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DHH’s opening keynote at RailsConf 2017

Like at most previous editions, DHH delivered a keynote at RailsConf 2017. This year he spoke on the importance of belong to a group, programmer values, and belief systems. I love being in the Laravel community, but one thing that annoys me sometimes is the “us” vs “them” mentality you feel here and there. What I find great about DHH’s talk is that is a positive approach to the values of Ruby community. He doesn’t say that the other communities are bad, or lesser then them.

Anyways, go watch this keynote, it’s great.

Freek Van der Herten is a partner and developer at Spatie, an Antwerp based company that specializes in creating web apps with Laravel. After hours he writes about modern PHP and Laravel on this blog. When not coding he’s probably rehearsing with his kraut rock band. He loves waffles and butterflies.
  • Nice post. I believe that inclusion has been one of the defining features of the Laravel community and I think that it’s something to value above all else. There are as many types of programming jobs as people and not all individual techniques are appropriate for all situations. We’re lucky to have a huge amount of diversity in our group that really benefits us all.