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Chris Shiflett

Hi, I’m Chris: entrepreneur, community leader, husband, and father. I live and work in Boulder, CO.

EuroOSCON Recap

Almost immediately after returning from my trip to Toronto, I headed to Brussels for EuroOSCON.

I missed EuroOSCON last year, because ZendCon was scheduled at the same time. This year produced a similar collision - the Microsoft Web Dev Technology Summit. (You can read Wez's summary for more information about that.) I was already scheduled to speak at EuroOSCON, so I had to decline.

As with most conferences, I had the pleasure of meeting a few new people and hanging out with old friends:

I presented my PHP Security Audit HOWTO talk, and perhaps as a result of my severe lack of sleep, I didn't feel like I was able to engage the audience as much as I wanted. However, all of the feedback after the talk was very positive, so maybe everyone was just quietly listening and taking notes. :-)

I enjoyed EuroOSCON and my visit to Brussels, but I might focus on conferences in North America next year in an attempt to further reduce the number of conferences I attend. There's always OSCON, my perennial favorite.

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EuroOSCON Recap was posted on Sun, 24 Sep 2006. If you liked it, follow me on Twitter or share:


1.Zak Greant said:

Aloha Chris,

This time, I am the one late with a conference recap. I should have mine online in a few hours, assuming that I don't pass out first (currently in Norway).



Sun, 24 Sep 2006 at 19:18:32 GMT Link

2.HnZeKtO said:

Hi Chris, where can the slides from your session be downloaded? the eurooscon website don't have it.

Wed, 27 Sep 2006 at 09:44:21 GMT Link

3.James Duncan said:


We did see each other briefly at OSCON in Portland, but yes, it was nice to be able to sit down together and have a chat, even if we were being bathed in red light at the time...

Katrien says "Hi" too...

See you soon,


Wed, 27 Sep 2006 at 20:43:30 GMT Link

4.Chris Shiflett said:

I forgot about that red light. Now the story sounds incriminating. :-)

Tell Katrien I said hello!

Wed, 27 Sep 2006 at 21:27:00 GMT Link

5.Chris Shiflett said:

I'll make my slides available here:


I'm a bit behind at the moment, but hopefully that won't be the case for long.

Wed, 27 Sep 2006 at 21:31:43 GMT Link

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