On the Liip blog Lukas Smith has posted a wrapup of the PHPUCEU (PHP Unconference Europe) and some of the sessions that made up the two day event.
So this weekend I visited my hometown Berlin for the PHPUCEU. [...] This wasn't a "normal" conference. This was an unconference. As such attendees proposed talks they could give, but also talks that they would want to hear. Every morning every attendee would then have two votes for talks. The top voted talks would then be distributed across the 4 slots in the 3 available tracks. As such several of the sessions ended up being quite ad hoc with multiple people chipping in with what they new about the topic. What is also special about this event is that the sessions are just as long as the breaks to facilitate idea exchange about the session topics, but also about other topics. Overall I found this to be an absolutely thrilling experience.
Presentations chosen and made at this year's unconference included:
- a talk about the PHPRC (PHP Content Repository)
- "Clean Puppet"
- Behavior Driven Development
- Agile documentation
- Symfony2 REST API
- NoSQL is Not the Answer
If you're interesting to see what the event was like, check out some of the photos they've posted to their site.