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ZendCon 2015

ZendCon 2015

19.Oct.2015 - 22.Oct.2015
Hard Rock Hotel & Casino

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The Annual ZendCon will bring together developers, IT managers and PHP experts from around the world. With a focus on PHP, mobile and cloud development, attendees at this highly acclaimed conference will expand their skills and explore new technologies.

ZendCon provides unique opportunities to learn from a wide variety of technical sessions, hear keynote presentations from thought leaders, and engage with prominent PHP speakers and vendors. You’ll learn about the latest innovations and network with peers to solve PHP challenges

Take advantage of the ZendCon 2015 learning experience. Be a part of the rich and diverse PHP ecosystem. Join us in Las Vegas baby!


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19.Oct.2015

WORKSHOP ZF2 Done Properly (09:00) Rating: 5 of 5 Slides available 10
WORKSHOP DB2 and SQL in depth for PHP on IBM i (09:00) Rating: 5 of 5 Slides available 20
WORKSHOP Wax On, Wax Off: Code Kata Dojo (09:00) Rating: 4 of 5 7
WORKSHOP Building Development Environments with Docker (09:00) Rating: 5 of 5 Slides available 12
WORKSHOP The OOP in PHP (09:00) Rating: 4 of 5 Slides available 4
WORKSHOP What happens in runtime DOESN'T stay in runtime (09:00) Rating: 5 of 5 Slides available 3
WORKSHOP Scaling Magento - Reaching Peak Performance (09:00) Rating: 5 of 5 Slides available 2
WORKSHOP Zend PHP 5.5 Certification Boot Camp (Part 1) (09:00) Rating: 5 of 5 2
WORKSHOP Apigility Workshop (13:30) Rating: 5 of 5 4
WORKSHOP PHP Dependency Management with Composer (13:30) Rating: 5 of 5 Slides available 5
WORKSHOP Workshop : Build a REST API with Symfony (13:30) Rating: 3 of 5 5
WORKSHOP From Monolith to Microservice (13:30)
Jeff Carouth
Rating: 0 of 5 0
WORKSHOP PHP 7 Jumpstart (13:30) Rating: 5 of 5 12
WORKSHOP My app is secure...I think (13:30) Rating: 5 of 5 Slides available 13
WORKSHOP Best practices for WordPress plugin development (13:30) Rating: 4 of 5 Slides available 1
WORKSHOP Zend PHP 5.5 Certification Boot Camp (Part 2) (13:30) Rating: 5 of 5 2

