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PHPBenelux Conference 2014

PHPBenelux Conference 2014

24.Jan.2014 - 25.Jan.2014
Hotel Ter Elst

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We’re proud to announce the PHPBenelux Conference 2014, the crew is already organizing at full pace and the date is set; January 24th and January 25th, 2014.

Like last year we’re already working on some great plans to deliver our visitors the best content mixed with a fun atmosphere where developers will learn, gather and enjoy. PHPBenelux 2014 will also be the anniversary edition in which we celebrate the 5th anniversary of our conference.


24.Jan.2014

WORKSHOP Code Review For Security (09:00) Rating: 5 of 5 5
WORKSHOP Continuous Integration in PHP (09:00) Rating: 5 of 5 Slides available 7
WORKSHOP Creating PHP extensions (09:00)
Julien Pauli
Rating: 0 of 5 1
WORKSHOP Design Patterns Workshop (09:00)
Brandon Savage
Rating: 5 of 5 6
WORKSHOP Getting started with content management in Symfony2 (09:00) Rating: 4 of 5 Slides available 5
WORKSHOP Model Storming Workshop (09:00) Rating: 4 of 5 Slides available 4
WORKSHOP Testing with Codeception (09:00) Rating: 5 of 5 Slides available 5
WORKSHOP Working with PhpStorm (09:00) Rating: 4 of 5 5
TALK Quality and Productivity - Best Friends Forever (Uncon) (10:10)
Joeri Sebrechts
Rating: 0 of 5 0
TALK Keynote: Mentoring Developers (13:20) Rating: 4 of 5 Slides available 37
TALK Code Obfuscation, PHP Shells & More: What hackers do once they get passed your code (14:40) Rating: 4 of 5 15
TALK Let’s Learn Testing (14:40) Rating: 4 of 5 Slides available 14
TALK The first few milliseconds of HTTPS (14:40) Rating: 4 of 5 Slides available 10
TALK CQRS? Or did you mean CARS? (14:40) Rating: 5 of 5 4
TALK Build That PHING (Uncon) (15:10) Rating: 3 of 5 1
TALK Functional Application Design in PHP (16:00) Rating: 3 of 5 Slides available 14
TALK JavaScript/HTML5 Communication APIs (16:00) Rating: 5 of 5 11
TALK The NoSQL Store everyone ignores: PostgreSQL (16:00) Rating: 3 of 5 Slides available 15
TALK Continuous Delivery (Uncon) (16:00)
Sophie Beaupuis, Jan Burkl, Frederic Dewinne, Pascal Paulis, Oswald Deriemaecker
Rating: 0 of 5 0
TALK Keep an eye on your app with logging and graphs (17:10) Rating: 4 of 5 Slides available 12
TALK Refactoring to Design Patterns (17:10) Rating: 4 of 5 Slides available 17
TALK Vagrant for PHP Developers (17:10) Rating: 4 of 5 Slides available 12
TALK Contributing without Coding (Uncon) (17:10)
Jenny Wong (@miss-jwo)
Rating: 0 of 5 0
TALK Community Works (17:30)
Michelangelo van Dam
Rating: 0 of 5 0
TALK PHP Performance: Under The Hood (18:20) Rating: 4 of 5 Slides available 22
TALK Roll your own – choosing a PHP framework (18:20) Rating: 5 of 5 Slides available 10
TALK The Big “Why equal doesn’t equal” Quiz (18:20) Rating: 4 of 5 Slides available 1
TALK What to do when client wants to serve 110 MILLION geotargeted banners of a VPS? (Uncon) (18:20) Rating: 4 of 5 Slides available 5

