SunshinePHP Conference - February 7th-9th, 2019

It's warm and sunny in Florida. Take a break from the cold to enjoy some sunshine, and talk about PHP!

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Below is the full list of speakers who will be presenting the talks, tutorials and keynotes of the SunshinePHP Developer Conference.

NOTE: In order to hear these wonderful speakers a registration is required using the Registration page. Also please note that the tutorials require an additional ticket also available using the registration page.


Adam Culp

Adam Culp (MC)

Bio: Adam Culp (@AdamCulp) author of "Refactoring 101" and consultant at Zend Technologies is passionate about developing with PHP and contributes to many open source projects. He organizes the SunshinePHP Developer Conference and the South Florida PHP Users Group (SoFloPHP) where he enjoys helping others write good code, implement standards, refactor efficiently, and incorporate unit and functional testing into their projects. He is a Zend Certified PHP 5.3 Engineer, is a voting member of the PHP-Fig, and holds a seat on the Zend Framework Certification Advisory Board. You can also find him on his Run Geek Radio podcast and GeekyBoy technical blog. When he is not coding or contributing to various developer communities, he can be found hiking around the United States National Parks, teaching judo, or long(ultra) distance running.


Amrita Jain

Amrita Jain

Bio: Amrita Jain has a strong background in architecting scalable web services and cloud infrastructures. She earned her Masters in CS from Cornell and has held key positions in several companies of varying sizes, thus building a well-rounded technology perspective. Currently, she is senior manager of engineering at Glassdoor. Previously she worked as the Director of WebServices at Beachbody LLC. where the tech backbone designed by her team serves millions of customers across America and Europe. She is an active member of several southern California tech meetups and regularly presents her experiences and innovations in developing scalable and secure Microservice architectures.

Talk: Device Independent API design


Andrew Cassell

Andrew Cassell

Bio: Andy Cassell is a full-stack web application developer and designer from Herndon, Virginia. Andy is an employee of the non-profit Marine Spill Response Corporation, the largest dedicated oil spill and emergency response organization. He works on their website and internal web applications.

Talk: Immutability to Save an Ever-Changing World


Ben Marks

Ben Marks

Bio: Ben began his career in PHP building commercial sites in 2003, focusing on Magento since 2008 and joining the ranks of Magento as their sole evangelist in 2014. He believes that the boundless requirements of commerce provide some of the best fodder for development (and for conference discussions). Always a learner, frequently a teacher, his approach to speaking and attending conferences is to find the story, enjoyment, and (often) humor in every situation.

Talk: PWA for PHP Developers


Beth Tucker Long

Beth Tucker Long

Bio: Beth Tucker Long is a PHP developer and co-organizer of Madison PHP. You can find her on Twitter (@e3betht) or on her blog (http://www.alittleofboth.com). Beth is a firm believer in promoting community and mentoring. She runs Treeline Design, a web development company, and Playlist Event Music, a DJ company, along with her husband, Chris.

Talk: Accessibility for Everyone


Brandon Savage

Brandon Savage

Bio: In 2003 Brandon discovered that PHP could automate things that would take a long time to do by hand. Brandon was hooked, and spent every waking hour learning PHP and how to use it for his projects. Brandon began his career working for small shops doing WordPress and Drupal with some custom applications, and then moved on to Mozilla, where he worked on a highly-available big-data project called Socorro.

Brandon's passions are object-oriented design and well-written code, along with a healthy dose of a "just ship" mentality for solving business problems. Brandon speaks at PHP conferences around the world on a variety of subjects focused on good code, object-oriented design, and getting things done.

Talk: The Ten Commandments of Object-Oriented Code

Tutorial: Practical Object-Oriented Design Principles


Brian Johnson

Brian Johnson

Bio: Brian is principal engineer at PayLease, a leader in payments processing and other property management services. He has been working with PHP for over 5 years, following a decade-long stint as a Java developer. He is enthusiastic about object oriented design, dependency management and unit testing. He makes his home in Colorado Springs, CO where he organizes the Peak PHP user group.

Talk: Unlock The Mystery of PHPUnit


Chris Cornutt

Chris Cornutt

Bio: For the last 12+ years, Chris has been involved in the PHP community in one way or another. These days he's the Senior Editor of PHPDeveloper.org, lead author for Websec.io, a site dedicated to teaching developers about security, and the Securing PHP project. He's also written for several PHP publications and has spoken at conferences in both the U.S. and Europe on security-related topics. He's also an organizer of the Dallas PHP User Group and the Lone Star PHP Conference and works as an Application Security Engineer for Duo Security.

