In less than a week, I'll be boarding a plane heading to the twelfth annual PHPUK conference. PHPUK is one of the largest PHP conferences in the world and boasts a strong lineup of talks including topics around new PHP features, community, hosting, performance, security, and even dealing with people.
One talk I’m particularly looking forward to is entitled “Towards a framework-less world” where Michael Cullum speaks to the growing trend of micro-libraries and framework agnostic code.
The fun will be hosted at The Brewery, which has been serving brews and hosting events since the mid-eighteenth;' century! This venue is large enough to host three tracks at once, that means for any one time slot there are three talk options for you to choose from. The camaraderie that comes with a shared understanding of the problems we all face as PHP developers and the shared experience of learning and teaching is humbling, to say the least. Even with all the learning and teaching, the thing I’m absolutely most excited about is getting to see old friends, and making new ones, from the concrete5 community and the greater PHP community.
So if you are heading to PHPUK as well, or if you are in London, do not hesitate to reach out to me!
I went to PNWPHP again this year and again I was struck by how open and welcoming everyone was. I ended up leaving with a sense of inspiration and community. I truly feel like I’ve met some lifelong friends. Feelings isn’t the only thing I got, there were incredible talks about all kinds of interesting things. Some I knew a little bit about, others completely new to me.
If you live in Europe, I’d love to meet and say “Hi” this fall. It’s wonderful to learn what people have built with concrete5.
Exciting times at concrete5 are here again!
We want you to be successful with concrete5
It is our pleasure to introduce a new training "Advanced Theme Building." It's focused on developing a custom themes. The first class is July 28th and you don’t want to miss out!
I’ll be attending and speaking at the Social Tech Live Conference in July. The main conference is going to be at Florida International University, Miami, Florida July 16th - 17th, 2016.
Two weeks ago we explained how concrete5's versioning works. This week we are giving you an overview of all of our versioning including development versions.
Become familiar with the new features in version 8 and be a pillar of the community. Getting involved is easy. We want your help with testing, coding, and exploring the potential of version 8!
Ready to get started?
My dad used to tell a story of his brilliant lead programmer, Larry. He had gone dark for weeks to write the logic for some important calculation that was critical to the key project. Dad had to show progress. Lots of money had been spent and the client needed to see the magic happen. Larry declared himself "Done!" and sat my Dad down for a demo.
We’ve got huge plans and big expectations for version 8, and you need to know all about them.