Gary Hockin


Gary Hockin has been creating code to power web applications for over 17 years, the last three of them at an extraordinary level. He is handsome, talented, funny and articulate, and also extremely modest. Gary pretends to work as a Developer Advocate for PhpStorm at JetBrains, and is a valued contributor to Zend Framework. He’s married and has two wonderful children, and when he’s not coding, writing about code, speaking about code or reading about code, he can usually be found in the pub playing pool.

My Sessions

Be Ready For ZF3

Ash Grove B

Zend Framework 3 is here! While the upgrade path from ZF2 to ZF3 is nowhere near as complicated as from ZF1 to ZF2, there are still plenty of things the prepared developer needs to know to make upgrading as seamless as possible. In this session, we’ll cover the backwards compatibility breaks, and which parts of your application you’ll need […]

Intermediate Zend Framework

(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 […]


ZF Done Right

Ash Grove A

Getting started with Zend Framework (2 or 3) is relatively easy. But once you have a basic CRUD application up and running where do you go from there? In this tutorial, we will take a pre-build ZF application straight from GitHub, and apply some simple(ish) rules to make a basic ZF application run in a more modern way. Say […]

Intermediate Tutorial Zend Framework