Steve Grunwell

Open-source contributor, speaker, and coffee snob

Tag: php[world]

Looking out from the Smithsonian Natural Science museum on a foggy day

My First Workshop @ php[world] 2019!

It’s no secret that I’m a big fan of php[world]: php[world] 2014 was my first big speaking engagement, and I’ve spoken at the 2016 and 2018 editions of the conference (and attended in 2017). That’s why I’m thrilled to announce that I’ll be returning to Washington, D.C. this October for php[world] 2019!

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Looking out from the Smithsonian Natural Science museum on a foggy day

Speaking at php[world] 2018

php[world], held annually in the greater D.C. metro area, has long been one of my favorite conferences. It was my first non-WordCamp conference speaking engagement, and I’ve been lucky enough to speak at or attend all but one php[world] since it started in 2014.

This year, I’m fortunate to count myself among the speakers, giving two talks this November!

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Up to my Eyeballs in Technical Debt! @ WordPress DC

A few weeks ago, one of the organizers of the Washington D.C. WordPress meetup group reached out and asked if I’d be willing to speak while I’m in town for php[world]. Never one to pass up and opportunity to speak to new groups (to be fair, there was also mention of free pizza and beer), I happily accepted.

I’ll be giving my new Up to my Eyeballs in Technical Debt! talk, just days before it officially premieres at php[world].

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Two Talks @ php[world] 2016

Apparently it’s a two talk kind of year, as I’ve been accepted to speak at php[world] this November in Washington, D.C. with two new talks.

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Looking out from the Smithsonian Natural Science museum on a foggy day

Reflections on php[world] 2014

I just got back last night from the inaugural php[world] conference in Washington, D.C., put on by the team at php[architect], and thought I’d share some of my thoughts and experiences:

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Avoiding Swearing for Men’s Health

Sadly, I’m not participating in Movember this year. It’s for rather selfish reasons, admittedly (I’m speaking at php[world] in Washington, D.C. this week, which is the largest speaking engagement of my career, and don’t want to be mid-‘stache during the conference), buthat doesn’t mean I don’t want to be involved with Movember. As I won’t be shaving off the beard for some mustache fun this month, I’d like to propose this alternative:

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Goodbye, Buckeye.

Today is my last day as a developer at Buckeye Interactive.

Beginning November 17th, I’ll be joining the team at 10up as a Senior Web Engineer. That’s after a week of recharging the mental batteries, then four days in Washington, D.C. for php[world]. I’m excited to be joining one of the top WordPress development teams in the world, taking on new clients and new challenges.

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