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.