It is hard to believe how time can get away from us when we are…living. Or course I’m not able to break down everything I’ve been doing, but I can summarize why this blog has gotten a bit dusty. I have been dedicated to growing my professional life this past year, and decided it was time wisely spent.
Over the past year I have focused great attention to organizing SoFloPHP (South Florida PHP User Group), and it has experienced tremendous growth. The group is now around 385 members and meets a few times each month. It’s also great to see other members now starting to speak at the events, which means I have more time to do other things rather than preparing talks and managing it fully.
For the last 5 months I also organized the 1st SunshinePHP Developer Conference in Miami. It was a great journey to prepare such a large event with speakers and attendees coming from around the world to speak about, and learn PHP. I experienced a great deal, and will now be able to help out annually to ensure it continues to grow and thrive.
No, I have not stopped running, and as a matter of fact I’ve still been maintaining around 30 miles each week and staying in shape. However, I have just not updated the Crazy Floridian social network as much as I used to. I hope to do better about it moving forward, but will do it in moderation now that I have a new job as well.
On the running front, I do have some ideas of things to plan for the future. I would really like to focus on some pretty BIG goals I’ve wanted to achieve for awhile. (Somewhat extreme.)