Since this is the very first “Michelangelo van Dam PHP Community (coffee) Cup of Service”, I spent a long time running through potential recipients. To set the tone for this award, I wanted someone who gives a lot back to our community. While there are a lot of worthy recipients that meet the criteria, the one that stood out to me was the man whose name is on the award.
it is our pleasure here at Rogue Wave to present the very first “Michelangelo van Dam PHP Community (coffee) Cup of Service” to non other than the Don of the PHP Community, one of the PHP Ninja Turtles, Mr. Michelangelo van Dam himself.
For those that are not aware of the contributions that Mike makes to our community.
- He is one of the founders of the PHPbenelux PHP community. It’s not a User Group, it is an entire community of more than 30 User Groups under one umbrella. Mike regularly travels to the groups under the PHPBenelux umbrella speaking and encouraging others.
- He is one of the founders of the PHPBenelux Conference.
- He is a regular speaker at PHP conferences worldwide.
- Even when he isn’t speaking, he attends conferences on his own dime.
For all that Michelangelo does for the PHP community, we award him the “Michelangelo van Dam PHP Community (coffee) Cup of Service”.
Thank you Michelangelo for all that you do for the PHP community. Keep up the good work.