As I write this, ZendCon begins in less than a week. I have the honor and pleasure to be speaking there again, for the sixth year running.
I'll be speaking twice:
Tuesday, 2 November 2010, 10am: "Documents, Documents, Documents"
Relational databases and web development go hand-in-hand — yet many web apps are decidely unsuited to relational storage. A new crop of databases has risen in recent years to solve these problems: document databases. Learn what types of problems document databases solve, learn what options exist for you, and discover some approaches to common web problems using these new technologies.
Wednesday, 3 November 2010, 5:15pm: "Introducing Zend Framework 2.0"
No, I won't be announcing a general access release of ZF2! Let's stop that rumor right off. Instead, I'll be discussing some history of Zend Framework, what lessons we've learned, and the general thrust of ZF2 development. Additionally, I'll cover the current state of development, and how you can get involved.
I'm also on the closing panel:
Thursday, 4 November 2010, 11:45am: "The ROI of Community Involvement"
Join 5 high-profile members of the PHP community who represent various interests from projects to large enterprises as we discuss the problems and paybacks of getting involved in the community. Many large companies have roadblocks that keep them from participating in the PHP community. Many small business don't feel they have the time or people to get involved. In both cases, not seeing the potential ROI of getting developers involved in the community is holding companies back.
Finally, I'm organizing a Zend Framework roundtable to occur as an UnCon session, and tentatively scheduling this for Wednesday morning, at 11am.
If you are a ZF contributor, and in the Bay Area that day, but not attending ZendCon, please contact me if you want to attend the roundtable and/or ZF2 talk; I can make that happen.
Will you be at ZendCon next week? If so, look me up — I'd love to meet you!