Central Europe 2017

November 3rd - 5th

Hotel Ossa Congress & Spa

Rawa Mazowiecka, Poland

About the conference

phpCE is a first edition of a community conference for PHP programmers and enthusiasts. The meeting was established by merging two nationwide events: PHPCon Poland and Brno PHP Conference.

An undoubted success of the PHPCon Poland, grown within seven years into one of the largest PHP community conferences in Europe let us to take it a step further and organise a yet tigger event, reaching out to expectations of potential attendees from Central Europe as well as people just beginning their PHP career. Moreover we are proud to welcome our colleagues from Brno PHP Conference organisation team and hope for an fruitful cooperation.

The phpCE cycle starts in Poland at the Ossa Congress & Spa hotel, well-known to PHPCon Poland attendees. The plan is that the conference will regularly move from one country to another and the next edition (2018) should fire-up in Czech Republic. There's completely no barrier to do it in the future in Germany, Hungary, Austria, Slovakia or the Baltic states. Mainly it depends on local PHP groups engagement, so, if you feel that phpCE Conference should happen in your country, don't wait and contact us – we are really ready to do it with your support!

Why you should join us?

Huge event

You attend the biggest PHP conference in this part of Europe: over thousand people working and thinking just like you, in the same venue.

Different difficulty levels

Feel free to choose among the Relax, Intermediate and Geek path.

Workshop Friday

We start with workshop day. It's a practical knowledge for the asking and great opportunity to clarify all details!

Possibility of overnight stay on site

Choose your favourite accommodation site! However Ossa hotel offers a large amount of hotel rooms, you can still overnight outside and buy the phpCE ticket, including board only.

Contests and rewards

Our sponsors are happy to organise different kinds of contests with many valued rewards. It's worth to visit us and take part in it!

Entertainment zone

Our sponsor room is a kind of never ending chill out zone. Moreover, we have something for your ear and soul: a positive and irrepressible celtic music of the Carrantuohill group on the Saturday's night!!


Ossa Congress & Spa**** hotel

We will third time stay (including PHPCon Poland) in fifth largest hotel in Poland, the Ossa Cogress & Spa. It is situated in calm countryside, away from city noise, which gives a possibility to take part both in conference and active outdoor rest.

Hotel is located in the small village with same name, between Rawa Mazowiecka and Biała Rawska, near the S-8 motorway and about 60 kilometers from the Warsaw Chopin (WAW) airport. Initially, hotel makes available the amphitheatre hall, congress hall, workshop room and bedrooms in four-star standard and diversified comfort level (Standard, Premium, Standard Suite, Premium Suite) to beglad even most particular guest tastes. The slanted lecture hall, unique among Polish hotels and exceptionally spacious, also waits for you.


aircraft, then shuttle or cab

Best airport for landing is the Warsaw Chopin Airport (WAW). There'll be a shuttle-bus or cab you can take to get to the hotel and return. In order to book it, send us an e-mail before you buy a conference ticket. The cost of it is 10 € in one direction or 20 € in both.

Bus or cab driver will wait at agreed time in the airport departures hall. You can recognise him by the "phpCE Conference - Ossa" plate.

public transport

There are quite a bit buses to Rawa Mazowiecka departing next to the Warsaw West railway station.
When you reach Rawa Mazowiecka, change bus to Biała Rawska (via Lesiew, not via Babsk) or evt. Grójec. The important is that bus should stop in Wólka Lesiewska, because it's your final stop there.
Next, walk along a secondary road with direction Biała Rawska. Turn left on the first crossroad towards the Ossa (you can find an advertising board of the Ossa Congress & Spa hotel there). After a few hundred meters you'll see the hotel by left hand.
Bus timetable from Rawa Mazowiecka you can find at this website.


The best way to get to Ossa is Warsaw – Wrocław S-8 motorway. Rawa Mazowiecka is situated between Warsaw and Piotrków Trybunalski (A-1 highway junction). You must leave S-8 motorway on the "Rawa Mazowiecka" junction, but not on "Rawa Mazowiecka Południe (south)". Then choose the 925 secondary road to Biała Rawska. After about 9 kilometers and the Wólka Lesiewska village turn left to Ossa. There's an advertising board of the Ossa Congress & Spa hotel. After a few hundred meters you'll see the hotel at your left.

Call for papers

We plan to announce our Call for Proposals in few weeks.
It will contain our new path concept and detailed cooperation terms.
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Become a sponsor

Become a Sponsor of the phpCE Conference 2017 – it gives a rare opportunity to appear among most gifted members of the PHP community and show them full brilliance of your trademark!
Please contact us for further details and obtain the Sponsor Pack document.


Dariusz Grzesista: dg@phpce.eu – organisational issues
dgnet.pl office: biuro@dgnet.pl – formalities, invoicing, etc.
+48 604 435060
We speak English, Russian a bit, and natively Polish.
Name: dgnet.pl Joanna Grzesista
City: Rybnik
Address: 50A, Wodzisławska
Country: Poland
EU VAT ID: PL9372362537
IBAN bank account number is always specified on VAT invoice.