20Laracon16

Three days of learning, growing, and mingling with the Laravel community. It might just be the biggest Laracon yet.

July 27-29, 2016 in Louisville, Kentucky

The Speakers

And the list continues to grow. Stay tuned.

Taylor Otwell

Taylor Otwell is the creator and maintainer of the Laravel framework and Laravel Forge.

Taylor Otwell

Founder & Creator of Laravel

Fabien Potencier

Founder and CEO @blackfireio, co-founder @SensioLabs, founder and project lead @Symfony

Fabien Potencier

Blackfire/SensioLabs/Symfony Founder

Zeev Suraski

Dad of three adorable daughters, Co-Architect of PHP, CTO & Co-founder of Zend.

Zeev Suraski

Co-Architect of PHP

Evan You

Design, code & things in between. Creator of @vuejs, ex-Googler, Parsons alumnus.

Evan You

Creator of Vue.js

Sandi Metz

Cyclist, Rubyist, reluctant author, obsessive programmer, recalcitrant blogger and the antidote for ambition.

Sandi Metz

Programmer, Teacher, Author

Ryan Singer

Product strategy at Basecamp. Comfortable in niches, illuminated by causality.

Ryan Singer

Product Strategy at Basecamp.

Chris Fidao

Coding and servers. @UserScape-er. Open-sorcery and learning. Breakfast tacos. @srvrsforhackers

Chris Fidao

Developer at UserScape

Adam Wathan

Adam is a senior developer at Tighten Co. and the host of the Full Stack Radio podcast.

Adam Wathan

Senior Developer at Tighten Co.

Jeremy Lindblom

I am the @PHPBard. Product Architect at @MHEducation. Organizer of @PNWPHP & @azPHP. Contributor to AWS SDK, Guzzle, & SuperClosure.

Jeremy Lindblom

Engineer at McGraw-Hill Education

Jack McDade

Jack McDade is fully grown human being and founder of Statamic, a pretty neat Laravel-powered CMS.

Jack McDade

Founder of Statamic

Amanda Folson

Developer Advocate at GitLab with a background in computer forensics. Proud moped owner and servant of two awesome cats.

Amanda Folson

Developer Advocate at GitLab

Matthew Machuga

Father, husband, nerd. Senior software developer at Think Through Math.

Matthew Machuga

Senior Developer at Think Through Math

Colin DeCarlo

LAMP developer, the web app kind not the fra-ghe-ley kind from Italy. Hobbyist cook and photographer.

Colin DeCarlo

Developer at Vehikl

Jason McCreary

PHP/iOS application dev. Creator @PocketBracket, @wadlapp, and @laravelshift. An active geek with a passion for tech & the great outdoors.

Jason McCreary

PHP/iOS dev & creator of LaravelShift

Chuck Reeves

A PHP developer for the past 14 years, contributor to many projects ranging from: online sweepstakes, custom CMS, eCommerce and Marketing, and Custom software.

Chuck Reeves

PHP Developer

Ben Ramsey

Software Architect at @ShootProof, author, speaker, & FOSS advocate. Founder of @AtlantaPHP & organizer of @NashvillePHP. Maintainer of ramsey/uuid & league/oauth2-client.

Ben Ramsey

Software Architect @ShootProof

Including a special guest appearance by

Jeffrey Way

As the founder of Laracasts, Jeffrey Way has created hundreds of video tutorials on PHP & Laravel and is working hard on his Mario Kart powerslides.

Jeffrey Way

The Founder of Laracasts

The Venue

The Kentucky Center

The Kentucky Center

in Downtown Louisville is a beautiful building that provides comfortable theater seating, after-conference refreshments, and is walking distance to restaurants, bars, and hotels. What more could you ask for?

The Schedule

Take a look at what we have planned.

Wednesday, July 27th

  • Registration & Mingling
  • Adam Wathan - Test Driven Laravel
  • Morning Break
  • Evan You - Vue.js Workshop
  • Lunch
  • Chris Fidao - Servers For Hackers
  • Afternoon Break
  • Taylor Otwell - Laravel 5.3 Overview
  • Evening Mingling & Refreshments

Thursday, July 28th

  • Doors Open & Mingling
  • Evan You - Vue Router & Vuex
  • Jack McDade - Wizards, Lawnmowers, and Hovercrafts
  • Break & Mingling
  • Ben Ramsey - Long Live HTTP/2
  • Lunch
  • Zeev Suraski - PHP 7
  • Amanda Folson - APIs With Lumen
  • Break & Mingling
  • Matthew Machuga - Tests Should Tell A Story
  • Sandi Metz - Get A Whiff Of This
  • Evening Mingling & Refreshments

Friday, July 29th

  • Doors Open & Mingling
  • Adam Wathan - Zollections
  • Fabien Potencier - PHP Performance Tuning With Blackfire
  • Break & Mingling
  • Chuck Reeves - Practical Software Estimation
  • Lunch
  • Jason McCreary - YAGNI With Laravel
  • Colin DeCarlo - Keeping Eloquent Eloquent
  • Break & Mingling
  • Jeremy Lindblom - Lumen, Guzzle, & Swagger
  • Ryan Singer - Design: Case Study
  • Evening Mingling & Refreshments

Lodging

The Hyatt Regency Louisville

The Hyatt Regency

The Hyatt Regency of Louisville is the preferred hotel of Laracon US.
It's a short walk from the conference venue, making it a convenient, and relaxed place to stay, mingle, and sleep.

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