That’s a wrap, people! Our final event of the year has come to an end, and what a way to close out 2023. We’ve rounded up our best bits from SymfonyCon Brussels this month, including all of our expert sessions—now available on-demand—and the key details you should know about the big announcement we shared live at the event.
1,000 attendees. 20 Platformers. 11 expert sessions.
If you joined us at SymfonyCon this year, we hope you got the opportunity to swing by a few of the sessions our Platform.sh and Blackfire teams had on offer. Taking to the stage to share their expert knowledge in various sessions on topics like Blackfire application observability, Kaizen-inspired DevOps, taming container environment management, and much more.
It all started with a giant cheese game
There’s never a dull moment at the Platform.sh booth, but at SymfonyCon this year, we had one of the sweetest moments ever—and it all started with a giant cheese game.
Yes, you read that correctly, a giant cheese game—gruyère specifically. At the booth this year, we set up a game (see the photo below) where players had to navigate a small, silver ball from the bottom of the large gruyère cheese board to the top without the ball ever falling into one of the many gruyère holes. It was a tricky challenge and one that the SymfonyCasts team’s kid was ready to take on no less than 60 times. The kid was determined to win the Darth Vader LEGO set prize we had on offer for people who could make it to the top. Returning time and time again trying to make it happen, but sadly couldn’t quite get the technique. But not all heroes wear capes.
Shortly after the kid had given up his quest for the LEGO set and went back to enjoy SymfonyCon with his parents, Tim Huijzers, stepped up to take on the gruyère game. Before long he had mastered the technique, making it all the way to the top without a hitch, placing him in the draw for the coveted Darth Vader LEGO set. Well, it was Tim’s lucky day, and as it turned out, the kid’s lucky day too. Tim’s name was pulled from the draw as our winner, allowing him to claim the LEGO prize which he immediately gifted to the kid who’d been trying so hard to win it—how sweet!
It was our big moment. The moment to share the product we’ve been working on for months, investing countless hours into design, development, and testing, and SymfonyCon Brussels was the moment to share it with a live developer audience.
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By fully managing infrastructure and security, Upsun increases application reliability and frees every developer to easily experiment and quickly iterate using familiar tools and streamlined, Git-based workflows. Then confidently and continuously deploy applications at scale.
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A usage-based resources approach enables organizations to align cost and carbon footprint—helping lower total cost of ownership while providing data-driven, greener options for project deployment. Detailed observability offers valuable, actionable insights into application behavior to guide efficiency improvements and application performance optimization. Powered by the stable, reliable Platform.sh architecture. Adopted and trusted by 16,000+ developers and 7,000 customers, and proven over the last 8 years. Backed by expert, global, follow-the-sun support. And an up to 99.99% uptime SLA per project. Some of the reasons why organizations count on Upsun to support their applications—day in and day out. Discover Upsun.
On behalf of our team, thank you for another great year! Who knows, maybe we’ll catch you at SymfonyCon Vienna 2024.