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 186 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
186Presentations
15Countries
14Years of experience

Upcoming presentations

Docker for WordPress developers - WordCamp Antwerp 2018
03
Mar
2018
WordCamp Antwerp 2018 Docker for WordPress developers – WordCamp Antwerp 2018
WordCamp Antwerp

Karel de Grote Hogeschool, Antwerpen, Belgium

Build, provision & deploy in the Cloud with Packer, Ansible & Terraform
Developing cacheable PHP applications - Confoo 2018
09
Mar
2018
Confoo 2018 Developing cacheable PHP applications – Confoo 2018
Confoo

Bonaventure Hotel, Montreal, Canada

20
Mar
2018
Combell Partnerdag 2018 Wat is er nieuw in PHP?
Combell Partnerdag

DOCK 3, Antwerpen, Belgium

20
Mar
2018
Combell Partnerdag 2018 Hoe ethische hackers uw website veiliger maken
Combell Partnerdag

DOCK 3, Antwerpen, Belgium

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

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