SymfonyLive London 2015: Meet the speakers: Kacper Gunia

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The SymfonyLive London 2015 conference is getting closer, and we’re delighted to announce that Kacper Gunia, technical team leader at SensioLabs UK,will join us to celebrate the fourth annual edition of the conference, where he will deliver a talk on ‘The IoC Hydra’. We sat down with Kacper to dig a little deeper into his background in Symfony, the talks he is most looking forward to and his thoughts on the topic of inverting control flow.

How long have you worked with Symfony?

It has been six years since I began working with Symfony framework and have worked with Symfony2 from the very beginning.

What do you see as the biggest trends in Symfony/PHP at the moment?

There are a number of trends at the moment, in particular in Symfony. There are many people paying attention to quality and applying the right patterns, especially those evolving towards Hexagonal architecture and using Domain Driven Design.

Which talk are you most looking forward to at SymfonyLive London 2015?

I am most looking forward mostly to Beau Simensen’s talk about PSR-7 and James Solomon’s talk on Spotify’s transition to Symfony.

Why is the topic of inverting control flow of particular interest to you?

I am interested in the idea itself. It is popular within the community, people are familiar with it and use it on a daily basis and not everyone sees the bigger picture of Inversion of Control. I like the idea as it is much wider than Dependency Injection and that is why I am speaking about it, to provide a bigger picture using actual examples. I think it is especially important as people are not using event dispatcher in the best way or not understanding what kind of problems the dependency container solves.

What do you think Symfony has over other rival frameworks?

The key strengths Symfony has over rival frameworks is the community that surrounds it, along with being able to make good use of design patterns and coding practices.

If you could tell people, in one sentence, why they should go to your talk what would you say?

I’ll be making people aware of the technology that they are using, showing them the bigger picture, by presenting Inversion of Control from a different perspective than than it usually is.


Kacper is just one of our eleven speakers from the developer community who will present at SymfonyLive London. There are currently limited seats remaining, so secure your place today and join the UK’s biggest and best Symfony event!

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