Andi Gutmans | Tuesday, November 19th | 9:00 am – 10:00 am
In this keynote session, Andi Gutmans will explore the latest innovations around cloud, mobile and API first development. He will address a key question – while we are all familiar with the concepts and methods of agile development, how do we take that same mindset and approach, and apply it to the end to end delivery of our applications? Specifically how do we deliver our apps all the way to the market with a rapid, iterative and collaborative approach?
In this keynote Andi will put a focus on what it truly takes for a company to achieve agile delivery- from development through to production, and will share new developer tools, practices and innovations.
Andi Gutmans is CEO of Zend Technologies and provides vision and direction for Zend’s innovative leadership in the evolution and growth of PHP application development software and services. He has been instrumental in establishing and promoting PHP as a technology platform of choice for Web and mobile applications running on-premise and in the cloud. Andi has consistently championed the benefits of PHP openness, standardization and best practices among enterprise IT leaders and the developer community. As part of this effort, he has established strategic partnerships for Zend with Adobe, IBM, Microsoft and Oracle, and led the vision and formation of the company’s Zend Framework open source project — two initiatives that are helping to drive PHP adoption among large enterprises worldwide.
Andi has been a key contributor to PHP since 1997, when he and Zend co-founder and CTO Zeev Suraski developed the foundation for PHP 3, widely acknowledged as a major turning point for the language. Soon afterward, Andi and Zeev introduced the Zend Engine, which powers PHP 4 and PHP 5. Today, more than one-third of the Web runs on PHP, which is used by an estimated 5 million developers worldwide.
Andi is a recognized author and frequent speaker on technology and business issues at global industry conferences. He is a member of the PHP Group and the Apache Software Foundation and holds a bachelor’s degree in computer science from the Technion, Israel Institute of Technology.
The Future of PHP in Enterprise Environments
PHP now owns the web, with more than 80% of websites using it. However, the language, features and community must continue to evolve to give access to a larger number of developers to reach the next development stage.
Web titans backed by PHP, like Facebook, are continuously integrating and growing. Still the impressive organizations those giants have deployed, with thought leaders governing tremendous resources, are beyond the reach of most companies.
In a world where security, flexibility and scalability are the new keys to thousands of corporations or government organizations, where does PHP stand? What are the challenges? What are future trends? How should organizations adapt to PHP and how should PHP-based agencies move forward?
Philippe Humeau, will solicit the views of 3 PHP visionaries: Andi Gutmans and Zeev Suraski (PHP co-architects and co-founders of Zend Technologies) and Fabien Potencier (co-founder of SensioLabs, founder and project lead of Symfony). The panelists will also respond to questions from the community.
Microsoft is going through a radical transition in its business model as we move from a traditional software business to a world of Devices & Services. This transition has had a major impact on the way Microsoft develops, sells and services solutions for our customers and profoundly changed the complete engineering systems across the company. In this session we will explore a few case studies from inside Microsoft on how we are managing this transformation of our teams into continuous delivery organizations and we will demonstrate some of the technologies that enable it. We will look both at the transformation of traditional Microsoft products and newer activities such as Bing, Skype and Yammer.
Davey Shafik | Wednesday, November 20th | 5:15 PM – 6:15 PM |
With the rapid adoption of new software development methodologies and infrastructure as a service (IaaS), we’ve seen a new role emerge, DevOps. The DevOp is a master of this new domain: The Cloud. But just as quickly as we’ve seen DevOps emerge, we’re seeing the role evolve as advanced platforms and services enter on to the scene. During this talk, we’ll explore how DevOps is evolving, what that means to you, and your role in the ever changing landscape of development and the cloud.