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What is Longhorn PHP?

Members of the Austin PHP Meetup, the longest-running tech meetup in Texas’ capital, want to make sure Texas and surrounding states get a world-class conference for the PHP community: Longhorn PHP Conference. 2018 will be the inaugural year for Longhorn PHP, which follows in the tradition of the now-retired Lonestar PHP conference in Dallas.

When? Where?

The main conference will be Friday and Saturday, April 20th – 21st, 2018. We’re also planning a tutorial day on Thursday, April 19th, where you can dive deep into important topics.

We’ll be hosting the conference and tutorials at the University of Texas Commons Learning Center. The venue is an easy drive or bus ride from downtown (even easier once our latest toll lanes finish construction!) and just south of The Domain, a vibrant new shopping district. The Commons Learning Center gives us plenty of space for talks and tutorials, a big open area to mingle, and plentiful parking included in the price of admission.

Why Attend?

Our main goal as a conference is to equip attendees to be better developers. If you work with developers or alongside developers, we’ll showcase tools and techniques to level up your ability to solve the problems you face every day.

You’ll get to learn from and alongside a diverse group of developers from all over the region, country, and even the globe. Whether you’re a junior developer or an experienced programmer, you’ll be learning alongside your peers.

You’ll get direct access to experts in all aspects of modern web development: security, programming techniques, devops, architecture, database administration, and more.

Potential topics include:

  • PHP & Programming Concepts
  • Security Essentials
  • Database Administration & Performance
  • Emerging Tools & Technologies
  • System Architecture & Devops
  • Testing Strategies & Tools
  • Consuming & Writing APIs
  • Communication Skills & Career Development
  • UI/UX & Front-End Development
  • Working With Open Source

Who’s Planning Longhorn PHP?

The 2018 conference is being planned by four members and organizers of the Austin PHP Meetup group:

  • Blake Gardner
  • Daniel Abernathy
  • Ian Littman
  • Logan Lindquist

Questions and Comments

If you have any questions, comments, or concerns about Longhorn PHP, please reach out to us at [email protected].