25.Jan.2014

TALK (Re)discovering the SPL (09:00) Rating: 4 of 5 Slides available 5
TALK Apigility: Agile APIs (09:00) Rating: 4 of 5 7
TALK Models and Service Layers; Hemoglobin and Hobgoblins (09:00) Rating: 5 of 5 Slides available 23
TALK PHP Under the Hood (Continues Davey's) - Uncon (09:00)
Julien Pauli
Rating: 0 of 5 0
TALK Development, By The Numbers (10:10) Rating: 5 of 5 Slides available 14
TALK Moving Away from Legacy code with BDD (10:10) Rating: 5 of 5 Slides available 10
TALK The seven deadly sins of Dependency Injection (10:10) Rating: 4 of 5 Slides available 15
TALK Quality and Productivity - Best Friends Forever (Uncon) (10:10) Rating: 5 of 5 Slides available 1
TALK Ansible: Orchestrate your Infrastructure (11:40) Rating: 4 of 5 Slides available 8
TALK Application monitoring with Heka and statsd (11:40) Rating: 3 of 5 Slides available 7
TALK Docker, contain him, he his fast ! (11:40) Rating: 3 of 5 Slides available 8
TALK Philosophy of Programming (Uncon) (11:40) Rating: 5 of 5 3
TALK PHP Trivia Challenge (Uncon) (12:10)
Sara Goleman, Elizabeth M. Smith
Rating: 4 of 5 1
TALK Maximising Performance in ZF2 (13:40) Rating: 5 of 5 Slides available 7
TALK Using Unicode with PHP (13:40) Rating: 5 of 5 Slides available 16
TALK Your (coding) standards matter (13:40) Rating: 5 of 5 Slides available 11
TALK Clean Code (Uncon) (13:40) Rating: 4 of 5 2
TALK Apigility DEMO (Uncon) (14:10)
Matthew Weier O'Phinney
Rating: 5 of 5 3
TALK Marrying front with back end (14:50) Rating: 5 of 5 Slides available 5
TALK O(ops), Authentication! (14:50) Rating: 4 of 5 Slides available 9
TALK Social human architecture for beginners (14:50) Rating: 4 of 5 Slides available 12
TALK Feature branches & PR's (Uncon) (14:50)
Pascal de Vink
Rating: 3 of 5 1
TALK Queue your work - about job queues and abstraction layers (Uncon) (15:10) Rating: 4 of 5 Slides available 4
TALK Extract Till You Drop (16:10) Rating: 5 of 5 Slides available 10
TALK Hacking with HHVM (16:10) Rating: 5 of 5 21
TALK MySQL Server Performance Tuning 101 (16:10) Rating: 3 of 5 Slides available 3
TALK Open-source maintainership: the Good, the Bad and the WTF (Uncon) (16:10) Rating: 4 of 5 1

26.Jan.2014 at 10:54 by Anonymous (Feedback)

Truly unbelievable. I hear that to top this next year the crew are building a custom roller coaster around the venue.

26.Jan.2014 at 12:29 by vaantje (29 comments) (Feedback)

A star for the socials.
A star for the catering.
A star for the bumper cars.
A star for the variety in topics.
A star for the people behind it.

Looks like a 5-star conference!

26.Jan.2014 at 13:34 by mcleod@spaceweb.nl (71 comments) (Feedback)

I have taken so much home from this conference. Both from the talks and from the interaction with the attendees and speakers. Great experience. Where can I put the stars? (5)

26.Jan.2014 at 15:14 by kristian.zondervan (34 comments) (Feedback)

+ Great talks
+ Great atmosphere
+ Lunch was fantastic
+ Great social
+ Good location

5 stars any day

Some possible improvements:
* a cool closing keynote would have been nice (but attending Sara's talk felt like a closing keynote anyway);
* I thought the closing remarks and raffle were a bit messy;

26.Jan.2014 at 15:53 by Ike Devolder (164 comments) via api (Feedback)

as always the whole thing rocked :-)

maybe it would be nice to send rejected cfp people your feedback by default so thay can improve their submissions and learn what they did wrong submitting a talk.

and if a rollercoaster is not feasable, a karting track would be nice :-)

maybe it might be an idea to bring people together by interest? where you could start conversation abou a topic and everyone intereste can join and discuss? how to do it?

26.Jan.2014 at 20:47 by dbu (119 comments) (Feedback)

This conference was absolutely awesome! Great speakers, perfect organization and friendly people all over the place! And of course the bumper cars.

