As you may or may not know I have been planning a conference called True North PHP with my friend Chris Hartjes. I wanted to blog about some of my experiences in planning the conference and reflect back on what brought me here. This blog is especially important to me since this is the first time I am organizing a conference and would appreciate all the feedback I can get. I hope to do several posts over the next month leading up to the conference.
He talks some about his own background in the programming industry and how, thanks to his renewed interest in PHP, he was able to connect with the community and start the idea of a Toronto-based conference. He mentions Confoo as a conference he enjoyed and one that pushed him forward to want something like that locally.
If you're in the Toronto area (or want to visit in early November) and you haven't checked out the True North PHP Conference yet - you definitely should. It's a great two days packed with PHP goodness and tickets are already on sale! (and here's the schedule).