The Zend/PHP Conference and Expo coming up at the end of October in San Jose, California looks set to be an interesting event. On offer there is an abundance of expertise with many familiar (and some new) PHP speakers spread over 4 days of sessions and tutorials.
Zend has also invited some serious industry figures to share their insights on creating modern web apps, running high volume PHP sites and to discuss democratization on the web. The press release says it best:
CUPERTINO, Calif–Sept. 6, 2006–Zend Technologies, Inc., the PHP company, today announced that Chris Anderson, author of "The Long Tail" and editor-in-chief of Wired magazine, will keynote the second annual Zend/PHP Conference and Expo October 30-November 2, 2006. He will discuss how the theories in his groundbreaking article (and now book) apply to software development and to the growth of PHP in particular. Also keynoting at this year’s event is Robert "r0ml" Lefkowitz, software architect, systems designer and open source strategist. At the conference, r0ml will analyze the evolution of our use of human languages as a source of inspiration for our use of programming languages. Matthew Rechs, CTO of the interactive agency Schematic, is also scheduled to address the conference. As part of his keynote, Rechs will discuss the mobile digital content store of Amp’d Mobile, a case study of one of the largest and most successful PHP deployments in private enterprise.