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  February 07, 2016

The rippling effect of WeCamp

It’s been six months since WeCamp 2015 and tickets for WeCamp 2016 are already for sale. So I asked myself today: why should I go this year? The answer is pretty simple: Even after six months I still benefit from attending WeCamp last year!

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  November 05, 2015

Thoughts about Privilege

A few days ago I saw a tweet that made me think a lot about the simple meaning of the word privilege, and why privileged people (including me) usually have so much resistance to accept the simple fact that they are privileged.

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  October 14, 2015

Surviving Burnout

You wake up in the morning and you're late again, more exhausted than you were before you went to bed. This whole new day is looming over you, demanding you give a little bit more even though you have nothing left to give. What little sleep...

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  October 11, 2015

Coffee shop coders long for the old, distraction free times.

Sioux Falls, South Dakota— Coders all over the city long for the times when they would sit in peace, sipping their coffee, next to their MacBook Pros. "It's just not the same as the old times when I could sit here undisturbed, able t...

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  September 25, 2015

There's always a first time: the story of my first Pull Request

It was just another day at the office: got my coffee, opened my PHP IDE, joined some IRC channels in case I needed help with something code-related. It was my first year in Amsterdam, my first year getting involved with the PHP community. By that time, I never had been in a PHP conference before, and the only "PHPeople" I knew in real life were from the AmsterdamPHP meetup group.

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  September 07, 2015

Things I was unprepared for as a lead developer

I've been a lead developer for 2 years. It has been quite a ride and there were a lot of things I was unprepared for. I've always been a software engineer, mostly involved with the actual code. People tell me I have a very natural way of le...

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