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php[architect]:
Announcing php[tek] 2015 & the Open Call for Papers
December 17, 2014 @ 13:34:02

php[architect] has a quick post on their site today announcing their latest conference, php[tek] 2015 and the opening of its Call for Papers.

Today we've opened up the Call for Papers (as well as registration) for our upcoming conference php[tek] 2015. This conference will once again take place in Chicago, IL, from the dates of May 18th to May 22nd. The call for papers is only open until January 19th however. So don't delay in submitting those talk ideas to us!

The conference will be happening at its usual spot in Chicago, Illinois and there's "big plans this year to be the biggest best php[tek] ever." If you're interested in the event, check out the the main site or last year's site for more information.

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Link: http://www.phparch.com/2014/12/announcing-phptek-2015-and-our-call-for-papers/

php[architect]:
Posting videos from php[tek] 2014
December 05, 2014 @ 11:08:09

php[architect], organizers of the annual php[tek] conference, have start to post the videos recorded at their 2014 event over on YouTube. Not all of the sessions are published yet, but there's a few to get you started if you missed the event (or just want a refresher):

Be sure to subscribe to the channel to be notified when new videos are added of the over forty sessions that happened during the event.

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Link: http://www.phparch.com/2014/12/posting-videos-from-phptek-2014/

/Dev/Hell Podcast:
Episode 52 True North PHP 2014
December 03, 2014 @ 10:55:41

The /Dev/Hell podcast has released their latest episode today (#52) - True North PHP 2014 with hosts Chris Hartjes and Ed Finkler. This one was recorded at this year's True North PHP conference that happened at the beginning of November in Toronto, Canada.

On a cold winter's night in the far north, Chris and Ed recorded a podcast at the True North PHP 2014 hackathon event. It was loud and fun! We're joined by special guest Ben Ramsey and others to talk about organizing conferences and generally being awesome. Enjoy!

You can listen to this latest episode either through the in-page audio player or by downloading the mp3 of the recording. if you enjoy the episode, be sure to subscribe to the feed to get the latest episodes as they're released.

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Link: http://devhell.info/post/2014-11-30/true-north-php-2014/

Voices of the ElePHPant:
Interview with Emma Jane Hogbin Westby
November 11, 2014 @ 09:31:46

The Voices of the ElePHPant podcast has released their latest interview talking with a member of the PHP community. In this new episode Cal talks with Emma Jane Hogbin Westby, a member of both the general PHP and Drupal communities.

They talk about Emma Jane's speaking experience and what she enjoys about speaking to larger audiences. She also shares some advice with people about how to get started with speaking and how they can make the most of it.

You can listen to this latest episode either though the in-page player or by downloading the mp3. If you enjoy the interview, be sure to subscribe to their feed.

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Link: http://voicesoftheelephpant.com/2014/11/11/interview-with-emma-jane-hogbin-westby/

Symfony Blog:
Symfony November Camp in Sweden
November 06, 2014 @ 10:53:05

On the Symfony blog they've made the announcement about the Symfony November Camp happening in Sweden (back for their second time) November 14th in Stockholm.

As an organizer of the Swedish Symfony community I'm happy to say that we are hosting our second Symfony Conference. It is a one-day, single-track conference with speakers from 6 countries. The event takes place in Stockholm on November 14th. We will have two workshops the day before the event with Matthias Noback and Magnus Nordlander. One is a workshop on getting started with Symfony, and the other is for advanced Symfony application architecture. Both of our workshops are small groups, to ensure that you'll have plenty of access to the trainer.

They have a great list of speakers lined up for the day's event including Matthias Noback, Mathias Verraes and Raul Fraile. Tickets for the conference itself are 109 Euro and the training is 439 Euro. You can find out more about the event and pick up tickets on the November Camp website.

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Link: http://symfony.com/blog/symfony-november-camp-in-sweden

Beth Tucker Long:
How to Submit a Talk to a Conference
October 29, 2014 @ 09:21:00

If you've ever considered taking the leap and trying your hand at speaking at (technology) conferences but weren't sure where to start Beth Tucker Long, well known PHP community member and speaker, has posted a guide to help you submit a talk to your conference of choice.