27.Jan.2014 at 08:28 by ricbra (60 comments) (Feedback)

Get's better every year.

Nice line up with interesting talks. Great socials. Food and drinks were ok too. Nothing to complain about, looking forward to next year already,

27.Jan.2014 at 09:33 by Anonymous (Feedback)

One of the best conferences I attended so far and not only due to the bumper cars! :)

27.Jan.2014 at 10:09 by cvuorinen (43 comments) (Feedback)

Truly a great event. Really enjoyed myself, learned a lot, made new friends, met lots of existing friends, got some speaking experience in the UnCon & had lots and lots of fun. Thank you everyone involved in making this happen. 5/5

Something to improve upon:
- Bus schedule was not good. 8:45 from Scandic was too late. Arrived late for the first session on both mornings. 7:45 is also not good because then you have to wait there for an hour doing nothing when you anyways get too little sleep... Why not 8:35 for example?
- The closing remarks/raffel was a little bit better than last year, but could still be improved. A little bit too much running around...

27.Jan.2014 at 10:43 by littledesign (82 comments) (Feedback)

Awesome conference! Enjoyed every second of it.
Great speakers, great talks, great socials, great organizers.

The shuttlebus could be improved, but I'm still very happy they provide the service to begin with!

See you next year!

27.Jan.2014 at 10:47 by vanlieroplucas (15 comments) (Feedback)

Great confererence, I really enjoyed it. The talks were interesting but also: 100 points for the bumper cars (the only one who does not agree with this is my back...)

27.Jan.2014 at 10:58 by flijten (65 comments) (Feedback)

Jay! Very cool conference as always. See you next year!

27.Jan.2014 at 11:54 by shochdoerfer (167 comments) (Feedback)

As always: Great jobs guys. I love your passion for all the minor details. As I already said, you raised the bar once again.

Will be back next year for sure!

27.Jan.2014 at 12:34 by pvankouteren (110 comments) (Feedback)

Every year I attended this conference it keeps on getting better!

Some minor feedback:

One thing that wasn't very clear at the beginning of day 2 was where to get your badge. I saw some confused people standing at the empty stand in the main building. Also the coffee apparently was over there (on Friday morning it also was served at the main building).

In the room of the Codeception workshop, the power supplies could've been distributed a little bit better. (Fortunately there were not too many people in the room)

27.Jan.2014 at 14:47 by patrick.allaert (37 comments) (Feedback)

That was just AWESOME :-)

The only remaining thing to improve is the raffle.

27.Jan.2014 at 16:19 by Pegasuz_ (95 comments) (Feedback)

Best event ever participated!

27.Jan.2014 at 20:48 by Matthew Weier O'Phinney (33 comments) via joind.in (Feedback)

This conference is always fantastic, but yet again the crew managed to surprise me! From bumper cars, to a new venue for the expo hall; from live radio via the dutch web alliance to dinner at the Atomium for the speakers. The conference has the most heart of any I've attended, and does a phenomenal job of ensuring sponsors, speakers, and attendees are well cared for and get the most out of the two days.

28.Jan.2014 at 13:05 by stefan (374 comments) (Feedback)

What a crazy conference this was! Bumper cars were crazy, the people were crazy, several people brought cards against humanity. Sponsors were awesome, I love Josette from O'Reilly being there as well. Content was good (though I had the weird feeling I'd seen a lot of talks before. Could be because I attend way too many conferences). It was good to finally see an uncon, although I was a bit bummed that I wasn't approached for that given I'd been suggesting it for the past couple of years. Catering could've put a bit more effect in vegetarian food options. It wasn't bad, but I've seen better at PHPBenelux in previous years. But seriously, all in all, such a crazy, epic, wonderful, fantastic, legendary conference this was...

28.Jan.2014 at 23:44 by driesvints (78 comments) (Feedback)

Once again an awesome edition. This was my 4th year and I've never seen PHPBenelux so packed. Ter Elst is gonna get too small at this pace!

