19th*, 20th & 21st February 2020 info@phpconference.co.uk @phpukconference

About PHP UK

The event and the conference team

PHP UK is pleased to announce the 15th Annual PHP UK conference; a 2-day event with 3 great tracks held at at The Brewery, in the heart of the City of London.

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.

The Event

The event kicks off on Wednesday evening with a pre-conference pubcon. Thursday and Friday will both have inspiring keynote presentations, followed by your choice of 3 tracks of talks. Each day will close with a final keynote followed by the evening's social event. Lunch will be served and refreshments will be available throughout the day.


The PHP UK Conference is a full featured event, and ticket prices include all of the following:

  • Entrance to all keynotes and conference sessions
  • Entrance to all social events
  • Breakfast, lunch, 2 cake & coffee breaks
  • All day access to the exhibit hall and delegate lounge
  • Free WiFi, charging points and cloakroom


Anyone is welcome to attend the conference, whether you're a professional, hobbyist, manager, or just starting out, there's something for everyone.

PHP UK operates a Code of Conduct and we encourage all delegates to read it before attending the conference.

Conference organisers

With over 15 years combined event management experience, and over 22 years combined development experience, our organising team are excited to bring our thirteenth PHP conference to the UK. We organise several events in London, including both the Gophercon UK Conference and the PHP London user group.

Johanna Cherry

Johanna Cherry has spent her career developing systems and applications with PHP, Go, Cassandra, and lots of other cool web technologies. She is currently a freelance developer and DBA. Over the years she has previously held roles at Songkick as Platform Architect, Data Team Lead at Hailo, 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.

Jo manages speakers, socials, the venue, marketing, and delegate services for the conference.

@johannacherry on Twitter »

@johannac on Github »

Sam Bell

Sam Bell is co-founder of digital agency, Copia Digital. He and his team build websites and web applications for asset managers and companies listed on the London Stock Exchange, helping them report on performance to their investors.

They also run a side project called ChartBlocks, an online chart building tool that makes it easy to embed charts into your website or social media.

Sam manages registration, sponsors, exhibits and volunteers for the conference.

@samdb on Github »

Rosie Bell

Rosie joined the team in 2016 to help with the increasing workload as the conference grew in size.

Rosie looks after the delegate services, answering any questions our attendees have in the lead up to the conference. She also manages exhibits, volunteers, and sponsor sales.

@RosieBe10530628 on Twitter »

Paul Berberich

Paul is a brand new member of our team and is excited to be entering the world of conferences. He brings years of customer service experience and has begun to learn how to code.

Paul is an event coordinator and manages the venue, speakers, scholarships and social media.

@paulberb on Twitter »

@paulberb on Github »

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