Little things can make a difference
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Wow, I never expected this much involvement when I created an overview of upcoming conferences this fall. I cannot deny I love Markdown to write simple things and I love simplicity. I use IA Writer to have distraction-free editing power on both my phone and laptop.
So last night, returning back from php[tek] 2015, I was noting down a small list of upcoming conferences this fall in Markdown. But my memory was a bit fuzzy from the travel I decided to paste it into a Gist on GitHub so I could ask people in my network to inform me about missing events.
And wow, it was a rush! Twitter, Facebook and other channels informed me about missing or wrong dates of conferences. People even forked my gist to help me updating the list!
And this is why I love being part of the PHP Community. You do a small thing and before you know it, people are there to help out to improve things. And when you read a tweet like the one below, you can't help it feeling good that such a little contribution could mean a lot to others.
Thanks for helping everyone, especially those who forked my gist to update it.@DragonBe is a #hero of the day. He created a gist with #php conferences - https://t.co/zMbS9Py88x . Awesome!— Piotr Pasich (@piotrpasich) May 26, 2015
Many thanks to @freyr, @MartinStoll, @abdala and @woecifaun for your contributions to the #php #conference gist http://t.co/8pJVcnObGq— Michelangelo van Dam (@DragonBe) May 26, 2015