Keynote in English - UK at PHP North West 2017
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The talk is centred around the idea of community. PHP has one of the best communities we know. Its people are passionate, enthusiastic, loyal, and smart. But, there is a problem. We somehow feel, whether we like to admit it or not, that for our community, our language, to be great, it must be at the cost of another community or another language. Perhaps a framework we don?t like so much, or another language that thinks is better than ours. We make little remarks, or take cheap shots at the ?competition?. But it doesn't have to be that way. When I started coding all those years ago I had no idea there would be hoards of other developers waiting to share ideas and pass on the knowledge - all for the love of code. Which is the real reason we?re all here. We all love code. The talk will revolve around the idea that all software-based communities have so much in common. That we all have a common purpose - to share and promote the thing we love. But we can promote our community without detracting from others. Using the philosophy of "Think Win-Win" from The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, I will discuss how shift in attitude can means we can all promote our beloved language and promote others too, and still win.