I am excited to announce that next week – Thursday September 24th at 7pm – we will have a great event with great speakers (some of the top developers in the PHP community). Since the CodeWorks tour is nearby in Los Angeles, this is a great opportunity to get great speakers to come to Fullerton.
Some cool books will be raffled: Essential PHP Security (O’Reilly) – Securing PHP Web Applications (Addison Wesley) – Professional PHP 5 (Wrox) – Dojo (Addison Wesley)
I have personally met Cal Evans 2 years ago at a PHP conference in Amsterdam (RAI) where he was one of the speakers. He’ll probably not remember me 🙂 but he’s an awesome speaker. I haven’t seen the others speak, but from what I heard and read, they’re good! This will be one awesome night of PHP, just one week from now!
Ben Ramsey is a Software Architect at Schematic, where he is a leader in the Open Source Platforms Group, designing and developing software and setting and enforcing best practices. Ben is a leader in the PHP community–the founder of the Atlanta PHP user group, the founder of the PHP Groups user group network, a founding member of PHPCommunity.org, and a speaker at industry conferences worldwide. He has written forphp|architect, International PHP Magazine, and Zend Developer Zone and has contributed to several books, including php|architect’s Zend PHP 5 Certification Study Guide (php|architect) and PHP 5 Unleashed (Sams).
For the past 8 years Cal has worked with PHP and MySQL on Linux OSX, and when necessary, Windows. He has built a variety of projects ranging in size from simple web pages to multi-million dollar web applications. When not banging his head on his monitor, attempting a blood sacrifice to get a particular piece of code working, he enjoys building and managing development teams using his widely imitated but never patented management style of “management by wandering around.”
Cal is currently based in Utrecht, Netherlands. He is a professional member of the PHP community and attends more conferences in a year than most people get to go to in a lifetime. He fills his spare time as the Director of the PCE for Ibuildings. Cal is responsible for coordinating the awesome Dutch PHP Conference in Amsterdam. In Cal’s past life, he was the Editor in Chief of Zend’s DevZone, host of the podcast PHP Abstract and responsible for coordinating ZendCon. Cal is the author of php|architect’s Guide to Programming with Zend Framework.
Jason Mauer is a Senior Developer Evangelist with Microsoft based in Portland, Oregon. He has over fifteen years of application development experience on a variety of platforms. His job is to make developers happy, which he strives to accomplish by providing training, participating in community events, and talking with customers about emerging technologies. Jason can be found online at jasonmauer.com and as @jasonmauer on Twitter.
A BIG THANKS, to William Estrada, for organising the speakers and the OC-PHP meetup in general.