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Thijs Feryn:
Interviewing Adam Culp from Zend (ZendCon, SunshinePHP, SoFloPHP & Ultra Running)
Nov 09, 2015 @ 10:44:34

Thijs Feryn has posted his latest video interview with a member of the PHP community. In this latest episode he talks with Adam Culp, organizer of the ZendCon and Sunshine PHP conferences as well as the SoFloPHP user group, while they were both at this year's ZendCon conference in Las Vegas, Nevada.

I’ve started a good habit of releasing new episodes of my podcast and video blog on a weekly basis. Let’s continue to do that! This week’s episode features Adam Culp from Zend. Adam is a community animal.

They talk about the conferences Adam organizes, his involvement in the PHP-FIG and contributions to the Zend Framework project. You can watch this latest video either through the in-page video player or directly on YouTube. If you're more audio-inclined, you can listen over on Soundcloud too.

tagged: thijsferyn interview adamculp zendcon sunshinephp soflophp organizer conference video

Link: http://blog.feryn.eu/2015/11/09/interviewing-adam-culp-from-zend-talking-about-zendcon-sunshinephp-soflophp-ultra-running/

Adam Culp:
How to grow a tech community
Dec 26, 2012 @ 12:36:01

Adam Culp has written up a great post with some good suggestions about how you can more effectively foster a better technology community in your area or company.

As most know, I am the organizer of the South Florida PHP Users Group and I am passionate about helping the PHP community grow in south Florida. Over my years as a developer I have noticed the decline of technology in this market, and specifically the PHP community. It was this that led me to organize a group dedicated to turning this trend around, and and grow the PHP community rather than continue to watch it decline.

He shares suggestions on a few different topics, spurred by a conversation at a recent meeting he attended:

  • Having a litte-to-no distraction workplace
  • Being open to telecommute/remote workers
  • Avoiding the "sweat shop" mentality
  • Advocating bringing in a fresh perspective (hiring an entry-level dev)
  • Supporting company-provided training opportunities
  • Respect them as professionals
  • Not worrying as much about salary and more about the quality of the developerA
tagged: technology community advice suggestions soflophp


Interview with Adam Culp - Organizer of SoFloPHP & the Sunshine PHP Conference
Dec 10, 2012 @ 13:09:51

On 7PHP.com today they've posted their latest PHP community interview - the answers to their questions with Adam Culp, the organizer of the South Florida PHP User Group and Sunshine PHP Conference.

In this edition I talked with Geeky Boy, [Adam Culp @adamculp], who is The Leader and Organizer of The South Florida PHP User Group (aka @SunShinePHP will be held in Miami / Florida in feb 2013 and is promising a ‘dedication to putting together the best Community led conference of the year‘.

Adam answers questions about:

  • How he got started with PHP
  • His opinion of PHP now as compared to when he started with it
  • Advice to up and coming PHP developers
  • Resources/books he recommends
  • His respect for Michelangelo van Dam and his work in the PHP community
  • Advice to people wanting to get involved in the PHP community
You can read the full interview here.
tagged: community interview adamculp soflophp sunshinephp12 conference usergroup