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Phunconf 2.0

The SydPHP annual PHP unconference, aptly named "Phunconference", is on again! Thanks to the support and demand for its return from our community!

* December 15th, 2011
* Starting at 6:30pm 

Once again, Google has kindly donated their Sydney headquarters, showing their support for our growing community. There will also be a few googlers on hand to help during the evening.

Microsoft have jumped on board as well to ensure that we've got food and drinks to keep us going through the entire event.

The Phunconference is a unique format, allowing those attending to chose the topics of discussion. With three concurrent sessions running, there is a huge range of topics available, and something to meet everyone's needs! Its a relaxed environment, allowing you to learn and chat with people in a more casual fashion.

So feel free to come along! Whether you have a particular topic of discussion or not, this event is perfect for anyone interested in PHP.

This is a free event! So there's no excuse for not booking your place now!

Please get your RSVPs in early so we know how many to cater for! More details about the event will come between now and December, so get your phunconf thinking cap ready and we'll see you there!

* Free shirt for everyone attending (Thanks!)
* Major prizes to giveaway
* Beer, pizza and soft drinks for free!
* Awesome people and awesome talks! 


Google ( - Sponsoring the Venue for the Unconference
Microsoft ( -  Sponsoring dinner and drinks
Spinifex Group ( - Major prize sponsor
Pygg ( - Prize sponsor - Giveaways
Anchor Systems ( - Beer sponsor
JetBrains ( - PhpStorm License giveaways ( ( - Giveaways
CakeDC ( - Organisational help

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  • Graham W.

    haha, forever known now as "The Xbox man", I like it! Thanks for coming along everyone!

    December 19, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    well... I think I will make Allen's words my own. Thanks for organizing the event and prizes. Filipe, "the xbox man"

    December 19, 2011

  • Allen H.

    Thanks for organizing the event and prizes! I'm really impressed with JetBrains. Its debugger was so painless to setup and runs quite nicely on my 4 year old machine ... The most handy feature is the spell checker. Looks like my Christmas came early ;)

    December 19, 2011

  • Petr K.

    This was my first experience of meetup organised in this way & I really liked it. I think that next time i would make even more of it. Thanks for that, guys!

    December 18, 2011

  • Gregory B.

    It was a good night, although I would have liked to see the other developers come with some background reading (if light) to help them contribute / participate a little better.

    The discussion we got going and the involvement on the topic we came up with was excellent, and the guys in the talk were all discussing going away and attempting it.

    December 17, 2011

  • Erica

    Thanks to all people who made this success~
    I am a girl and sometimes I feel very shy to talk in front of lots of people. But, in the future I'll encourage myself to talk as much as I can because to share what you know would be feeling more happy than just being a listener.

    December 16, 2011

  • Peter

    Well organized. Good idea with the gifts.

    December 16, 2011

  • Graham W.

    I had a great time, and I hope everyone else did too. Most of the feedback we are getting is very positive. If you have any ideas for improvement, please let us know!

    December 16, 2011

  • Kim P.

    Awesome! Great organisation by Timothy and Graham. Great support from sponsors too...

    December 16, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    Over all it was not too bad at all. I think a future event would benefit from having more lead time on topic choices and requiring voting to be done a week or so in advance to get people thinking about what they might talk about. Seeding at least one expert/host/moderator into each talk would be a massive benefit -- keep people on-topic, ask questions to get things going (which is where prep time after voting comes in). The main thing that I felt didn't work was that in most cases (for me at least) it was up to "No One" to get the talk started which was a bit uncomfortable.

    December 16, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    Everything was very nice, thank you very much

    December 16, 2011

  • Lee S.

    For Phunconf 2 it was difficult to hear in the small groups, it was a large turnout which made for a lot of noise. Needs to be a selected facilitator for each group to help get the conversation going and to have it continue without interruptions. Otherwise it was engaging to listen to other people's observations on topics.

    December 16, 2011

  • Ondro B.

    I really liked the format of the un-conference. Way better than sitting in the chair quietly and listen to one person. food great, beer great, talks great

    December 16, 2011

  • Wilhelm M.

    I can't say I enjoyed this as much as I thought I would. It was crowded, hot and stuffy. The format of the conference wasn't as well thought out as it could have been. I liked the idea of splitting up the group into smaller topics, but some subjects were simply too broad to cover in 15 minutes.

    That being said, I'll most likely attend the next one. :)

    December 16, 2011

  • Geoffrey D.

    Had a fun night. #occupygoto!

    December 16, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    Amazing event. Great networking event for everything php related.

    the xbox winner!

    December 16, 2011

  • Enrico S.

    Great organisation, good idea of the topics per group, good attendance.
    It is probably hard to organise small talks between random people, if nobody knows in depth the subject.

    December 16, 2011

  • Timothy C.

    It was exhausting for us organisers. But we really enjoyed ourselves. I hope everyone else did too and got something out of. This isn't the last Phunconf, so we hope to see you all next year!

    December 16, 2011

  • David A.

    Hello friends I love PHP
    I happy with this event.
    I made a software for maintenance mechanic in Peru, I used a lot of Ajax, an the best library's in php 4 such as report, charts, email.
    That is a software complete.
    You can change the information no worries.

    December 15, 2011

  • Timothy C.

    Wow, look at all those RSVP's! I hope everyone is as excited about Phunconf as we are!

    December 11, 2011

  • Graham W.

    Don't forget to bring a friend!

    December 5, 2011

  • Graham W.

    We've got a number of sponsors on board!
    We have dinner sorted, so don't eat too much before coming along!
    There will be soft drinks and some beers as well! :-)

    Free shirts for everyone that comes along, and more schwag!

    We have some major prizes also, which we will be drawing through the evening.

    Don't miss out on our Annual Unconference event this December 15th! Its going to be an epic night! Tell your work mates, and friends... bring them along!

    November 30, 2011

  • Graham W.

    I just need to say Thanks to Google for the venue, we love being able to take this to a nice setting with plenty of space to hold the Phunconference.

    Thanks also to Microsoft, who have offered to put forward the cast to feed us, and get us drinks.

    Its awesome to have this sort of support from such big industry players. Thanks!

    November 5, 2011

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