Using Open Source for Fun and Profit

Gary Hockin (27.Jan.2017 at 13:30, 1 hr )
Keynote at PHPBenelux Conference 2017 (English - UK)

Rating: 5 of 5

10 years ago I was a lonely developer sitting in a small room quietly turning out code between 9am and 5pm, Monday to Friday. Fast-forward to now and you’ll see me standing in front of audiences all around the world talking to developers about numerous topics.”Why are you bragging like that at me?” I hear you ask. Because it could happen to you too.

The question I always ask myself is “How the hell did that happen?!?!”.

The truth is that the only reason I’ve managed to advance my career so far in a decade is because of the people that make up the communities of open source projects. Not only do open source projects save you time and money, but the friendships and support groups that can be made within these communities is, frankly, staggering.

Join me as I chart my journey from wage slave to conference speaker, and look at how you can leverage the power of open source to make real friends, real money, and real happiness.

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Rating: 5 of 5

27.Jan.2017 at 14:17 by Hannes Van De Vreken (11 comments) via Web2 LIVE

Brilliant!

Rating: 5 of 5

27.Jan.2017 at 15:14 by Donatas Aleksandravičius (33 comments) via Web2 LIVE

Inspiring and a good story!

Rating: 5 of 5

27.Jan.2017 at 15:43 by Christiaan Bye (7 comments) via Web2 LIVE

Inspring story! Great talk geared at people of every level with a huge amount of relatable subjects

Rating: 5 of 5

27.Jan.2017 at 15:44 by Alexander (3 comments) via joind.in Android app

Thx for sharing your story. Nice keynote.

Rating: 5 of 5

27.Jan.2017 at 15:49 by Dominik Liebler (4 comments) via Web2 LIVE

So true and everyone shoukd participate in Open Source! Great talk!

Rating: 4 of 5

27.Jan.2017 at 17:09 by Robert Basic (97 comments) via Web2 LIVE

Good overview how contributing to open source can influence and improve a person's life.

Rating: 5 of 5

27.Jan.2017 at 17:28 by Jeroen Thora (3 comments) via Web2 LIVE

Inspring story and a great talk!

Rating: 5 of 5

27.Jan.2017 at 22:04 by Rick van der Staaij (8 comments) via Web2 LIVE

Really enjoyed your story and was a nice intro to for the rest of the day

Rating: 4 of 5

27.Jan.2017 at 23:05 by Srdjan Vranac (132 comments)

Great origin story, thank you for sharing it!

Rating: 5 of 5

28.Jan.2017 at 13:48 by Michelle Sanver (213 comments) via Web2 LIVE

This talk almost brought a tear to my eye. It is very relatable. Thank you for sharing your journey with us and inspiring us in the best way possible, just like a keynote should do.

Rating: 5 of 5

28.Jan.2017 at 13:59 by David Buchmann (134 comments) via Web2 LIVE

very personal and inspiring, thanks!

Rating: 5 of 5

28.Jan.2017 at 22:39 by Mathew Hucks (9 comments) via Web2 LIVE

If this talk doesn't inspire you, then no talk will!
It was absolutely fantastic!

Rating: 5 of 5

29.Jan.2017 at 11:19 by Michele Orselli (86 comments) via Web2 LIVE

Great talk, really inspiring!

Rating: 5 of 5

29.Jan.2017 at 12:40 by Kenneth Schabrechts (55 comments)

Loved the keynote! Inspiring and fun.

Rating: 5 of 5

29.Jan.2017 at 13:44 by Bert Van de Casteele (56 comments) via Web2 LIVE

Inspiring speaker on a not so welcome topic to even talk about, but you did brilliantly.

Rating: 5 of 5

29.Jan.2017 at 15:01 by Pieter Meyvaert (107 comments) via Web2 LIVE

Thank you Gary for this talk! It was very inspiring and a please to listen to!
It made me rethink my involvement in open-source contributing. Very well done!

Rating: 5 of 5

29.Jan.2017 at 22:48 by Dries Vints (79 comments) via Web2 LIVE

Great to hear about your personal experience and story. Good keynote

Rating: 4 of 5

30.Jan.2017 at 09:30 by Toni Van de Voorde (39 comments) via Web2 LIVE

Very, very inspiring talk. Nearly perfect. I gave only 4 stars because your "kind of dance steps" during the talk made me a bit 'sea sick' :p

Rating: 5 of 5

30.Jan.2017 at 12:08 by Angèle Géraud (8 comments) via Web2 LIVE

Brilliant keynote. Despite his impressive achievements, the speaker was very humble (so that it was only at the end that I realized how impressive his resume was!). Really the kind of talk that stays with you for a while, and changes your view about the open-source world in that it suddenly makes it seem completely approachable. Super inspiring. The bit about mental health was very touching and heartfelt. Delivery was perfect. Thanks so much!

Rating: 5 of 5

31.Jan.2017 at 10:02 by Jeroen de Jong (125 comments) via Web2 LIVE

I already seen the talk before on PHPNW, but watching it again was not a problem. Great and inspiring talk!

Rating: 5 of 5

02.Feb.2017 at 10:09 by Ben Willems (5 comments) via Web2 LIVE

Great keynote and an inspiration to developers everywhere!

Rating: 5 of 5

02.Feb.2017 at 12:59 by James Titcumb (280 comments) via Web2 LIVE

Nothing to add; great talk.

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