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php|tek '12

php|tek '12

22.May.2012 - 25.May.2012
Sheraton Gateway Suites O’Hare

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Once again, the PHP community gathers in Chicago, IL for a few days of learning and laughing. There are plenty of sessions to inspire you, hackatons, parties and uncons. Join us in Chicago and learn something new.


22.May.2012

WORKSHOP Creating a High Quality App Using PHP Components from Around Our World (09:00)
Ryan Weaver
Rating: 4 of 5 3
WORKSHOP Developer Testing 201: When to Mock and When to Integrate (09:00) Rating: 4 of 5 5
WORKSHOP HTML5 and Javascript for the PHP Developer (09:00) Rating: 5 of 5 Slides available 19
TALK FAIL (09:00)
Keith Casey
Rating: 5 of 5 4
WORKSHOP API Development (13:00)
Rob Richards
Rating: 4 of 5 3
WORKSHOP Workshop QA on Zend Framework Applications (13:00) Rating: 5 of 5 Slides available 5

23.May.2012

KEYNOTE !Normal===Awesome! (09:00) Rating: 5 of 5 23
TALK Amazon SimpleDB (10:15) Rating: 5 of 5 Slides available 8
TALK Easing in to HTML5 and CSS3 (10:15) Rating: 4 of 5 Slides available 3
TALK The MicroPHP Manifesto (10:15) Rating: 5 of 5 Slides available 20
TALK Blazing Data with REDIS (11:30) Rating: 5 of 5 Slides available 17
TALK Graphing Real-Time Performance with Graphite (11:30) Rating: 4 of 5 Slides available 8
TALK Moving to the Cloud Beyond Hype to Reality (11:30)
Mark Brown
Rating: 4 of 5 2
TALK Solving the N+1 Problem: Or, A Stitch in Time Saves Nine (13:30) Rating: 5 of 5 Slides available 15
TALK Taking Sites Mobile (13:30) Rating: 5 of 5 Slides available 13
TALK CI:IRL (13:30) Rating: 4 of 5 Slides available 6
TALK Continuous Deployment at dealnews.com (14:45) Rating: 4 of 5 Slides available 3
TALK It's More Than Just Style (14:45) Rating: 4 of 5 9
TALK Web Security and You (14:45) Rating: 5 of 5 Slides available 10
TALK Creating Facebook Apps in the Cloud (16:00)
Kirsten Jones
Rating: 0 of 5 0
TALK How to Let Go of Your Ego and Help Your Customers Succeed (Don't be a jerk) (16:00) Rating: 4 of 5 Slides available 6
TALK Puppet for Dummies (16:00) Rating: 4 of 5 Slides available 16

24.May.2012

TALK Decoupled Library Packages for PHP 5.4 (10:15) Rating: 5 of 5 Slides available 9
TALK Demystifying REST (10:15)
Kirsten Jones
Rating: 5 of 5 4
TALK Mapping URLs with and Without Mod_Rewrite (10:15) Rating: 5 of 5 Slides available 5
TALK (Re)discovering the SPL (11:30) Rating: 4 of 5 Slides available 10
TALK Demystifying CSS for Developers (11:30) Rating: 4 of 5 4
TALK PHAR, The PHP .EXE Format (11:30) Rating: 4 of 5 Slides available 10
TALK Slim Your PHP, Fatten Your JS (13:00) Rating: 5 of 5 Slides available 9
TALK API Security (13:30)
Rob Richards
Rating: 4 of 5 1
TALK PHP://Memory and Streams for Scaling (13:30) Rating: 4 of 5 Slides available 8
TALK Building a Firehose (14:45) Rating: 5 of 5 Slides available 5
TALK From POX to HATEOAS, A Real Company's Journey Building a RESTful API (14:45) Rating: 4 of 5 Slides available 5
TALK Javascript Best Practices & BackboneJS for the PHP Developer (14:45) Rating: 5 of 5 Slides available 12
TALK Deep Dive into Gearman (16:00) Rating: 5 of 5 Slides available 4
TALK iOS Development Primer for PHP Developers (16:00)
Mike Ho
Rating: 5 of 5 2
TALK Scaling Your Development Team (16:00)
Scott MacVicar
Rating: 5 of 5 4

25.May.2012

TALK Community Works! (09:00) Rating: 5 of 5 Slides available 4
TALK Cranking Nginx Up to 11 (09:00) Rating: 5 of 5 Slides available 7
TALK Iterators in PHP (09:00) Rating: 4 of 5 Slides available 6
TALK Alice & Bob: Public Key Cryptography 101 (10:15) Rating: 5 of 5 Slides available 9
TALK Clojure for PHP Developers (10:15) Rating: 4 of 5 Slides available 5
TALK Refactoring and Other Small Animals (10:15)
Marco Tabini
Rating: 5 of 5 Slides available 2
TALK Creating an HTML5 Site That Doesn't Suck (11:30) Rating: 4 of 5 4
TALK Native Mobile App Development for PHP Developers (11:30)
Mike Ho
Rating: 5 of 5 1
TALK Object Oriented Javascript - Techniques for Managing Your Unwieldy Javascript (11:30) Rating: 5 of 5 5

24.May.2012 at 12:27 by harikt (32 comments) (Feedback)

Is there any way we can get the videos of any talk?

