SunshinePHP Conference - February 6th-8th, 2020

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 Geekyboy, Senior Developer 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.




Alena Holligan

Alena Holligan

Bio:

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.


Talk: Environmental Variables


Angel Ramirez

Angel Ramirez

Bio:

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.


Talk: From dev to prod with Skaffold and Kubernetes.


Beth Tucker Long

Beth Tucker Long

Bio:

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.


Talk: Consulting: Coding Is Only Half the Work


Camilo Payan

Camilo Payan

Bio:

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.


Talk: The Fault In Our Code: Debugging Methods For Every Stage


Chris Tankersley

Chris Tankersley

Bio:

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.


Talk: You Got Async In My PHP!


Christian Varela

Christian Varela

Bio:

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.


Talk: Testing, testing and more testing, I am lost!!!


Dana Luther

Dana Luther

Bio:

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.


Talk: Integrated Feature Management - Using Feature Flags

Tutorial: Hands on Docker - Launch your own LEMP or LAMP stack


Daniel Abernathy

Daniel Abernathy

Bio:

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.


Talk: Powering Your API Development with OpenAPI Version 3

Tutorial: Powering Your API Development with OpenAPI Version 3


Dave Stokes

Dave Stokes

Bio:

Dave Stokes is a MySQL Community Manager for Oracle Corporation


Talk: MySQL New Features


Demin Yin

Demin Yin

Bio:

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.


Talk: Building High-Performance Application Servers with Swoole


Derek Binkley

Derek Binkley

Bio:

Derek Binkley is a Senior Software Engineer. While getting his start fixing the Y2K date problem in Cobol, Derek quickly moved on to spend over twenty years using PHP, Java, JavaScript, MySQL, 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.


Talk: Add Location-based Searching to Your PHP App with Elasticsearch


Derick Rethans

Derick Rethans

Bio:

Derick Rethans is a PHP internals expert, author of Xdebug and an OpenStreetMap and mapping enthusiast.


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.


Talk: Xdebug 3.0


Doug Steinberg

Doug Steinberg

Bio:

Doug is a native South Floridian and web developer for the past 15 years. He fell in love with programming when he discovered you can turn a spreadsheet full of product data into a dynamic web site and has been writing code ever since. His primary programing language is PHP, but he has an insatiable curiosity for all things code. In addition to PHP he enjoys working with Javascript, Node, and VueJS. He believes our lives as developers can be more pleasant by writing clean code and tries to spread that message. When he's not coding for fun or profit, Doug enjoys mountain biking, playing guitar, camping, wood working, and spending time with his wife and puppy.


Talk: PHP and a Serverless Future


ELISA TOWBIS

ELISA TOWBIS

Bio:

Elisa Towbis (@ElisaInFla), a software engineer/consultant actively coding in the C family (C, java, javascript and php), splits her time between high throughput real time systems, full stack web development and anything else that needs done. Tired of being called out in the middle of the night, she's a proponent of testing, monitoring and performance evaluation. Elisa has been hooked on computers since learning Pascal in high school, loves gadgets and dreams of free time to build something IoT with an arduino or beaglebone.


Talk: Getting Your Head Around (Security) Headers


Eric Mann

Eric Mann

Bio:

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.


Talk: Asynchronous Awesome - Task Management in PHP

Tutorial: Evolution of PHP Security


Jason McCreary

Jason McCreary

Bio:

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.


Talk: Test Driving Test Driven Development


Juliette Reinders Folmer

Juliette Reinders Folmer

Bio:

Juliette Reinders Folmer is an opinionated, passionate busy-body with a prolific portfolio of contributions to various high profile open source projects over the years. She is co-author of PHPCompatibility, initiator of PHPModernizer and created the PHP Cheatsheets. Juliette regularly speaks at conferences and is always happy to discuss how we can all contribute to changing both the dev-culture as well as our code, to be better.
Juliette is self-employed and based in the Netherlands.


Talk: Improving Code Quality with PHP_CodeSniffer

Tutorial: Getting started with PHP Codesniffer


Kathy Forte

Kathy Forte

Bio:

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.


Talk: Testing MySQL Group Replication with MySQL to Enhance Your High Availability Strategy


Katy Ereira

Katy Ereira

Bio:

Geeky software developer, prolific knitter, avid allotmenteer, health seeker, 日本語 speaker. She/her.


Talk: Legacy Code - Testing and Safe Refactoring


Lisa Bock

Lisa Bock

Bio:

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.


Talk: The IoT - How Web Developers Will Change Our World


Mark Niebergall

Mark Niebergall

Bio:

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.


Talk: Stacking Up Middleware

Tutorial: BDD API Tests with Gherkin and Behat


Matthew Turland

Matthew Turland

Bio:

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.


Talk: Effective Redis for PHP Developers


Michael Moussa

Michael Moussa

Bio:

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.


Talk: Machine Learning: A Beginner's Practical Guide


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.


Talk: Socially Engineering Your Pathway to a Better Team


Omni Adams

Omni Adams

Bio:

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.


Talk: Break Off a Piece of That Monolith


Paula Cucuk

Paula Cucuk

Bio:

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.


Talk: When you get lost in API testing


Pauline Vos

Pauline Vos

Bio:

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.


Talk: Git Legit

Tutorial: Getting to Grips with Git


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: Strict typing and static analysis


Sara Golemon

Sara Golemon

Bio:

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.


Talk: Eight

Talk: What the FFI?


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