19:30 Continuously delivering containerized, highly available microservices with proper context boundaries and messaging integration, deployed to servers in the cloud - Matthias Noback

Let’s have some fun while we entertain the idea that maybe - just maybe! - a microservice architecture would be a great fit for our (next) project. After all, we're almost past the microservices hype. It's time to prove that this can work!

Starting from the premise that a microservice architecture is only viable if we focus not only on the speed of change, but also improve the safety of change, we can learn a lot from the early adopters who have already scouted large parts of the unknown territory before us. Tools and platforms are maturing pretty fast too, so it’s safe to assume that we are now (almost) past the peak of impediments. Let’s start enjoying those microservices!

Matthias Noback has been building web application since 2003. He is the author of A Year With Symfony and Principles of Package Design. Currently he is working on his newest book Microservices for everyone. He is a regular speaker at conferences and regularly posts on his blog. While always striving for better programming practices in general, he’s taken a special interest in application architecture, Domain-Driven Design, testing, microservices and application integration patterns.

20:30 An overview of features you are missing out on in the latest LTS release - Gerry Vandermaesen

Is your organisation sticking to the Long Term Support versions of Symfony? You might be missing out on a bunch of interesting new features. In this talk Gerry will give some background on Symfony's release process and versioning policy and go through the pros and cons of sticking to LTS releases. Even more interestingly, he will give an overview of the new features you have been missing out on since the release of Symfony 3.0 (and up to Symfony 3.3).

Gerry Vandermaesen is a Zend Certified PHP Engineer and SensioLabs Certified Symfony Developer, currently working for Devoteam as a consultant.


Thanks to our awesome hosts at Zimmo, there will be sandwiches for vegans, omnivores and vegetarians.