September 25, 2005
I’m very happy to be participating in the Zend PHP conference October 18 – 21st, here in beautiful downtown Burlingame. I think it’s going to be something a bit different in PHP conferences, because the focus is squarely on real-life business use cases. I’ll be leading a panel called “What is scalability?” on the 19th, and giving a solo preso on building out web platforms on the 21st.
I should reveal that I’ve been serving on the program committee for the conference, so I’m not a disinterested party. Not to pimp my own code, but I’m super-pumped about my track, which is called “Developing, Deploying, and Managing Large-Scale PHP Applications”. I’m a huge believer now in the absolute necessity of close cooperation between dev and ops — none of this “works on my machine, I’m throwing it over the transom” stuff, and certainly no tension between the two teams. Zend is completely of the same mind, and I think we’ll be presenting a lot of great ideas about how to get the whole engineering staff to think through a smooth deployment together.
If you’re going to attend the conference, let me know and we’ll grab coffee!