I’m a web application architect with over fifteen years of experience. I have a passion for learning and a desire to be challenged. I find that scalability, security, and web services all provide unique and diverse challenges, and these are the areas in which I have expertise and knowledge to share.
Sharing knowledge is important to me. I’m a prolific writer and frequent speaker, often writing and speaking about web services and HTTP. I’ve written for php[architect], International PHP Magazine, and Zend Developer Zone, and I’m a co-author of php|architect’s Zend PHP 5 Certification Study Guide. I’ve spoken at conferences such as OSCON, Zend PHP Conference and Expo, php[tek], Dutch PHP Conference, and Confoo.
Fostering a healthy community for programmers is important to me, as well. In 2004, I founded the Atlanta PHP user group. In 2010, after moving to Nashville, I took the reins as the new organizer of the Nashville PHP user group. I also founded and organized the first PHP Appalachia and PHP Community Conferences.