Andreas Hucks works as a senior developer and consultant for Sensio Labs Germany, where he is responsible for the trainings unit. He has had extensive project experience with Symfony throughout its history, doing development, consulting, coaching, and contributing to the framework. As a long time member of the Symfony community, Andreas has co-organized three successful Symfony Day conferences.
Session: Inside the Symfony 2 DIC and Config
Andrei has a long history in the PHP community, where, as a core developer and a member of the PHP Group, he helped curate development of the world’s most popular web development language. Along the way, he started PHP-GTK, helped create Smarty, co-wrote PHP Developer’s Cookbook, and architected Unicode support that would have been in PHP 6. Having worked as a platform engineer at Yahoo and the Open Source Fellow at Digg, he is presently a software architect at AppDynamics, where he is working on the next generation of application monitoring and troubleshooting tools.
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, as well as the PHP community as a whole. You can follow his blog at blog.ircmaxell.com or on Twitter at @ircmaxell.
Ben has always been a programmer, and loves making things work. He lives in Portland, Oregon (USA), and hacks on things at GitHub.
Benjamin Eberlei works at Qafoo GmbH as IT-Consultant for quality assurance and software architecture. He is project leader of the open-source object-relational mapper Doctrine and participates in several projects in the Symfony ecosystem.
Session: Testable Code
Beth Tucker Long
Beth Tucker Long is the Editor-In-Chief of php|architect magazine as well as a trainer for php|architect. She also 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. You can find her on Twitter and on her very new and already neglected blog, http://www.alittleofboth.com.
Session: Usability for Developers
Brian Swan is an Open Source Developer Advocate at Microsoft focused on running PHP applications on Windows Azure. He splits his time between PHP developers who want to use Windows Azure and the development teams who build Windows Azure. He drives feedback from the community to development teams to help them build better services while also presenting to the community to help them understand Windows Azure. In one form or another, he has been doing this for 5+ years at Microsoft. In past lives, he has been a support engineer at AWS, a high school mathematics and computer science teacher, and commercial fisherman. He loves traveling and being active. You can find him on twitter under the handle @brian_swan and you can find much of his writing on his current blog: http://blogs.msdn.com/b/silverlining.
Chris has been building web applications of all shapes and sizes and in
a variety of languages since 1998. More recently he has been focussing
on the use of testing practices to create and build simple, yet powerful
A proud user of open source technologies, he tries to give back to the
community via his blog, his books, working with the Greater Toronto Area PHP User
Group, organizing the True North PHP conference, and speaking at
In what little spare time he has Chris enjoys watching and playing
baseball and bothering his wife and two girls.
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.
Session: PHP on Windows Azure Workshop [Free]
David Buchmann works at Liip AG as project lead and Symfony coach. He is one of the core developpers 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.
Session: Symfony Content Management Framework
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 theXdebug 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’s now working with 10gen to help improve the MongoDB PHP driver.
Session: MongoDB workshop
Giorgio Sironi is a programmer, architect and object thinker. He worked on software related to different domains from transportation to payments. His focus is on design and testing; he’s the maintainer of PHPUnit_Selenium.
Session: The Pomodoro Technique
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.
Igor Wiedler has been fixing bugs in open source software since 2006.
Currently he is improving the PHP ecosystem by working on Symfony2, Silex and
Composer. Oh, and React. Location: Winterthur, Switzerland.
Follow him on twitter: @igorwesome.
Ilia Alshanetsky is a CIO at Centah Inc, overseeing the development and architecture of SaaS solutions for the Home Improvement industry. Over the last 10 years Ilia has been heavily involved in development of PHP, as a Core Developer and Release Master, authoring many extensions and language improvements. He has also authored a “Guide to PHP Security” as well as many articles on various PHP and Database related topics.
In what’s left of his spare time, Ilia pretends to be a pro-photographer and engages in various sports.
Jachim Coudenys is a PHP developer at King Foo, a web development company based in Aarschot. He loves automating things and finding solutions for all kinds of web technology problems. You can find him on twitter: @coudenysj.
