Hi, my name is Thijs Feryn!

I'm a technical evangelist and I focus on bridging the gap between developers and sysadmins.

I work at Combell (part of the Intelligent group) and I'm also a board member at PHPBenelux.

I am a international conference speaker, author, blogger, vlogger, organizer, developer, sysadmin

Follow me on social media

Public speaker

I'm an experienced international conference speaker.

I can do in-depth technical talks, entertaining presentations of any kind and inspiring keynotes.

Go to my talks site »


I'm an O'Reilly author and wrote Getting started with Varnish Cache.

This is an official Varnish book that is endorsed by Varnish Software and will be on sale in February 2017

Buy my book »


I'm a tech blogger that focusses on open source software. You'll find blog posts that appeal to both developers and system administrators.

I also blog about topics that are related to my job as a technical evangelist

Read my blog »

Conference organizer

I love open source communities and organizing events is my way to give back to the community

I organize the annual PHPBenelux Conference, but I also organize smaller meetups in my role as a technical evangelist

Visit the PHPBenelux conference site »


I vlog about my personal life, but I also make trip reports when I travel to conferences.

I conduct interviews with interesting people from IT industry and I make tutorial videos about technology

Visit my Youtube channel »

Technical evangelist

I'm a technical evangelist at Combell, where I advise clients, colleagues, prospects and communities on web technology

I'm a developer in a hosting environment, where I strive to close the gap between code and infrastructure

Visit the Combell website »