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ZendCon 2014 Announces Call for Papers
April 30, 2014 @ 13:11:39

The ZendCon conference has officially announced the opening of their Call for Papers for this year's event:

We're pleased to announce the 10th annual ZendCon which will be held October 27-30th, 2014 in Santa Clara, CA. ZendCon 2014 has a long history of being one of the "must attend" PHP conferences as community members from around the world have come together to learn and share information about the latest trends and technologies in professional PHP development. [...] We would welcome submission of any talk included in the wide variety of topics related to PHP and tools commonly used by PHP developers.

The topics they're focusing on this year include PHP best practices, continuous delivery and application architecture. The event is happening October 27th through the 30th in Santa Clara, California. The deadline for the Call for Papers is June 16th, 2014 so submit those ideas early and often. You can find more information about the conference on their main site.

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Link: http://cfp.zendcon.com/

Community News:
ZendCon 2011 Call for Papers Opens!
April 28, 2011 @ 15:57:18

As was mentioned by Kevin Schroeder, the Call for Papers for this year's Zend/PHP Conference has officially been announced!

We are happy to announce that planning is underway for the 2011 Zend/PHP Conference which will be held in Santa Clara, October 17-20. ZendCon 2011 will be the best conference yet and we would like to invite you to be a part of it! A conference is only as good as its speakers and we are looking for the best speakers to share their knowledge and expertise with the PHP community. Attendees will include developers, architects, development managers, decision makers, core PHP developers and community members.

The key themes they're looking for this year are cloud computing, mobile and user experience and enterprise/professional PHP topics. Within those themes there's several other sub-categories including:

  • Architecture & Best Practices
  • Zend Framework 1&2
  • Rich Internet Apps and Mobile/Tablet - Flash /Flex/HTML 5/CSS3/Ajax
  • Standards Compliance
  • Real World Case Studies, Designs and Data Models

The Call for Papers will close on May 20th, 2011 and speakers will be given a hotel night for each of their sessions that are accepted. Submit your ideas at www.zendcon.com/input to see if you'll be selected!

UPDATE: for a bit more information on the categories, see this new post on Kevin Schroeder's blog.

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Community News:
ZendCon 2010 Call for Papers Open!
April 22, 2010 @ 10:16:19

As is mentioned on php|architect's site today, the call for papers for this year's ZendCon is officially open.

Jayson Minard, ZendCon 2010 Conference Chair, sent the news to ZendCon veterans just yesterday, but that doesn't mean that the rest of us who haven't presented at this PHP conference can't join the fun! [...] Minard mentions a number of topics for which they're looking for proposals, including PHP development and best practices; working with SQL databases, search engines and alternative data stores; UI, AJAX and Rich Internet Applications; agile processes and project management; and real-world case studies, designs and data models'"among other areas.

If you want to get your proposal in, you'll need to get it in quick - the Call for Papers ends on May 6th, 2010. This year's ZendCon conference will run from November 1st through 4th in Santa Clara, California.

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Job Posting:
Chegg Seeks Senior PHP Developer (Santa Clara, CA)
December 02, 2008 @ 14:02:00

Company Chegg
Location Santa Clara, CA
Title Senior PHP Developer
Summary

You love coding and building new things. You're smart, you're fast, and most importantly, you always get it done. Admit it, you're a rockstar.

Chegg is looking for an experienced, energetic PHP Developer. The ideal candidate for this position has worked with high-load, high-availability websites previously and must be comfortable working in a fast-paced startup environment.

About Chegg

Funded by 2 top tier VC's, Chegg is changing the way college students obtain textbooks. Already on over 4,000 campuses, Chegg is the #1 in book rentals. Chegg was recently featured on Techcrunch.

www.techcrunch.com/2008/11/09/textbook-rentals-big-business-kleiner-perkins-goes-after-chegg/

Responsibilities:

  • Work in a fast paced and highly collaborative development environment tasked with engineering improvements to our site's features, performance and interface using PHP
  • Build new features and enhancements as we scale our systems with growth.
  • Prototype and implement optimization techniques and participate in design and code reviews
  • Continuously improve Chegg's products, usability and user experience.

Requirements:

  • Strong background in web application development using PHP
  • Well versed in code optimization and software design principles
  • Experience with an object oriented coding language
  • Experience working in a Unix/Linux environment
  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or equivalent
  • Ability to identify performance bottlenecks in PHP applications
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, and proven ability to work effectively with all organizational levels

Benefits:

  • Medical, dental and vision plans with no premium for employees
  • Complimentary catered breakfast, lunch and compensated dinner daily
  • Laundry service
  • Subsidized gym membership

Send resume to careers@chegg.com.

