The inaugural PHP Unicorn Conference will be taking place in the cloud on May 4, 2017. Ed will be giving his talk "Stronger Than Fear: Mental Health in the Developer Community", and this is a great chance to hear him speak if you've never been able to make it out to any of the conferences he attends. Today is the LAST day to buy early bird tickets at the super low price of $50; starting tomorrow, ticket prices will go up to $100 each. Register now.
We've got a booth set up in the expo hall (check out our brand new tablecloth!), and OSMI founder Ed Finkler will be there to talk all things OSMI on Thursday & Friday. If you're at Indy.Code(), come grab a sticker and learn more about the awareness campaign and resources OSMI has been working on to promote mental wellness in the tech community.
Not that it's any more true today than any other day, but it feels like several of us need this reminder right now.
Board member Joe Ferguson is teaching a half-day workshop titled All the Laravel Things - Local to Production to Making $$ (Thursday @ 1pm) and a regular session Put an end to regression with Codeception Testing (Friday @ 11am)
Many of the other speakers are longtime supporters as well. If you're attending Lone Star PHP, be sure to look for our booth, where we'll be available to talk all things OSMI.
Allison's talk, titled "Field Guide to Caring for a Developer", will examine the state of mental health awareness within tech and discuss strategies and resources to improve it on both a personal and community level. WordCamp Halifax takes place on May 27th, and tickets will go on sale any day now and are likely to sell out; follow their Twitter account to stay informed about when registration opens. Be sure to give us a shout if you plan to attend.