"It takes a village to raise a child" is a common phrase thrown around for a variety of reasons, but nothing could be further from the truth when it comes to the PHP Community. We are a huge, weird, colorful cast of characters that write in a language everyone loves to make fun of. We form internal communities that share, argue, complain, and innovate. For many of us, the Community is why we are here, and why we are able to be successful. As the world changes around us, we need the community, and you, more than ever. Not because we are dying, but because we are flourishing, and we want to bring you along for the ride. Today is the first day of the rest of your career, and you did well choosing to spend it here. Thanks for coming.


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Eric Mann at 16:38 on 18 May 2023

"There's a reason we still power the internet."

Very well put and an apt description of the importance of the language we use and the community of which were all a part. Outstanding end to an equally outstanding PHP event.

Dana Luther at 06:17 on 19 May 2023

This was great. The slides were simple but on point, and everything was very well paced. The whole thing resonated well - thank you for what you’re doing for the community and for inspiring others to get engaged.

Chris did a great job wrapping up php[tek] 2023 with this closing keynote. Talk was entertaining, engaging, and inspiring. Loved the community emphasis, which felt very appropriate at php[tek].