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Cal Evans:
Public Speaking: A Conference Organizer’s Perspective
Jul 04, 2016 @ 10:55:25

For those interested in how things work "behind the scenes" at technology conferences and how it looks from an organizer's perspective, Cal Evans has put together a video to share his own experiences.

My good friend Adam (@adamculp) and I spent a few minutes answering questions about how talks are selected in a [Call for Papers]. If you’ve ever wondered, about the process, give it a listen.

The recording was of a live Google Hangouts session they did a while back answering both some of the common questions people have and questions from their viewers. They talk about the Call for Papers process, how they've selected talks in the past and the role that passion plays. There's also discussion about speaker experience, diversity and how to find out the interest level of you topic. There's plenty more mentioned in the video as well, so if you're considering submitting to a technology conference be sure to give it a listen (well, watch...it is a video after all).

tagged: public speaking conference organizer perspective calevans adamculp video qa

Link: https://blog.calevans.com/2016/06/29/public-speaking-conf-organizers-perspective/

Free the Geek Podcast:
Episode 15 - Talking Sunshine PHP, Project Estimates, and Conferences with Ad
Apr 04, 2016 @ 09:48:54

The Free the Geek podcast, with host Matthew Setter, has posted their latest episode featuring another interview with a member of the PHP community - Episode #15: Talking Sunshine PHP, Project Estimates, and Conferences with Adam Culp.

In this episode I chat with Adam Culp, founder of the Sunshine PHP, in sunny south Florida, about starting and running conferences, project estimates, and being professional developers.

In our fireside chat we start off by having a lively discussion about how Sunshine PHP got started. Adam shares what inspired him to kick off a conference in sunny Florida, as well as how you can do it too. He provides a number of tips, suggestions, and insights as to what it takes.

We then chat, at length, about one of his personal bugbears, thumb-suck time estimates for software projects. This is some seriously quality advice for any developer, regardless of where you are in your career. If you're not good at estimates, or have been burned by working with people who aren't, you won't want to miss this.

You can listen to this latest episode either through the in-page audio player or by downloading the mp3 for listening at your leisure. If you enjoy the show, be sure to subscribe to their feed (either RSS or iTunes) to get the latest shows as they're released.

tagged: freethegeek podcast ep15 adamculp sunshinephp estimates conference

Link: http://freethegeek.fm/episode/episode-0015

Cloudways Blog:
The Speed Of The New PHP 7 Engine Truly Sets The Stage Going Forward, Says Adam Culp
Feb 24, 2016 @ 09:13:07

The Cloudways blog has posted an interview they've done with Adam Culp a senior consultant with Zend and organizer of both the Sunshine PHP conference and ZendCon.

Adam Culp is a very experienced PHP developer currently associated with Zend Technologies. He has been a trainer and speaker at various PHP events. He was the organizer of SunshinePHP 2016. He is also the member of Zend Certification advisory board and contributor to Zend framework. He is an expert developer of LAMP, Windows, IIS, MYSQL, CSS, AJAX, Javascript, and HTML. Without waiting anymore, let’s explore his life experiences and ideas.

In the interview Adam answers questions about:

  • His past and how he got in to software development
  • How he feels being a part of the Zend certification advisory board
  • Questions about the Sunshine PHP Conference and SoFloPHP user group
  • Why he prefers open source software
  • What trends he sees coming and where he sees current software standing in the big picture

You can read Adam's answers to these and other questions in the full interview.

tagged: sunshinephp zend adamculp interview cloudways developer php7

Link: http://www.cloudways.com/blog/interview-adam-culp/

Adam Culp:
SunshinePHP 2016 Recap
Feb 12, 2016 @ 09:58:05

For those that weren't able to make it to the Sunshine PHP Conference this year, organizer Adam Culp has posted a quick recap of the event and some of the good, bad (and unfortunately ugly) that happened during the event.

SunshinePHP 2016 was an awesome event! Not only were we sold out of tickets for the 4th year in a row, but the attendee list was truly amazing! Each year more and more companies in South Florida send most if not all of their PHP developers to the conference. This year we saw at least 20 companies in South Florida send 5 or more of their developers, and around 8 of those sent around 10. We love seeing our work take hold, and with this many companies embracing the conference it is obvious we are doing a good job. Thanks to all for participating.

He talks some about the sponsors for this year's event and thanks them for their support. He also mentions some of the keynotes, talks and other activities that happened during the few days and, while there was some complaints about the event attendees overall enjoyed the conference.

tagged: sunshinephp16 conference wrapup adamculp

Link: http://www.geekyboy.com/archives/1179

Thijs Feryn:
Interviewing Adam Culp from Zend (ZendCon, SunshinePHP, SoFloPHP & Ultra Running)
Nov 09, 2015 @ 10:44:34

Thijs Feryn has posted his latest video interview with a member of the PHP community. In this latest episode he talks with Adam Culp, organizer of the ZendCon and Sunshine PHP conferences as well as the SoFloPHP user group, while they were both at this year's ZendCon conference in Las Vegas, Nevada.

I’ve started a good habit of releasing new episodes of my podcast and video blog on a weekly basis. Let’s continue to do that! This week’s episode features Adam Culp from Zend. Adam is a community animal.

