Midwest PHP 2016

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.

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Minneapolis WordCamp 2014

This weekend I had the pleasure of attending my first ever WordCamp. I’ve always been a framework developer and always looked at WordPress as just something to use for blogging. Maybe is this is because its how I have always used WordPress or maybe its because that is how I first saw WordPress. I couldn’t have you a good concrete reason. Either way you slice it, after attending WordCamp at the University of St Thomas campus, the presenters have opened my eyes to a number of different ways that everyone can benefit from using it. Continue reading

#DevFestMN 2014

Today I attended the first ever Google Dev Fest in Minnesota. The event was being put on by the Twin Cities Google Developer Group at the University of St Thomas. I wasn’t really sure what to expect while attending the conference.  There were a number of topics that I was interested in attending, and a few that I wasn’t either.  The event was broken down into four different tracks: android, web apps/design, tech talk, and finally cloud. Overall though it was really hard to pass this event up with a price tag of only $22 plus eventbrite fees. Continue reading