Vinai Kopp, has been a supporter of Mage Titans since the beginning.
He’s a Magento Master, a passionate Web Developer and has been an open source enthusiast since 1998.
Unfortunately, he can’t make it to #MageTitansUSA (major sad face!) but he has very generously offered to donate his speaker fee from NomadMage to our chosen charity, SAFE Austin.
Vinai hopes that this encourages others to also get involved by attending Mage Titans USA and kindly donating.
Since March of 2008 he has specialised on the Magento platform, which at the time was still in its beta stages. Between working as a freelancer and collaborating in larger, corporate teams, he has been able to gather valuable experience from a wide-range of projects. This priceless experience motivated Vinai to move into training developers, particularly on how to effectively customise Magento.
Since then he has spent thousands of hours, training an array of developers and teams, in all aspects of the Magento platform, across the World. Topics range from extension development, using Git with Magento, performance tuning, and automated testing. In the past, Vinai has worked as a full-time Magento U instructor. He is a member of the Magento Certification Advisory Board and was one of the first to pass the MCD+ exam. Vinai is co-author of the German ‘Magento Developer Handbook’ published by O’Reilly in 2010 and co-author of ‘Grokking Magento’ along with Ben Marks.