2014 started with out as a great year for PHP conferences, but is not over yet and there are still quite a few very good conferences coming up. Here are some of these conferences where you can sharpen your skills, meet key members of the PHP community, and make new friends:
The Netherlands – August 25th-29th, 2014
WeCamp is a new event focusing on not just hearing about cool technology, but also applying it. During the 5 days of the event, you’ll get to work on a project together with 4 random other people, under the guidance of an experienced coach.
Wellington – August 27th-29th, 2014
This is the first edition of this event and it is looking good, with a great selection of speakers, nice venue, and it’s in New Zealand. What else can you ask for?
Rovinj, Croatia – September 3rd – 6th, 2014
Improve your skills under the sun in a beautiful small Croatian town. No need to say more!
Boston, USA from September 6th – 7th, 2014
The second edition of North East PHP includes a mix of PHP and UX topics with some really interesting talks. With an entry fee of $150, there is no excuse to miss it if you are in the region.
Madison, Wisconsin – September 13th, 2014
Top notch selection of speakers for this one day event. The ticket price is a steal at $99 until Aug 27th, then it shifts to the regular price of $149.
Brno, Czech Republic – September 20th, 2014
Being the first of its kind, it brings together great technology content and great people. You will find a high-quality presentations by the brightest experts in the PHP world, coupled with a welcoming and friendly community of attendees and speakers.
London, UK from September 25th – 26th, 2014
I attended the first Symfony Live in London that was held at The Brewery and it was a great experience. I will be attending again this year on my way to Manchester for PHPNW. I am looking forward to catch up with the Symfony community in the UK.
Zagreb, Croatia from October 2nd, 2014
Three years ago, they started organizing Zagreb PHP user group meetings. This conference is a way to say happy birthday and thanks to all members that have been a part of this awesome community. The 2013 conference blew everyone’s expectations: amazing speakers, generous sponsors, perfect venue, plenty of food and drinks and most importantly great bunch of developers and web aficionados. Why not do it all again?
Cape Town, South Africa from October 2nd – 4th, 2014
PHP South Africa is aimed at proficient developers, new developers and people who care about developers, with events that are all about working together to inspire each other to greater heights in our skill and passion for coding. South Africa’s PHP community exists of an exciting mix of developers, ranging from junior developers, to the very best in the industry. This year they will be having a special PHP Youth Conference to encourage the next generation of developers. With over 140 students attending a 2 day event from previously disadvantaged backgrounds, this is their stepping stone to passing on our craft.
Manchester, UK from October 3rd – 5th, 2014
I have heard a lot about this conference and many of the developers I highly respect, go there no matter what. This year I have been fortunate to be selected to give a talk, so I am really happy to add this one to the “attended” list. Take a look at the schedule, it is great!
New York City from October 9th – 10th, 2014
The North American edition of the Symfony events moves to the east coast and New York will be the place to be if you are involved with Symfony in any way. The call for papers is still open, so if you have something to share you still have time.
Paris from October 23rd – 24th, 2014
Santa Clara, California – October 27th – 30th, 2014
The annual PHP conference organized by Zend turns 10 years old, and there will be a big celebration. The schedule looks really interesting.
Toronto, Canada – November 6th -8th, 2014
True North is the premier Canadian PHP conference. Their call for papers is currently open and early bird tickets will be going on sale soon.
Buenos Aires, Argentina – November 7th – 8th, 2014
I attended and spoke at this event last year and it was a blast. Some of the top speakers for this edition are Michael “Monty” Widenius (creator of MySQL), Brad Fitzpatrick (creator of Memcached), Mitchell Hashimoto (creator of Vagrant) and Fabien Potencier (creator of Symfony). If these names are not enough to impress you, take a look at the rest of the lineup (more speakers are being announced daily). Also, there will be the “Gaucho day“, a 3rd day full of talks, hackathon, games, and argentinian food!
Washington DC, November 10th – 14th, 2014
A new conference with the goal to unite all communities within the PHP world and organized by the folks at php architect. With 5 conference tracks over 3 days (plus a tutorial day) this promises to have something (and a lot) for everyone!
Montevideo, Uruguay – November 14th – 15th, 2014
If you live in Uruguay or nearby, this event is great to meet with the Uruguayan developer community. It includes talks covering a wide range of technologies. It is organized by a great group of very energetic individuals. Check out the video from the 2013 edition.
Madrid, Spain from November 27th – 29th, 2014
The premier event for the Symfony world will be held in Madrid, Spain. The community in Spain is very active and numerous (deSymfony attracked 400 in 2013 alone), so there is no doubt this will be an amazing event. Don’t miss it! The call for papers is open until September 4th.
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