The Conference weekend at Manchester Conference Centre will kick off with a hackathon on Friday 4th October, where delegates can code as individuals, pairs or groups with a pizza and a drink. However make sure you secure your place to the hackathon when booking your conference ticket, as places are limited and on a first come first served basis.

Friday 4th October 2013

09:00 A hands-on introduction to writing unit tests using PHPUnit
Workshop by Harrie Verveer in Tutorial (3 hours, 30 minutes)

A hands-on introduction to writing unit tests using PHPUnit

Rated 5
11
Automate all the things
Workshop by Marcus Deglos in Tutorial (3 hours, 30 minutes)

Automate all the things

Rated 4
4
Build your first Symfony2 application
Workshop by Stefan Koopmanschap in Tutorial (3 hours, 30 minutes)

Build your first Symfony2 application

MySQL Query Optimisation
Workshop by Adrian Hardy in Tutorial (3 hours, 30 minutes)

MySQL Query Optimisation

13:00 Setting up a Continuous Delivery environment in 3 hours
Workshop by Mike van Riel in Tutorial (3 hours, 30 minutes)

Setting up a Continuous Delivery environment in 3 hours

Best practices for WordPress plugin development
Workshop by Juliette Reinders Folmer in Tutorial (3 hours, 30 minutes)

Best practices for WordPress plugin development

Rated 4
6
What Symfony Components Can Do For You
Workshop by Andreas Hucks in Tutorial (3 hours, 30 minutes)

What Symfony Components Can Do For You

Rated 5
6
Working with MongoDB
Workshop by Derick Rethans in Tutorial (3 hours, 30 minutes)

Working with MongoDB

19:30
Rated 5
11
Hackathon / Social (4 hours, 30 minutes)

Hackathon / Social

Saturday 5th October 2013

09:30 0x0F Ways to be a Better Developer
Keynote by Lorna Mitchell, Ivo Jansch in 1 (50 minutes)

0x0F Ways to be a Better Developer

10:40
Rated 5
27
Building scalable PHP applications using Google's App Engine
Talk by Maindy Waite, Ian Barber in 1 (50 minutes)

Building scalable PHP applications using Google's App Engine

The future of the PHP development environment
Talk by Jeremy Quinton in 2 (50 minutes)

The future of the PHP development environment

Easy HTTP Clients with Guzzle
Talk by Nathaniel McHugh in 3 (50 minutes)

Easy HTTP Clients with Guzzle

Rated 5
2
How to make the most of a Developer Conference
Talk by Stefan Koopmanschap in Unconference (20 minutes)

How to make the most of a Developer Conference

11:00 Errors, Exceptions and Logging
Talk by James Titcumb in Unconference (20 minutes)

Errors, Exceptions and Logging

11:30 Dysfunctional Programming
Talk by Igor in Unconference (45 minutes)

Dysfunctional Programming

12:00 Introducing Dependency Injection
Talk by Rob Allen in 1 (50 minutes)

Introducing Dependency Injection

Wrangle Cross-cutting Concerns with Event Driven Programming
Talk by Chris Saylor in 2 (50 minutes)

Wrangle Cross-cutting Concerns with Event Driven Programming

Vagrant + Ansible
Talk by Michael Heap in 3 (50 minutes)

Vagrant + Ansible

12:30
Rated 4
2
Identity
Talk by Ian Barber in Unconference (20 minutes)

Identity

13:30
Rated 5
3
Unconventional Unconference Unity Session
Talk by Kathryn Reeve in Unconference (20 minutes)

Unconventional Unconference Unity Session

14:00 Your (coding) standards matter
Talk by Volker Dusch in 1 (50 minutes)

Your (coding) standards matter

Rated 5
12
Drupal has come back to the fold. It's time to pay attention
Talk by Marcus Deglos in 2 (50 minutes)

Drupal has come back to the fold. It's time to pay attention

The Big 'Why equal doesn't equal' Quiz
Talk by Juliette Reinders Folmer in 3 (50 minutes)

The Big 'Why equal doesn't equal' Quiz

Tries, Conversions and Field Goals - A Rugby (League) Fan's Guide to Trie Data Structures
Talk by Mark Baker in Unconference (20 minutes)

Tries, Conversions and Field Goals - A Rugby (League) Fan's Guide to Trie Data Structures

14:30
Rated 4
4
The Importance of Teams
Talk by Jenny Wong in Unconference (20 minutes)

The Importance of Teams

15:00 Managing and monitoring application performance
Talk by Sebastian Marek in 1 (50 minutes)

Managing and monitoring application performance

A resource orientated framework using the DI/AOP/REST Triangle
Talk by Richard McIntyre, Akihito Koriyama in 2 (50 minutes)

A resource orientated framework using the DI/AOP/REST Triangle

Bringing the Symfony Components into your Legacy Code
Talk by Hugo Hamon in 3 (50 minutes)

Bringing the Symfony Components into your Legacy Code

Migrating from PHP 5.3 to 5.5
Talk by Glen Mailer in Unconference (20 minutes)

Migrating from PHP 5.3 to 5.5

15:30 Commands and Command Handlers
Talk by Mathias Verraes in Unconference (15 minutes)

Commands and Command Handlers

15:35
Rated 0
0
Getting hired through the community
Talk by Volker Dusch in Unconference (5 minutes)

Getting hired through the community

15:45
Rated 0
0
Impromptu Talk on how i got my new job
Talk by Martyn Ranyard in Unconference (5 minutes)

Impromptu Talk on how i got my new job

16:20
Rated 5
23
Getting the most out of Xdebug
Talk by Derick Rethans in 1 (50 minutes)

Getting the most out of Xdebug

Models and Service Layers - Hemoglobin and Hobgoblins
Talk by Ross Tuck in 2 (50 minutes)

Models and Service Layers - Hemoglobin and Hobgoblins

How Silex and Cilex became the glue for a media transcoding application
Talk by Stefan Koopmanschap in 3 (50 minutes)

How Silex and Cilex became the glue for a media transcoding application

Productivity & the Pomodoro Technique
Talk by Erika Heidi in Unconference (20 minutes)

Productivity & the Pomodoro Technique

16:50
Rated 0
0
Bringing desktop graphics to PHP
Talk by Michael Maclean in Unconference (20 minutes)

Bringing desktop graphics to PHP

18:45
Rated 5
15
Social / Evening Meal (5 hours, 15 minutes)

Social / Evening Meal

Sunday 6th October 2013

09:00 Vertical reusability through components
Talk by Volker Dusch in 1 (45 minutes)

Vertical reusability through components

Your user stories are bad and you should feel bad
Talk by John Cleary in 2 (45 minutes)

Your user stories are bad and you should feel bad

How the Internet Works
Talk by Jon Spriggs in 3 (45 minutes)

How the Internet Works

09:55 Don't be STUPID, Grasp SOLID
Talk by Anthony Ferrara in 1 (45 minutes)

Don't be STUPID, Grasp SOLID

Cyber Security
Talk by Clinton Ingrams in 2 (45 minutes)

Cyber Security

Unbreakable Domain Models
Talk by Mathias Verraes in 3 (45 minutes)

Unbreakable Domain Models

11:10 Debugging HTTP
Talk by Lorna Mitchell in 1 (45 minutes)

Debugging HTTP

Making PHP go fast
Talk by Dan Rathbone in 2 (45 minutes)

Making PHP go fast

Best practices in Symfony2
Talk by Andreas Hucks in 3 (45 minutes)

Best practices in Symfony2

12:05 Building Better Developers
Keynote by Rowan Merewood in 1 (45 minutes)

Building Better Developers