Michael Cullum


Michael Cullum is a backend PHP/Symfony developer and has been for about nine years. Recently he recently founded the new PHP Surrey User Group and joined the organising team of the PHP South Coast. He is active within the Open Source community being on the management team of phpBB and actively involved in the PHP FIG previously as editor of PSR 12 and he now runs the administration of the FIG as the PHP FIG Secretary.

My Sessions

phpBB, Meet Symfony

Ash Grove C

The recent phpBB 3.1 was released with a large number of backend changes, including moving over to use many Symfony Components, Twig and many more external libraries, akin to those changes in Drupal 8. In this talk, I’ll discuss how we moved to these new pieces of vital infrastructure, the challenges we met along the […]

Intermediate SymfonyLive

Symfony vs Silex, Micro vs Full Stack


There is often a lot of confusion about when one should use a micro-framework and when one should use a full stack framework. We’ll dive into detail about when it is most appropriate to use them before reviewing how Silex and Symfony compare in practice looking at many aspects, such as performance, maintainability, application management […]

Beginner SymfonyLive