Speakers

Cal Evans

Cal Evans

Keynote: Leadership as a Joke

Bio

Many moons ago, at the tender age of 14, Cal touched his first computer – a TRS-80 Model 1. Since then his life has never been the same. For the past 15 years Cal has worked with PHP and MySQL on Linux, OSX, and Windows. He has built a variety of projects ranging in size from simple web pages to multi-million dollar web applications.

These days, when not working with PHP, Cal can be found working on a variety of projects like Day Camp 4 Developers. He gives motivational talks to developers around the world. If you happen to meet him at a conference, don’t be afraid to buy him a shot of Rum.

Mihail Irintchev

Keynote: Community-Driven Development

Bio

Mihail is a web developer since 2003, passionate about PHP, testing and good coding practices. He works at SiteGround (a web hosting company) for over 15 years now. One of the founders of Bulgaria PHP user group, organizer of UG meetings, co-organizer of the BHPHP Conference 2015, 2016 and 2019. Husband and a father with too much hobbies for the amount of free time available. Some of them include homebrewing, photography, history, motorcycles, rock music. Aside from the IT stuff, due to his passion about beer, Mihail and his wife Petya own a small homebrew supplies shop in Sofia, Bulgaria.

Stefan Priebsch

Stefan Priebsch

Talk:  CQRS and Event Sourcing Explained

Bio

Even older digital watches would outperform Stefan Priebsch’s first computer. He has been an IT consultant for over 25 years, holds an academic degree in computer science, is the author of several textbooks, and a university lecturer on professional web development. He presents and keynotes at technology conferences around the world. Stefan is a consultant helping his clients to develop software successfully. He spends his free time playing electric guitar and researching agile home improvement.

Chris Hartjes

Talk:  Lessons Learned From 16 Years Of Testing PHP Code

Bio

Chris Hartjes has been building web applications of all shapes and sizes since 1998. He wants to help you learn how to test your PHP applications using PHPUnit and other tools so it leads to better outcomes. 4 days a week he works from his home office in the snowy wilds of southwestern Ontario, Canada for Mozilla helping to create automated tests for web services. On the 5th day, he works on building his Grumpy Learning empire.

Alexander Makarov

Talk: To be announced

Bio: 

Alexander is one of the core maintainers of Yii PHP framework for more than 7 years, its representative in PHP-FIG, active conference speaker and participant of various other OpenSource projects and organizer of PHP Russia.

Andreas Heigl

Andreas Heigl

Talk: How to tame a 🦄

Bio:

Andreas helps solving problems at bitExpert, a german Software and MediaSolution provider. He sometimes even uses code for that. Besides his family, his work as jack-of-all-trades and contributions to different open-source-projects he still finds the time to run PHPUGFFM, the PHP-Usergroup in Frankfurt/Main and maintain PHP.ug.

 
Milana Cap

Milana Cap

Talk: WordPress Through The Terminal

Bio: 

Milana has been developing with WordPress since 2010 and started contributing to its documentation the very next year. Over the past four years, she switched from being an opera prompter to full time WordPress developer, freelancing through Toptal platform.

She got deeply involved into community behind WordPress project as a developer but also as volunteer at various local WordCamps and organiser of WordCamp Europe. Also running free WordPress theme development workshops for local community.

Being a single mom in Serbia she developed the superpower of fighting the odds.

Nikola Poša

Talk: Handling Exceptional Conditions with Grace and Style

Bio:

Software Architect specializing in PHP-based applications. Advocates software development practices that ensure high quality and high maintainability, including Clean Code, Object Calisthenics, Hexagonal Architecture and Continuous Integration. Involved with the PHP community, writes about software development on his blog, and occasionally presents talks at meetups and international conferences.

 

Viktor Todorov

Talk: The Recording HTTP Proxy: Not Yet Another Messiah

Bio: 

Viktor is from Sofia and currently working as a Senior Web Developer at Siteground Hosting. He has experience with PHP for over 10 years. He is enthusiastic about object oriented design, dependency management and software testing. A really big fan of Heavy Metal music, history and japanese culture.

Katerina Trajchevska

Katerina Trajchevska

Talk: Using SOLID design principles to improve team performance

Bio:

Software engineer and tech enthusiast. Co-founder of Adeva, a startup that helps global tech companies get easier access to world-class talent.

Leading Adeva has given me the opportunity to work with a passionate team, follow the latest tech trends and innovate. By working with various startups as well as Fortune 500 companies, I’ve gained valuable insights into different industries and mastered the art of remote working.

I stand for equality, inclusion, and giving back to the community, both personally and professionally. Actively take part in initiatives for women in tech, contribute to the local tech community, and volunteer as a mentor in different programs and initiatives.

 
Markus Winand

Markus Winand

Talk: More Than a Query Language: SQL in the 21st Century

Bio: 

Markus Winand is the SQL Renaissance Ambassador. He is on a mission to introduce developers to the evolution of SQL in the 21st century. His first book “SQL Performance Explained” is available in five languages and can be read for free on his website use-the-index-luke.com. Markus is currently working on his second book that is likewise available free of charge online (modern-sql.com). Markus can be hired as trainer, speaker and consultant via winand.at.

Matt Brunt

Matt Brunt

Talk: Think like a hacker

Bio:

Matt Brunt is a Developer with Helical Levity, a company educating and building the next generation of Cyber Security professionals.

When not tinkering with code he can be found reading comics, fighting monsters in dungeons and dragons, or drinking tea and eating jaffa-cakes.

 

More speakers to be announced soon...