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Community News:
PHP UK 2017 Videos Published
Apr 18, 2017 @ 09:12:59

As Freek Van der Herten has mentioned in this post on his site the videos for all of the sessions at this year's PHP UK Conference have been released over on YouTube.

Sessions at this year's event included:

...and many more. Be sure to check out the full playlist with 34 videos for lots of great speakers covering lots of great topics.

tagged: phpuk17 conference video recording session release youtube

Link: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL_aPVo2HeGF-_djRi_UVWWLdkVpYQFnFm

Anna Filina:
ConFoo Vancouver Call for Papers
Apr 14, 2017 @ 10:11:50

As Anna Filina mentions in this recent post to her site, the Call for Papers for the Vancouver edition of the ConFoo conference is currently open.

ConFoo is happy to open the call for papers for the Vancouver 2017 edition! Proposals can be submitted until May 8th. Advisors will review all the proposals and publish the list of talks on June 5th.

Talks are 35 minutes for the topic and 10 minutes for Q&A, for a total of 45 minutes. Check out the list of themes. ConFoo will cover travel and hotel for the speakers who require it.

ConFoo is a multidisciplinary conference that covers a wide range of topics including languages (PHP, Java, .NET, etc) and different platforms and best practices. You can find out more information about the conference and get your submissions in over on the Call for Papers site. There's less than a month left so get on over and get those topics submitted!

tagged: confoo vancouver conference cfp callforpapers announcement

Link: http://afilina.com/confoo-vancouver-cfp/

Laravel News:
Laracon Online 2017 Recap
Mar 14, 2017 @ 10:45:56

The Laravel News site has posted a recap of the Laravel Online conference that happened back on March 8th (2017).

The first Laracon Online conference just wrapped up and based on feedback many loved the event. I want to personally thank the Laravel community for helping make this a reality.

[...] We had developers from all over the world hanging out in Slack, watching the live stream, and socializing. It got a little crazy at times but everyone behaved, and it was fun watching the room scroll so fast that even the world champion speed reader would have trouble keeping up.

The post includes feedback from the attendees of the conference, a brief summary of each of the talks presented and a list of sponsors and other resources to get more detail on the event.

tagged: laracon online conference recap 2017

Link: https://laravel-news.com/laracon-online-2017-recap

Tighten.co:
Q&A With The Speakers From Laracon Online 2017
Mar 13, 2017 @ 10:15:37

On the Tighten blog there's an interview posted with some of the speakers from the recent Laracon Online conference that included Jeffrey Way, Evan You, Jason McCreary and Taylor Otwell.

Wednesday was the inaugural Laracon Online, an online conference devoted to bringing great Laravel teaching to folks who may not be able to attend an in-person conference. Tighten co-founder Matt Stauffer spoke on Laravel's service container, along with Taylor Otwell, creator of Laravel; Jeffrey Way, creator of Laracasts; Adam Wathan, Tighten alum; and several more excellent speakers.

During the session, conference attendees asked questions for the speakers to answer after their talks were over. However, the Slack channel was a fast-paced mix of conversations and Q&A, so we wanted to aggregate the Q&A sessions that did happen together in a single place.

The interview consolidates the questions asked of each of the eight speakers including in some cases links to the resources mentioned.

tagged: laracon online conference speaker qa interview

Link: https://blog.tighten.co/q-and-a-with-the-speakers-from-laracon-online-2017

Voices of the ElePHPant:
What Conference Organizers Wish Speakers Knew
Mar 07, 2017 @ 12:47:36

The Voices of the ElePHPant podcast has posted a roundtable, hosted by Cal Evans, session it recent recorded with several conference organizers sharing what conference organizers wish speakers knew about speaking, the events themselves and how they can improve as a speaker.

Cal is joined by organizers from five different conferences all around the world:

  • Adam Culp (Sunshine PHP)
  • Chris Cornutt (Lone Star PHP)
  • Anna Filina (ConFoo)
  • James Titcumb (PHP Southcoast)
  • Michelangelo van Dam (PHP Benelux)

You can catch this latest episode in a few different ways either using the in-page audio or video player or by downloading just the audio. If you enjoy the show, be sure to subscribe to their feed and follow them on Twitter for updates when new shows are released.

tagged: voicesoftheelephpant podcast roundtable conference organizer speaker

Link: https://voicesoftheelephpant.com/2017/03/07/conference-organizers-wish-speakers-knew/

Community News:
ZendCon 2017 Call for Papers Opens
Mar 03, 2017 @ 13:35:12

Zend has officially announced the opening of the Call for Papers for their 2017 event happening in Las Vegas, Nevada on October 23rd through 26th at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino.

We’re pleased to announce the ZendCon 2017 Conference, the most anticipated event of the year combining the best of PHP and open source. ZendCon is where community and enterprise developers from around the world gather to share and learn the latest hot trends and technologies in today's professional PHP and open source development.