20.Oct.2015

KEYNOTE Opening Keynote - The Joint (08:30)
Andi Gutmans
Rating: 4 of 5 13
TALK The PHP 7 Journey (10:00)
Zeev Suraski
Rating: 4 of 5 9
TALK Drupal 8: Crash Course (10:00) Rating: 5 of 5 Slides available 5
TALK The Things Your Application Does While You’re Not Looking (10:00) Rating: 5 of 5 Slides available 8
TALK Intro to Laravel 5 (10:00) Rating: 5 of 5 2
TALK Asynchronous API Interaction with Guzzle (10:00) Rating: 5 of 5 Slides available 12
TALK Strategic Modernization with PHP (10:00) Rating: 5 of 5 Slides available 6
TALK Creating a Z-Ray Plugin in 30 Minutes (10:00) Rating: 4 of 5 Slides available 1
TALK The Zend DevTools Ecosystem (10:00)
Kaloyan Raev, Michel Gerin
Rating: 0 of 5 0
TALK Head First Into Laravel (11:15) Rating: 5 of 5 7
TALK Is your code SOLID? (11:15) Rating: 4 of 5 14
TALK Deep Dive into PHP 7 Internal Changes (11:15) Rating: 4 of 5 Slides available 3
TALK Using APIgility to build APIs Everyone Can Enjoy (11:15) Rating: 2 of 5 8
TALK Magento 101: Getting Started with Magento Development (11:15) Rating: 4 of 5 Slides available 3
TALK Pretty Continuous Delivery - Bamboo and Zend Server (11:15)
Jan Burkl
Rating: 0 of 5 1
TALK Which PHP Coding Style Should IBM i Programmers Use? (11:15) Rating: 4 of 5 Slides available 4
TALK Joomla in a box - Joomla meets Vagrant (11:15) Rating: 0 of 5 0
KEYNOTE Cloud is the New Normal - The Joint (13:30)
Jeff Barr
Rating: 3 of 5 14
TALK No More Overtime; or, How To Train Your Manager (14:45) Rating: 5 of 5 14
TALK Laravel Forge: Hello World to Hello Production (14:45) Rating: 5 of 5 Slides available 3
TALK Making Magento Go Fast (14:45) Rating: 5 of 5 Slides available 2
TALK Building Custom Applications using Joomla! & Fabrik (14:45)
Tessa Mero
Rating: 3 of 5 1
TALK Testing APIs with Codeception (14:45) Rating: 5 of 5 Slides available 9
TALK Into the ZF2 Service Manager (14:45) Rating: 5 of 5 Slides available 9
TALK Beyond PHP : It's not (just) About the Code! (14:45) Rating: 5 of 5 Slides available 8
TALK Extend your Database Connectivity with PHP (14:45)
Shlomo Vanunu
Rating: 4 of 5 4
TALK PSR-7 and Middleware: The Future of PHP (16:00) Rating: 5 of 5 Slides available 15
TALK Do You Queue? (16:00) Rating: 5 of 5 Slides available 6
TALK Test-Driven Laravel (16:00) Rating: 5 of 5 3
TALK How to Build a Pure Evil Magento Module (16:00) Rating: 5 of 5 Slides available 1
TALK Destination Cloud: Deploying Applications To The Cloud With Docker (16:00) Rating: 0 of 5 Slides available 0
TALK Zend Server and IBM i Administration (16:00) Rating: 4 of 5 7
TALK Sandboxing your Development Environment with Vagrant (16:00) Rating: 5 of 5 Slides available 5
TALK OroPlatform - Open source Business Application Platform (BAP) (16:00)
Dima Soroka
Rating: 0 of 5 0
TALK ZF2, How the Arrays Will Save Your Project (17:15) Rating: 4 of 5 Slides available 7
TALK Does Your Code Measure Up? (17:15) Rating: 5 of 5 Slides available 4
TALK Supercharging Content Delivery with Varnish (17:15) Rating: 5 of 5 4
TALK Testing the Untestable (17:15) Rating: 5 of 5 Slides available 3
TALK Sharing Laravel (17:15) Rating: 5 of 5 Slides available 3
TALK Anti-Patterns Found in Your Object-Oriented Codebase (17:15) Rating: 5 of 5 Slides available 8
TALK Conscious Uncoupling: Web/Application Architecture for the Next Ten Years (17:15)
Josh Koenig
Rating: 4 of 5 4
TALK Building PHP Extensions on IBM i (17:15)
Tony Cairns
Rating: 5 of 5 2
SOCIAL EVENT Opening Reception by IBM Bluemix - Exhibit Hall (18:15)
IBM Bluemix
Rating: 0 of 5 1

