Steve Grunwell

Open-source contributor, speaker, and electronics tinkerer

Tag: php[tek]

Cloud Gate (a.k.a. "The Bean"), surrounded by tourists in Chicago, IL.

Two Talks at php[tek] 2024

I’m way behind on posting about this, but php[tek] 2024 is just around the corner this April in Chicago. I’ll be giving two talks this year, and have a referral code that will save you $50 on your ticket!

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Cloud Gate (a.k.a. "The Bean"), surrounded by tourists in Chicago, IL.

Continuous Integration and Delivery @ php[tek] 2023

It’s been a long time since my last in-person conference: php[tek] 2020 was cancelled due to the pandemic, and the live conference circuit has been sparse since COVID-19 rocked the world. As a result, my few speaking engagements have been strictly virtual since early 2020.

To be perfectly honest, it has been a total let-down. A pandemic sucks on its own, but seeing so many small conferences going under—it’s been painful to watch. My friends Heather and Eli at One for All Events have seemingly had to shutter their company, and their flagship events, php[tek] and php[world], haven’t happened since 2019.

php[architect], the organization that run those conferences, is now under new ownership: John Congdon and Eric Van Johnson of DiegoDev acquired the company in October 2021. Now, they’re bringing back php[tek] for the first time in three years, and I’m thrilled to be a part of it!

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A row of old, brick buildings in Nashville, TN

Two Talks at php[tek] 2020 in Nashville, TN

Update: Unfortunately, php[tek] 2020 has been cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

After a break during the first quarter of this year, I'm proud to announce my first talks have been scheduled for 2020. Even better, it's one of my favorite conferences, in a city I can't seem to get enough of: I'll be giving two talks at php[tek] 2020 in Nashville, TN.

Yes, that's right: php[tek] has moved to Music City itself, Nashville, Tennessee. I've been fortunate enough to visit Nashville several times in the past few years, and I'm thrilled to plan my return.

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The Atlanta skyline, taken from the Jackson Street Bridge.

I’ll be Speaking at php[tek] 2018!

I’m not shy about telling people that php[tek] and php[world] are two of my absolute favorite conferences. Both are organized as collaborations between php[architect] and One For All Events, and play host to some of the biggest names in the PHP ecosystem. That’s why I’m ecstatic to announce that I’ll be giving two talks at php[tek] 2018!

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Two New Talks @ php[tek] 2016

This May, I’ll be presenting two brand new talks at php[tek] in St. Louis. This will be my first time speaking at php[tek], so I’m extremely excited to get to present two brand new talks: Professional Development, Professional Developers and Building for the PHP Command Line Interface!

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