ABOUT THE CONFERENCE
With over 700 delegates, speakers, and sponsors, PHP UK conference aims to deliver fantastic up to date content about PHP and related web technologies in a comfortable and professional setting. There are countless networking opportunities to engage with international speakers and delegates, which makes the event one you won't want to miss.
Anyone is welcome to attend the event, whether you're a professional web developer, hobbyist, manager, or just starting out, there's something for everyone.
The event kicks off on Thursday evening with a special pubcon sponsored by PHP London. Each day will then start with an inspiring keynote presentation, followed by your choice of 3 tracks of talks or unconference sessions. Each day will close with a panel session followed by the evening's social event. There's also exhibition space for all sponsors, to fill in the spaces in between.
PHP UK Conference was started in 2006 with the aim to offer the local PHP community access to industry updates and professional development at an affordable rate. The conference is run solely by volunteer members of the PHP London community. Costs are minimised to keep ticket prices as low as possible, and any surplus funds are used to fund community events throughout the year and to fund the following years' conference.
Johanna Cherry is a software engineer at Hailo in London working on their mobile APIs and services. She has over 10 years experience developing web applications with PHP and lots of other cool web technologies. Prior to Hailo, she was Development Manager for the affiliate network Webgains and Technical Team Lead for the PHP consultancy Ibuildings. She earned a Bachelor of Science in Technology Management from Herzing University in Madison Wisconsin.
Johanna is currently a Director of PHP London and manages speakers, the venue, and delegate services for the conference.
Sam Bell is co-founder of charting startup ChartBlocks, an online chart building tool. He is also managing director of web agency Copia Digital where he and his team build websites and web applications for hedge funds and asset managers, helping them report on fund performance to their investors.
Sam is currently a Director of PHP London and manages registration, sponsors, exhibits, and volunteers for the conference.
Ciarán Rooney is the CTO of Skimlinks where he leads the technical innovation for Skimlinks' products and platform's infrastructure. Before Skimlinks, Ciarán worked in Ireland as Head of IT at one of the country's largest mobile communications companies and established Weeno Ltd. Ciaran has been developing PHP applications at large scale for the past 10 years since he first studied Digital Media Engineering in Dublin City University and holds a Honors Diploma in Multimedia from University of West London.
Ciarán is currently a Director of PHP London and manages socials and marketing for the conference.