Bastian works as a Software Engineer at ResearchGate, the social network for researchers and scientists. There he is mainly responsible for designing the web frontend's software architecture and developing APIs. Before that he created the games and application platform and the APIs of the VZ-networks. When he is not developing stuff, he frequently speaks at international conferences on software architecture, scaling web applications and open standards and protocols.
David Zuelke works as the Lead Architect at a Munich, Germany based technology company. He has been doing PHP development for about 13 years and regularly speaks at conferences around the world about things he likes or gets to work on, such as systems architecture, REST & HTTP, Hadoop & Big Data, CouchDB and, of course, PHP.
I am an Icelander transplanted in Ireland that co-founded Orchestra.io, a PHP PaaS - Currently I work as an engineer at Engineyard.
In my spare time I am a PEAR extraordinaire, author, lecturer and passionate about anything distributed / performance related.
Matthew is Project Lead for Zend Framework. He is known for throwing ideas over the wall for others to pick up and run with, and occasionally picking up and running with the ideas others toss at him; this has led to a plethora of GitHub repositories, and a ridiculous number of open source contributions over the years. When not in front of a computer slinging code, Matthew enjoys a good cup of coffee, dark chocolate, and excellent beer. He is a husband and father of two.
Rowan is a software engineer and technical team lead at Inviqa. He's worked commercially with PHP for well over 6 years, and dabbling in Python, Java, and BASIC if you go back far enough. His work has encompassed everything from tiny in-page scripts through to multi-million pound billing engines using a variety of open source technologies. Rowan is based in Sheffield, UK, makes semi-regular treks over to the PHPNW user group meetings and accidentally organises the Sheffield PHP user group.
Now helping the Teams at intelligentApps/myTaxi with all things agile as a Scrum Master.
Stephan Hochdörfer currently holds the position of Head of IT at bitExpert AG, a company specializing in software and mobile development. His primary focus is everything related to web development as well as automation techniques ranging from code generation to deployment automation.
Thijs is an evangelist at Combell, the top Belgian hoster. As an evangelist he supports communities and has a particular love for the PHP community. He loves code and infrastructure, but mainly focusses on everything in between.
Thijs is also boardmember of the PHPBenelux user group and organizes the PHPBenelux Conference in January.
Ben has been a Magento developer for over four years. He has personally trained hundreds of developers around the globe on behalf of Magento U, the training effort from Magento Inc. He is a passionate and critical advocate for the Magento platform and has a monthly column on Magento in php|architect magazine. There is nothing he enjoys more than helping developers find their way with Magento.
Evan Coury is a core contributor and long-time user of Zend Framework who is perhaps most well known in the community for authoring the all-new ZF2 module system. He is currently a professional software architect and independent consultant. In addition to consulting and his open source contributions, Evan is also the owner of the privately held company, MediaTech Designs, LLC and the successful SMSCloud.com international SMS gateway.
Julien Pauli is a webarchitect working for Blablacar in Paris. He’s been using PHP for a decade and dove some time ago into its internal source code. OpenSource enthusiast and contributor, he is the release manager of the 5.5 branch of PHP.
Anthony Ferrara is a Senior Architect for NBC Universal, specializing in Object Oriented Design, Application Architecture and Highly Scalable Web Applications. He also has experience in Web Application Security and PHP Internals. He is a contributor to multiple Open Source projects, as well as the PHP community as a whole. He is also a former Core Team Member and Development Coordinator for the Joomla! project, as well as a former leader of its Security team.
Mathias Verraes is a freelance consultant. He advises companies on how to build enterprise applications for complex business domains. As a team leader, he helps developers to use best practices. He specializes in curing large legacy projects, writing tests for untestable code, refactoring to DDD, and giving the applications a second life.
Wim Godden has been working with PHP since 1997 and has been involved in open source projects such as phpAdsNew/OpenX.Next to PHP, he's worked with a wide range of technologies (from database clusters to Internet backbone design) and focuses a lot of his time on high-scalability projects and on coaching/training PHP engineers.
Johannes Schlüter is engineer in Oracle's MySQL Engineering team and a long-term contributor to open source projects including PHP.
Igor Wiedler has been fixing bugs in open source software since 2006. Currently he is improving the PHP ecosystem by working on Symfony2, Silex and Composer. Location: Winterthur, Switzerland.
Roy Tomeij is co-founder of 80beans and SliceCraft in Amsterdam, where he takes care of front-end architecture using an agile approach. He loves front-end meta languages like Haml, Sass & CoffeeScript because they are DRY, produce quick results & lead to better maintainable code.
Ivo is one if the founders of Egeniq, a mobile development and services company in Utrecht, The Netherlands. Ivo has a long history as a php developer, book author and conference speaker.