Julien PAULI is a webarchitect working for Blablacar in Paris. He’s been using PHP for a decade and dove some time ago into its internal source code. OpenSource enthusiast and contributor, he is the release manager of the 5.5 branch of PHP.
Juozas “Joe” Kaziukenas
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.
Kris Buytaert is a long time Linux and Open Source Consultant. He’s one of instigators of the devops movement, currently working for Inuits
He is frequently speaking at, or organizing different international conferences and has written about the same subjects in different Books, Papers and Articles
He spends most of his time working on bridging the gap between developers and operations
with a strong focus on High Availability, Scalability , Virtualisation and Large Infrastructure Management projects
hence trying to build infrastructures that can survive the 10th floor test, better known today as the cloud while actively promoting the devops idea !
His blog titled “Everything is a Freaking DNS Problem” can be found at http://www.krisbuytaert.be/blog/
Session: 7 Tools for Your devops stack
Lorna is an independent PHP consultant based in Leeds, UK. She leads the joind.in open source project, which provides a platform for real-time, public feedback at community events. She is an experienced conference speaker, and has spoken at technical events across Europe and beyond, predominantly on technical topics such as PHP and APIs, but also on topics around business, projects and open source. She regularly delivers technical training sessions and is also active as a mentor with PHPWomen.org. Author of the book PHP Master from Sitepoint, Lorna loves to write and is regularly published at a number of outlets including netmagazine and of course her own blog lornajane.net.
Session: SQL Masterclass
Matthew Weier O’Phinney
With more than a decade in professional web application development Nick Belhomme has contributed in a number of ways to the PHP Community.
He is a domain-driven design enthusiast and his consulting focus is the design and construction of enterprise applications.
Currently he works as an independent contractor and consults the PHP team at Belgium’s premium telecom operator Belgacom.
He speaks and is frequently found at conferences. He authored several articles and the Zend Framework 2.0 Cookbook.
In his spare time he likes to travel, take hikes with his lovely wife and loves nature.
Nils Adermann is a passionate free software developer who created
Composer and has been contributing to phpBB and various other open
source projects for the past 8 years. Nils co-founded Forumatic, a forum
hosting service based on phpBB and Symfony2 and is particulary
interested in improving interoperability and cooperation among PHP projects.
Session: You thought Composer can't do that?
Rafael Dohms is an experienced PHP Developer, Evangelist, Speaker and Contributor. During his years of experience he has become an active member of the community and founded 3 User Groups. He moved to the Netherlands to integrate the WEBclusive team and safe his passion for code quality and innovation in the Crowd funding world. In his spare time he also helps manage the AmsterdamPHP User Group, amongst other projects.
Session: PHP Annotations: They exist!
Rob Allen has been programming with PHP since 1999 and is a member of the PHP community. He is the lead author of Zend Framework in Actio, a contributor to Zend Framework (1 & 2!) and is a member of the ZF Community team. Rob holds a Masters degree in Electronic Engineering from the University of Birmingham in the UK and started out writing C++ applications. He now concentrates solely on web-based applications in PHP. Rob is the Technical Director of Big Room Internet in the UK, focussing on project management and future technologies.
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, 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.
Session: Algorithm, Review, Sorting
Session: Scaling your development team
Sebastian Marek has over 12 years of experience in software engineering. Very passionate about quality in software, he loves to write and support code that reliably works. Strongly supporting open source movement, he ocasionally contributes to number of different open source projects. He loves to share his passions, knowledge and experience by speaking at various conferences and writing articles for magazines. In his free time he explores medieval castles and dreams that one day he will be able to live in a castle and wear a full plate armour whenever he wants.
Tobias Schlitt has a degree in computer science and works in professional PHP-based projects since 1999. As an open source enthusiast, he contributes to various community projects. Tobias is co-founder of Qafoo GmbH (http://qafoo.com), which helps development teams to produce high-quality web application in terms of expert consulting and individual training. Tobias main focus is on software architecture, object oriented design and automated testing.