Fabien Potencier




Later this year, Symfony2 will be released. It is a major improvement over the popular symfony 1 framework. Based on an innovative architecture, it's a very easy to learn framework for newcomers, and a very flexible one for advanced users.

In this session, I will give a quick tour on the main Symfony2 features and its main strengths, from the dependency injection container, to the caching layer.

Fabien Potencier discovered the Web in 1994, at a time when connecting to the Internet was still associated with the harmful strident sounds of a modem. Being a developer by passion, he immediately started to build websites with Perl. But with the release of PHP 5, he decided to switch focus to PHP, and created the symfony framework project in 2004 to help his company leverage the power of PHP for its customers.

Fabien is a serial-entrepreneur, and among other companies, he created Sensio, a services and consulting company specialized in web technologies and Internet marketing, in 1998.

Fabien is also the creator of several other Open-Source projects, a writer, a blogger, a speaker at international conferences, and a happy father of two wonderful kids.