Iterators & Generators

October 2017

Presented by Eli White (@EliW)

Date: October 19, 2017
Time: 20:00 CEST

19:00 BST, 13:00 CDT, 11:00 PDT
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Level up your code with the power of Iterators & Generators. Iterators were added in the SPL (Standard PHP Library) for many years but is still one of the less understood parts of the language. We will cover how to easily loop over your objects via the power of Iterators, and then move into one of the newer ways of doing this with Generators. Generators allow you to make almost anything able to be looped over, without the need to use the full Iterator interface. Come join us as we traverse these paths of code that will leave you looping with ease!

Eli White

Eli White

Eli has been building Web Applications for 20 years, starting back in the days of writing CGI-BIN programs in C. He’s worked for a laundry list of companies & startups such as Digg, TripAdvisor, and the Hubble Space Telescope Project. He is currently the Vice President of One for All Events LLC, and Conference Chair for php[architect]. He is a strong advocate for “Just getting it done” when it comes to coding, and speaks at numerous conferences each year.

Zero to Hero: API Development!

September 2017

Presented by Matt Trask (@matthewtrask)

Date: September 21, 2017
Time: 20:00 CDT

18:00 PDT, 3:00 CEST (Sep 22), 2:00 BST (Sep 22)
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Everyone these days wants an API for their business. But are we doing it in a way that will keep our developers and users sane for years to come? In this talk, we explore everything from versioning, HTTP status codes, pagination, testing and documentation, all of which will help you years down the road!

Matt Trask

Matt Trask

Matt is an API developer, open source and PHP community member, mentor, and cycling enthusiast. If he isnt crafting API’s, he is usually on one of Nashville’s beautiful greenways hammering away on his bike!

Crafting Quality PHP Applications

September 2017

Presented by James Titcumb (@asgrim)

Date: September 21, 2017
Time: 20:00 CEST

19:00 BST, 13:00 CDT, 11:00 PDT
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This prototype works, but it’s not pretty, and now it’s in production. That legacy application really needs some TLC. Where do we start? When creating long lived applications, it’s imperative to focus on good practices. The solution is to improve the whole development life cycle; from planning, better coding and testing, to automation, peer review and more. In this talk, we’ll take a quick look into each of these areas, looking at how we can make positive, actionable change in our workflow.

James Titcumb

James Titcumb

James is a consultant, trainer and developer at Roave. He is a prolific contributor to various open source projects and is a Zend Certified Engineer. He also founded the UK based PHP Hampshire user group and PHP South Coast conference.

Demystifying Algorithmic Complexity

August 2017 – US

Presented by John Bafford (@jbafford)

Date: August 17, 2017
Time: 20:00 CDT

18:00 PDT, 3:00 CEST (Aug 18), 2:00 BST (Aug 18)
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Complexity Theory. Big-O. Constant, linear, logarithmic, and quadratic time vs. space trade-offs. What does it actually mean when we say a function or an algorithm is efficient? How can we tell if we can do better? Join me, on this tour through a corner of computer science that few developers actively think about, and you’ll discover a new way of looking at code and thinking about problems.

John Bafford

John Bafford

John Bafford has built web applications with PHP and JavaScript since 1999. He enjoys working with open source software, hiking, and home brewing.