It's no secret that I like the PHPNorthWest Conference. It's no secret that I think it is the best PHP conference in the world. If you have some kind of opportunity to make it to Manchester for PHPNW, you should. I'm not joking. You should. As always, I submitted some talks and I'm happy to be accepted again. Being accepted as a speaker also allows me to help someone else go to PHPNW.
This morning, I had a nice e-mail in my mailbox telling me I got accepted into the NorthEast PHP conference with no less than 3(!) topics! Awesome, and I would love to be part of the conference, however... the conference is organized by the community, and the way they work, there is no travel reimbursement.
Tech conference ConFoo has been getting a lot of criticism this year about the amount of female speakers and now also about their choice of sponsors. I personally feel this is quite unfair, and after I read this blogpost I felt inclined to comment. Since the comment turned out quite long, I decided to also post it here. Below is the comment I posted on the above linked blogpost.
I'm happy and proud to announce that I will be speaking at the D-Day conference in Finland. I will be doing my "Don't use a screw when you need a nail" talk there, a talk I've done before at Symfony Live in San Francisco and Paris and highly enjoyed doing.
It's been a busy conference year for me. In the first half of 2011, I was away from home for (on average) one week every month. While I've really enjoyed all the conferences, it's been busy. A bit too busy. So for the rest of the year, I've decided to take it a bit slower. Basically, I'll be at 4 conferences, and that's it.
There's two PHP conferences right now that have their CfP open where I'm one of the people who will be selecting the proposals. I would like to invite everyone to submit to these CfPs as both conferences are awesome!
The upcoming month is a crazy month in terms of PHP conferences. There is a lot of very good conferences going on, and I'm very happy to be attending three of them! I will either be speaking or hosting an uncon. It is a busy month and I'm looking forward to it, and I hope to see you at one of these!
I am very happy to announce that I will be speaking at both of next year's editions of Symfony Live. In February I will be travelling to San Francisco for the American edition of Symfony Live, and in March I will be present at the European edition of Symfony Live in Paris. At both conferences I will be giving the same talk: Don't use a screw when you need a nail.
So earlier this week I attended this year's Fall Edition of the International PHP Conference in Mainz. They were celebrating their 10th anniversary (with waffles!) and had an excellent schedule again. I was scheduled for given two talks but took the opportunity to also attend many of the conference's talks. And obviously I also was present in the hallway track for quite a while. Let's see what I learned at the IPC.
It's going to be an interesting week in October, when I'm speaking at SymfonyDay right before the weekend, then doing the International PHP Conference right after. But it's going to be a PHP-filled week for starting the 9th of October. In Cologne I'll be doing a workshop on starting development with symfony, and in Mainz I'll be speaking about documentation and integrating symfony and Zend Framework.
So, now that I've looked back at 2009, it is time to look ahead at the coming year. I already know it will be quite an exciting year. But it's the future, so we can't predict everything that is going to happen. But there's quite a few things I already know will happen.
With the new year having started, it's always fun to look back at the previous year. Something I've donebefore in previous years. 2009 for me was one hell of a year, both in the positives and in the negatives. It means lots of conferences, but also a forced change of job. Let's have a look at this year.
Last year I was a speaker at the PHPNW08 conference in Manchester. It was a great conference and I've met some wonderful people there. We even held a short symfony update meeting there in one of the rooms during a break. I am happy to announce I will be a speaker again this year at the PHPNW09 conference!
In the past week I have been very excited about symfony Day Cologne, and now that it's over, I was right to be excited. What a wonderful event it was! It was very nice to meet all the people, and I had a great time doing my workshop.
While Paris had Symfony Live and Nieuwegein had Joomla!Days, Amsterdam had the Dutch PHP Conference last weekend. Three days completely packed with the most amazing content from speakers that flew in from around the world. Let's have a look back at this amazing event.