March 23, 2005
I’m happy to serve on the program committee of the first Zend PHP Conference, which will be held in beautiful downtown Burlingame this October. I’m excited because I think this will be the first PHP conference to really focus on business use of our favorite web scripting language. I think everyone will be pleasantly surprised at the different speakers and points of view we’ll be offering.
The call for presentations is now open. I want to especially invite speakers who have solid business uses of PHP but thought they were maybe insufficiently sexy for a conference preso. We’re all the about the real-world experience and the business case for PHP! I’m actually trying to figure out whether I have anything worth presenting myself, since it’s been months since I wrote significant business-worthy code.
Speaking of which, I’ll be presenting on “XSLT in PHP5” at OSCON this year. It’s kind of funny because everyone said that topic was a yawner; but my sexier topic, “Practical Social Networking for Every Site”, was rejected by the apps committee! Good thing the PHP peeps have the love. OSCON should be a blast this year, come and hang out with us.