PHPKonf is at Nişantaşı University on May 20-21

According to technology surveys, about 80% of all websites use PHP programming language. PHP is also among the most preferred programming languages in Turkey. The PHP programming language, invented by Rasmus Lerdorf in 1994, has reached its seventh version. The language, which has been continuously improving and gaining modern features since the first day, can provide up to 2 times performance increase with its latest version. Among the sites that use PHP, there are also frequently used sites such as,,

PHPKonf, which is organized by İstanbul PHP community in Turkey since 2014, will be held on May 20 - 21 this year under the sponsorship of Peak Games in Nişantaşı University Maslak Campus Neotech 1453. Again this year, important software experts working in PHP and related fields from all over the world will share their experiences on the latest technologies, software security, development tools and processes on web development.

This year, in addition to the conference section, trainings will be held with the PHPWomen community, where women software developers are mentors.

The people that will participate as a speaker in the conference are as follows:

Bilal Cinarli / Software Engineer at adidas, GDE on Web Technologies

Derick Rethans / Sr. Software Engineer at MongoDB, author of Xdebug

Emir Karsiyakali / Software Architect, PHP Evangelist

Fatih Kadir Akin / Full-stack Developer at Protel

Filiz Altıntürk / Sr. Frontend Developer at Boyner Grup

Gary Hockin / Sr. Software Engineer at BBC

Gulcin Yildirim Jelinek / SRE at 2ndQuadrant, Board Member on PostgreSQL EU

Hazel Kavili / Data Analyst at Wixot Games

Ismail Baskin / Google Cloud Developer Expert, Full-stack Developer

James Titcumb / Consultant at Roave, maintainer of Zend Framework

Jenny Wong / Community Engineer at Human Made

Juliette R. Folmer / Self-employed developer

Lemi Orhan Ergin / Agile Software Craftsman and Agile Lead at iyzico

Mark Baker / Lead Developer at Paybreak; author of PHPOffice

Mehmet Ince / Managing Partner at INVICTUS / PRODAFT

Mehmet Sinan Toktay / CTO at Insider

Michael Heap / Developer Advocate at Nexmo

Mustafa Ileri / R&D Team Lead at

Pascal Birchler / WordPress core committer

Philipp Krenn / Developer Advocate at Elastic

Tobias Nyholm / CTO at Happyr, Symfony core team

Yasemin Demiral / Researcher at Tübitak BİLGEM

Ziyahan Albeniz / Security Researcher at Netsparker

PHPKonf was launched for the first time in 2014 as a local conference by the IstanbulPHP community. In the following years, with the involvement of international speakers and participants and the addition of workshops, it became a developer festival related to the most used programming language of the internet.

Until now, the conference hosted well known developers including Rasmus Lerdorf, who is the inventor of the language, and Fabien Potencier, who is the founder of Symfony, one of the most preferred PHP projects, and many more well-known developers.

Release date: 08.05.2018