My Drama Filled Day: How A Bad Remark About My SDPHP Usergroup Set Me Off

I had a bad day on Thursday, here’s why…

Just clearing the air here.  Ranting on my personal website, with views from the way I see them.

So I had some personal business to handle this morning and was gone for half the day.  I get back home and have to get to work done, so I get down to it and work with my boss to launch some new code and do other tasks.

I then find out that this morning there was a ton of drama due to the presentation on Laravel 4 at SDPHP last night.  The presenter Chris A Moore (@CAMDesigns) did an amazing job.  I told him right afterwards that fact, and he did what most presenters do and doubted himself.  There were a lot of questions asked, that for the most part he could handle.  There were a few that he didn’t know, and this bothered him.  I can appreciate wanting to be able to answer them, but it doesn’t always happen that way.

He then followed up with the creator of Laravel (@taylorotwell) to get the other questions answered.  Which is the right thing to do.  However, he made the mistake of saying he was heckled (which he definitely was not), and Taylor proceeded to call our group a “shit user group”.   This group means everything to me and for someone to put it down really offended me (and a bunch of my members).  I took this personally and proceeded to tell my friends… via twitter.

Did I over react?  Maybe…

Chris and I discussed this whole ordeal via IRC and he admitted to having been wrong, and he apologized to the group in IRC.  I appreciated it very much.

However, because I aired this in public on Twitter, I don’t think the drama is over.  And I am sure this post won’t help much….

 
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