CodeIgniter Conference 2011 Roundup
It's 3:30am, and I'm waiting to take a car to the airport after my weekend in New York for the CICon 2011 Conference. To help trick my body into not wanting to sleep, I decided to do a write up about my weekend experiences.
First, hats off to Adam Fairholm, Kenny Katzgrau and Phil Sturgeon with the the great job they did organizing the conference. I'm extremely pleased and impressed with the amazing venue, accommodations, speakers and overall experience they provided for us.
I was honored to announce to the community two things I think are going to be HUGE for CodeIgniter.
- The CI Repos moving to GitHub
- There is only one public CodeIgniter. "Reactor" is the community team helping to drive this.
Additionally, the Get Sparks announcement is a pretty big deal. The work from the Sparks team is simply amazing.
As I previously wrote, I'm currently not full time at EllisLab. In the interim, I have joined the "Reactor" community development team. I am passionate about CodeIgniter. Without CodeIgniter, I would not have learned how to program.
After the conference, I feel ignited (pun intended), and I have the attendees to thank for it. The passion and professionalism I saw from the people who have built their businesses around CodeIgniter is inspiring. I feel good about where our community is headed.
Probably the craziest part of the conference for me was meeting a CodeIgniter user I went to high school with for a year. The world, and our profession is so small I can't believe it!
The largest thing the CodeIgniter community should take from this conference is that with these announcements, EllisLab has shown how passionate they are about Open Source. If you are as happy about this as I am, please let Rick Ellis , Leslie Camacho and Derek Jones know!
So to all of you, get forking, send pull requests, write unit tests and Sparks. We have the opportunity to help shape the very product that is responsible for us being successful. For me, that is a real honor, and a compelling reason to go kick some ass.
Let's do it. See you on GitHub when we talk about pull requests.