Speakers

Gary Hockin

Gary Hockin helps businesses build with confidence as an associate at Roave. He is a talented and evocative speaker, a cultivated author of impressively entertaining blog posts, and records elegant and informative screencasts and videos. Gary's also a contributor to the Laminas project and is argumentative enough to be on the community review team. When Gary had a real job, he was a developer of at least "competent" standard with over 20 years experience. When not developing, speaking about developing, reading about developing or writing about developing, Gary enjoys playing computer games and arguing with his two kids. Gary has [...]

19/06/2024|

Florian Engelhardt

Florian is married with five kids and he likes to play table tennis 🏓, table football ⚽, chess ♟️, and MTG. He is also a software engineer and builds a PHP profiler at Datadog. He started writing small software on an IBM PS/2 30 286 in GW-BASIC back in 1993, throughout the 90s he learned HTML, JavaScript, Perl, C, and a bit of Assembler. It was September 2000 when he was introduced to PHP and he thought nobody would ever need it, but boy he was wrong. In his spare time (and with five kids you do not have that [...]

19/06/2024|

Derick Rethans

Derick Rethans is a PHP internals expert and author of Xdebug. He works as an independent contractor and consultant on PHP extensions and related projects. He works for the PHP Foundation to improve PHP, and continues to contribute to the PHP project in numerous forms (Date/Time Extension, Xdebug, PHP 4.4/7.4 Release Manager, etc). He is a frequent lecturer at conferences, the author of php|architect's Guide to Date and Time Programming, and the co-author of PHP 5 Power Programming.

19/06/2024|

Arnout Boks

Software architect by profession but mathematician by education, Arnout has his interests on the boundary between the two, where formal modelling and logical reasoning meet practical problems and pragmatism. He works at Moxio, where he solves complex information management problems with innovative software, and aims to grow a culture of learning and quality. In his free time he contributes to a number of open source projects, like PHP_CodeSniffer, Symfony and the PHP core, and maintains a number of packages himself.

19/06/2024|

Andreas Heigl

Andreas helps solving problems via his company stella-maris.solutions. He sometimes even uses code for that. His special interests are in weird topics like time and calendars, odd technologies like LDAP and organizational challenges related to remote work. Besides his family and contributions to different open-source-projects he still finds the time to co-run PHPUGFFM, the PHP-Usergroup in Frankfurt/Main and maintain PHP.ug.

19/06/2024|

Alexandre Daubois

Alexandre is a Symfony Lead Developer at Wanadev, a company based in Lyon. They are creating an application allowing 3D modeling of your home directly in your browser, with the possibility of photorealistic rendering. As well as giving talks at official Symfony events, Pimcore, PHPers and Malt Academy, Alexandre's involvement in the PHP world was strengthened by contributing to PHP and Symfony's source code and documentation. He then continued this dynamic by joining Sensiolabs (the company that created Symfony), as well as writing his first book, "Clean Code in PHP" in October 2022.

19/06/2024|

Airton Zanon

A developer that is curious to understand how things work. Has around 10 years of experience, loves coding, making things, and breaking things, and also likes to help teams work better together.

19/06/2024|

Laura Broekstra

I am an Android Developer, working in and around IT since 2013. Java-trained with full stack interests, but now fully embracing Android. Come talk to me about creating an accessible app for all, Compose and fun team outings.

19/06/2024|

Ramona Domen

Ramona is a software engineer and aspiring speaker with a passion for creating inclusive and accessible applications. She likes to spread awareness about this topic and hopes to inspire people both in her daily work and by taking the stage whenever she gets the chance.

19/06/2024|

Alexandra White

Alexandra is a technical writer for Google Chrome, helping developers build a better web. Prior to Google, she was a technical writer, web developer, digital marketer, and one-time off-Broadway stage manager.

19/06/2024|

Eileen Fürstenau

During my studies I discovered my enthusiasm for technology, innovation and programming. After a few years in larger corporations such as Continental and IBM, I moved to the IT service provider MaibornWolff. Today, I work there as a software engineer in agile teams designing various digital products.

19/06/2024|

Aakansha Doshi

Aakansha is passionate about Free and open-source software (FOSS) and loves deep diving into the internals of Javascript and React. Being one of the core maintainers of Excalidraw, she spends most of the time with Canvas. She leads the FOSS meetups in Bangalore, India. Beyond her tech interests, she is a big foodie, loves traveling, and spending quality time with her family.

