Australia PHP Conference
BUY YOUR TICKET! Sydney - March 12-13, 2015


We are extremely pleased to be hosting Australia’s first ever PHP Conference on the 12th & 13th March 2015 in Sydney. This conference has been a long time coming. We aim to inspire, educate and motivate our brilliant PHP Australia developers. We are delighted to be hosting this event where beginner, intermediate to skilled developers are welcome to participate. Please join us on this opportunity, share your ideas, get valuable knowledge, collaborate with your peers and enjoy this amazing adventure.


PHP Australia is aimed at proficient developers, new developers and people who care about developers. Our events are all about working together to inspire each other to greater heights in our skill and share our passion for coding.

Our community exists of an exciting mix of IT professionals, ranging from junior developers to the very best in the industry. With more than 200 delegates expected over two days, this will be the highlight of our 2015 calendar. We will be welcoming some amazing international and local speakers to share their knowledge.


Your Ticket would cover: 14 phenomenal topics, best speakers, over 2 engaging days, refreshments, lunch, Wifi, hanging out with amazing developers and set in the most amazing venue over looking the Harbour.

Regular registration: AUD 450

Tickets for PHP Australia 2015 are available now. Group discounts apply (please contact:


Follow us on twitter @phpaustralia or watch the hashtag #phpoz15 for further details.


Rasmus Lerdorf - PHP Creator


Michael Widenius - MySQL and MariaDB Creator


Jordi Boggiano - Composer Creator

Composer Best Practices

Ben Dechrai - CTO for Hire

Going Viral for Fun, not Profit

Pierre Joye - Software Engineer PHP Core Dev

PHP7 hhvm and co

Zach Holman - GitHub

Move Fast and Break Nothing

Premshree Pillai - Senior engineer at Etsy

Building a scalable system for tracking Shipping Packages

Chris Pitt - Developer at SilverStripe

Asynchronous PHP

Davey Shafik - Community Engineer at Engine Yard

Under The Hood

Steven Cooper - Developer Evangelist – Paypal

E-Commerce IoT - Integration with PHP platforms

Bashar Al-Fallouji - Senior Solution Architect

Writing clean and testable code

David Zuelke - Senior engineer at Heroku

Designing HTTP Interfaces and RESTful Web Services

Dustin Whittle - Developer Evangelist at AppDynamics

Performance Testing Crash Course

Dave Clark - Technical Director at 4mation

Developing stable applications with PHP and 3rd party services


Between coffee and lunch breaks overlooking Sydney’s Darling Harbour, conference attendees will be treated to 14 presentations over two days. The conference will be a single track event, featuring a variety of international and local community and technical speakers.

Thursday - 12th March 2015

8:00 am - Registration

8:50 am - Welcome Note

9:00 am - Rasmus Lerdorf - Keynote

10:00 am - IoT Commerce and PHP - Steven Cooper

10:40 am - Morning tea

11:10 am - Composer Best Practices - Jordi Boggiano

12:00 pm - Going Viral for Fun, not Profit - Ben Dechrai

12:50 pm - Lunch

2:00 pm - Writing clean and testable code - Bashar Al-Fallouji

2:50 pm - Asynchronous PHP - Chris Pitt

3:30 pm - Afternoon Tea

4:00 pm - PHP: Under The Hood - Davey Shafik

4:40 pm - Prize Raffle

Friday - 13th March 2015

08:00 am - Registration

09:00 am - Michael Widenius - Keynote

10:00 am - TBA

11:00 am - Morning tea

11:30 am - Move Fast and Break Nothing - Zach Holman

12:20 pm - PHP7 hhvm and co - Pierre Joye

1:00 pm - Lunch

2:00 pm - Performance Testing Crash Course - Dustin Whittle

3:30 pm - Afternoon Tea

4:40 pm - Closing Address and Prize Raffle

5:00pm-6:00pm - Conference Social

PHP Australia Conference Azure Workshop

Date and Time:

14/03/15 - 6:00PM


Level 3, 79 Myrtle Street, Chippendale

Following PHP Australia Conference, Microsoft Australia is offering a complimentary workshop session with Pierre Joye. The event is open to the public so come and learn how to develop and deploy your apps on Azure, whether it uses PHP, node.js or similar languages.

A step by step, in-depth walk into Azure with Pierre Joye. We will also have a limited number of Azure Passes we will be handing out to the most active employees so bring your laptops and favourite apps!

Date and Time: 14/03/15 - 6:00PM

Location: Level 3, 79 Myrtle Street, Chippendale


Australian National Maritime Museum

Australian National Maritime Museum

Australian National Maritime Museum

Located at the northern end of Darling Harbour, the Australian National Maritime Museum will be a distinctive indoor/outdoor attraction for attendees, speakers and sponsors.

With plush seating and superb acoustics, it's the perfect way to enhance our inaugural PHP Australia Conference

2 Murray Street
Darling Harbour
Sydney NSW 2000, AU






Contributing sponsors

Digital Ocean - Video Sponsor

SilverStripe - Chistopher Pitt Sponsor

ServerGrove - Delegate bag

Synology - Lanyards Sponsor