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TrueNorthPHP 2016 Review

Last weekend I had the privilege to attend the fifth and final TrueNorthPHP in Toronto, Ontario. This was my third and hadn't realized there were only five altogether! I think this says a lot about this conference as it had always felt to me like it had been around much …

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Tags: conferences, keynote, speaking, sponsor

Symfony Live! London 2016

For the third year in a row I was fortunate enough to be invited to speak at Symfony Live! London. My First Keynote The talk I gave ("Unglue all the things!") was selected as the opening keynote. My first! I was excited and anxious but I think I handled it well. Truth be …

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Tags: conferences, symfony_live, keynote, speaking

Dutch PHP Conference (DPC) 2015 Review

I'm on the plane back from Dutch PHP Conference 2015 and I am still kind of shocked at how quickly the time went! I had a blast and am happy that I have the time to reflect on it right away! I arrived Wednesday afternoon and got myself all checked in. …

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Tags: conferences, dpcon

php[tek] 2015 review

I was happy to be a part of php[tek] again this year. I presented a tutorial, "Managing Dependencies with Composer", and I was a part of the "Open-source Summit" on Wednesday night. The tutorial went very well. There was a relatively small number of people who attended it but I think …

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Tags: conferences, tek, composer, psr-7

Belated Review of PHP Tour Luxembourg

Much to my delight, I was selected to speak at PHP Tour Luxembourg this year! This event was special as it was the very first time AFUP threw an event outside of France. Luxembourg itself was quite lovely and of all the places I've been since I've started speaking abroad …

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Tags: conferences, afup, phptour

MidCamp 2015

Last week I drove down to Chicago with Bec and Luke so that they could have fun in Chicago for a day while I attended MidCamp 2015. The theme this year was Alice and Wonderland so it had a nickname this year: MadCamp. I'm not what you would call a …

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Tags: conferences, drupal,

Midwest PHP 2015 Recap

This weekend I attended my second Midwest PHP conference. I was excited to be asked to speak again this year! With the exception of Madison PHP conference, this is the first conference that I've been asked to speak at more than once1! My family is fortunate enough to have the privilege …

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Tags: conferences

PSR-7 is up for a vote

After just short of three years, PHP-FIG has finally put an HTTP related PSR up for vote. Many thanks to everyone who has put so much work into this PSR! Member projects, review the proposal (and associated meta) and cast your vote! …

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Tags: php, php-fig, psr-7

PSR-7 and the future of PHP

At long last PSR-7 HTTP Message Interface (meta) is finally up for review! I've been tracking this since Benjamin Eberlei sent his first pull request for what he considered at the time a proposal for a HTTP client close to three years ago. This one has been a long …

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Tags: php, php-fig, psr-7, stackphp

Looking back on PHPBenlux 2015

There are few conferences that I hear past attendees rave about more than PHPBenelux. Because of this, I had my expectations set very high when I was invited to speak at PHPBenelux 2015. I was informed that I would be picked up at the airport by Thijs Feryn which made me …

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Tags: conferences

The Wisdom of the ElePHPant Project

The Wisdom of the ElePHPant project is officially live! I'll be bringing a few to each of Midwest PHP and php[tek] later this year. Mine will be sporting a variety of #ossart, That Podcast, and Sculpin customizations. At the end of last year I was invited to help out with a …

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Tags: community

So 2014 happened.

Well, that went about as well as can be expected. One whole post in 2014. Awesome. This year is already off to a better start. Mostly because I've been blogging in a few other places. I've started putting posts together for Sculpin, #ossart, and I've decided to give Source Maven some …

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Say Hello to That Podcast

Wow, we are well into 2014 and I haven't posted since last July? Ugh. Well, a lot has happened since then. A lot. I should get to documenting that at some point but for now I wanted to share something new! Last week as php[tek] came to an end my friend …

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