Adam Culp (@AdamCulp) a Zend consultant at Rogue Wave Software, is
passionate about developing with PHP and contributes to many open source
projects. He organizes the SunshinePHP Developer Conference and the
South Florida PHP Users Group (SoFloPHP) where he enjoys helping others
write good code, implement standards, and refactor efficiently. He is a
Zend Certified PHP engineer, is a voting member of the PHP-Fig, and
holds a seat on the Zend Certification Advisory Board. You can also find
him on his Run Geek Radio podcast and GeekyBoy technical blog. When he
is not coding or contributing to various developer communities, he can
be found hiking around the U.S. National Parks, teaching judo, or long
distance (ultra) running.
I am working at Alpari (RU), one of the biggest FX Broker, as the
Head of Software Architecture. I am author and project leader of the
open-source aspect-oriented framework Go! AOP and I'm also a passionate FOSS PHP developer, speaker at conferences, guru in Enterprise Architecture. I like to discuss complex systems and have a strong knowledge in
computer science, electronics and of course in PHP. I like to bring
cutting-edge IT solutions to non-technical businesses for optimizing
processes and solving complex issues.
My slogan is: nothing is impossible if you put your mind to it.
Andreas helps solving problems at a german corporate publishing company.
He sometimes even uses code for that. Besides his family, his work as
jack-of-all-trades and contributions to different open-source-projects
he still finds the time to run PHPUGFFM, the PHP-Usergroup in
Frankfurt/Main and maintain PHP.ug.
Andrew Cassell is a full-stack web application developer in Herndon,
Virginia USA who designs and builds user experiences that are delightful
on any device. Andrew is an employee of the non-profit Marine Spill
Response Corporation, the largest dedicated oil spill and emergency
response organization. He works on their website and internal web
Chris is a freelance consultant based in York, Uk with experience
working in the public sector, small and large companies throughout North
Yorkshire. Chris has over 10 years experience with PHP and has a keen
focus on both software architecture and none functional requirements
such as security, performance and maintainability. In his free time,
Chris can often be found producing or playing with experimental
libraries and contributing to Zend framework.
Dragan is the Carpenter and Surgeon (a.k.a. a developer and
the VP of Technology) at the HolidayPirates Group. A startup veteran, having
co-founded previously a startup in Belgrade, he has years of experience in
working with limited resources to deliver the maximum benefit under time
constraints with current focus on container and severless computing, hence the
interest in NoOps. He is also a big supporter of both Open Source Software and
Ivan is a notorious tinkerer, hacking on everything from light switches to complex Laravel applications. As a team lead he makes sure to spread the knowledge through a fun and engaging mentorship.
James is an English Software Engineer / Architect working with @trivago
in Mallorca, Spain with a particular interest in software and technical
architecture. Technically opinionated, he's passionate about best
practices and frequently looks for shortcuts that can work for his team
while still adhering to the principles that define good programming.
James is the founder of the UK based PHP Hampshire user group and the
PHP South Coast Conference. He’s also a Zend Certified Engineer and
consultant at Roave. During his downtime, he continues to run the PHP
Hampshire user group and the conference, and keeps up with active
contributions to various open source projects.
Josh Butts is the VP of Engineering at Offers.com, where he leads the
engineering efforts for Ziff Davis Commerce. In addition to over a
decade in the trenches of e-commerce at Offers.com, he is also the
organizer of Austin PHP, one of the largest PHP user groups in the US.
Josh has taught several classes in PHP and enjoys the opportunity to
share his experiences with the PHP community.
Michael is a passionate PHP/Ruby/JS web developer from Kyiv, Ukraine. Creator and lead maintainer of Codeception
testing framework, as well as other opensource projects: Robo,
CodeceptJS, AspectMock. He aims to make testing easy and fun, and
encourage people to make their software better with not only unit, but
functional and acceptance tests. Speaker at PHPKonf Istanbul (2015),
J&Beyond Barcelona (2016), Dutch PHP Conference 2016, Bulgaria PHP
2016, ScotlandPHP 2016, and others.
Michael is a polyglot software engineer, committed to reducing
complexity in systems and making them more predictable. Working with a
variety of languages and tools, he shares his technical expertise to
audiences all around the world at user groups and conferences.Day to day, Michael is a fixer. He works on whatever needs an extra
pair of hands both at his day job and in open source projects. When not
immersed in technology, you'll find him either playing various board
games or hiking through the countryside.
Veteran of PHP affairs, BDD practitioner, devops enthusiast. I started using PHP as a student, back in 1999. At first I worked as a
one man band web developer and from there I progressed, via focusing on
PHP development in a team environment, to be a senior dev, tech lead
& technical analyst. I found much more happiness doing backend stuff so I focus on scalable backends and devops tasks this days.
Nils Adermann created Composer - the dependency manager for PHP - and
founded Private Packagist - a package archive as a service - together
with Jordi Boggiano. After contributing to numerous open-source projects
and different businesses using PHP for over a decade, he learned first
hand what problems PHP developers face. His projects are now mostly
focused on improving the developer experience around PHP and providing
businesses with the tools to use PHP more efficiently.
Patrick Allaert is a freelance system engineer and founder of Libereco Technologies, a Brussels based company specialized in PHP services. Using PHP since the early days of PHP 3, he is contributing/hacking on a wide variety of projects including PHP, eZ Publish, Linux and KDE. In his spare time, he works on the PHP monitoring extension: APM for which he is the lead developer, that doesn’t give him much time to blog or to tweet.
Philipp is part of the infrastructure team and a Developer Advocate at
Elastic, spreading the love and knowledge of full-text search,
analytics, and real-time data. He is a frequent speaker at conferences
and meetups about all things search & analytics, databases, cloud
computing, and devops. Philipp lives in Vienna where he enjoys
experimenting with software, organizing meetups, and sports.
Lerdorf is known for having gotten the PHP project off the ground in
1995 and has contributed to a number of other open source projects over
the years. He was an infrastructure architect at Yahoo! for more than 7
years and joined Etsy in 2012. He was born in Greenland, grew up in
Denmark and Canada and has a Systems Design engineering degree from the
University of Waterloo.
Rob Allen is a software consultant and developer. He has been involved
in software architecture and development for many years and writes code
in PHP, Swift and other interesting languages. He is part of Slim
Framework's leadership team and contributes to other open source
projects. Rob is also a member of the Zend Framework Community team and
wrote Zend Framework in Action. Based in the UK, he runs Nineteen Feet Limited, focussing on web development, training and consultancy. In his spare time, Rob blogs at akrabat.com and can often be seen with a camera in his hand.