PHP London is a community-run group

PHP London was founded in the early 2000s by a group of developers who were passionate about the PHP programming language and wanted to share their knowledge with others.

As the group grew, regular meetups were organised, and in 2005 an annual conference was born. The PHP UK conference has been held every year since with hundreds of developers attending from all over the world.


The meetup is now run by Sam Bell, with help from Craig Willis. Sam has been part of the PHP London team since 2010 and is Managing Director of Copia Digital, a web development agency, and Ticker, a financial data startup.

Alongside these, Sam runs Vitis Events, a conference and event management company, responsible for training developers in PHP, Go, Rust, AI & machine learning.