John Cleary

John Cleary

John Cleary has been building the web since it all began. In recent years, he has created a sizeable and impressive CRM system for the financial sector, an eclectic mix of e-commerce systems of all shapes and sizes, and a bleeding edge messaging platform (amongst other things).

Being in the field for over two decades has made John passionate about improvement; improving his own skills so that he can be the best, most productive developer and team leader possible, and helping others to improve their skills so that they can ship software that truly delivers.

When not sat in front of his keyboard, John enjoys spending time at home with his wife and three (lively) children.

Conference Day 2

Closing Keynote: For The Love Of Code

Sunday 1st October 12:05 - 12:50

The talk is centered around the idea of community. PHP has one of the best communities we know. Its people are passionate, enthusiastic, loyal, and smart. But, there is a problem. We somehow feel, whether we like to admit it or not, that for our community, our language, to be great, it must be at the cost of another community or another language. Perhaps a framework we don’t like so much, or another language that thinks is better than ours. We make little remarks, or take cheap shots at the ‘competition’. But it doesn’t have to be that way. When I started coding all those years ago I had no idea there would be hoards of other developers waiting to share ideas and pass on the knowledge - all for the love of code. Which is the real reason we’re all here. We all love code. The talk will revolve around the idea that all software-based communities have so much in common. That we all have a common purpose - to share and promote the thing we love. But we can promote our community without detracting from others. Using the philosophy of “Think Win-Win” from The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, I will discuss how shift in attitude can means we can all promote our beloved language and promote others too, and still win.

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