Marcus hassled Alison and I about not blogging the Zend Conference.
Well, I thought everyone else covered it pretty thoroughly. There were many interesting sessions and people to meet. I didn't get to do all the things I would have liked to. The two sessions that I want to mention are Ilia's rock solid PHP & Performance tutorial (pdf) and Tony Bibbs's talk about open source in the State of Iowa (they grow corn, not potatoes apparently). Tony discussed many practical areas of implementation from political to technical with a good analytical mind. I was glad to see afterwards Stephen O'Grady linked to Tony's blog.