Davey Shafik

Davey Shafik is a full-time developer with 20 years of experience as a technical polyglot with a focus on PHP and related technologies. He is a Staff Developer Advocate at Lyft, and has written four books, numerous articles, and spoken at conferences the world over. He is best known for his books, the Zend PHP Certification Study Guide and PHP Master: Write Cutting Edge Code

Davey is the creator of PHP Archive (PHAR), included with PHP 5.3 by default and is the Release Manager for PHP 7.1.

Davey is passionate about improving the tech community. He co-organizes the Prompt initiative (mhprompt.org), dedicated to lifting the stigma surrounding mental health discussions, and has worked with PHPWomen since its inception.