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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

7PHP.com:
Lone Star PHP 2014 Review 01 Spotlight On Chris Tankersley's Stay
May 06, 2014 @ 09:40:54

On 7PHP.com there's a new post in their community interview series, this time with Chris Tankersley and some of his experiences at the Lone Star PHP Conference last month.

Welcome to the 7PHP PHP-eatre (theatre) where the screens never tires of diffusing everything that has PHP deep down inside the DNA. Tonight, we'll watch the "after-the-show" of a yummy PHP Conference, named as the Lone Star PHP which took place last week. The screen tonight, features our PHP Rockstar, the Only-and-Only Chris Tankersley.

In the interview Chris answers questions about:

  • His background in PHP and the community
  • What he enjoyed about the conference
  • Some of his favorite sessions
  • The presentation he gave (and how he felt it went)
  • How the conference was different than others he's attended

Check out the full interview with all of Chris' answers too.

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Link: http://7php.com/lonestarphp2014-review01/

Matt Frost:
Getting Talks Selected
January 27, 2014 @ 09:04:23

If you're considering getting into the world of speaking at an upcoming PHP conference, Matt Frost has some advice for you to help you get started. It can be intimidating, so learn from some of his own experiences as a relatively new speaker in the community.

It's a very busy conference season in and around the PHP Community. [...] These conferences are such a blessing to those who are able to attend, the speakers know their stuff and are very open to sharing and talking outside of their sessions. But you're a smart cookie too! You've got ideas and thoughts and knowledge that other people would like to have, so how do you get in on this? I'm going to tell you how I got into it, your mileage may vary, but hopefully it helps.

He points out that submitting a talk and getting accepted is "a lot like the lotto" sometimes, that you can't win unless you buy a ticket (submit that talk). He looks at a few of the other common questions from beginning speakers - what do I talk about, how do I write an abstract and common first time speaking concerns.

There's no magical elixir that will land you speaking gigs at cool conferences. Everyone that speaks, from the seasoned pro to the up and comer, has worked extremely hard to not only put the talks together; but acquire all the knowledge necessary to give the talk in the first place
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Link: http://shortwhitebaldguy.com/blog/2014/01/getting-talks-selected

Web & PHP Conference:
Speaker Interview - Stefan Priebsch
August 13, 2013 @ 10:19:18

The Web & PHP Conference site has posted a mini-interview with Stefan Priebsch, one of the speakers at their upcoming conference.

Over the past week we've been taking a moment to get to know a little more about the speakers we have lined up for Web & PHP Con 2013. We know they're a great bunch of people but we want you to know that too! So what better way to get to know a little bit about them, their session and what they're most looking forward to at the event than with a short Q & A. So, without further ado, let us introduce Stefan Priebsch.

He answers questions about the talks he'll be presenting, how he first got involved in development and what he's looking forward to most about the event. You can find out more about the conference on its site including dates and how to register for free entry.

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Link: http://webandphpmag.wordpress.com/2013/08/12/please-allow-me-to-introduce-myself-im-a-man-of-wealth-and-taste

7PHP.com:
Speaker & Attendee Feedback Of The Previous Laravel4 Talk Of NomadPHP June 2013
July 08, 2013 @ 09:42:12

7PHP.com has a new post that shares some of the feedback - from both the speaker and other attendees - of the latest Nomad PHP meeting featuring Phil Sturgeon talking on Laravel 4.

Previously on thursday 27th July 2013 (8pm CDT), NomadPHP hosted their 2nd talk which was about "Laravel 4" - the speaker being Phil Sturgeon. I also announced my 2nd free ticket giveaway for this online event - a generosity awesomely made possible by the ever-awesome @NomadPHP organizer; Cal Evans. In this short (as compared to the previous one) article, the spotlight will be on the speaker and an attendee. I'm thankful to both for their responses and sharing their NomadPHP experience with us. We'll also have a quick (as in very quick) glance at the ticket winners.

The article starts with some of the feedback from Phil and his observations from the speaker side of things. This is followed by the attendee perspective from Don Gilbert, a maintainer of the Joomla framework. They talk about the goods and bads of the presentation and things they think the virtual user group could improve on in the future.

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Link: http://7php.com/feedback-nomadphp-june-2013/

Community News:
Web & PHP Conference 2013 - Speakers Announced
June 24, 2013 @ 13:39:37

The Web & PHP Conference (happening September 16th through 18th in San Jose, California) has officially announced the speakers for this year's event.

