SymfonyCon Brussels 2023: Talkception : why non-technical talks in tech events are so important

SymfonyCon Brussels 2023 will be held at the Square conference center on:

December 5-6: Workshop days. It is possible to attend 1 two-day training or 2 one-day trainings!
December 7-8: Conference days with 3 parallels tracks and 1 unconference track in English.

🎤 New speaker announcement!

We are thrilled to announce you the next speaker: Magali Milbergue (@MagaliMilbergue), Web Developer, Freelance will present the topic „Talkception : why non-technical talks in tech events are so important“:

„The following talk is done by a professional, please don’t try this at home ! Today, we will give a non-technical talk in a tech event to advocate for non-technical talks in tech events ! Tadaa !

We often judge tech events by the quality of their technical talks. And after all, why not ? It seems totally fair as we probably go to these events to learn all the new infos about our favorite tools, we want to learn the hot new good practices, we want inspiration, experiences reports… We want to test new things and be blown away by shiny code ! We say „YAY“ when our favorite speakers are announced and wonder what the newbies will bring to the table !

Okay. But is a tech event really a good event without non-technical talks ? Our jobs are to build tech but we are humans. Humans interacting with other humans. And it does impact our work. And we don’t only build tech out of nothing, we do it to our users, that are (we can only hope) humans themselves. So thinking our work is only technical is akeen to let a whole unseen area from which big issues could come from. And I will argue in this talk that any good tech event should actually be judged on its non-technical talks rather than on the technical ones.“

🔎 Read the detailed content of SymfonyCon Brussels 2023’s talks and workshops

Immerse yourself in an extraordinary learning experience with our schedule featuring many captivating talks delivered by renowned speakers as Allison Guilhem, Ondřej Mirtes, Stefan Koopmanschap, Nils Adermann, Kévin Dunglas, Sebastian Bergmann, Ryan Weaver, Alexander M. Turek, Ramona Schwering, Marion Hurteau and, Christopher Hertel.

The detailed schedule is available here. Further announcements will be made shortly, stay tuned!

The first part of the exciting workshop topics are also available on this page!

🫵 Take part on the unconference track

The unconference track is a participant-driven and collaborative talk format that relies on attendees to shape content and discussions in real-time! Have a topic burning in your mind? Seize the moment! Reach out to us via email at [email protected] to claim your slot and set the stage for an unforgettable experience. Each unconference talk lasts 20 minutes (screen and projector available).

🎟️ Select the ticket of your choice

Register by clicking on Buy ticket and choose your ticket:

„Workshops only“, December 5-6
„Conference only“, December 7-8
Combo ticket „Conference + Workshops“ to live a full Symfony week experience!

🧳 Organize your participation by reading the attendee’s guide and complete your profile

Read our guide with all the information about the venue, accommodation, catering, etc.

Rooms have been pre-booked at negotiated rates in Brussels city center. Click here to have a look on the large choice of hotels with description and negotiated fee. Starting from Sunday, November 5th, preferential rates will no longer apply.

Complete your Symfony Live profile as soon as possible to let us know about your diet and whether you’d like to receive the conference t.shirt!

🎉 Plan to attend the evening at the Brussels Comics Museum on Thursday, December 7

Let’s get together for a friendly evening at the Brussels Comics Museum from 7:30 to 11:00 pm! The museum is just a 15-minute walk from the conference venue. Further information will be available soon.

💻 Save the date for the next Symfony hackathon right after the conference on Saturday, December 9

Everyone is welcome to join the hackday! Whether you’re an experienced contributor or new to the community, your participation is highly valued as it brings a fresh perspective! More details are available here. The hackathon will be hosted at Smile Benelux from 09.30 a.m. to 3.00 p.m. CET. Address: Avenue de Broqueville 12, 1150 Brussels.

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