Omni Adams has been a professional web developer for over a decade, primarily using PHP and MySQL. When not playing hockey or brewing beer, he barks at coworkers about their lack of unit tests and automates all of the boring things in his job.
- Phing All The Things
Baltimore, Maryland based Software Developer with 15+ years experience. Co-Author of Instant PHP4.
Jeff Carouth is a web application developer honing his programming and skiing skills at Liftopia. He is an active member of the PHP community, speaker, and co-organizer of BCSPHP. He believes quality code, testing, and automation are necessary ingredients in a recipe for a successful software project. When not hacking away at code he is a father and husband, beer and Scotch enthusiast, and an amateur photographer.
Keith Casey serves as a Developer Evangelist for Twilio exploring the untapped potential of phone networks. Previously, he built large-scale PHP-based systems for organizations ranging from major news companies to small non-profits. In his spare time, he is a core contributor to web2project and OpenVBX, works to build and support the Austin tech community, lives and breathes creative API hackery, and blogs occasionally at CaseySoftware.com
- On the edge of Hypermedia
Jeremy is an ex-pat Englishman and former professional musician, now living in Guelph, Ontario. He's been a web developer for the last 5 years, spending most of that time working with PHP and related open source technologies. By day he's a senior developer for MRX Digital Sports Solutions, building websites and league management software for clients including the Canadian Football League and the Canadian Hockey League. Jeremy is also the organiser of the Guelph PHP User Group and spends his free time with his family as well as trying to come to terms with his recent status as a dog owner.
- Turbo Charge Your Logs
Adam Culp (@adamculp), organizer of the SunshinePHP Developer Conference and South Florida PHP Users Group (SoFloPHP) where he speaks regularly, is a Zend Certified PHP 5.3 Engineer. Adam is passionate about developing with PHP and enjoys helping others write good code, implement standards, refactor efficiently, and incorporate unit and functional tests into their projects. When he is not coding or contributing to various developer communities, and he can be found hiking around the United States National Parks, teaching judo, or participating in long distance running.
Ashe Dryden is an indie developer living in Madison, WI. She's been involved with the web in some form or another over the course of the past 12 years. Ashe is known for being outspoken about the need for diversity, inclusiveness, and empathy. When she isn't discussing technology, she's cycling, tweeting, playing board games, debating the social implications of Star Trek episodes, being that awkward girl at the party, and waiting for her next burrito fix.
- Programming Diversity
With over 15 years of passionate web development experience and open source advocacy, Ed Finkler loves empowering people through technology. He’s excited about creating things and sharing them with the world.
He served as web lead and security researcher at The Center for Education and Research in Information Assurance and Security (CERIAS) at Purdue University for 9 years. More recently, he has been helping startup teams build exciting e-commerce, social sharing, and mapping systems. He’s a proud member of the Fictive Kin team, working on Done Not Done, Gimme Bar, and lots of other cool stuff.
Ed spends much of his free time creating and working on open source projects such as Spaz, a long-running, award winning microblogging client. Ed also created the PHP libraries like FUnit, Resty.php, PHPSecInfo, and Inspekt.
I'm actively involved with the PHP Mentoring community and a contributor to PyroCMS. A large part of my focus is around writing better Object Oriented Code and testability. When I'm not writing code, I'm either running or reading.
- Mocking Dependencies in PHPUnit
Larry Garfield has been building web sites since he was a sophomore in high school, which is longer ago than he'd like to admit. As a freelancer he worked mostly for Chicago-area politicians before graduating to full time consulting with Palantir.net. At Palantir Larry is a Senior Architect and Consultant, developing solutions for medium to large cultural institutions.
Larry is an active Drupal core contributor, including the principle architect and maintainer of the Drupal 7 database system and the person most to blame for Drupal 8's shift toward object-oriented development and the Symfony2 framework. Larry holds a Master’s degree in Computer Science from DePaul University.
Larry is a co-author of "Drupal 7 Module Development" from Packt Publishing, and has also been published in Drupal Watchdog. He blogs at both http://www.palantir.net/ and http://www.garfieldtech.com/.
Pablo Godel is Co-founder of ServerGrove, PHP & Symfony developer, and contributor to many open source projects . In his leisure time he likes to spend his time with his family, travel and sailing.
Jason Johnson is a Software Engineer at SoftLayer. With over 10 years of experience in software development, Jason specializes in programming language research and system design.
