Speaking

I love public speaking about programming, particulary PHP, Laravel and JavaScript. The past few years I had the honor of speaking at a lot of conferences across the globe.

Most of my talks are very practical. I like to make people feel how and why a particular solution works. Below you can view videos of my talks. Some are recorded at conferences, some are recorded in the comfort of my own home.

Speaking at your event

If you're considering me to speak at your event you can reach me via mail. I require you to take care of the costs of the flights (or ground transportation) and hotel.

Highlights

Taking care of backups with Laravel

Thanks to all the excellent resources on server management many developers are now setting up and administrating their own servers. If you are one of them you can't count on anybody else but yourself to backup the data of your clients.

We cover the backup issues presented when using modern hosting such as Linode and DigitalOcean. Then we review some enterprise grade solutions. Finally we dive deep into implementing a backup system using Laravel 5's filesystem abstraction.

Building a realtime dashboard with Laravel, Vue and Pusher

On the wall mounted TV in our office a dashboard is displayed. At a glance we can see what the current tasks for each member of our team are, which important events are coming up, which music is playing, ... and much more.

In this talk I explain how we leveraged both Laravel and Vue to build the dashboard. After demonstrating the dashboard itself we take a deep dive in the code. We take a look at the entire flow: the grid system, how events are broadcasted using Pusher, some cool Vue mixins and much more. After this talk you'll be able to setup your own dashboard using our open sourced code.

Handling media in a Laravel application

In most CMS kind of projects you're going to let a user upload all sorts of images and files. Storing those files, associating them with models, creating thumbnails for them, optimizing images, can be a lot of work. Luckily laravel-medialibrary can do all that for you.

In this talk you'll see a practical demo of how to get started with the medialibrary. You'll learn how to store files, generate urls to them, how to use different image profiles and how to use external filesystems to store big assets.

If you’re using Laravel you’re going to love this. If you use another framework, come along for the ride and steal some ideas.

Getting started with event sourcing in Laravel

In an event sourced app you're storing each event that happens within your app and derive all state from those events.

In this practical talk you'll get an intro on what event sourcing is and what the benefits are. After that we'll dive in the Laravel ecosystem and take a look at how we can create projectors and aggregates using the laravel-event-projector package.

All talks

Supercharging common controllers

  • Laracon EU Madrid on Slides
  • Full Stack Ghent on Slides

Managing queues with Laravel Horizon

Getting started with event sourcing in Laravel

  • Full Stack Ghent on Slides
  • Full Stack Brussels on Slides
  • Full Stack Antwerp on Slides
  • Laracon Online on Slides
  • Laravel Live, Mumbai, India on Slides

How to start and grow your own side project

  • PHP Ghent on Slides

The story behind our open source efforts

  • House Of Innovation, Antwerp, Belgium on Slides
  • PHP Eindhoven on
  • Laravel Brussels on Slides
  • Eurostar Connect Ghent on Slides

Creating a dashboard using Laravel, Vue and Pusher

  • PHP Leuven, Belgium on Slides
  • PHP Experience, São Paulo on Video Slides
  • PHP UK Conference, London on Video Slides Joind.in
  • Domcode UG, The Netherlands on Slides
  • PHP Antwerp on Slides Joind.in
  • Algolia HQ, Paris on Slides
  • Laracon EU, Amsterdam on Video Slides
  • Laracon US, New York on Video Slides
  • Dutch PHP Conference, Amsterdam on Slides
  • PHP Limburg on Slides Joind.in
  • Fosdem, Brussels on Slides
  • PHP Benelux (uncon) on Slides Joind.in
  • PHP Eindhoven on
  • PHP Gent on
  • Laravel Brussels on
  • php[world], Washington on Slides
  • PHP Antwerp on Slides
  • PHP Breda on

A tour behind the scenes of Oh Dear!

Handling media in a Laravel application

A practical intro to snapshot testing

Monitoring uptime with Laravel

Taking care of backups with Laravel

  • PHP Unicorn Conference on Slides Joind.in
  • Laravel Live, New Delhi on Slides
  • PHP UK Conference, London on Video Slides Joind.in
  • php[world], Washington on Slides
  • Laravel Toyo on Slides
  • Laracon EU, Amsterdam on Video Slides Joind.in
  • PHP Antwerp on Slides Joind.in
  • PHP West Flanders on
  • PHP Brussels on
  • PHP Limburg on Joind.in
  • Barcamp, Antwerp on
  • PHP Gent on Joind.in

Manipulating images in PHP

  • Laravel Brussels on Slides

Why are we sponsering our local meetup group

  • PHP Antwerp on Video

Setting up your private packagist