Does Your Code Measure Up?

--Adam Culp (@adamculp)

After days, weeks, or months of coding many developers don't know how to gauge the quality of their code. Adam Culp will introduce tools to grade, benchmark, and analyze PHP code in an automated fashion allowing developers to write better quality software. He will explain key metrics to help understand what may need to be refactored, and use code smells to point out bugs before end-users discover them. Attendees will see how to use these tools, know where to find them, and be able to implement them in their own workflows.

Practical PHP Deployment with Jenkins

--Adam Culp (@adamculp)

Developers would love to "automate all the things", but where do we start? What tools exist for automating? And what can actually be automated? If we don't have unit tests can we still benefit from deployment automation? Adam Culp will show how a PHP application pulled from git, complete with unit tests, Composer dependency management, and package creation, can be deployed flawlessly using Jenkins. Then see how "Dev" and "Ops" are supported by a system if the application breaks through automated rollbacks.

Making more human interfaces using Machine Learning APIs

--Chris Heilmann (@codepo8)

In order to understand interfaces, humans need information and context. You can't always provide that. But machines can by comparing what you have with trillions of other, similar datasets on the web. Using Machine Learning, Deep Learning and Artificial Intelligence you can roll interfaces that not only have what your user gave you, but enhance it with important meta data to make it more usable. In this talk you'll learn about APIs to use to turn images and video into text, to find people in photos, to know the emotions of people in photos, to allow for human input into digital interfaces and to prevent unwanted content to enter your products. You don't need to be a data scientist to do this, you can tap into already existing offers for you.

Join us in Seattle this September!

The Pacific Northwest PHP Conference is a 3-day event for web developers focused but not confined to PHP. In previous years have included world renowned and talented new speakers covering a range of topics like APIs, Frameworks, testing and version control.

This year we are looking forward to bringing together the rich and diverse talent of our community as speakers and attendees to share knowledge and inspiration.

We will dive deep into understanding technology, tools, and processes we all rely on, and explore a wide range technology and processes we are eager to get to know.