Last update: August 2017
While reading Twitter feed everyday, I see more and more new people in Laravel community. At the same time there are the most active ones who deserve following and thanking for their input to the community. So I decided to list them all with links to their work – you need to know our heroes, and also interesting to dive into their past and what they had done throughout their careers.
Notice: photos, if present, are from Twitter accounts. Hope I don’t break any copyright here – just thought you need to know their faces 🙂
1. Taylor Otwell
Need an introduction? Ok ok, creator of Laravel.
Random interesting link: AMA with Taylor Otwell
2. Jeffrey Way
Creator of Laracasts – training video website admired in Laravel community and beyond.
3. Matt Stauffer
Really active Laravel blogger and co-host of Laravel Podcast
Personal website & blog: https://mattstauffer.co/
Another podcast: The Five-Minute Geek Show
Book (in progress): Laravel: Up & Running
4. Eric L. Barnes
Recently launched new blog: https://dotdev.co/
Personal blog: https://ericlbarnes.com/
Laravel News Podcast: https://laravel-news.com/category/podcast/
5. Freek Van der Herten
Really active blogger at Murze.be
6. Dayle Rees
Author of books on Laravel – such as “Code Happy”, “Code Bright” and “Code Smart”
7. Adam Wathan
Developer, blogger, book author, host of the Full Stack Radio podcast.
8. Mahmoud Zalt
Senior Web Developer, Laravel Expert, Docker Enthusiast and Open Source Advocate. Creator of LaraDock.
9. Marcel Pociot
Laravel Evangelist, creator of famous Chrome extension Laravel Testtools.
10. Prosper Otemuyiwa
Really active on Twitter (73k tweets, anyone?), creator of Laravel Hackathon Starter Package. I personally admire what Prosper does for Laravel community in Nigeria.
Random interesting article: How An Andela Developer Beat Out Facebook On GitHub’s Top Trending List
11. Shawn McCool
12. Dries Vints
13. Graham Campbell
Serious contributor to Laravel Core and other Laravel packages, creator of StyleCI.
14. Barry van den Heuvel
Creator of many awesome Laravel packages – among them famous Laravel IDE Helper and Laravel Debugbar.
15. Chris Fidao
16. Mohamed Said
17. Paul Redmond
18. Jason McCreary
19. Michael Dyrynda
20. Nuno Maduro
Creator of Laravel Zero and active Laravel community member on Twitter.
Bonus: Povilas Korop
As a kind of a bonus, decided to nominate myself here. I’m a PHP web-developer with 15 years of experience, now transitioning from freelance to a small team owner position, while actively contributing to Laravel community on this blog and elsewhere.
Personal Twitter: @PovilasKorop
My new publication on Medium: Successful IT Projects
That’s it, the end of list. Thank you to everyone who is active in Laravel community, only people make it so awesome.
Anyone I’ve missed? Any important link I didn’t mention? Please add info to the comments.