Tideways sponsoring Unconference at the PHP Benelux 2020

At the end of the week one of our favorite PHP conferences is opening its doors – the PHP Benelux.

We love visiting the PHP Benelux, since it is a community conference organized by engaged members of the PHP community.

Third times a charm, Tideways is sponsoring the PHP Benelux unconference for another year.

Last year, we had a special give-away for the best talk of the unconference: a speaker’s slot at the main conference, including the whole package with hotel, travel and speaker’s dinner. Brent won with his talk about The Visual Perception of Code. Now this this year, Brent will present the same talk again on the main conference. Sounds interesting? His talk is saturday afternoon, right after the lunch break, in track C.

As in the previous year, the best talk of the PHP Benelux Unonf 2020 can win a spot at next year’s main stage. So, future conference speakers, seize the chance and use the unconference as platform of your choice: first time speaking or spontanous talks – everything is possible. If you are considering to talk for the first time, see our First-Time-Speaker Toolkit for helpful resources.

This year we also have a participation trophy for everyone, a limited sticker for your badge and laptop:

Past unconfernece speakers from the previous two years are welcome to get their stickers as well.

If you already know that you would like to give a talk, let us know – Benjamin will host the unconference and be your contact person if you want to save a slot at the unconf timetable.

Benjamin with the PHPBenelux Unconference Board in 2018Benjamin with the PHPBenelux Unconference Board in 2018

Of course, talks at the unconference can be spontanous. The unconference is by definition very flexible. You might think about the more or less spontaneously filled agenda, but there is more this format offers. You also can experiment with the length of your talks or use the unconference to not just talk to the audience, but rather with it, i.e. with discussions. Important to know: during each slot there will be space for 2 talks, each with 20-30 minutes time. The only limitation: your talk (presentation/discussion/performance…) should be interesting and useful for the auditorium.

So let us know, if you want to talk at the unconf (Tweet or DM @beberlei or send an e-mail. Of course you can do that spontaneously at the conference as well, but why not be the early bird?

If you have any questions – we are happy to help!

Benjamin Benjamin 20.01.2020