The first ever Symfony Live London conference will be taking place next month, hosted by our sister company Sensio Labs UK! The two-day event involves one full day of in-depth training, followed by a 2-track, deeply technical conference.
(We’ve got a ticket to give away, keep reading!)

Workshop Day

The workshop day gives you the choice of two workshops designed to enable you to get the best out of Symfony whether you are an experienced user, or new to the Symfony world.
The first training course, Getting Started with Symfony2 will give you an insightful introduction to the framework, from installation to configuration and request management.
The second option for the workshop day is more advanced – Going Further with Symfony2. This workshop dives straight into some of the more advanced features of Symfony2, such as mastering the dependency injection container configuration, running automated tests and Doctrine integration.

Conference Day

We’re extremely lucky to have two major project leaders as our keynote speakers. The conference day will start with an opening keynote from Dries Buytaert – the Drupal founder and project lead. Then we’ll close the conference with a session from Fabien Potencier, the founder of Symfony and a major contributor to the project.

The main part of the day will consist of two tracks of very technical talks from some well known speakers from the Symfony2, Drupal and PHP conference scenes. There are a variety of topics from key elements of the development process (PHPDocumentor, code reviews, Composer, BDD), through essential skills for using Symfony2 (bundles, SonataAdmin) and including considerations for the platform (ElasticSearch, Amazon Web Services). With all this technical content, the hardest part of the day will be choosing which track to attend.

Symfony Certification

For the first time in the UK, developers will be able to sit the Symfony2 Certification exam.

For organisations using Symfony, having certified developers on your team really shows the world you don’t compromise on quality when delivering projects. Perhaps more importantly, it also shows you work closely with your developers to improve their skills and engage with the Symfony community.

For individuals and freelancers, working to improve your skills to the level required to pass the exam will give you a much more robust knowledge of Symfony as it will encourage you to examine areas of the Symfony toolset you may not have used before. Once you have the acquired the knowledge required passing the exam proves to potential clients and employers that you have worked hard to set yourself out from the crowd.

Distinguish yourself from other Symfony developers and become an official SensioLabs Symfony Certified Developer.

Win a ticket

We have one ticket to give away to our readers. To be in with a chance of winning, simply leave a comment on this post telling us why you think you should win the ticket. Make sure you include your email address so we can get in touch if you win! We will randomly draw a winner when we close the competition on September 5th. Want to join us? Then, leave a comment.

Unfortunately we only have one ticket to give away so if you don’t win we’d still love for you to join us at the event. If you’ve not already signed up tickets are still on sale. Grab one while you can.

To follow the news from the event follow our twitter account @SensioLabsUK or the #symfony_live hashtag.