GrumpyConf 2018

March 22-24, 2018 -- learn like a grumpy programmer

Do you trust me?

50 attendees
6 high-impact speakers from the PHP world
1 birthday party

I helped run True North PHP for five years, and now I wanted to do something different. I want to use my conference organizing experience to do something unique for you.

GrumpyConf 2018 is your chance to hear from some of the PHP community's most impactful speakers in the morning, and then interact with them and your fellow attendees in an open spaces environment in the afternoon. Finally, we'll be having a birthday party at the end - it's my 47th birthday! (Black Forest cake will be provided)

Your ticket is for 3 days of the conference, running March 22-24, 2018. It includes a room at the venue, the beautiful Elm Hurst Inn in Ingersoll, Ontario, Canada (about 90 minutes west of Toronto). Breakfast is provided for guests staying overnight at the Inn, lunch and snacks will be provided to attendees.


I've selected 6 speakers who I feel will push both your PHP skills and your professional development. So who is coming?

Ed Finkler

You might know him through his work with Open Sourcing Mental Illness or recording a podcast with me. He's also a good developer and an even better communicator.

Sure, Ed is a close friend but his message in an important one to help you understand that coding is about people more than it is about the technology

Moses Ngone

There are some folks whom you come across online and you say to yourself "I need to figure out how to get this person to speak at my event" and things never line up quite right. This time around, I made sure to ask Moses to come and talk.

His background is one of picking lots of interesting (at least to me) projects and his experiences will be invaluable to someone looking to build a career full of opportunities to work on things that interact with the real world.

Sara Golemon

She's part of the core PHP team, the release manager for PHP 7.2 and worked on HHVM and Hack. She also always calls me Grumpy. Sara is an entertaining speaker who loves talking about programming languages She spoke at TrueNorthPHP and I'm happy she accepted my invitation to come and speak at GrumpyConf 2018.

Three more speakers to be revealed...

Please carefully read the conference's Code of Conduct before purchasing a ticket. Chris strongly believes in a safe and supportive environment for all attendees.

Grumpy Learning will be in touch with you once you've purchased a ticket to go over the room options. Price goes up once the speakers are announced!