Introduction to Regular Expressions

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Presented by Mike Stowe (@mikegstowe)

August 25, 2022

Regular expressions are used for everything from validation, to sanitization, to recognizing and pulling out phone numbers, addresses, or emails. Nearly every app makes (or should be making) use of Regex, but interpreting and creating expressions can seem overly complicated (and that's before we get into look aheads or look behinds) and confusing for developers.

In this session we'll take a look at how to use Regex, tools for validating your expressions (before they go into production), and break down some of the more common patterns.

About Mike Stowe
Michael Stowe is a professional, Zend Certified Engineer with over 10 years experience building applications for law enforcement, the medical field, nonprofits, and numerous industrial companies. Over the last several years he has been focused on APIs and ways to improve industry standards and efficiency. He now works for RingCentral, a company on the leading edge of cloud communications. You can view slides from his other talks at or follow him: @mikegstowe




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