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PHPBenelux Conference 2012

PHPBenelux Conference 2012

27.Jan.2012 - 28.Jan.2012
Best Western Ter Elst

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The conference and tutorials will take place at the Best Western Hotel Ter Elst in Antwerp (Belgium). Friday morning January 27th we have a set of tutorials. The conference is spread over 2 days: Friday afternoon (after the tutorials) and Saturday. Tutorials as well as the conference itself are spread over several parallel tracks.

On Friday evening, we’re having the conference social. This will include drinks and bowling as we managed to reserve the entire bowling alley.


WORKSHOP Zend Framework 2 (09:00) Rating: 4 of 5 Slides available 8
WORKSHOP Symfony 2 (09:00) Rating: 5 of 5 5
WORKSHOP Mobile for PHP developers (09:00) Rating: 5 of 5 Slides available 9
WORKSHOP HTML5 for PHP developers (09:00) Rating: 4 of 5 Slides available 4
WORKSHOP Microsoft Azure Hackathon (09:00)
Rating: 2 of 5 8
WORKSHOP SugarCRM hackathon (13:20)
Rating: 0 of 5 0
KEYNOTE How To Stand On The Shoulders Of Giants (13:20) Rating: 5 of 5 44
TALK Security audits as integral part of PHP application development (14:40) Rating: 3 of 5 Slides available 20
TALK Large-Scale Data Processing with Hadoop and PHP (14:40) Rating: 5 of 5 Slides available 21
TALK Masterizing PHP Data Structure 102 (14:40) Rating: 4 of 5 Slides available 21
TALK HTTP is your architecture (16:00) Rating: 4 of 5 24
TALK PHAR, the PHP .exe format (16:00) Rating: 4 of 5 Slides available 15
TALK PHP and mongoDB (16:00) Rating: 4 of 5 Slides available 22
TALK Micro-frameworks: Why should you care? (17:10) Rating: 2 of 5 20
TALK Magic Behind the Numbers – Software Metrics In Practice (17:10) Rating: 4 of 5 Slides available 10
TALK An introduction to Phing the PHP build system (17:10) Rating: 5 of 5 Slides available 11
SOCIAL EVENT Snacks / sandwiches / drinks / beer tasting / fries (19:00)
Rating: 5 of 5 17
SOCIAL EVENT Bowling and Kinect in the venue! (20:00)
Rating: 5 of 5 13


TALK Modular application architecture (09:00) Rating: 4 of 5 19
TALK Adding real-time to your apps with WebSockets (09:00) Rating: 4 of 5 Slides available 19
TALK Redis – Your advanced in-memory key-value store (09:00) Rating: 4 of 5 Slides available 8
WORKSHOP SugarCRM hackathon (09:00)
Rating: 4 of 5 1
TALK Estimation or, “How to Dig you own Grave” (10:10) Rating: 5 of 5 Slides available 29
TALK Enterprise Class Cloud for the Average Joe (10:10)
Craig Kitterman
Rating: 4 of 5 2
TALK The state of DI in PHP (10:10) Rating: 4 of 5 Slides available 17
TALK VIM + *nix Toolchain == PHP IDE (11:40) Rating: 5 of 5 Slides available 22
TALK Writing testable code (11:40) Rating: 4 of 5 24
TALK PHP Content Repository Specification (11:40) Rating: 5 of 5 Slides available 5
TALK Working successfully outside the cube (13:40) Rating: 4 of 5 Slides available 10
TALK Doctrine 2: An Introduction (13:40) Rating: 4 of 5 Slides available 14
TALK PHP traits, treat or threat? (13:40) Rating: 4 of 5 Slides available 28
TALK The lust for knowledge and experience (14:50) Rating: 3 of 5 Slides available 22
TALK PHP in the Dark (14:50) Rating: 4 of 5 Slides available 23
TALK Client-side Javascript Unit Testing (14:50) Rating: 4 of 5 Slides available 12
KEYNOTE Taking it to the next level (16:10) Rating: 5 of 5 Slides available 49
SOCIAL EVENT Orchestra afterparty (18:00)
Rating: 5 of 5 17

28.Jan.2012 at 18:57 by Yohann Marillet (36 comments) via api (Feedback)

Appreciated the conference in general (and thanks for that elePHPhant, didn't notice who threw it to me though)
If I can add my bit, would it be possible to rate the difficulty level (and/or the overall knowledge required, i.e. Not suitable for Zend Certified devs) for each talk ? Got somehow disappointed when I couldn't learn anything sometimes, although the talk description was quite attractive.
See you next year probably !

28.Jan.2012 at 22:47 by doru.bratu (14 comments) (Feedback)

Nice conference! Met new people, learned new things, had fun. Overall great experience!

