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Chris Shiflett

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Upcoming PHP and Open Source Conferences

There are a number of quality PHP and open source conferences each year. Here are a few that are taking place in the next month or two:

php|tek
16 - 18 May
Chicago, Illinois
eLiberatica
18 - 19 May
BraÅŸov, Romania
OSCON
23 - 27 Jul
Portland, Oregon

php|tek is being held in Chicago this year, and there are some exciting new social events to spice things up. I'll be giving a talk entitled PHP Security by Example, a brief hands-on tour of some of the most dangerous security problems. I'm also giving a talk entitled The Truth about Sessions, a detailed look at PHP sessions.

eLiberatica sounds like a really cool conference, not only because of the excellent lineup of speakers, but also because of the intriguing location. Where else can you learn about open source technologies in the shadow of Dracula's Castle? :-)

OSCON (O'Reilly Open Source Convention) has only recently selected talks, so there isn't much information available on their web site yet. I'll be giving an updated version of my Essential PHP Security tutorial as well as a talk entitled Security 2.0 that covers emerging trends in web application security.

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6 comments

1.Andrew Millne said:

It seems there are quite a few PHP related conferences kicking about, unfortunately none of these are close to me in the UK. I am aware of only one which I believe was in February.

I am currently seriously considering moving to the states to try and become more active within the community and to see if any doors open.

eLiberatica is definately an option though as it is a little closer.

Sun, 08 Apr 2007 at 19:08:32 GMT Link


2.Chris Shiflett said:

Hi Andrew,

It seems there are quite a few PHP related conferences kicking about, unfortunately none of these are close to me in the UK.

The PHP London User Group might be a good resource for you. I think they're the ones who organize the PHP Conference each year.

The Romanian conference (eLiberatica) sounds really cool. If you'd be up for a trip to Norway, you might also consider PHP Vikinger.

And, if you're serious about moving to the US, maybe you'd consider working with us. We're always hiring. :-)

Sun, 08 Apr 2007 at 19:16:07 GMT Link


3.Andrew Millne said:

Hi Chris,

Thanks for pointing out those resources, much appreciated.

I will definately get in touch if and when (most likely when) I find my way across the pond. At what skill level do you consider taking on new employees?

Sun, 08 Apr 2007 at 19:41:46 GMT Link


4.Chris Shiflett said:

Hi Andrew,

Thanks for pointing out those resources, much appreciated.

My pleasure. :-)

At what skill level do you consider taking on new employees?

We're not as concerned with the current skill level of prospective employees as we are with their potential. We've got a challenging and supportive work environment that accelerates the learning process and helps people reach their potential more quickly.

Sun, 08 Apr 2007 at 19:48:05 GMT Link


5.Ben Ramsey said:

Don't forget the International PHP Conference in Stuttgart, Germany. It's the week following php|tek.

Tue, 10 Apr 2007 at 15:40:45 GMT Link


6.Lucian Savluc said:

Hi Chris,

Thank you for mentioning about eLiberatica. We wish this conference to become an annual event there and if we are going to succeed will be a victory for all of the FLOSS community.

Sun, 22 Apr 2007 at 20:37:59 GMT Link


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