They talk about the conferences Adam organizes, his involvement in the PHP-FIG and contributions to the Zend Framework project. You can watch this latest video either through the in-page video player or directly on YouTube. If you're more audio-inclined, you can listen over on Soundcloud too.

tagged: thijsferyn interview adamculp zendcon sunshinephp soflophp organizer conference video

Link: http://blog.feryn.eu/2015/11/09/interviewing-adam-culp-from-zend-talking-about-zendcon-sunshinephp-soflophp-ultra-running/

Run Geek Radio:
Episode 009 – Crawling Before We Can Walk
Oct 15, 2015 @ 13:43:15

The Run Geek Radio podcast, hosted by PHP community member Adam Culp, has posted its latest episode - Episode 099: Crawling Before We Can Walk.

So many startups attempt to skip the crawling stages and the MPV (minimum viable product) as they push to become successful. Just as many developers attempt to skip the vital stages of learning and forge ahead to create bugs, security holes, and poor code. Adam Culp, the host of Run Geek Radio, talks about how important it is to crawl before we can walk.

He also talks about the ZendCon and Sunshine PHP conferences (he's an organizer for both) and an update on some of his own personal speaking and running happenings. You can listen to this latest episode using either the in-page audio player or by downloading the mp3 of the show. You can also subscribe to the feed to get info about future episodes as they're released.

tagged: rungeekradio ep9 podcast adamculp crawl walk startup learning zendcon sunshinephp

Link: https://rungeekradio.com/episode-009-crawling-before-we-can-walk/

The #ZendCon Interview | The Unique 2015 Edition of ZendCon
Oct 02, 2015 @ 09:45:36

The 7PHP.com site has posted another interview in its series talking with members of the PHP community about what they're doing and things happening around the PHP ecosystem. In this new interview Khayratte Wasseem talks with Cal Evans and Adam Culp about this year's ZendCon conference.

ZendCon is said to be The Global PHP Conference and every year is an amazement in itself. But this year, 2015, will be one of those “once in a blue moon” type of event with the arrival of PHP 7. So Zend Inc., The PHP Company, promises to deliver one of the most unique and exciting ZendCon till date. Most of the PHP Rockstars and leaders will be there. I’m really sad I can’t be there. But if you are nearby, you should not miss it!

This 7PHP interview focuses entirely on ZendCon. I was honored to have this interview through The Community Father, Mr Cal Evans who is one of the key person behind the event and also the amazing Adam Culp being the main organizer.

In the interview they cover a bit of history about the conference, how it compares to other conferences and things they've learned from previous versions of the event. They also talk about some of their own experiences at the past events, things they'd like to share with other conferences and about Zend itself, the company that puts on ZendCon each year.

tagged: zendcon interview community calevans adamculp conference

Link: http://7php.com/zendcon-interview/

Voices of the ElePHPant:
Interview with Adam Culp
Sep 22, 2015 @ 10:49:50

The Voices of the ElePHPant podcast has posted their latest episode, another interview with a member of the PHP community. In this latest episode host Cal Evans talks with Adam Culp, an organizer of the South Florida PHP Users Group and the Sunshine PHP Conference.

They start off talking about user groups and the two Adam organizes and why he organizes them. Adam talk about the origins of the groups and how they ended up in Miami. They also mention other user groups doing something similar, spawning off secondary groups. They also talk about Sunshine PHP, his motivation behind starting it and how he got it going. He talks about some of his goals for the conference and the themes he has for each event.

You can listen to this latest episode either through the in-page audio player or by downloading the mp3 and listening at your leisure. Also be sure to subscribe to their feed or follow them on Twitter.

tagged: voicesoftheelephpant podcast interview community calevans adamculp

Link: https://voicesoftheelephpant.com/2015/09/22/interview-with-adam-culp-2/

Run Geek Radio:
Episode 006 – Importance Of Vacations And Being Replaceable
Jul 15, 2015 @ 11:14:43

Adam Culp has posted the latest episode of his Run Geek Radio podcast: Episode #6 - the Importance Of Vacations And Being Replaceable.

Adam Culp, the host of Run Geek Radio, shares a little about his vacation to South America where he went to Quito in Ecuador, the Galapagos Islands, as well as Lima and Cusco in Peru. [...] He then highlights how vacations are so vital and important to the productivity and stress levels of employees, and shares how long weekends are great times for getaways but also how important it is to get away for one longer vacation each year.

[...] Adam also speaks a bit about how employees should make themselves replaceable to ensure they are promotable, and so they can truly get away when they are on vacation.

You can listen to this latest episode either via the in-page audio player or by downloading the mp3 of the show. If you enjoy it, be sure to subscribe to their feed and get information about the latest episodes as they're released.

tagged: rungeekradio ep6 podcast important vacation replaceable adamculp

Link: https://rungeekradio.com/episode-006-importance-of-vacations-and-being-replaceable/

Full Stack Radio:
17: Adam Culp - Maximizing Your Conference Experience
May 13, 2015 @ 08:24:56

The Full Stack Radio podcast has posted their latest episode today, episode #17, hosted by Adam Wathan and featuring guest Adam Culp. Adam and Adam talk about ways you can maximize your conference experience.

n this episode, Adam talks to Adam Culp, organizer of Sunshine PHP and ZendCon. They talk about how to get into conference speaking, how to make the most of a conference as an attendee, as well as tips for running a great local user group.

You can listen to this latest episode either through the in-page audio player or by downloading the mp3 for the show. If you enjoy it, be sure to subscribe to their feed for more great episodes as they're released.

tagged: fullstackradio adamculp maximize conference experience speaker attendee usergroup

Link: http://fullstackradio.com/episodes/17/