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