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Laravel News:
Laracon US 2018 is Announced
Nov 29, 2017 @ 10:12:04

Following closely on the heels of the announcement of Laracon Australia in 2018, the Laravel News site has posted another conference announcement for the Laracon US also coming in 2018.

The Laracon US 2018 site is now live and the early information is available for the event. It will be held in Chicago Illinois, July 25-26, 2018.

The current speaker line up includes Taylor Otwell, Jason Fried, Adam Wathan, and Matt Stauffer, and a CFP is open if you’d like to be on this list.

This year the event will be hosted at the The Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago and admission to the museum is included with the price of the conference ticket. Tickets aren't available yet but you can join the mailing list to receive information for when they go on sale.

tagged: laraconus18 conference laravel conference chicago

Link: https://laravel-news.com/laracon-us-2018-announced

Laravel News:
Laracon US 2018 is Announced
Nov 29, 2017 @ 10:12:04

Following closely on the heels of the announcement of Laracon Australia in 2018, the Laravel News site has posted another conference announcement for the Laracon US also coming in 2018.

The Laracon US 2018 site is now live and the early information is available for the event. It will be held in Chicago Illinois, July 25-26, 2018.

The current speaker line up includes Taylor Otwell, Jason Fried, Adam Wathan, and Matt Stauffer, and a CFP is open if you’d like to be on this list.

This year the event will be hosted at the The Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago and admission to the museum is included with the price of the conference ticket. Tickets aren't available yet but you can join the mailing list to receive information for when they go on sale.

tagged: laraconus18 conference laravel conference chicago

Link: https://laravel-news.com/laracon-us-2018-announced

Laravel News:
Announcing Laracon Australia 2018
Nov 27, 2017 @ 12:53:03

The organizers of the Laracon conferences have just announced the latest addition to the conference family - Laracon Australia happening in 2018. In the post Paul Redmond talks with Michael Dyrynda about the conference.

On the Laravel News Podcast #50, Michael Dyrynda announced Laracon’s first trip “down under” in October 2018. The venue will be right in the heart of Sydney, Australia.

Michael answers questions about the venue they're thinking about using, potential speakers, how long it will be and the role that sponsorships will play. You can find out more about the event on the main conference site and follow them on Twitter for the latest updates as they're announced.

tagged: laravel conference laracon australia announcement

Link: https://laravel-news.com/laracon-australia-2018

Laravel News:
Announcing Laracon Online 2018
Oct 25, 2017 @ 13:50:22

On the Laravel News site they've posted the official announcement of the return of the popular online Laravel conference: Laravel Online 2018.

Coming back for 2018 is the one-day Laracon Online conference that will be held on February 7, 2018. Just like last year, the event will be hosted entirely online and no matter where you live you can now take part in a Laracon. No hotels, no airfare, just signup and spend the day watching some of the best speakers right from your computer.

Speakers at this year's event include Taylor Otwell, Matt Stauffer, Adam Wathan, Chris Fidao and many more. The event will run from 9:45am - 6:45pm EST and will include a Slack "backchannel" for the attendees to chat about sessions or ask questions about the topics covered. You can register now for the event and pick up an Early Bird ticket for just $12 USD ($25 after Early Bird).

tagged: laravelonline2018 laravel conference online announcement

Link: https://laravel-news.com/announcing-laracon-online-2018

Laravel News:
Laracon EU 2017 Talk Videos are now on Youtube
Sep 25, 2017 @ 11:52:23

On the Laravel News site they've announced the release of the videos from Laracon EU 2017 on YouTube - perfect for those that couldn't make the event this year.

Today, Laracon EU uploaded all of the speaker videos to YouTube and here is the link to the full playlist.

The playlist features 20 videos and is sure to keep you busy for a few days. Also, be sure and join the wait list for the 2018 event.

Sessions presented at this year's event included:

You can check out the full playlist for these and more great sessions.

tagged: laraconeu17 conference video release youtube playlist

Link: https://laravel-news.com/laracon-eu-2017-videos

PHP Town Hall Podcast:
Episode 54: Conferences and Stuff
Aug 30, 2017 @ 12:15:13

The PHP Town Hall podcast, hosted by Ben Edmunds and Amanda Folson, has posted their latest episode - Episode #54: Conferences and Stuff.

Amanda Folson and Ben Edmunds are joined by Daniel Cousineau, Tracy Hinds, Ian Littman, and Matt Trask to discuss the good, bad, and ugly of conference organizing.

Make sure to check out the kickstarter for the Longhorn PHP Conference.

