Steve Grunwell

Open-source contributor, speaker, and coffee snob

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The Ledyard Building in Grand Rapids, Michigan

Confidently Testing WordPress @ WordCamp Grand Rapids 2019

Grand Rapids is one of those towns I just can’t get enough of: hot on the heels of Beer City Code 2019, I’m excited to announce I’ll be returning to Grand Rapids for WordCamp Grand Rapids 2019!

I’ll be giving my Confidently Testing WordPress talk, which has been making the rounds this year (it’s almost as if people need a bit of help getting into testing 🤔)

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Two Talks @ WordCamp Kent 2019

WordCamp Kent has grown to be one of my favorite, must-attend WordCamps, and they keep accepting me to speak. This year, I’m fortunate enough to again be giving two talks at WordCamp Kent 2019!

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The Ledyard Building in Grand Rapids, Michigan

Code Review @ Beer City Code 2019

Two years ago, I was fortunate enough to speak at Beer City Code for the first time. I’m pleased to announce that this summer I’ll be returning to one of the best cities for craft beer in the country: Grand Rapids, Michigan.

This year, I’ll be giving one of my favorite, most-actionable talks: Code Review: For Me & You.

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The skyline of Detroit, Michigan

PHP Namespaces at WordCamp Detroit

Just over a year after publishing an article of the same name, I’m proud to announce that I’ll be presenting A Crash-course in PHP Namespaces for WordPress Developers at WordCamp Detroit 2019 this May!

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The skyline of Austin, TX

Getting started with testing at Longhorn PHP 2019!

To my knowledge, Longhorn PHP was the only new PHP community conference in the US that I didn’t get to speak at last year — I was fortunate enough to speak at PHP Detroit (Detroit), Southeast PHP (Nashville), Cascadia PHP (Portland), and WavePHP (San Diego). In fact, I haven’t been outside of an airport in Texas since the final Lone Star PHP (the spiritual predecessor to Longhorn PHP) in 2017. That’s but one reason I’m excited to announce that I’ll be giving my Testing Like You’ve Never Tested Before (Because You Haven’t) talk at Longhorn PHP 2019!

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Ohio Laravel Monthly Meetup

Learn how to test @ the Ohio Laravel Meetup!

I don’t make it out to many meetups these days, but Ohio Laravel is one that I try my best to attend regularly. No, it’s not just its location in the awesome Columbus Idea Foundry, the free pizza, or that it’s brewery-adjacent (though those things don’t hurt). No, I love Ohio Laravel because it’s regularly filled with awesome folks and above-average speakers for a local meetup. That’s why I’m proud to announce that I’m finally contributing a talk to my local Laravel meetup this April!

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Two Talks at Midwest PHP 2019

I’ve been fortunate enough to speak at most of the community PHP conferences across the continental United States (that can pay for travel, anyway), with one notable exception: Midwest PHP. That’s why I’m thrilled to announce that list will be one shorter this March, as I’ll be giving two talks at Midwest PHP 2019!

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My First Keynote at WordCamp Dayton 2019!

I’m so incredibly proud to announce that this March, I’ll be giving my first ever keynote — Software: For the People — at WordCamp Dayton 2019!

You may recall that WordCamp Dayton is one of my can’t miss WordCamps — I’ve spoken at every WordCamp Dayton since 2015. Maybe it’s the great community, or maybe it’s because Dayton’s just about an hour and a half away. One thing I know for sure: the organizers keep accepting my talks, so I keep showing up to speak.

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Intro to Testing @ Nomad PHP

This January, I’ll be kicking off the new year giving my second-ever Nomad PHP talk: Testing Like You’ve Never Tested Before (Because You Haven’t).

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Intro to Testing at CodeMash 2019

For the first few years of my speaking career, I viewed CodeMash as something of a White Whale; after all, the conference regularly brings in some of the best speakers in the industry, convening on the Kalahari at the beginning of the year like some sort of geeky New Years’ party. In 2017, I was lucky enough to give my first talk at the conference. Attendance was, well… let’s say “underwhelming”, but the experience of speaking at CodeMash was great.

This year, I’m proud to announce that I’ll be kicking of 2019 by speaking at CodeMash again! I’ll be giving my Testing Like You’ve Never Tested Before (Because You Haven’t) talk, which serves as an introduction to automated testing.

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