Speakers

Chris Cornutt

Chris Cornutt

HP

Bio:
For the last 10+ years, Chris has been involved in the PHP community in one way or another. These days he's the Senior Editor of PHPDeveloper.org and lead author for Websec.io, a site dedicated to teaching developers about security and the Securing PHP ebook series. He's written for several PHP publications and has spoken at conferences in both the U.S. and Europe. He's also an organizer of the DallasPHP User Group and the Lone Star PHP Conference and works as a developer on the Global Cyber Security group at Hewlett-Packard.
Training
Beginner
Web Security Training
A full day crash course in Web & PHP Security practices that teaches you everything you need to know to begin protecting yourself from malicious users. This class covers the top web security attacks, how to detect them, how to protect yourself from them, and how to recover if you are breached. It also covers PHP specific security topics such as best practices for protecting user sessions and handling user logins & passwords. (Lunch will be provided)
Room: Chicago
When: Training Day: May 18th, 9:00a - 5:30p
Oscar Merida

Oscar Merida

php[architect]

Bio:
Oscar still remembers downloading an early version of the Apache HTTP server at the end of 1995, and promptly asking "Ok, what's this good for?" He started learning PHP in 2000 and hasn't stopped since. He's worked with Drupal, WordPress, Zend Framework, Silex, and bespoke PHP, to name a few.
Training
Beginner
PHP Foundations for Drupal 8
Are you already an experienced Drupal developer but only feel you’ve grasped the basics of PHP? The Drupal community is embracing improvements and best practices from the wider PHP ecosystem. If you work with Drupal, you’ll want to be prepared! This full day course will guide you through modern practices for programming with PHP, focusing on what you’ll need to work with Drupal 8. (Lunch will be provided)
Room: Gateway
When: Training Day: May 18th, 9:00a - 5:30p
Sandy Smith

Sandy Smith

php[architect]

Bio:
Sandy Smith lives in the Washington, DC area, and has been a web developer for an eternity in the web world: 15 years. He’s spent all but a year of that time consulting, usually for nonprofits and government, working both in-house and in an agency. He’s worked with a hundred or so organizations in various capacities, from basic development to strategic advice to multi-tier applications. He’s the leader of the DCPHP User Group, a member of the php[architect] team, and really committed to helping new developers get up and running in PHP effectively.
Training
Beginner
Jump Start PHP Training
Are you starting down the path of becoming a PHP developer? Are you teaching yourself the language, regardless of whether you are a brand new programmer, or an experienced programmer in another language and just wanting to understand how PHP does things? Then this full day long course is for you. It will cover all the basics and get you writing your very first PHP program, accelerating your learning of PHP. It will cover at the minimum topics such as: Basic PHP Structure, Variables, Conditional Statements, Arithmetic , Loops, Functions, HTML Forms, and the Basics of Object Oriented Programming. (Lunch will be provided)
Room: Rosemont
When: Training Day: May 18th, 9:00a - 5:30p