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Community News:
North East PHP Conference 2015 Call for Papers Opened
Apr 09, 2015 @ 13:53:04

The 2015 edition of the North East PHP Conference has officially opened up their Call for Papers for this year's event. This community conference will be held in Boston, Massachusetts on August 22 and 23rd at the Microsoft Nerd Center there in town.

The Northeast PHP Conference is a community conference intended for networking and collaboration in the developer community. PHP + UX + WEB = The best low-cost conference in North America! Last year we had two awesome keynote speakers, and we have amazing Keynotes planned for this year: Steve Krug, author of “Don’t Make Me Think” and “Rocket Surgery Made Easy”, will be giving the opening keynote. Frances Berriman of Code for America and former front-end development lead for GOV.UK will be delivering the closing keynote.

The speaker package includes a ticket to the event, up to three nights in the hotel, an invitation to the speaker's dinner and some special "speaker swag". Their Call for Papers closes on May 15th, so be sure to submit early and often to get your topics in and in front of the organizers!

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Link: http://2015.northeastphp.org/call-for-papers/

Community News:
Northeast PHP Conference 2014
Aug 06, 2014 @ 14:14:15

The Northeast PHP Technical Conference is happening again this year in Boston, Massachusetts September 6th and 7th, 2014:

This year’s Northeast PHP Conference will once again be held in Boston, MA from September 6 to 7. This year we have another great selection of speakers and topics, the list of which can be found at http://northeastphp.org/talks.

We have 2 great Keynote speakers lined up as well: Steve Krug and Frances Berriman.

Steve Krug is an information architect and user experience professional, best known for his book 'Don't Make Me Think'. Frances Berriman previously worked as the front-end lead for the UK government's award winning project GOV.UK and is now an advisor for Code for America.

They've even reduced the price of the tickets for this great two-day event to $150 USD to make it even more accessible for a wider audience of attendees. Each day includes breakfast/lunch/snacks and lots of great sessions including topics like:

  • Web application security
  • Building HTML5 games
  • Unit testing
  • Influencing developers
  • Composer

You can pick up your tickets at northeastphp.org/tickets, and as a special bonus for our readers, you can get an extra $25 USD off the normal price using the code "phpdeveloper" on checkout!

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Link: http://northeastphp.org

Community News:
North East PHP 2013 (Aug 16th-18th)
Jul 25, 2013 @ 17:50:03

The PHP North East conference is coming up soon (August 16th through the 18th in Cambridge, Massachusetts) and you can still pick up your tickets to attend this year's great event.

This year they have a wide range of topics on the agenda including:

  • You Can UX Too: Avoiding the Programmer's User Interface
  • Mobile-First Design
  • Don't Be STUPID, Grasp SOLID
  • Testing UX Design with Reverse Card Sorting
  • Scaling PHP to 40 Million Uniques
  • Package Management in PHP: Better Late than Never!
  • Developing For the Cloud, In The Cloud
  • Building a REST API

They'll also have keynotes from notable PHP community members Eli White and Terry Chay. There's also a set of workshops you can attend on the 16th covering things like clean code, web scraping and usability testing. If you'd like to attend and haven't gotten tickets yet, there's still some available, so grab yours and get ready for some great content in August.

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Link: http://www.northeastphp.org

Community News:
Northeast PHP Conference Wrapup
Aug 13, 2012 @ 16:16:21

The Northeast PHP Conference has wrapped up (this past weekend) and there were some great talks given and a good time had by a great group of attendees. If you weren't able to attend and want to catch up on some of the content presented at the event, check out the conference's page on Joind.in. There's links to slides for sessions like:

This is just a small sampling of the sessions, so head over to the conference's page and get the full list! Congrats to the Northeast PHP organizers for not only having a great first year but for selling out the event!