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Job Posting:
Yahoo! Seeks PHP Developers (Santa Clara, CA)
September 02, 2008 @ 13:39:41

Company Yahoo!
Location Santa Clara, CA
Title PHP Developer
Summary

The Internet is a big, busy place, and we at Yahoo! are proud to stand out in the crowd. As the world's number one Internet brand, servicing over a half billion people, we're determined to maintain our commitment to delivering news, entertainment, information and fun... each and every day.

In order to maintain our position as one of the world's most trafficked Internet destinations, we're always on the lookout for people with big ideas and big talent to help us provide our visitors with the innovative products and services they've come to expect from Yahoo!. We're looking for people like you.

How Big Can You Think?

Yahoo! Audience Product Platforms is looking for engineers to build great new applications and enhance the capabilities of its existing applications. This engineer needs to be able to quickly learn/leverage multiple technologies, assess appropriateness and have the hands on get-go attitude to implement these solutions both individually and by working with other team-members.

Required Knowledge:

  • BS in computer science (MS preferred)
  • 6+ years of experience
  • Fluency in a subset of C/C++, JAVA.
  • Good understanding of algorithms, data structures, performance optimization techniques, and object-oriented programming.
  • Strong debugging skills and the ability to optimize code for speed.
  • Excellent problem-solving skills.

Preferred Knowledge:

  • Prior technical leadership of significant projects through product life cycle is desirable.
  • Previous experience with web server technologies and knowledge of databases.
  • Experience in PHP, PERL and shell scripting would be highly preferred.

PLEASE COME AND VISIT US AT YAHOO BOOTH AT THE PHP CONFERENCE Sept 15-18

Yahoo! Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. For more information or to search all of our openings please visit http://careers.yahoo.com.

Please send resumes to Shawn Cartwright, Shawncar@yahoo-inc.com

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Job Posting:
Yahoo! Seeks PHP Developer (Santa Clara, CA)
August 29, 2008 @ 11:11:27

Company Yahoo!
Location Santa Clara, CA
Title PHP Developer
Summary

The Internet is a big, busy place, and we at Yahoo! are proud to stand out in the crowd. As the world's number one Internet brand, servicing over a half billion people, we're determined to maintain our commitment to delivering news, entertainment, information and fun... each and every day.

In order to maintain our position as one of the world's most trafficked Internet destinations, we're always on the lookout for people with big ideas and big talent to help us provide our visitors with the innovative products and services they've come to expect from Yahoo!. We're looking for people like you.

How Big Can You Think?
Yahoo! Travel is the leading travel research property on the Internet, with an interesting suite of research, comparison and planning products including Travel Guides, FareChase, and Trip Planner. If you are intrigued by the challenge of building highly scalable and reliable software in a dynamic team environment, and you are excited by the thought that millions will see your work every day, this job is for you!

Required Knowledge:

  • BS in computer science (MS/Ph.D. preferred)
  • Fluency in a C-style language (Java, C/C++, C#) is a must.
  • Good understanding of algorithms, data structures, performance optimization techniques, and object-oriented programming.
  • Strong debugging skills and the ability to optimize code for speed.
  • Excellent problem-solving skills.

    Preferred Knowledge:

    • Previous experience with web server technologies and knowledge of databases
    • Keep up-to-date with competing Web 2.0 technologies.
    • Experience in PHP, PERL and shell scripting would be highly preferred.

    PLEASE COME AND VISIT US AT YAHOO BOOTH AT THE PHP CONFERENCE Sept 15-18

    Yahoo! Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. For more information or to search all of our openings, please visit http://careers.yahoo.com

    Send resumes to Shawn Cartwright Shawncar@yahoo-inc.com

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    Job Posting:
    Yahoo! Seeks Sr. Front End Platform Engineer (Santa Clara, CA)
    August 07, 2008 @ 10:29:08

    Company Yahoo!
    Location Santa Clara, CA
    Title Sr. Front End Platform Engineer
    Summary

    The Internet is a big, busy place, and we at Yahoo! are proud to stand out in the crowd. As the world's number one Internet brand, servicing over a half billion people, we're determined to maintain our commitment to delivering news, entertainment, information and fun... each and every day.

    In order to maintain our position as one of the world's most trafficked Internet destinations, we're always on the lookout for people with big ideas and big talent to help us provide our visitors with the innovative products and services they've come to expect from Yahoo!. We're looking for people like you.

    How Big Can You Think?

    Would you like to touch the lives of millions of people, while working in a technically challenging environment? Are you fascinated by what it takes to build a highly efficient and scalable web application infrastructure that forms the backbone for various search applications used by hundreds of millions of users every day? If yes, then here is your chance!

