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SunshinePHP 2015

SunshinePHP 2015

05.Feb.2015 - 07.Feb.2015
Embassy Suites Miami International

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The large PHP community in South Florida has organized its third annual PHP developer conference in Miami, and you're invited! We will host some of the best speakers, latest technology, and up to date news in the industry. And did we mention it is in Miami, in February? #warm #sunny


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Adam Culp

05.Feb.2015

WORKSHOP Advanced Git Skills (09:00) Rating: 5 of 5 23
WORKSHOP Your Inner Sysadmin (09:00) Rating: 5 of 5 Slides available 6
WORKSHOP Jump-Start Your Application With AngularJS (09:00) Rating: 5 of 5 Slides available 6
WORKSHOP Elephants In The Clouds: Mastering PHP On Heroku (09:00) Rating: 5 of 5 Slides available 3
WORKSHOP Building Web Service Clients With Guzzle (13:00) Rating: 5 of 5 Slides available 7
WORKSHOP My App Is Secure...I Think (13:00) Rating: 4 of 5 13
WORKSHOP Getting Started With Varnish (13:00) Rating: 4 of 5 2
WORKSHOP Workshop: Improving QA on PHP Development Projects (13:00) Rating: 5 of 5 Slides available 9

06.Feb.2015

KEYNOTE PHP and teams, it's good chemistry! (09:00)
Rasmus Lerdorf
Rating: 5 of 5 30
TALK Developer Experience In The PHP World (10:15) Rating: 5 of 5 Slides available 13
TALK CMS Made Simple: Simple For You, Simple For Your Customers (10:15) Rating: 5 of 5 Slides available 6
TALK The Twelve-Factor App: Best Practices For PHP On Platforms-As-A-Service (10:15) Rating: 4 of 5 Slides available 8
TALK MVC5 - Reactive Higher Order Messages Eliminate Technical Debt (10:15)
Gregory Baboolal
Rating: 4 of 5 1
TALK Advanced Adventures In Git (11:30) Rating: 5 of 5 9
TALK Unit Testing PHP Applications (11:30) Rating: 5 of 5 Slides available 14
TALK Your API Is Bad And You Should Feel Bad (11:30) Rating: 4 of 5 10
TALK PHP Speaks HTTPS (11:30)
Matthew Weier O'Phinney
Rating: 5 of 5 6
KEYNOTE How a team can make or break a startup. (13:30)
Poornima Vijayashanker
Rating: 4 of 5 25
TALK Tuning Nginx And PHP-FPM The Right Way (14:45) Rating: 5 of 5 20
TALK The Big "Why Equal Doesn't Equal" Quiz (14:45) Rating: 5 of 5 Slides available 6
TALK Secure Form Processing And Protection (14:45) Rating: 4 of 5 Slides available 4
TALK Giving Up Control: Inversion Of Control For Beginners (16:00) Rating: 5 of 5 Slides available 14
TALK Queues And The Giant Beanstalkd (16:00) Rating: 5 of 5 Slides available 8
TALK Symfony2 - The Very Basics (16:00) Rating: 4 of 5 Slides available 9
TALK Composer The Right Way (17:15) Rating: 5 of 5 Slides available 19
TALK TDD: Team-Driven Development (17:15) Rating: 5 of 5 Slides available 4
TALK Debugging Zen (17:15) Rating: 3 of 5 Slides available 3
TALK Action Domain Responder A Refinement of MVC (17:15)
Paul Jones
Rating: 5 of 5 6
SOCIAL EVENT Hackathon by in2it (19:00) Rating: 5 of 5 1

