The Reasons To Attend PHP Conferences
Out Of Date Warning
Languages change. Perspectives are different. Ideas move on. This article was published on February 4, 2010 which is more than two years ago. It may be out of date. You should verify that technical information in this article is still current before relying upon it for your own purposes.
Recently, php|architect announced that they were extending the early bird pricing for the TEK-X conference being held this year in Chicago, IL. As someone who has been and will be going this year, this conference represnts a great opportunity for anyone who hasn’t gone to a PHP conference to attend one.
There are some good reasons that you should be attending.
Before I attended a conference, I had no idea what others were thinking with regards to PHP. The first big conference I attended was ZendCon and it was there that I discovered an entire world that I knew nothing about – the greater PHP community. But more than that, I discovered Really Smart People(tm) that I could interact with, be friends with, and who shared my passion for technology.
If you’ve put off attending a PHP conference, or simply are on the fence, you should seriously consider attending TEK-X this year. The conference itself has a great lineup, but I also know several people who are going to be there that are bright, talented and very enthusiastic about the PHP world.
That’s a great reason to go.