July 23, 2015 - Northeast PHP - August 22 & 23, 2015

Speaker Spotlight # 2

We have Great speakers coming this year to our conference. Here is a spotlight on another one.

Cal Evans – Many moons ago, at the tender age of 14, Cal touched his first computer. (We’re using the term “computer” loosely here, it was a TRS-80 Model 1) Since then his life has never been the same. He graduated from TRS-80s to Commodores and eventually to IBM PC’s.For the past 13 years Cal has worked with PHP and MySQL on Linux, OSX, and Windows. He has built a variety of projects ranging in size from simple web pages to multi-million dollar web applications. When not banging his head on his monitor, attempting a blood sacrifice to get a particular piece of code working, he enjoys building and managing development teams using his widely imitated but never patented management style of “management by wandering around”.

These days, when not working with PHP, Cal can be found working on a variety of projects like Nomad PHP. He speaks at conferences around the world on topics ranging from technical talks to motivational talks for developers. If you happen to meet him at a conference, don’t be afraid to buy him a shot of Bourbon.

Cal is based in Nashville TN where he is happily married to wife 1.31, the lovely and talented Kathy. Together they have 2 wonderful kids who were both smart enough not to pursue a job in IT.

Cal will be speaking on:  PHP 7: The Big 5

PHP 7 offers another milestone in the life of the language and another paradigm shift for how applications can be developed. Before you can start using all of the nifty tools though, you need to understand the changes coming.

This talk will dive into the 5 biggest changes coming to PHP 7. These are the changes that either give developers new tools to work with, or stand the chance of the biggest BC breaks.

Invest an hour in seeing what new toys are coming to PHP.


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