David works at Heroku, a cloud platform as a service headquartered in San Francisco. He was already building applications for the Web when the dot-com bubble burst, and went on to co-own a software consultancy before exploring the e-commerce and Berlin startup scene. Based in Munich, Germany, he is a regular speaker at technology conferences around the world and an avid fan of all things fast or exciting.
English session - Beginner
In his book describing the GTD time management system, David Allen promotes the "Art of Stress-Free Productivity". After too many New Year's Resolutions and too much procrastination, it's time for you to finally implement it. You'll discover that, unlike another collection of self-motivation tricks, it'll become the key to re-gain control of your life and your to-do list again. This is an intro that's hoping to get you hooked before you burn out!
English session - Intermediate
PHP's stateless execution model is still based on the mechanics of CGI: request in, response out. This means simplicity, but also significant overhead on each request. All other languages on the web now offer production-ready web servers implemented purely in each language. PHP is finally catching up with solutions like Aerys or PHP-PM, which promise tremendous performance gains and the potential for a few features Apache or Nginx cannot offer.