Presenter Bio

Larry Garfield

Long bio

Larry Garfield has been building websites since he was a sophomore in high school, which is longer ago than he'd like to admit. Larry is currently a Staff Engineer at LegalZoom. Before that, he was Director of Developer Experience for and a long-time Drupal contributor and consultant, and led the Drupal 8 Web Services initiative that helped transform Drupal into a modern PHP platform. Larry is a member of the PHP-FIG Core Committee, and has authored several books on PHP development including "Thinking Functionally in PHP" and "Exploring PHP 8.0."

Larry holds a Master’s degree in Computer Science from DePaul University. He blogs at both and

Playful bio

Larry Garfield is an aspiring blacksmith who moonlights as a Staff Engineer for LegalZoom. When not trying to hand-forge his own medieval armory from scratch he tries to teach developers and development managers the skills of yesteryear that the industry has forgotten. He is the author of several books on PHP, including "Thinking Functionally in PHP" and "Exploring PHP 8.0."