (Joomla, Drupel, phpMyAdmin, etc - actually can be considered sub-communities.), answers questions on the mailing lists or forums, attends user group meetings, teaches others to use PHP (office, univ, etc).
  • Php Community

    1. 1. The Ligaya Turmelle Aug 2009 Jacksonville, Florida
    2. 2. Who makes up the PHP Community?
    3. 3. What is happening in the community? <ul><li>there are lots of places to look </li></ul><ul><ul><li> - For those that can only follow one site - this is it. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Zend Developer Zone - </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Planet PHP - - feed of various PHP blogs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li> of course </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>And other places </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Twitter </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>IRC </li></ul></ul></ul>
    4. 4. Why give to the community? <ul><li>Volunteering in the community has many advantages. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Learning opportunities </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Learn from more then those you are geologically close to </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Exposure to new ideas/methodologies/techniques </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Learn best practices </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>By teaching others you solidify what you know </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Mentorship opportunities </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Find a mentor </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Become a mentor </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Hear about new information quickly </li></ul></ul>
    5. 5. Why give to the community? <ul><ul><li>Exposure to others in the field </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Build your professional network </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>For getting a job </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>For hiring people </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>For knowing about available positions </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Not just what you know - but who you know </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Peers to “bounce” ideas off of </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>More minds == better solutions </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Provide feedback on projects </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>More professional opportunities </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Writing articles for technical magazines </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Writing books </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Speaking at conferences </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Working on exciting new projects </li></ul></ul></ul></ul>
    6. 6. How do I join the community? <ul><li>We want you to be involved! </li></ul><ul><li>Lots of ways to become involved </li></ul><ul><ul><li>PHP Official Projects </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Forums </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Mailing Lists </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>IRC (Internet Relay Chat) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Blogs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sub-Communities </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>PHPCommunity </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>PHPWomen </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>PHP User groups </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>PHP Open Source Applications </li></ul></ul></ul>
    7. 7. Official PHP Projects <ul><li> - The PHP core language </li></ul><ul><li> - PHP Extension and Application Repository </li></ul><ul><li> - The PHP Extension Community Library </li></ul><ul><li> - implements PHP language bindings for GTK+ </li></ul><ul><li> - PHP Quality Assurance </li></ul><ul><li> - documentation team for PHP </li></ul>
    8. 8. Forums <ul><li>There are lots of forums to ask questions on and help others on. To name just a few: </li></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul>
    9. 9. Mailing Lists <ul><li>There are various mailing lists for differing needs - </li></ul><ul><li>Some of the mailing lists </li></ul><ul><ul><li>General - most active </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Windows - PHP on Microsoft Windows </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Unicode and Internationalization </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Internals </li></ul></ul>
    10. 10. IRC <ul><li> </li></ul><ul><ul><li>##php, #phpc, #phpwomen </li></ul></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><ul><li>#php, #pear.php </li></ul></ul>
    11. 11. Blogs <ul><li>Start blogging! </li></ul><ul><li>Talk about new things you learn, technologies you use, things you have done, things you are considering doing and more </li></ul><ul><li>Allows you to easily interact with the community - through your blog posts and their comments </li></ul><ul><li>Again - gets your name out there </li></ul>
    12. 12. Sub-Communities <ul><li>There are lots of other PHP Sub-Communities you can become involved with as well </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>PHPCommunity </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>PHPWomen </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>PHP User groups </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Like JaxPHP </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>PHP Open Source Applications </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Joomla </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Drupel </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>phpMyAdmin, etc </li></ul></ul></ul></ul>
    13. 13. Questions?