Talk: Securing Legacy Applications

Tutorial: Pentesting for Developers


Chris Hartjes

Chris Hartjes

Bio: Chris Hartjes has been building web applications of all shapes and sizes since 1998 mostly with PHP and yelling at anyone who will listen about writing tests and using automation to make your life easier since 2005. Monday to Thursday he currently works for Mozilla as part of the Firefox Test Engineering team doing testing of the growing number of services Firefox relies on. On Fridays he tries to work on his ever-growing collection of books, videos, and training sessions that he offers through http://grumpy-learning.com. He works from his home office located in the snowy wilds of Southwestern Ontario, Canada.

Keynote: Confessions Of a Not-So-Accidental Leader


Damien Seguy

Damien Seguy

Bio: 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, 狮子头 and camembert.

Talk: How does PHP static analysis work

Tutorial: PHP Code review


Dana Luther

Dana Luther

Bio: Dana is a Senior Web Application Architect at Envisage International. She has been developing in PHP for over 15 years, and building almost exclusively in the Yii Framework for the last 7 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.

Talk: Docker Alphabet Soup


Dave Stokes

Dave Stokes

Bio: Dave Stokes is a MySQL Community Manager for Oracle Corporation.

Talk: The MySQL Document Store

Tutorial: The MySQL Document Store


David Bisset

David Bisset

Bio: A full-time PHP and WordPress freelancer for 10+ years, David is now a senior PHP developer at EnviraGalleryLLC working on two popular WordPress plugins (Envira Gallery and Soliloquy) used by hundred of thousands of websites. In addition, he also works on the popular WordPress Post Status newsletter, works as a consultant and developer for various PHP and JavaScript side projects, speaker, coding mentor, contributor to various open source projects, and helps run several meetups in South Florida. For the past decade, he has been an organizer of one of the largest and longest running WordPress conferences - WordCamp Miami. Also known for his live tweeting of conferences and a sense of humor he uses to keep him sane.

When he’s not working you’ll find David enjoying time with his family, debating which Star Trek series is the best, talking to people about tech communities and how they can shape our society for the better, and trying to find new creative ways to use or donate all the tech conference shirts he's collected over the years.

General Session: Dealing With Development Overload


Demin Yin

Demin Yin

Bio: Demin is a staff engineer and technical lead on Glu Mobile’s Design Home team. He has been using PHP primarily since 2000, and has worked for a diverse group of companies throughout his career, from start-ups to some of the Bay Area’s largest international corporations, including eBay, Visa and Glu. For years, Demin has been focused on building high-performance, secure web applications and is always exploring ways to push the limit of PHP. Besides architecting and building backend services with PHP, he works with his teammates on open source projects at Glu to give back to the community.

Talk: Swoole 4: Introducing the New Coroutine Design Pattern in PHP


Enrico Zimuel

Enrico Zimuel

Bio: Enrico Zimuel is a developer since 1996. He works as Senior Software Engineer at Rogue Wave Software in the R&D department of Zend open source products. He is a core developer of Apigility, Expressive, and Zend Framework. He has been a Researcher Programmer at the Informatics Institute of the University of Amsterdam. He is a TEDx speaker and regular speaker of international PHP conferences. He is the co-founder of the PHP User Group of Turin (Italy).

Talk: The Sodium crypto library of PHP 7.2


Ian Littman

Ian Littman

Bio: When he isn't building or maintaining web applications, primarily of the API variety, for a handful of clients, Ian's probably biking between coffee shops in Austin, Texas or bemoaning the fact that "artificial intelligence" is now merely a marketing term. He also helps organize the Austin PHP user group and the ATX Web Lunch, the latter of which is basically an excuse to grab tasty tacos while talking tech a few times per month.

Talk: Dependency Injection for Mere Humans


Jacob Mather

Jacob Mather

Bio: Jacob Mather has been working with distributed software systems for over 25 years. With a focus on quality software design and end user experience, he loves working with others to build great software that people want to use.

Talk: Promises and Queues: Using Unlikely Suspects to Handle Asynchronous Parallel Processing


Jason McCreary

Jason McCreary

Bio: Jason McCreary, or JMac, has been writing code for over two decades. He shares his experiences through speaking, coaching, and organizing local meetups. He's the creator of Laravel Shift. JMac considers himself an "active geek" - with a passion for programming & the great outdoors.

