I started PHP development back in 2001, where PHP was considered an immature, non-performant scripting language. Over the years I've seen PHP grow into one of the most powerful programming languages for web application development. And I grew with the rapid pace the technology became awesome learning best practices, design patterns and quality assurance on the go.
In 2004 I started my own business in2it vof and had the opportunity to offer PHP services to businesses and organizations in industries like healthcare, automation, transport, government and education. Now our business focusses on 3 main activities: architecture, coaching & training and quality assurance. Since 2009 we now also provide graphical design and UX services.
In 2008 I co-founded the Belgian PHP user group PHPBelgium to bring PHP enthusiasts together. A year later we joined forces with our Dutch counterpart phpGG and renamed our group PHPBenelux. We organize monthly meetings in all 3 countries, offer workshops and organize an annual international PHP conference.