An important part of our job is to stay up to date with technologies. Conferences are a great way to do it. Not only you will learn new things no matter how senior you are, you will also meet great people with similar interests.
We support many conferences, as many as we can. And we also try to attend frequently. Here are some of the most interesting PHP conferences in the coming months:
CodeWorks 2009 – Sept 22-Oct 5, multiple US cities.
From the organizers of php|works and publishers of PHP Architect, here comes an interesting new concept in PHP conferences. A great group of PHP top speakers will travel the US, giving talks in 7 different cities (San Francisco, Los Angeles, Dallas, Atlanta, Miami, D.C. and New York). Lucky, as you can see, our home town is on the list so we will be there to learn and meet old and new friends. If you will be attending or speaking, look for the ServerGrove guys. Cal Evans, one of the speakers, is posting a very interesting journal. The quality of the speakers lineup makes this inexpensive conference a must-go.
ZendCon 2009 – Oct 19-22, San Jose, CA.
The 5th edition of one of the top PHP conferences in the calendar will take place on Oct 19-22 in San Jose, CA. This is the most corporate oriented of the conferences, with a lot of emphasis on Zend Framework. This year there will be an interesting session with lead developers of all major PHP frameworks, since many of our customers use them, we encourage them to go to ZendCon this year.
Symfony Live 2009 – Feb 15-17, Paris, France.
We’ve heard that the first edition was a complete success, so we are determined to not miss this one and we are going to Paris even though it will be in winter, the best time of the year in Miami. If you are a Symfony developer, or are thinking on learning Symfony, this is the event for you. This conference will be in English. There will be talks for everyone, from entry-level to long time developers. More on this conference as we get closer to it.
If you can’t make it to any of these, don’t worry, there are more conferences scheduled for the months to come. In October, PHP NW 2009 will take place in Manchester, UK. Forum PHP Paris 2009 will take place in November. If you know of a cool PHP conference not listed here, let us know!
We will keep you updated on these and other conferences. For the ones where we will assist, we will give updates as the events take place, so stay tuned. If you are attending any of these conferences, look for us and say hi!