Anthony Ferrara is a Senior Architect for NBC Universal, specializing in Object Oriented Design, Application Architecture and Highly Scalable Web Applications. He also has experience in Web Application Security and PHP Internals. He is a contributor to multiple Open Source projects (including PHP core), as well as the PHP community as a whole. He is also a former Core Team Member and Development Coordinator for the Joomla! project, as well as a former leader of its Security team. You can follow his blog at blog.ircmaxell.com or on Twitter at @ircmaxell.
Ben is technical assurance manager at Inviqa (Sheffield). He has many years of professional experience in a variety of programming languages including C, C++, Perl, Python and has been working with PHP for the last 6 years. Throughout his career he has worked at a variety of places in different industries; mobile marketing, data, ISP and in professional services all of which has given him diverse experience of software engineering in different fields.
Outside of work he is a father, and with what little spare time he has left he can be found hacking one of his own projects (lots of ideas, not enough time!), playing on his PS3, or infrequently blogging on techPortal and his own personal blog at http://nocarrier.co.uk.
Bernhard is a software developer who’s passionate about Symfony since the early days. He is fascinated by simple software architectures that solve complex problems. Besides studying a Master in Software Engineering at Vienna University of Technology, Bernhard is a member of the Symfony2 core development team and lead developer of the Form and Validator component.
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Elizabeth Tucker Long is the Editor-In-Chief of php|architect magazine as well as a trainer and occasional guest blogger for php|architect. She also runs Treeline Design, a web development company, and Playlist Event Music, a DJ company, along with her husband, Chris, and son, Liam.
PHP developer for 6 years in the Midwest and the Bay Area. Focused on testable code and design principles. Currently work for Mashery, a leading API management company.
For the past 13 years Cal has worked with PHP and MySQL on Linux, OSX, and Windows. He has built a variety of projects ranging in size from simple web pages to multi-million dollar web applications. When not banging his head on his monitor, attempting a blood sacrifice to get a particular piece of code working, he enjoys building and managing development teams using his widely imitated but never patented management style of “management by wandering around”.
These days, when not working with PHP, Cal can be found working on a variety of projects, most of which require a higher security clearance than you have so they can’t be listed here.
Cal is happily married to wife 1.28, the lovely and talented Kathy. Together they have 2 wonderful kids who were both smart enough not to pursue a job in IT.
Talk: 2nd Day Keynote Topic: !Normal==Awesome!
Corey Ballou is the co-organizer of the Queen City PHP meetup group in Charlotte, NC. He’s recently made the jump to becoming an independent contractor and runs Craft Blue web development. He’s an avid blogger, open source contributor, beer lover, startup advocate, and homebrewer.
Cory Fowler is a Windows Azure Technical Evangelist focused on running PHP applications on Windows Azure. His skills and experience, however, are not confined to PHP and Windows Azure. Cory’s expertise in the private sector earned him the status of First Windows Azure MVP in Canada, as well as being a member of inaugural Windows Azure MVP group worldwide. Cory takes great pride in being both Canadian and a Ginger. You can find Cory on Twitter under the handle @SyntaxC4 or read up on Windows Azure and other insightful things on his blog, http://blog.syntaxc4.net.
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.
Talk: PHP 5.5: The New Bits
David Buchmann works at Liip AG as project lead and Symfony coach. He is one of the core developers of the Jackalope implementation of PHPCR and working hard to make the Symfony Content Management Framework happen. When he is not coding, he enjoys travelling with his girlfriend, music and boardgames.
Talk: Symfony2 Introduction
Dustin is a partner at Sensio Labs and developer advocate for Symfony based in San Francisco, California. He was an early contributor to Symfony and has lead the deployment of some of the most popular Symfony sites like Delicious and Yahoo! Answers.
Evan Coury is a core contributor and long-time user of Zend Framework who is perhaps most well known in the community for authoring the all-new ZF2 module system. He is currently a professional software architect and indepdenent consultant. As a strong proponent of free, open source software, Evan is currently leading the development of a new open source e-commerce project based on ZF2. In addition to consulting and his open source contributions, Evan is also the owner of the privately held company, MediaTech Designs, LLC and the successful SMSCloud.com international SMS gateway.
Fabien Potencier discovered the Web in 1994, at a time when connecting to the Internet was still associated with the harmful strident sounds of a modem. Being a developer by passion, he constantly looks for better ways to build websites and he founded the Symfony project in 2004 to fullfill this goal.
Fabien is a serial-entrepreneur, and among other companies, he created Sensio in 1998, a software company that provides products, services, and technical support for the Open-Source Symfony framework.
Fabien is also the creator of several other Open-Source projects, a writer, a blogger, a speaker at international conferences, and a happy father of two wonderful kids.
