Lies Abound

Here is my latest editorial for the January 2014 issue of php[architect] magazine:

php[architect] - January 2014

Lies Abound

It’s that time of year when we all lie to ourselves: I’m going to eat better. I’m going to go to the gym. I’m going to <insert thing I should do, but won’t>. This year, take a break from the clich├ęs; commit to being a better developer. Continue reading “Lies Abound”

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 “How to Submit a Talk to a Conference”