21.Oct.2015

KEYNOTE The Web Leaps Forward - The Joint (08:30) Rating: 5 of 5 Slides available 16
TALK Apigility: Agile APIs (09:45) Rating: 5 of 5 Slides available 10
TALK WordPress for the Win! (09:45) Rating: 5 of 5 Slides available 4
TALK Many Drupals (09:45) Rating: 0 of 5 Slides available 0
TALK Modernising the Legacy (09:45) Rating: 4 of 5 Slides available 12
TALK Lessons Learned from Running Massive WordPress Sites at Scale (09:45) Rating: 5 of 5 2
TALK A Tale of Two Test Suites - WordPress, API Mocking, and Integrations (09:45) Rating: 5 of 5 Slides available 4
TALK Create a welcoming development environment on IBM i (09:45) Rating: 5 of 5 Slides available 7
TALK An Overview of the Drupal 8 Plugin System (09:45)
Joe Shindelar
Rating: 5 of 5 2
TALK Microservices: Packs small, plays BIG! (11:00) Rating: 4 of 5 Slides available 10
TALK Queued Jobs: Simplified (11:00) Rating: 4 of 5 1
TALK Symfony, the Official Best Practices! (11:00) Rating: 4 of 5 3
TALK The Road to Continuous Delivery (11:00) Rating: 4 of 5 Slides available 5
TALK Z-Ray & Magento: A Customizable Development Tool Belt (11:00) Rating: 5 of 5 Slides available 1
TALK High Performance PHP 7 (11:00)
David Stewart
Rating: 5 of 5 4
TALK Zend Framework Development Good Practices (11:00) Rating: 4 of 5 Slides available 15
TALK Easy DDD for the IBMi world (11:00) Rating: 4 of 5 2
KEYNOTE The Challenges of Being a Web Developer in 2015 - The Joint (13:30)
Stephen O'Grady
Rating: 4 of 5 5
TALK From Idea to Prototype in 50 Minutes with Laravel (14:45) Rating: 5 of 5 Slides available 4
TALK Asynchronous PHP (14:45) Rating: 5 of 5 Slides available 13
TALK Build RESTfull APIs easily with Symfony (14:45) Rating: 5 of 5 Slides available 2
TALK Single Page Apps with Drupal 7 (14:45) Rating: 5 of 5 Slides available 2
TALK DevOps for Small Teams (14:45) Rating: 4 of 5 Slides available 4
TALK Rock-solid Magento Development and Deployment Workflows (14:45) Rating: 5 of 5 Slides available 1
TALK Intro to ZF2 on IBM i (14:45) Rating: 5 of 5 Slides available 4
TALK JSON in MySQL 5.7 (14:45)
Morgan Tocker
Rating: 5 of 5 6
TALK Magento 2 - An Introduction to a Modern PHP-Based System (16:00) Rating: 0 of 5 Slides available 2
TALK Building Joomla Extensions with Nooku Framework (16:00) Rating: 5 of 5 1
TALK Contributing - Behind the Scenes of the Joomla! Project (16:00)
Tessa Mero
Rating: 5 of 5 1
TALK Fear Not the Machine of State! (16:00) Rating: 5 of 5 Slides available 12
TALK WordPress Best Practices for Enterprise (16:00) Rating: 5 of 5 3
TALK Apigility-Powered APIs on IBM i (16:00) Rating: 5 of 5 Slides available 2
TALK Performance Tips & Tricks for Zend Framework 2 Applications (16:00) Rating: 4 of 5 5
TALK PHP at Google Scale (16:00) Rating: 5 of 5 3
TALK Templates with Twig - Easier than you Think (17:15) Rating: 5 of 5 Slides available 4
TALK Control the Cloud with the AWS SDK for PHP (17:15) Rating: 0 of 5 Slides available 1
TALK The Dark Art of Debugging (17:15)
Joe Shindelar
Rating: 4 of 5 4
TALK Continuous WordPress, life is all good (17:15) Rating: 5 of 5 Slides available 1
TALK ZF2 Service Manager: From Zero to Epic (17:15) Rating: 5 of 5 Slides available 6
TALK Let's Refactor! (17:15) Rating: 5 of 5 Slides available 11
TALK Optimizing Zend Server Performance on IBM i (17:15) Rating: 5 of 5 1
TALK Essential Debugging - PHP Debugging techniques, tips & tricks (17:15) Rating: 1 of 5 Slides available 2
SOCIAL EVENT Reception by IBM Bluemix - Exhibit Hall (18:15)
IBM Bluemix
Rating: 0 of 5 0
KEYNOTE Special Evening Performance - The Joint (19:30)
Lior Suchard
Rating: 5 of 5 10

