SymfonyCon Lisbon 2018 was a blast!
Last week, the Symfony Community met in Lisbon, Portugal, for the international Symfony conference from December 6th to 8th in the great Marriott hotel. We were super pleased to welcome more than 900 people, more than 25 speakers and our amazing sponsors. A full week of Symfony took place last week in the wonderful city of Lisbon, where we could already feel the magic atmosphere of Christmas. Meeting the Symfony Community was like a big family reunion at Christmas time. We were so pleased to meet you all and hope you had a great time there with us!
Let’s wrap up the past Symfony week starting with the pre-conference workshops
December 6th and 7th: the conference days!
During 2 days, more than 25 speakers were on stage to present their talks and share their experience with all the attendees. 3 tracks (Advanced, Beginner and PHP) in 3 different conference rooms, all the attendees had the choice between 3 talks per hour (including the talks from the Unconference track), and sometimes the choice was not easy! The conference started with Fabien Potencier's Keynote about “Symfony Local Web Server reloaded”, the number 2 Keynote part of a series entitled “Back to the Basics”. After introducing the “Symfony Mailer” at the “Back to the Basics 1/n” Keynote at SymfonyLive London 2018, Fabien reloaded a Basic. The first day of the conference ends with fun by an unexpected magic trick by Rodric Haddad and the most excellent JeoPHPardy by Jeremy Mikola, thank you to all the players and congratulations to the winners; before heading to the Social Event downtown Lisbon.
On the second day of the conference, the conference started with Anthony Ferrara’s Keynote about “Microservices gone wrong”. The Unconference took place on that day and we’d like to thank all the Unconference speakers for speaking there, it was their first speaking experience for some of them and we’d like to thank them for tooking the plunge. The closing Keynote was about “A year of Symfony”, Sarah Khalil and Nicolas Grekas took us on a Symfony trip over what happened in the Symfony ecosystem over the last 12 months. It was time to realize how many great achievements has been made during the last year, it’s always a good reminder!
If you are looking for the slides or other information about the talks of the conference, you can find all the detailed information about the SymfonyCon talks on GitHub. If you attended the conference, you can still rate the speakers and leave a feedback about their talks on JoindIn, the links to all JoindIn talks are available on GitHub.
All the talks of the conference (except the talks from the Unconference track and the lightning talks) were recorded. You’ll be able to watch them all online. They will soon be available to everyone on SymfonyCasts (before the end of the year), for the conference attendees they’ll be available there for free! They’ll also be on Symfony YouTube channel later in the year as well (free for everyone)!
December 8th: the Hackday to end smoothly the conference!
This year’s Hackday was very impressive, a lot of people attended the hackday and 78 issues/PRs were opened during it including 26 on the diversity repository. The hackday was also a way to learn how to contribute to Symfony and a lot of the attendees enjoyed a workshop on how to contribute to Symfony by Ryan Weaver. Thank you to all the attendees who took the time to attend the hackday!
To finish, we’d like to give a big thank you to our sponsors:
Diamond Sponsor: SensioLabs
Gold Sponsors: Blackfire, eZ Systems, SymfonyCloud, Xing
Silver Sponsor: JetBrains
Bronze Sponsors: ManoMano and Trisoft
Community Sponsors: StickerMule, SymfonyCasts and ProdPad
Lanyard Sponsor: Blackfire
Thank you again to all the attendees, the speakers (you are amazing!) and the sponsors. See you all next year in Amsterdam, November 21-23. The website is already online (first time ever), you can register today and secure your place for next year!