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Self proclaimed computer, Joshua Copeland, has been developing software for over a decade. He started in Java, Microsoft .NET (VB, C#) but over time evolved into using LAMP stacks and a MacBook Pro (best move ever). He has used a broad range of technologies and tools over the years but has now settled in the AWS/Linux/PHP ecosystem. He is now CTO of a Cutting-Edge Technology company called Vehicle History that specializes in providing free VIN lookups and vehicle history information. He also owns Design Bunnies which builds small-medium size business & e-commerce websites. If you care to read more about his tech experiences, visit his LinkedIn. My other personal thoughts/rants can be found on my blog or my podcasts. When Josh isn’t busy making episodes, blog posts, managing things, he’s spending time with his family, skateboarding, building/playing games, or thinking of the next big thing.

Leadership

  • PHP Vegas User Group Leader
  • CTO of Engaged Nation
  • Founder of Design Bunnies

Experience

  • 10+ Years of Web Development
  • 15+ Years of Software Programming
  • Managed multiple teams of various sizes

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To empower others seeking to find “The Hustle Within”. Use whats important to you in your life to drive you to push for more.

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Yelp Search Optimization

Talking with a support person at Yelp, I was able to get some insight into how their search engine works within Yelp. I hope these tips help you place higher for keywords that help you or your customers. To get placed higher in search results within Yelp, you'll want...

This Month in PHP [Nov 2018]

Here are a few interesting things that have recently happened in PHP and the Software Industry. PHP Roundtable Drops their own ElePHPant I'm sure there are only around 100 left for sale, grab yours now. https://www.phproundtable.com/get-an-elephpant BYOF (Build your...

The Project Managers Circle of Life

Check out this cool graphic made by Jenny Shaver, PM @ AMEX. It displays the steps and the product lifecycle in an effective way. I've used this to show businesses why they fail at planning and executing projects. The original post can be found...

CES 2018 Review

This year at CES, my Dad and I covered all 3 halls on the last day of the show (Friday). Luckily we didn't go earlier in the week when they had a blackout. The show was filled with all the usual suspects like Intel, Nvidia, Kodak, Samsung, Sony, and more....

Cryptopocalypse

Cryptocurrencies in freefall February 2018 Just last week I was talking to someone so deep into the crypto that they didn't see this collapse happening. I straight up told them it was about to happen. I hate to say I called it but me along with alot of others called...

This Month in PHP [Nov 2018]

Here are a few interesting things that have recently happened in PHP and the Software Industry. PHP Roundtable Drops their own ElePHPant I'm sure there are only around 100 left for sale, grab yours now. https://www.phproundtable.com/get-an-elephpant BYOF (Build your...

ElePHPant Template

Hey PHP Friends, I've attached below a template of a PHP ElePHPant in PSD format. You can open it up and change his toe nails, font, text, add your logo. Have fun! Click here to download the ElePHPant template PSD (Photoshop CC)     Thanks to Zend for making the...

Proposal for an ElePHPant for PHP Vegas

Lately I've been on an ElePHPant trading stint which all kind of started when I went to twitter and asked the community the following: I've got some #elephpants to exchange. What are my options to seeing if someone can swap me? — Joshua Ray Copeland (@OGProgrammer)...

ZendCon 2017 Recap

ZendCon 2017 has come and gone. I know it was months ago at the time of writing this but.. Better late then never! It was an amazing event to be able to speak at and attend. With how many days the conference is, it really almost is almost like a vacation...