3rd*, 4th & 5th October
Manchester, UK


Following six successful PHP conferences, the team supporting the North West UK Conference are well practiced and have already sprung into action preparing for this year’s October event.


The Conference team are looking forward to welcoming an anticipated 400+ delegates, speakers and sponsors who will be immersing themselves into a pool of in-depth teaching on topics related to PHP; presented by an array of industry leaders and speakers from around the world.


With PHP being in use on over 80% of all Web sites 1 and the third2 most popular programming language overall. We feel it is important for continual professional development to improve best practice within the PHP industry.

What to expect

Friday 3rd October

The Conference weekend at Manchester Conference Centre will kick off with a hackathon – a coding social! Delegates who have been on the Tutorial Day will join the main conference delegates for the hackathon and will have the opportunity to put their new knowledge straight in to practice. You can code as individuals, pairs or groups, so grab yourself a burger and a drink and get coding! Numbers to this event are limited and will be released nearer the conference.


Saturday 4th October

Saturday is the main focus for the conference and delegates, it has the biggest all round buzz! The format of the day will follow previous years with opening keynote speaker, three conference tracks and an ‘unconference’ track running alongside the official content. After the conference day ends (around 6pm), there will be a social event with a one course meal and drinks to complete the day. This is the perfect chance to meet, inspire, debate, develop, network, motivate and connect with the PHP Community – This is where you really get to know people, find out what the latest news is and discuss current & future industry developments.


Sunday 5th October

As last year, Sunday’s programme is a continuation of the main conference, with a morning of nine sessions across three tracks and a closing keynote speaker.

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Previous Conferences

To give an indication of what went on at our previous conferences, please see the individual sites:

PHPNW user group

The PHPNW user group began in 2008 with the desire to:

  • Improve PHP skills in the north
  • Encourage personal development of Web Developers
  • Provide opportunities for innovation and creation
  • Create a support network for the developers run by the development community
  • Provide opportunities to share experiences and best practise

Currently the group meets up on the first Tuesday of each month at Joshua Brooks, Princess Street, Manchester.


As the PHPNW14 conference approaches, one thing we’d love you to do is help us promote it.

Show your support by adding one of the logo’s below to your site and linking it to http://conference.phpnw.org.uk/phpnw14


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