Since 2002 I have been developing websites and PHP applications, both as a freelancer and as an employee of Driebit (Amsterdam), where I learnt symfony 1, and later at IPPZ (Utrecht), where I have become a back-end PHP/Symfony2 developer responsible for internal quality of the codebase.
Justin Carmony has been programming professionally in PHP since 2005. He lives in Ogden, Utah where he currently is a Director of Development for Deseret Digital Media, a local media company that runs some of Utah’s largest websites. In the past he has worked for CEVO, a video game company that runs hosted online tournaments for companies like Dell, nVidia, DirectTV, and others. He currently is the President of the Utah PHP Usergroup and helps the Utah Open Source Foundation.
Ben is a software engineer and manager at Inviqa (Sheffield). He has many years of professional experience in a variety of programming languages including C, C++, Perl, Python and has been working with PHP for the last 6 years. Throughout his career he has worked at a variety of places in different industries; mobile marketing, data, ISP and in professional services all of which has given him diverse experience of software engineering in different fields.
Born in Boston, USA, David is a A ZEND Certified PHP professional currently living in The Hague. Growing up in the halls of the Boston Museum of Science, he built his first website in 1995. His passion for creative data manipulation solutions started over a decade ago using PERL on large GIS datasets. He has worked throughout the USA and Europe, eventually settling in Europe and with PHP as the choice web technology. He has been using MySQL since 1997.
I am an Italian software developer passionate about open source software and currently evangelizing and hacking around Doctrine projects and Zend Framework 2. I work at Com2 GmbH by day, and spend most of my time developing new and interesting software on Github by night.
Travis has been paid to hack on computers for nearly a decade and a half and have been a tinkerer for much longer. He's written two books on Git, Pragmatic Version Control using Git (the first book published on Git) and Pragmatic Guide to Git (the first in a new series from the Pragmatic Bookshelf). He live in Austin, Texas, and is the Director of Technology for the Texas Tribune a non-profit media organization. He's easy to find online. He's online just about everywhere as @tswicegood.
Marcello Duarte is the lead developer of PHPSpec and heads the Training at the Inviqa Group. As an agile coach, he's coached many teams in many organisations into Agile processes and development practices like Scrum, TDD, Refactoring, Collaborative Product Ownership and Software Quality.
Juozas, or as everyone calls him Joe, is an experienced and talented young professional, entrepreneur and evangelist. Focusing on bringing IT solutions to non-technical businesses, like retail, he works on optimizing their processes and using cutting-edge research to solve hard problems and grow sales. His hands-on practice with collection of different technologies, programming languages and environments allows him to deliver unbiased and practical presentations in all kind of different topics.
Rafael Dohms is an experienced PHP Developer, Evangelist, Speaker and Contributor. During his years of experience he has become an active member of the community and founded 3 User Groups. He moved to the Netherlands to integrate the WEBclusive team and share his passion for code quality and innovation in the Crowd funding world. In his spare time he also helps manage the AmsterdamPHP User Group, amongst other projects.
Hugo Hamon is a PHP and Symfony fan who works with PHP since 2003. After 5 years of professional PHP development in web agencies for famous French customers, he now works as a the head of training department at SensioLabs. On his free time, Hugo contributes to the Symfony2 project and gets involved in french PHP & Symfony user groups. Hugo also wrote and contributed to books related to PHP and Symfony.
Daan has been involved in computers for over two decades. During the previous decade his focus shifted towards PHP and he now works for Ibuildings.
Robbert works as a php developer for Ibuildings. After building web applications for almost 10 years, with all different kinds of customers and projects, he has had his share of problems, quirkinesses and pitfalls. That's why he wants to share with fellow developers. He's very excited to enter the world of conferences and is hoping to be able to contribute to the php community.
Ade is a Senior Developer Advocate in Google's London office and works on the Google+ project. Over the last decade he's worked on trading systems for a variety of investment banks as well as on Google's advertising and mobile search systems. He's also the co-author of "Apprenticeship Patterns": a book that teaches you how to learn to be a great programmer. He's particularly interested in Developer Experience, distributed systems and the future of online news.
Kevlin is an independent consultant, speaker, writer and trainer. His development interests are in patterns, programming, practice and process. He has been a columnist for various magazines and web sites and is co-author of A Pattern Language for Distributed Computing and On Patterns and Pattern Languages, two volumes in thePattern-Oriented Software Architecture series. He is also editor of the 97 Things Every Programmer Should Know site and book.
Eamon Leonard is an advisor to start-ups, an angel investor, a tech community organiser and has an interest in cloud platforms and developer tools. Based in Ireland, he is VP Developers³ at Engine Yard, having joined the company through their acquisition of Orchestra, a PHP Platform-as-a-Service he co-founded in 2011.