Talk: PHP + nginx + Redis = Ludicrous Speed

Tutorial: Start testing your PHP code


Jeremy Mikola

Jeremy Mikola

Bio: Jeremy Mikola is a software engineer at MongoDB's NYC office, where he helps develop the PHP driver. He is also a contributor to various OSS projects in the Symfony and Doctrine eco-systems. Jeremy lives in Hoboken, NJ and is known to enjoy a good sandwich.

Talk: PHP Internals for the Inquisitive Developer


Josh Holmes

Josh Holmes

Bio: Josh Holmes is a passionate soul who gets his kicks solving problems with deep fried awesomeness. He is currently employed by Microsoft as the lead of the Web Apps and Frameworks team helping build a better browser for people to build apps around. Prior to joining Microsoft in October 2006, Josh was a consultant working with a variety of clients ranging from large Fortune 500 firms to smaller sized companies. Josh is a frequent speaker and lead panelist at national and international software development conferences focusing on web technologies on the Microsoft stack such as ASP.NET, PHP, IronRuby, JavaScript and more. Community focused, Josh has founded and/or run many technology organizations from the Great Lakes Area .NET Users Group to the Ann Arbor Computer Society and was on the forming committee for CodeMash. You can contact Josh through his blog at https://joshholmes.com.

Talk: Performance Tuning Your Progressive Web App (PWA)


Kat Zień

Kat Zień

Bio: Writing Go and PHP at Brightpearl. Working remotely from Bristol, UK or anywhere with wifi. Her main interests include automating #allthethings, sorting out legacy code and making things simpler and faster. She's co-organising and giving talks at PHPSW and Golang Bristol++. Kat loves travelling and keeping active, appreciates good coffee and is a big Lego fan. She cycles across Europe with TechBikers to raise money for Room To Read.

Talk: Performance optimisation: how do I go about it?


Kathy Forte

Kathy Forte

Bio: Kathy Forte is a Solutions Architect for the MySQL division within Oracle where she is working with cloud technology, distributed databases, Docker and the MySQL server. She has been working in the relational databases realm for over twenty years as a developer, trainer, sales engineer, and technical manager. She previously worked at ParAccel as a part of a team that developed the massive parallel columnar database that is the foundation of Amazon Redshift, a cloud-based data warehouse.

Talk: Driving Innovation with MySQL 8.0 and Docker


Korvin Szanto

Korvin Szanto

Bio: PHP developer from Portland with a passion for programming, community, and open source.

Talk: Applying SOLID and supercharging your testing suite


Lisa Bock

Lisa Bock

Bio: Lisa Bock is an associate professor in the Information Technology department at Pennsylvania College of Technology, in Williamsport, PA. Since 2004, she has been teaching everything from forensics to network security that include: networking, security, biometrics, technical support, protocol vulnerabilities (using Wireshark), cryptography, CCNA Security, CCNA Cyberops and VoIP and Unified Communications. She holds an MS from University of Maryland University College, along with numerous other certifications. She has had training in programming, forensics, networking, steganography, and network security. She is involved with various volunteer activities, has evaluated professional journals, published 27 courses on Lynda.com, and is an award-winning speaker. Lisa and her husband Mike enjoy bike riding, watching movies, and traveling.

Talk: Essentials of blockchain technology


Lorna Mitchell

Lorna Mitchell

Bio: Lorna is based in Yorkshire; she is a Developer Advocate with Nexmo as well as a published author and experienced conference speaker. She brings her technical expertise on a range of topics to audiences all over the world with her writing and speaking engagements, always delivered with a very practical slant. In her spare time, Lorna blogs at http://lornajane.net.

Talk: Working with Webhooks


Matt Trask

Matt Trask

Bio: Matt is an open source developer with a passion for clean code, API's and dinosaurs. Not old, fossilized code, just raptors and t-rexs. Besides being active with mentoring and co-organizing NashAPIs, Matt looks for new craft beers to try as well drinking too much coffee. When he isn't working on APIs, he can be found antagonizing cars on his bicycle.

Talk: Get started with Vue.js


Michael Moussa

Michael Moussa

Bio: Michael has over 18 years experience with all aspects of building and maintaining PHP applications. He is currently working as a Product Architect on Rackspace's Managed Public Cloud team. In his spare time, he enjoys homebrewing his award-winning beer, cycling, and trying to find less expensive hobbies.

