Panel Discussion

Panel: The Future of PHP
Anthony Ferrara, Cal Evans, Samantha Quiñones, Derick Rethans

We have assembled a group of experts & community members to discuss the future of where PHP is going. Of course, we won't be able to discuss the future without also going into PHP's past. Looking back at the last 25 years and discussing what made PHP the dominant web language today, and what we can do as a community to stay relevant in the next 25 years.

Participants include:

  • Anthony Ferrara - Core contributor to PHP who worked on adding strict types and strong password hashing to the project.
  • Cal Evans - The 'Godfather of PHP', he has worked with the community for many years while being an evangelist for PHP at companies like Zend and php[architect].
  • Samantha Quiñones - Built software for some of the largest names in tech, recognized for her expertise by the Huffington Post and received the DCFT Powerful Female Programmers Award.
  • Derick Rethans - Creator of Xdebug, core contributor for the date/time functions, and PHP 7.4 release manager.