ABOUT THE CONFERENCE
With over 600 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.
The whole conference is run by volunteers - on the two days of the conference the following people will be running reception, looking after rooms and handling general queries. We'd like to say a huge thankyou to them for giving up their time!
Zoë Slattery has worked for over 30 years in the IT industry, and during that time she has held a variety of roles ranging from the deeply technical to senior management. As a technology professional she has worked on storage products (disk and tape firmware), high performance computing (FORTRAN) and is currently a committer for both the PHP language and Apache Aries. As a senior manager, she was responsible for leading teams of up to forty engineers.
Zoë is currently a Director of PHP London and manages the web site, registration, volunteers and exhibits 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 sponsors, socials and marketing for the 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.