24.May.2012 at 13:45 by sprunka (55 comments) (Feedback)

I want to thank the sponsors and the crew of php|tek for making this conference experience as wonderful as possible.

26.May.2012 at 06:52 by patrick.schwisow (69 comments) (Feedback)

Another great conference! Thank you!

I have to admit I was initially disappointed to see that the number of talks decreased from last year, but now I agree that it was for the best. Longer talks and longer "passing periods" made for a less hectic pace and made the experience more enjoyable.

The one think I really missed from last year was the postcard-sized schedule with the map on the back. As convenient as the mobile site is, it's still a bit of a drag when you need to find your next session quickly. Also, the map would have saved me from mixing up the Rosemont and Chicago Rooms and ending up at the wrong session.

26.May.2012 at 09:17 by bignall (34 comments) (Feedback)

Great conference! Thank you so much to the organizers and sponsors!

28.May.2012 at 08:25 by johncongdon (31 comments) (Feedback)

As always, this was a fantastic event. The venue is awesome and allows for everyone to mingle in the same general area.

I liked the mobile site that gave all the information needed for the talks. The one thing I would have liked was having all the information for the day in the same section, instead of talks in one, event in another, and the social after hours part in yet another. Very minor detail however.

I really like Cal's insistance on getting everyone to meet someone new. I met some really great people this year, and made it a point to try and not flock to just the same group for meals. I may have even met a co-organizer for the future SDPHP group because of this. You can tell the people that travel to the conference together. It's easy for them to stay together instead of socializing separately. Can't say that I blame them.

Thank you Blue Parabola and all of the sponsors for a successful event.

29.May.2012 at 08:43 by JustinCarmony (40 comments) (Feedback)

This is my quick review of this year's php|tek conference. I'll post a blog post with a more indepth review later.

Overall, it was an excellent confernece. I was really pleased with how smoothly things went. This was my first year as a speaker, and I can say is it just as fun speaking here as attending (as long as you get your slides done before you get there).

Now, here are some nitpickings just so the event organizers can know about them and see if anything can be done about them. These by any means didn't hinder my enjoyment at the conference at all, just some things
I noticed. :)

I really liked having breakfast available in the morning, so you didn't have to play frogger to get to McDonalds. However, I did notice that breakfast seemed to get cleaned up extremely fast, so if you got up just a little bit later, it was gone. It would be nice if it were available for a little longer.

There were about two presentations I attended to that had mic problems, where the wireless or wired mic would cut in and out randomly, distracting the presenters and attendees. Perhaps if there was some sort of room manager available to keep an eye on the mic and help a presenter fix it if it starts acting up.

Once again, those were extremely minor things I noticed. This conference was full of great people having a good time and learning a lot of great stuff. Thanks to Marco, Arbi, Beth, Cal, and Keith for a great time. I really liked the "achievement" badges and hope to see that back next year.

29.May.2012 at 08:53 by adamculp (99 comments) (Feedback)

Thank you php|architect crew for putting together such a wonderful conference.

HTML5 and Javascript for the PHP Developer Jake Smith, Daniel Cousineau Slides
Workshop QA on Zend Framework Applications Michelangelo van Dam Slides
Amazon SimpleDB Eli White Slides
Easing in to HTML5 and CSS3 Brian Moon Slides
The MicroPHP Manifesto Edward Finkler Slides
Blazing Data with REDIS Justin Carmony Slides
Graphing Real-Time Performance with Graphite Neal Anders Slides
Solving the N+1 Problem: Or, A Stitch in Time Saves Nine Paul Jones Slides
Taking Sites Mobile Ian Barber Slides
CI:IRL Elizabeth Tucker Long Slides
Continuous Deployment at dealnews.com Brian Moon Slides
Web Security and You Eli White Slides
How to Let Go of Your Ego and Help Your Customers Succeed (Don't be a jerk) Rich Bowen Slides
Puppet for Dummies Joshua Thijssen Slides
Decoupled Library Packages for PHP 5.4 Paul Jones Slides
Mapping URLs with and Without Mod_Rewrite Rich Bowen Slides
(Re)discovering the SPL Joshua Thijssen Slides
PHAR, The PHP .EXE Format Helgi Þormar Þorbjörnsson Slides
Slim Your PHP, Fatten Your JS Edward Finkler Slides
PHP://Memory and Streams for Scaling Neal Anders Slides
Building a Firehose Ian Barber Slides
From POX to HATEOAS, A Real Company's Journey Building a RESTful API Luke Stokes Slides
Javascript Best Practices & BackboneJS for the PHP Developer Ryan Weaver Slides
Deep Dive into Gearman Helgi Þormar Þorbjörnsson Slides
Community Works! Michelangelo van Dam Slides
Cranking Nginx Up to 11 Helgi Þormar Þorbjörnsson Slides
Iterators in PHP Jake Smith Slides
Alice & Bob: Public Key Cryptography 101 Joshua Thijssen Slides
Clojure for PHP Developers Ian Barber Slides
Refactoring and Other Small Animals Marco Tabini Slides

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