Talk: CI/CD for PHP on AWS


Mike Stowe

Michael Stowe

Bio: Author of Undisturbed REST, Michael Stowe has spoken at conferences around the world. An active advocate for creating better architectures and interfaces, his work has also been featured on ProgrammableWeb, DZone, and InfoQ. You can view his past talks and slides at http://www.mikestowe.com/slides and follow him on Twitter @mikegstowe.

Talk: Call... Text... Video Me Maybe?

Tutorial: REST API Workshop


Miro Svrtan

Miro Svrtan

Bio: Started using PHP as a student, back in 1999. At first he worked as a one man band web developer and from there he progressed, via focusing on PHP development in a team environment, to be a senior dev, tech lead & technical analyst. He found much more happiness doing backend stuff so focuses on scalable backends and devops tasks this days.

Talk: Year with event sourcing and CQRS


Nara Kasbergen

Nara Kasbergen

Bio: Nara Kasbergen is a senior full-stack developer in NPR (National Public Radio)’s Digital Media group, where she's worked on a variety of projects, including the NPR Music homepage redesign and the third-party developer platform for NPR One. She is currently part of a small skunkworks team building custom applications for voice UI platforms such as Amazon Alexa and Google Home. She is passionate about Developer Experience (DX), community-building, the intersection of humans and code, and her volunteer work for Open Sourcing Mental Illness, a non-profit organization raising awareness about mental health in the tech industry.

Though she has no noticeable accent, she hails from The Netherlands and lived in Munich, Houston, Pittsburgh, Tokyo, and New York City prior to settling down in Washington, DC. In her spare time, she satisfies her foodie habits by trying out all of the best restaurants in the city, collects board games, and watches too much Netflix.

General Session: Welcome to the PHP community


Olivia Liddell

Olivia Liddell

Bio: Olivia Liddell is a Cloud Training Specialist at Cloudbakers. She is a former Chicago Public Schools teacher who now specializes in technology training and change management. She is passionate about teaching, mentoring, and distance running.

General Session: Think Like a Trainer: Strategies for Improving Your Communication Skills


Perside Foster

Perside Foster

Bio: Partners Solutions Architect, MySQL Sales Consulting at Oracle. Experienced Developer with a demonstrated history of working in the information technology and services industry. Skilled in Requirements Analysis, Oracle Database, Enterprise Software, Agile Methodologies, and Databases

Talk: PHP and the Internet of Things(IOT)


PJ Hagerty

PJ Hagerty

Bio: Developer, writer, speaker, musician, and Developer Advocate, PJ is known to travel the world speaking about programming and the way people think and interact. He is also known for wearing hats.

Keynote: Pop Songs and Programming for Fun and Profit


Rob Allen

Rob Allen

Bio: Rob Allen is a software consultant and developer with many years experience and writes code in PHP and other interesting languages. He is part of Slim Framework's leadership team and contributes to Apache OpenWhisk and other open source projects. Rob is a published author and based in the UK where he runs Nineteen Feet Limited, focussing on API development, training and consultancy. In his spare time, Rob blogs at akrabat.com and can often be seen with a camera in his hand.

Talk: Introduction to Serverless PHP


Terry Chay

Terry Chay

Bio: If Zend puts your picture on a deck of cards, you've either arrived in the PHP world or are a terrorist. Terry Chay is a PHP Terrorist. In previous lives he was Director of Features Engineering at the Wikimedia Foundation (Wikipedia), the "planet taker" for Automattic (WordPress) architected the third largest social network in the U.S. in PHP, developed the largest revenue-generating product in PHP for Plaxo (now Comcast) as their first web engineer, programmed the communication layer between an internet-enabled home control device and the web browser, voice portals, PDAs and cell phones via SOAP and XMLRPC in PHP, and built the first travel search engine in… (surprise) PHP! He has been known to give seminars in PHP development, which is really just a veiled excuse to play with Keynote and allow the listeners to meme him with a #tcfc and new "chayisms."

Talk: The Recommendation Engine: A case study on an application of a recommender system


Tim Bond

Tim Bond

Bio: Tim is a senior full stack PHP developer that has been working with PHP for 14 years and has seen PHP grow from its hodgepodged roots to a modern development language. When not in front of a computer, you'll probably find him hiking or biking around beautiful Seattle, or putting together a new Lego set on one of the rare rainy days.

Talk: Xdebug will forever change the way you debug your PHP code


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