Making Open Work
May 8–9, 2017: Training & Tutorials
May 10–11, 2017: Conference
Austin, TX
Davey Shafik

Davey Shafik
Developer Evangelist, Akamai

Website | @dshafik

Davey Shafik is a developer evangelist at Akamai Technologies. A full-time developer with over 15 years of experience in PHP and related technologies, Davey has written several books and numerous articles and spoken at conferences the world over. He is best known for his book the Zend PHP Certification Study Guide and as the creator of PHP Archive for PHP 5.3 and release manager for PHP 7.1. Davey is passionate about improving the tech community. He co-organizes the Prompt initiative (, dedicated to lifting the stigma surrounding mental health discussions, and has worked with PHPWomen since its inception.


11:50am12:30pm Thursday, May 11, 2017
Location: Meeting Room 14 (Sponsored)
Davey Shafik (Akamai)
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HTTP/2 (H2) is coming, and along with it comes a whole new way of communicating over the web. Davey Shafik explores the HTTP/2 protocol, explains how to use asynchronous requests right now with HTTP/1.x, and discusses what asynchronous requests and H2 mean for your API and clients in the future. Read more.