Doug Bierer is a PHP 5.3 & Zend Framework Certified trainer and independent consultant.  He is a technical trainer, writer and software developer with substantial experience in programming (PHP, PERL, Java, C, C++, and others), especially in the LAMP environment.  With over 20 years experience in programming, database, course development and training, Doug teaches several technical training classes for Zend Technologies and is the co-founder of unlikelysource.com a web development company.  He has authored or contributed to a dozen technical books. Doug teaches PHP II: Higher Structure, Quick Start: PHP for OO/Procedural Programmers, Building Security into your PHP Applications and the Zend Framework classes series. 

 

Elena M. Brambilla is a PHP Certified Engineer. She has been PHP developer for over 10 years. Her experience started as a Cobol developer on IBM environment for over 10 years. She has been a consultant for various companies over the years. One of her projects was leading was creation of the intranet for the Airports of Milan (Linate and Malpensa). Four years ago, she joined Zend as a Project and Training Manager. Elena teaches PHP I: Foundations, PHP II: Higher Structures, Quick Start: PHP for OO/Procedural Programmers, Building Security into your PHP Applications and the Zend Framework class series. Elena particularly likes to bring IBM users to a high level of PHP development using object-oriented programming: she finds that the results are very rewarding. She lives in a small village on the hills near Pavia, Italy with her two sons, one cat and two fishes. She loves gardening, skiing and reading books.

 

Clark Everetts is a PHP Certified Engineer who began programming in 1982 at the age of 15, on a TRS-80 Color Computer with BASIC and PEEK and POKE commands.  He continued with academic training in Computer Science at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Daytona Beach FL and The University of Alabama in Huntsville, working as a Student Assistant and Graduate Research Assistant.  For twelve years he was an Analyst, Programmer, and Software Engineer for Madison Research Corporation in Huntsville AL, developing systems for Army and NASA customers.  Clark is currently teaching PHP I: Foundations, PHP II: Higher Structures and Zend Framework: Fundamentals on-line classes for Zend Technologies. Clark joined Zend technologies as a professional services consultant where he works with some of the biggest companies in North America conducting development and performance optimization contracts for various companies. 

 

Slavey Karadzhov is Senior Consultant at Zend Technologies. He is PHP 5, PHP 5.3, Zend Framework Certified and MySQL Engineer. Proud owner of two master degrees - one in Computer Science from Sofia University, Bulgaria and one in Software Technologies from Stuttgart University of Applied Science, Germany. Backed up with good theoretical knowledge he has also solid experience. Interested in programming since his yearly years, he has more than 12 years of experience in PHP and many other programming languages - exotic (AGI, Basic, Pascal, Prolog) and not so exotic (Python, Java). He is also a strong open source supporter. Currently he is flying around the world and teaching courses like Zend Framework Fundamentals and Zend Framework Certification, Zend Studio, Zend Server, PHP for experienced users, Building security in PHP and others. You can also spot him on PHP conference like the International PHP Conference presenting the Zend products or his experience with new "buzz" technologies. During his free time he likes to travel in exotic places and enjoys the time with his family.

 

Maurice Kherlakian has been using PHP for over 10 years. He has been a consultant for the past few years taking on development and performance optimization contracts for various companies. He recently joined Zend technologies as a professional services consultant where he consults for some of the biggest companies in North America. He lives in Montreal, Canada. Maurice teaches Zend Server and Zend Studio classes, Building Security into your PHP Applications and the Zend Framework classes series.

 

Daryl Wood is Chief Techincal Officer and principal at DataShuttle.net, a web development firm. He has had his own company for 13 years. He is a PHP 5.3 Zend Certified Engineer.  He has been a technical trainer, writer and software developer for many years and has specialized in dynamic database-driven web development. His programming skills include PHP, MySQL, Javascript, Jquery, and various PHP frameworks.  He graduated in aeronautical technical training at Westwood College of Technology.  He loves software and is an avid reader of web development publications. He lives in the magnificent mountain region of North Idaho where he is an avid outdoorsman.  He loves biking, and back country hiking treks with his wife, puppy, family and friends.