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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 176 talks in 15 countries

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

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176Presentations
15Countries
13Years of experience

Upcoming presentations

25
Oct
2017
Symfony Live Berlin 2017 Varnish in-depth
Symfony Live Berlin

Golden Tulip, Berlin, Germany

A 6-hour workshop at Symfony Live Berlin about Varnish. Safe to say that this will be a deep dive.
27
Oct
2017
Symfony Live Berlin 2017 Build, provision & deploy in the Cloud with Packer, Ansible & Terraform
Symfony Live Berlin

Golden Tulip, Berlin, Germany

First time I’m doing my “build, provision & deploy in the Cloud” talk. I’ll be using Packer to build a custom compute image, which I’ll provision using Ansible. The end result is a ready-to-use...
07
Nov
2017
Guest lecture 2017 Containers as the next iteration in Cloud Computing
Guest lecture

Vives campus Kortrijk

A presentation about the technical evolution of Cloud, the popularity of container technology, and what it means to developers and sysadmins.
16
Nov
2017
La Feweb - Content Delivery On Steroids 2017 Comment accélerer votre site avec Varnish Cache
La Feweb - Content Delivery On Steroids

Axis Parc - Conference Center, Mont-Saint-Guibert

This is the first time I’ll do a presentation in French. It’s about Varnish, a topic I’m comfortable talking about, but the fact that it’s not in English or Dutch is an extra challenge...

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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

VLOG 6 - DrupalCon Vienna 2017
Mixed content and ERR_TOO_MANY_REDIRECTS in WordPress
DISCO at the Brussel PHP meetup - VLOG5