19/06/2024|

Marcy Ericka Charollois

Hey world ! I'm Marcy Ericka, a social tech writer, content strategist, founder of Merci Marcy and The Safe Place. I'm a former editor-in-chief of WeLoveDevs for 2 years. I was the first woman hired there. Yes, on top of that, I was the first racialized and LGBTQIA+ woman. I quickly realised that few people like me are represented in tech. I then chose to take a more committed stance to promote diversity by breaking through the pretense of corporate values. To sum up my journey : I am an advocate for creating real cohesion within teams, enabling them to [...]

19/06/2024|

Rowdy Rabouw

Rowdy Rabouw is a Google Developer Expert in Web Technologies with over 25 years of experience in HTML, CSS, JavaScript and PHP. Currently, he is a Front-End Focused Senior DevOps Engineer working on Vue.js and Node.js projects with special attention for accessibility. Rowdy loves watching superhero movies and Formula One races and enjoys riding on his mountain bike to unwind.

19/06/2024|

Erwin de Keijzer

By day Erwin is a DevOps engineer at Fullstaq, consulting companies on how to best implement cloud native principles on the public cloud and how to develop applications to fully embrace what new technologies can offer. At night he turns into a chindōgu engineer (look it up on wikipedia, it's awesome). Tinkering with stuff like adding music to his home elevator or connecting his garage door to the internet. His presentations always come with a dose of humor and self-deprecation. And if it all works out, you'll learn something too.

19/06/2024|

Tejas Chopra

Tejas Chopra is a Senior Software Engineer, working in the Data Storage Platform team at Netflix, where he is responsible for architecting storage solutions to support Netflix Studios and Netflix Streaming Platform. Prior to Netflix, Tejas was working on designing and implementing the storage infrastructure at Box, Inc. to support a cloud content management platform that scales to petabytes of storage & millions of users. Tejas has worked on distributed file systems & backend architectures, both in on-premise and cloud environments as part of several startups in his career. Tejas is an International Keynote Speaker and periodically conducts seminars on [...]

19/06/2024|

Jeb Barabanov

Experienced software engineer with a deep passion for software products, Jeb has been developing software since the age of 14. When not writing code, catch him kitesurfing or desperately trying to get some tolerable sound out of his drums and guitar.

19/06/2024|

Soumaya Erradi

I'm Soumaya Erradi and I'm a software developer and an IT teacher. I'm high skilled in web development (frontend and backend), specialized in developing enterprise applications using Angular. Currently, I'm working as frontend lead developer in a team focused on blockchain app development. I'm also holding coding courses and meetups to deepen technical and business issues related to Blockchain and Smart Contracts. As a speaker at conferences I bring advanced Angular topics, tips for the integration of smart contracts and best solutions for decentralized applications and web3.

19/06/2024|

Bert Hubert

Bert is the founder of PowerDNS, software that powers a significant fraction of the Internet. He also did government cybersecurity work, and co-founded a software company in that field. These days Bert does DNA research and until recently was part of the government board that regulates the Dutch intelligence and security agencies. Bert is now a part-time technical advisor at the Dutch Electoral Council ("FEC")

19/06/2024|

Lily Chen

Lily is a senior software engineer on the profiling team at Datadog. Prior to Datadog, she was on the frontend infrastructure team at Slack. She has 8 years of frontend development experience. She started her career in San Francisco, but now resides in Paris with her family.

19/06/2024|

Kilian Valkhof

Kilian is a front-end developer with over 20 years of experience that switched from building websites to building apps to build websites with. He is interested in modern web development, desktop app development and new technologies, and regularly speaks about topics like responsive websites, design systems and Electron. Kilian is a frequent open source contributor.

19/06/2024|

Joralf Quist

Joralf is a member of the management team and a (technical) project manager at Infi, a digital agency based in Utrecht. He loves building self-managing teams in which business and developers work together in harmony. In his spare time he's one of the organizers of the DomCode meetup, a cross-language user group for web developers in the Utrecht area.

19/06/2024|

Beppe Catanese

I have over 20 years of experience as a software engineer and technical lead in various industries including eCommerce, Aerospace, and Fintech. As an open-source contributor, I have shared expertise and connected with the wider developer community. As a blogger, I have written extensively on software and data engineering topics. I am now part of a global innovative financial technology platform where I focus on APIs and Developer Experience.

19/06/2024|

Lianne Potter

Lianne is an award-winning cyber anthropologist and security transformation leader with experience in the retail, healthcare, finance, private and non-profit sectors. Her consultancy, The AnthroSecurist, enables teams in complex organisations to understand each other’s motivations, identify barriers that have prevented good security practices in the past, and provide practical steps and insights to increase collaboration between the security team and the rest of the organisation. Lianne is also the Head of SecOps for the largest greenfield technology project in Europe where she builds strategies to create sustainable security cultures throughout the organisation. As a respected speaker, Lianne has delivered talks [...]

