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The Lone Star PHP Conference

Note: This article was originally published at Planet PHP on 19 April 8780.
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This morning I and fellow DallasPHP-er Jake Smith officially launched the website for the local PHP conference we've been working on for the past few months - the Lone Star PHP Conference (happening in Dallas, Tx on June 11th).

It's a one-day, two-track event that brings together some great speakers from around the Dallas area to talk on loads of different topics. Here's a few of them from the list:

  • Using PHP and MySQL to Build Applications with Windows Azure
  • Disregard Inputs, Acquire Zend_Form
  • Using Dependency Injection for Proper Unit Testing
  • Drupal
  • Unsung Heroes of PHP

Why another conference, you ask? Well, the PHP community here in Dallas is definitely strong and, if the attendance of our user group meetings is any indication, it's growing stronger all the time. We've been bouncing around the idea of having an event here for a while, it was just finally the right time to step up and organize it. There's a gap in the area covered by some of the major conferences with ZendCon out in California, and php|tek in Chicago. The CodeWorks conference has been here in town before, but they made the move down to Austin last year. It may not be the biggest conference out there (or the most well known) but we hope that it'll bring the quality content to the DFW masses they expect out of a great conference.

The response so far has been great so far and tickets have already started selling, so if you're planning on attending, be sure to grab your ticket - space is limited! The event costs $60 for the full day, including a lunch and an after-party event too. If you're out of town and wanting to come in, we have some special rates there at the hotel you can get for that Friday and Saturday night - just email us and ask to get the details.

Lone Star PHP Conference: http://lonestarphp.com