UK PHP Conference: The Highlights

I’ve been away for a couple of days at the UK PHP Conference in London. Due to the unique way that train ticket prices work here, it was wildly cheaper to travel a day either side of the day we actually wanted to be in London for which allowed us to take in some sights and socialise with some other PHP-ers.

I’ll post more about the conference itself but for now I’d like to leave you with the highlights.

  • Hearing Rasmus Lerdorf speak … he was interesting and entertaining and managed to out-geek everyone there all in one go.
  • Getting to say hi to Rasmus later on (I was probably quite star-struck but never mind! I do own a few of his books so I’m allowed to idolise slightly)
  • Getting to say hi to Cal Evans, editor of Dev Zone and all-round good guy. He helped in its infancy. In addition Cal is now my hero as he gave me a pack of the PHP Playing Cards I have coveted for so long! He just had a few sets in his hand after his talk and gave them to bystanders, talk about the right place at the right time.
  • Meeting a friend in real life for the first time :)

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