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Symfony Blog:
Symfony in the US: News from North America!
Sep 22, 2016 @ 10:55:35

On the Symfony blog there's an announcement about a few Symfony speakers that are coming to North America (despite the cancelation of SymfonyLive here in the U.S.). These speakers will be a part of the "Symfony Live Track" at this year's php[world] conference happening in Washington, D.C. in November.

In reality, Symfony owes its success to countless people and companies who have not only used Symfony, they've become evangelists, by showing Symfony to friends, writing blog posts, speaking at user groups, creating bundles and using Symfony to create real-world apps that do incredible things.

[...] All that work has made Symfony hugely popular in Europe and other places. And now, we're turning up the heat where I live: the USA! Adoption is already growing fast - especially with the release of Drupal 8 - but there's still a huge opportunity to evangelize and support Symfony here.

[The track]https://world.phparch.com/session-track/symfony/) will include talks from Fabien Potencier and Nicolas Grekas and others. It will cover topics like:

  • Symfony 3, the Key Concepts
  • Migration Guide to Symfony 3.0
  • Profiling PHP Applications
  • Symfony vs Silex, Micro vs Full Stack

Check out the full track for more information about these and other talks to be presented during the week.

tagged: symfony phpworld16 symfonylive track announcement

Link: http://symfony.com/blog/symfony-in-the-us-news-from-north-america

Sound of Symfony:
Episode 15 - Live from Barcelona
Aug 31, 2016 @ 09:30:17

The Sound of Symfony podcast, with hosts Magnus Nordlander and Tobias Nyholm, has released their latest episode today - Episode #15: Live from Barcelona.

In another of our conference specials, Tobias, Magnus and Ryan is live from Symfony Catalunya 2016 in Barcelona. We talk about the conference, and, trying make the most of being around some of the experts in the community, we talk to Marc Morera and Michael Cullum about building local PHP communities.

You can listen to this latest episode either using the in-page audio player or by downloading the audio file directly. If you enjoy the show be sure to also follow them on Twitter and subscribe to their feed for more information on when the latest episodes are released.

tagged: soundofsymfony podcast ep15 barcelona live symfonylive spain

Link: http://www.soundofsymfony.com/episode/episode-15/

Symfony Blog:
SymfonyLive London 2016 is in 3 weeks!
Aug 26, 2016 @ 10:52:09

On the Symfony blog they've posted an update about their upcoming Symfony Live London event happening in just three weeks.

We’re almost there! Only 3 weeks until the SymfonyLive London conference! We’re getting more and more ready as the days go, what about you? It’s high time you got your ticket!

What’s in store for you?

The post goes on to talk about the different features of the conference including:

  • Pre-conference workshops on September 15th
  • A full day double-track conference
  • The sponsor village
  • The Social event with all the attendees

They also mention a raffle they're holding to give away Symfony elePHPants to a select few individuals. You must purchase your ticket during a certain time to be entered into the raffle but you could win an elePHPant or a full reimbursement of your ticket to the conference. Check out the full post for more details.

tagged: symfonylive london conference upcoming raffle ticket elephpant

Link: http://symfony.com/blog/symfonylive-london-2016-is-in-3-weeks

Symfony Blog:
We're sorry to announce the cancellation of the SymfonyLive Chicago 2016
Aug 11, 2016 @ 10:49:08

On the Symfony Blog there's a sad announcement that they are having to cancel SymfonyLive Chicago for their 2016 event.

We are very sorry to inform you that we are canceling the SymfonyLive Chicago conference this October 13th and 14th.

After much pained reflection, we realize that we have no choice. Our venue requires a minimum number of attendees, a number from which we are too far, and we know that over the next two months, we cannot possibly meet the requirement.

We have never held a SymfonyLive conference in Chicago before and were hoping to extend the Symfony community’s reach to the mid-west. Unfortunately, it just won’t be possible this year. However, we are confident that with another year of work, we will be able to bring the SymfonyLive back to the United States and hope that you will still be interested in our common goals to keep improving the framework for the benefit of everyone!

They do note, however, that both SymfonyLive London and SymfonyLive Berlin are still on and registration is open for both.

tagged: symfonylive chicago cancelation announcement conference symfony

Link: http://symfony.com/blog/we-re-sorry-to-announce-the-cancellation-of-the-symfonylive-chicago-2016

That Podcast:
Episode 22: The one where we're in London again
Sep 25, 2015 @ 09:41:38

That Podcast, hosted by PHP community members Beau Simensen and Dave Marshall has posted their latest episode today - Episode #22: The one where we're in London again (...because it is symfony live London time again!).

Beau and Dave get together at Symfony Live London for a quick catch up and chat with Matthias Noback. Sorry about audio quality, there's a bit of mic handling and swapping going on as we're out on location!