28.Jan.2012 at 23:56 by Anonymous (Feedback)

Food was nice, people were awesome, energy was good :)

29.Jan.2012 at 00:28 by lucasaerbeydt (56 comments) (Feedback)

I'll definitely try to be back next year, maybe for 3 days then? ;)
Kudos @ the phpbenelux team

29.Jan.2012 at 01:16 by rdohms (140 comments) (Feedback)

Having always heard about the legend of the Benelux conferences it was great to finally come out and over the big pond and be able to attend. The conference was executed with mastery, no delays, no problems, lots of people, great speakers, great topics.

Really like to see how a group of people can split an event into different "responsibilities" and each part execute their area with great quality. Enjoyed the way sponsors and speakers were showcased and how the socials were very well planned around the conference itself, great networking opportunities.

Congrats to the team, will be back in 2013 and hopefully get a chance to be a speaker myself soon.

29.Jan.2012 at 06:32 by t.bevers (54 comments) (Feedback)

Great conference! But what I missed was the cake of last year :(

29.Jan.2012 at 10:00 by stefan (392 comments) (Feedback)

You guys pulled it off again. What an amazing conference this was. I had a great time, saw some excellent content, met a lot of very cool people. Legendary!

29.Jan.2012 at 10:50 by Anonymous (Feedback)

Awesome conference, as always.. Although hopefully the social BBQ next time will be held indoors..

29.Jan.2012 at 11:14 by tvlooy (70 comments) (Feedback)

Thanks for organizing this guys! Very good location, very good speakers. This is my 3th year and I think you are making an amazing progress each year. Looking forward to 2013.

29.Jan.2012 at 11:20 by BlackIkeEagle (186 comments) (Feedback)

first time at phpbenelux conference, had a good time, well oranized, all went very smooth
thx a lot

29.Jan.2012 at 15:14 by shochdoerfer (206 comments) (Feedback)

Very well done, guys. I am always impressed how smooth everything runs. Given the fact that you organize the conference mostly in your spare free time, this just rocks.

29.Jan.2012 at 17:06 by Anonymous (Feedback)

Great conference! Thanks!!

29.Jan.2012 at 18:50 by Ian Barber (91 comments) via api (Feedback)

Fantastic event, both in terms of planning and execution - great job by all involved, thanks for all your hard work!

29.Jan.2012 at 19:24 by geekie (210 comments) (Feedback)

First the comments for the next event:
If someone has an allergy even the rare ones please make sure there's allergy notes next to multiple choice things such as sandwiches.

Also there was really little info how to get there with public transport - The busstop outside Antwerpen Centraal didn't have any busses going which made it really confusing for someone who's never been to belgium before - Luckily I speak dutch (the note was in Dutch) - Someone else would have had no clue :P

Other than that this was a really great event and I'll definitely be back next year. Great talks, wonderful keynotes, lovely goodies, belgian beer and fries, bowling, parties and the ever so lovely php people - What can go wrong? :)

29.Jan.2012 at 22:30 by rtuin (88 comments) (Feedback)

Great event. Exceeded expectations in all possible ways! Compliments and congratulations to everyone involved!!

30.Jan.2012 at 09:49 by NickBelhomme (43 comments) (Feedback)

Super cool conference, perfectly mastered. This conference seems to become better and better each year. Thanks for organising this and giving me a weekend I will remember for ever.

30.Jan.2012 at 10:04 by Jurgen (41 comments) (Feedback)

Great conference A+
Everything was well organized, cannot think of a negative comment :-)
Only thing I might do is get a room in Antwerp to enjoy the socials even more :)

30.Jan.2012 at 12:58 by edin (13 comments) (Feedback)

Amazing conference.
Compliments to you all. I will definitely be back next year.

30.Jan.2012 at 14:38 by meanstreakuk (8 comments) (Feedback)

Great conference and myself and a colleague were very happy we came over on the Eurostar from England. The energy and enthusiasm displayed by everyone far surpassed the PHP conference I attended in London a couple of years ago.

The only *tiny* thing I think you should do next time is supply pens and notepads for everyone!



31.Jan.2012 at 21:22 by lineke (85 comments) (Feedback)

Awesome conference like every year! Thanks everyone involved for a great weekend! Even the wifi was working relatively well :). I consider myself a phpbenelux veteran, having attended every conference since it began 2 years ago, and I will definitely be back next year!

Some minor feedback:
- It would be nice if you knew beforehand whether a laptop was required for the tutorials or not. This wasn't clear to everybody
- I agree with the notepads, would be great to supply that, there was a pen in the goodiebag though

01.Feb.2012 at 21:26 by hcderaad (9 comments) (Feedback)

Very well organized, very interesting, excellent venue, excellent city, but i am actually afraid next edition will need a bigger location because of the massive audience turnout!

Enrise room

11 sessions
Microsoft room

9 sessions
Combell room

9 sessions
Free track

3 sessions
Workshop track

1 sessions

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