One of my favorite (and one of the best) conferences in PHP is the php[tek] Conference, held annually in Chicago. This year, the conference is under new management, being led by Musketeers Eli White, Sandy Smith, Kevin Bruce and Oscar Merida. The conference is being held May 14th – 17th.
Right now, the conference’s call for papers is open until January 15th, and you can submit your talk proposals. If you’re not into speaking, you can still get a great deal on the admissions fee with charter/”blind bird” pricing. This pricing expires when the call for papers closes, so don’t wait long! The conference itself is $700 and the conference + tutorials is $950.
Conferences are a great way to interface with the community and learn about the various aspects of software development and PHP. It is one of the best investments you can make in yourself, or that your company can make in you. Hope to see you there!
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