    We are looking for a motivated Senior Engineer/Architect to join the Yahoo! Search engineering team. In this position you will use your strong technical background to design and develop the next generation frontend platform for Yahoo! Search. This platform will provide a flexible and scalable base for building new and cool products for search.yahoo.com and its associated verticals.

    Qualifications:

    • BS/MS is Computer Science or related field
    • 5+ years of industry experience in large scale web application development
    • Expert level knowledge in PHP
    • Experience with Apache, HTTP, Perl, XML, C/C++
    • Knowledge of AJAX/JS, HTML/DHTML, CSS and other client-side technologies is a strong plus
    • Development experience on UNIX platforms
    • Excellent problem-solving and communication skills
    • Fast learner and team player

    Interested applicants should submit their resume to Shawn Cartwright at shawncar [at] yahoo-inc [dot] com.

    Yahoo! Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. For more information or to search all of our openings, please visit http://careers.yahoo.com.

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    Job Posting:
    Yahoo! Seeks PHP Developer (Santa Clara, CA)
    August 06, 2008 @ 12:02:44

    Company Yahoo!
    Location Santa Clara, CA
    Title PHP Developer
    Summary

    The Internet is a big, busy place, and we at Yahoo! are proud to stand out in the crowd. As the world's number one Internet brand, servicing over a half billion people, we're determined to maintain our commitment to delivering news, entertainment, information and fun... each and every day.

    In order to maintain our position as one of the world's most trafficked Internet destinations, we're always on the lookout for people with big ideas and big talent to help us provide our visitors with the innovative products and services they've come to expect from Yahoo!. We're looking for people like you.

    How Big Can You Think?

    Would you like to touch the lives of millions of people, while working in a technically challenging environment? If yes, then here is your chance! We are looking for an experienced and self-motivated PHP Developer to join the Search engineering team. The environment is fast-paced with user-centered, iterative design and development cycles.

    Responsibilities:

    • Work closely with user experience designers, product managers, and other engineers in a development environment that is highly collaborative.
    • Build new features and enhancements for Yahoo! web search.
    • Responsible for developing production-level code as well as proof-of-concepts and prototypes.

    Minimum Job Qualifications:

    • Strong background in web application development using PHP
    • Well versed in code optimization and software design principles
    • Experience working in a Unix environment.
    • Familiarity with web servers like Apache
    • Excellent collaborative interpersonal communication and team interaction skills.

    Preferable Job Qualifications:

    • Familiarity with broad spectrum of Web 2.0 technologies: DHTML, Ajax/JavaScript, XML, JSON & web services API.
    • Interest in latest trends and emerging technologies on the web.
    • Familiarity with YUI

    Interested applicants should submit their resume to Shawn Cartwright at shawncar [at] yahoo-inc [dot] com.

    Yahoo! Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. For more information or to search all of our openings, please visit http://careers.yahoo.com.

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    Zend Developer Zone:
    Zend to Host the Fourth Annual Zend/PHP Conference and Expo
    July 09, 2008 @ 09:35:35

    The Zend Developer Zone has posted the official press release for this year's Zend/PHP Conference & Expo:

    Zend Technologies, The PHP Company, announced today that registration is open for the fourth annual Zend/PHP Conference and Expo, the world's largest gathering of the PHP community. Leading PHP experts, professional PHP developers, and business managers will convene September 15 - 18 at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, California. The theme of this year's conference is "High Impact PHP" and sessions will explore the many ways that PHP is used to deliver breakthrough design, functionality, performance, and scalability in new web applications, resulting in real business advantage for their users.

    You can already register for the conference and reserve a room at a nearby hotel of your choosing. Speakers this year include Chris Shiflett, Sebastian Bergmann, Jay Pipes and several speakers on a System i track.

    Check out the ZDZ post for a long list of some of the great talks that will be presented during the week.

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    Community News:
    ZendCon 2008 Call for Papers
    April 04, 2008 @ 12:58:41

    As posted on the Zend Developer Zone today, Zend has issued their Call for Papers for this year's Zend/PHP Conference and Expo happening this September at the Santa Clara Convention Center.

    Zend invites submissions to the Zend/PHP Conference and Expo, ZendCon08, which will be held September 15-18 at the Santa Clara Convention Center. ZendCon is the largest gathering of the PHP community and is the one time a year to mingle with the core developers, business leaders, and prominent members of the PHP community.

    This year's conference program will include competitively selected presentations, tutorials, and invited speakers. All sessions undergo a peer review process by the ZendCon Content Review team.

    There's a few different tracks this year including "The Basics of PHP", "Performance and Scalability", "Zend Framework" and several vendor presentations. You can find out more about the requirements and where to send your presentation on this page on the ZendCon 2008 website. The deadline for submissions is midnight on April 30th, 2008 so you better get busy preparing and sending it in!

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