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Community News:
Northeast PHP Conference Tickets on Sale Tomorrow!
Jun 27, 2012 @ 13:18:46

As Bradley Holt mentions in this new post to his blog, the tickets for the Northeast PHP Conference will be going on sale this Thursday (June 28th) for $99 USD.

The conference will be taking place on Saturday, August 11th and Sunday, August 12th at Microsoft's NERD Center in Cambridge, MA and will feature talks from some generous sponsors.

Sessions at this year's event include:

  • How NASA uses PHP
  • Creating an Epic RESTful API and Conquering the World
  • PHP Security 101
  • Where MVC Ends, Services Begin
  • Getting into Git

This promises to be an excellent conference, so be sure to get your tickets as soon as they're available! You can find out more about the event on the main conference site.

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Bradley Holt's Blog:
Boston PHP Northeast Conference
Dec 13, 2011 @ 14:23:58

Bradley Holt has a new post to his blog announcing the Boston PHP Northeast Conference happening in August (2012) in Cambridge, Massachusetts:

I'm excited to be able to announce that the first ever Boston PHP Northeast Conference will be taking place on Saturday, August 11th and Sunday, August 12th at Microsoft's NERD Center in Cambridge, MA. This regional event is intended for PHP beginners, enthusiasts, and professionals alike.

The conference will not just cover PHP but also general web development topics with a dash of user experience thrown in. Three regional groups are hosting the event: BostonPHP, Burlington, VT user group and the Atlantic Canadian PHP user group.

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Job Posting:
Accucom Seeks Mid-Senior PHP/MySQL Developer (Boston, MA)
Aug 19, 2009 @ 23:03:07

Company Accucom
Location Boston, MA
Title Mid to Senior Level PHP/MySql Developer

Full time position in a small but growing company, We are looking for a mid to senior level PHP/MySql Developer. Must be comfortable working on many projects at the same time and managing other employees (both local and remote).

We have about 40 active websites that need almost constant work. Some minor tweaks and some major.

Prior agency experience as well as any online marketing experience is a plus.

The position is in our office in Boston, so local candidates only.

If interested, please send me your resume and a brief description about your experience.

Contact: Alon Cohen at alon@accucomcorp.com

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Job Posting:
Smarter Travel Media Seeks Web Application Developer (Boston, MA)
Apr 08, 2009 @ 22:35:54

Company Smarter Travel Media
Location Boston, MA
Title Web Application Developer – PHP (Mid to Senior Level)

What the Candidate will be doing:

Are you interested in building slick Web 2.0 applications? When you browse websites do you find yourself thinking about how you could make them better? Would you like to work on web-based applications on some of the most visited travel publishing sites on the Internet?


The Software Applications Developer will join our Applications Development Team. As part of this team, you will build scalable, database-driven web applications for our production websites (www.smartertravel.com and www.bookingbuddy.com). You will work with a strong group of other Software Application Developers in a LAMP (Linux, Apache, MySQL, PHP) environment.


  • 2+ years experience programming in object-oriented PHP 4-5 or similar languages, in a professional team environment.
  • Familiarity with Object-Oriented design patterns and how they are used in software design.
  • BS/BA degree in Computer Science, Math, Engineering, or equivalent experience.
  • A strong understanding of XHTML, CSS, MySQL and JavaScript.
  • Experience with AJAX, JSON, RSS and other Web 2.0 technologies.
  • Strong documentation and communication skills.
  • Experience with the use of source code control systems (subversion, cvs, etc.)

What's in it for YOU:

  • Full time opportunity, compensation package includes, salary, bonus and full benefits (parent company is TripAdvisor)
  • Work on cutting edge technologies
  • Innovation is encouraged.
  • Competitive salary.
  • Great benefit package
  • Casual attire, fun and laid back culture
  • Smarter Travel Media named by Globes 100 Top Places to Work in Massachusetts: http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_m4PRN/is_2008_Nov_10/ai_n30982680

How to apply:

Email your resume in a word document and code sample attention to Elizabeth at email eraymond@smartertravelmedia.com

Please provide a 200 - 500 line code sample using object-oriented design, preferably in PHP, but another OO language is fine, which shows your ability and complexity of development experience. The code sample can be part of a larger program and does not need to be stand alone run-able. Please be sure to include a class file or equivalent, and code that uses that class.

