ZendCon ’07 Update – Keynotes and Parties…oh yeah and some killer sessions

p. doctorow_coryOk, it’s been a while since I’ve done a ZendCon update so bear with me. This is more than just a “pay the bills” post, I’ve got some real cool announcements.

h3. Keynote

We have the name of the final keynote speaker. In case you can’t guess from the picture, Cory Doctorow, blogger, author and co-editor of “Boing-Boing”:http://www.boingboing.net/ will be speaking on Thursday morning at ZendCon. Cory will cap a great conference for us and we are really excited to add him to the lineup with Joel Spolsky.

h3. Speakers

We have a new speaker in the lineup. I’m pleased to announce that Chris Shiflett will be presenting his talk, “Security 2.0”. I’m sure that anyone who has worked with PHP for more than 24 hours will recognize Chris as one of the community’s leading experts on security as well as a principal at “OmniTI”:http://omniti.com. I’m sure a lot of you will agree that this is going to be a session that you do not want to miss.

h3. Party 2.0

Finally I’m excited to announce that at ZendCon this year, we will be hosting the very first “Happy Hour 2.0”. In conjunction with Terry Chay and the “Lunch 2.0”:http://lunch20.com gang, we will open up the Exhibit Reception to everyone…for free. So if you live in the San Francisco Bay area, come on over and join us for a beer and some snacks. (Did I mention Free?) You’ll also be able to hang out in the community lounge and play Xbox.

Well, that’s it for the ZendCon update for today. Since I know that if you’ve not registered by now, reading this post had convinced you of the error of your ways. So here are the links you need to click.

*(disc) “ZendCon ’07”:http://zendcon.com
* “Registration Page”:http://zendcon.com/registration_fees.php
* “ZendCon Hotel Info”:http://zendcon.com/travel_hotelinfo.php
* “ZendCon Wiki”:http://www.zendcon.com/wiki/index.php?title=Main_Page
* “ZendCon UnCon Wiki Page”:http://www.zendcon.com/wiki/index.php?title=Uncon

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 PCs. 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 happily married to wife 1.32, 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 Nomad PHP