Shawn is the one to blame for LaraChat.
Shawn has been involved in web application development since the early 2000's. Shawn love's being involved in the startup world in Vancouver, BC, as he has been a part of a few different startups, successful and unsuccessful and feels he has a lot of knowledge on those topics to share (Ask him).
Shawn got started with Laravel when working at a startup and found it could quickly translate to success for his team, while maintaining excellent code standards and quality across the team. Prior to working on Laravel he had worked with the Yii framework and a personal framework, built with a friend called WHIP (Working Happily in PHP).
When not programming, he is spending time or avidly playing ice hockey in his hometown. In the past Shawn had played hockey across Canada and in Sweden, winning a gold medal with the Canadian National mens deaf hockey program. Shawn was also in a national beer commercial for Molsons Canadian, where 10 hockey fanatics were flown into the Rocky Mountains to play a game of shinny on top of a moiuntain.
Eric van Johnson
Eric Van Johnson is an Open Source Enthusiast, Advocate, and general FOSS Maniac who enjoys web architecture, technology, and solutions. A hacker and developer who fell down the slippery slope of a "Systems Architect" job before becoming a full time developer. Over 25 years of professional experience in the IT industry and inappropriately using the PHP Language.
A husband and father x2 with an abiding love of Scotch and Baseball.