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Shawn McCool

Shawn is one of the earliest adopters of Laravel and has been one of its biggest proponents. He operated the Laravel IRC chat room and created Laravel.io, Laracon EU, the Laravel Podcast, the Laravel Certification Program and wrote one of the first published short-form Laravel books.

Shawn has been a professional software developer for 20 years and has been involved in teams large and small to develop everything from eCommerce sites to health care management systems to video games.

Over the past 10 years, Shawn created and ran his own web agency and consultation / training businesses and is extremely interested in entrepreneurship. He's always seeking new techniques and understanding and has spent the past few years studying functional programming and distributed reactive systems design.