Mike Lehan

Mike has been working in web application development using PHP for 10 years, including 3 years managing a development team for a property tech startup and before that 4 years building a real time application for managing operations at skydiving centres, as well as some time freelancing. Through working on business critical systems with real time elements Mike has learned the value of comprehensive logging & monitoring, redundant checks on applications & infrastructure, and of course well written testable code!

Miro Svrtan

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.


Unconference Speaker

Patrick Allaert

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](http://ez.no/), Linux and KDE. In his spare time, he works on the PHP monitoring extension: [APM](http://pecl.php.net/package/APM) for which he is the lead developer, that doesn’t give him much time to [blog](http://patrickallaert.blogspot.com/) or to (https://twitter.com/patrick_allaert).

Stefan Adolf

After studying Mathematics and having exited his first major startup successfully a decade ago Stefan worked for various startups and global companies, among them Samsung Electronics and Check24. He used Symfony in highly scaled scenarios, for different use cases and led teams and companies to succeed with it. When embedded in projects Stefan usually concentrates on JavaScript components, the frontend and its integration and evangelizes on MongoDB, React and responsive technologies. Currently he’s working as Developer Ambassador for the Berlin-based web development agency Turbine Kreuzberg and represents their teams and technology stack to the world.

Terrence Ryan

Terry Ryan is a Developer Advocate for the Google Cloud Platform team. He has 15 years of experience working with the web – both front end and back. He is passionate about web standards and wants to bring web developers to the Google Cloud Platform. Before Google, he worked for Adobe and the Wharton School of Business.

He also wrote Driving Technical Change for Pragmatic Bookshelf, a book that arms technology professionals with the tools to convince reluctant co-workers to adopt new tools and technology.