I've been on both sides of the proverbial conference table. I have been the one submitting proposals, hoping against hope that they will pick mine, and I have been on the selection committee, struggling to choose between hundreds of awesome proposals when you only have a few talk slots available. Through these varied experiences, I've learned a few things about what works and what doesn't when submitting a conference proposal.

She provides a "checklist" of sixteen things that she's learned over the years about submitting ideas to events and what to do/not do when giving the actual presentation including:

  • First and foremost, remember to hit spell-check
  • Don't talk about yourself in your talk description
  • Explain the practical applications of your topic
  • Share past feedback in the comments or notes section
  • Submit a lot of proposals
  • Don't submit multiple topic ideas or variable time lengths in one submission

The final three on her list have more to do with the presentation itself than the proposal and, in my opinion, are almost more important: don't talk down to your audience, be brief and be interesting.

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Link: http://www.alittleofboth.com/2014/01/how-to-submit-a-talk-to-a-conference/

Symfony Blog:
SymfonyCon Madrid 2014 Entire speaker line up revealed!
October 23, 2014 @ 12:56:41

In this latest announcement on the Symfony blog they've announced the release of the full schedule for the upcoming SymfonyCon Madrid 2014 (happening near the end of November). The lineup includes:

  • "Growing and managing communities for large Open Source projects" by Jen Lampton
  • "Life After Assetic: State of the Art Symfony 2 Frontend Dev" by Michelle Sanver
  • "Feature Flags with Symfony" by Benjamin Eberlei
  • "The Twelve-Factor App: Best Practices for PHP on Platforms-as-a-Service" by David Zuelke
  • "Implementing data synchronization API for mobile apps with Silex" by Michele Orselli

The event will also include a keynote from Fabien Potencier and close with a look at profiling in PHP from the same. You can find out more about the conference and pick up your own tickets on the main conference site.

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Link: http://symfony.com/blog/symfonycon-madrid-2014-entire-speaker-line-up-revealed

Voices of the ElePHPant:
Interview with Mike Stowe
September 10, 2014 @ 10:28:23

The Voices of the ElePHPant podcast has released it's latest in its series of community member interviews. In this latest episode Cal interviews Mike Stowe, a developer evangelist at Mulesoft.

They talk some about the services that Mulesoft provides and how they're trying to branch out to various developer communities. They also talk some about another project Mike's been interested in: RAML (an API modeling language). They finish the episode with a mention of the San Francisco PHP User Group.

You can listen to this latest episode via the in-page player or by downloading the mp3 for listening at your leisure. If you enjoy the interview, be sure to subscribe to their feed.

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Link: http://voicesoftheelephpant.com/2014/09/09/interview-with-mike-stowe

Community News:
Sunshine PHP Call for Papers Opens
September 02, 2014 @ 10:37:39

The Sunshine PHP conference has officially announced the opening of their Call for Papers for their 2015 event happening February 5th through 7th in Miami, Florida.

We're pleased to announce our conference, SunshinePHP should be one of the best PHP conferences where community members from around the world come together to learn and share information about the latest trends and technologies in professional PHP development. [...] We know speakers are key to the success of a conference and hope many will submit talks. In appreciation of their efforts, our speaker compensation package includes: a full conference pass, access to conference tutorials, complimentary airfare/travel, 2 complimentary hotel nights, lunch and a hotel shuttle for travel to and from the airport.

They're looking for sessions covering a a wide range of topics including things like Javascript, HHVM, user experience, framework-related sessions and developer management. The Call for Papers ends on September 30th (end of this month) so be sure to get those submissions in while you still have time! If you're interested in what's been presented before, check out last year's conference site.

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Community News:
Confoo Conference Call for Papers Opens
August 29, 2014 @ 10:32:25

The Confoo conference has officially announced the opening of their Call for Papers for their 2015 event (happening in mid-February). The conference is multi-disciplinary and covers a wide range of topics including: .NET, PHP, Databases, Mobile, UX and Security.

We are looking for the best speakers, willing to share their experience and their skills with developers and managers. [...] You may present in English or in French. If you can present in either language, simply add a note when submitting. Presentations are 35 minutes + 10 minutes for questions.

The call for papers will only be open until September 2nd (less than a month) so be sure to submit early and submit often. It's recommended that you submit more than one session too. You can find out more about the conference - or just pick up tickets of your own - on the main conference website.

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