22.Oct.2015

TALK Microservices: Panacea or Pandora's Box(es)? (08:00) Rating: 0 of 5 0
TALK PHP Data Serialization with Symfony (08:00) Rating: 5 of 5 Slides available 1
TALK Co-operative Multitasking with Generators (08:00) Rating: 5 of 5 Slides available 10
TALK Outsourcing to Your Compiler (08:00) Rating: 4 of 5 Slides available 3
TALK Drinking from the Firehose - Real-time Metrics (08:00) Rating: 5 of 5 4
TALK Practical Zend Framework Migration: Lessons from the Field (08:00) Rating: 5 of 5 1
TALK Modern and Secure PHP (08:00) Rating: 4 of 5 Slides available 8
TALK How to scale WordPress on AWS in 15 minutes (08:00) Rating: 0 of 5 Slides available 1
TALK Components, PSR-7, and Middleware: Zend Framework 3 (09:15) Rating: 5 of 5 Slides available 7
TALK PHPSpec & Behat - Two Testing Tools That Write Code for You (09:15) Rating: 4 of 5 Slides available 9
TALK Mission (Im)possible: Quality Decoupled Code with Drupal 7 (09:15) Rating: 0 of 5 Slides available 0
TALK HTML5 Offline Mobile Apps: Real World Insights (09:15) Rating: 4 of 5 Slides available 4
TALK Pushing the Limits of PHP Density and Scale with Containers (09:15)
Josh Koenig
Rating: 0 of 5 0
TALK ElasticSearch in Action (09:15) Rating: 5 of 5 Slides available 4
TALK Understanding PHP Memory (09:15)
Julien Pauli
Rating: 0 of 5 1
TALK Who’s Doing What with PHP on IBM i (09:15)
Mike Pavlak
Rating: 5 of 5 3
TALK Solving the N+1 Problem; or, A Stitch In Time Saves Nine (10:30) Rating: 4 of 5 8
TALK YooopeeCache (10:30)
Julien Pauli
Rating: 0 of 5 0
TALK Doctrine ORM - What's this then? (10:30) Rating: 5 of 5 Slides available 3
TALK Control your home with PHP (10:30)
Jan Burkl
Rating: 4 of 5 2
TALK The future of Symfony : Symfony3 (10:30) Rating: 4 of 5 Slides available 1
TALK Service Oriented Architecture as a Pattern of Development (10:30) Rating: 4 of 5 Slides available 3
TALK Building a Micro-Framework with Zend Framework 3 (10:30) Rating: 4 of 5 Slides available 2
TALK Journey of a Thousand Bytecodes (10:30)
Sara Golemon
Rating: 5 of 5 4
KEYNOTE Going Pro - The Joint (11:45) Rating: 5 of 5 14

22.Oct.2015 at 11:09 by EricMann (42 comments) (Feedback)

The breadth of knowledge here was fantastic.

However, there were some items of critical feedback that need to be bubbled up:

- Having a conference in a smoking venue is hostile to anyone with allergies/asthma/sensitivity to smoke
- Some of the talks seemed to duplicate one another, making it difficult to know where to go
- Talks specifically geared towards one platform or another weren't clearly marked (a small tag on the placard outside the room wasn't enough)
- Attendee badges included a QR code with contact info that contained potentially sensitive personal information (home addresses)
- A lack of day-of communication when keynotes ran long led to confusing scheduling delays
- No facilitators in break-out rooms made it difficult to keep track of equipment or start/stop times (due to keynotes running over)
- Some vendors (i.e. Joomla) were actively and openly hostile to other platforms in the community (i.e. specifically targeting WordPress with unfounded negative comments), which is unacceptable at a community event and even more so when done by a vendor at their event booth!

23.Oct.2015 at 09:37 by Asgrim (254 comments) (Feedback)

Fantastic show was put on here. I think there were actually *too many* tracks, it made it difficult to pick (too much choice can be bad).

There was also not really a place to sit & chat / relax / do coding / work etc. apart from the central bar, which was smokey (plus I heard you're not allowed laptops out in the casino, which makes it quite incompatible with PHP developers!). I'd like to have seen a breakout room, which meant either going back up to room, or wondering.

Overall these are minor problems, and I really enjoyed my first ZendCon, and the opportunity to meet with US folk that I've been unable to meet up with so far.

Adam and the team at Zend did a really good job, a very impressive conference with lots of bells and whistles. Thanks & maybe see y'all next year :)

23.Oct.2015 at 11:03 by jimbojsb (51 comments) (Feedback)

I had a blast speaking at Zendcon this year. I thought the event was well run and enjoyable, a far departure from the bad old days of S&S Media. I didn't have the opportunity to stay until the closing session, so I'm not sure if there is/was an official survey, so here's my feedback:

- Need someplace for people to gather and hack on things (laptop friendly lobby?)
- If thought it was fun to have the event in Vegas, but if you put me on the spot and asked me should it be in Vegas next year, I'd have to say no. I do enjoy attending tech conferences and having fun in the local area, but the hotel like an unavoidable distraction.
- Ethernet at the podiums for tutorials was a lifesaver and a fantastic idea (especially for mine)
- I missed the uncon
- Power strips were abundant, you guys nailed that. Wifi was decent to good after some initial hiccups

Overall, excellent work by everyone involved, looking forward to the next one.