Juozas, or as everyone calls him Joe, is an experienced and talented (some say) young professional, entrepreneur and evangelist. Focusing on bringing IT solutions to non-technical businesses, like retail, he works on optimizing their processes and using cutting-edge research to solve hard problems and grow sales. When not working, Joe finds time to contribute to open-source projects and movements to improve interoperability and platform independence. His hands-on practice with collection of different technologies, programming languages and environments allows him to deliver unbiased and practical presentations in all kind of different topics.
- Frisby.js: BDD for your REST API
Bob Majdak is a web developer who has been using PHP as a core development tool since 1999. He started working on the web back then joining the PlanetQuake gamer site, and in the early 2000s he was a part of the KateOS Linux core team - which became the first distro to implement system administration tools with PHP-GTK. Now he works on framework development focusing on both the web and server side of managing an application. He enjoys finding new places to stick PHP, especially when someone tells him not to.
Derick Rethans is a PHP internals expert, author of Xdebug and an OpenStreetMap and mapping enthusiast.
He has contributed in a number of ways to the PHP project, including the Xdebug debugging tool, and various extensions and additions. He's a frequent lecturer at conferences, the author of php|architect's Guide to Date and Time Programming, and the co-author of PHP 5 Power Programming. He is now working at 10gen to work on the PHP driver for MongoDB.
Davey Shafik is a full time PHP Developer with 12 years experience in PHP and related technologies. An Engineer for Engine Yard for the Orchestra PHP Platform, he has written three books (so far!), numerous articles and spoken at conferences the globe over. He lives in Central Florida with his wife, son and two cats.
Davey is best known for his books, the Zend PHP 5 Certification Study Guide and PHP Master: Write Cutting Edge Code, and as the originator of PHP Archive (PHAR) for PHP 5.3.
- Introduction to Databases
Travis has been paid to hack on computers for nearly a decade and a half and have been a tinkerer for much longer.
He's written two books on Git, Pragmatic Version Control using Git (the first book published on Git) and Pragmatic Guide to Git (the first in a new series from the Pragmatic Bookshelf).
He live in Austin, Texas, and is the Director of Technology for the Texas Tribune a non-profit media organization. He's easy to find online. He's online just about everywhere as @tswicegood.
- Modern HTTP Architecture
Laura Thomson is an Engineering Manager at Mozilla Corporation, where she looks after the Webtools group, after spending much of the previous decade as a consultant and trainer on various Open Source technologies.
Laura is the co-author of “PHP and MySQL Web Development” and “MySQL Tutorial”. She is a veteran speaker at Open Source conferences world wide, including OSCON.
Beth Tucker Long
Beth Tucker Long is the Editor-In-Chief of php|architect magazine as well as a teaching PHP courses, freelancing, and very occasionally blogging at http://www.alittleofboth.com. She runs Treeline Design - http://www.treelinedesign.com, a web development company, and Playlist Event Music - http://www.playlisteventmusic.com, a DJ company, along with her husband, Chris, and son, Liam.
Matthew Turland has been working with PHP since 2002. He has been both an author and technical editor for php|architect Magazine, spoken at multiple conferences, and is a past contributor to Zend Framework. He holds the PHP 5 and Zend Framework ZCE certifications and is the author of "php|architect's Guide to Web Scraping with PHP" and co-author of SitePoint's "PHP Master: Write Cutting-Edge Code." In his spare time, he likes to bend PHP to his will to scrape web pages and run IRC bots.
- The OOP in PHP
Eli has been building Web Applications for over 18 years and fell in love with PHP the day that PHP 4 was released. Since then he's been a strong advocate for PHP and used it in every project he's work on. He is currently a Founding Partner & CTO of Musketeers.me, and the Managing Editor of php|architect magazine. He is also an avid writer (blogs, articles and books), and has spoken at numerous conferences.
- Web Security and You
Dustin Whittle is a Developer Evangelist at AppDynamics where he focuses on helping organizations manage application performance. Before joining AppDynamics, Dustin was CTO at Kwarter, a consultant at SensioLabs, and developer evangelist at Yahoo!. He has experience building and leading engineering teams and working with developers and partners to scale to meet demand. When Dustin isn't working he enjoys flying, sailing, diving, golfing, and travelling around the world.
- Scaling PHP in the real world!