London is set to become the centre of the PHP world again this February as PHP London hosts the eighth annual PHP UK Conference. Over 1,200 delegates are expected to descend on The Brewery, in The City of London to hear from 32 international renowned and local speakers. This is the conference’s first year at The Brewery. The Grade II listed venue occupies the buildings of Whitbread’s 18th Century beer-making empire and its versatile and historic setting provides an exciting backdrop to the event.
The two day conference kicks off on Thursday night with an intimate speaker’s dinner where the event’s speakers can relax, mingle and network before they join the delegates and local community members at a PHP London networking event nearby. This gives the speakers and delegates a great chance to interact before the conference begins in earnest on Friday morning.
Each day, the conference will be opened by Conference Chairperson Ciarán Rooney followed immediately by a keynote presentation by prominent international speakers. This year, the renowned Aral Balkan returns to the PHP UK stage for the first time since 2009 to deliver a keynote on Experience Design. Balkan’s recent speaking engagements include the world-famous TED conference in London and the opening keynote at Future Insights Live in Las Vegas. A second keynote speaker is still to be announced.
The conference covers a wide range of topics of interest to PHP developers, including core PHP development, new features of PHP 5.5, PHP frameworks, running PHP for large scale and distributed applications, related technologies such as MySQL, and development methodologies and best practices. The full schedule can be found on the conference website at – http://phpconference.co.uk/schedule – but we will offer a glimpse of some of the highlights here.
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