Announcing the 2013 Spanish Symfony Conference
The fourth edition of the deSymfony Conference, the biggest Spanish-speaking event related to Symfony, will be taking place on 21st-22nd June 2013. Around 400 Symfony developers from Spain, Italy and even America will attend to this two-day event that will hold more than 20 talks about our favorite framework.
This year, the event will take place in Madrid, the dazzling and cosmopolitan capital of Spain. The ticket to attend both days is 55 euros for the early bird period (which is already over) and 75 euros for the regular ticket. You can still buy your ticket online at desymfony.com.
On the day before the conference begins, we will also organize an unconference. Several speakers will talk about Symfony and its ecosystem. Attending the unconference is free and open to everyone. We would like to promote Symfony among those who are somehow interested in the framework, but not eager to invest money and two days in it.
The number of attendees keeps growing year after year. All of a sudden we have become one of the most important tech events in Spain and the biggest PHP conference in the country. If you are curious about our beginnings, you can read more about us in the following post: desymfony.com/about-us.
About the Spanish Symfony community
Historically speaking, the Spanish Symfony community has gone unnoticed in the rest of the Symfony community. The main reason is the language, but also because we have spent more time promoting the framework than actually helping with its development. As a result of this promotion, and according to Google Trends, Symfony is the most popular framework in most of the Spanish-speaking countries.
Several local groups have popped up across Spain, being Madrid, Barcelona and Valencia the biggest and most active ones. These groups gather quite often to discuss and talk about Symfony. During these meetings they give casual talks and exchange their professional experiences with Symfony.
Another remarkable milestones for the Spanish community have been the publication of the very first commercial book about Symfony2, the creation of the biggest club inside the SensioLabs Connect network, and the award for the best blog about Symfony in 2011 to a website written in Spanish. In fact, even if it is a little bit surprising, the name of the company behind the framework, SensioLabs, comes after a Spanish word.
Help the Symfony project!
As with any Open-Source project, contributing code or documentation is the most common way to help, but we also have a wide range of sponsoring opportunities.
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There are lots of badges and a decent amount of commits in the spanish community :)