As a manager, it is your responsibility to take care of, maintain, and improve the developers under your care. If you are not regularly investing in keeping their skills sharp, you are doing a disservice to your developers, to your project, and to your company.
Working in conjunction with PHPWomen, we are going to give away a scholarship to ZendCon! We are kinda excited about it. Zend has been a supporter of PHPWomen since their inception. One of their very first booths was at ZendCon 2007. (Lig, Liz and I setup a table and stole a beer stein from the bar to use as a… Read more »
Convince your boss ! It’s a simple formula. The more a developer can increase their productivity and innovation while, at the same time, decreasing their downstream impact (bugs, future feature roadblocks, etc) the more valuable that developer is to their organization. In the open source world the technology we use to build applications evolves almost daily. Understanding industry and technology… Read more »
If you couldn’t make ZendCon this year, click on in and let’s wrap-up what happened on the last day by examining the tweets.
If you are attending ZendCon vicariously through the twitter feed of friends, you probably noticed as I did that Day 1 was dominated by the themes of geek humor and green elePHPants.Reading the tweets from Day 2 however, you will notice that the “conference halo” is over and people are getting down to the real business of learning, networking, and hacking. Here are the main themes I identified.
If you aren’t at ZendCon, you can still keep up with most of what is going on. Click on in, I’ve picked out the best tweets from Day 1 to give you a flavor of the conference.
Did you see Kent Mitchell build a mobile application in 10 minutes? (and we’ are not talking just a front-end app, we mean front-end with a PHP based API for the back end) If not, click on in. I’ll give you the link to the article and even embed the video for you. Spend 10 minutes to see something awesome.
In the opening keynote at ZendCon ’12, Andi Gutmans introduce the new version of Zend’s all-important tool chain and paved the way for PHP developers to move their apps into the cloud and onto mobile devices. Click on in, I don’t have ElePHPants but I do have linky goodness.
To kick of ZendCon ’12, Andi Gutmans will talk about Zend’s new initiatives for the next year. He’s got mobile; he’s got cloud; and he’s got GREEN ELEPHPANTS! Click on in, I’ve got details.