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.

What’s your history with Symfony?

“I started working on my first Symfony2 project back in 2011,” says Matthias. “Symfony2 was still pretty young and a lot of subjects were not yet covered by documentation so it triggered me to start my own blog about Symfony2.”

“I quit my job and started my own business so half the week you will find me doing actual programming and the other of the week I’m either writing articles or spending time with my family.”

So what’s with the naked bundle?

“There’s no need to put everything inside a bundle,” explains Matthias, “I want to show the different techniques you can use to end up with only a couple of ‘naked bundles’ in Symfony2 applications.”

Why should people attend your talk?

“I’ve noticed that people tend to choose one framework and then go for it - completely. They read all about it and follow every piece of advice from a couple of well known Symfony2 developers.”

“Yes, you need need to choose your framework and definitely learn all about it, but then you need to take a look at the bigger picture and become aware of the ways you and your code depend on the framework. Learning how to create ‘naked bundles’ is part of this process.”

You can catch Matthias’ talk ‘The Naked Bundle’ at 11:30 in Track 1 at SymfonyLive and you can also follow him on Twitter at @matthiasnoback.

If you haven’t already secured your place, don’t forget to grab your ticket. Workshops and tickets are fast selling out, so act quick to avoid disappointment.