Northeast PHP Conference

When: Sat September 06, 2014 12:00 pm

Organization: Northeast PHP

Location: Microsoft N.E.R.D. Center Cambridge, MA


The Northeast PHP Conference is a web developer conference focused on PHP, Web Technology, and UX.

There has been a lot of demand for such a conference in this region, and we are excited to be hosting it again. We are bringing in over 300 attendees from across the northeast and beyond.

We are so pleased to have Mr. Ed Smith from Facebook come to talk at our conference. Here is a little bit about Ed and what he will be speaking on:

Ed has been Facebook's HHVM Tech Lead since 2013, after joining Facebook in 2012. Prior to Facebook, Edwin has been working on both traditional and just-in-time compilers for popular dynamically typed languages, including Javascript, Actionscript, and Flex, and ColdFusion.

Ed will be speaking about the HHVM JIT Compiler - There are about as many compilation strategies as there are PHP engines. The just-in-time (JIT) compiler inside Hip Hop Virtual Machine (HHVM), an open-source virtual machine designed for executing programs written in PHP and Hack, has been evolving quickly in the last year or two. Come hear the latest on how it compiles your standard PHP to optimized X86-64 machine code. HHVM uses a three-stage approach including an interpreter, profiling mode, an optimized mode, and we're busy at work experimenting with LLVM.

Here are a few other items that Mr. Smith has been up to in recent months:

What's Facebook Been 'Hacking' On in Kendall Square?

HHVM Performance Status - Video