May 4, 2017Online

PHP Unicorn

The PHP conference in the Clouds

PHP Unicorn - Online PHP Conference

A PHP Conference in the clouds

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About the Conference

The PHP Unicorn Conference is an online conference dedicated to the programming language PHP. You’ll see talks from some of the world’s more recognizable PHP experts; speaking talent so rare, we call them Unicorns.

It is true there are many great PHP conferences happening around the world and you should go to as many as can, but if you have a hard time getting to one or can’t spare the time, why not let the conference come to you? The PHP Unicorn Conference comes streaming right to your computer, wherever in the world you might be.

So, join us online on May 4, 2017 for an all-day, can’t miss PHP event and hang out with some PHP Unicorns!!!

What to expect

We plan on getting started early in the morning (time to be determined).

There will be 8 - 10 talks, each one hour in length. Each talk will be broadcast online via Crowdcast in high quality video and audio. You may ask questions or participate in chat.

Since this is the first conference of this kind that we are putting on, we don't know how many viewers will attend, but we anticipate a lot.

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Sponsorship info

We are accepting sponsorships for PHP Unicorn. Get in touch with us at if you are interested in sponsoring.


Meet our speakers

Derick Rethans


PHP Internals / Author of Xdebug

Derick Rethans is a PHP internals expert, author of Xdebug and an OpenStreetMap and mapping enthusiast. He's a frequent lecturer at conferences, the author of php|architect's Guide to Date and Time Programming, and the co-author of PHP 5 Power Programming. He now works for MongoDB to work on the PHP and HHVM drivers for that project.

Chris Hartjes


Author, Speaker, Mentor - Works at Mozilla

Chris Hartjes, aka The Grumpy Programmer has been building web applications of all shapes and sizes since 1998, with a focus on best practices and how to use testing as an effective development tool.

By day he works as a Senior QA Engineer for Mozilla while by night he works on building his online info-product empire through Grumpy Learning. He also was one of the organizers of the now extinct True North PHP conference. Chris is co-host of the popular /dev/hell podcast.


Meet our conference team

Peter Meth


Peter has been a software developer for over 15 and now spends his days as a Senior PHP and DevOps consultant at Delvia. That's his day job. Peter's real passion is in building teams, communities and software that makes a difference. Peter has been running various meetup groups for more than 12 years and currently organizes the GTA PHP Meetup Group and DevOps Toronto meetup, and helps out with several other meetups in Ontario Canada. Peter was one of the founders and main organizers of TrueNorth PHP and also helped organized DevOpsDays Toronto in 2016 and 2017.

Mike Classic


Mike Classic is a full-stack contract developer with a passion for the PHP community. He is the founder and organizer of the Burlington PHP UG. Mike specializes as a senior level PHP developer and focuses on the Laravel framework, but is proficient in others such as Symfony & Zend Framework. He has extensive experience in refactoring legacy code in lone & team environments.


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  • Available until Mar 31
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  • Available until May 4
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