07.Feb.2015

KEYNOTE Same Thing Happens Every Time. (09:00) Rating: 5 of 5 28
TALK Beyond Design Patterns (10:15) Rating: 5 of 5 Slides available 14
TALK Machine Learning: Or How To Build SkyNet On Your Lunch Break (10:15) Rating: 4 of 5 11
TALK Your Code Are My Tests! (10:15) Rating: 5 of 5 Slides available 11
TALK HHVM Basics (11:30)
Sara Golemon
Rating: 5 of 5 14
TALK Drupal 8: The Crash Course (11:30) Rating: 4 of 5 Slides available 3
TALK REST API Best Practices (11:30) Rating: 5 of 5 Slides available 9
KEYNOTE How To Cope When It All Hits the Fan (13:30) Rating: 5 of 5 Slides available 21
TALK Beyond PHP: It's Not (just) About The Code! (14:45) Rating: 5 of 5 12
TALK Speak HTTP And Consume APIs With Guzzle (14:45) Rating: 5 of 5 Slides available 5
TALK Maximising Performance in ZF2 (14:45) Rating: 5 of 5 Slides available 5
TALK Vagrant Provisioning With Ansible (16:00) Rating: 5 of 5 Slides available 8
TALK Wrangle Cross-Cutting Concerns With Event Driven Programming (16:00) Rating: 5 of 5 Slides available 6
TALK The Javascript Single Page App Front-end And The PHP Back-end (16:00) Rating: 4 of 5 7
TALK Introduction To Continuous Integration With Jenkins (17:15) Rating: 5 of 5 Slides available 7
TALK Handling Highly Connected Data With The Neo4j Graph Database (17:15) Rating: 5 of 5 4
TALK Dockerize All The Things! (17:15) Rating: 5 of 5 Slides available 10
KEYNOTE Down the Rabbit Hole: Lessons Learned combining Career and Community. (18:15) Rating: 5 of 5 21

08.Feb.2015 at 00:30 by Mihail Irintchev (50 comments) via joind.in Android app (Feedback)

It was my second time attending this conference and it just strengthened my belief that it is the best PHP conf I've even been to. Keep the great work that you guys do up - you are being an inspiration to every PHP community out there. Thank you very much for the wonderful job you've done! Already looking forward to ssp16!

08.Feb.2015 at 09:38 by aramonc (64 comments) (Feedback)

This was the best SunshinePHP yet. Many of the issues from last year were resolved. Everything ran pretty smoothly. Had a great time chatting with speakers & attendees alike during and after the sessions.

I think for next year we should move the happy hour bar to the vendor room to avoid issues with noise but still have it close enough to the panel discussion that people can go back & forth.

08.Feb.2015 at 12:29 by DragonBe (294 comments) (Feedback)

A very well organized conference with a good mix between content and social interactions. Impressive it's all a one-man show in preparation. Well done,

08.Feb.2015 at 21:11 by Anonymous (Feedback)

Interesting; the organizers or the site decided to delete my comment about how this conference was not very technical.

I was not the only person who felt this way and I think it would be good for the organizers to know how the conference was received for developers not involved in the "PHP open source community."

If you wish to socialize w/ members of the PHP Community, this is a great conference. If you came as an intermediate/senior developer looking to learn, the conference was a disappointment.

09.Feb.2015 at 14:06 by Bflaherty (27 comments) (Feedback)

I have been attending SunshinePHP since the inception and each year it just gets better. The topics and speakers were excellent once again. It is a great environment to network and establish relationships with others that have the same interests.

It is very well organized conference and I look forward to ssp16.

Great job!

09.Feb.2015 at 15:34 by louisz (35 comments) (Feedback)

I agree with the previous comment by ANONYMOUS which said, "If you came as an intermediate/senior developer looking to learn, the conference was a disappointment."

I felt the same way this year (although neither of the two previous years) and I heard the same from friends & colleagues.

A solution to this problem might be to include on the schedule a technical rating (say 1 to 3) for each talk so people will be able to find sessions at their desired level.

There was also a bit of overlap of session content & topics. At least two sessions promised to explain what a REST API is and why you should care.

Finally, and worst of all in my opinion, I saw a few talks given by presenters who were not knowledgeable on the subject of their talk. One was a teacher who should have been talking about teaching instead of designing APIs. Another was a developer who should have been talking about debugging rather than Zen. I heard similar complaints from friends & colleagues about still more talks, which I did not attend myself, where the presenter had only a passing familiarity with the topic of their session.

