"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.