Rob Allen, Gary Hockin
Rob Allen is a software consultant and developer. He has been involved in software architecture and development for many years and writes code in PHP, Swift and other interesting languages. He is part of Slim Framework’s leadership team and contributes to other open source projects. Rob is also a member of the Zend Framework Community team and wrote Zend Framework in Action. Based in the UK, he runs Nineteen Feet Limited, focussing on web development, training and consultancy. In his spare time, Rob blogs at akrabat.com and can often be seen with a camera in his hand. @akrabat
Gary Hockin travels all over the world empowering users of PhpStorm as a Developer Advocate for JetBrains (fine purveyors of quality IDEs). He is a talented and evocative speaker, a cultivated author of impressively entertaining blog posts, and records elegant and informative screencasts and videos. Gary’s also a contributor to the Zend Framework and is argumentative enough to be on the community review team.
When Gary had a real job, he was a developer of at least "competent" standard with nearly 20 years experience. When not developing, speaking about developing, reading about developing or writing about developing, Gary enjoys playing computer games, and arguing with his wife and two kids. Gary has recently discovered that conferences ask speakers to write their own biography text, and you can get away with writing pretty much anything you want. @geeh
AM: Using Laravel for Rapid Development
This workshop introduces using Laravel’s opinionated rapid development concepts to create a real, working website. You’ll use the Blade templating engine, database access through Eloquent, command line using Artisan and acceptance testing using Dusk. Attendees will leave the session knowing how to quickly and easily create a simple, secure web application using Laravel.