Speaking at phpDay 2015

Speaking

I will be returning to Verona for phpDay 2015 in just a few weeks to give two presentations, Writing Faster PHP with HHVM & Hack, and a new talk on PHP 7:

What to Expect When You’re Expecting: PHP 7

PHP 7 is coming, and with it will come new features, backwards compatibility breaks, and huge performance gains.

This talk will get you prepared for all the changes in this upcoming release and offer practical advice you can implement now to ensure you code still works come upgrade time.

I’m excited to give my first talk on PHP 7, and excited to go back to Verona — if you have the opportunity to get there, it’s a beautiful city, with wonderful people, and don’t forget to sample the amazing Gelato!

Hopefully I’ll see you there!

Speaking at php[tek] 2015 (May 18th-22nd)

Speaking

I will be speaking at php[tek] again this year, php[tek] is a cornerstone of the PHP community calendar, and I cannot wait to be back in Chicago1 again.

I will be presenting another new talk:

Extending MySQL with PHP’s MySQL Native Driver**

PHP’s MySQL Native Driver (mysqlnd) has been providing great performance benefits since PHP 5.3, but there is more to it than just replacing libmysqlclient.

MySQL Native Drivers plugin architecture provides the ability to do read/write splitting, caching, load balancing, and more. Learn how to do all of these things simply and transparently, as well as how to write your own plugins using PHP.

Hopefully I’ll see you there!


  1. Rosemont 

New Conference: PHPConference Asia

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A new conference was announced last night, PHPConference Asia. It will be held in Singapore and sounds like it’ll be a great event, from the announcement video and speaking with the organizer.

The CFP opens in May, I know I’ll be tossing my hat in the ring, so watch out for it.

As always: If you think you have something to talk about (hint: you do) and would like help with writing a proposal (or 3), then reach out to me.