Damien Seguy

Damien Seguy is CTO at Exakat Ltd., a company specialized in PHP code quality solutions for the industry. He leads the development of the exakat static analysis engine, that automatically review code for version compatibility, security and clear code. Over the last 17 years Damien has contributed to PHP, as documentation author, elephpant breeder, conference UFO on all continents. He also enjoys machine learning, gremlin, ç‹®å­å¤´ and camembert.

Dana Luther

Dana is the Senior Web Application Architect at Envisage International. She has been developing in PHP since 2000 (yes, PHP 3), and building almost exclusively in the Yii Framework for the last several years. She is a graduate of the University of Florida, and works with a small agile group of Yii developers to meet the demands of a diverse international company that serves the needs of international students around the world with over 650,000 monthly visitors and generating over 1,200,000 page views. Dana is one of the co-organizers of the Yii-Jax Meetup group, a regular contributor to the Envisage International Blog and maintains her own blog on the Yii Framework and docker.

Danielle Monteiro

I am a master in Computer Engineering, author of the blog and channel DB4Beginners, TEDx Speaker and speaker. I received the awards: – Microsoft Regional Director (RD); – Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP); – Microsoft MIE (Innovative Educator Expert); – MongoDB Female Innovator; – William Zola (MongoDB Innovation Award); I aim to help beginner developers model and query relational and NoSQL databases so they can create great apps and get the best jobs.

Dave Liddament

Dave is a director and developer at Lamp Bristol, a software consultancy. He’s been writing software commercially for over 17 years in many languages including C, Python, Java and PHP.

Dave is keen to pass on his knowledge. He speaks at conferences and user groups. He is an organiser of PHP-SW. He also runs a monthly workshop that covers topics including testing, CI and git.

He is also the author of an open source tool called SARB (static analysis results baseliner).

When not busy coding Dave enjoys scuba diving and running.

Derek Binkley

Derek Binkley is a Software Consultant with Spark Labs. While getting his start fixing the Y2K date problem in Cobol, Derek quickly moved on to spend almost twenty years using PHP, JVM Languages, JavaScript, MySQL, ElasticSearch, and Oracle.

He enjoys teaching others through speaking, mentoring, and writing articles. Derek works to encourage developers to write clean and testable code. When not in front of a computer he spends time with family, travels, makes pizza, and drinks beer.

Derick Rethans

(Derick Rethans)[https://derickrethans.nl] is a PHP internals expert and author of (Xdebug)[https://xdebug.org]. He works as an independent contractor and consultant on PHP extensions and related projects.

He has contributed to the PHP project in numerous forms (Date/Time Extension, Xdebug, PHP 4.4/7.4 Release Manager, etc). He is 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. Derick is also the host of the weekly-ish (PHP Internals News)[https://phpinternals.news] podcast.

Heather White

Heather has held various jobs in the past, ranging from teaching elementary school to being a project manager and trainer for the Army’s medical research program. She holds a Bachelors of Biology and a Masters in Curriculum Development. Most recently she used her background in curriculum & teaching to head up the Training Program at php[architect], manage customer service and co-chair their conferences. Thanks to her varied background she is now the President of One for All Events LLC – a technology and beyond event services company. Heather is also a self proclaimed geek, conference speaker and enjoys Sci-Fi, Medieval reenactment, and board games.

Ian Littman

When he isn’t building or maintaining web applications, primarily of the API variety, for a handful of clients, Ian is probably biking between successively later-closing coffee shops in Austin, Texas, or making some sort of comment about transportation infrastructure. He also helps organize the Austin PHP user group and Longhorn PHP Conference.