Just a quick note to let you know of a few awesome PHP conferences coming up early 2014. Conferences are a great place to update your skills, stay current with what’s happening in the community and just have fun. In addition, these first quarter conferences allow you to have some awesome mixins like php+beach or php+ski. It does not get better than that! Here is what we have on the schedule for early 2014
Salt Lake City, Utah from January 17th – 18th, 2014
SkiPHP is a new conference organized by some great folks in the Utah PHP Users Group. We have no doubt that this will become on of the great conferences of the West. Drink Utah beer, Ski Utah powder, break a leg, learn some PHP, what else could you want?
Antwerp, Belgium from January 24th – 25th, 2014
PHP Benelux is the undisputed PHP geek stronghold of northern Europe. Some of the best speakers in the world come together once a year to give their talks. The conference is only 5 years old, but we all agree it’s one of the best conferences of the year. And it is an excellent excuse to eat Belgium fries and chocolate, and taste the amazing Belgium beers! Don’t miss it!
Miami, Florida from February 6th – 8th, 2014
This conference is organized by the South Florida PHP User Group and is a BLAST! With one of the most competitive CFP’s around (yes, everybody wants to come to Florida in Feb.), last year’s conference was top notch bringing some of the best speakers from around the world for two days packed with PHP nerdness. And this year there will be a full tutorial day prior to the conference, plus a full track of unconference talks.
PHP UK Conference
The Brewery, London from February 21st – 22nd 2014
It’s always a good sign when a PHP conference is held at a brewery. It’s the 9th annual edition of this quality PHP conference. It has three tracks and over 30 speakers.
Montreal, Canada from February 24th -28th, 2014
Huge conference with a giant diversity of content, Confoo does not focus on PHP exclusively but has a good number of PHP related talks. People are friendly and it’s always a lot of fun.
Auditório Microsoft Portugal, Portugal from March 7th -8th, 2014
The SymfonyDay Portugal is a non-profit Conference about Symfony and PHP from the community for the community.
PHP North East
Tyneside Cinema, Newcastle upon Tyne, March 18th, 2014
PHP North East Conference 2014 is a one day event held in the stylish and beautiful Tyneside Cinema. Sit in comfort and have your mind blown as our passionate speakers talk about the latest libraries, tools and practices instrumental in shaping the future of PHP development.
University of Saint Thomas Minneapolis, MN from March 15th-16th, 2014
Last year MidwestPHP won the prize for the coldest PHP conference in the world, but that did not scare over 200 attendees from showing up and supporting their community. This year will also include a training session by php[architect] and an incredible speaker lineup.
PHP Code Craft South Africa
Johannesburg, South Africa, April 4th, 5th, and 12th, 2014
Their first conference was held recently in Cape Town. It was a sold out affair with over 120 attendees from throughout Africa. After their first successful conference in Cape Town they got a bunch of requests from devs in Johannesburg and they decided to hold a second, bigger conference there. Check out their website, it includes a ton of photos and videos from the past conference.
Drupal Mexico City
Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM), from April 23rd-25th, 2014
Organized by Indava, an information technologies consultant where which uses Drupal to create high-quality solutions for their clients.
Addison Conference Center in Addison, TX from April 25th -26th, 2014
Welcome back to Lone Star PHP for another great year! This is their fourth year and they’re making things better all the time. This year’s event will provide all of the great PHP speakers and content you’ve come to expect from Lone Star PHP. There’ll be plenty of time to spend with the local PHP community too through after-parties and other events.
Bahcesehir University Besiktas Campus on May 3rd, 2014 – Istanbul, Turkey
Utah Valley University, from May 8th-10th, 2014
Utah Open Source Foundation, a collaboration of volunteers from local user groups, held its first conference in 2006 to support and promote open-source software. The conference has grown since then, and so has its regional reach into the surrounding communities.
By 2012 they welcomed hundreds of participants from states throughout the Mountain West. They celebrate the 2013 Utah Open Source Conference by expanding it into a regional event, the first annual OpenWest Conference.
Coral Gables, Miami from May 9th-11th, 2014
WordCamp is a conference that focuses on everything WordPress. WordCamps are informal, community-organized events that are put together by WordPress users like you. Everyone from casual users to core developers participate, share ideas, and get to know each other. WordCamps are open to any kind of WordPress user in addition to those interested in social media, front-end development, and learning how to become a better freelancer.
Scholastic Event Center Auditorium, New York City, from May 15th-16th, 2014
PHP Day Italy
Verona, Italy, From May 16th to 17th, 2014
This is one of our all-time favorite conferences to go to. Great speakers, great food, great city, and fun Italian PHPers. What is there not to like? Nothing. The organizers really put in a lot of effort in making this conference awesome and it shows. The Italian government could learn a few tricks from these guys on how to organize things :) Their call for papers is still open, make sure to send yours in, this is a conference not to be missed.
Did we miss your conference? Just email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will add your conference to the list.
DrupalCamp Spain 2014
Valencia, Spain, From May 16th to 18th, 2014
Chicago, from May 19th-23rd, 2014
php[architect] and musketeers.me joined forces last year and this will be their second php[tek] conference together. The conference was already good but they are promising “bigger, brighter, and full of loads of great content” (can it get better?).
Barcelona, May 31st, 2014
18 cities, 15 states, 3 countries, from June 11th-July 12th, 2014
Writing great, high quality code is hard. Understanding the nuances of the languages you use, and the way in which you accomplish certain tasks can be highly challenging. That’s why The Crafting Code Tour is coming to a city near you in Summer of 2014. And the best part? Attending is completely free!
Aloft Hotel in Minneapolis, Minnesota – July 19th, 2014
This year Minnesota will play host to not only the MLB all-star weekend in mid July, that’s right Joomla Day MN has finally arrived! If you’ve enjoyed hearing the speakers and meeting other Joomla! people from other events, now is your chance to interact with them in person. We promise, no snow.
PHP New Zealand
Victoria Business School, Wellington, New Zealand., from August 27th-29th. 2014
New Zealand PHP Conference 2014 will be two days of conference with awesome sessions along with one additional day of PHP training and lots of opportunities to meet and greet with developers from all New Zealand. With 200+ attendees including notable speakers from the global PHP community the event will focus on sharing knowledge and networking with peers.
Being the first PHP Conference in New Zealand, it is expected to be attended by top talent in the PHP & surrounding communities, companies and project representatives from all around New Zealand and Australia. Prominent international speakers have been confirmed to address the conference theme and we are regularly receiving new proposal and confirmations.
PHP Summer Camp
Rovinj, Croatia, from September 2014
PHP Summer Camp Croatia is 95% time dedicated to workshops providing useful examples, first hand experience and hands on practice. Delivering cutting edge PHP experience, especially related to Symfony framework. This event is a fork of eZ Publish Summer Camp where they had some great learn & fun experience in 2013 and 2012.
Cincinnati, September 2014
TRUCEConf is a two-day conference, taking place in September, 2014. The goal is to help the tech community heal, through learning from others outside our industry and having an open dialogue and on how we can be better humans to each other in the world of tech. TRUCE stands for trust, respect, unity, compassion, and equality, and we’ll be working together in an open and safe environment to shrd – 6th, ift our culture in this direction.