Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Northeast PHP Recap

Last weekend I spoke at Northeast PHP, a conference in Boston that was held for the first time this year.  It was a really fun time, and both days were packed with talks.  I appreciate all of the feedback I got on my presentation, and I had a lot of fun meeting everyone at the conference.

Michael Bourque and his team put on an awesome event, using their Boston PHP Meetup organizer skills to make sure that everything went off without a hitch.  The Microsoft NERD Center is always a great venue, and the fact that Microsoft provided it for free helped keep the cost of the conference extremely low (only $99!).

Wayfair was also a gold sponsor, which meant that we provided the t-shirts and paid for the Saturday night event (apps + beer at The Meadhall).  We ended up sending around 15 engineers to the conference, and everyone got a lot out of it.  Most of the speakers have posted their slides, so check out some of the talks that we really enjoyed:


Thanks to Michael, Matt, Heather, and everyone else for organizing the conference.  Hopefully I can participate again next year!