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Midwest PHP 2015

Midwest PHP 2015

14.Mar.2015 - 15.Mar.2015
University of St Thomas

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This is the third annual Midwest PHP Conference located in downtown Minneapolis at the University of St Thomas campus. This is a two day PHP conference put on by the Minnesota PHP User Group. Tickets will go fast so make sure to get yours as soon as possible. For more information about the conference please visit midwestphp.org.


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Jonathan SundquistJeremy WardMike Willbanks

14.Mar.2015

KEYNOTE Accessibility: The Forgotten Piece you need to know to become a complete Developer (09:00) Rating: 5 of 5 Slides available 30
TALK Your inner Sysadmin (10:00) Rating: 4 of 5 Slides available 16
TALK Hack - Why Should I Care? (10:00) Rating: 4 of 5 Slides available 17
TALK PHP Extensions (10:00) Rating: 5 of 5 Slides available 7
TALK Developing and Deploying PHP with Docker (11:00) Rating: 5 of 5 Slides available 14
TALK Getting TLS Right (11:00) Rating: 5 of 5 Slides available 11
TALK Drupal 8: The Crash Course (13:00) Rating: 5 of 5 Slides available 9
TALK The Only Girl in the Room (13:00) Rating: 5 of 5 17
TALK MySQL 5.7 -- New Features, Better Performance, and Things That Will Break (13:00) Rating: 5 of 5 Slides available 9
TALK Practical Deployments for Average Projects (14:00) Rating: 4 of 5 Slides available 8
TALK Container Coding (14:00) Rating: 3 of 5 Slides available 5
TALK Beautiful Architectures with ES6 (14:00) Rating: 3 of 5 13
TALK You Can UX Too: Avoiding the Programmer's Interface (15:00) Rating: 5 of 5 16
TALK What's in Your Project Root? (15:00) Rating: 5 of 5 Slides available 5
TALK Bringing Sculpin to Life (15:00) Rating: 4 of 5 Slides available 5

15.Mar.2015

TALK Continuous Integration: Stop Procrastinating and Build Often! (09:00) Rating: 5 of 5 Slides available 10
TALK Inside Laravel 5.0 (09:00) Rating: 5 of 5 15
TALK Speak HTTP and Consume APIs With Guzzle (09:00) Rating: 5 of 5 Slides available 5
TALK Demystifying the REST API (10:00) Rating: 5 of 5 Slides available 18
TALK Licensing and You (10:00) Rating: 5 of 5 Slides available 4
TALK Mentoring: Change the World One Hour at a Time (10:00) Rating: 5 of 5 Slides available 13
TALK Demilitarizing HTTP -- Developing API's for Hostile Mobile Developers (11:00) Rating: 5 of 5 Slides available 6
TALK Scaling WordPress (11:00) Rating: 5 of 5 Slides available 10
TALK Navigating Your Git Repository (11:00) Rating: 5 of 5 Slides available 14
TALK From Zero to Silex (13:00) Rating: 4 of 5 Slides available 10
TALK Getting off the Freelance Roller-Coaster (13:00) Rating: 5 of 5 14
TALK Scaling Magento - Reaching Peak Performance (13:00) Rating: 4 of 5 Slides available 4
TALK Project Triage: What to do When Everything Hits the Fan (14:00) Rating: 4 of 5 Slides available 11
TALK Breaking the Stereotype (14:00) Rating: 5 of 5 6
TALK Service Oriented Architecture: It's Time to Play Nice With Others! (14:00) Rating: 4 of 5 Slides available 9
KEYNOTE Give it Back - Getting Involved in Open Source (15:00) Rating: 5 of 5 18

15.Mar.2015 at 22:58 by jeremeamia (65 comments) (Feedback)

THE GOOD:
As an attendee: A wide variety of topics, sets of talks that were complimentary, nice venue, nice party, good mix of technical and non-technical talks, breakfast and afternoon snack provided, had Dr. Pepper :-)
As a speaker: Felt very welcome (e.g., organizers picked me up personally from the airport), session rooms were equipped well with easy A/V gear and water bottles, nice auditorium, event seemed to run without hiccups

THE BAD:
As an attendee: Uncon received very little attention and had almost no presentations, day 2's lunch was not great, each day ended at 4 (would have liked 1 or 2 more presentations to increase value of ticket purchase), not many PHP-specific talks
As a speaker: Speaker dinner not as glamorous as other conferences (but was still very enjoyable, thank you)
As a sponsor: Not enough foot traffic to booths. (Disclaimer: I wasn't a sponsor at this event, but I have sponsored other similar events, so I notice things.)

OVERALL: Great job, organizers! Great content. Lots of fun. Would consider coming again. :-)

16.Mar.2015 at 08:02 by mcyrulik (37 comments) (Feedback)

Overall, it was a great couple of days!

Great group of presentations, I really like this venue.

Couple of things:
1. Lunch on Sunday could have been better.
2. (and this is minor), if you do it at this venue again and provide refreshments, could you make sure that you cover the law school rooms? there were a couple of times where I was at 2 sessions in 235/238, but wanted to grab a cookie.. it's quite a trek back to the auditorium and then back to those rooms. When sessions ran long, this was impossible.

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