It’s still surreal that I just ran the fourth Midwest PHP conference with Kelly, Mike, John, and Wyatt. As with every year it was an emotional roller coaster. In the end it was a fantastic event bringing 230 attendees together to learn everything from PHP7, Drupal, WordPress, Elastic Search and many API sessions rounded out Midwest PHP 2016.
TL;DR; The Midwest PHP 2014 conference was fantastic. If you were unable to attend this year, you should really consider attending in 2015. IF you were able to make it I hope you had a great time.
This past weekend, actually two weekends ago now, I had the privilege of running the second annual Midwest PHP conference. Last year I co-organized the Midwest PHP 2013 conference with Mike Stowe who has since moved to California to work for Constant Contact. With his departure to California mid-year in 2013 I emailed him to ask if he would have any issues if I took over running the conference. To my surprise he agreed and turned all of the information over to me that I would need to run this year’s Midwest PHP 2014 conference on my own. Continue reading
I have been working on getting better at how I write my php objects and how they all relate to each other. PHP object oriented practices are unfortunately one of my weaknesses currently. Its something I am working very hard at over coming and becoming better at. That said I decided to purchase Mastering Object Oriented PHP by Brandon Savage. Continue reading