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PHP Roundtable:
043: A Lone Star PHP 2016 Special
Apr 15, 2016 @ 09:22:43

The PHP Roundtable podcast has posted their latest episode recorded live at the Lone Star PHP Conference that just happened in Dallas, Texas. In it host Sammy Powers is joined by a big cast of characters: Chris Tankersley, Anthony Ferrara, Jeremy Mikola, Elizabeth Smith, Daniel Cousineau, Magnus Nordlander and Jared Farrish.

We record live from Lone Star PHP 2016 in Dallas, TX. We discuss what DI Containers aren't, tradeoffs to making things easy, how to improve your dev skills, repercussions of depending on Composer, PHP 7.1 features and we give away a white Confoo elePHPant.

Unfortunately the internet connection at the venue wasn't great, so the video/audio quality is a bit lacking. You can still watch and listen to the episode through the in-page audio and video player or directly on YouTube. If you enjoy the show, be sure to subscribe to their feed and follow them on Twitter to get the latest updates when new shows are released (and when they're recording).

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Link: https://www.phproundtable.com/episode/a-lone-star-php-2016-special

Community News:
Lone Star PHP 2016 Schedule Announced
Jan 27, 2016 @ 13:40:58

The Lone Star PHP Conference, happening April 7th-9th in Dallas, Texas, has officially announced their schedule for this year's event. This three day event (one training day and two days of regular sessions) will feature talks like:

  • "Is Your API Misbehaving?" (Keith Casey)
  • "TDD with PhpSpec" (Ciaran McNulty)
  • "Stop multiplying by 4: Practical software estimation" (Chuck Reeves)
  • "Writing Workers For Scalable Application" (Gary Hockin)
  • "Demystifying OAuth2: an understandable way to approach connecting to other systems" (Joseph Maxwell)
  • "Building PHP Daemons & Long Running Processes" (Tim Lytle)
  • "The Present and Future of WordPress's REST API" (David Hayes)

...and many more. Be sure to check out the whole schedule for more information and descriptions of these and other sessions happening over the three-day event. Tickets are also already on sale if you'd like to grab them at Early Bird prices while you can!

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Link: http://lonestarphp.com/schedule/

PHP Town Hall:
Episode 41: Loosely Town Hall - Dallas Edition
May 19, 2015 @ 12:48:24

The PHP Town Hall podcast has posted their latest episode recorded live at the Lone Star PHP conference this year (2015). In episode 41, Loosely Town Hall - Dallas Edition, they're joined by Loosely Coupled podcast hosts Jeff Carouth and Matt Frost.

This episode is brought to you from thunderstruck Dallas, as part of the awesome conference that is Lone Star PHP. We are joined once again by the dynamic duo Jeff Carouth and Matt Frost off of the Loosely Coupled podcast!

We mostly make a bunch of bad jokes then drag up the audience to talk about stuff. Lets be honest, this was a bit of a crapshoot, but Elizabeth Smith goes into some detail on PECL and the problems of ownership. PSR-7 is chatted about for the 19th time and Jordi talks a bit about pickles. Also, we debate “haytch” vs. “atch” as the correct pronunciation of the “H” in HTTP. Important stuff.

You can listen to this latest episode either via the in-page audio player or by downloading the mp3 of the show. If you enjoy it, be sure to subscribe to their feed to get the latest episodes as they're released in the future.

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Link: http://phptownhall.com/blog/2015/04/18/episode-41-loosely-town-hall-dallas/

Voices of the ElePHPant:
It's the Booze Talking - The PHP Ecosystem
May 05, 2015 @ 08:54:48

The Voices of the ElePHPant podcast has released the latest in their "It's the Booze Talking" series of episodes. This time host Cal Evans recorded a session at the Lone Star PHP conference with a long list of PHP community members all about the PHP Ecosystem.

Guests include Beth Tucker Long, Jordi Boggiano, Daniel Cousineau, Adam Culp, Ben Ramsey and Michelangelo van Dam (along with about twelve others). You can listen to this latest episode either using the in-page player, grabbing the mp3 or using the player embedded in this post:

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Link: https://voicesoftheelephpant.com/2015/05/05/its-the-booz-talking-ecosystem/

7PHP.com:
Lone Star PHP 2014 Review 01 :: Spotlight On Chris Tankersley's Stay
May 06, 2014 @ 09:40:54

On 7PHP.com there's a new post in their community interview series, this time with Chris Tankersley and some of his experiences at the Lone Star PHP Conference last month.

