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 (@AdamCulp) author of Geekyboy, AWS Cloud Advocate at Nexmo, host of @Beachcasts on YouTube and Twitch and @RunGeekRadio, organizer of @SoFloPHP, @SoFloPython, and @SunshinePHP enjoys helping others write good code, implement standards, and refactor efficiently. He is a voting member of the PHP-Fig, and holds a seat on the Zend Certification Advisory Board. When he is not coding or contributing, he can be found hiking around the world, teaching judo, or long(ultra) distance running.
Wife, Mother, Programmer, Speaker, Leader, Designer, Teacher. Bringing 20 years of PHP experience into leading the Portland PHP users group and Cascadia PHP conference. She is passionate about helping people overcome their own barriers to excellence in order to achieve personal confidence in their ability to learn and succeed.
Angel Ramirez is the driving force behind the vision of Cuemby as a hands-on tech CEO. Angel has in-depth knowledge of the IT industry and its ever-changing landscape. He worked as a senior software engineer and architect in various industries including retail, e-commerce, communications, and finance, gaining extensive experience in the field, which he now shares with Cuemby's team.
He is passionate about Cloud-Native Stack and a Kubernetes Certified Administrator.
Beth Tucker Long is a PHP developer and organizer of the Madison PHP and Madison Web Design & Development groups. 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 Exploricon, a gaming convention, along with her husband, Chris.
Bryce is a Senior Application Developer at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, where he writes PHP every day to help medical researchers discover new cures. Over the years he has seen IT from many different angles, working as a teacher, Technology Coordinator, manager, and programmer. He lives north of Nashville, TN with a wonderful wife, a small dessert garden, an ever-inviting woodworking shop and a guitar that's too good for him.
Many moons ago, at the tender age of 14, Cal touched his first computer. (We’re using the term “computer” loosely here, it was a TRS-80 Model 1) Since then his life has never been the same. He graduated from TRS-80s to Commodores and eventually to IBM PC’s.For the past 15 years Cal has worked with PHP and MySQL on Linux, OSX, and Windows. He has built a variety of projects ranging in size from simple web pages to multi-million dollar web applications.
When not banging his head on his monitor, attempting a blood sacrifice to get a particular piece of code working, he enjoys building and managing development teams using his widely imitated but never patented management style of “management by wandering around”.
These days, when not working with PHP, Cal can be found working on a variety of projects like Day Camp 4 Developers. He gives motivational talks to developers around the world. If you happen to meet him at a conference, don’t be afraid to buy him a shot of Rum.
Cal is based in West Palm Beach, FL – US where he is happily married to wife 1.35, the lovely and talented Kathy. Together they have 2 wonderful kids who were both smart enough not to pursue a job in IT.
Camilo rose from the swamps of South Florida, where he taught the alligators PHP and Vim. He traveled the Sahara with the Tuaregs of Morocco, and found the SOLID design principles etched into glass beneath the sands. He then moved from Miami to Chattanooga, to teach what he could, and receive the wisdom of the ascetic programmers of Appalachia. Whether or not Camilo received a Computer Science degree from Florida International University remains a hotly contested debate among his biographers, critics, and acolytes.
Chris Tankersley is a husband, father, author, speaker, PHP developer, podcast host, and probably lots of other things he's forgetting to mention. He works for Nexmo as a PHP Developer Advocate, helping developers use and integrate Nexmo's communication platform into their applications. Chris has worked with many different frameworks and languages throughout his fifteen years of programming, but spends most of his day working in PHP. He is the author of "Docker for Developers," and helps developers integrate containers into their workflows.
Husband, Father of 3 girls. He is PHP programmer with 13 years of experience. He started working with PHP to create web applications. He's originally from Mexico and he has lived in Miami for 8 years. He created his own company Conqueror Soft. He likes to play piano and guitar.
Dana is a 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.
Daniel is a web developer at ReviewPush, an Austin-based startup that helps companies with online review management. He lives in Austin with his wife Emily. He has been working with PHP for 7 years, originally with WordPress and now primarily with Laravel. He also enjoys working with Vue JS whenever possible.
Dave Stokes is a MySQL Community Manager for Oracle Corporation
Demin is a staff engineer and technical lead on Glu Mobile's Design Home team, focusing on building high-performance, secure web services. 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. Besides his daily job at Glu, he is an open source contributor, an evangelist of Swoole, and an occasional conference speaker on PHP.
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.
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 podcast.
