PHPNW11 follow up

Earlier this month our Development team travelled up to Manchester for the annual PHPNW conference, and by the sounds of it they had a successful and informative weekend.

Not only did they come back feeling educated and excited about new practices, they also encountered some applicants for our available Development roles.


But what did our Development team think about the weekend?


It was a good weekend, lots of interesting sessions on PHP Development, we picked up a few things we want to either look at or apply to our working practices, like behaviour driven development (or at least behaviour driven testing), headless browser testing, etc. Scott MacVicar of Facebook gave a really interesting talk about how they manage 750 engineers working on a single codebase of over 9 million lines of code. We’ll definitely be taking on board some of the tools and practices they’ve developed here.

As a sponsor of the event, we had lots of great opportunities to speak to developers based near to us and across the rest of the world, tell them about jobs we have available and generally raise awareness of Namesco in the UK PHP community



The event was a cool place to meet like minded-geeks and for me, a chance to learn about some of the core technology that makes PHP run and how to make it perform better.

The venue was split into three tracks of seminars that ran in different time slots and you chose which one of those three you wanted to see. There was also an off-schedule ‘un-conference’ that you could attend should you not like the topics of the seminars in a particular time slot.

In between topics, we’d all give a hand with promoting the company / looking for dev potentials.


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