La parole est aux speakers : Gabriel Caruso
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You are also a Doctrine contributor, is it as easy to contribute to Doctrine as to PHP’s core?
I wouldn’t compare both codebases, projects and community, but if I must: I wouldn’t say it’s easier or more difficult, but different. When contributing to PHP’s Core, I usually think « How is this going to affect *every single PHP developer* outhere? », as for Doctrine, this is a much smaller subset of developers. Contributions to an ORM and a programming language have their differences in a lot of aspects, but I’d say that the impact is the biggest difference for me.
This is the second time you speak at an AFUP event. Do you find any similarities between the French and Dutch or Brazilian PHP communities?
French, Dutch and Brazilian developers are all the same: always complaining and always seeking overengineering solutions 😀
Jokes aside, all the communities mentioned have something in common: they are united! They love conferences, meetups, discussions, they like to interact, to expose their opinions, to help and ask for help! I’m blessed to be part of Europeans, Asians and Americans communities. Can’t wait to expand that list.
For PHP8, it’s a wrap! What do you do with all your free time now? 🙂
Now that’s a bold statement over there. As Release Managers, Sara and I won’t have some free time for a while. After 8.0.0, we need to take care of all PHP 8.0.X releases for the next few years, until it reaches its end of live (EOL) period. Every two weeks, we prepare and release a new minor version of PHP 8.0.
Apart from PHP 8.0, I also work in a full time job at SurveyMonkey, speak at conferences and meetups, and have two mentoring programs going on to help me grow as a software engineer. In my real free time, I’m currently studying about climate changes and what I can do as an individual, but also as a PHP community member, to make some difference in the subject. Hope I can share my finds during the upcoming months via a conference talk!