Chicago – May 24-27 php|tek in Chicago was fun as always. It is the best PHP conference I have ever been to, which makes sense, given that it is focused solely on PHP and surrounding technologies. The best thing about the conference is the community feeling in general. You get a real sense that everyone there really cares about PHP and is heavily invested in it, which is good for moving the whole language and ecosystem forward.
I myself gave two talks – one about Stackbox CMS, a new CMS project I have been working on, and one about Apppcelerator Titanium Mobile since I have been working with it a lot lately. The presentations are embedded below.
After anxiously awaiting a response from David Walker, the TulsaTechFest conference Director about an open speaking spot, I just about fell out of my chair today when I finally got the email with a confirmation that I was going to be presenting. I am very excited about this amazing opportunity, and have already begun putting my speech together. Here the topic info:
Procedural to Object-Oriented: The Benefits of Using Object-Oriented PHP
Learn the power of object-oriented programming in PHP5 and the many benefits it offers over the more traditional PHP procedural programming style. This session will include a light introduction to object-oriented concepts and will provide real-world concrete examples of the benefits it can offer you and the PHP projects you work on.
I will be speaking on October 9th at 2:30pm, and the presentation will last for roughly 75 minutes (60 minutes to speak, and 15 minutes for Q&A). That’s a good chunk of time to fill, but there’s a lot on this topic that will need to be covered. If you’re thinking about getting into object-oriented PHP programing or would like to learn more about it, please attend. I will try my best to make sure there is at least something that everyone can learn.
You can also view my page on the conference website to read a short biography and get more information on the event. Hope to see at least a few friendly faces there!
P.S. – I plan on posting my presentation slides on this website after the event just in case anyone missed anything important or was unable to attend.
UPDATE: The conference is over, and I have posted the powerpoint slides in another post for those that are interested in the presentations I made.