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Mario Peshev and Cal Evans

Mario Peshev is the CEO of DevriX, a global WordPress agency serving industries from publishing to automotive and airline. Peshev also advises up-and-coming web developers and tech entrepreneurs, attracting more than 2 million views to his transparent Quora discussions on his experience of entrepreneurship and IT work life. He recently authored the book "126 Steps to Becoming a Successful Entrepreneur: The Entrepreneurship Fad and the Dark Side of Going Solo." Cal Evans is a top PHP influencer, evangelist, and web development community legend. He is currently the senior consultant at E.I.C.C., Inc., and has previously worked and helped build PHP expertise at iBuildings. With 34+ years of programming experience, Evans has worked with PHP and MySQL on Linux, OS X, and Windows. He has built a variety of projects ranging in size from simple web pages to multimillion dollar web applications. Evans continues to work tirelessly to make the lives of developers all over the world easier. His book, "Culture of Respect," is a masterpiece that serves as a guide for discovering, hiring, engaging, and retaining PHP developers. Together, Evans and Peshev also produce the No BS Engineering: Career Advice for Developers podcast.

Smart Tech September 18, 2019
The 3 Keys to a Successful, Sustainable Career in IT

The current mantra is, "Everyone should learn to code." The problem is most people interpret that to mean "Everyone should become a programmer." Like many professions, programming takes a certain combination of talent and skills that not everyone possesses. For example, when I (Cal) was younger, I decided I wanted to learn to play the guitar. My parents bought me one, and I started to take...

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