Have you ever been to a PHP conference? If not, I’d highly recommend it, it is the closest you can get to a living and breathing PHP community. A few weeks ago, I flew from London to St. Louis, Misouri, to speak at php[tek] (the PHP conference run by php[architect]). After the conference, there was a small tradition within the PHP community known as WurstCon. Essentially, hundreds of PHP conference attendees cram themselves into a small hot dog shop and host a hot dog convention, often to the complete surprise of the staff there. Likewise, community nights at PHP events are the warmest and most accepting community occasions you’ll ever run into; the PHP community is surely one that other development language communities envy.

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