Upcoming presentations

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 200 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
200Presentations
15Countries
14Years of experience

Upcoming presentations

25
Oct
2018
FeWeb MeetUp: Boosting Performance 2018 10 tips om de performance van je site te boosten
FeWeb MeetUp: Boosting Performance

DC Star, Oostkamp, Belgium

12
Nov
2018
E-commerce XPO 2018 Welk soort hosting past er bij jouw site of webshop?
E-commerce XPO

Kortrijk Xpo, Kortrijk, Belgium

Leverage HTTP to deliver cacheable websites - Codemotion Berlin 2018
20
Nov
2018
Codemotion Berlin 2018 Leverage HTTP to deliver cacheable websites
Codemotion Berlin

Kulturbrauerei, Berlin, Germany

24
Nov
2018
DrupalCamp Ghent 2018 Leverage HTTP to deliver cacheable Drupal websites
DrupalCamp Ghent

Hogeschool Gent, Campus Schoonmeersen, Gent, Belgium

29
Nov
2018
Codemotion Milan 2018 MySQL high availability & autofailover with ProxySQL & Orchestrator
Codemotion Milan

Superstudio, Milan, Italy

Featured presentation videos

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

Airtame product review - VLOG 21
PHPBenelux Conference 2018 behind the scenes - VLOG 10
Symfony Live Berlin 2017 - VLOG 9