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LAPHP February Talk: What's New (and Great) in PHP 5.4 & 5.5

This time we decided to do something different and invited two lead engineers from Walt Disney Parks and Resorts Online (WDPRO).

We will have two presentations about 20-30 minutes each.

TOPIC 1: Overcoming the Challenges of Working in Distributed Teams

Presented by Tim Enloe.

Working in distributed teams is hard. But it can also be rewarding. Learning to overcome the challenges to collaboration can lead to better value for your customers.

TOPIC 2: What's New (and Great) in PHP 5.4 & 5.5

Presented by Matt Ronchetti

The latest releases of PHP bring more speed, security and forward-thinking features for developers. Learn how to take advantage of these new features and how to establish best practices.


Tim Enloe
Technology Manager

With nearly fifteen years of industry experience, Tim has lead teams to deliver web solutions for the world's largest entertainment and retail companies. In his current role Tim oversees more than a dozen parks and resorts related websites including Walt Disney World International, runDisney, ESPN Wide World of Sports, Disney Weddings, Disney's Club 33, Adventures by Disney, and more.


Matthew (Matt) Ronchetti
Staff Web Developer

Matt Ronchetti has been developing websites for well-known brands since 2005. Most recently he has been responsible for as a Staff Web Developer at Walt Disney Parks & Resorts Online. PHP is his development language of choice and he has delivered projects using Zend, Drupal and Wordpress as well as other OSS frameworks.



This meetup will be hosted at the Walt Disney Parks and Resorts Online (WDPRO) office in Glendale, CA.

Since the launch of in 1997, our mission at Walt Disney Parks and Resorts Online (WDPRO) has been to deliver easy, intuitive digital experiences for our online guests worldwide to confidently book and enjoy their vacation with the trust and quality they expect from Disney.

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Attendance is free, snacks and refreshments will be provided!


There is plenty of parking on the street, as well as in the parking lot on the right side of the building.  Please only park in this parking lot or on the street.  The remaining parking lots belong to other business segments.

WDPRO occupies the entire building, so you can just come in through the main door.


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  • Oleg B.

    Hi everyone,

    Please post jobs/position announcements and other recruiting related communications to our "Job Announcements" board here

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    Any further recruiting messages in the comments will be removed...


    2 · March 1, 2013

  • Brad L.

    Great information and great place to meet smart, friendly IT professionals.

    February 28, 2013

  • Tim E.

    Matt Ronchetti and I look forward to meeting you all this evening.

    1 · February 27, 2013

  • Justin H.

    Hey, Oleg! Finally making good of this after SCALE11X.

    February 26, 2013

  • Oleg B.

    Added more seats due to the popular demand...

    February 26, 2013

  • Sergio

    Great opportunity to meet great people !!!

    February 20, 2013

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