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2013 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.

 

When: March 2-3, 2013
Where: UofM CECC (St. Paul, MN)
What: PHP 101 (substitute talk)

Introduction to PHP and basic functionality including variables, SuperGlobals, includes, arrays, functions, and PDO.

MidwestPHP Website  |  Slides

 

What: Introduction to Zend Framework 2

The new service driven version of Zend Framework makes application development faster and applications more efficient. In this session we will take a look at building a simple application using Zend Framework 2 and the skeleton app.

MidwestPHP Website

 

What: Git Your Code Under Control

Ever make a change only to realize the old way was better? Or did you just get done writing 400 lines of code only to have a co-worker overwrite the file by accident. Learn how to use Git and GitHub to manage your code base, including setting up a repository, checkout, commit, revert, branch, push/ pulls, utilize remote repositories, and more.

MidwestPHP Website  |  Slides  |  5 Thumbs Up (2)

 
 
When: May 13-15, 2013
Where: River Centre (St. Paul, MN)
What: Prison Theory of Web Development Security

A comprehensive look at the Prison Theory of Web Development Security, or how we can implement the same tactics used to keep the real world secure in the most dangerous places, jails and prisons, into our own web development techniques to keep our hardware, software, and users safe.

Secure360 Website

 
 
When: May 14-17, 2013
Where: Sheraton Gateway Suites O’Hare (Chicago)
What: Traits and Horizontal Design

One of the newest and most powerful features in PHP 5.4 is Traits, or the ability to implement horizontal design into your application. In this session we will take a look at what traits are and how to use them (including examples of when to use horizontal design) as well as review the ReflectionClass and how it can be used to describe the traits in your code base.

php[tek] Website  |  Slides  |  4 Thumbs Up (7)

 
 

When: June 6-7, 2013
Where: Penn Stater Conf Center Hotel
What: PHP for Web Designers

PHP is one of the most popular programming languages used for web development, and one of the easiest to learn. In this session we’ll take a look at how you can incorporate PHP into your web development in order to provide dynamic content and interact with your users.

Web 2013 Website  |  Slides

 
 
When: August 16-18, 2013
Where: Microsoft NERD Center – Cambridge, MA
What: Building a REST API

In this session we’ll take a look at building a Representational State Transfer (REST) API, starting off with a quick overview of what REST is, looking at other REST APIs, planning our architecture, building the API in Zend Framework 2, and then looking at and solving API related challenges.

NortheastPHP 2013 Website  |  Slides  |  Video  |  4 Thumbs Up (4)

 

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 session will provide a broad overview of Agile, as well as cover best practices and not-so-good practices to watch out for in both the workplace and in development.

NortheastPHP 2013 Website  |  Slides  |  Video  |  4 Thumbs Up (1)

 
 


FREE!
When: August 22, 2013
Where: Nerdery, Bloomington MN
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.

MSP WordPress Website  |  Slides

 
 


FREE!
When: September 16-18, 2013
Where: San Jose McEnery Convention Center
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 session will provide a broad overview of Agile, as well as cover best practices and not-so-good practices to watch out for in both the workplace and in development.

Web and PHP Conference Website  |  Slides

 
 
When: October 7-10, 2013
Where: Santa Clara Convention Center
What: Zend Framework 2 for Newbies

WordPress boasts a “5 minute install,” wouldn’t it be nice if we could get a ZF2 site up and running in less than 5 minutes? Wouldn’t it be nice to be able to start using ZF2 right away without a huge bell curve? In this session we’re going to be utilizing the ZF2 Skeleton app to show you how to quickly install and get ZF2 up and running, as well as the basics of the framework so that at the end of the session you can walk out and have your own ZF2 site up and running within minutes.

Zendcon 2013 Website  |  Slides  |  5 Thumbs Up (14)

 
 
When: October 18, 2013
Where: Online – http://daycamp4developers.com/
What: Prison Theory of Web Development Security

In this fun, energetic session we’ll take a look at some of the principles used in managing security within the prison system to keep inmates both secured and safe, and look at how these same principles apply to web development. We’ll also take a look at some of the common mistakes and misconceptions of security used within web development, how damaging the consequences can be, and how easily they can be corrected.

Day Camp 4 Developers Website  |  Slides  |  4 Thumbs Up (20)

 
 
When: November 16-17, 2013
Where: Orlando, FL
What: Getting “Hooked” on WordPress Hooks

In this session we will be taking a look at some of the more popular WordPress filter and action hooks, what they do, and how to implement them.

WordCamp Orlando Website  |  Slides

 
 

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