Event Info

Fri 9 - Sat 10 Oct, 2009 from 8:00am - 11:15am
Manchester Conference Centre
Sackville Street, Weston Building
Manchester, M1 3BB, UK (Map)
Cost: £65+VAT + booking fee


Friday 9th October

Evening – Speakers Dinner and Pre-conference Social.

For any of you that are around the night before, there is a social venue booked for folks to meet up and start networking. This is in ‘The Salmon Rooms’ at the Lass O’Gowrie on Charles Street, Manchester – which is only a few hundred yards from the conference centre. They have free WiFi and will take food orders up until 8pm. See their site for map and directions.

Saturday 10th October

Time Track 1 Track 2
09:00 Registration
10:00 Welcome
Keynote: The Uncertainty Principle
Kevlin Henney
11:00 Break (refreshments)
11:15 Passing The Joel Test in the PHP world Lorna Mitchell SPL, not a bridge too far Michelangelo van Dam
12:15 Tools and Talent Rowan Merewood The beauty and the beast – API documentation with phpDocumentor Bastian Feder
13:15 Lunch (provided)
14:00 Getting a website out of the door Rob Allen Optimizing Your Frontend Performance Thomas Weinert
15:00 Making your life easier: Xdebug Derick Rethans Speeding up the snail and making Drupal scale Marcus Deglos
16:00 Break (refreshments)
16:15 Building an Anti-CMS (and how it’s changed our web team) Michael Nolan Introduction to Yii Steve Richardson
16:45 Getting Involved with the PHP Project Scott MacVicar Integrating Zend Framework and symfony Stefan Koopmanschap
17:45 Closing Session
18:30 Party (including food, Sun sponsored bar)

Sunday 11th October

For those who are still around, we’ll have some informal content on Sunday morning – this will take place at the excellent MOSI (Museum of Science and Industry) in Manchester, where there are conference facilities. We have use of the Cardwell Auditorium from 9am til 1pm, which accommodates around 100 people.

Time Session
09:00 Introduction
09:15 Tokens and Lexemes Ben Scholzen
10:00 Everything you wanted to know about UTF-8 Juliette Reinders Folmer
10:45 Intro to OOP with PHP Rick Ogden
11:15 Coffee break!
11:30 PHP 5.3 – Hot or Not? Sara Golemon
12:15 jQuery Michael Heap

refreshments will be provided mid-morning.



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