What to say about me. First; my name. Kevin Schroeder. I have been a sys admin, programmer, consultant and evangelist.  Over the past 10 years I’ve spent a number of them at Zend Technologies, spent a 6 month stint trying to start a mobile company (too little, too late), followed by being the the Technical Manager for Education and Consulting for Magento at MagentoU and ECG.  Now, because I am a giant sucker for punishment, I have started a new company called 10n Software.

Back in June-July of 2015 I did some work on Selenium Testing with Magento.  I’ve got a bunch of hair and because of that work a good number of said hairs departed from my body. I kept asking myself “there has got to be a better way to automate browser testing on Magento!”  The answer, it seems, is no.  So 10n was created so I could contribute to making front-end testing much easier.

That’s not to say that there isn’t testing software out there that helps you test the front end.  There is.  But I have had a complaint about software development for a long time: it is too complicated.  Triply so for browser testing.

The start of this quest is through a library I am working on called Magium.  Check it out.

I’ve done some writing.  I am co-author of “The IBM i Programmer’s Guide to PHP” and the  book  “You want to do WHAT with PHP?”, which has nothing to do with the IBM i Series and have finished the Advanced Guide to PHP on IBM i, which does.

Beyond techy stuff I love music. I’ve played guitar for almost 20 years. My pride and joy is my Ibanez JS-1000. It’s like you’re playing on silk; it’s that good of a guitar. I have released albums.  One is called Coronal Loop Safari (iTunes, Rhapsody, Amazon)  and the other is called Loudness Wars (iTunesRhapsodyAmazon).

You can find me on Twitter or LinkedIn or email, unless you’re a spammer.  Ignore this if you’re a spammer.

And Aliens is the best movie ever made.


And there are few cooler than Johnny Bravo.