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C7Y P3 Podcast:
Ramblecast (php|tek 2008)
Jun 12, 2008 @ 15:11:11

The P3 podcast (on the C7 site from php|architect) has released their latest episode - the Ramblecast from this year's php|tek conference:

Here's the promised ramblecast that was recorded at php|tek 2008. Paul headed it up and Sean only showed his um.. voice for the last 30s. Lots of guests. Too many to list, in fact. Thanks to everyone who participated.

You can either just grab the episode directly (mp3) or you can get this and many more great shows by throwing their feed into your favorite aggregator and letting it go.

tagged: ramblecast phptek2008 p3 podcast episode phparchitect

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Marco Tabini's Blog:
The master conference (evil) plan
May 26, 2008 @ 13:58:16

In the wake of this year's php|tek conference, Marco Tabini has unveiled his secrets to the "master conference evil plan" that he and the php|architect crew have been putting in to action for their conferences:

For the past four years, I have put a lot of work into executing a strategic plan that is tangentially connected with our conferences. [...] Instead [of trying to force interaction], I decided to try and slowly steer things in a direction that would have made our conferences closer to a family reunion than a dry business meetup.

He mentions the steps in his "evil plan" (for conference domination?) - community participation, setting the right atmosphere for the exchange of ideas, the oh-so-secret choosing of the speakers and their leadership by example through participation with the speakers and other conference goers.

tagged: master conference evil plan community involve reunion phptek2008

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Ivo Jansch's Blog:
Microsoft and Yahoo, Zend, PHP updates at php|tek
May 23, 2008 @ 07:58:33

Ivo Jansch has been attending the php|tek 2008 conference this past week and some things have come to light about the rumors between Zend and Microsoft. One of his latest posts sheds some light on how Microsoft responded (as answered by Joe Stagner)

Joe had an interesting presentation, he kept it short and to the point, and had the majority of his time dedicated to Q&A. Naturally, being in a PHP audience, the questions were about Yahoo, Zend, Microsoft's open source policies.

Obviously, questions were asked about two things - the Zend buyout and whether or not they have stopped talks with Yahoo. The answer to the first was a "no, we're not doing that" and the second was a more vague "we're not done talking to them" sort of answer. Another discussion included Microsoft's contributions to the Zend Core - how they're handled and if they're contributed back.

tagged: microsoft yahoo phptek2008 conference keynote joestagner zend

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Community News:
Andi Gutmans Responds to Zend Acquisition Rumors
May 21, 2008 @ 15:24:56

As mentioned by Ivo Jansch, Andi Gutmans (of Zend) responded to the recent speculation about a buyout of the company in his keynote address at this year's php|tek conference:

Andi explained the reason: they want to become cashflow positive, in order to remain independent. The news should be interpreted in a positive way, the future now looks bright, Zend products will not be affected and life goes on. An acquisition of Zend is not happening in the near future.

TechCrunch had suggested that the recent large amounts of layoffs could have been in an effort to ready the company for a buy out from one of many proposed major players.

tagged: zend andigutmans phptek2008 acquisition rumor cashflow positive

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Community News:
php|tek 2008 Coverage
May 21, 2008 @ 13:45:41

Rather than having a lots of different blog posts scattered all over covering this year's php|tek conference in Chicago, I figured that pulling them all together here would work best. So, without further ado - the coverage from php|tek 2008:

Check out more live from the conference on the php|tek Live page on the php|architect website.

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Christopher Jones' Blog:
Following along with the PHP|Tek Conference 2008
May 20, 2008 @ 07:54:06

Christopher Jones reminds everyone out there that wasn't able to make it to the php|tek conference this year that there's several ways you can still feel a part of the action.

You can follow general conference happenings in various places: on Twitter, the #phptek channel on the Freenode IRC network, Planet-PHP and from the live feed.

You can also keep up with some of the twitter talk from those attending via the hashtags entry for "#phptek".

tagged: phptek2008 conference phparchitect chicago twitter freenode planetphp

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C7Y:
Andi Gutmans to keynote at php|tek
Mar 26, 2008 @ 09:34:09

As announce on the C7Y website today, Andi Gutmans will be presenting a keynote speech at this year's php|tek 2008 conference.

We're happy to announce that Andi Gutmans, co-founder of Zend and an active member of the PHP development group, will officially kick off our upcoming php|tek 2008 Conference, which will take place in Chicago, IL, between May 20th and May 23rd, 2008.

His talk will be titled PHP State of the Union: Eco-System and Technology and will take a look at the ever-changing state of the PHP community and a look ahead to possible future developments.

tagged: phptek2008 andigutmans speech ecosystem technology community

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C7Y:
php|tek 2008: 40% of seats sold
Feb 22, 2008 @ 13:51:37

According to this post over on the C7Y site (php|architect's community site), their php|tek 2008 conference has already reached the forty percent sold mark on seats for the event.

Seat sales for our php|tek 2008 conference, which will take place in Chicago, IL, between May 20th and 23rd, are starting to pick up, and over 40% of all available spots have already been reserved.

You can signup on their conference website as well as get all of the details on the four day event including the speaker schedule, hotel and travel information - even a Boss Help section to help with convincing your local PHB.

tagged: phptek2008 conference ticket sales conference chicago

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Community News:
php|tek 2008 Conference Schedule Posted
Dec 03, 2007 @ 14:38:00

The folks over at php|architect Magazine have officially posted the schedule for this year's php|tek conference happening in Chicago.

The schedule for php|tek 2008 offers over 50 sessions and tutorials from the best of the best in the world of PHP, including the developers of Digg and Facebook, core PHP developers, RIA experts, PHP 5 migration gurus, security giants... and much, much more!

Included in the list are many of the "regulars" - Ben Ramsey, Luke Welling, Sara Golemon, Derick Rethans and many, many more. Check the schedule for the full list and the times. You can also register and reserve your spot for the conference now. The page details out what all's included and the different pricing amount for different sorts of attendees.

tagged: conference schedule phptek2008 conference schedule phptek2008

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Community News:
php|tek 2008 Conference Schedule Posted
Dec 03, 2007 @ 14:38:00

The folks over at php|architect Magazine have officially posted the schedule for this year's php|tek conference happening in Chicago.

The schedule for php|tek 2008 offers over 50 sessions and tutorials from the best of the best in the world of PHP, including the developers of Digg and Facebook, core PHP developers, RIA experts, PHP 5 migration gurus, security giants... and much, much more!

Included in the list are many of the "regulars" - Ben Ramsey, Luke Welling, Sara Golemon, Derick Rethans and many, many more. Check the schedule for the full list and the times. You can also register and reserve your spot for the conference now. The page details out what all's included and the different pricing amount for different sorts of attendees.

tagged: conference schedule phptek2008 conference schedule phptek2008

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