The New Zealand PHP Conference is nearly here! Next Thursday & Friday (28th and 29th August 2014) PHP experts from across the globe will descend on Wellington to share their wisdom with the local developer community. We’ve got 2 two-day passes (valued at $510 each) to give away. Simply comment at the end of this post telling us who you’d be the most excited to hear and you could win!
There’s a fantastic speaker lineup for the event. Some highlights include:
Rasmus Lerdorf: The creator of PHP, having gotten the PHP project off the ground in 1995 and has contributed to a number of other open source projects over the years. He was an infrastructure architect at Yahoo! for more than 7 years and joined Etsy in 2012.
Brandon Savage - Brandon’s workshop on Design Patterns sold out in a flash but there’s still a chance to hear him live at the PHP Conference. Brandon is a software developer on the Socorro project - Firefox’s crash collection and analysis system. Brandon is a frequent speaker at conferences and user groups. He has spoken both nationally and internationally at conferences like OSCON, PHP UK, ZendCon and user groups like DC PHP and Baltimore PHP. Brandon is also the author of Mastering Object Oriented PHP and The PHP Playbook.
Nate Abele - Nate’s workshop “Wield AngularJS Like a Pro” is also a sell out. His take on Hypermedia APIs is sure to be interesting. Nate Abele first took an interest in programming at age 11, so you can obviously tell how cool he is. In the course of his career, he has mostly eschewed working for large companies, in favor of the culture found in small, independent businesses & startups. Nate has been employed by one of the most well-known and well-respected PHP consultancies in the world, and has worked on projects of all shapes and sizes.
Joshua Thijssen - There’s still limited places available at Joshua’s workshop on “Deep dive into the advanced PHP components”. Joshua is a freelance consultant, developer and trainer. His daily work consists of maintaining code bases, working on different projects and helping other to achieve higher standards in both coding and thinking. He is the lead developer of Saffire – a web/system language, author of the PHP|Architect book “Mastering the SPL library”, founder of the Dutch Web Alliance and regular speaker at national and international conferences.
Hamish Friedlander - last but certainly not least is our very own SilverStripe expert! Programming since childhood, Hamish has dedicated his life to technology. Hamish brings with him more than a decade of industry experience and a comprehensive knowledge of open source frameworks and languages. As SilverStripe’s CTO Hamish is focused on ensuring SilverStripe remains applicable to the evolving way humans use the internet, technologically advanced without becoming technical and future-focused without losing sight of the present. Additionally he regularly acts as tech lead for some of our most complex projects.
To see the full speaker line up go to New Zealand PHP Conference
Win tickets to the New Zealand PHP Conference
Limited tickets are still available for sale - but if you fancy heading along for free we have two conference tickets (valued at $510 each) to giveaway.
The winner will be drawn 5pm Monday, 25th August 2014. The prize is for a two-day pass only, you’ll need to get yourself to Wellington if you're based out of town.