Discount tickets almost all sold out
Our discount tickets are going really well, and this could lead to some of the tickets become marked “sold out”. Don’t worry, this means that we’re only sold out for the “early bird” discounts and will become again available at normal ticket prices after December 6.
If you still want to enjoy discounted prices, you can still choose to select another ticket. But remember, once our “early bird” period is over you can’t change your discount ticket for a regular ticket. Of course you can still cancel your purchase and ask for a refund (up to 14 days after your purchase).
Workshops & early bird ticket sales announced
There it is !
Our CFP team has processed all submissions and made an impressive selection of top notch talks. Thanks to all submitters for their awesome contributions and due to the high quality of the submissions, it was a difficult task to compose the schedule. All submitters will be contacted soon, but meanwhile we can already announce our workshops:
- Design Patterns Workshop (by Brandon Savage)
- Continuous integration in PHP (by Keith Casey)
- Model Storming Workshop (by Mathias Verraes)
- Testing with Codeception (by Jeremy Coates)
- Code review for security (by Anthony Ferrara)
- Getting started with content management in Symfony2 (by David Buchmann)
- Working with PHPStorm (by Maarten Balliauw)
- Creating PHP extensions (by Julien Pauli)
Based on these workshops and the talks still to be announced, we can assure you that #phpbnl14 will have a great lineup. During the next weeks, we will gradually announce and publish all talks/speakers.
With the workshops already released, we can proudly announce the start of the PHPBNL14 ticket sales. Tickets can be ordered online at http://shop.phpbenelux.eu
Starting now, you can order tickets at early bird rates. We have 2 types of tickets available:
- Early bird conference + tutorial tickets, available for 260 euro (excl VAT).
- Early bird conference tickets, available for 135 euro (excl VAT).
The invoices for the ordered tickets will be sent last week of 2013.
More information about ticket sales can be found on our ticket page. Enjoy the early bird discount and stay tuned for more amazing announcements.
Call For Sponsors
The ingredients for a successful conference are quite simple: you need speakers, attendees and a decent budget.
The Call For Papers has been sent out and is already closed. Getting the attendees is based on the selected talks and the marketing efforts from our end. But the budget is less straightforward: community conferences like PHPBenelux cannot cover the full budget based on ticket sales. We like to keep tickets affordable and rely on sponsors.
That’s why we would like to send out an official Call For Sponsors.
If you’re a company that is involved with PHP or if you just support our initiative, get in touch with us. Your investment will make our conference better and it will make our community better. We like our sponsors, we respect our sponsors and we consider a sponsor deal to be a partnership, rather than a charity.
We’re very proud to have a loyal sponsor base and some sponsors have already committed to our 2014 edition, but there’s plenty of sponsor slots still available. We’re not just about “logo on site” sponsoring, but we care about your needs and will use our resources to accommodate those needs.
Please download our sponsor document if you’re interested. You can always contact us via email@example.com
Call for proposals closed
First of all we like to thank each and every one who has sent in a proposal for the upcoming 5th edition of the PHPBenelux Conference. We’ve been monitoring and scanning all incoming calls during the process and we’ve seen a lot of awesome proposals which already makes it exciting to organise the upcoming edition.
- You’ve sent in 333 submissions.
- There are 41 tutorials submitted.
- 292 talks have been sent in.
As you can see our CFP commission will have a heavy task to make the right decisions. As much as we’d like to put everyone on the schedule we only have that many slots available. We’re going to work hard to make the right decisions to create a diverse schedule which is appealing to every PHP developer of any level.
Everyone who has sent in a proposal will get notified by e-mail wether they’ve been accepted or not.
What else is happening in the meantime? We’re looking for sponsors, more info is available on this page. We’re working to get the ticket sales online, keep an eye out on this website, or follow the @phpbenelux account on Twitter.
Want your PHP fix earlier than that? Come visit us on one of the user group meetings which you can easily find via Meetup.com.
Call for Proposals opened; Speakers wanted!
It’s that time of the year again! The call for proposals is here, this is your chance to grab the microphone on stage, hook up your laptop and teach the world how to make better PHP sites and applications! Did anything new lately which gave you a lot of cool insights? Do you feel like an expert on a certain topic? Why not share it with other developers? We now have opened up our Call for Proposals (CfP) for you to start submitting your talks.
Some topic inspiration for the call for proposals
What can you talk about? Well, that’s up to you! You propose a talk and we’ll decide if it gets accepted. It’s that simple! But to give you some ideas, we have listed a few categories for you to see if you can match your talk in there. But, this list is merely to be considered as a guide and you can propose your own category.
- + Refactoring
- + DevOps
- + Frameworks
- + Testing
- + Data Management
- + Content Management Systems
- + Best practices
- + General and in depth programming skills
- + Soft skills
- + HTML5 & co (with a PHP twist)
- + <your topic>
We accept proposals up to October 6, 2013 23:59 and we have no limit on how many talks you submit. So, don’t wait until the latest moment and start submitting your talks.
What’s in it for the speakers?
When you get selected there is more than eternal fame and glory at the venue and beyond, we also offer;
- + pick-up service from Brussels Airport (Zaventem)/train to the hotel
- + three hotel nights (from Thursday afternoon until Sunday morning)
- + full access to the conference
- + an invitation to our 5th celebration very special speakers dinner on Thursday the 23rd of January
- + up to 300 euro of reimbursement for travel expenses
If you have any further questions about the call for proposals, use our contact form to send us your feedback. And who knows, we will announce you on stage at PHPBenelux Conference 2014!
Announcing the PHPBenelux Conference 2014
We’re proud to announce the PHPBenelux Conference 2014, the crew is already organizing at full pace and the date is set; January 24th and January 25th, 2014.
Like last year we’re already working on some great plans to deliver our visitors the best content mixed with a fun atmosphere where developers will learn, gather and enjoy. PHPBenelux 2014 will also be the anniversary edition in which we celebrate the 5th anniversary of our conference.
Keep coming back to this site to get the latest news or follow PHPBenelux on Twitter.
Looking back at the PHPBenelux Conference 2013