The Laravel Brussels Meetup is a group for anyone interested in learning about and sharing their knowledge of Laravel, the "PHP framework for web artisans". The group welcomes beginners and experts, amateurs and pros, young and old, etc. Laravel is an accessible, yet powerful PHP framework for web application development. Its expressive, elegant syntax and its clean structure make PHP development a real joy. As the Laravel community keeps growing, this group helps the Belgium-based users know each other, and to spread the word!
We organise 6-8 meetups per year.
We try to follow the same structure at each Meetup with one main talk by an invited speaker lasting usually 30-45 minutes and then two less formal sections, the Artisan Bar and the Composer Show. Then there's always time for networking and socialising.
This part of the Meetup is a speaker presentation on a topic related to modern web development. The talk won't always be about Laravel or even PHP as we have to use a variety of tools in our day to day work as developers.
No, not a free all-night bar staffed by crafts people, but a take on the Apple Genius Bar. If you're stuck on something, sit down with a fellow programmer and show them your code to see if you can find a solution. Because two heads are always better than one, right?
The Composer Show is our open floor slot where anyone can show us - in 10 minutes or less - what they're working on.
There's always time at the end of the event to chat with the speakers and other members, find new coworkers or just have a laugh.
Do you have something to share? We're always on look out for speakers. You don't have to be an expert. We're just a group of enthusiasts sharing what we know and care about. Even if it's your first time speaking publicly, don't be shy, get in touch with Ben or Gilbert.
We cover a broad range of topics so the best approach is just to send us a short message with your suggested topic.
If you're short of ideas:
- Laravel features ( of course )
- PHP tips
- Testing tools
- Architecture insights
- Performance tips
- Security issues
- Deployment tools
- Build processes
- Code quality
- Cool APIs and services
All attendees, speakers, sponsors and volunteers at our meetups are required to agree with the following code of conduct. Organisers will enforce this code throughout the event. We expect cooperation from all participants to help ensure a safe environment for everybody.
Our Meetup group is dedicated to providing harassment-free events open to everyone, regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, age, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, ethnicity, religion (or lack thereof), or technology choices. We do not tolerate harassment of Meetup attendees. Sexual language and imagery is not appropriate at the Meetup, in the presentations or social media about the Meetup. Meetup members that violate these rules may be expelled from the Meetup at the discretion of the organisers.
Harassment includes offensive verbal comments related to gender, gender identity and expression, age, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, ethnicity, religion, technology choices, sexual images in public spaces, deliberate intimidation, stalking, following, harassing photography or recording, sustained disruption of talks or other events, inappropriate physical contact, and unwelcome sexual attention.
Participants asked to stop any harassing behavior are expected to comply immediately.
Sponsors are also subject to the anti-harassment policy. In particular, sponsors should not use sexualised images, activities, or other material.
If a participant engages in harassing behavior, the organisers may take any action they deem appropriate, including warning the offender or expulsion from the Meetup.
If you are being harassed, notice that someone else is being harassed, or have any other concerns, speak up and please tell an organiser immediately.
We expect participants to follow these rules at Meetup and workshop venues as well as related social events.
The group is run by volunteers. We're always happy to hear from companies that would like to support our work.
We receive in-kind support from: