Ramblings of an Engineer

Tag - Open Source

So long and thanks for the phpish!

A little over seven years ago I signed up for a small community group for a talk about PHP. A year or so later I caught up with Dave (who happened to be a colleague at the time) to propose giving my first public talk at...

Purposeful first commit

“Initial commit” is so uninspiring yet we’ve all committed it somewhere! I’ve recently found myself creating a noticeable handful of repositories for various projects and it got me thinking: whats in a first commit...

Give contributing a go

For the first time in 12+ months I made a code contribution to open source and it feels awesome! I’m delighted to say homebrew now includes PHP 7.1 (less than 48 hours after release). A lot of hard work goes into FOSS...

Open Source Crowdsourcing

Last night I had one of my random project ideas: lets survey PHP user groups across the world and see if there’s any pattern of having a Code of Conduct (and if so, which one). Whilst not a definitive list,  is a great...