PHP Day Interviews our own Enrico Zimuel

As part of their promotion of the upcoming conference in Verona, Italy, the crew behind php Day have published an interview with Enrico Zimuel, a senior PHP Engineer at Zend Technologies, member of the Zend Framework core team and founder of the PHP user group Torino, and a speaker at the conference. (A busy man, no doubt)

It’s a very good interview and gives any PHP developer some things to think about.

Some of the questions asked of Enrico are:

  • Things that you consider before choosing a framework for a project?
  • Who’s your programming hero?
  • What features would you like to see in the next PHP version?

Those are all fine and good but early on in the interview they ask the one question that every developer has to ask him/her self at some point.

Sheldon or Leonard?
I have to say Sheldon but I feel more Leonard, to be honest.

It’s a great interview and a chance to get to know a little more about Enrico, even if you can’t attend php Day.

If you are attending, make sure you look for Enrico and check out his session, “A quick start on Zend Framework 2“.

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 1.33, 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 and is the founder and host of Nomad PHP