I'm an intermediate level PHP programmer who's been hanging around the fringes of the site for awhile now. Read: lurking. I came from Pixel2Life to read a few tutorials several months ago, don't remember which specifically, but since then I've been routinely impressed with the knowledge base of the community.
So, I figured I might as well sign up. I could use a place to discuss PHP things at, away from other languages. Mostly because of the dumb "competition" that people have between languages. Some are bad, others are dead, and most are decent. I pick PHP over CGI binaries and ASP any day.
As I said, I'm an intermediate level PHP programmer. I started sometime two and a half years ago and programmed infrequently during the first year or so. From there on out I became more interested and serious about it, I'm a long time hobbyist (self) web designer, and so I got into programming with PHP in earnest. I'm proud to say that in the past fourteen months, I've worked roughly ten of those under four consecutive contracts to a Silicon Valley startup. Meanwhile I've been taking a PHP/MySQL certification course at O'Reilly's "School of Tech", in which some of the parts of are still being authored.
__________________ Programmers are in a race with the Universe to create bigger and better idiot-proof programs, while the Universe is trying to create bigger and better idiots. So far the Universe is winning. - Rich Cook