Madison PHP Conference 2014

Saturday, September 13th, 2014

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PHP Foundations Track

Professional 1

Professional 2

Developing Beautiful, Measurable Software (Jeremy Mikola)

"Clean code" can be more than a matter of opinion.

Make Your Code Behave! (Jason Endres)

Does your code function as expected in a browser?

The API Toolbox (Tim Lytle)

Be more effective at integrating and releasing APIs with a full collection of tools.


PHP Foundations

Professional 1

Professional 2

Namespaces and Autoloading (Beau Simensen)

See how namespaces and class autoloading can make your code shine.

Becoming a RUM Runner (Vesna Vuynovich Kovach)

Customers jumping ship? Become a RUM runner and get better conversions.

Dependency Injection, Dependency Inversion, and You (Jeffrey Carouth)

Make your applications easier to work with for yourself and your colleagues!




PHP Foundations

Professional 1

Professional 2

Iterators, ArrayAccess and Countable – Oh My! (Sandy Smith)

Add the SPL to your own objects, making them more powerful and flexible!

Rapid Application Development With Symfony2 (Michael Williams)

Get all of the advantages Symfony has to offer quickly!

Debugging Zen (Ben Ramsey)

Tap into intuition as part of your debugging habits and combine it with analytic processes to be a better developer.


PHP Foundations

Professional 1

Professional 2

Your Inner Sysadmin (Chris Tankersley)

Learn about tools that can help you quickly set up a server and how this can help you be a better developer.

Functional PHP (Larry Garfield)

Make your code more robust, maintainable, and bug-free.


Snack Courtesy of Rackspace


PHP Foundations

Professional 1

Professional 2

An Introduction to Amazon Web Services (Sean Coates)

Learn about file, server, and database hosting and the tools you need to get up and running quickly and smoothly.

HTTP Caching with Varnish (David Buchmann)

Make your slow websites blazingly fast.

APIs at the Speed of Thought (Matthew Weier O'Phinney)

What if you could focus on the actual, business critical part of the application and the API "just happened"? Well, there's an app for that: Apigility!


Closing Keynote

Reframing The Problem (Daniel Cousineau)

How To Think Like A Computer Scientist


Closing Remarks


Mental Health Summit

Open Sourcing Mental Illness (Edward Finkler)

One in five of us will experience a diagnosable mental illness in the next year, but the stigma attached to it dissuades many from seeking help.