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Dear Reader,

At Sunshine PHP ’19, it was my privilege to make many new friends and re-connect with old ones. One of the new friends I made was Nara Kasbergen.

Nara did a great talk on Community – which of course made me nervous because, well, that’s MY shtick. Never the less Nara delivered a very good talk with some good points.

One of my takeaways was that you need to be an active part of several community. it’s not enough to be a part of your local PHP user group, you also need to be part of at least one conference community, (Sunshine, phptek, PHPBenlux, DPC, the list goes on)  and an easy win is to be part of an online community as well. (Whether that be Twitter, slack , Day Camp 4 Developers, or NomadPHP is up to you)

Take the time to get involved in the PHP community in the way that is best for you.

The connections you make will help you build a career.

The friends you make will help you build a life.

Until next time,
I <3 |<