DC PHP Conference – Announcement and Call for Papers

After another brief hiatus, there are big things in the works to be announced.  One of the biggest and most exciting is my recent involvement in the DC PHP Group.  While the group itself has been relatively quiet, we're announcing ourselves to the world with a bang…  and here it is:

PHP in the Federal Enterprise and the World:  Secure Solutions for Federal Agencies, IT Companies and Non-Profit Organizations

We are hosting the first DC Metropolitan area PHP Conference this October.  Not only that, but since we're in a unique location with opportunities and potential impact like nowhere else in the world, we're taking a slightly different look at PHP. Our mission is to demonstrate and teach how PHP is a solid, sensible, cost-effective, and low risk development language to use for government and non profits.

Therefore, our Presentation Tracks fall into four areas:

  • Integrating PHP with Federal Operations and the Enterprise
  • Security & Accountability
  • The Art of PHP
  • The Business Case for PHP

The Call for Papers ends on July 7th and gives suggested topics in each of these areas.  Your presentation will be up to 400 people including decision makers for some of the largest and most influential organizations in the world.

Additional Information available:

  • As of today, the Sponsor/Exhibitor Prospectus is available.  We are already in discussions with a handful of major players in the Open Source/Government areas, so if you're considering, don't wait too long.
  • Also as of today, the Call for Papers is open. As noted on the first page "Overall, strong preference will be given to sessions where real projects, actually deployed in business settings, are used to illustrate the topics being discussed".  Translation:  If you are successfully using PHP in a production environment in a government agency, you will be given special attention.
  • For those interested, we will have banner available which you are welcome to share, post, etc: 

If you have any questions or comments, don't hesitate to drop me a note (keith at CaseySoftware.com).

Disclaimer:  I'm one of the core participants in organizing the conference, tracking down presenters and sponsors, and CaseySoftware is part of the Washington, DC community that could benefit as a result of this conference successfully happening.