19/06/2024|

Jeff Watkins

A lifelong technologist, starting coding at the age of six, Jeff has been in the industry for over 24 years. He has a love for CyberSecurity, especially the human elements of it. Working for a consultancy, he's seen the world change to be product and service focused, and bangs the drum for ensuring that everybody is involved in delivering secure and usable offerings.

19/06/2024|

Shruti Balasa

I'm Shruti Balasa, a full stack web developer and a Tech Educator from India. I like to make web development simple for beginners through my courses, Youtube tutorials and eBooks. Some of my latest courses include "Laravel 9.0 Essentials" and "Advanced Laravel" on LinkedIn Learning and "CSS Grids Simplified" and "CSS Flexbox Simplified" on Laracasts. I'm a Tailwind CSS evangelist with most of my Youtube videos dedicated to help beginners learn the framework. I'm an author of two eBooks "Complete Guide to CSS Flex & Grid]" and "Level up with Tailwind CSS" with a combines sales of 1800 across 80 [...]

19/06/2024|

Craig Spence

Craig is a Software Engineer from New Zealand, currently travelling the world, freelancing, teaching and consulting! He's an Angular GDE, and he loves using all kinds of technologies to build cool things that help teams build cool things!

19/06/2024|

Stefan Koopmanschap

Between having a family life, doing several radio shows and podcasts for Dutch radiostation KINK and attending (online) conferences and usergroup meetings, Stefan tries running a company called Ingewikkeld. Having worked with PHP and several of its open source products since the late 90s, he still likes it for getting the job done.

19/06/2024|

Sergès Goma

Sergès Goma is a Paris-based software developer specialized in JavaScript. When she's not fixing codebases, she gives motivational speeches mostly aimed at junior and would-be developers as well as participating in the tech women's empowerment online community Motiv'Her.

19/06/2024|

Robin Martijn

Robin is an enthusiastic developer with experience on both smaller and bigger projects. He loves to work with different cultures and languages, and all issues that arise from that. Whenever he gets the chance, he’ll happily tell you all about it!

19/06/2024|

Rick Kuipers

As a developer I've always been more interested in the process rather than the outcome. I'm intrigued by team dynamics, communication and agile coding. I've worked in small and large teams and explored many different aspects of software development. As CTO of WeDevelop I aim to create the best possible landscape for software development, helping people thrive and develop stories that matter.

19/06/2024|

Ramon de la Fuente

With 20+ years of experience in web development, he has seen technologies come and go. He has done work in multiple languages but he specializes in backend development in PHP. As a lead engineer, he values communication above technical specialization. He enjoys the puzzle of a piece of code and the fact that there's always more solutions to be found for a problem.

19/06/2024|

Ondrej Mirtes

Ondřej is a full-time open-source software developer. He likes pointing out mistakes in other people's code so much that he created PHPStan, a popular static analyzer that focuses on finding bugs in code without running it. He shares his experience at conferences across the world, offers his expertise as a consultant, and organizes trainings.

19/06/2024|

Pim Elshoff

Like you, Pim is on a quest to do things a little bit better every time. As a scrum developer, he has extensive experience with solid coding, patient mentoring and tackling big projects using Domain Driven Design. Presentations by Pim are always fun, engaging and conversational. But don't fret; if you just want to listen and let others speak, it *will* be worth your time. Pim has joined Superscript in 2022 where the complexities of tech and insurance meet each other in the <3 of software.

19/06/2024|

Rafael Dohms

A graduated Computer Engineer, Rafael Dohms has vast experience in the PHP ecosystem as a Developer, Speaker and Contributor. Addicted in building communities he has founded various groups where ever he lives, currently he is to blame for AmsterdamPHP. Developer by career but teacher by vocation he travels the world sharing interest in quality code, innovation and building careers. In his free time you will likely find him gaming or contributing to open source projects. His contribution hit list includes many projects, from PHP itself to frameworks like Symfony, Zend and projects such as Doctrine and Composer. His hobby is [...]

19/06/2024|

Nic Wortel

Nic Wortel is an independent software consultant and trainer. After working as a software engineer for over 10 years, he started to offer consulting and training workshops to help other teams improve their software development processes. From time to time, he speaks at meetups and events about Agile software development, DevOps, and related topics.

