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PHP UK Conference 2015

PHP UK Conference 2015

18.Feb.2015 - 20.Feb.2015
The Brewery

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PHP London is pleased to announce the 10th Annual PHP UK conference; a 2-day event with 3 great tracks held at at The Brewery, in the heart of the City of London.
With over 700 delegates, speakers, and sponsors, PHP UK conference aims to deliver fantastic up-to-date content about PHP and related web technologies in a comfortable and professional setting. There are countless networking opportunities to engage with international speakers and delegates, which makes the event one you won't want to miss.

Anyone is welcome to attend the conference, whether you're a professional web developer, hobbyist, manager, or just starting out, there's something for everyone.

The event kicks off on Wednesday evening with a special pubcon sponsored by PHP London. Each day will then start with an inspiring keynote presentation, followed by your choice of 3 tracks of talks. Each day will close with another keynote session followed by the evening's social event. There's also exhibition space for all sponsors, to fill in the spaces in between.

PHP UK Conference was started in 2006 with the aim to offer the local PHP community access to industry updates and professional development at an affordable rate. The conference is run solely by volunteer members of the PHP London community. Costs are minimised to keep ticket prices as low as possible, and any surplus funds are used to fund community events throughout the year and to fund the following year's conference.


KEYNOTE Everything That I Really Needed to Know, I Learned in Rabbinical School (09:20) Rating: 5 of 5 68
TALK Reverse caching proxies: Varnish or Nginx? (10:20) Rating: 4 of 5 Slides available 22
TALK What's new in PHP (10:20) Rating: 4 of 5 Slides available 21
TALK Adding 1.21 Gigawatts to Applications with RabbitMQ (10:20) Rating: 4 of 5 Slides available 31
TALK Modernizing The WordPress Toolbox (11:30) Rating: 3 of 5 Slides available 6
TALK Composer Best Practices (11:30) Rating: 4 of 5 Slides available 21
TALK Devops for PHP Developers (11:30) Rating: 4 of 5 Slides available 28
TALK Application Logging & Logstash (13:30) Rating: 5 of 5 40
TALK RESTful APIs with Laravel 5's Doc Block Controller Annotations (13:30) Rating: 3 of 5 Slides available 10
TALK Accessibility done right (13:30) Rating: 4 of 5 14
TALK Modern Software Architectures (14:40) Rating: 5 of 5 Slides available 20
TALK Barely Enough Design (14:40) Rating: 5 of 5 24
TALK PHP's biggest bottleneck - MySQL (14:40) Rating: 4 of 5 Slides available 15
TALK Bring your PHP application to the next level with React.JS (16:00) Rating: 4 of 5 Slides available 17
TALK Continuously delivering PHP projects (16:00) Rating: 4 of 5 Slides available 22
TALK Database Wizardry for Legacy Applications (16:00) Rating: 4 of 5 Slides available 10
KEYNOTE The Future of Programming (17:10) Rating: 4 of 5 34


KEYNOTE Integrating Communities (09:20) Rating: 4 of 5 Slides available 37
TALK Are you out of memory, or have plenty to spare? (10:20) Rating: 5 of 5 Slides available 18
TALK Building an API with Apigility (10:20) Rating: 5 of 5 Slides available 18
TALK The NoSQL Store everyone ignores: PostgreSQL (10:20) Rating: 5 of 5 Slides available 22
TALK MVVM and Silex - It's the future (11:30) Rating: 4 of 5 Slides available 17
TALK HHVM at Etsy: Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger (11:30) Rating: 5 of 5 Slides available 21
TALK Hexagonal Architecture in DDD (11:30) Rating: 4 of 5 16
TALK Be a Bold Coder (13:30) Rating: 4 of 5 Slides available 15
TALK Build RESTful APIs easily with Symfony (13:30) Rating: 2 of 5 Slides available 18
TALK The Power of Modern Version Control (13:30) Rating: 4 of 5 Slides available 15
TALK Debugging: past, present and future (14:40) Rating: 4 of 5 21
TALK Understanding the OWASP Top 10 (14:40) Rating: 5 of 5 Slides available 18
TALK Naming things (14:40) Rating: 4 of 5 Slides available 15
TALK Your API is a UI (16:00) Rating: 5 of 5 Slides available 9
TALK Why Your Test Suite Sucks (16:00) Rating: 5 of 5 Slides available 25
TALK My Debugging And Performance Toolbox (16:00) Rating: 4 of 5 17
KEYNOTE Open Source, Love, and Social Responsibility (17:10) Rating: 5 of 5 33

21.Feb.2015 at 07:55 by levofski (58 comments) (Feedback)

What an amazing experience, I am so proud to have been allowed to speak this year alongside the speakers I have revered in past conferences, and awesome new speakers too.

