Freek Van der Herten has made a new post to his site sharing some of the things he thinks that could help to improve PHP conferences in general, not just ones in a particular area of the world.
In this blog post, I'd to highlight what PHP conferences, in general, could consider copying from a conference like DotJS.
Among his suggestions are topics like:
- shortening the talk length
- making lightning talks a "first-class citizen"
- appointing a Master of Ceremony
- avoiding the Q&A portion of the sessions
There's a few other suggestions he offers to around audience seating and how many tracks to have. He spends some time on each point, explaining some of his thoughts and how it relates back to his experience at other conferences outside of the PHP community.