19/06/2024|

Mike Lehan

Mike has been working in web application development for 13 years, including time as a CTO and startup founder. Through working on business critical systems with real time elements Mike has learned the value of comprehensive logging & monitoring, redundant checks on applications & infrastructure, and of course well written testable code. He has a strong desire to train & mentor the next generation of web engineers.

19/06/2024|

Michelle Sanver

Michelle Sanver works as a senior software developer and architect at Liip. A self organised Swiss web agency. Michelle loves anything community related and is a big advocate of Open Source. She is a code- passionate colourful geek with an expertise in backend development API's and the Symfony framework. With more than 20 years of PHP experience she is eager to share her extensive knowledge.

19/06/2024|

Mark Niebergall

Mark Niebergall is a security-minded PHP Senior Software Engineer and Team Lead at a cybersecurity software company, with many years of hands-on experience with PHP projects. He is the Utah PHP User Group Co-Organizer, a regular conference speaker, and a PHP-FIG Secretary. Mark has a Masters degree in MIS, is CSSLP and SSCP cybersecurity certified, and volunteers for (ISC)2 security exam development. Mark enjoys endurance sports, being outdoors, and teaching his five sons about writing code.

19/06/2024|

Katy Ereira

Katy Ereira is an accomplished software engineer and international conference speaker based in the UK. Having graduated from King’s College London with a degree in Computer Science over a decade ago, Katy has since made her way down the IC track as a developer in a wide range of industries including fintech, edtech and artificial intelligence. Katy’s favourite things include writing tests for complex and legacy codebases, and holding her teammates to excruciatingly high standards. Besides writing code, she also likes to play video and board games, and spend time in nature.

19/06/2024|

Karim Pinchon

I've been a backend developer for around twelve years, first in Java, then PHP and more recently in Go. I've worked in companies of all sizes: from a 400-person company to a 15-person startup, then scale-ups like Lydia, Ornikar and now Foxintelligence.

19/06/2024|

James Titcumb

James is a consultant, trainer and developer at Roave, working in software for over 20 years. His goal is to improve the quality of software products that teams deliver.

19/06/2024|

Juliette Reinders Folmer

Juliette Reinders Folmer is an opinionated, passionate busy-body with a prolific portfolio of contributions to various high profile open source projects over the years. She is co-author of PHPCompatibility, initiator of PHPUnit Polyfills and created the PHP Cheatsheets. Juliette regularly speaks at conferences and is always happy to discuss how we can all contribute to changing both the dev-culture as well as our code, to be _better_. Juliette is self-employed and based in the Netherlands.

19/06/2024|

Jachim Coudenys

Jachim Coudenys is team lead of the Platforms PHP development team at Combell (part of team.blue). Since discovering PHP around y2k_compliance = On (PHP4), his work and after-work activities brought him from the world of development to server management, development workflows, devops and eventually managing teams. Next to being an open-source contributor, he is co-organizer of PHP-WVL, a user group in West Flanders (BE). He is a Zend Certified developer, CKA, CKAD and conference speaker. You can follow him on http://twitter.com/coudenysj and read his occasional blog posts on http://blog.jachim.be.

19/06/2024|

Ivan Herak

Senior web developer. At Netgen for the past 10 years. Team lead. Project(s) Tech lead. The annoying one with all the rules. Likes code same as cars - 15 years old and barely working.

19/06/2024|

Maxwell Ivey

Maxwell, known around the world as the Blind BLogger, transformed himself from a blind failed carnival owner to a respected amusement equipment broker. In the beginning he had to learn so many things including teaching himself to hand code HTML. People were impressed, and asked him to share more about being a blind entrepreneur. He started a second site as The Blind Blogger a nickname people had been using on Linked In. Since then he has written four books, wo of which are award winners. He has traveled the country solo and sung & spoken in front of national conferences. [...]

07/02/2024|

Ivo Jansch

Ivo is the founder of app agency Egeniq. For the past twelve years Egeniq has been building large scale apps for media and other companies. He is also the founder of the Appdevcon conference for app developers.

19/01/2024|

Lee Boonstra

Lee Boonstra is a Conversational AI Developer Advocate at Google. In this role she is focussing on Dialogflow, Contact Center AI & Speech technology. She is based in Amsterdam, and an O’Reilly published author. She has been working with different technologies in the past 15 years, ranging from Web/Mobile Technology, Ext JS, Sencha Touch, Node.js, Conversational AI, Dialogflow, Actions on Google and Contact Centers. Over the years she has helped many brands & enterprises to build and deploy Conversational AI solutions (chatbots and voice assistants) at enterprise scale. She’s worn different hats from engineer to technical trainer to sales engineer [...]

15/03/2021|