30th September*,
1st & 2nd October
Manchester, UK


PHP is the most popular tool available for developing dynamic websites. PHP is in use on over 80% of all websites and is the third most popular programming language overall.

The heart and soul of a conference is the community that it serves. PHPNW is run by passionate volunteers, bringing an annual conference that benefits both developers and their companies. As organisers, we consider each and every one of our delegates, sponsors and speakers as our guest, and we want everyone to feel welcome, respected and safe.

Please make it your aim to ensure all of our guests feel welcome and comfortable, either at the conference itself or any associated social event. Any unsuitable behaviour may result in conference access being revoked. PHPNW is a good crowd and we will endeavour to make sure it stays that way as the event grows.

PHPNW User Group

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

  • Improve PHP skills in the North
  • Encourage personal development of PHP 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 Marble in Manchester.

What to expect...

Friday 30th September

The Conference weekend at Manchester Conference Centre will kick off with a hackathon – a coding social! Delegates who have attended the Tutorial Day may join the main conference delegates for the Hackathon (subject to availability) and will have the opportunity to put their new knowledge into practice. You can code as individuals, pairs or groups, so grab yourself some tasty Chinese food and a drink and get coding! Make sure you secure yourself a spot to the Hackathon when booking your Conference ticket, as numbers to the event are limited!

Saturday 1st October

Saturday is the main focus for the conference and the delegates, it has the biggest all round buzz! The format of the day will follow previous years with an 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 meal and drinks to complete the day. This is the perfect chance to meet, network and connect with members of the PHP community – this is where you really get to know people, find out what the latest news is and discuss current and future industry developments.

Sunday 2nd October

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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