A thousand thanks to everyone involved and attending.

Special thanks from me to :-

- The organisers for organising and letting me speak.

- @miss_jwo and @dazzlog for giving feedback on my slides

- The AV team who helped me through a tech issue

- Anyone who came to my talk

- Anyone who has given feedback (not just to me)

So goodbye #phpuk15, and thanks for all the PHPish

23.Feb.2015 at 13:11 by Anonymous (Feedback)

I've attended every conference since 2012 and I feel the quality of the talks (content & delivery) didn't match up to any of the previous years. Some people are clearly not cut out for public speaking and the general theme of the event (mainly the keynotes) was rather too political for my liking. Whatever speaker/subject vetting process there is needs to be tightened up in my view as I pay to see authoritative industry leaders giving us the benefit of their wisdom.

Having said that, still very much a worthwhile event. The Thursday social was excellent; same again next year please!

Please please please sort out the projection screens in the 2 smaller rooms. Anybody not in the first few rows can't see the bottom half of the screen; very frustrating. The small TV screens either side are no substitute as you can't see the speaker gesticulating. If the screens come as part of the venue and can't be moved easily (which seems to be the case), why not forget using those and put up your own free-standing screens?

21.Feb.2015 at 11:08 by bwaine (57 comments) (Feedback)

From a speaker's perspective the team delivered a well planned, brilliantly executed conference. Couldn't be more helpful.

From an attendee's perspective the only change I'd request is more information on the schedule about the level of the talk. Also some talks which cover advanced topics. Many of the talks I attended start at first principles leaving little time for more advanced topics.

I particularly enjoyed the two evening keynotes!

21.Feb.2015 at 11:39 by shochdoerfer (206 comments) (Feedback)

Great conference, amazing speaker line-up, awesome keynotes, nice venue, love to come back ;)

21.Feb.2015 at 21:56 by dvdoug (13 comments) (Feedback)

2nd year attending for me, and overall I enjoyed it - I did feel the talks weren't quite as good as last year but they were still pretty good on the whole.

Whoever does your wifi does an amazing job - it cannot be easy running that.

Looking forward to next year!

22.Feb.2015 at 08:43 by jthijssen (94 comments) (Feedback)

Such an enjoyable event. I totally forgot there was a bar downstairs, until I heard about it after the closing keynote :(

The bowling social was really nice. The pre-conference social not so much. It was too crowded, and like many others, left very early. The (av and conference) crew in the room were very helpful in every aspect, and the conference - as usual - was top notched organized. Many thanks to the organizers and the crew!

22.Feb.2015 at 10:53 by choult (48 comments) (Feedback)

The best PHP UK Conference yet - and not just because I was speaking ;)

Congratulations to Jo and Sam, and the rest of the team - it just gets better and better.

Happy 10th Birthday PHPUK!

22.Feb.2015 at 19:38 by Anonymous (Feedback)

Thank you once again PHPUK team.

23.Feb.2015 at 08:11 by ThoughtShard (4 comments) (Feedback)

First time attending the PHP conference and thought it was excellent.

I took a lot away from the conference to think about, especially regarding standards but also details on several tools.

23.Feb.2015 at 16:01 by steve.winter (56 comments) (Feedback)

Overall an excellent event with a really good balance of sessions. Liked the more 'social responsibility' keynotes mixed in with a good range of technical sessions.

Key criticism: the venue's now too small for the number of attendees.

24.Feb.2015 at 10:32 by Anonymous (Feedback)

This was my first conference so didn't know what to expect. I just thought, its been going 10 years so it must be good. I was not disappointed. I learned a great deal and cant thank the organisers and speakers enough. I just hope I am able to go next year.

24.Feb.2015 at 12:25 by neon1024 (122 comments) (Feedback)

Another great event for PHPUK. This years conference didn't feel quite as great as last year. On reflection I think this is down to the talks being more advanced this year. Most of the topics which people needed to learn such as Git, Composer etc are known by most people now so I guess talks have moved onto other areas.

I really don't think there was any need for four talks about apis. This seems like too many for a single topic across two days.

Some awesome talks in there though and great keynotes as always. The conference definitely started slow for me and ramped up to a great finish. Also really enjoyed the birthday social.

02.Mar.2015 at 06:33 by settermjd (25 comments) (Feedback)

I'm biased, but I really enjoyed the conference this year, as I do every year. It was well planned, well catered, and well executed. Staff at The Brewery were very helpful, polite, and courteous. I really can't fault it. The only thing I would suggest is to have more food options which contained less sugar, or were even sugar neutral.

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