Workshops

Christopher Riley

Title: Hack this workshop!

Time: November 8th morning

Seats: 25

In this workshop we will take a look at common security failings from a new perspective: that of the hacker. You’ll be provided with a set of different sites each exhibiting a different security flaw, the challenge will be to find and exploit it and in doing so learn how to protect your own sites.

All the sites will be run locally inside docker containers so don’t worry about breaking any laws! Obviously this means that you will need to bring a laptop which is capable of running docker containers in order to participate in this workshop.

Chris is a freelance consultant based in York, Uk with experience working in the public sector, small and large companies throughout North Yorkshire. Chris has over 10 years experience with PHP and has a keen focus on both software architecture and none functional requirements such as security, performance and maintainability. In his free time, Chris can often be found producing or playing with experimental libraries and contributing to Zend framework.

Miro Svrtan

Miro Svrtan

Workshop: Command and event patterns

Time: November 8th morning

Seats: 25

Idea behind commands is to encapsulate all of the information needed for an action: making our domain less fragile and simple. Event pattern help us decouple code and make it easily extendable: without modifying user registration process we can easily add more features like send ‘welcome SMS’ or ‘notify support to check new user’.

Goal of this workshop will be to build a small app using commands and events and show you how nice and cool it is!

Veteran of PHP affairs, BDD practitioner, devops enthusiast

I started using PHP as a student, back in 1999. At first I worked as a one man band web developer and from there I progressed, via focusing on PHP development in a team environment, to be a senior dev, tech lead & technical analyst.

I found much more happiness doing backend stuff so I focus on scalable backends and devops tasks this days.

Stefan Priebsch

Stefan Priebsch

Title: Code like a Pro

Time: November 8th afternoon

Seats: 25

No matter how experienced you are as a developer: you can always improve. This workshop teaches advanced coding techniques through live coding. We will touch on domain-driven design, test-driven development, clean code and SOLID principles, and might even throw in a few design patterns. Every question will be answered!

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.

James Titcumb

Workshop: Best practices for crafting high quality PHP apps

Time: November 8th afternoon

Seats: 25

This prototype works, but it’s not pretty, and now it’s in production. That legacy application really needs some TLC. Where do we start? When creating long lived applications, it’s imperative to focus on good practices. The solution is to improve the whole development life cycle; from planning, better coding and testing, to automation, peer review and more. In this tutorial, we’ll take a deep dive into each of these areas, looking at how we can make positive, actionable change in our workflow.

This workshop intends to improve your skills in planning, documenting, some aspects of development, testing and delivery of software for both legacy and greenfield projects. The workshop is made up of multiple exercises, allowing dynamic exploration into the various aspects of the software development life cycle. In each practical exercise, we’ll brainstorm and investigate solutions, ensuring they are future-proofed, well tested and lead to the ultimate goal of confidence in delivering stable software.

James is a consultant, trainer and developer at Roave. He is a prolific contributor to various open source projects and is a Zend Certified Engineer. He also founded the UK based PHP Hampshire user group and PHP South Coast conference.