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Freek van der Herten - Speaker at Laracon EU 2018

Freek van der Herten

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About Freek

Freek Van der Herten is a developer and partner at [Spatie](, an Antwerp based company that specializes in creating Laravel apps. The company has an open source first mentality and has released many Laravel, PHP and JavaScript packages. After hours Freek runs the [Oh Dear!]( and [DNS Spy]( monitoring services. He's also a co-organiser of the [Full Stack Antwerp User group]( and of the upcoming [Full Stack Europe]( conference.


Handling media in a Laravel application

In most kind of projects you're going to let a user upload all sorts of images and files. Storing those files, associating them with models, creating thumbnails for them, optimizing images, can be a lot of (boring) work. Luckily laravel-medialibrary can do all that for you. In talk you’ll see a practical demo of how to get started with the medialibrary. You’ll learn how to store files, generate urls to them, how to use different image profiles, how to use external filesystems to store big assets, generate responsive images and much much more.

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