Yesterday there was a bit of discussion after uncon superstar Keith Casey mentioned he had been accepted to speak at an event, but the event required him to pay for his ticket. The discussion focussed on this specific event, but the topic is wider of course. And there are valid reasons for doing this, but you can also make mistakes with it.
Only a couple of more days until the Dutch PHP Conference takes place again in Amsterdam. I am already really looking forward to it and I know many others feel the same way. With this year's line up of speakers and topics, the conference again proves to be the best conference for people looking for advanced topics. But this year's edition of DPC has another addition: A fourth track, with no schedule so far: The DPC Uncon.
As has become tradition, the dutch web developers usergroup Pfz is again organizing their Pfcongres. I've been a visitor for the past years with a speaking engagement two years ago. With Pfcongres having a much bigger setup and more international focus I am very proud to announce I am again speaking this year. I will be doing my "Would you like docs with that?" talk.
Two days have passed now since the PHPBenelux Conference 2010. On the one hand, I feel a bit stupid to have spent the majority of my free time into a conference I can not really attend any sessions in. On the other hand, I'm so grateful that I did. Let me elaborate.
After a lot of hard work, a very tough selection after a successful Call for Papers, I am very happy to announce that the PHPBenelux Conference 2010 website is now online, and speakers will be announced over the coming days.
As I'm writing this (though it is published later), I'm sitting in the sunday morning program of the PHPNW09 conference in Manchester. The conference started on friday night with speakers dinner and a social, with the main conference on saturday, dinner and drinks afterwards, and now the slightly less official sunday morning program. It has been a great conference.
Last week I attended the php|tek conference in Chicago. It was one hell of a great conference, definitely one of the best conferences I've ever been to. I got to meet many people I'd only spoken to online, got to attend some great sessions and got to do some nice presentations.
I had not yet posted this here, but I just wanted to let you know that this friday, I will be speaking at the Microsoft DevDays in The Hague. DevDays is an annual conference revolving around Microsoft- and related technologies, and this year it contains a 4-talk PHP track on friday.
This week is the week of PHPCon Italia. It already starts on wednesday with workshops, and has two conference days after that. I'll be speaking twice on thursday, in the morning I'll talk about the symfony framework in my myphpbusters talk, and in the afternoon I'll go into refactoring.
Those of you who have already done presentations, whether internally in your company, at user group meetings or at conferences, know that it can sometimes be a tedious job to write coherent, useful and understandable slides. You have all the knowledge on the topics you speak about in your head, yet turning that into a useful presentation with a clear slide deck can be a hassle. One solution I recently found to this problem was writing.
So this morning I gave my The Power of Refactoring talk at the 4developers conference in Krakow, Poland. This is the first time I've given this version of the presentation, which is quite different from the previous versions.
This weekend, I will be doing a quick trip to Poland. Overthere, a new conference is seeing the light called 4developers, and I will be part of the "dedicated languages" track with my refactoring talk.
Only a few more days until PHP UK Conference 2009! I am looking forward to it a lot. As I do with most conferences, I make my own schedule up front of what I want to see (no guarantee I'll end up seeing those talks of course).
This year's edition of the Dutch PHP Conference will be taking place on June 11-13, and the Call for Papers is now open. So all of you, I know you have something interesting to say, now it's time to let the DPC know!
I've tweeted about this on january 1st but now it's official! I will be speaking at PHP|Architect's PHP|Tek conference in may. I will be doing two presentations: My good old refactoring talk and a joint talk with Lorna on the community.
This weekend the PHPNW conference took place in Manchester. It was a great conference and my talk went much better than at IPC in Mainz in my opinion. There's always room for improvement but this was definitely better. Here's my slides...
So, only two nights to go until PHPNW08 happens, and only one until the first signs of PHPNW will take place with the pre-conference social. It will be fun, I'm already sure of that. Let's look ahead a bit of what to expect.
I've only just announced my session at this year's SymfonyCamp, and already I can announce the next one. I will be speaking at this year's installment of the International PHP Conference, one of the biggest conferences in the PHP realms of this world.
Last year, back then I was not yet employed by Ibuildings, I spoke highly of the Dutch PHP Conference. It was an excellent event, with enough variation in speakers and topics. This friday and saturday, this year's installment of the same conference is taking place.
Last year, while I was not yet working for Ibuildings, I did an introductory session on symfony at the Dutch PHP Conference. I was really looking forward to the event , and it turned out to be the success I expected . Ibuildings proved beyond a doubt that they organize a killer conference! This year, the DPC is back, and stronger than ever!