My name is Matthias Noback. I started my professional career 12 years ago as a freelance web developer. Then after working as a PHP developer for several companies , I founded Noback's Office. Though I will never quit programming, I now also do teaching, writing and consulting. I've written a book on Symfony (A Year With Symfony) and I'm working on a second book: Principles of PHP Package Design. You may also know me from my blog, PHP & Symfony.