Conferences are important events, especially in the IT sector. With every conference you attend, you pick up new ideas from others in your field. With every event, there is an opportunity to learn, get valuable insights from leading experts and the latest best practices, trends, and research findings that will impact your work. And finally, you get to enjoy networking with other professionals (and partying as well).
Thus, we’ve compiled this list of what we feel are the most valuable PHP conferences you should attend.
Rovinj, 26-29 August
PHP Summer Camp 2015 in Croatia gives you 3 days of PHP & Symfony focused hands-on workshops, with many useful examples and first-hand experience. This year, the camp is especially focused on Symfony2 framework, having invited great keynote speakers from Symfony core team, SensioLabs, Zend Technologies, KNP University, KNP Labs, and more to cover the topics.
Wellington, 2-4 September
A three-day event in Wellington is a great opportunity to share your ideas and experience and collect valuable knowledge on all thing related to PHP. A Pre-Conference Tutorial Day is scheduled on the 2nd September. The conference brings together highly recognized speakers who will explore PHP trends and other web technologies, and go in-depth on particular topics.
London, 17-18 September
Symfony Live London gathers over 300 engineers, developers and IT professionals to celebrate the 10th birthday of the Symfony framework. The first day is dedicated to workshops and the second day is the full conference with an excellent line-up of speakers.
Manchester, 2-4 October
Now in its eighth year, the PHP North West conference continues to share best practice and experience, encouraging personal development within PHP industry. This year, the conference will welcome 400+ delegates and speakers to provide in-depth teaching related to PHP.
Berlin, 13-16 October
The fourth edition of the Symfony Live Berlin as well celebrates the 10th birthday. Whether a beginner or a professional, you have a chance to attend excellent training programs and workshops on the first two days of the event.
Las Vegas, 19-22 October
The global PHP conference starts with a full day of tutorials followed by three days of inspirational keynotes and breakout sessions. ZendCon 2015 welcomes the top developers and speakers in the PHP industry who will be sharing knowledge and best practice related to Zend Framework, Symfony, Laravel, WordPress, Joomla!, Drupal, and Magento.
Munich, 25-29 October
The International PHP Conference 2015, the world’s first PHP conference, welcomes renowned experts from the PHP industry. This year, 60+ international top speakers will share their experience and knowledge. This is a great opportunity to meet with PHP developers and experts who will cover current topics around PHP within 90+ practice sessions.
You get to select your own conference program and pick out your keynote speakers and different sessions. If you attend the conference, you can visit the WebTech Conference for free where you will meet experts who work in the fields of business, design, and technology.
San Francisco, 29-30 October
Symfony Live San Francisco conference offers two days of workshops and a two-day conference, bringing together the best Symfony presenters and speakers to cover highly technical subjects related to Symfony and its ecosystem.
Barcelona, 30-31 October
The PHP Barcelona conference is organized by a nonprofit association of PHP programmers in the Barcelona area. Their primary objective is to promote the exchange of knowledge and use of PHP. This year they are welcoming great international speakers to share best practice and knowledge, providing great networking opportunities for attendees.
Washington DC, 16-20 November
The idea behind the php[world] conference is to bring together separate tech communities and reunite them and to get together the entire world of PHP together. This it’s going to be a great experience as the conference welcomes developers from Drupal, WordPress, Joomla!, Magento, Zend Framework, Symfony, Laravel, CakePHP and more. The conference starts with training, workshops, and tutorials (PHP in the cloud, Web Security, PHP for developers, GitHub for PHP projects, Zend framework, Symfony tutorials, and more), followed by a three-day conference with an amazing line-up of speakers.
Paris, 23-24 November
Forum PHP is an annual conference that gathers all PHP and Open Source communities, and PHP experts and lovers. This year, the conference focus in on PHP’s 20th anniversary: “20 years of web, 20 years of global success, 20 years of innovation”. The call for papers is open until August 15th.
Paris, 3-5 December
Symfony Con Paris is another great opportunity to meet the international Symfony Community, share your experience and improve your skills.
If you want to stay on top of your game, you need to hit a few conferences.
Mark your calendars for these great PHP conferences!