Events & Activities

Tuesday Evening:

Tech Ladies NoVa Happy Hour
7:00pm – 9:00pm

Tech Ladies is launching a new NoVa chapter and holding their first meetup at php[world]! Both conference attendees and the public are welcome to join them at the lobby bar for drinks and discussions the evening before the main conference begins! Tech Ladies events are open to all genders.

For more information, you can check out their own event page.



Wednesday Evening:

Sponsor Reception
5:30pm – 7:30pm

After a full day of learning your brain will be overflowing and need a break. Join us in the Developers’ Lounge to relax and hang with friends new and old to unwind. This is also a superb time to talk with our generous sponsors and get your swag. Drinks, both alcoholic and non-alcoholic will be available with drink tickets that you receive at the registration desk.


Community & Games Night
7:30pm – 11:00pm

Time to sit back and relax with your fellow conference attendees. As the Sponsor Reception winds down, we will break out the board games for an evening of fun. We know our attendees will bring their favorite games. Find a game you love, a game that’s new to you, or just hang out with new friends until late. Extremely low-key and open to all.

The evening is open to the community to do whatever you want! If you have an activity that you’d like to run alongside the gaming, we welcome it. Reach out, let us know, and we’ll put it on the schedule!


NPR Developers Panel: AMA
7:30pm – 8:30pm

We are excited to announce that many developers from NPR will be attending php[world] this year, and they have offered to host a panel discussion in the evening.  Show up and find out what working for a huge (non-profit) news organization can be like, and they will answer any questions that you have!

Thursday Evening:

6:45pm – 9:00pm

This year the fantastic team at Zurka offered to host an after-party for us, and we couldn’t say no! Their offices are right around the corner and only a 5 minute walk away. The party will start right after the closing session of the conference, and everyone is invited to head over to their HQ and enjoy some food, drinks, and games to close out this year’s conference!

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