Eric is a web developer, technical leader, and polyglot with over a decade of experience working with companies and projects big and small. He's been working with PHP through his entire career, both professionally and recreationally. Today, Eric focuses his time on helping developers get started with and level up their skills with their technology of choice.
Jason McCreary, or JMac, has been writing code for over two decades. He's the creator of Laravel Shift. author of BaseCode, and producer of Getting Git. JMac considers himself an "active geek" - with a passion for programming & the great outdoors.
Kathy Forte is a Curriculum Developer 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, QA engineer, trainer, sales engineer, and technical manager. She previously worked at ParAccel as a QA lead for a massively parallel columnar database that is the foundation of Amazon Redshift , a cloud-based data warehouse.
Geeky software developer, prolific knitter, avid allotmenteer, health seeker, 日本語 speaker. She/her.
Lisa Bock is an associate professor in the IT department at Pennsylvania College of Technology, in Williamsport, PA. Since 2004, she has been teaching everything from forensics to network security that includes: networking, security, biometrics, technical support, Wireshark, cryptography, CCNA Security, CCNA Cyberops, VoIP, Web Security 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, biometrics, steganography, and network security. She is involved with various volunteer activities, has evaluated professional journals, published 32 courses on LinkedIn Learning (Lynda.com), has recently published a book on Wireshark with Packt Publishing, and is an award-winning speaker. Lisa and her husband Mike enjoy bike riding, watching movies, and traveling.
Mark Niebergall is a security-minded PHP software engineer with over a decade of hands-on experience with PHP projects. He is the Utah PHP User Group Co-Organizer and often speaks at user groups and conferences. Mark has a Masters degree in MIS, is CSSLP and SSCP cybersecurity certified, and volunteers for (ISC)2 exam development. Mark enjoys going for long runs and teaching his five boys how to push buttons and use technology.
Matthew Turland has been working with PHP since 2002. He has been both an author and technical editor for php|architect Magazine, spoken at multiple conferences, and contributed to numerous PHP projects. He is the author of "php|architect's Guide to Web Scraping with PHP" and co-author of SitePoint's "PHP Master: Write Cutting-Edge Code." In his spare time, he likes to bend PHP to his will to scrape web pages and run IRC bots.
Product Manager and Principal Engineer at Zend by Perforce, where his duties include leading the Laminas Project, the open source continuation of Zend Framework, and working on Enterprise support and integrations for the Laminas Project and Zend Server, a production-ready PHP platform with advanced monitoring and code insight tools. He is a founding member and current Core Committee member of the PHP Framework Interop Group (aka PHP-FIG), a PHP standards group, where he has authored or contributed to over a half-dozen specifications. He is an expert developer and skilled communicator, often acting as a mediator to create consensus-based solutions.
Michael has nearly 20 years of experience as a PHP Web Application Developer and Linux DevOps Engineer, which he draws upon to help him understand, build, and maintain highly-available, fault-tolerant, scalable, and secure AWS environments. He is currently a Senior Technical Demo Engineer at AWS where he helps to develop demos and showcase AWS services and features at major events. In his spare time, he enjoys homebrewing his award-winning beer, riding his bike, and trying to find less expensive hobbies.
Olivia Liddell is a Technical Curriculum Developer at Amazon Web Services. Over the course of her career, she has created innovative teaching and technical training solutions for learners from diverse backgrounds and skill levels. A Certified Ethical Hacker, Olivia frequently speaks on topics such as social engineering and security awareness. In her spare time, she enjoys distance running, studying linguistic anthropology, and developing web applications for Arabic language learners.
Omni Adams has been a professional web developer for over a decade, primarily using PHP and MySQL. When not playing hockey or brewing beer, he barks at coworkers about their lack of unit tests and automates all of the boring things in his job.
Paula is the lead backend developer at Locastic digital agency, with more than 6 years of experience in creating complex custom apps using PHP. In the last few years she has been working with Symfony, Sylius and API Platform, but she'll tell you that API platform projects are her favourite, by far.
Pauline is a lead developer currently employed by Werkspot in Amsterdam. She likes good, clean software design and being as efficient (lazy) as possible. Also cocktails, video games and animal memes. She lives in Amsterdam with her cat, Phife Cat, and about three plants.
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.
Sara is a PHP Release Manager, former FIG core committee member, long time language designer, and erstwhile defender of HackLang. Currently building MongoDB, and formerly of Facebook and Yahoo. Sara is also an electronics hobbyist, amateur radio operator, aspiring sailor, and a Gnomish mage not to be trifled with.