23.Oct.2015 at 15:31 by Anonymous (Feedback)

This was my first time at Zendcon and I loved it. I do agree that there might have been one too many things going on, a bit too many talks to pick from. That may have been part of the reason a few of the talks had such poor attendance?

I loved that it was in Vegas, and I hope it's Vegas again next year. I'll be there no matter where it is :)

25.Oct.2015 at 09:49 by adamlundrigan (37 comments) (Feedback)

TL;DR: Excellent, well-organized event ruined by the venue.

Overall, ZendCon itself was a great show, but I found the overall experience lacking. Talks covered a broad selection of topics and skill levels; facilities were well laid out (with one exception: Studio rooms were isolated well away from the main venue and signage to them was poor); the provided lunch and supper each day was very good; despite a few hiccups the wifi was very good. I did sorely miss the uncon and hackathon events, though, and really hope it was a one-time omission and not the new normal. In the breaks between sessions the coffee kept running out so I found it hard to get any, and I didn't see any options other than cola and coffee.

Moving past the event itself to the overall experience, the Hard Rock Hotel was a terrible venue for a developer conference. To me, the mingling and chatting before/after/between sessions is just as important as the sessions themselves. I don't live in a major city with a vibrant PHP community so conferences are my opportunity to meet other developers, exchange ideas, put faces to the names from IRC. I felt that this venue was openly hostile to that. The small number of attendees relative to the whole population of people at that hotel made it difficult to even find people to meet. The central bar area was noisy, smoky and those with laptops out were regularly hassled by casino staff. I couldn't image a venue much worse or more exclusionary than HRH for the social aspect of the conference.

25.Oct.2015 at 16:51 by kevsmi (9 comments) (Feedback)

Overall fantastic conference.

Great venue, new announcements and in-depth technical talks. A real credit to the organisers.

Not sure but I think I may have been the only Brit attendee (aside from one of the speakers).

Las Vegas made the conference very attractive to an overseas visitor like me.

28.Oct.2015 at 08:29 by EricMann (42 comments) (Feedback)

Following up here (as I can't edit comments). I was able to follow up with the Joomla representatives after the conference and they assure me their comments were intended to be a lighthearted joke of which I only heard a part. We've had some great conversations since then, and I'm confident there was no hostility intended.

Overall, this was a fantastic community event, and I'm glad we had the chance to follow up!

