ZendUnCon 2008 – Update 3

The ZendCon UnCon selections are still underway.. .the third batch of presentations have been chosen. The goal is to have about 80% of the sessions chosen before we get there. Yes, this is counter to the usual *Camp-style selection process, but we're competing against a regular conference, so we're bending the rules a bit.

Don't worry, there will be a number of slots reserved for last minute ideas, discussions that stem out of a conference presentations, or adhoc hackathons. If you're attending ZendCon and want to get in on the fun, post an idea, pitch people on it, and see what happens.

Here we go:

The first session is from Juliette Reinders Folmer of PHPWomen on Women in IT/PHP. This is a free form open discussion surrounding the issues women face in working in technology. It's an issue that's been discussed on devChix and even from Tim Bray.

Next, we have my friend and ally Mike Ho of QCodo fame. Mike will give a quick demo/howto titled "Quicken in 45 Minutes".  Well, that's not actually the title, but it's that impressive.  He shows off some tips and tricks in using QCodo for all kinds of creative and powerful features.  If you've never caught a session from Mike, it's definitely worth watching.  When I met him at ZendCon 05, he built a bug tracking system during his 45 minute session.

Finally, one of the sessions I'm really looking forward to… is from the PHP Terrorist himself Terry Chay. You know him as a voice of dissent, a Rails-hater, and all-around f-bomb dropper, but this session will be a bit different. Terry's session is called "Making frameworks suck less". That's right, he's going to take that fire and… well, do what he normally does.

If you're attending ZendCon and want to get in on the fun, post an idea, pitch people on it, and see what happens.

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