On a positive note, the food this year was great both days. Coffee was in ample supply. The rooms were comfortable and I didn't see any problems with the A/V equipment.

10.Feb.2015 at 14:27 by Anonymous (Feedback)

This was my first PHP-specific conference, though I've attended a ton of other technical conferences. Overall, I'd give 4 / 5 stars for the event.

The Good:

* Lots of really interesting sessions to pick from, especially on the second day.
* Many of the sessions were less about "look at this cool technology" and more about "here's some ideas I have about X". That leads towards better discussions and more thoughtful presentations.
* A broad variety of session levels, from beginner to quite advanced.

The Bad:

* For a technical conference, I wish there were power bars in session rooms, or at least somewhere to go and easily charge.

* It would have been really useful to know from the session descriptions who the audience is supposed to be. The tutorial descriptions were pretty vague for 3 hours of content.

* Hotel wifi was unusable in the bedrooms in the suites. The front desk said it was a known issue in most suites and their only suggestion was to move to the front rooms. Given the cost of internet ($15-$20 a day), I think the conference organizers should look at alternative venues for next year.

The Ugly:

* As a vegetarian, the lunch selection was pretty mediocre. One day the vegetarian options were limited to lettuce for salad and fried plantains. There's no protein there :(

12.Feb.2015 at 09:14 by drjoe66 (4 comments) (Feedback)

Hi,
this was my first conference so far. And I liked it a lot. But I have one mention. It would be awsome if you title better the talks with beginners, advanced and so on. Because there where a lot of interesting talks, but the most where for beginners and not for advanced.
So next time it would be helpful if there is a segmentation.

24.Feb.2015 at 07:00 by Anonymous via api (Feedback)

Great conference! Congrats!

24.Feb.2015 at 07:00 by Anonymous via api (Feedback)

Really good job!

Your Inner Sysadmin Chris Tankersley Slides
Jump-Start Your Application With AngularJS Chris Saylor Slides
Elephants In The Clouds: Mastering PHP On Heroku David Zuelke Slides
Building Web Service Clients With Guzzle Jeremy Lindblom Slides
Workshop: Improving QA on PHP Development Projects Michelangelo Van Dam Slides
Developer Experience In The PHP World Ryan Weaver Slides
CMS Made Simple: Simple For You, Simple For Your Customers Beth Tucker Long Slides
The Twelve-Factor App: Best Practices For PHP On Platforms-As-A-Service David Zuelke Slides
Unit Testing PHP Applications Michael Moussa Slides
The Big "Why Equal Doesn't Equal" Quiz Juliette Reinders Folmer Slides
Secure Form Processing And Protection Joe Ferguson Slides
Giving Up Control: Inversion Of Control For Beginners Matthew Weier O'Phinney Slides
Queues And The Giant Beanstalkd Daniel Cousineau Slides
Symfony2 - The Very Basics Margaret Staples Slides
Composer The Right Way Rafael Dohms Slides
TDD: Team-Driven Development Samantha Quiñones Slides
Debugging Zen Ben Ramsey Slides
Beyond Design Patterns Anthony Ferrara Slides
Your Code Are My Tests! Michelangelo Van Dam Slides
Drupal 8: The Crash Course Larry Garfield Slides
REST API Best Practices Mike Stowe Slides
How To Cope When It All Hits the Fan Eryn O'Neil Slides
Speak HTTP And Consume APIs With Guzzle Jeremy Lindblom Slides
Maximising Performance in ZF2 Gary Hockin Slides
Vagrant Provisioning With Ansible Erika Heidi Slides
Wrangle Cross-Cutting Concerns With Event Driven Programming Chris Saylor Slides
Introduction To Continuous Integration With Jenkins Eric Hogue Slides
Dockerize All The Things! Chris Tankersley Slides
Main
Held in the main ballroom
17 sessions
Breakout 1
Held in Key Biscayne 1
12 sessions
Breakout 2
Held in Key Biscayne 2
12 sessions
Uncon
Held in Key Largo 4
6 sessions

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