Welcome back to Lone Star PHP for another great year! We're in our fifth 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. This year we are introducing the Training Day. Training Day will provide a more hands-on experience for all that attend. There'll be plenty of time to spend with the local PHP community too through after-parties and other events.

Thursday 16th April 2015

09:00 PHP Foundations
Workshop by Elizabeth Marie Smith, Beth Tucker Long, Michelle Sanver, Davey Shafik, Patrick Andersen in Sycamore (3 hours)
Getting Started with PHPUnit
Workshop by Matt Frost in Acacia (3 hours)
Your Inner Sysadmin
Workshop by Chris Tankersley in Juniper (3 hours)
Modeling APIs for legacy apps
Workshop by Keith Casey in Buckthorn (3 hours)
13:00
Rated 0
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PHP Foundations
Workshop by Elizabeth Smith, Beth Tucker Long, Michelle Sanver in Sycamore (3 hours)
Rated 4
3
Wax On, Wax Off: Coder Dojo
Workshop by Yitzchok Willroth in Acacia (3 hours)
Scaling Magento - Reaching Peak Performance
Workshop by Mathew Beane in Buckthorn (3 hours)
PHP Security Bootcamp
Workshop by Chris Cornutt in Juniper (3 hours)

Friday 17th April 2015

09:00 OOP Is More Than Cars and Dogs
Talk by Chris Tankersley in Sycamore (50 minutes)
Architecting with Queues for Scale, Speed, and Separation
Talk by Sandy Smith in Juniper (50 minutes)
HipHop and Hack: PHP for Real World Applications
Talk by Nalin Singapuri, Seth Thornberry in Acacia (50 minutes)
10:00 Composer Best Practices
Talk by Jordi Boggiano in Sycamore (1 hour)
Caching Strategies
Talk by Ben Ramsey in Acacia (50 minutes)
Does your code measure up?
Talk by Adam Culp in Juniper (50 minutes)
11:00 Dependency Injection, Dependency Inversion, and You
Talk by Jeff Carouth in Sycamore (50 minutes)
Rated 5
7
Introduction to OAuth Clients
Talk by Matt Frost in Acacia (50 minutes)
The Things Your Application Does While You're Not Looking
Talk by Josh Butts in Juniper (50 minutes)
13:00
Rated 5
22
Talmudic Maxims to Maximize Your Growth as a Developer
Talk by Yitzchok Willroth in Sycamore (50 minutes)
Drupal 8: The Crash Course
Talk by Larry Garfield in Acacia (50 minutes)
Rated 4
6
How to Speak at a Conference
Talk by Beth Tucker Long in Juniper (50 minutes)
14:00 API Pain Points
Talk by Phil Sturgeon in Sycamore (50 minutes)
Object-Oriented JavaScript (yes, it really exists)
Talk by Jordan Kasper in Acacia (50 minutes)
Serial legacy killer - My approach on going from legacy to modern
Talk by Cory Darby in Juniper (50 minutes)
15:00 It Feels Great to Iterate
Talk by Jeremy Lindblom in Sycamore (50 minutes)
Architecting the Madness: WordPress as a Modern Development Framework and Business
Talk by Eugene Cook in Acacia (50 minutes)
Raiding the MongoDB Toolbox
Talk by Jeremy Mikola in Juniper (50 minutes)
16:00
Rated 3
15
Teaching Kids to Fail
Keynote by Maurya Couvares in Sycamore (50 minutes)
17:00
Rated 5
5
Loosely Coupled Live Podcast
Social Event by Jeff Carouth, Matt Frost in Sycamore (1 hour)
Rated 5
6
After party presented by Sparefoot in Sycamore (4 hours, 30 minutes)

Saturday 18th April 2015

09:00 Five things I wish they had told me before I started programming in PHP
Talk by Cal Evans in Sycamore (50 minutes)
Refactoring Legacy Code
Talk by Adam Culp in Acacia (50 minutes)
Deploying Web Applications with Capistrano
Talk by Andrew Turner in Juniper (50 minutes)
10:00 Debugging Zen
Talk by Ben Ramsey in Acacia (50 minutes)
How To Make a Big Ball of Mud
Talk by David Hayes in Juniper (50 minutes)
A Gentle Walk Towards SOA
Talk by Jeff Carouth in Sycamore (50 minutes)
11:00
Rated 2
11
Logging, Monitoring, Security!
Talk by Cory Darby in Sycamore (50 minutes)
Functional PHP
Talk by Larry Garfield in Acacia (50 minutes)
Rated 4
6
Testing the hard stuff: writing tests for things you can't test
Talk by Matt Land in Juniper (50 minutes)
13:00
Rated 5
6
Building Extraordinary Packages
Talk by Phil Sturgeon in Sycamore (50 minutes)
Async PHP with React
Talk by Jeremy Mikola in Acacia (50 minutes)
Stepping Outside your Comfort Zone: Learning to Teach
Talk by Heather L White in Juniper (50 minutes)
14:00 Behat+Mink+PhantomJS = Test ALL THE THINGS!
Talk by Michelle Sanver in Acacia (50 minutes)
Speak HTTP and Consume APIs with Guzzle
Talk by Jeremy Lindblom in Juniper (50 minutes)
Building Rock Solid Software in the Real World
Talk by Omni Adams in Sycamore (50 minutes)
15:00 Behind the Scenes of Maintaining an Open Source Project
Talk by Jordi Boggiano in Sycamore (1 hour)
Gitting Past the Basics
Talk by Jordan Kasper in Acacia (50 minutes)
Don't Fear the Regex
Talk by Sandy Smith in Juniper (50 minutes)
16:00
Rated 5
14
Turning Your Code Into a Company: The Parts They Don't Tell You
Keynote by Luke Stokes in Sycamore (50 minutes)
17:00
Rated 5
6
PHP Jeopardy
Social Event by Jeremy Mikola, Jeremy Lindblom in Sycamore (1 hour)
Rated 5
5
After party presented by Softlayer in Sycamore (4 hours, 30 minutes)