May 17 :: Migrating to PHP 7 :: The += operator with arrays :: Vagrant & Beetbox

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PHP 7 migration at scale by Luc Pettett & Chris Langton

At ( during our peak period - the Melbourne Cup - we hit our peak of 30,000 concurrent users (in a 60 second period) and expect a volume of around 1M unique users in a couple of days. Last month we upgraded to PHP 7 and we’d love to share our journey. Performance improvements are a major reason to upgrade, but there are a few fancy surprises you wouldn’t expect a migration brings to the table.


Between the talks we will take a break for pizza and beer provided by our sponsors.

Short Talks

We will reconvene after dinner for a couple of short talks:

Using the += operator with arrays by Csongor Halmai

How to use Vagrant in your dev flow / featuring Beetbox / for beginners as well as team leads by Alexar Pendashteh


We head to The Turf Bar on Queen Street for networking and socialising after the talks


Venue and catering are covered by our awesome sponsors:BuzzConf (, Astute Payroll (, Adam Purdie (, 10collective (, PayPal Developer (, and QueensCollective (