My name is Walther Lalk. I am a 29 year old software engineering/developer primarly working in PHP (Using CakePHP as my framework of choice). I have a Bachelors of Engineering (Honours) in Computer Enginering from the University of Pretoria, in South Africa. I live in Johannesburg, South Africa and work in Pretoria (A 35 km commute to work).

I have been developing in PHP for around 13 years, and using CakePHP for about 6 of those years. I know all the components that web development revolves around (Some better than others), including SQL, HTML5, javascript, CSS, server administration, etc. I recently joined the CakePHP core development team, I am also a member of the Croogo development team and a member of Friends of Cake.

In my personal life, I am married and I'm an adult leader (Or Scouter) for the 9th Pretoria (Irene) Scout Group, where I have been involved for over 20 years. My wife and I have also recently started up an online store called LovelyLittleThings selling home decor accessories in South Africa.