Beau Simensen will be talking to us about Composer.
Does your project rely on third-party code? Does your company share code between multiple projects? If so, you have dealt with dependencies. Traditionally, there have been many ways to manage dependencies for PHP projects: PEAR, copying and pasting, ZIP archives, Subversion exports, git submodules, or complicated build scripts. Composer, a dependency manager for PHP, aims to make the whole process more streamlined. Learn how Composer can be used to manage third-party packages, how to create and distribute your own Composer packages, and how Composer can change the way you think about code reuse.
Beau Simensen (@beausimensen) has been working with PHP since 2002. Professionally, he offers consulting services through his company Dragonfly Development. Beau is a proponent of writing framework agnostic code and hopes to help projects embrace a life not completely tied to any framework's ecosystem. (Some of Beau's projects: Sculpin, Stack PHP, dflydev-markdown.)
Brandon Lamb will also be presenting about Redis and how you can use Redis as a Messaging/Queueing platform.