The Symfony blog has posted their wrap up of the activities around the project and its ecosystem in 2016. They cover releases made, events/conferences and updates on both components and documentation changes.
The beginning of a new year is the best moment to review all that happened during the previous year. These are some of the highlights of the 2016 year for the Symfony Project.
[...] 2016 was the best year in Symfony Project's history. 2017 will be even better and it will bring us new projects such as "Symfony Flex" (a new way to manage Symfony applications unveiled during the SymfonyCon Berlin 2016 conference), 1 billion downloads for Symfony Components (if the download rate keeps growing) and the return of the Symfony conferences to the United States (San Francisco, October 19-20).
Each of the sections talks about the changes over the last year and links to other resources, profiles and documentation about the update. This also includes the top contributors to the framework, new contributors and top documentation contributors.