Talk about striking whilst the iron is hot! We are now turning our attention to planning 2014. We are currently listening to the conversations that are happening around the community, however we would love to hear all your feedback in one place. Our official location for feedback is on our Joind.In event page. Please take the time to go to Joind.In and leave feedback on the talks you saw but also on the Friday hackathon social, the Saturday evening social and the conference in general. In doing so, you can help us better understand what is important to you as a delegate and focus on that for next year.
Jenny, an organiser of PHPNW, has written a blog post about the importance of feedback which we believe is a great read to understand why we reiterate the need for you to give feedback. Although someone else may have already posted your thoughts and ideas, we still would love to know how many people felt the same way. We are interested in what your highlights and lowlights were in order to quantify the importance of a particular problem or idea. Please feel free to add in your own suggestions on how to improve the conference, we do take all suggestions into consideration.
If you missed the conference this year, or you are unsure whether PHPNW14 is for you, we end this post with a few words from various delegates. We hope to see you next year!
“This was my first time at PHPNW. As a freelancer I often lament not having other developers around to bounce ideas off and learn from. Starting with the tutorials and hackathon I immediately felt the awesome sense of community this conference exudes, and with great people, great talks and great fun I felt right at home. Can’t wait till next year! ” Sam Evaskitas
“This was my third PHPNW conference, and I am sure it will not be the last! The conference is special to me because of the well excuted and inspiring talks that have not failed to impress me yet. My favourite part has always been the diverse group of people that attend this conference and I have no doubt that I will be coming back year after year to see these people again! ” Michelle Sanver, Co-president of PHPWomen
“This is the fourth year names.co.uk has sent the majority of the development team to the PHPNW conference, and honestly it was the best year yet. The company get a lot out of it in terms of new knowledge and ideas to bring back to our applications, which in the end benefits our customers. Sending a large number of people also benefits the team because it’s a great team building weekend: all the talks generate a lot of discussion about how we go about applying what we’ve learnt. If your company is writing PHP, you need to be sending your developers to this conference.” Alex Mace, Application Projects Manager, names.co.uk