You can catch this latest episode either using the in-page audio or video player or you can download the mp3 of the show to listen offline. If you enjoy the show be sure to subscribe to their feed and follow them on Twitter to get updates when the latest shows are released.

tagged: phptownhall ep54 conference organizing ianlitman danielcousineau tracyhinds matttrask podcast

Link: https://phptownhall.com/episode-54-conferences-and-stuff/

Nexmo Blog:
Laracon 2017 New York City – Conference report
Aug 23, 2017 @ 10:47:32

If you weren't able to make it to this year's Laracon US conference, the Nexmo blog has shared a summary of the event including some of their own highlights.

I recently attended Laracon in New York City for the 4th year in a row. This year the conference was held at New World Stages in Hell’s Kitchen, with 500 people in attendance (and a waiting list of over 1000!) making it the biggest one yet.

While the conference focuses on the Laravel PHP framework, the talks were diverse and covered topics like database segregation for multi-tenant applications, aesthetic and design tips for developers, advice on growing and scaling a side project into a business, and the importance of deep-focus work.

The author focuses on four of the talks that she found most useful:

  • "CRUDDY by Design" from Adam Wathan
  • "Custom Laravel" by Matt Stauffer
  • "Slay the Beast" from Jeffrey Way

The final talk was actually a keynote from Taylor Otwell himself covering the major changes that are coming in the 5.5 version of the framework including the Laravel Horizon queue management package. Each section comes with details of the session and links to other sources for more information.

tagged: laraconus17 conference wrapup summary event community laravel

Link: https://www.nexmo.com/blog/2017/08/15/laracon-2017-nyc-conference-report-dr/

Community News:
Videos of PHP Srbija 2017 have been released
Aug 10, 2017 @ 10:58:37

As Freek Van der Herten mentions on his site, the videos from this year's PHP Srbija conference (2017) have been released in a YouTube playlist.

Presentations for this year's event included:

You can check out the full list of sessions and videos in this YouTube playlist.

tagged: video release conference phpsrbija17 session

Link: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLfGr5rAHwhIJtdueIX5-9aEE7K94TNTqC

thePHP.cc:
Conferences: for Fun or Profit?
Aug 04, 2017 @ 12:56:44

On thePHP.cc blog they share some thoughts about conferences and, more specifically, the way that PHP conferences are handled with respect to speaker compensation.

Attending an IT conference is fun. You get to meet people, listen to interesting presentations, maybe even participate in a workshop where you can expand your skills. Furthermore, there is free food, evening activities including parties, and networking. At the very least, it is a break from doing time in the office.

Each tech community, including PHP, has some well-known speakers that frequently present at conferences around the world. Admittedly, we are among them. How cool must it be to get all this excitement of a conference, and even get paid to do it?

Wait a moment. Nobody said that conference speakers get paid to do their job. And in fact, they are not.

They talk briefly about the history of conferences in the PHP community and how, despite the industry standard being to the contrary, they'll often pay for speaker travel/accommodations. Despite the time taken to prepare a presentation at a PHP conference, (most) speakers do not anticipate being paid for the speaking time itself. The post ends with a discussion about the amount of time they (thePHP.cc) spend around conferences and when they expect that an event would help out speakers with costs involved with the event.

tagged: conference fun profit opinion compensation speaker

Link: https://thephp.cc/news/2017/08/conferences-fun-or-profit

Matt Stauffer:
New Laravel 5.5 Features: Recap from Laracon US 2017
Jul 27, 2017 @ 10:45:54

Matt Stauffer has a new post to his site sharing some of the new features and updates to Laravel that were announced at Laracon US 2017. This is the second post in his series covering what's new in Laravel 5.5.

He was updating the post as the items were announced (live-blogging) and now the post has the complete list:

  • Frontend presets
  • New routing options
  • Blade::if
  • Renderable mailable
  • Renderable Exceptions
  • Responsable interface
  • One-off Notifications
  • Validation improvements
  • TrustedProxy package brought internally
  • Migrate:fresh
  • New database migration trait
  • WithoutExceptionHandling middleware
  • Dusk improvements
  • Package auto-discovery
  • Vendor:publish menu
  • Auto-registered console commands
  • Job chaining
  • Better missing model handling in jobs

As you can see the list is quite long and filled with both updates to current functionality and with new features. Check out the full post for information on each - some come with descriptions and other with commands/code to show them in action.

tagged: laravel v55 features laraconus17 conference liveblog updates

Link: https://mattstauffer.co/blog/new-laravel-5-5-features-recap-from-laracon-us-2017