Speaking at the Northeast PHP Conference 2013

June 26, 2013

I’m very happy to say that I’ll be speaking at the 2013 Northeast PHP Conference, taking place in Boston on August 16-18. This is the second year of the Northeast PHP Conference, and my first year attending. I’ve heard excellent things about last year’s event, and am thrilled to be participating. I’m also fortunate enough to know several people in the Boston PHP community now, so it’ll be great to see them again.

I’ve actually been selected to do three presentations, all of which are new for me (I’ll be pretty busy in July!). Those presentations are…

Teaching PHP & Web Development

I explain what I’ve learned when it comes to the best methods for teaching PHP and Web development to beginning developers. This includes making tough choices on content, using good examples, addressing frustration, and giving students the tools they need to continue.

Ajax: You Can Do It, Too

I cover the ABC’s of Ajax: client-side JavaScript, server-side PHP, DOM manipulation, HTTP request fundamentals, debugging, error handling, data formats, and more. Both raw JavaScript and the jQuery library will be demonstrated. Attendees will leave with lots of good code and insight into the tools to use.

How to Get There

This is my first attempt at a motivational speech! My goal is to explain the skills and habits you need to achieve anything. Well, anything work related, that is.

People can have a sense of what they want to be, but still not know how to become that. Yet, even when the destinations are different, be it
Web developer, programmer, writer, teacher, speaker, or leader,¬†how you get there is still much the same. In this presentation, I’m going to explain the paths to take to get to where you want to be.

Get Your Tickets!

So there you have it! I’ll be doing three different presentations: one generally instructional (and for instructors), one technical, and one motivational. It should be interesting. Of course, there are lots of great talks at NEPHP. I’ve not seen a schedule yet, but I’m interested in attending:

Among others.

Tickets are only $200 for the regular session, and last year they did sell out. So if you’re interest in going, get your tickets now! I’ll hopefully see you there.