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Mid conference wrap up

Note: This article was originally published at Planet PHP on 25 May 2011.
Planet PHP

In a nicer section of the RAI conference center than in previous years I've attended, the Dutch PHP conference last week was as professionally organized as ever by ibuildings. The weather was kind too, having cleared up from a previous blustery days I'd spent south of Amsterdam with my parents.

My talk had a big audience, which stayed the course. Unfortunately my abstract was condensed down in the small printed name-tag/program-guide, which contributed to some polarized reviews. Some really liked the Oracle-PHP overview section, while others were not expecting it.

In a few minutes I'm heading off to Chicago for php|tek. My talk is based on the presentation I gave at DPC but I'll cut down the "state of the Oracle-PHP nation" section down by a couple of slides (taking it to about 8 minutes worth). I'll also rejig which advanced Oracle techniques are covered in the main part of the talk. My code snippets and screen captures didn't satisfy DPC audience's thirst for knowledge so I'm adding back (some) live demos - hey, why not live dangerously!?

Since I'm at the conference for the full three session days, there'll be plenty of time for you to pin me down with your questions. And if you have MySQL questions, Ligaya Turmelle is the person to talk to. Her tutorial is in session as I write. She's also talking about schema normalization on Wednesday afternoon.

At php|tek make sure you come along to the Uncon after hours on Wednesday and find all the latest and hot topics. Oracle is sponsoring it this year.