New York PHP Conference and Expo 2006

New York PHP Conference and Expo 2006

I've just returned to Melbourne (yes, that's Australia, down the bottom of the world) from New York City, where the very first New York PHP Conference and Expo was held. Chris Jones and I flew over from Australia for it. It's a long way. Really. I'm not a lover of flying, but mostly not a lover of eating bad United Airlines food!

At the NYPHP Conference, I gave a presentation on the new OCI8 PHP driver features that are relevant to PHP developers. I worked with Todd Trichler, another Oracle guy, on the PHPFest, and together we went through installing Oracle, Zend Core for Oracle, and how to use the refactored OCI8 driver in your PHP/Oracle projects.

The talk went down well, and I think we had about 48 people in the room, soaking up information and free beer.

The next day Chris Jones gave his keynote, and Chris did a great job, especially considering he was close to losing his voice due to a throat infection. Nice work Chris!

It was fantastic to meet so many of the PHP and opensource community, and I hope I can get along to next year's conference too. If I met you there, and didn't get your email, please feel free to email me via this blog.

Until next posting ...

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