ZF2 Done Properly Gary Hockin Slides
DB2 and SQL in depth for PHP on IBM i Alan Seiden Slides
Building Development Environments with Docker Josh Butts Slides
The OOP in PHP Matthew Turland Slides
What happens in runtime DOESN'T stay in runtime Gregory Chris Slides
Scaling Magento - Reaching Peak Performance Mathew Beane Slides
PHP Dependency Management with Composer Clark Everetts Slides
My app is secure...I think Wim Godden Slides
Best practices for WordPress plugin development Juliette Reinders Folmer Slides
Drupal 8: Crash Course Larry Garfield Slides
The Things Your Application Does While You’re Not Looking Josh Butts Slides
Asynchronous API Interaction with Guzzle Jeremy Lindblom Slides
Strategic Modernization with PHP Alan Seiden Slides
Creating a Z-Ray Plugin in 30 Minutes Gregory Chris Slides
Deep Dive into PHP 7 Internal Changes Dmitry Stogov Slides
Magento 101: Getting Started with Magento Development Mathew Beane Slides
Which PHP Coding Style Should IBM i Programmers Use? Stephanie Rabbani Slides
Laravel Forge: Hello World to Hello Production Joe Ferguson Slides
Making Magento Go Fast Thijs Feryn Slides
Testing APIs with Codeception Matthew Turland Slides
Into the ZF2 Service Manager Chris Tankersley Slides
Beyond PHP : It's not (just) About the Code! Wim Godden Slides
PSR-7 and Middleware: The Future of PHP Matthew Weier O'Phinney Slides
Do You Queue? Mike Willbanks Slides
How to Build a Pure Evil Magento Module Fabrizio Branca Slides
Destination Cloud: Deploying Applications To The Cloud With Docker Jonathan Kaufman Slides
Sandboxing your Development Environment with Vagrant Eric Mann Slides
ZF2, How the Arrays Will Save Your Project Michelangelo van Dam Slides
Does Your Code Measure Up? Adam Culp Slides
Testing the Untestable Matt Land Slides
Sharing Laravel Matt Stauffer Slides
Anti-Patterns Found in Your Object-Oriented Codebase Jeff Carouth Slides
The Web Leaps Forward - The Joint Moh Haghighat Slides
Apigility: Agile APIs Matthew Weier O'Phinney Slides
WordPress for the Win! Juliette Reinders Folmer Slides
Many Drupals Larry Garfield Slides
Modernising the Legacy Marek Matulka Slides
A Tale of Two Test Suites - WordPress, API Mocking, and Integrations Eric Mann Slides
Create a welcoming development environment on IBM i Alan Seiden Slides
Microservices: Packs small, plays BIG! Stephan Hochdörfer Slides
The Road to Continuous Delivery Matt Land Slides
Z-Ray & Magento: A Customizable Development Tool Belt Mathew Beane Slides
Zend Framework Development Good Practices Marco Pivetta Slides
From Idea to Prototype in 50 Minutes with Laravel Matt Stauffer Slides
Asynchronous PHP Christopher Pitt Slides
Build RESTfull APIs easily with Symfony Sarah Khalil Slides
Single Page Apps with Drupal 7 Chris Tankersley Slides
DevOps for Small Teams Joe Ferguson Slides
Rock-solid Magento Development and Deployment Workflows Fabrizio Branca Slides
Intro to ZF2 on IBM i Stephanie Rabbani Slides
Magento 2 - An Introduction to a Modern PHP-Based System Joshua Warren Slides
Fear Not the Machine of State! Yitzchok Willroth Slides
Apigility-Powered APIs on IBM i Chuk Shirley Slides
Templates with Twig - Easier than you Think Margaret Staples Slides
Control the Cloud with the AWS SDK for PHP Jeremy Lindblom Slides
Continuous WordPress, life is all good Michelangelo van Dam Slides
ZF2 Service Manager: From Zero to Epic Gary Hockin Slides
Let's Refactor! Adam Wathan Slides
Essential Debugging - PHP Debugging techniques, tips & tricks Kaloyan Raev Slides
PHP Data Serialization with Symfony Hugo Hamon Slides
Co-operative Multitasking with Generators Christopher Pitt Slides
Outsourcing to Your Compiler Larry Garfield Slides
Modern and Secure PHP Ben Edmunds Slides
How to scale WordPress on AWS in 15 minutes Boaz Ziniman Slides
Components, PSR-7, and Middleware: Zend Framework 3 Matthew Weier O'Phinney Slides
PHPSpec & Behat - Two Testing Tools That Write Code for You Joshua Warren Slides
Mission (Im)possible: Quality Decoupled Code with Drupal 7 Marek Matulka Slides
HTML5 Offline Mobile Apps: Real World Insights Stephan Hochdörfer Slides
ElasticSearch in Action Thijs Feryn Slides
Doctrine ORM - What's this then? Margaret Staples Slides
The future of Symfony : Symfony3 Sarah Khalil Slides
Service Oriented Architecture as a Pattern of Development Mike Willbanks Slides
Building a Micro-Framework with Zend Framework 3 Marco Pivetta Slides
The Joint
Main room with keynotes and popular talks.
21 sessions
Artist A1
Artist Hall Room 1
15 sessions
Artist A2
Artist Hall Room 2
15 sessions
Artist A3
Artist Hall Room 3
15 sessions
Artist A4
Artist Hall Room 4
15 sessions
Artist A5
Artist Hall Room 5
15 sessions
Artist A6
Artist Hall Room 6
15 sessions
Studio 1B
Studio Room 1B
15 sessions
Studio 3A
Studio Room 3A
2 sessions

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