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.
University of Saint Thomas Minneapolis, MN from March 15-16, 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 sometime either in April or May
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.
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.
Chicago, from May 19th-23rd
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?).
PHP Day Italy
Verona, Italy, From May 16th to 17th
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.
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