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June meetup with Nicolas Grekas and Juliette Reinders Folmer !

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June meetup with Nicolas Grekas and Juliette Reinders Folmer !


This special edition of BrusselsPHP takes us to a new venue, close to the Montgomery roundabout.

It features 2 absolute top speakers :

  • Nicolas Grekas, General Manager at Symfony SAS and member of the Symfony core team
  • Juliette Reinders Folmer, Co-maintainer of PHP_CodeSniffer, co-author of PHPCompatibility, initiator of PHPUnit Polyfills and creator the PHP Cheatsheets

Of course we'll have the usual food, drinks, raffles and a lot of fun and laughter !

📝 Schedule (talk descriptions further down)

  • 18:30 - 19:15: Food, drinks, ...
  • 19:15 - 20:00: "Developing Symfony applications in 2023" by Nicolas Grekas
  • 20:00 - 20:10: Break
  • 20:10 - 20:55: "Tackling the Elephpant in the room" by Juliette Reinders Folmer
  • 20:55 - ... : drinks, conversation, ...

Please RSVP to this meetup to reserve your spot (and to make sure we have food for everyone) !

Talk descriptions
Talk 1 : "Here comes Symfony 6.3!" by Nicolas Grekas
In this talk, we will delve into the current state of Symfony development in 2023, exploring the latest features, tools, and best practices that have come to define the landscape of this robust PHP framework. We will take a deep dive into the innovative strategies for building scalable, secure, and highly performant applications, with a focus on leveraging Symfony's latest updates and enhancements.
Whether you are a seasoned Symfony developer or a beginner looking to broaden your skills, this talk will equip you with practical knowledge and insights to build cutting-edge Symfony applications in today's dynamic digital environment.
Talk 2 : "Tackling the Elephpant in the room" by Juliette Reinders Folmer
Preparing for compatibility with a new PHP version... for some of us it's something to spend some time on every few years or so, for others, like those of us managing open source projects, it's a yearly chore which can take months of work.
PHPCompatibility is one of the tools which can help you find PHP cross-version incompatibilities.
In this talk, Juliette will give an introduction on how PHPCompatibility can help you, but more importantly, will take you behind the scenes and give you some insight into the enormous impact the plethora of syntax enhancements in PHP itself has on tooling like PHPCompatibility.
Fasten your seatbelt and prepare for a wild ride!

About our speakers
Nicolas Grekas works on Symfony, with two sides to his contributions.
As a member of the core team, he helps by helping others to contribute, by reviewing pull requests, by fixing bugs or by modernizing the code base. He puts a lot of efforts into making Symfony fast, smooth, and extensible, without compromising.
On the business side, he leads the ambition to create a sustainable company supporting and supported directly by the Symfony ecosystem.

Juliette Reinders Folmer is an opinionated, passionate busy-body with a prolific portfolio of contributions to various high profile open source projects over the years. She is co-maintainer of PHP_CodeSniffer, co-author of PHPCompatibility, initiator of PHPUnit Polyfills and created the PHP Cheatsheets. Juliette regularly speaks at conferences and is always happy to discuss how we can all contribute to changing both the dev-culture as well as our code, to be better. Juliette is self-employed and based in the Netherlands.

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💸 Event sponsoring
A special gratitude goes out to Sensiolabs for hosting the event and providing catering.
Thanks to for being the permanent sponsor throughout all events and taking care of transportation.

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COVID-19 safety measures
Plenty of ventilation will be present to ensure proper airflow
The event host is instituting the above safety measures for this event. Meetup is not responsible for ensuring, and will not independently verify, that these precautions are followed.
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