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Published on August 5, 2009

Author: ligaya

Source: slideshare.net

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

The Ligaya Turmelle Aug 2009 Jacksonville, Florida

Who makes up the PHP Community?

What is happening in the community? there are lots of places to look phpdeveloper.org - For those that can only follow one site - this is it. Zend Developer Zone - http://devzone.zend.com Planet PHP - http://www.planet-php.net/ - feed of various PHP blogs PHP.net of course And other places Twitter IRC

there are lots of places to look

phpdeveloper.org - For those that can only follow one site - this is it.

Zend Developer Zone - http://devzone.zend.com

Planet PHP - http://www.planet-php.net/ - feed of various PHP blogs

PHP.net of course

And other places

Twitter

IRC

Why give to the community? Volunteering in the community has many advantages. Learning opportunities Learn from more then those you are geologically close to Exposure to new ideas/methodologies/techniques Learn best practices By teaching others you solidify what you know Mentorship opportunities Find a mentor Become a mentor Hear about new information quickly

Volunteering in the community has many advantages.

Learning opportunities

Learn from more then those you are geologically close to

Exposure to new ideas/methodologies/techniques

Learn best practices

By teaching others you solidify what you know

Mentorship opportunities

Find a mentor

Become a mentor

Hear about new information quickly

Why give to the community? Exposure to others in the field Build your professional network For getting a job For hiring people For knowing about available positions Not just what you know - but who you know Peers to “bounce” ideas off of More minds == better solutions Provide feedback on projects More professional opportunities Writing articles for technical magazines Writing books Speaking at conferences Working on exciting new projects

Exposure to others in the field

Build your professional network

For getting a job

For hiring people

For knowing about available positions

Not just what you know - but who you know

Peers to “bounce” ideas off of

More minds == better solutions

Provide feedback on projects

More professional opportunities

Writing articles for technical magazines

Writing books

Speaking at conferences

Working on exciting new projects

How do I join the community? We want you to be involved! Lots of ways to become involved PHP Official Projects Forums Mailing Lists IRC (Internet Relay Chat) Blogs Sub-Communities PHPCommunity PHPWomen PHP User groups PHP Open Source Applications

We want you to be involved!

Lots of ways to become involved

PHP Official Projects

Forums

Mailing Lists

IRC (Internet Relay Chat)

Blogs

Sub-Communities

PHPCommunity

PHPWomen

PHP User groups

PHP Open Source Applications

Official PHP Projects php.net - The PHP core language pear.php.net - PHP Extension and Application Repository pecl.php.net - The PHP Extension Community Library gtk.php.net - implements PHP language bindings for GTK+ qa.php.net - PHP Quality Assurance doc.php.net - documentation team for PHP

php.net - The PHP core language

pear.php.net - PHP Extension and Application Repository

pecl.php.net - The PHP Extension Community Library

gtk.php.net - implements PHP language bindings for GTK+

qa.php.net - PHP Quality Assurance

doc.php.net - documentation team for PHP

Forums There are lots of forums to ask questions on and help others on. To name just a few: phpfreaks.com codewalkers.com phpbuilder.com devshed.com/c/b/PHP/ devnetwork.net pear-forum.org sitepoint.com

There are lots of forums to ask questions on and help others on. To name just a few:

phpfreaks.com

codewalkers.com

phpbuilder.com

devshed.com/c/b/PHP/

devnetwork.net

pear-forum.org

sitepoint.com

Mailing Lists There are various mailing lists for differing needs - http://www.php.net/mailing-lists.php Some of the mailing lists General - most active Windows - PHP on Microsoft Windows Unicode and Internationalization Internals

There are various mailing lists for differing needs - http://www.php.net/mailing-lists.php

Some of the mailing lists

General - most active

Windows - PHP on Microsoft Windows

Unicode and Internationalization

Internals

IRC Freenode.net ##php, #phpc, #phpwomen EFnet.org #php, #pear.php

Freenode.net

##php, #phpc, #phpwomen

EFnet.org

#php, #pear.php

Blogs Start blogging! Talk about new things you learn, technologies you use, things you have done, things you are considering doing and more Allows you to easily interact with the community - through your blog posts and their comments Again - gets your name out there

Start blogging!

Talk about new things you learn, technologies you use, things you have done, things you are considering doing and more

Allows you to easily interact with the community - through your blog posts and their comments

Again - gets your name out there

Sub-Communities There are lots of other PHP Sub-Communities you can become involved with as well PHPCommunity PHPWomen PHP User groups Like JaxPHP PHP Open Source Applications Joomla Drupel phpMyAdmin, etc

There are lots of other PHP Sub-Communities you can become involved with as well

PHPCommunity

PHPWomen

PHP User groups

Like JaxPHP

PHP Open Source Applications

Joomla

Drupel

phpMyAdmin, etc

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