Last chance to join the PHPBenelux Conference 2011

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The second annual PHPBenelux Conference is taking place on January 28 and 29 at the same location as last year: Hotel Ter Elst in Edegem (Antwerp, Belgium). We were able to secure an awesome schedule with three tracks, 1.5 days of conference and a tutorial morning. The schedule has been announced for most part of it and also the ticket sales are well underway.

Friday morning: tutorials

Time Track 1 Track 2 Track 3 Track 4
08h30-09h00 Registration and welcome coffee/tea
09h00-12h30 Workshop
Caching and tuning fun for high scalability
by Wim Godden
Real world Quality
Assurance, unit testing,
code review
Developing search
applications with
Apache Solr & PHP
by Paul Borgermans SOLD OUT
MySQL performance
by Geert Vanderkelen
12h30-13h00 Lunch for workshop attendees (end of tutorials)

Friday afternoon: conference

Time Track 1 Track 2 Track 3
12h00-13h00 Registration & welcome for conference attendees
13h00-14h00 Opening Keynote: 27 Ways To Be A Better Developer
Ivo Jansch and Lorna Mitchell
14h10-15h10 Geolocation & Maps in PHP
(Derick Rethans)
Scrum in the wild
(Mike Van Riel)
untestable code
(Stephan Hochdörfer)
15h10-15h40 Break
15h40-16h40 Zeta components
(Tobias Schlitt)
Making Software Management Tools Work For You
(John Mertic)
Technical Debt
(Elizabeth Naramore)
16h50-17h50 Designing HTTP
Interfaces and RESTful Web Services
(David Zülke)
Why Service Oriented Architecture Is A Good Thing
(Jan Willem Eshuis)
PHP in a mobile ecosystem
(Ivo Jansch)
18h00-18h50 Platinum sponsor keynote
18h50-20h00 Snacks/sandwiches/drinks
20h00-23h00 Conference social: bowling in the venue!

Saturday January 29th

Second day of conference. Please note that the timings indicated below are not final yet.

The language for the talks is English.

Time Track 1 Track 2 Track 3
08h30-09h00 Registration and welcome coffee/tea
09h00-10h00 TBA TBA TBA
10h10-11h10 Charsets & Encoding
(Kore Nordmann)
Doctrine Framework
(Markus Franz)
11h10-11h40 Break
11h40-12h40 Zend framework 2.0: What’s New And What’s Changed?
(Rob Allen)
PHP in the dark
(Jeroen Keppens)
XML versus the New Kids On The Block
(David Zülke)
12h40-13h40 LUNCH
13h40-14h40 Varnish, the high
performance valhalla?
(Jeroen Van Dijk)
Advanced CouchDB
(Sander van de Graaf)
namespaces in PHP
(Nick Belhomme)
14h50-15h50 Project Triage & Recovery
(Keith Casey)
How to build customizable multitenant web applications
(Stephan Hochdörfer)
Benchmarking Applications and Frameworks
(Paul Jones)
15h50-16h10 Break
16h40-17h40 Closing keynote: Elizabeth Naramore
17h40 & onwards Raffles, stay to get a chance to win goodies and prizes
Closing remarks

You can order your tickets at

We hope to see you again in Antwerp!