We have assembled a group of experts & community members to discuss the future of where PHP is going. Of course, we won't be able to discuss the future without also going into PHP's past. Looking back at the last 25 years and discussing what made PHP the dominant web language today, and what we can do as a community to stay relevant in the next 25 years.

Participants include:

* __Anthony Ferrara__ - Core contributor to PHP who worked on adding strict types and strong password hashing to the project.
* __Cal Evans__ - The 'Godfather of PHP', he has worked with the community for many years while being an evangelist for PHP at companies like Zend and php[architect].
* __Samantha Quiñones__ - Built software for some of the largest names in tech, recognized for her expertise by the Huffington Post and received the DCFT Powerful Female Programmers Award.
* __Derick Rethans__ - Creator of Xdebug, core contributor for the date/time functions, and PHP 7.4 release manager.


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Ian Littman at 13:47 on 23 Oct 2019

Good group of varying perspectives, with an active audience to the point that very few scripted questions ended up needing to be asked.

Great group of speakers with a variety perspectives.

Mekesia Brown at 15:20 on 23 Oct 2019

Very cool

Dana Luther at 07:24 on 24 Oct 2019

I really enjoyed this panel discussion. It was dynamic and engaging.

Brian Becker at 10:07 on 24 Oct 2019

Solid panel

Rain at 04:10 on 30 Oct 2019

Good one.