Thijs has been working with PHP for over 6 years and is a board member at PHPBenelux who organised their very first conference earlier this year. Thijs works at Combell, the largest independent hosting company in Belgium, where he’s in charge of customer support. He also does some hosting and open source evangelism and is Combell’s main community guy. Thijs blogs about the LAMP stack at http://blog.feryn.eu and does modest contributions to various open source projects such as Zend Framework, Symfony and PHP. In his spare time he enjoys attending concerts, listening to loud heavy metal/hardcore music and hanging out in his lovely hometown Bruges (Belgium).