About Us

Our mission is to put the community first - by offering affordable, continuing education.  No one is turned away due to inability to pay, and scholarships are available on an individual basis.  To balance the need to bring in funds to continue and expand the service, we have built a team to manage the day to day activities, and an advisory board to help direct us and ensure we fulfill our mission in putting the community first.
 

The Ground Team

 

Mike Stowe

Chief Bill Payer

Raised in rural, Northern Minnesota, Mike is a huge advocate of bringing technology and empowering underserved communities worldwide.  Having co-founded Midwest PHP, Mike also serves as an organizer for Northeast PHP, and helped organize/ serves on the Advisory board of API World. He has made it his mission to share his learnings by doing over 100 presentations worldwide, and by working to make his book, Undisturbed REST, available to all regardless of income. 

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Tanja Hoefler

Community and Sponsorships

Tanja is a firm believer in community, volunteering to help numerous developer community events including hackathons, conferences, and meet ups. Her passion goes beyond tech and events into helping others learn, even putting in 9 months as a research assistant to help kids in third world countries read.

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The Advisory Board

Cal Evans, Nomad PHP Founder
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Joe Ferguson, Nomad PHP Lighting Talks Host
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Adam Culp, Sunshine PHP Founder
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Beth Tucker Long, Madison PHP Founder
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Jonathan Sundquist, Midwest PHP Founder
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Michelle Sanver, PHPWomen Co-President
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