2nd*, 3rd & 4th October
Manchester, UK

Rob Allen

Rob Allen is a software developer and consultant with many years of web development experience using PHP and related technologies. He contributes to Slim Framework and other open source projects. Rob is also a member of the Zend Framework Community team and wrote Zend Framework in Action. He is UK-based and runs Nineteen Feet Limited, focussing on web development, training and consultancy.

Conference Day 1

A First Look at ZF3

Saturday 3rd October 12.00 - 12.50

Zend Framework 3 is the framework that took the opportunity to learn from the previous 4 years of ZF2 and be even better than that! Today's PHP projects are built of components installed via Composer and ZF3's architecture reflects this approach; its core components have also been greatly improved in both usage and performance from older versions of the framework. If you're already running a ZF2 application, you'll be able to upgrade your existing application and there will be some excellent support for doing so - we love it when developers get to use new things. If you're a PHP developer with an interest in building excellent, modern applications, then this session is for you.

Conference Day 2

Secure your web application with two-factor authentication

Sunday 4th October 09.55 - 10.40

Protecting your users' data with just a username and password is no longer satisfactory. Two-factor authentication (2FA) is the primary method of countering the effects of stolen passwords, and it is easy to implement in your web application. In this session, we will discuss what two-factor authentication is, how it works, and the challenges associated with it. We will then look how to integrate two-factor authentication into your PHP application's login workflow. We'll consider a Google Authenticator implementation, so you can make your users' accounts more secure. Finally, we will cover some plugins that WordPress & Drupal developers can use to enable this easily!


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