Freek Lijten recently attended a conference put on by PFZ.nl, a one day event of PHP content on a wide range of topics. He shares some of his impressions about the event and why he thinks they're a valuable part of any developer's experience in their field.
I had a great time for three main reasons: I learned new stuff, I met people and I got inspired by topics I already knew about. I like to (shortly) share on the experience itself and I hope to explain why I think it is valuable to visit a conference every once in a while.
He recaps the conference, mentioning the talks he attended (including one on the PHP community and a keynote from Zeev Zuraski of
- It's a great place to learn about new tools and things you didn't know about current ones
- It's inspiring to be around fellow developers and get excited about the technology
- You meet new people that you might not ever have in just your day to day development work