SymfonyLive London 2014: The lowdown

If you took a walk down to Westminster today, there would be no sign that just over a week ago 300 engineers descended on the Queen Elizabeth Conference Centre in what was undoubtedly the biggest and most successful SymfonyLive London to date.

After three practical workshops the day before, Friday morning dawned bright and early as 300 engineers made their way to Westminster ready for two full tracks of talks from the leaders in the software development industry.

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SymfonyLive London 2014: Meet the speakers: Jakub Zalas

It’s finally here! In just three days, the first of Europe’s finest Symfony engineers will reach Westminster to kick off SymfonyLive London 2014. Jakub Zalas, Technical Team Lead at SenisoLabs UK will not only be leading the ‘Into the kernel and back’ workshop, but will also be presenting a talk entitled ‘The Dependency Trap’ during the main conference.

Jakub is a regular on the Symfony conference circuit and will be a familiar face to those who attend the London Symfony meetups. We caught up with him ahead of the conference to find out what kick-started his love of Symfony and why, in his view, engineers should stop writing so many frameworks.

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SymfonyLive London 2014: Meet the speakers: Paweł Jędrzejewski

From front end to back, Stack to mocks and ‘epheralization in the Cloud’, SymfonyLive London will cover a host of topics delivered by some of the most experienced Symfony developers in Europe.

Paweł Jędrzejewski, founder of Lakion and creator of Sylius, will be adding another topic to the mix. On Friday 26th September, Paweł will be leading Track 2 on the topic of Sylius and eCommerce for Symfony2 developers.

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David Zuelke to officially close SymfonyLive London 2014

Finding the right speaker to close SymfonyLive London 2014, the biggest and best SymfonyLive London yet, was never going to be easy. The bumper lineup of Symfony specialists and PHP experts demanded an industry expert, renowned for pushing the community forward, and we’re excited to announce that we’ve found the perfect candidate.

We are proud to announce that David Zuelke will be bringing 2014’s SymfonyLive London to a triumphant close on Friday 26th September with a keynote titled ‘Doing Everything with Nothing: Ephemeralization in the Cloud’.

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SymfonyLive London 2014: Meet the speakers: Beau Simensen

Beau Simensen has an impressive resume. A professional polyglot programmer since 1998, he is the owner of his own consulting company, co-founder and chief software architect of a wearables start up and is the creator of Sculpin and co-creator of Stack PHP. Somehow between all of the above, he’s also found the time to take to the stage at SymfonyLive London for a talk titled ‘Decorating Applications with Stack’.

With a little over two weeks to go until SymfonyLive descends on London, we caught up with Beau to talk all things Symfony and why he’s such a proponent of framework agnostic code.

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SymfonyLive London 2014: Meet the speakers: Matthew Davis

The countdown is officially on. In less than one month, the brightest and the best Symfony engineers will descend on Westminster for SymfonyLive London 2014.

Over the past few weeks, we’ve been introducing you to some of the speakers who will be sharing their advice and best practice in everything from TDD to eCommerce. Next up is Matthew Davis who is flying the flag for front end development.

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The results are in: Community sponsors at SymfonyLive London 2014

Even with regular contributors to projects, getting the word out to the community about an open source project can be tricky, especially without a marketing budget. This year for our biggest and best SymfonyLive London yet, we decided to help and offered free event sponsorship to community projects to help these amazing projects and people to boost their profile.

We were instantly inundated with suggestions so we asked you, the community, to help us decide which projects deserved the exposure and the opportunity to present to the heart of the Symfony community.

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SymfonyLive London 2014: Meet the speakers: Dave Marshall

The schedule for SymfonyLive is so stacked full of stellar speakers from the Symfony community, it’s hard to know where to start picking out some highlights.

To give you a quick taste of what’s to come, we’ve been chatting to some of the line up about all things Symfony and what they’re most looking forward to at this year’s event.

Last week, we chatted to Matthias Noback who explained why his talk on ‘the naked bundle’ would be a highlight of the event. Next up is Dave Marshall, Technical Manager at childcare.co.uk, who will be giving his advice on the difference between mocks and stubs and the best way to use both.

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SymfonyLive London 2014: Meet the speakers: Matthias Noback

It’s getting closer… SymfonyLive London is just two months away! To give you a taste of what’s to come, we’ve been chatting to our incredible line up of speakers for a quick preview on their sessions, what they love about Symfony, and what they’re most looking forward to at the UK’s largest annual Symfony conference.

First up is Matthias Noback who launched his Symfony career after reading ‘The Definitive Guide to Symfony’ back in 2007. Seven years on, he’s writing his own book, The Principles of PHP Package Design and will be taking the stage at SymfonyLive London to explain why, when it comes to Symfony, the “naked bundle” is the way forward.

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SymfonyLive London launches free sponsorship for community projects

Know of a great Symfony project or tool that just hasn’t broken into the community yet? Without a flashy marketing budget it can be tricky to get the word out there, but we’re taking matters into our own hands this year by offering free sponsorship to the largest Symfony event in the UK.

SymfonyLive London brings together 250 of the world’s leading Symfony developers to share best practice and advice. This year, your project could be there.

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