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Midwest PHP 2016

Midwest PHP 2016

04.Mar.2016 - 05.Mar.2016
Hilton Minneapolis

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The Midwest PHP Conference started in 2012 with the idea of bringing experts from around the globe to Minneapolis for two days to share best practices, ideas, and techniques about building state-of-the-art software applications.

Not just about PHP, Midwest PHP includes a wide range of topics of interest to the modern developer, such as JavaScript, Frameworks, Content Management Systems, Database & Server Administration, DevOps, Mobile Development, plus an assortment of non-technical and business-relevant skills.

Our aim is to provide exceptional content and networking opportunities to help maximize the value for our 200+ attendees, presenters, and sponsors alike.

Your host(s):
Jonathan SundquistMike Willbanks


KEYNOTE The Code Manifesto: Empowering Our Community (09:00) Rating: 5 of 5 26
TALK Building Great APIs (10:00) Rating: 5 of 5 Slides available 16
TALK Dependency Injection for Beginners (10:00) Rating: 3 of 5 5
TALK Adventures in Laravel 5 (10:00) Rating: 5 of 5 Slides available 5
TALK Demystifying Object-Oriented Programming (11:00) Rating: 4 of 5 Slides available 8
TALK Everything You Need To Know to Be Comfortable With WordPress (11:00) Rating: 4 of 5 Slides available 5
TALK Services in the Enterprise: How Not to Fail (11:00)
Mike Stowe
Rating: 3 of 5 3
TALK Building Real-Time Data Pipelines (13:00) Rating: 5 of 5 7
TALK Data Structures in PHP (13:00) Rating: 4 of 5 Slides available 12
TALK Drupal 8: The Crash Course (13:00) Rating: 4 of 5 Slides available 3
TALK Build middleware applications with Zend Framework 3 (14:00) Rating: 5 of 5 Slides available 1
TALK ELK: Ruminating on logs (14:00) Rating: 4 of 5 Slides available 8
TALK The Hidden Architecture of the Domain (14:00) Rating: 4 of 5 Slides available 8
TALK Best Practices for Framework-Agnostic Code (15:00)
Jonathan Eskew
Rating: 4 of 5 1
TALK How Long Will It Take? - Estimation Methods To Answer The Impossible Question (15:00) Rating: 5 of 5 Slides available 11
TALK Websockets and Event-driven Programming with ReactPHP (15:00) Rating: 4 of 5 Slides available 4


TALK Be a Bold Coder (09:00) Rating: 5 of 5 Slides available 8
TALK PHP 7: The New New PHP (09:00) Rating: 5 of 5 Slides available 14
TALK Laravel Forge: Hello World to Hello Production (09:00) Rating: 0 of 5 Slides available 0
TALK Behat: Beyond the Basics (10:00) Rating: 0 of 5 0
TALK Containers and Docker for the PHP developer (10:00) Rating: 4 of 5 Slides available 8
TALK Polyglot Persistence - using the best DB for the job (10:00)
Ryan Boyd
Rating: 4 of 5 2
TALK Rethinking Loops (11:00) Rating: 5 of 5 Slides available 14
TALK The Many Flavors of NoSQL (11:00) Rating: 5 of 5 Slides available 2
TALK Mocking with Mockery (11:00) Rating: 5 of 5 Slides available 3
TALK Introducing the OWASP Top 10 (13:00) Rating: 5 of 5 8
TALK Lessons in Load Testing: Using PHP to load test your site and APIs (13:00) Rating: 5 of 5 5
TALK Manage Your Content with Elasticsearch (13:00) Rating: 5 of 5 5
TALK Caching Best Practices (14:00)
Eli White
Rating: 4 of 5 8
TALK Debugging: past, present and future (14:00)
Derick Rethans
Rating: 5 of 5 1
TALK Encryption, authentication and data integrity in PHP (14:00) Rating: 4 of 5 Slides available 4
KEYNOTE Going Pro (15:00) Rating: 5 of 5 7

05.Mar.2016 at 16:24 by Riley Major (61 comments) via Web2 LIVE (Feedback)

Good collection of national (and international) speakers in a convenient location (for me) and affordable price.

The format with 50 minute talks and 10 minutes between felt a little rushed, especially when trying to leave comments when the talk is fresh.

But arguably talks are more useful when they give you flavor and context for technology rather than deep detail, so I think I support the shorter format. Maybe 45/15 would (1) provide more time between for sponsors visiting and and (2) force speakers to really adapt talks to a shorter time slot, instead of just speeding through their normal talks.

I would have preferred a buffet meal on Saturday as well but I understand it would increase the cost.

I've seen other conferences sprinkle hand sanitizers about, especially around food. That's probably a good idea with so many people in one place.

I would have preferred a suburban location-- perhaps the hotel at the Mall of America, which is on light rail?

Thanks for all of your efforts putting this together.

07.Mar.2016 at 08:14 by Nick Bartlett (4 comments) via Web2 LIVE (Feedback)

This conference gets better every year. Thank you Jonathan, Mike, and everybody who helped with this conference!

07.Mar.2016 at 09:39 by Amine matmati (2 comments) via Web2 LIVE (Feedback)

Great event, thanks to all organizers for the awesome venue, speakers, and organization.

07.Mar.2016 at 11:58 by Mathew Beane (9 comments) via Web2 LIVE (Feedback)

I had a wonderful time at Midwest PHP again this year. The venue was great, the food was fantastic... there were a ton of great talks and the whole thing just went by too darned fast.

Really looking forward to coming again next year. Thank you Midwest PHP for putting on such a great conference.


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