John CongdonI am a mostly self taught programmer with a BS in Aviation Computer Science from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University.  I started coding at 10 years old in BASIC, and I grew from there. PASCAL was my language of choice before college, then PERL until 2003, and mainly PHP after that. While PHP is my main weapon of choice, any language can and will be yielded when necessary.

PHP UserGroups and conferences have had a very important role in my development.  I looked for a PHP Group when he learned I was moving, but there was not one running any longer. So I listened to the great Cal Evans, “if you look around for a user group, and there isn’t one, then you’re the new organizer”. And so I started it up after moving from Daytona Beach, FL to San Diego, CA.