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Welcome to Codeworks, Matthew Weier O'Phinney!

Posted by on August 24, 2009

Matthew Weier O’Phinney is project lead for Zend Framework ( He is a vocal advocate for best practices and standards in PHP development, including version control, design patterns, and unit testing. While blogging is his normal communication medium, Matthew
is also a regular speaker at PHP conferences, has articles published on Zend’s Developer Zone ( and in php|architect (, and was a contributor to SitePoint’s second edition of “The PHP Anthology”.

A few things you may not know about Matthew:

  • A course in Artificial Intelligence while in college ultimately led to him getting a degree in comparative religion.
  • After learning OOP in Perl 5, OOP in PHP was an easy paradigm to learn.
  • His typical social networking avatar is a Celtic Knot, and was used by his wife and him on their wedding stationary.

Matthew will be presenting a tutorial on Zend
, and we highly encourage you to take part in this interactive and informative learning experience!

Marco is the keeper of keys and Chief Garbage Collector at Blue Parabola. He can be found on Twitter as @mtabini.
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