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2012 Events

Below are my upcoming sessions open to the public (note ticket fees may apply). If you are interested in having me speak at your meeting or conference, please contact me.

 

Free!
When: March 1, 2012
Where: The Nerdery (Bloomington, MN)
What: What’s New in PHP 5.4

At the Minnesota PHP User Group I will be doing a short presentation on the new features and changes within PHP 5.4. This presentation will include coverage of binary notation, short-hand and dereferencing arrays, class instantiation chaining, and traits.

Minnesota PHP User Group Website | Presentation Slides

 
 
Free – Sold Out
When: April 7, 2012
Where: MinneBar (Best Buy Headquarters, Richfield, MN)
What: PHP 5.4: What’s New

This will be a repeat of the PHP 5.4 presentation done at the MN PHP Meetup.

MinneBar Website | Presentation Slides

 
  What: Mobile Web Flow – Best Practices

This presentation will focus on best practices for creating a mobile web flow, starting with how to best redirect users to your mobile site, how to advertise your mobile application, usability issues, and how to best let users access your full site.

MinneBar Website | Presentation Slides | Video

 
 
When: April 16, 2012
Where: MinneWebCon (St. Paul, MN)
What: PHP Security: Facts & Myths

At MinneWebCon I will be going over essential PHP security facts and myths to help developers of all skill levels protect their applications against malicious scripting attacks.

MinneWebCon Website | Presentation Slides

 
 
Free!
When: April 24, 2012
Where: Nerdery (Bloomington, MN)
What: Mobile Web Flow – Best Practices

An encore of the Minnebar 7 presentation, focusing on the best practices for creating a mobile web flow, starting with how to best redirect users to your mobile site, how to advertise your mobile application, usability issues, and how to best let users access your full site.

Twin Cities Software Engineers | Presentation Slides

 
 

When: June 11-12, 2012
Where: Penn Stater Conf Center Hotel
What: Mobile Web Flow – Poster Sessions

A Mobile Web Flow – Best Practices poster will be displayed at the Web 2012 conference in State College, PA. This poster will be based on the Mobile Web Flow – Best Practices presentation done at MinneBar.

Web 2012 Website

 
 
Free!
When: July 25, 2012
Where: Nerdery (Bloomington, MN)
What: A Review from the Mobile World

A short presentation on the future of mobile development and emerging concepts as discussed during the poster sessions at Web 2012.

Twin Cities Software Engineers | Presentation Slides

 
 
Free!
When: August 2, 2012
Where: The Nerdery (Bloomington, MN)
What: PHP Security Overview

This presentation will cover the principles of PHP Security such as staff training, coding standards, utilizing version control, traffic scanning, input validation, file scanning, logging, and others as based on Prison Theory of Web Development. An in-depth version of this presentation will be given at Northeast PHP on August 12th.

Minnesota PHP User Group Website

 
 
When: August 11-12, 2012
Where: Microsoft’s New England Research Center (Boston, MA)
What: PHP Security 101

The most important aspect of any application is security. Any application that isn’t secure opens up your server and business to irreparable harm. Fortunately, there are a lot of security tips on the web, and unfortunately, there are a lot of misconceptions. In this session we are going to cover some of the most dangerous security risks and common misconceptions, and show you how to correctly sanitize data to ensure that your application remains “hole” free.

Northeast PHP Website | Presentation Slides | 4 Thumbs Up (21)

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  What: Building Your WordPress Plugin

You’ve heard of WordPress, and you know how popular it is. Imagine if you could spread your brand across this amazing platform! By building your own WordPress plugin you put your name, your company, and your offerings right in front of thousands of WordPress bloggers. In this short presentation we look at the basics of building a WordPress plugin- from start to finish. Participants should have a basic understanding of PHP.

Northeast PHP Website | Presentation Slides | 5 Thumbs Up (5)

 
  What: Site to Mobile Conversion in PHP

You’ve spent hours upon hours creating a fantastic website, but now your boss wants a mobile version! In this presentation we’ll take a look how to quickly convert a website from desktop to mobile through a variety of possible solutions, including those for frameworks and sites built purely in HTML.

Northeast PHP Website | Presentation Slides | 5 Thumbs Up (9)

 
 
Free!
When: August 20, 2012
Where: Nerdery (Bloomington, MN)
What: PHP for Web Designers

You can knock out a 5 star webpage in seconds, and know HTML5 and CSS3 like the back of your hand- probably even better! But maybe there’s still something missing? In this presentation we’re going to talk about using the server side language PHP to do some really cool things, like setup templates, handling forms, reading RSS feeds, utilizing APIs, talking to databases, and making super sonic laser guided aircraft (slight exaggeration).

Minnesota Web Designers Website

 
 
Free!
When: August 29, 2012
Where: Nerdery (Bloomington, MN)
What: Agile in the Workplace

What does it mean to be agile, and how can we incorporate Scrum or Agile practices in the workplace? This presentation will give a broad overview of Agile, as well as cover best practices and not-so-good practices to watch out for.

Twin Cities Software Engineers

 
 
Free!
When: October 24, 2012
Where: Nerdery (Bloomington, MN)
What: Happy Employees

What is most valuable to employees in the workplace, and what can managers do to make their employees happy? In this presentation we take a look at what your employees value (according to a HR survey) as well as common mistakes made by managers.

Twin Cities Software Engineers

 
 

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