Tech CEO Mario Peshev & Top PHP Influencer and Evangelist Cal Evans Unite to Train & Mentor Developers at DevriX and Extended CommunityPosted Jul 17, 2019
Peshev and Evans Launch “No BS Engineering: Career Advice for Developers”, Kick Off Training & Event Series
DevriX, a global WordPress agency serving industries from publishing to automotive and airline, has announced that Cal Evans, a top PHP influencer, evangelist and web development community legend, is working with DevriX to provide training, career development, and mentoring to agency team members. Entrepreneur Mario Peshev, the CEO, Founder and WordPress Architect behind DevriX and Evans will also offer their collective advice to a public community of developers globally through a series of events, articles and recently launched podcast series, No BS Engineering: Career Advice for Developers.
Peshev focuses the majority of his time on running his business and leading distributed tech teams at DevriX of 40+ people crafting high-scale WordPress solutions optimized for revenue. DevriX, an agency rated highest among B2B companies on Clutch, provides digital business consulting and web development services for companies with sites generating 500M+ page views a month, LMS platforms and large multisite corporate platforms. In addition to leading DevriX, Peshev has led a second career advising up and coming web developers and tech entrepreneurs, attracting over 2 million views to his transparent Quora discussions on his experience of entrepreneurship and IT work life and he recently authored the book 126 Steps to Becoming a Successful Entrepreneur: The Entrepreneurship Fad and the Dark Side of Going Solo. According to Peshev, creating a collaborative initiative to help his own agency’s developers and a larger community by partnering with “the godfather of PHP” Cal Evans was a no-brainer when presented with the opportunity.
"Cal Evans has been among the most influential leaders in the Open Source world for as long as I remember. Since PHP is one of the main programming languages we use at DevriX, there's hardly anyone who hasn't read Cal's books, listened to his podcasts, or watched his talks. Meeting Evans at a PHP Conference in late 2015 was the foundation of our ongoing relationship and I'm proud to be working closely with him from now on," said Peshev.
Who is Cal Evans?
As shared on the DevriX blog, Evans is a genuine legend in the web development world so it is very difficult to sum up in a few words what he has achieved in the past 30 years. He is often referred to as “the godfather of PHP” as the global PHP community would not be the same without his devoted, inspiring and creative benefaction. In his vibrant and entertaining style, Evans has written five highly inspiring books and a couple of e-books for software development teams and their managers, professional developers and tech-savvy people.
Herding DevriX’s Nerds
“I build and manage world-class development teams,” Evans said.
He has been recruiting, training, mentoring and inspiring hundreds of PHP developers worldwide. He calls this process “nerd herding” and his experience as a technology leader is priceless.
Web Development Events and “No BS” Advice
As part of their collective effort to advise developers with career advice and personal growth and development to impact their contributions to the community, Peshev and Evans will speak with developers at events such as internal workshops and take part in public meetups and events.
Additionally, web developers the world over can also tune into the new podcast series No BS Engineering: Career Advice for Developers, where Evans and Peshev discuss topics like the following in the latest episodes:
DevriX is a team of 40+ founded as a WordPress development company in late 2010 by Mario Peshev as the next step of his freelancing career. Mario started with development as a hobby and built his first website in 1999. Sixteen years later, DevriX ranks among the top 20 WordPress consultancies worldwide, scaling both world-known enterprise brands and high-traffic publishers on top of WordPress.