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Saying Goodbye

August will be my last issue as Editor-in-Chief of php[architect] magazine. I’ve been EIC for almost 6 years, and now it’s time for me to get back to doing PHP, not just reading about it. There is quite a bit of sadness mixed into the excitement of trying something new. The magazine has always been more of a passion than a job for me. There’s something so amazing about sharing knowledge, discovering new technologies, meeting the people behind the projects. It’s a beautiful thing, and I know that I will still be reading my subscription each and every month. It’s always sad, though, to leave something you love. Continue reading

How to Submit a Talk to a Conference

I’ve been on both sides of the proverbial conference table. I have been the one submitting proposals, hoping against hope that they will pick mine, and I have been on the selection committee, struggling to choose between hundreds of awesome proposals when you only have a few talk slots available. Through these varied experiences, I’ve learned a few things about what works and what doesn’t when submitting a conference proposal. Continue reading

tek13 Debriefing

We just finished tek13, and it was an amazing time! We hit a few bumps in the road, as all events do, but all in all, everything ran very smoothly. This was the first php[tek] conference with musketeers.me (Kevin Bruce, Oscar Merida, Sandy SmithEli White, and myself), and despite having big shoes to fill, I think we nailed it. Continue reading