Tuesday, August 19, 2008

ZendCon 2008 Is Around The Corner


I can't believe it's already ZendCon time again! I've been meeting with the planning committee and I'm really excited about this year's conference. All the usual things are back to make it great: we have a great lineup of speakers, the Meet the Teams session, and special guests like noted PHP security expert Stefan Esser, Dion Almaer and Ben Galbraith of ajaxian.com, and Alex Russell from Dojo. When you add those names to the usual group of PHP experts and community members we always have at ZendCon, you can understand the excitement.

We are also continuing the tradition of hosting the ZendCon UnCon. This gives any attendee of ZendCon the chance to share their interest in PHP topics outside of the scheduled sessions. I encourage everyone registered for the conference to visit the UnCon wiki, review the sessions posted there and then post your own.

This year's wiki is up and if you are attending, you need to take a look at it to see what is going on, what groups will be there and get an early look at the UnCon schedule. Make sure you add your name to the growing attendee list. We have a twitter account, @zendcon that you can follow for last minute updates and special offers.

Speaking of Social Media, if you are talking about ZendCon, we want to know.

Make sure you tag your blog posts, tweets, photos and other social media conversations with zendcon08. This way we can track everything and share it with others.

If you haven't registered for ZendCon 08 yet then you need to hurry. Advance registrants get special pricing.

Finally, I want to say thank you to the PHP community and our great list of sponsors including Adobe, IBM, Microsoft and many others. Their participation will ensure that this year's conference will be great.

See you soon at ZendCon!