For the last two posts of this years edition, we asked our 2020 contributors “What is the one thing that you are looking forward to in 2021”

In 2021 I am looking forward to conferences. Not because I learn a lot from them (I do) but because I connect on a real level with my friends in the community. 2020 has taught me that there are limits to virtual. As humans, we need to connect in real life and conferences give the World Wide Herd the chance to do that.

I urge every PHP developer to make it a goal to attend one in-person conference in 2021. Get out there reconnect with old friends and connect with new ones.

The hope of conferences is what keeps me going. I hope to see you at one in 2021.

Cal Evans

2020 had shown us how resilient we are as a species. We’ve been through hell, and we’ve found ways to deal with it. We’ve learnt so much and I’m looking forward to us all using those learnings in 2021. Whether it’s to be more open about our mental health, knowing that you don’t need to be tied to a desk from 9am – 5pm, or simply creating a new exercise routine. The year of hell has forced us onto what I hope to be a better path for us all

Daniel Shaw

I’m looking forward to seeing friends again. All my friends are remote where I live, so being able to meet up for a chat and a cup of tea sometime next year will be wonderful!

Rob Allen

For 2021 I’m looking forward to creating more content in the form of e-books and video courses. My goal is to help as many junior PHP devs level up as I can 😉

Mauro Chojrin

I’m looking forward to seeing what new things the community can do with PHP 8. On a more personal level, I’m looking forward to seeing my friends and colleagues in person when possible.

Oscar Merida