Rafael Dohms

I love speaking, teaching and meeting new communities. If you are looking for someone to speak at your conference then I would love to come visit your conference, company, user group.

For most cases all I ask for is for you to cover hotel and travel, for in-company talks I do ask for an extra charge.

Contact Rafael Dohms


A Journey into your Lizard Brain

45-minute keynote talk at beginner level

Application Metrics (with Prometheus examples)

45-minute seminar talk at beginner level

Communicating your Architecture

45-minute seminar talk at beginner level

How'd we get here? A guide to Architectural Decision Records

45-minute seminar talk at beginner level

“Writing code that lasts” … or writing code you won’t hate tomorrow.

45-minute seminar talk at beginner level


Bio (Full Bio)

A graduated Computer Engineer, Rafael Dohms has vast experience in the PHP ecosystem as a Developer, Speaker and Contributor. Addicted in building communities he has founded various groups where ever he lives, currently he is to blame for AmsterdamPHP. Developer by career but teacher by vocation he travels the world sharing interest in quality code, innovation and building careers. In his free time you will likely find him gaming or contributing to open source projects.

His contribution hit list includes many projects, from PHP itself to frameworks like Symfony, Zend and projects such as Doctrine and Composer. His hobby is mentoring new Speakers that eventually take speaking slots away from him in future events, a strategy he still thinks is not very smart. Not one to listen to himself he keeps mentoring and suggesting developers everywhere create their own User Groups to grow their networks and knowledge.