2011 Conference Recap

In previous years, I’ve reviewed & covered each conference as I went to them. In 2011, I got so busy that I gave up midway through the year and just decided to do a recap at the end.. it’s only now that I realized how many I actually attended. So without further ado.. here are […]

CodeWorks 2010 Recap

Approximately 10 days ago, I finished the 2010 CodeWorks Tour. This time around with 4 speakers hitting 5 cities, it was smaller, more compact, and generally a litte more intimate of an experience. Due to the odd nature of this one, I'm going to skip my usual “Good, Bad, Ugly” conference review format and go […]

ZendCon 2010 Recap

This was my sixth ZendCon and I've lost count of how many conferences overall. Regardless, this is one of the unique conferences in the PHP community as it's a blend of business and Open Source. Sometimes that works beautifully, sometimes not so much.. The Good First, the content was excellent. In past years, I've always […]

Adobe MAX 2010 Recap

Last week I had the opportunity to attend AdobeMAX in Los Angeles. It was my first time attending a conference out of the PHP community in a couple years (unless you count DrupalCon). More importantly this was my first time attending a conference driven primarily by the design side of the fence. While it added […]

CodeWorks 2010

You've probably already read about it in 38 other places, but I figured I should announce the news here: We are doing another CodeWorks tour. This time around we've simplified the whole thing. The team is smaller. The format is simpler. And we're limiting the cities a bit more. We have four people doing 6 […]

ZendCon Uncon 2010 News

Update 23 Sept 2010: I'm glad to announce the 2010 ZendCon Uncon is on. This time around Michelangelo van Dam has the reins and I look forward to see what he creates. We're just under two months away from ZendCon 2010 but unfortunately, I'm not running the Unconference this time around. And to my knowledge […]

Day Camp 4 Developers

Normally in this space, I talk about the tech side of things. Whether it's events, concepts, books, startups, or whatever, I've always written on the harder tech skills. It's ironic since when I joined the Computer Science Advisory Board from my undergraduate school last year, our focus was on the soft skills. The point is […]

OpenCamp 2010 Recap

This past weekend, I had the opportunity to attend the first OpenCamp in Dallas, TX. While I've been to a few of the CMS-focused events – WordCamp Mid-Atlantic, WordCamp NYC, and DrupalConDC – this was my first time at one of the crossover events. In one event, we had some of the best and brightest […]

TEK·X is Complete

It's been a week since tekX completed and there are a number of other tekX writeups to read but I thought I'd share one last one from a different point of view. To add some context, I'm not the guy that signs the contracts, approves the expenses, schedules the sessions, arranges the speakers, or anything […]