Keynote in English - US at PHP South Coast Conference 2016
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An Oral History of How I Got Grumpy
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A great talk about a career in PHP. Its nice to see the progression and draw some parallels with my own career.
Humorous, heartfelt and a clear message to being committed to your chosen path in life and values (quality, sharing knowledge and life balance). Thank you!
Inspirational talk about a career in PHP - success doesn't happen overnight, and it's not down to luck. Hope that PHP has the same kind of staying power for me. :)
Great talk about his career progression with type on how to apply it to ourselves.
Witty, entertaining, and personal. A good reminder to stick to your goals and principles.
I really liked how Chris was very frank about his reasoning behind his decisions, I think that honesty is really important in these talks about career choices and I thought it was a nice way to open the conference.
It's always great to hear about other developers past and their journeys. One of the points mentioned was about 'having a plan' - I would have loved to hear some insights about how he has dealt with when the plan doesn't happen or takes a different direction, and also a little more about his plans for the future too and how far ahead that plan stretches.
I hope to see more talks like Chris' of developers sharing their journeys in future and will keep an eye out for other talks from him.
As an NFL/NHL/MLB/CFL fan who started writing in house PHP at the transition to v4 after being in a support role Chris's talk resonated hugely, especially around prioritising your mental health. Wish I'd plucked up the courage to say thanks in person.
In this keynote Chris, organiser of True North PHP and current employee of
Mozilla, talked about his career and the choices he made to get to where he is
now, explaining the importance of open source friendships and the community.
What I took away from this talk was that you should love what you do and if
you don't, then you should move on.
A great talk highlighting the need to keep that work-life balance in check, we're only as good as our mental health.
A great talk, great content, great delivery.
A great person to have in the our community, just wish I got chance to sit and talk with him.
An extremely entertaining talk with some important messages about having faith in yourself and never giving up on your ideal job.
Great talk. Inspired me to sit down and think about my career goals.
As someone who rarely has a plan I found this very entertaining.
I already learnt a fair amount from Chris just through following him on Twitter and reading 2 of his books. It seems I'm already on a similar journey to Chris in self-discovery and making a plan, and actually executing it! Good & interesting insights from Chris' career, with a nice "Grumpy" humour element to it.
Inspiring and motivational talk, I thought. Found myself reflecting on my own career. Much taken away from this. Thank you.
It was really good to hear a frank and insightful talk about Chris' career path. It should have bad things (losing jobs, etc.) can be turned around to opportunities, the importance of being involved with the community and keeping up those connections you've made.
It certainly showed I still have a lot of progress to make (especially in those last two areas) but was inspirational enough to let me know that I could get there.