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The Northeast PHP Conference is a 2-day web developer conference focused on PHP, Web Technology, Design, and UX.

There has been a lot of demand for such a conference in this region, and we are excited to be hosting it for the second time. We are bringing in over 300 attendees from across the northeast and beyond.

Learn more about us.

Northeast PHP 2013 Announced 

The Northeast PHP Conference will be held on Aug 16-18, 2013 at Microsoft NERD in Cambridge MA. For more details and the latest info, please head on over to our main site. 

http://www.northeastphp.org

 

Thank you for making our first conference a hit! 

Thank you to all the speakers, volunteers, organizers, and attendees. I am so grateful to you for supporting us in making this PHP conference a reality. It was a bold idea, even a little crazy, why didn't we think of this before.

A 2 day PHP conference close to home. At a first class venue with stunning views of Boston. With awesome talks on a diverse range of topics that go beyond. From some of the best speakers in the development community. For an insanely low price. Because our sponsors would pick up the tab. All organized by an all out cast of volunteers.

We had no idea how hard it would be. With no prior experience, we made it up as we went along. We didn't use eventbrite. We just wrote our own conference management system, and then open sourced it so you could use it too, and make it better.



This conference took a tremendous commitment and a tremendous amount of support from some really incredible people. That's just the way we do it up here in the Northeast. You took a chance on us. you bought all those 300 tickets. We stayed up until 3am the night before printing badges with a PHP script we wrote.

It's not the technology that matters, it's the people. People that share their knowledge, experience, and passion. This is what separates you from the rest. This is why you love PHP, and you won't find a nicer group of PHP folks, than the one right here in your own back yard.

See you in 2013.

Michael Bourque
Lead Organizer
Northeast PHP 2012 

Looking for your pictures? 

We were so busy, that we forgot to take some pictures, and now we're bummed out about it. Luckily, for us that one of our members was kind enough to uploaded a few for us.

Please share your conference pics so we can make them available. For doing so, we'll will pick our favorites, and reward each winner a $25 Amazon gift card.

Check out these pictures we found:


Send all photos and media to photos@northeastphp.org 

Join us each month at Boston PHP 

We took a break to work on this conference. But now that it's over, it's time get back to what we were doing. Running the largest PHP meetup in the world - Boston PHP.

If you had a great experience with us at Northeast PHP, then you should really come out to our local meetup group.

For over 10 years now, we've been putting on monthly events just like this one. With great topics from great speakers. Right here in Boston at the Microsoft NERD center. With free food and pizza, and all the soda you can drink. With good people just like you met at the conference. Made possible by volunteers and sponsors in the community.

We are looking for you to join usas guests, speakers, volunteers, you name it. Come and share with us.

Check us out at BostonPHP.org 

Looking for slides? 

A recap of ALL slides and attendee feedback from the conference is on our joind.in page here. Please don't forget to rate the talks and speakers.
 

Please rate our talks... 

All of our speakers have are volunteers and have donated their time to support this conference. Please take a moment to show your appreciation by giving feedback and ratings.

Just go to the talks page listing click 'Rate this talk' button. 

You can also visit: http://feedback.northeastphp.org 

Day 1 Recap 

I'm hoping you enjoyed day 1 of the conference as much as I did. I think considering that it was our first conference, and from what you've told me already - it was a huge success.

I was all over the place, trying hard to personally greet and shake hands with as many of you as I could. When I asked you for your favorite talk, well most of you had a hard time choosing. It was hard to answer wasn't it? 

It was super cool to learn how NASA is using PHP. Even though JJ Toothman didn't acknowledge it, i'd still like to think that there is indeed PHP code in space... somewhere right? I'm just hoping they've turned off REGISTER GLOBALS. We also need to get some more UX people working at NASA. :)
 
But seriously, the "High Performance PHP" talk by Jonathan Klein was a top favorite for many. Other favorites included Gamestorming, PHP 5.4, Anatomy of a self study group, website planning, UX for developers, Redis, Lean UX, etc. In fact, all the talks were great. Our speakers did an awesome job keeping things engaging, fun, interactive, and compelling.

After lunch, I went to the "Ease your neck and back" talk by Alan Seiden. Let's just say I had a bit of stress over the lateness of the lunch boxes, and was hoping I could get a neck massage. I didn't get my massage, but I did really enjoy the talk and how Alan had us doing exercises. I did finally relax once the lunch arrived.

The day ended with everyone going to Meadhall for the after party. A big thank you to our gold sponsor Wayfair for hosting the party, and making it so easy for us. I really enjoyed celebrating with you, and learning how you got here. I even met a few that camped out the night before, so they could be first in line. Wow!

So thanks for making day 1 a big success. Keep tweeting, and rating all the talks that you attended. Lets make day 2 even better. Whatever you do - DO NOT miss the closing keynote with Jared Spool. You're in for a real treat with this talk. Even if your not into mobile or UX, you will love it - trust me!

Ok, its 2am and I need to get some rest. See you on Day 2. 

- Michael 

Sponsor Spotlight: Wayfair 

We hope that you'll join us at Meadhall on Saturday evening at 6pm for a party sponsored by Wayfair. You should receive a drink ticket during registration that is good for your first drink. Food will also be provided courtesy of Wayfair. Meadhall is located at 4 Cambridge Center in Kendall Square which is about 0.5 miles from the NERD Center. The Northeast PHP party will be on the second floor balcony. Several people from the Wayfair Engineering Department will be at the Northeast PHP Conference. Be sure to thank them for sponsoring the Saturday evening party and for providing us with Northeast PHP t-shirts (which you should also receive during registration).
 

