2nd*, 3rd & 4th October
Manchester, UK

Michelangelo van Dam

Michelangelo van Dam works at in2it as a professional PHP consultant assisting businesses to automate their development processes, improve their code quality and train their development teams. Michelangelo is also president of the PHP user group PHPBenelux where he and a team organizes monthly meetups, development events and an annual conference. He's a devoted member of the global PHP community and contributes to open-source projects, mainly PHP related.

In his spare time, Michelangelo likes to spend all his time with his wife and 3 sons.

Conference Day 1

PHPUnit IV.III - Return of the tests

Saturday 3rd October 16.20 - 17.10

A long time ago in code base not so far away?

It's a time of prosperity and happiness. Development Teams have improved their coding skills and are now very familiar with writing code with proper DocBlock comments and unit tests, safeguarding their code bases against unwanted behaviour. But the evil Internet is building their new weapon against the Development Teams and sneaks through the gaps still uncovered by tests.

Will the Development Teams be in time to safeguard their code base again and bring peace and balance in the universe?

Conference Day 2

200K+ reasons why security is a must

Sunday 4th October 09.00 - 09.45

We all have focussed on best practices and code quality over the past years, but we seemed to forgot the most important aspect of the web: security.

Security is a mindset that needs to be present from the earliest phase of any project as the complexity of an application can make it very hard to implement good and layered security features.

This talk will cover the basic concepts of security and what you as a developer (or business) should do to prevent bad things from happening and what you need to do when you've been compromised.


  • uk-fast
  • sky-bet
  • magma-digital
  • inviqa
  • ampersand
  • jetbrains
  • docnet
  • digital-ocean
  • in2it
  • studio-24
  • phpStorm by JetBrains
  • add-your-logo

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