About SymfonyCasts

Woh, hey! I'm Ryan - the lead trainer and one of your friends here at SymfonyCasts. Look, I love being a developer, but the road to becoming a productive programmer is not easy. When I started, good information was buried by theory and real-world examples were non-existent.

There's a great developer stuck inside each of us! And in 2011, I started SymfonyCasts (formerly: KnpUniversity) to help more people discover and unlock that potential by using better methods of learning. Being the documentation lead for a massive open source project (Symfony), a frequent speaker and an in-person trainer for 5 years has helped us craft our strict philosophy for real, significant learning.

  • Build real-world projects from end-to-end, via beautiful video tutorials
  • NEVER use slides (gross!)
  • Have some fun! We promise energy, space-ship animations, and embarrassing (I mean intelligent) jokes
  • Practice, practice, practice using our realistic coding challenges. Then enjoy a sandwich!
  • Keep things simple and save the heroically difficult details for later (or never!)

Now, it's your turn. So suit up (pajamas are the official uniform), get ready to work hard, and finally awaken the amazing developer that's hiding inside of you!

Ryan, Trainer

Hey! I'm the documentation lead for Symfony, a core Symfony team member and I write content and code for SymfonyCasts. When I'm not enjoying the warm glow of my computer I'm probably out for a run, making silly sounds at my son or eating tortilla chips.

Leanna, Creative

If you've enjoyed the SymfonyCasts production quality, a dinosaur cartoon or pun, that was me...you're welcome! At any given moment I'm most likely reading a sci-fi novel about space travel.

Victor, Developer

My trusty cat Ponka and I write code, come up with improvements and help put the final polish on the tutorials. I love traveling with my awesome wife, Alexandra, and enjoying wintery days in Kiev.

Diego, Developer

¬°Que tal amigo! I'm a yoga-loving guy who is passionate for eSports and working as a developer on the inner gears of SymfonyCasts! Oh and you should ask me for my enchiladas poblanas recipe!

Vladimir, Developer

Hi there, a little about myself? Well, when my lovely wife Diana, awesome daughter Alice and I aren't traveling by car, which we love! Then I'm working to help release tutorials and developing new features for SymfonyCasts. Or maybe enjoying pork ribs! :)

Bryn, Editor

Reporting in from Los Angeles, I do the actual hard work around here of matching the audio and video files together before they're run through Leanna's bad pun machine. My dream celebrity sighting? Steve Buscemi. Obviously.

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