Little things can make a difference

Source: theleticiabertin on

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.

iA Writer

iA Writer is a minimalist text editor for OS X and iOS developed by Information Architects Incorporated. The idea of iA Writer is "to keep you focused on just writing". iA Writer has been "downloaded 600,000 times by everyone from hobbyist writers to the bestselling author Augusten Burroughs." It is the top selling text editor in the App Store behind Apple's own Pages application.

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.


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