About

The Genesis of php[world]

The landscape of PHP is always evolving.  Right now, a staggering 82% of the Web runs on PHP.  At the same time, the use of content management systems and pre-built application frameworks has skyrocketed as well.  For example, 22% of all websites in the world are built on WordPress.  Other frameworks – such as Joomla!, Drupal, and Magento – trail not far behind.  More often, while PHP is the actual programming language powering websites, it isn’t ‘raw’ PHP doing it, but one of these frameworks instead.

This has led to the growth of very large, but disparate communities.  Each of these separate application systems has their own community that has evolved around them, completely separate from the large PHP community that already existed.  More and more, people are using PHP, but the community is fragmenting.

Last year the team behind php[architect] magazine wanted to create a conference designed to bring these separate communities together and reunite them. Hence, the idea of php[world] was born.  A conference that is designed to bring the entire world of PHP together in one place, to encourage cross-pollination of ideas and sharing of ideals.  We want to have a conference that has tracks designed to appeal to Drupal, WordPress, Joomla, and Magento developers, as much as the Zend Framework, Symfony, CakePHP, and Laravel communities, as well as to PHP developers everywhere.

The result was a success as many different communities came together, worked, shared information, held an impromptu PHP-FIG meeting and more.  This year we plan on repeating it and making this the biggest PHP conference in terms of both scope and attendees!

P1140094

The Venue

The venue that was chosen also reflects these ideals.  We wanted a location that was easy to get to and had the ability to grow with us as this conference grows.  We chose the Sheraton Premiere at Tyson’s Corner just outside of Washington, DC because it matches these needs.  It has the ability to be configured to host an intimate conference for 200 or be reconfigured to support a conference of up to 2000.

FoyerIt happens to be situated right between two major international airports (IAD and DCA), and by the time the conference will be held in the fall, the new Silver Line on the DC Metro system will be up and running with a stop just outside of this venue.  It will be very easy for attendees to take the Metro to the venue from downtown DC (or from the DCA airport).

More to Come…

We have lots more that we will be sharing with you in the future, so you will just have to stay tuned!  In the meantime, follow us at @phparch on Twitter for timely updates about php[world]. Our official hashtag is #phpworld.

Register to attend | Why should I attend? | See the talk schedule | Contact us

 

Keep Track of Us

Follow @phparch on twitter for updates about php[world]. Our official hashtag is #phpworld.

Sponsors

Conference Partner

Microsoft

Chief Sponsor

Automattic

Sponsor

BlackMesh

Breakfast Sponsor

Mandrill

Open Source Hack Night Sponsor

PluralSight

Developers' Lounge Sponsor

JetBrains

Tutorial Day Sponsor

GitHub

Bag Sponsor

Digital Ocean

Training Day Sponsor

MySQL

Exhibitors

Forum One

Fig Leaf Software

Zend

VAddy

Badge Sponsor

Robofirm

Game Night Sponsor

Redport Information Assurance

Drupal 8 Release Party

BlackMesh

Drupal Association

Patron Sponsors

NorthEast PHP

Braintree / PayPal

Voices of the ElePHPant

E-Moxie

NomadPHP

Nexmo

Daycamp 4 Developers