PHP developers

The best developers and mentors you can follow.

Rasmus Lerdorf

The father of PHP


Fabien Potencier

 Co-founder and CEO of SensioLabs. Founder of and project lead for Symfony.


Rob Allen

Zend Framework contributor, Zend Framework Education Advisory Board member, and co-author of Zend Framework in Action. Owner of Nineteen Feet.


Sebastian Bergmann

PHP quality assurance pioneer. Creator of the PHPUnit test framework and co-founder of thePHP.cc.


Jordi Boggiano

Lead developer on Composer. Symfony2 developer. Partner at Nelmio.


Dries Buytaert

Original creator and project lead of Drupal. President of the Drupal Association. Co-founder and CTO at Acquia.


Angie Byron

Drupal core co-maintainer and Director of Community Development at Acquia. Recipient of Google-O’Reilly Open 2008 Source Award for Best Contributor and co-author of Using Drupal.


Evan Coury

Zend-certified engineer for PHP 5.3 and Zend Framework, regular speaker at developer conferences. Owner of Roave.


Cal Evans

Developer experience architect. Developer advocate at GetPantheon.


Anthony Ferrara

Developer with expertise in security, performance, and object-oriented programming. Developed the new, more secure password API in PHP 5.5.


Ed Finkler

Member of the Fictive Kin team, working on Gimme Bar and other products. Creator of Open Sourcing Mental Illness, a campaign to raise awareness and understanding of mental illness in the developer community. Co-host of the Development Hell podcast. Created Spaz, the PHPSpecInfo auditing tool, and the Inspekt input filtering library for PHP.


Larry Garfield

Senior architect at Palantir. Principal architect on the Drupal 7 database system and web services lead on Drupal 8. Co-author of Drupal 7 Module Development.


Sara Golemon

Engineer at Facebook working on HHVM. Wrote libssh2, and (per her Twitter page) “a sizable chunk of Yahoo! Search’s front end.” Author of Extending and Embedding PHP.


Andi Gutmans

Co-creator of PHP 3 and the Zend Engine, the core of PHP4. Co-founder and CEO of Zend Technologies. Co-author of PHP 5 Power Programming.


Emma Jane Hogbin

Drupal developer, themer, and open source nerd. Co-author of Front End Drupal and author of Drupal User's Guide.


Matthew Weier O'Phinney

Open-source software architect. Project lead for Zend Framework. Zend-certified engineer and member of the Zend Education Advisory Board. Speaker and writer.


Taylor Otwell

Created Laravel.


Nikita Popov

Student at the Technical University of Berlin. Maintains a PHP parser written in PHP, and contributes to PHP 5.5 features including generators and coroutinesand support for arbitrary expressions in empty().


Derick Rethans

PHP engineer and evangelist on MongoDB, Author of Xdebug. Author of php/architect’s Guide to Data and Time Programming. Co-author of PHP 5 Power Programming.


Lukas Smith

Developer for Symfony. Contributor to PHP and PEAR. Developer and part of the management team at Liip.


Marco Tabini

VP at TelemetryApp. “Until December of 2012,” he writes, “I was one of the folks behind php|architect, a great publication for PHP developers. Lately, I can mostly be found writing for Macworld…in the meantime, my interests have somewhat shifted towards Web-base APIs and realtime systems.”


Juan Treminio

Senior PHP/MySQL web developer for Mytrus. We think his work on PuPHPet is going to be hugely important.


Jonathan Wage

Director of technology at OpenSky.com. Contributor to Doctrine and Symfony.

David Walsh

Web developer for Mozilla, core developer for MooTools,


Igor Wiedler

Contributor to Symfony2, Silex, and Composer. Former phpBB MOD team leader.


Alessandro Nadalin

CTO at Namshi (a Rocket Internet venture) and speaker.

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