Busy week at the Zend Conference

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The Zend conference this week has been lots of fun. Here’s a rundown of some of my personal highlights from the Zend Conference.

  • Finally meeting my buddy Aaron Wormus in person.
  • Finally meeting my buddy Jon Bauer in person.
  • Meeting Ilia Alshanetsky, Sara Golemon, Christian Wenz, Shahar Evron, Sebastian Bergman, Chris Anderson, Matthew Weir O’Phinney, Eli White, Chris Jones, Paul Reinheimmer, and Wolfgang Drews.
  • Hanging out with my other PHP friends.
  • Having my work with the Google Data APIs shown off at the opening keynote.
  • Seeing Dave Berlind show off my good friend Andrew Bidochko’s MapBuilder service in his mashup keynote.
  • Running into Nilesh Dosooye among thousands of crazy Halloweeners.
  • Taking and passing the new version of the Zend Certification Exam. I’m a Zend Certified Engineer!
  • It also turns out I’m the deuce of spades.

P.S. If you attend a conference session, glean the speaker’s knowledge, and then decide you need to steal that speaker’s personal property, it officially makes you a “punk ass.” May the fleas from a thousand herd of buffalo infest your armpits.

About John Herren

John Herren is a developer and technical consultant with focus on web applications. He currently serves as Director of Development for Primetime US, the company behind the hit movie and book The Secet. John was formerly staff writer and developer community evangelist for Zend Technologies. Along with founding neat experiments like TagCloud.com, John is an active member in the mashup community, working with API providers and speaking at conferences. He is a published author of Linux certification study material. John enjoys using open source software like PHP and Ruby on Rails to bend the web into exciting new chimeras of hyperlinked goodness. View all posts by John Herren

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