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FrOSCon 2017

Karen Sandler hält ihre Keynote im großen Hörsaal HS1 auf der FrOSCon
Karen Sandler bei ihrer Keynote "Cyborgs Unite!"

Auch in diesem Jahr bin ich am Samstag wieder früh aufgestanden, habe mich ins Auto gesetzt, den Unbillen der A3 zwischen Wiesbaden und Siegburg getrotzt, und habe schließlich an der diesjährigen FrOSCon teilgenommen.

In all den Jahren seit meiner ersten FrOSCon 2010 habe ich viele Menschen aus der Open Source- und insbesondere PHP-Community kennengelernt, die ich IRL oft nur einmal im Jahr treffe: eben auf der FrOSCon. Das ist immer wieder schön, und auch diesmal waren viele alte und ein paar neue Bekannte vor Ort. Manchmal reicht es nur kurz zum "Hallo"-Sagen zwischen zwei Talks, manchmal bleibt etwas mehr Zeit, um sich zu unterhalten. In diesem Jahr habe ich es ganz gut getroffen und ein paar nette Begegnungen gehabt.

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My PHP Benelux 2013

I suppose this post has to be in English because the PHP Benelux Conference 2013 was an international conference with participants from 17 countries. It took place in Edegem near Antwerp last weekend. Friday and Saturday that is.

Closing Time

Day 1

After four hours on the road, I arrived at the venue on Friday shortly after noon. The keynote by The Grumpy Programmer Chris Hartjes was scheduled for 13:20 so I had enough time to register and chat to some people. Most of them were from Belgium and the Netherlands, but I also met some German and Swiss guys there. The keynote was fun and addressed some important issues concerning software quality and security.

Next up was Igor Wieder's session on Silex Anatomy and Symfony Components, and it was a solid session although the focus was not on Silex so much, but on his microframework YOLO. Like Silex, it's based on the Symfony Components, but does some things differently.

I then skipped the next session slot and checked in at my hotel. Fortunately, I made it back in time for Kris Buytaert's session 7 tools for your DevOps stack. I really think DevOps is a great movement and would love to use more tools like those he talked about. But there's definitely a learning curve ...

Sadly, I missed the so-called "Social", the social event that evening, because I felt tired and slightly ill, so I preferred to go to bed early and collect my strength for ...

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