The level of speakers was amazing once again this year. I've seen many interesting talks and learned a bunch.
Socials were great. Food was good, thank you so much for providing much choice for vegetarians! The crew did an amazing job on organising everything perfectly.

Can't wait until next year!

29.Jan.2014 at 15:53 by pgodel (102 comments) (Feedback)

Amazing may not be a good enough word to describe this conference. Great selection of talks, great social events (bumper cards, really? What's next guys!), the expo hall was very well organized. A radio on site, awesome!

Some things to improve:
- the addition of the shuttle is a great improvement from my past experience, the schedule could have been a bit better.
- Having to stay in a remote hotel quite far away makes the whole experience a bit less perfect. It would be great if the event would take place where more hotels where in walking distance. I know this has been considered and would be great to finally see something. I realize that another venue would not accommodate something like the bumper cars. I wish the Ter Elst hotel would have more rooms!
- Fries are so good that should be available both nights!
- The conference being 1 day and 1/2 feels a bit short. :)

I love how you treat speakers and sponsors, other conferences need to take note and do it your way.

Keep up the amazing work!

29.Jan.2014 at 17:19 by Miljar (74 comments) (Feedback)

Each year, this conference keeps getting better and better. Some interesting and new speakers this year. Never thought I'd learn so much, after all these years of going to conferences. A lot of emphasis is put on the socials. I like having fun, but it just felt a little bit over the top.

The CfP team did a great job selecting talks. There was a good balance between pure PHP talks and talks about additional tools (logs, stats, docker, ...). Great job!

The uncon was a great addition to this year's conference. On Friday evening I checked the uncon schedule for Saturday, and I was surprised to see so many speakers had also claimed an uncon slot. Would have liked to see some more new people presenting in the uncon.

Keep up the great work!

Continuous Integration in PHP Keith Casey Slides
Getting started with content management in Symfony2 David Buchmann Slides
Model Storming Workshop Mathias Verraes Slides
Testing with Codeception Jeremy Coates Slides
Keynote: Mentoring Developers Elizabeth M Smith Slides
Let’s Learn Testing Tobias Schlitt Slides
The first few milliseconds of HTTPS Joshua Thijssen Slides
Functional Application Design in PHP Michael John Burgess Slides
The NoSQL Store everyone ignores: PostgreSQL Stephan Hochdörfer Slides
Keep an eye on your app with logging and graphs Felix De Vliegher Slides
Refactoring to Design Patterns Benjamin Eberlei Slides
Vagrant for PHP Developers Erika Heidi Slides
PHP Performance: Under The Hood Davey Shafik Slides
Roll your own – choosing a PHP framework Rowan Merewood Slides
The Big “Why equal doesn’t equal” Quiz Juliette Reinders Folmer Slides
What to do when client wants to serve 110 MILLION geotargeted banners of a VPS? (Uncon) Luka Muzinic Slides
(Re)discovering the SPL Joshua Thijssen Slides
Models and Service Layers; Hemoglobin and Hobgoblins Ross Tuck Slides
Development, By The Numbers Anthony Ferrara Slides
Moving Away from Legacy code with BDD Konstantin Kudryashov (aka everzet) Slides
The seven deadly sins of Dependency Injection Stephan Hochdörfer Slides
Quality and Productivity - Best Friends Forever (Uncon) Joeri Sebrechts Slides
Ansible: Orchestrate your Infrastructure Jeremy Coates Slides
Application monitoring with Heka and statsd Jordi Boggiano Slides
Docker, contain him, he his fast ! Joel Wurtz Slides
Maximising Performance in ZF2 Gary Hockin Slides
Using Unicode with PHP Elizabeth M Smith Slides
Your (coding) standards matter Volker Dusch Slides
Marrying front with back end Bastian Hofmann Slides
O(ops), Authentication! Andreas Hucks Slides
Social human architecture for beginners Sebastian Schürmann Slides
Queue your work - about job queues and abstraction layers (Uncon) Jurian Sluiman Slides
Extract Till You Drop Mathias Verraes Slides
MySQL Server Performance Tuning 101 Ligaya Turmelle Slides

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