About DPC

Dutch PHP Conference

Ibuildings is proud to organize the ninth Dutch PHP Conference on June 26 and 27, plus a pre-conference tutorial day on June 25. Both programs will be completely in English so the only Dutch thing about it is the location. Keywords for these days: Know-how, Technology, Best Practices, Networking, Tips & Tricks.

Target audience

The target audience for this conference are PHP and Mobile Web Developers of all levels, software architects, and even managers. Beginners will find many talks aimed at helping them become better developers, while more experienced developers will come away inspired to do even better and with knowledge about the latest tools and methodologies.


The DPC15 venue is, like last year, the Amsterdam RAI in Amsterdam.


    Europaplein 22
    1078 GZ Amsterdam   
    The Netherlands

There is a great map of the RAI here and get directions to get to the RAI.
On tutorial days, please follow signs for Entrance G and go up the stairs to the Topaz Lounge for registration. For the main conference, look for Entrance E. You will find the registration directly at the entrance.

Conference social

We warmly invite you to join us at the DPC Conference Social on Friday evening June 26th between 20:30 and 23:00. Beer, wine & soft drinks are free and there will be plenty of snacks! The conference social will be held in the Akhnaton. This venue is in central Amsterdam and within 3 minutes by tram 1, 2, 5, 13 or 17 from the main train station.

To get to the Akhnaton from Central Station, take tram 1, 2, 5, 13 or 17 from the west side of the Central Station. If you take tram 1, 2, 5, 13 or 17, get off after 3 minutes at "Nieuwezijds Kolk".
If you go to the Akhnaton from Amsterdam RAI, take tram 4 at "Dintelstraat" and get off after 16 minutes (13 stops) at "Dam" and walk for 5 minutes.
If you take metro 51 at "Metro station RAI" and get off after 13 minutes (8 stops) at Central Station. You can take tram 1, 2, 5, 13 or 17.

Nieuwezijds Kolk 25
1012 PV Amsterdam

Important: Bring your conference badge, it acts as your ticket for the social.

There is free beer & wine! On a more serious note, conference sessions are a great way to pick up textbook technical knowledge, but as professionals we learn a lot from general discussions with one another. With so many interesting and talented people from the industry, as speakers but of course also as attendees, we want to take the opportunity to meet you all and allow everyone to mix and share ideas. We consider this event an integral part of the conference, and we hope you will join us!

Sponsorship opportunities

Sponsoring the Dutch PHP conference means over 500 web developers in one place with the possibility to engage them personally. Last year we had over 500 participants at DPC, and the feedback provided shows that again we have delivered a high quality conference which will draw even more developers in this year. Although we have the standard sponsor packages for sponsors that just want to support the Dutch PHP Conference, we try to tailor the sponsoring agreements to the needs of the sponsor. We understand that sponsors want a valid return on investment and try to facilitate that as much as possible. If you are interested in sponsoring, please visit the sponsoring page.

Code of Conduct

At DPC we never had a Code of Conduct before. Why not? Because we assumed that a gathering of intelligent people did not need one. We assumed everyone knows that you’re not allowed to discriminate or sexually harass anyone or act inappropriatly in any other way. And we still think everyone does. But knowing and acting accordingly seem to be different things. Recently it’s brought to our attention that bad things do happen at conferences around the world. We sincerely hope that nothing has happened at previous editions of DPC, but to make clear we do not tolerate any inappropriate behaviour, we introduced a Code of Conduct at DPC. All attendees, speakers, sponsors and volunteers at our conference are required to agree with this code of conduct. Organizers will enforce this code throughout the event. We are expecting cooperation from all participants to help ensuring a safe environment for everybody. Thank you.

About Ibuildings

Ibuildings was established in 1999 with the goal of specializing in the development of websites and web applications. The company began with an emphasis on PHP technology and later expanded to other areas surrounding this ecosystem. Through this focus we have built up a wealth of knowledge and experience, enabling us to attract some of the best developers in the field. Ibuildings also supports the community by sponsoring external events and organizing the Dutch PHP Conference. This year is the ninth Dutch PHP Conference and we still are excited and proud to organize this event with our dedicated conference crew.