SymfonyCon Brussels 2023: BC ("Be careful") when dealing with BC ("Backwards compatibility")!
SymfonyCon Brussels 2023 is just around the corner and will start on:
- December 5-6: Workshop days. It is possible to attend 1 two-day training or 2 one-day trainings!
- December 7-8: Conference days with 3 parallels tracks and 1 unconference track in English.
🎤 New speaker announcement!
We are thrilled to announce you the next speaker: Konrad Oboza, Senior Software Engineer, Ibexa, will present the topic "BC ("Be careful") when dealing with BC ("Backwards compatibility")!":
"Maintaining compatibility promises is part of keeping healthy relationship with community and customers. As maintainers of a framework that builds upon Symfony, being in turn used by other developers, we have a taste of both worlds.
We will explore different approaches, starting with semantic versioning and going through different libraries. We will go behind the reasons why certain choices are made, and what consequences they have to both developers and maintainers. We will also emphasize how those dilemmas affect our everyday planning and development.
Finally, we will take a look at a particular case of performing major changes across entire codebase, by looking at a specific case that happened to our own product – a rebranding while maintaining compatibility. We will dive into specific solutions we came up with, and what challenges needed to be overcome – some of which proved to be a surprise.
“How to enforce class residing under two namespaces?”, “does class_alias work as one would expect?”, “how would autoloading work in this scenario?” are, among others, questions we needed to answer and that would like to share answers to."
🔎 Read the detailed content of SymfonyCon Brussels 2023's talks and workshops
Immerse yourself in an extraordinary learning experience with our schedule featuring many captivating talks delivered by renowned speakers as Allison Guilhem, Ondřej Mirtes, Stefan Koopmanschap, Magali Milbergue, Nils Adermann, Kévin Dunglas, Sebastian Bergmann, Ryan Weaver, Gary Pegeot, Alexander M. Turek, Ramona Schwering, Marion Hurteau, Rick Kuipers, Karim Pinchon, Bruno Henrique De Souza, Ben Marks & Niklas Dzösch, Guillaume Loulier, Susanne Moog, Rémi Janot, Diego Aguiar, Sofia Lescano, Antoine Bluchet, Tugdual Saunier, Anne-Julia Seitz and, Christopher Hertel.
The detailed schedule is available here.
All exciting workshop topics are also available on this page!
Take part on the unconference track
The unconference track is a participant-driven and collaborative talk format that relies on attendees to shape content and discussions in real-time! Have a topic burning in your mind? Seize the moment! Reach out to us via email at
email@example.com to claim your slot and set the stage for an unforgettable experience. Each unconference talk lasts 20 minutes (screen and projector available).
🎟️ Select the ticket of your choice
Register by clicking on Buy ticket and choose your ticket:
- "Workshops only", December 5-6
- "Conference only", December 7-8
- Combo ticket "Conference + Workshops" to live a full Symfony week experience!
🧳 Organize your participation by reading the attendee's guide and complete your Symfony.live profile
Read our guide with all the information about the venue, accommodation, catering, etc.
Complete your Symfony Live profile as soon as possible to let us know about your diet and whether you'd like to receive the conference t.shirt!
🎉 Plan to attend the evening at the Brussels Comics Museum on Thursday, December 7
Let's get together for a friendly evening at the Brussels Comics Museum from 7:30 to 11:00 pm! The museum is just a 15-minute walk from the conference venue. Further information will be available soon.
💻 Save the date for the next Symfony hackathon right after the conference on Saturday, December 9
Everyone is welcome to join the hackday! Whether you're an experienced contributor or new to the community, your participation is highly valued as it brings a fresh perspective! More details are available here. The hackathon will be hosted at Smile Benelux from 09.30 a.m. to 3.00 p.m. CET. Address: Avenue de Broqueville 12, 1150 Brussels.
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