Speaking at PHP|Tek

The Power of Refactoring

 I will be revising my refactoring talk again a bit. The base message will remain the same but the execution and order of topics will be changed a bit (no more live coding - live unit test execution stays though) and I'll be adding a few short things here and there.

A Guide to Using and Understanding the Community

I am quite excited to be doing this talk. First of all, it's the first time I'm doing a joint talk (and I'm quite happy to be doing this with Lorna). Second of all, being the community person that I am, this topic is much closer to me than the refactoring talk. So expect a very interesting talk!

The North American Community

Possibly even more exciting is the fact that this is my first time on the other side of the pond, so I'm going to meet a lot of people I've so far only spoken to online, or possibly never even spoken to but am very interested in meeting. Amongst those are Elizabeth Naramore, Cal Evans 2.0 Eli White, Wez Furlong, Chris Shiflett, Chris Cornutt and Ben Ramsey. I could've put all speakers on that list of course, but then the list grows so big so quickly ;)

Anyway, I'm really looking forward to it, so feel free to drop by at PHP|tek in May in Chicago.