The goal of this talk is to get people thinking and talking more about common practices, instead of copy/pasting or cargo-culting.
This is done through the PHPHOOLIGANS format:
First the audience is presented with several rather opinionated viewpoints by means of provocative statements on things that occur in everyday PHP development, like: working with objects, type safe comparison and type hinting, Design Patterns, and PHP Frameworks. We call these "fights".
Next the PHPHOOLIGANS (Ben Peachey and Auke van Slooten) will engage the audience in an open discussion on these topics. This is done by challenging the audience to (individually or collectively) try to change the hooligans view on a subject. They are effectively told to "pick a fight".
The hooligans will try to defend their viewpoint through valid arguments and anecdotal evidence.