I am a member of TeamDev at Liftopia, Inc. where you can find awesome deals on ski lift tickets and some related packages. My specific role at Liftopia is on the platform and architecture side. That means I am responsible for
- advocating changes to the current codebase to improve developer experience and changeability
- introducing infrastructure and development practices for testing new code
- working with our VP of Engineering on workflow automation and deployment strategies and tools
This role is everything I’ve worked towards as a developer.
I frequently speak at conferences, user groups, and pretty much anywhere else people will hold a conversation with me. I am a co-organizer of the Bryan/College Station PHP Users Group and one of the organizers of the best HTML5 conference Texas has or will ever see, HTML5.tx.
In addition to this blog I have contributed several articles to php|architect on testing, continuous integration, and mobile websites.
If you want to get in touch with me, I hold office hours on Twitter most of the day. Say hello @jcarouth. Additionally I am routinely available in IRC on Freenode in #phpc and #phpmentoring.
Speaking of mentoring, I am a small part of the PHP Mentoring movement—I guess you could call it a movement. I am an apprentice with the comedian, testing slave driver, and all-around good guy Chris Hartjes working on my understanding and implementation of testing in PHP. I highly encourage you to check out the PHP Mentoring site and find a mentor to help you grow as a developer.