**Please do not send any zip files, our mail server just rejects files that end in .zip -- so just zip it up and rename it to (e.g.) .piz, then mention in the email to rename it to .zip before trying to open it.

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Job Posting:
Mikroability (Recruiter) Seeks PHP/LAMP Software Engineers (Boston, MA)
Feb 17, 2009 @ 21:02:32

Company Mikroability (Recruiter)
Location Boston, MA
Title PHP/LAMP Software Engineers
Summary Solid, well established, successful Boston based consumer products/creative Media Company is creating a new entrepreneurial, innovative technology team. This team has immediate needs for exceptional PHP/LAMP developers to architect and implement sizzling new web initiatives. The developers will be the key members of the team leading the charge to provide the ultimate reliable rich web experience for today’s “need it now” consumer. The developers will be working closely with U/I designers.

Dynamic, exciting, eclectic environment…lots of left/right brainiacs. Software engineers, U/I designers, creative arts, content, management and marketing team members will be working towards rapid customer adoption to continue to build upon the current revenue success which is prompting explosive growth.


  • Minimum of 5+ years of demonstrated PHP mastery
  • Solid LAMP and OO Design experience
  • JBoss/Eclipse experience
  • Javascript, Java, .Net, AJAX experience a plus
  • Experience developing Web 2.0 solutions for dynamic, high performance web apps(monitoring, root analysis, responsiveness etc)
  • Agile development methodologies ( XP, Scrum, etc.)
  • Experience working with creative U/I designers and content professionals
  • BS degree CS/EE preferred
  • Salary (80-120K), bonus, benefits
  • No H-1’s or relocation
  • Public transportation

Contact: Mike Sheffer at michaelsheffer@verizon.net

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Job Posting:
Revelation Partners (Recruiter) Seeks Mid-Principal PHP Developer (Boston, MA)
Jan 09, 2009 @ 14:01:50

Company Revelation Partners (Recruiter)
Location North Greater Boston, MA
Title Mid - Principal PHP Developer

Want to join a growing team developing social media applications used by millions all over the world?

We are working with a global market leader in the mobile space expanding an entertainment & social media division to continue their growth in the Internet/Mobile space competing with iconic brands such as Google, Apple, Facebook, etc.

This company is expanding this business unit focused on combining mobile device and internet experiences through a web 2.0, media sharing and social networking initiative which will be utilized by over millions of current customers.

There are multiple fulltime development opportunities at mid to principal levels in this growing business unit in the greater Boston area, and I believe that it is an opportunity worth knowing about.


  • Minimum 2+ years of PHP development experience (LAMP)
  • Experience with HTML, CSS, AJAX, Javascript, Web services (SOAP / REST), MySQL, Subversion
  • Knowledge of front end tools Flash and Flex
  • Experience in high volume traffic site development in addressing issues of performance and scalability
  • Agile development experience

This large and stable company offers excellent compensation packages including bonus, 8% 401k matching, 3 weeks PTO, excellent health benefits, mobile device and service, on site full gym, on site cafeteria, casual dress environment and flex time. Great place to work!

We are also hiring the following if you know anyone!

  • Development Manager – Agile, internet applications development (front or backend management)
  • Principal Software Engineers – Java, SOAP, REST, Hibernate, Spring, AJAX
  • Configuration Manager – Linux, Subversion, fast build cycles
  • Internet Services Architect – responsible for front-end / back-end strategy
  • MySQL Architect – responsible for DB strategy

Please email your resume to jt(at)revelationpartners(dot)com Don’t delay, we are moving quickly.

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