Before we dive into the subject of how to become a PHP Evangelist, we need to agree on the definition of the word “evangelism”. In order to become a PHP Evangelist it is essential really understand its meaning.
What does “Evangelism” mean?
Wikipedia gives us a detailed definition:
“Evangelism is the preaching of the Christian Gospel or the practice of relaying information about a particular set of beliefs to others with the object of conversion”.
Parts of the above sentence actually ring true when it comes to becoming a PHP Evangelist, even if unconsciously. To evangelize is to effectively transfer information regarding one set of beliefs to another, with the final goal of converting each individual to the original belief. Isn’t that what we do when we spread the word of PHP?!
The idea behind being a PHP Evangelist is for an individual to speak passionately about PHP and be able to have strong and durable arguments for PHP, if questioned about his “faith” in the technology. With this devout unbending faith in PHP it will encourage others to not only start using the language, but to also fall in love with it too. Maybe someday, those PHP beginners will become evangelists was well.
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