This year at That Conference, I presented one of the few talks on PHP. The title of the talk was “A modern approach to PHP development.” My goal was to expose both PHP and non-PHP developers to some more recent developments in the PHP ecosystem.
Just a quick note that I’ll be speaking at WordCamp Milwaukee on June 3. The talk is titled “Contributing to Open Source Projects”. It’s not really a WordPress specific topic, but more of a general encouragement for everyone to get involved in open source and how specifically to go about it. Read the official brief on the WordCamp site. Also, if you haven’t purchased a ticket yet and you would like to attend, I have a discount code that will bring the already cheap $20 price down to $10. Use the code wcspeaker when buying a ticket. See you there.
Over the next week, I’m going to be adding quite a few short posts chronicling my experience at the CodeMash conference. The event is a few years old, but this is the first year I’m attending.
I’m a huge fan of php|architect: the magazine, the books, the online training and especially their conferences. Living in the Milwaukee metro area, I have a short 90 minute drive to the flagship php|tek conference they host in Chicago each year. My schedule doesn’t always allow me to attend, but I do everything I can to make it. I’m still putting into practice the things I learned at php|tek 2010 and I regularly keep in touch with the many friends I met there.