I had a fantastic time as I always do at Sunshine PHP 2017 down in Miami this year. I chose this conference because there were several speakers that I had heard about that I wanted to hear and they did not disappoint. And let’s be honest, the other big reason is to get down to Miami in February and escape the dreary winters of the midwest!
The conference itself was very well organized. I personally had no issues with any of the tech there, as conferences are notorious for bad wifi. The vendors were great, the hotel was good and big props to Adam Culp for keeping everything together and logging all those miles everyday.
On the more personal side, I really enjoyed meeting and hearing from Chris Hartjes and Ed Finkler in particular. These are two people I have been following in the community, one of which I didn’t realize is just north of me here. I also appreciate Ed’s outreach with OSMI, as I have suffered from mild anxiety over the years due to stress.