After 2.5 years of Covid, SensioLabs is going back overseas to reconnect with the PHP and Symfony community. In February, we sponsored two top-tier PHP conferences in the UK and Canada: PHP UK and Confoo. Here is our story of these great events.
PHP UK, London calling
From February 14th to 16th, SensioLabs participated in PHP UK, the largest conference dedicated to PHP in the UK. It was a must-attend event for the PHP community in London and in all England!
The Social Event took place in the evening of the 14th with sponsors and speakers gathering in a typical London pub.
For this 2023 edition, SensioLabs was a Gold sponsor. More than 350 developers and PHP experts attended PHP UK. The conference took place in the gorgeous post-industrial building of The Brewery, a stone’s throw from the City of London. We spent two fantastic days with the English community. It was the opportunity to meet and share our passion for PHP 🐘 and Symfony.
Confoo, it was a-moosing!
The following week, the SensioLabs team packed their mittens to get ready for Confoo, the largest developers’ conference in Canada 🍁 With -20 degrees Celsius outside, it was the true Canadian winter in Montreal, Quebec. Long time no see! Last time we attended Confoo was back in 2018.
Confoo 2023 took place at the Bonaventure Hotel in Montreal, with about 155 talks by Canadian and international speakers. The conference has grown a lot since the last editions and more than 800 developers joined from all North America.
Confoo is multi-technological, which makes it extremely inspiring. At Confoo, you can meet many communities, including the PHP one. A few SensioLabs alumni delivered talks. Among them was Hugo Hamon on “Designing State Machines with the Symfony Workflow Component“.
At the breaks, we hosted the participants at our booth. The atmosphere was very friendly and warm. As a matter of fact, the developers visited us to grab our new exclusive goodie: SensioLabs branded sport bottles. We also talked about with them about their projects on Symfony and PHP.
Even if Laravel is widely used in Canada and the United States, developers are increasingly working on Symfony, which is complementary to Laravel. That’s why it was important for us to share our passion for the Symfony framework at Confoo and to demonstrate its advantages for companies.
We are glad to have sponsored these two amazing conferences. Congratulations to the organizers of PHP UK and Confoo! Thanks to them for nurturing the community with these events.
Thanks also to the attendees who showed us that Symfony shines bright overseas ☀️
Next step in 2023 👉 let’s meet the French-speaking community of Symfony at SymfonyLive Paris on March 22-23.