Chris Tankersley

Chris Tankersley is a husband, father, and PHP developer in Northwest Ohio. He works as a programming consultant doing various types of PHP including Zend framework, Drupal, WordPress, and Symfony. He founded the Northwest Ohio PHP User Group, and works with local developers helping them with programming and server administration. He works with PHP primarily, with some work done in Node.js and Python for personal projects.

My Sessions

Coming to Terms with OOP in Drupal


Drupal 8’s release last year formally heralded in Object Oriented Programming in the Drupal ecosystem. While it was always available due to Drupal being written in PHP, it wasn’t until the introduction of the new underbelly of Drupal that it stepped to the forefront. Let’s take a look at how to get started with Object […]

Beginner Drupal

How We Got Here: A Brief History of Open Source


Open Source is one of the core tenets of the PHP language and the community. PHP would not be here if it was not for some of the ideals around software development that occurred in the 50’s, 60’s, and 70’s. How did the open source movement start, and why is PHP one of the few […]


Meet the php[architect] Authors


We are going to have three php[architect] book authors in attendance, so decided that we should do something special!  We will have each of them set up at a table with copies of their books so that you can chat with them, ask them questions, and if you want pick up a copy of their […]


(Live Podcast Recording) Jerks Talk Games

Great Falls

Come join two of our php[world] speakers … Gary Hockin & Chris Tankersley … as they do a live recording of their podcast: “Jerks Talk Games” Is this podcast all about PHP?  No, it’s not.  But at this point you’ve had an entire day full of PHP knowledge and it’s time to have a little […]