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

Midwest PHP 2014

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