[We are] now accepting talks on any topic or technology related to PHP, the enterprise web stack, frameworks, security, API design & management, IBM i, DevOps, people & processes, and much more.

The CFP is open until April 14th (11:59pm UTC) and, if your submissions are accepted, you will be provided with a speaker package that includes a conference pass, airfare and hotel nights depending on the type of session you're presenting. You can find out more about the conference and the CFP on the Call for Papers site. Get those submissions in early and often - the deadline will come up sooner than your expect!

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Link: http://cfp.zendcon.com

Michelle Sanver:
We can all learn from the Drupal community
Mar 02, 2017 @ 09:17:51

Michelle Sanver has written up a qucik post on the Liip blog sharing a few things she thinks we can all learn from the Drupal community.

I started hearing about Drupal 8 back in 2014, how this CMS would start using Symfony components, an idea I as a PHP and Symfony developer found very cool.

That is when I got involved with Drupal, not the CMS, but the community.

I got invited to my first DrupalCon back in 2015. That was the biggest conference I have ever been to, thousands of people were there. When I entered the conference building I saw several things, one of them was that the code of conduct was very visible and printed. I also got a t-shirt that fit me really well – A rarity at most tech conferences I go to. The gender and racial diversity also seemed fairly high, I immediately felt comfortable and like I belonged – Super cool first impression.

She goes on to talk about more of her experiences at the conference, both in how it was run and about her fellow attendees. She ultimately shares the main message of the post:

[...] Embrace our differences, and each other, and accept that we do different things and we are different people and it doesn’t matter because that is what makes community work, that is what makes us awesome. Diversity matters, Drupal got this.
tagged: drupal community opinion learn experience conference

Link: https://blog.liip.ch/archive/2017/03/01/can-learn-drupal-community.html

Laravel News:
Laracon Online – Last Day For Early Bird Tickets
Feb 22, 2017 @ 09:23:54

The Laravel News site has posted a new announcement today with a reminder that today (Feb 22nd) is the last day to get Laracon Online Early Bird tickets for just $10 USD. After this they'll go up to their normal price.

Today is the last chance for you to join over 3,000 developers and get an early bird ticket to Laracon Online for just $10. Each ticket purchase includes access to the live event video, conference swag, and a special Slack channel for hanging out and mingling during the event. With your ticket, you can sit on your couch and watch it all live!

Laracon Online will be held on March 8th, 2017 with opening remarks at 8:45 AM EST. If you can’t attend that day, all the talks will be recorded and available online for viewing at your convenience shortly after the conference ends.

The post also lists out some of the "conference swag" that will be provided to attendees including a discount on Linode services, a Blackfire.io discount and others that require a bit of action on your part but offer large discounts as a result. You can find out more about the event on the main conference website.

tagged: laracon online conference earlybird ticket ending

Link: https://laravel-news.com/laracon-online-last-day-for-early-bird

Community News:
Announcing Laracon Online
Feb 07, 2017 @ 09:52:50

The Laravel News site has a new announcement posted about a new online-only conference for the Laravel (and general PHP) community: Laracon Online.

Laracon Online is a brand new one-day conference that will be held entirely online. This means no matter where you live you can now take part in Laracon. No hotels, no airfare, just signup and spend the day watching some of the best speakers right from your computer.

The speaker list includes Taylor Otwell, Jeffrey Way, Matt Stauffer, Adam Wathan, Evan You, Rachel Andrew, Nick Canzoneri, and Jason McCreary. Covering everything from new Laravel features to Vue.js, CSS, and more.

The event is happening on March 8th starting at 9am EST and will run all day until around 6pm EST. The schedule hasn't been posted yet (other than the session times) but Early Bird registration is open and tickets are available for only $10 USD. If you can't attend, all sessions will be recorded and will be available post-conference. For more information, check out the conference website.

tagged: laracon online conference laravel tickets

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

php[architect]:
Conference Schedule Released for php[tek] 2017
Jan 16, 2017 @ 11:10:56

The php[architect] site has released the official announcement of the php[tek] 2017 conference schedule being released:

Our conference chairs announced the lineup of speakers and talks for php[tek] 2017. It’s a great lineup, and you don’t have to just take our word for it. It’s shaping up to be a conference you don’t want to miss which takes place over 5 days May in Atlanta. Head over to the php[tek] site to see the schedule and register.

They've also included a list of just a few of the talks that will be presented at this year's event including:

  • Demystifying Object-Oriented Programming with Alena Holligan
  • *MySQL-Awesome Features You’re Probably Missing8 with Liam Wiltshire
  • Learning About Machine Learning with Joel Lord

You can view the full schedule for the conference, happening May 24th through 28th in Atlanta, Georgia, on the main conference site and pick up your tickets too.

tagged: atlanta talks release schedule conference phptek17 georgia may

Link: https://www.phparch.com/2017/01/phptek-conference-schedule-released/