Meet our Opening Keynote Speaker – Rasmus Lerdorf

Meet our Opening Keynote Speaker – Rasmus Lerdorf


Rasmus Lerdorf


Rasmus Lerdorf is known for getting the PHP project off the ground in 1995. He has also contributed to several other open source projects over the years. Rasmus worked as an Infrastructure Architect at Yahoo! for more than seven years and then joined Etsy in 2012.

Rasmus was born in Greenland and grew up in Denmark and Canada. He has a Systems Design engineering degree from the University of Waterloo.

Rasmus will be the Opening Keynote Speaker at #PHPNW17 his talk titled “PHP in 2017” can be heard on Saturday 30th September 09:45 am -10:35 am.

Rasums said “PHP has been around since the beginning of the Web. It has shaped and influenced many of the sites and web technologies we use every day. The SQL LIMIT clause came out of the PHP project, for example. Now, getting close to its 25th birthday, can it still make an impact?”

You can follow him @rasmus on Twitter. My favourite quote of his so far is: “For all the folks getting excited about my quotes. Here is another – Yes, I am a terrible coder, but I am probably still better than you :)”

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