Peter MacIntyre has over 25 years of experience in the information technology industry, primarily in the area of PHP and Web Technologies. He has contributed writing material for many IT industry publications: Author of “PHP: The Good Parts” (O’Reilly); co-author: Pro PHP Programming (APress), Programming PHP (3rd Edition – O’Reilly), Using Visual Objects, Using PowerBuilder 5, ASP.NET Bible, Web Warrior Survey on Web Development Languages, and Zend Studio for Eclipse Developer’s Guide. Peter has another book covering WordPress that was published in May 2016.
Peter is currently the co-chair, co-founder and board member for the Northeast PHP Developer’s Conference held in Boston, MA for the last 4 years (northeastphp.org). As well, Peter has spoken several times at North American and International computer conferences including CA-World in New Orleans, USA; CA-TechniCon in Cologne, Germany; and CA-Expo in Melbourne, Australia. He is a Zend Certified Engineer in PHP 5.3 and PHP 4.0
Bobby Cahill is a full-stack engineer at Wayfair building and maintaining the largest online-only retailer for home in the US. He is an organizer of Boston PHP, the largest active PHP user group in the US and has been volunteering as a member of the Northeast PHP organizer team since its inception. Bobby is the creator of the open source web app Projectify and has previous software experience in the Supply Chain and Healthcare industries.
Bobby is a life-learner and a hacker by nature and strives to create usable, secure, high-performance applications and to make the complex increasingly simple. He is a big fan of MVC(-ish) design patterns due to his admitted lack of graphic design/layout ability. In his free time he controls his minor gaming addiction by supporting the open-source community and injuring himself on the basketball court, or as some generously call it, “playing basketball”.
Lincoln has been working professionally with PHP for almost 15 years. He is presently the president of the Atlantic PHP user group based in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island and this is the third year of his involvement with Northeast PHP.
David Kelleher is a college professor, multimedia artist, and freelance PHP/MySQL and UI developer with 15 years of industry experience. He has taught courses and given talks on diverse topics ranging from database optimization to visual effects production. David loves the intersection of the arts and emerging technologies, working on projects like a juggling gesture interface for electronic music theater and an interactive overhead video canopy.
Michael Stowe is a professional, Zend Certified Engineer with over 10 years experience building applications for law enforcement, the medical field, nonprofits, and numerous industrial companies. He now works as the Developer Relations Manager at MuleSoft, where he strives to positively impact the developer community and help others grow. He has contributed to multiple open source projects, is a frequent conference speaker, meetup organizer, and had cofounded the Midwest PHP Conference before moving out West. This is Michael’s second year volunteering with NortheastPHP, and first year serving on the organizing committee.
Kristin is a scientist by day and a novice coder and artist by night. A Ph.D. Research Scientist in pharmaceuticals, Kristin specializes in mass spectrometry and the analysis of biotherapeutics. She has spoken about her science worldwide and is a member of theAmerican Society for Mass Spectrometry, Human Proteome Organization, and the Greater Boston Mass Spectrometry Discussion Group. After work, Kristin finds both frustration and accomplishment in teaching herself R and Python and likes to leave all the analytical of the day behind by indulging her love for painting, tennis, boxing, and basketball.
Michael Bourque, is a software/hardware/design/architect. He is passionate about open source software led him to organize a monthly meetup called Boston PHP. It was a huge success, which led him to co-founder Northeast PHP. He has over 30 years experience in research and development, and leading global teams to build great products. He is experience in manufacturing, aerospace, and high tech software. Michael was manufacturing engineer at MIT Lincoln Labs, a position that led him to a role at PTC helping to improve the CAD software he had been suggesting improvements to while at MIT. His PTC career culminated in a VP position for which he was responsible for break-through technology in delivering software training and learning management systems.