Hugo Hamon is a PHP and Symfony fan who has worked with PHP since 2003. After five years of professional PHP web development in web agencies for famous French customers, he now works as a consultant and head of training at SensioLabs. In his free time, Hugo contributes to the Symfony2 project (source code and documentation) and gets involved in the French PHP association as an organization member. Hugo also wrote and contributed to French and English books related to PHP and the Symfony framework.
A professional trainer and speaker focused on web development and other related technologies. He’s also a Symfony enthusiast: He founded the www.symfony.es website and published the first Symfony2 book in the world (details: www.symfony.es/libro), he is also the co-organizer of the second biggest Symfony conference (www.desymfony.com) and regularly posts on the official Symfony blog.
Talk: Twig Tips and Tricks
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.
Jeremy Mikola is a software engineer at 10gen’s NYC office. As a member of the driver and evangelism team, he helps develop the PHP driver and contributes to various OSS projects, such as Doctrine MongoDB ODM, Symfony2 and Zend Framework. Before joining 10gen in May 2012, Jeremy worked with MongoDB for a few years at OpenSky and Exercise.com.
Director of Technology at OpenSky.com and long time contributor to the Doctrine and Symfony projects.
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.
Talk: Virtualized Development
Keith Casey currently serves as a Developer Evangelist for Twilio to get good tools to good developers so they can build great things. 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, works to build and support the Austin tech community, lives and breathes creative API hackery, blogs occasionally at CaseySoftware.com and is completely fascinated by monkeys.
Talk: Closing Ceremony Talk Topic-TBD
Symfony Guru and Lead Architect and OpenSky, lead developer of Assetic and Buzz, long-time contributor to Symfony. Kris likes playing soccer and thinking about programming when he’s not supposed to.
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. For Drupal 8 he is leading the charge to rebuild Drupal’s core code base into a powerful REST framework, leveraging the Symfony2 framework. He also served for four years as a member of the Drupal Association Board of Directors. Larry is a Zend-certified PHP 5 developer with a Master’s degree in Computer Science from DePaul University.
Talk: Functional PHP
Ligaya Turmelle is a full time Goddess, part time MySQL DBA, occasional PHP programmer, and frequent world traveler. She currently has visited or lived in 18 countries and now resides in Florida with her husband, daughter and their 2 Belgian Malinois. As a MySQL Support Engineer for Oracle she still manages to stay actively involved with the PHP Community as a founding Principle of phpwomen.org, blogger and long-time busy body of the PHPCommunity channel (#phpc) on freenode. She hopes to one day actually meet all the people she talks to. Now for all the letters – ZCE (PHP4&5), CMDBA, CMDEV, MySQL Core and Oracle ACE for MySQL.
Talk: Replication with MySQL
Co-Founder, CTO, and Lead Developer of FoxyCart.com. Doing my best to live life on purpose, be a husband to my wife, and a father to my children. What I lack in intelligence, I try to make up with passion.
Mark is the Community Guy for Windows Azure at Microsoft. Mark has been a web developer since 1995 and has built sites on everything from Classic ASP, Java, PHP and ASP.NET.
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.
Nacho Martín has been working with PHP and Symfony for several years. He co-founded the web development agency Limenius and is co-organizer of DeSymfony, the Spanish Symfony Conference. Toughened in many projects of different kinds, he often has nightmares of himself writing code, and therefore he tries to do it well.
Paul M. Jones
Paul is an internationally recognized PHP expert who has worked as everything from junior developer to VP of Engineering in all kinds of organizations (corporate, military, non-profit, educational, medical, and others). Paul’s latest open-source project is the Aura project for PHP. Among his other accomplishments, Paul is the lead developer of the Solar Framework, and the creator of the Savant template system. He has authored a series of autho ritative benchmarks on dynamic framework performance, and was a founding contributor to the Zend Framework (the DB, DB_Table, and View components). In a previous career, Paul was an intelligence operations specialist for the US Air Force, and enjoys putting .308 holes in targets at 400 yards.
Rasmus 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 spent 7 years at Yahoo and has since worked for and consulted with various startups. He was born in Greenland, grew up in Denmark and Canada and has a Systems Design engineering degree from the University of Waterloo. You can follow Rasmus on Twitter or find him on Google+.
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Rowan is a software engineer and technical team lead at the Inviqa group. He’s worked commercially with PHP for well over 6 years, dabbling before that in Python, Java, and BASIC if you go back far enough. His work has encompassed everything from tiny in-page scripts through to multi-million pound billing engines using a wide variety of open source technologies. Rowan is based in Sheffield, UK and makes semi-regular treks over to the PHPNW user group meetings and accidentally organises the Sheffield PHP user group. Talk to him about creative cocktails and appalling horror films.
Sebastian Bergmann has instrumentally contributed to transforming PHP into a reliable platform for large-scale, critical projects. Enterprises and PHP developers around the world benefit from the tools that he has developed and the experience he shares.
Talk: PHPUnit Best Practices