CakeFest 2012

CakeFest 2012 will be in Manchester, UK. With the huge success of last year, combined with the low cost accommodation and great location for travellers, we couldn’t pass up bringing it to Manchester for another year!

CakeFest is the annual CakePHP Conference. It brings together developers, users, and interested parties from all over the world for a four day event filled with workshops, talks, dinners, social events and plenty of fun!

If you are interested in giving a talk at CakeFest, we still have submissions open! Just head over to the CakeFest, sign up and submit your talk proposal via your account page! We’re open to anyone for submissions, and we’d love to hear your ideas!

Tickets are on sale now! Head over to the CakeFest website for ticketing information.

Do you work for or own a business that would benefit from the unique exposure that comes from being a CakeFest Conference Sponsor? We’re currently seeking sponsors for CakeFest 2012, to help us realise a great event and continue the tradition of the awesome CakeFest conference experience. We need the help of the community to spread awareness of the event, and seek out sponsors to support our annual conference. Please email for more details.

CakeFest is organised into two sections; the first two days are for workshops, in which CakePHP core contributors conduct lesson style courses where attendees learn about CakePHP at either a beginner or intermediate to advanced level. This selective in-person training is a great way to learn CakePHP, refresh your skills, or to learn new techniques and advanced approaches to boost your development. Taking training at CakeFest is a unique experience, and attendees are rewarded with a certificate issued by the Cake Software Foundation upon completion.

The second part of CakeFest is the conference. This is comprised of a series of talks given by the core developers, community members, and mixed in with lightning talks which enable anyone attending to jump up and talk about a topic! We also conduct a Core Panel discussion, in which you can talk directly to the core developers, and we challenge their knowledge in a public arena!

In amongst all the days of serious (fun) learning, we have social events organised to keep you busy and to provide a great way to network with fellow developers and make new friends!

Check out the CakeFest website, and don’t miss out on tickets!