Welcome to the 7PHP PHP-eatre (theatre) where the screens never tires of diffusing everything that has PHP deep down inside the DNA. Tonight, we'll watch the "after-the-show" of a yummy PHP Conference, named as the Lone Star PHP which took place last week. The screen tonight, features our PHP Rockstar, the Only-and-Only Chris Tankersley.

In the interview Chris answers questions about:

  • His background in PHP and the community
  • What he enjoyed about the conference
  • Some of his favorite sessions
  • The presentation he gave (and how he felt it went)
  • How the conference was different than others he's attended

Check out the full interview with all of Chris' answers too.

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Link: http://7php.com/lonestarphp2014-review01/

Community News:
Lone Star PHP 2013 Announces Schedule & Early Bird Ticket Sales
Mar 20, 2013 @ 11:04:20

The Lone Star PHP Conference (being held June 28th and 29th in Dallas, Texas) has officially announced their full schedule and the opening on the sale of their Early Bird tickets.

Sessions to be presented at this year's two-day event include:

  • Profiling PHP Applications (Derick Rethans)
  • Composer for busy developers (Rafael Dohms)
  • Building web apps from a new angle (Pablo Godel)
  • Essential GIT for Developers (Adam Culp)
  • Usability For Developers (Beth Tucker Long)
  • Turbo Charge Your Logs (Jeremy Cook)

This year's event also includes a "PHP Foundations" track aimed at those just starting out with the language or wanting to learn PHP for the first time. You can pick up yourEarly Bird tickets right now - there's a limited number so be sure to get yours soon!

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Community News:
Lone Star PHP 2013 Announced (and Call for Papers Opened)
Feb 07, 2013 @ 13:32:15

The Lone Star PHP Conference in Dallas, Texas has officially announced their 2013 event and the opening of their Call for Papers:

Welcome back to Lone Star PHP for another great year! We're in our third year and we're making things better all the time. This year's event will provide all of the great PHP speakers and content you've come to expect from Lone Star PHP. There'll be plenty of time to spend with the local PHP community too through after-parties and other events.

The event is happening on June 28th and 29th at the Addison Conference Center in Dallas. The Call for Papers ends on February 28th (end of this month) so be sure to get those proposals in soon!

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Voices of the ElePHPant Podcast:
Interview with Jake Smith (Dallas PHP User Group/Lone Star PHP)
Apr 03, 2012 @ 11:27:08

The Voices of the ElePHPant podcast has posted their latest episode with a PHP community member - Jake Smith of organizer of both the Dallas PHP User Group and the Lone Star PHP Conference.

  • So far, what's be your most favorite and least favorite parts of organizing the Lone Star PHP Conference?
  • What advice do you have for people that want to speak at future Lone Star PHP conferences and what can be done to get the organizers' attention?
  • What policies do you implement on the mailing list to keep the noise down?

You can listen to this episode either via the in-page player, by downloading the mp3 or by subscribing to their feed.

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Community News:
Lone Star PHP Conference 2012 - Schedule & Registration Open!
Mar 14, 2012 @ 12:41:07

The Lone Star PHP Conference (happening in June in Dallas, Tx) has officially announced their schedule and the sale of Early Bird tickets for this year's event!

The Call for Papers has been wrapped up, the speakers have been selected and we're happy to announce that the schedule for this year's event has been posted!

Topics for this year's event include: Building testable applications, PHP extensions, Database testing, ElasticSearch, Mentoring developers, RESTful APIs. If you want to get in on the Early Bird pricing ($150 USD for the two-day event), hurry and get them before the April 15th deadline!

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Community News:
Lone Star PHP Conference Announced
Mar 30, 2011 @ 13:42:16

As announced yesterday, there's a new conference happening in Dallas, Texas in June of this year (on the 11th) - the Lone Star PHP Conference:

The Lone Star PHP Conference brings together some of the best local speakers from around Texas. They bring their experience and knowledge to this day-long event, the first PHP conference in North Texas.

The event will be on June 11th and will last from 8am through 5:30pm with a break for lunch. The price of the ticket includes beverages all day (water, coffee, sodas) and a boxed lunch for all attendees.

Tickets for this one-day event cost $60 USD and includes some great talks on topics like working with Zend_Form (Zend Framework), dependency injection, Windows Azure, application deployment and benchmarking frameworks. Tickets can be purchased from the event's Eventbrite site.

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