Welcome to php[world] 2015

From everyone at php[architect], we welcome you to this year’s php[world] conference. We strive to create an amazing experience for the greater PHP community that brings together developers from Attendees collaboratingSmiling Staff & SponsorsDrupal, WordPress, Joomla!, Magento, Zend Framework, Symfony, Laravel, CakePHP and more.

We invite you to explore the website to learn more about the conference, and if you have any questions for us, please don’t hestitate to contact us for more information.

Eli White – Conference Chair


Keynote Livestreams

To see the lifestreams of all our keynotes, head over to our YouTube channel at: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCUEzH08rDNBfljD9PGVZujg

Drupal 8 Release Party

drupal 8 logo Stacked CMYK 300If you haven’t heard the news yet, Drupal 8 is going to be released on November 19th, during our conference!  We can’t let this unique historical event pass us by without marking it in some way.  Therefore in celebration, we are opening up the doors for the conference that evening from 5:30pm to 7:30pm, and turning our evening reception into a Drupal 8 Release Party instead.  Join us for some beverages and fellowship with other Drupal and PHP community members (and who knows, there may be cake, no lie!)

Also our Open Source Hack Night is planned for that evening. We’d love for anyone coming to release party to stay and join us for that as well. Bring your laptops and hack together on the new version of Drupal for the evening!

If you don’t already have a conference ticket … we’d ask for you to please pre-register to join us that evening.  The event will be free for anyone to attend, but registering in advance will let us know how many people we should be expecting so the venue can be prepared.  Don’t worry about doing this if you have a main conference ticket already.  We’ll assume that we will see you there!

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Streaming for php[world] 2015 Keynotes

We’ve recently announced that thanks to the wonderful people at Nexmo, a video stream will be made available for the keynotes at php[world] this year.  Nexmo will be providing and supporting the stream, with the help of the community members of the Lehigh Valley PHP Meetup.

Stay tuned to this website, sign up for our mailing list, and/or watch our twitter account if you want to be notified when the streaming will begin and how to access it!

Keynotes Announced

The final keynote has been announced and the schedule is complete! We feel that this year’s php[world] is going to be an amazing not-to-be-missed event of the PHP year. Join us for the following amazing keynotes this year:

A Year in the U.S. Digital Service Andrew Nacin
Leading an Open Source Project Tessa Mero
Growing Open Source Communities Lorna Mitchell
Laravel – Lessons Learned Taylor Otwell
PHP7 and Beyond: The Future of PHP Anthony Ferrara

Schedule Posted

We’ve just published the conference schedule for php[world] 2015.  We are super excited about the schedule this year, in fact, we’ve added another concurrent session to each time slot meaning we are now six sessions wide!  There are far too many amazing sessions to choose between.  We won’t attempt to list them all here and direct you over to the schedule page instead.  Looking forward to an amazing conference all about the greater PHP community…
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Training Day Offerings Announced

We’ve just published our offerings for Training Day this year.  At the moment we are offering five great unique full day training experiences that you can enjoy (and more may be added later!)

Currently we are offering:

Web Security Training Chris Cornutt
PHP in the Cloud Jeremy Lindblom
Magento Development Essentials Joshua Warren
Laravel from the Ground Up Joe Ferguson
PHP for Developers Sandy Smith

Call for Speakers Closed…

Well we got almost 600 responses to our Call for Speakers at php[world] 2015.  Once again the community has given us a monumental task to go through rating them all and putting together the best schedule possible!  Stay tuned as we hope to make schedule announcements within a couple weeks!

php[world] Returns …

After the amazing response that we received for last year’s conference, we obviously are excited to bring php[world] back to the D.C. area again!

Once again, we will be inviting all the varied sub-communities of PHP to join us under one roof.  WordPress, Drupal, Joomla!, Magento, Zend Framework, Symfony, CakePHP, Laravel and more!  We will be planning specific tracks for each framework, as well as finding great crossover talks that will appeal to everyone!

If you’d like to see a sampling of what we offered last year, we have posted videos of all the talks & keynotes in the main room.

And speaking of sessions — we have opened up our Call for Papers as well!  Don’t worry, you don’t need to submit an actual paper to us, that’s just conference lingo for “What would you like to talk about?”  So go ahead and submit a few ideas to us.  We offer a very comprehensive speaker package so that you aren’t going to be out of pocket to come present at the conference.  So what are you waiting for?

All of us here are looking forward to seeing you again at php[world] 2015.


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