Sessions for this year's conference include:

  • Responsive Web Design, get the best of your design
  • Scaling PHP in the real world!
  • The Future of Identification: Personalization Through Interaction
  • Writing Maintainable ZF2 Applications
  • API Security
  • Design patterns in Action
  • Story Mapping for Beginners
  • PHPUnit: Recipes for Success

There's lots of other great session too, so be sure to check out the site for the full list. If you'd like to register for this year's event, head over to their registration site for more information. Information on registering for the tutorial sessions is here.

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Link: http://webandphp.com/conference/sessions

7PHP.com:
Things You Don't Know About NomadPHP + The 'After-First-Talk'
June 03, 2013 @ 13:57:45

On 7PHP.com today there's a new interview posted around the first ever Nomad PHP user group meeting that featured Rob Allen. The interview spans a few different people - the organizer, the speaker and three of the people in attendance.

Wednesday 22nd May 2013, NomadPHP hosted their first talk which was about "Zend Framework 2″ - a talk by Rob Allen. I even announced a two-ticket giveaways which was made possible by NomadPHP. In this article you'll find short interviews which will showcase the opinion, feedback and suggestions from the NomadPHP organizer (Cal Evans), Rob Allen (The Speaker) and three attendees - two of which were the 7PHP Ticket winners.

There's lots of good information and feedback in the interview and if you're at all interested in the Nomad PHP (virtual) user group, you should definitely give it a read. There's information from Cal Evans (the organizer), Rob and the three attendees - David Weinraub, Peter Kokot and PJ Hagerty with their own feedback on the event.

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Link: http://7php.com/nomadphp-interview

Symfony Blog:
SymfonyLive Portland 2013 First speakers announced
March 13, 2013 @ 13:24:49

On the Symfony blog today they've announced the first set of speakers for this year's SymfonyLive Portland (2013):

Great news, we've selected the first speakers for Symfony Live Portland! We received a lot of great talks proposals (around 150, how amazing!) and we had a real, real hard time choosing between all of them.

Their list of speakers for this year's event will include:

  • Michael Dowling
  • Jeremy Lindblom
  • Benjamin Eberlei
  • Taylor Otwell
  • David Zuelke
  • Anthony Ferrara

There'll also be workshop session (one and two day) as well as time set aside for lightening talks. You can pick up your tickets here or just find out more information about the event from the main conference site.

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Community News:
Sunshine PHP Announces Speakers & Sessions!
December 14, 2012 @ 07:25:35

The Sunshine PHP conference has officially announced their speaker and session lists for next year's event (happening in Miami, Florida February 8th and 9th, 2013).

The event will have a wide range of topics covered including:

  • Cryptography for the Average Developer
  • Continuous Integration in Real Life
  • Quickly Building and Deploying PHP Applications in the Cloud
  • Symfony2 + EmberJS for fun and profit
  • Introducing Tests in Legacy PHP Applications
  • Dependency Management with Composer
  • From POX to HATEOAS, Our Companies Journey to Build a Hypermedia API

Tickets are already on sale for the event - about $220 USD for the full event, $160 for a student pass.

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7PHP.com:
Interview with Rob Allen Author of Zend Framework in Action
November 12, 2012 @ 09:47:52

On 7PHP.com today they've posted the latest in their interview series with people from all across the PHP community. In this most recent post, they talk with Rob Allen, author of the "Zend Framework in Action" book and well known speaker and Zend Framework contributor.

In this edition I talked with Rob Allen who is the main author of the famous PHP book "Zend Framework in Action". He is very passionate about the whole Zend stuffs: he's a contributor to the Zend_Config component in Zend Framework 1, he's a member of the Zend Framework Education Advisory Board, he keeps on with his contributions with the new Zend Framework 2 and he rambles a lot about QUALITY Zend Framework tutorials on his blog. Rob is fond of writing; his latest PHP-Advent article is "Better Than the Rest" and is also a regular conference speaker, speaking at the likes of ZendCon, PHP North West, PHP|Tek and a whole lots of places.

In the interview Rob answers questions about:

  • How he got started with PHP
  • His advice to beginning PHP developers and ones looking to improve themselves
  • Who he works (IDE, debugging, testing)
  • Some recommended resources to learning and keeping up to date
  • and some of his thoughts about conferences
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