One year ago today, I sat in the National Mall and reflected on the inspiring atmosphere and the amazingness of my favorite PHP conf. Today, I mourn the loss of both.
New Year's is an opportunity to stop, take stock, and reflect on everything we've done in the past year. While it's usually a good idea to do this more often than once a year, the seasonal holiday presents an opportune moment for the too-busy-to-otherwise-schedule-things. I fall into that category. Today begins a new annual tradition of recounting […]
I have been incredibly privileged in my career. I fully recognize and respect this isn’t the case for everyone. It’s why I still write: to provide resources for those who have none. It’s why I publish FOSS code: to help get other devs started. I’m doing a small part. Paying WordCamp speakers for their contributions would also be a small part, but would go farther than any one person could on their own.
My role in my job is not the limit to who I am.
It’s truly wonderful what can be wrought when you reuse or recycle materials and give them a second life.
Understand who you are and what you stand for. It won’t always be popular, but so long as you’re consistent to your internal identity, I’m confident you’ll come out just fine.