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I speak at conferences, meetups, and corporate events about technology. I talk about code, infrastructure, automation, and web performance.

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Blog

I blog about technology, conferences, and other aspects of my career. Recurring themes: Varnish, PHP, ElasticSearch, Redis, containers, and my vlog.

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Varnish book

I wrote Getting Started with Varnish Cache, a book about reverse caching proxy technology that speeds up your website. It's published by O'Reilly.

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About me

I'm a technical evangelist at Combell, the leading Belgian webhoster. My mission is to bridge the gap between code and infrastructure. I convey my message through various media: I speak at conferences, I write blog posts, I record vlogs, I write books, and I love interacting with people.

As an international conference speaker, I've presented 195 talks in 15 countries

I'm the author of "Getting Started with Varnish cache", an O'Reilly book about Varnish.

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Speaking
195Presentations
15Countries
14Years of experience

Upcoming presentations

09
Jun
2018
Dutch PHP Conference 2018 Controlling the variables
Dutch PHP Conference

RAI, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

27
Sep
2018
Postacademische Vorming 2018 Cloud Behind The Scenes
Postacademische Vorming

K.U.Leuven KULAK, Kortrijk, Belgium

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Getting Started with Varnish Cache

I'm the author of "Getting Started with Varnish Cache", an O'Reilly book about the Varnish caching technology.

Varnish is a so-called reverse caching proxy that acts as an intermediary between the browser and the webserver. Varnish stores HTTP responses and serves them to the browser, without accessing the backend for every request. This causes a massive speed increase.

My book explains how you can get the most out of the software, by tuning either your Varnish configuration, or by optimizing your web application.

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Getting Started with Varnish Cache

Blog

PHPBenelux Conference 2018 behind the scenes - VLOG 10
Symfony Live Berlin 2017 - VLOG 9
Velocity Conference London 2017 - VLOG8