Plans for the second annual PHP North West conference (Manchester, 10th October) are coming along rather nicely, so I thought I'd share an update and some headline news. First of all - tickets cost 50 GBP + VAT. This is about 57 euros or 81 dollars. I don't know where else you can buy conference attendance for that kind of money, we even have concessionary prices for students, OAPs, anyone else who can persuade us they deserve it. So - buy your tickets and come join in the fun!
Since I last posted here we also published the schedule. We were overwhelmed by the quality of the call for papers and there are some cracking sessions, excellent speakers, and lots of overlap between the two! Already grumbling can be heard about good sessions which clash with one another ... which is rather a wonderful problem to have :)
Finally, this year PHPNW is expanding and has added an informal schedule on the Sunday morning since we know lots of people will be staying over. This will run from 9 til 1 and we've put out a call to ask what people would like to see on the schedule. So far a few regulars have already made themselves heard and we're looking forward to seeing the outcome of crowd-sourcing a schedule in this way! The Sunday event is at Museum of Science and Industry, which a fun place to go for geeks and, like the morning event, is free entry!
Hoping to see lots of you there at the conference this year - last year's event was brilliant with an excellent atmosphere, and this year looks to be better again. I can't wait :)