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Voices of the ElePHPant:
Interview with Beau Simensen
May 24, 2016 @ 09:18:27

The Voices of the ElePHPant podcast has posted their latest interview with another member of the PHP community: Beau Simensen, a developer on the Sculpin static site generator project. This is another in their series of video interviews done live at the [php]world conference.

Cal and Beau talk some about Sculpin and some of the responsibility that comes with working on a large, popular open source project. They also talk about burnout and some of the things that Beau has done in his own life to help avoid it. There's also some discussion about Beau's new role at Monii.com and the experience of moving to the UK from the US (along with his family).

You can catch this latest episode in a few different ways - either by downloading the mp3 of the show directly or using the in-page audio or video players. If you enjoy the show be sure to subscribe to their feed and follow them on Twitter.

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Link: https://voicesoftheelephpant.com/2016/05/24/beau-simenson/

Voices of the ElePHPant:
Interview with Amanda Folson
May 18, 2016 @ 09:47:30

The Voices of the ElePHPant podcast has posted their latest episode today, another in their series of (audio) interviews with members of the PHP community. In this latest show host Cal Evans talks with Amanda Folson, a developer evangelist at PagerDuty.

Cal and Amanda start off talking about some of her own experiences being a developer evangelist. They also talk about the travel involved, what kinds of events she normally attends. They also discuss the company she works for, PagerDuty, and what they provide as a service. Cal asks Amanda about some of her own advice for those out there looking to either get started speaking at conferences (or improve if you already do).

You can listen to this latest episode either through the in-page audio player or by downloading the mp3 directly. If you enjoy the episode, be sure to subscribe to their feed and follow them on Twitter.

tagged: voicesoftheelephpant interview calevans amandafolson community phpworld15

Link: https://voicesoftheelephpant.com/2016/05/17/interview-amanda-folson/

Voices of the ElePHPant:
Interview with Helen Hou-Sandí
May 17, 2016 @ 10:05:20

The Voices of the ElePHPant podcast has posted their latest episode recorded live from the 2015 edition of the php[world] conference with host Cal Evans. In this latest show Cal talks with *Helen Hou-Sandí, a core developer on the WordPress project.

Cal and Helen talk about WordPress, her role in the 4.0 release and some of the duties involved. They also talk about how she first got involved in the WordPress project and when she made the move into being on the core development group.

You can catch this latest episode a few different ways: either by downloading the mp3 or using the in-page audio or video player. If you enjoy the episode be sure to subscribe to their feed and follow them on Twitter to get updates as the latest shows are released.

tagged: voicesoftheelephpant interview calevans helenhousandi community phpworld15

Link: https://voicesoftheelephpant.com/2016/05/10/interview-helen-housandi/

Zend Developer Zone:
PHP 7 and Beyond: The Future of PHP – Anthony Ferrara at PHP World
Nov 25, 2015 @ 11:56:26

On the Zend Developer Zone they've posted about a presentation given by Anthony Ferrara at this year's php[world] conference that just wrapped up in Washington, D.C. In it he talks about the future of PHP, PHP 7 and beyond.

PHPWorld was a great conference. If you didn’t attend, you missed a lot. Several of the keynotes just rocked the house including both Lorna Mitchell and Tessa Mero. The highlight for me however was Anthony Ferrara’s closing keynote, “PHP 7 and Beyond: The Future of PHP”. Anthony is a Core developer but also a vibrant member of the community.

Anthony is a good friend of mine but this is the first time I have ever had the chance to see him deliver a keynote talk. I do hope it won’t be the last. The recording of Anthony’s talk is embedded below the storify. I highly recommend watching it.

He (Cal Evans) includes his set of live tweets from during the presentation as well as an embedded version of the video if you'd like to watch the entire thing. It was also posted to YouTube if you prefer to watch it there.

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Link: http://devzone.zend.com/6927/php-7-and-beyond-the-future-of-php-anthony-ferrara-at-php-world/

Community News:
php[world] Keynote Videos Posted
Nov 20, 2015 @ 10:49:30

If you missed it or weren't able to attend this year's php[world] the keynote from Taylor Otwell, creator of the Laravel framework, has been posted: "Laravel - Lessons Learned".

In four years, Laravel has become one of the most popular application development frameworks for PHP. In addition to the framework itself, a vibrant community has emerged including Laracon, Laracasts, Laravel Forge, Envoyer, and more. In this session, we'll discuss the history of the framework, its core philosophies, and what makes its community so passionate.

You can watch it either though the in-page video player or directly over on YouTube. There's also other videos posted from the conference (keynotes) from Tessa Merro (of the Joomla project) and Lorna Mitchell (on open source communities).

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Link: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCUEzH08rDNBfljD9PGVZujg

Community News:
php[world] 2015 Schedule Announced
Jun 18, 2015 @ 12:07:23

The next php[world] conference is coming up in November of this year and they've just announced the full schedule for their 2015 event.

In keeping with the cross-community theme, they've gathered speakers from the general PHP, WordPress, Drupal, Joomla, Zend Framework, Symfony and CakePHP communities together in one place. Sessions at this year's event include:

  • "HTTPS is Coming: Are You Prepared?"
  • "Test, Create, Secure, Repeat"
  • "Scrummy Bums: Adventures in Agile Process"
  • "Using Lessons Learned to Create Web-Manageable Symfony Apps"
  • "Invented Here: Migrating Legacy Data to Drupal 8"
  • "Magento 2 Dependency Injection, Interceptors, and You"
  • "Dev Divas: Amazing Women Who Shaped Computer Tech"

There's also keynotes from well known community members Andrew Nacin, Tessa Mero, Lorna Mitchell and Taylor Otwell. You can see the full lineup here and, if you want to pick up tickets of your own, you can do it directly from the site.

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Link: https://world.phparch.com/schedule/