From dropout to advocate: challenges and lessons from a web dev, PHP, and Drupal noob

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Feb 23, 2020

Accepting failure can be hard, and a fresh start in a new field can be even harder. Two years after withdrawing from a graduate program, finding a place at Platform.sh brought a new and exciting community, but also plenty of stress, imposter syndrome, and a real need to catch up fast on all things web development and DevOps, all while working remotely for a 100% distributed company. It was difficult and isolating at times, especially working with PHP and Drupal for the first time (coming from a Python background). This talk will cover the challenges and lessons that come with a fish out of water becoming a developer advocate (and being human).

Chad Carlson
Platform.sh

https://www.fldrupal.camp/sessions/beginner-track/dropout-advocate-chal…

Hi! I'm Karim Boudjema, the developer and site-builder of this site. I'm currently working as Drupal developer at Symetris, a great Drupal agency in Montreal - Canada.

I was wondering how could I giving back to the Drupal community all what it gave to me during the last 10 years, that's how the idea of this site came to me ... (read more)

Hi! I’m Santiago Rico, the web designer and themer of this site.

When Karim proposed me to design and theme this site for the Drupal community, I accepted immediately because the community is the main reason why I love Drupal so much.