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PNWPHP16 Conference Recap

I had the pleasure of supporting and attending the PNWPHP Conference in Seattle. I think the most asked question is what is Cisco doing at a developer conference?

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Surprise! We have APIs!

logo_spark_lg@256.pngtropo-glyph_400x400.pngThe developers were super receptive to our Spark and Tropo collaboration APIs and eager to learn more, and even more excited to learn how easy it was to get started.

What I enjoyed most about the conference was the close-knit feel. We all ate together and drank together. In addition to the technical talks, there were talks about mental health and wellness, developer evangelism and developer communities. I learned about OSMI, a non-profit organization bringing mental health awareness to the developer community. The founder Ed Finkler gave a wonderful emotional talk on Friday night that ended with a standing ovation. I encourage you to check out their website. They have great resources for employees and employers.

Here’s my top 5 list:


  1. PHP elephants - Everyone was trading and collecting all different colors
  2. Diverse talks – Technical and non-technical talks. Check out OSMI
  3. Food and drinks - Vegan, vegetarian and gluten-free food options
  4. Great location – Walking distance to hotels, restaurants, and Space Needle
  5. Tessa – Great job coordinating the entire conference! The kudos just keep on flowing:

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