Topics mentioned include:

You can listen to this latest episode either through the in-page audio player or by downloading the mp3 directly. Be sure to subscribe to their feed or follow them on Twitter for more information about the latest episodes as they're released.

tagged: thatpodcast ep22 london podcast beausimensen davemarshall symfonylive

Link: https://thatpodcast.io/episodes/episode-22-the-one-where-we-re-in-london-again

Symfony Blog:
Call for Papers for SymfonyLive London, Berlin and Paris Announced
May 14, 2015 @ 10:12:40

On the Symfony blog today they've announced the opening of the Call for Papers for SymfonyLive London, SymfonyLive Berlin and SymfonyLive Paris (happening in September, October and December respectively).

The Call for Papers for SymfonyLive London, SymfonyLive Berlin and SymfonyCon Paris are currently all open! If you ever wanted to speak at a Symfony conference, you have now 3 chances to make your dream comes true.

The post includes details about each of the conferences including the dates, an overview of the event, the speaker package and - of course - a link to the respective Call for Papers. There's also a few helpful tips for speakers wanting to increase their chances of being selected (such as submitting more than one talk or submitting on unique subjects).

tagged: callforpapers cfp symfonylive london berlin paris announcement

Link: http://symfony.com/blog/speak-at-a-symfony-conference

That Podcast:
Episode 7.5: The Short One in London
Sep 29, 2014 @ 13:52:09

That Podcast has posted their latest episode today, a shorter add-on to their previous episode (#7): Episode 7.5, "The Short One in London".

Beau and Dave recap SymfonyLive London 2014 in their first live in person recording.

Topics mentioned in this episode include Mybuilder.com, Behat, Drupal and Game of Thrones (along with several members of the community). You can listen to this latest episode either through the in-page player or by downloading the mp3 of the show. If you enjoy the show, check out others in their list and be sure to subscribe to their feed for the latest as they're released.

tagged: thatpodcast ep7.5 short one london symfonylive live recording

Link: http://thatpodcast.io/episodes/episode-7-5-the-short-one-in-london/

Symfony Blog:
Pre-conference workshops at SymfonyLive New York and SymfonyCon Madrid are online!
Aug 13, 2014 @ 10:22:55

On the Symfony blog today they've officially announced the workshops that will be happening at this year's SymfonyCon Madrid and Symfony Live New York.

About 3 weeks ago, we launched 2 different polls to ask you what workshops you wanted to attend before SymfonyLive New York and SymfonyCon Madrid. First, we want to thank all the people who participated in the poll, so many of you answered, thank you very much for your time! Thanks to your votes, we were able to know which workshops were really interesting for you.

At Symfony Live New York you'll be able to attend Fabien's "Symfony Best Practices" or "Building RESTful Applications with Symfony" (the top two most requested training sessions). At SymfonyCon Madrid there's even more choices:

  • Building RESTful Applications with Symfony
  • Symfony Best Practices
  • Deploying Symfony Applications
  • Profiling PHP Applications

You can find out more about these two conferences from their main event websites: Symfony Live New York and SymfonyCon Madrid.

tagged: symfony symfonycon symfonylive madrid newyork workshop list

Link: http://symfony.com/blog/pre-conference-workshops-at-symfonylive-new-york-and-symfonycon-madrid-are-online

That Podcast:
Episode 5: The One Where Everyone Is Going to London
Jul 24, 2014 @ 09:08:35

That Podcast, hosted by PHP community members Beau Simensen and Dave Marshall has posted their latest episode - Episode #5, "The One Where Everyone is Going to London".

Beau and Dave discuss having been selected to Symfony Live London and how they plan to bring their families with them so everyone can hang out in person for the first time. Beau discusses his other upcoming talks including Nomad PHP EU and php[world] and Dave talks a bit about his pair programming setup. Both agree that rewriting code from another project is a great way to really understand how the thing ticks.

There's a wide variety of topics discussed in this episode including:

You can listen to this latest episode either through the in-page player or by downloading it directly.

tagged: thatpodcast ep5 london symfonylive designpatterns pairprogramming

Link: http://thatpodcast.io/episodes/episode-5-the-one-where-everyone-is-going-to-london/

Symfony Blog:
Symfony Live Berlin 2013
Oct 11, 2013 @ 10:49:05

On the Symfony Blog today there's a new post talking about Symfony Live Berlin coming up next month (November 7th and 8th) with a free hack day following.

This year has already seen a few successful Symfony Live conferences in Paris, Portland, and London. But we got one more - Symfony Live Berlin is approaching fast! From November 7th to 8th, there will be again talks and workshops in Germany's capital city. Additionally, we will host a free hack day on Saturday, November 9th. We will return to last year's location, the Umweltforum Berlin - an over 100 year old church!

They talk about what's different than past years - dedicated language sessions, offering the Symfony certification exam and the previously mentioned hack day following the main event. You can see the full schedule for the event here or just pick up some last minute tickets if you'd like to attend.

tagged: symfony symfonylive berlin conference hackday exam certification

Link: http://symfony.com/blog/symfony-live-berlin-2013