Tis the season…for conferences to open their Call for Papers

December 8, 2010

Events, News

One of the great things about being part of a vibrant community like the PHP Community is that there are a lot of great conferences happening around the world. Whether you just want to attend and learn or you want to speak and share, there are plenty of opportunities to get together and just talk tech.

Recently three conferences announced their Call for Papers. For those not familiar with he concept, the CfP is when the conference allows potential speakers to pitch ideas for talks they would like to present. In many cases, the conference will help offset the cost of travel to the conference and give a ticket in exchange for the session. Different conferences compensate speakers differently so make sure you know what to expect before you submit and get accepted. (BTW, for some tips on getting accepted, check out a blog post I wrote not long ago, Tips on how to get accepted as a speaker at a PHP conference)

So, for those interested in speaking, here are the three CfPs that have recently opened in the order of their closing dates.

php|tek – May 24-27, 2011

International PHP Conference – Spring – May 30-June 2, 2011

Dutch PHP Conference – May 19-21, 2011

But wait…there’s more!

I always miss some CfPs and it’s not on purpose, the old brain ain’t what she used to be. So, if I’ve missed your favorite Call for Papers please post it as a comment below so everyone interested can submit. Make sure you give URLs when you have them.

About Cal Evans

Many moons ago, at the tender age of 14, Cal touched his first computer. (We're using the term "computer" loosely here, it was a TRS-80 Model 1) Since then his life has never been the same. He graduated from TRS-80s to Commodores and eventually to IBM PC's. For the past 10 years Cal has worked with PHP and MySQL on Linux OSX, and when necessary, Windows. He has built on a variety of projects ranging in size from simple web pages to multi-million dollar web applications. When not banging his head on his monitor, attempting a blood sacrifice to get a particular piece of code working, he enjoys building and managing development teams using his widely imitated but never patented management style of "management by wandering around". Cal is currently based in Nashville, TN and is gainfully unemployed as the Chief Marketing Officer of Blue Parabola, LLC. Cal is happily married to wife 1.28, the lovely and talented Kathy. Together they have 2 kids who were both bright enough not to pursue a career in IT. Cal blogs at http://blog.calevans.com and is the founder and host of Day Camp 4 Developers

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