Agenda published 

We just updated the conference agenda, as well as what room each talk will be in. You can view the agenda here, or you can download a PDF version.

We will do our best to keep to the schedule, but please check the website and twitter for any news and last minute changes.

I look forward to seeing you all. 

Sponsor Spotlight: Engine Yard 

Engine YardWith the help of Engine Yard, we are hosting a speaker and VIP dinner on Friday evening. The Northeast PHP Conference Organizers would like to take a minute to thank Engine Yard for their support and their role in helping us put on a great event. Engine Yard is a Ruby on Rails and PHP cloud hosting Platform as a Service (PaaS) offering. While Engine Yard has traditionally been geared towards Ruby developers, they entered the PHP space in 2011 with the acquisition of Orchestra. Engine Yard has been very active in the PHP community. They recently started a PHP User Group Program and have sponsored several PHP conferences including the Northeast PHP Conference. They've stepped up to sponsor the open source Lithium PHP Framework. You may want to check out Engine Yard's Future of PHP Series covering topics such as Zend Framework, CakePHP, Lithium, PEAR & Pyrus, Symfony, and PHP Internals. We hope that you'll join with us in thanking Engine Yard for their support of the Northeast PHP Conference!
 

Sold Out - 300 tickets gone! 

It all started with a simple idea...

We wanted to host a PHP conference close to home, organized solely by our community of volunteers.  We wanted high quality talks and top speakers. We wanted it to be inexpensive to attend.

Like an early startup, we had no money, no capital, and no investors. But through the help of volunteers, speakers, sponsors, and you - we sold all 300 tickets in 45 days!

Thank you for all the support. Now get ready, it's going to be an incredible event.

Michael Bourque
Lead Organizer 

Sponsor Spotlight: Microsoft NERD 

Microsoft New England Research  Development Center

The Northeast PHP Conference Organizers are very grateful to our host, the Microsoft New England Research and Development Center. Without their support this event would not be possible. They have opened their doors to our 300 participants and have provided us with multiple rooms for our tracks and other needs.

As you may know, Microsoft has been doing quite a bit of work recently in the open source world as well as with PHP specifically. Microsoft's Interoperability Bridges and Labs Center focuses on collaboration with non-Microsoft technologies including PHP. The Port 25 technical and announcement blog covers news related to PHP. Brian Swan's MSDN Blog covers the intersection of PHP and Microsoft.

And the intersection of Microsoft and PHP is fairly significant. The Microsoft Web Platform supports PHP from multiple angles. The Internet Information Services (IIS) web server can host PHP web applications. WebMatrix is a development tool that lets you build PHP websites. The Web Platform Installer (WebPI) provides one-click download and configuration of many PHP applications available from the Windows Web App Gallery, including such popular apps as WordPress and Acquia Drupal. Check out the PHP at Scale on the Microsoft Platform video series for free training on deploying PHP on the Microsoft Platform.

Even if you aren't a Windows user, check out Microsoft's cloud platform, Windows Azure. In addition to having first class support for PHP, Azure also now supports Linux virtual machines. As you can see, Microsoft has jumped into PHP in a big way. We're very excited to have them as a Northeast PHP Conference sponsor and very grateful for their support!

 

Free O'Reilly books for all attendees! 

Just when you thought the $99 ticket price was a bargain, now our sponsor O'Reilly is giving free ebooks to every attendee! You can get any book you want - just for attending. Not to mention, we're giving away 77 paperback books authored by many of our speakers. 

Job Board: Have a job opening? Looking for a job? 

We will have a job board available during the event in case you or your organization have any job openings (or if you are looking for job opportunities). Please print out your job descriptions and contact information and bring them with you on Saturday morning. The friendly folks at the registration desk will point you in the direction of the job board. 

Schedule changes 

Please note the following changes:

  • Where MVC Ends, Services Begin
    The speaker had to cancel so this talk has been replaced with a new talk by Jochen Rau on "Get into the FLOW3". The original speaker had to cancel at the last minute due to a family obligation.
  • Running PHP from the other side of the wire
    The speaker had to cancel so this talk has been replaced with a new talk by Doug Ross on "Four Secrets of a High Performing Team".
 

Free drinks and appetizers on Saturday evening... 

Join us at Meadhall on Saturday evening at 6pm for a party sponsored by Wayfair. You will receive a drink ticket during registration that is good for your first drink. Food will also be provided courtesy of Wayfair. Meadhall is located at 4 Cambridge Center in Kendall Square which is about 0.5 miles from the NERD Center.

The Northeast PHP party will be on the second floor balcony.

 

Ticket sales are open for $99! 

I am so excited to finally have ticket sales open.

We have two fun-filled days full of great topics from over 40 experts in the development community. It's like three years of Meetups jam packed into two days!

  • Access to both days of the conference (Saturday and Sunday)
  • Access to over 40 Talks
  • Network with over 300 developers, designers, and experts
  • Breakfast, lunch, and snacks
  • Cool Northeast PHP T-shirt
  • Slides and resources from each talk
  • Free giveaways and prizes
  • And more...
Prices are unbelievably low similar conferences are charging up to $2,000. All proceeds go into running the conference, as well as NEPHP 2013. We are grateful to our speakers and sponsors for making this possible.
    Okay, enough with the details, right? Go buy your tickets now!

    Michael Bourque 

    Welcome to Northeast PHP 

    The Northeast PHP Conference is a weekend web developer conference focused on PHP, Web Technology, and UX. We sold out our first event in 2012, and the reviews have been great. 

    There has been a lot of demand for such a conference in this region, and were excited to be hosting. We bring in over 300 attendees from across the Northeast and beyond.

    Learn more about us.

     

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