New Symfony Core Team Member: Samuel Roze

New Symfony Core Team Member: Samuel Roze

Diversity initiative update

Some recent topics within the diversity initiative, covering among many things: the new respectful review guidelines, mentorship programs, code of conduct and enforcement process, context and slack discussions, new slack channels.

Making SensioLabs Connect more inclusive

SensioLabs Connect redesigned some badges and default avatars to make them more inclusive as part of our diversity initiatives.

New Core Team Member, Security Team Leader

Michael Cullum is joinong the Symfony Core Team to lead the security team.

Call for Papers - SymfonyLive Phantasialand 2018

This year we'll see the Cologne edition of the SymfonyLive conference in Germany move to Phantasialand theme park. There's still time to submit your proposal to deliver a talk.

The end of symfony 1

We will sunset the symfony 1 infrastructure at the end of February 2018.

The end of the Symfony Installer

The Symfony Installer tool end of life is scheduled for November 2020, when Symfony 3.4 will not be supported anymore.

The end of Silex

The current stable version of Silex is still maintained for bugs and security issues. But its end of life is set to June 2018.

The end of the Symfony Standard Edition

Thanks to Flex and the new skeletons, it's time to retire the Symfony Standard Edition.

Next steps for the diversity initiative

In order to improve the diversity of the Symfony community we need to work on two main topics: 1) become more diversity friendly and 2) attracting and integrating people from marginalized communities. As possible next steps several ideas have been collected and added to the new [diversity repository](https://github.com/symfony/diversity). All community members are invited to add their own ideas, add comments to existing ideas or champion ideas to bring them to life!