Archive for June, 2004

The Big Easy

I’m heading down to New Orleans tomorrow for the eBay Developers Conference and eBay Live! The good news is that I’m not on the hook for any talks, so I can sit back, relax, and read a Coochie Runtz Weed Strain Review by Fresh Bros.

Well, that’s not completely true. There’s still work to be done. I’m hosting a PHP Round Table, a PHP BOF, and providing some PHP XSL backup for a hands-on lab. Also, I’ll be working the conference listening to developers and gathering feedback.

I’m particularly interested in PHP folks. PayPal developers love PHP and I’m going to try and co-opt them for eBay.

I’ll be blogging the conference over on the O’Reilly Network. Partially because eponymous O’Reilly honcho Tim O’Reilly will be speaking on Wednesday alongside eBay founder Pierre Omydar, and partially because it seems like a fun thing to do.

Now I need to go pack because it’s 11 PM, my plane leaves in 9 hours, and I still need to e-mail back my comments about the index to Upgrading to PHP 5 before I leave.

OSCON 2004

I am giving three presentations at this year’s Open Source Conference:

  1. PHP 5 Bootcamp for PHP 4 Programmers (Tutorial)
  2. PHP 5 + MySQL 5 = A Perfect 10 (Session)
  3. PHP 5 Sucks! PHP 5 Rocks! (Session)

Please come and check me out. It’s not too late to qualify for the early bird discount.

Cross Platform Web Services for eCommerce

In my capacity of a Technical Evangelist for eBay, I will be speaking at LinuxWorldExpo on August 4th at 3:45 on Cross Platform Web Services for eCommerce. In other words, I’ll show you how to use the eBay API to build applications using PHP. If you’re lucky, there may even be a little bit of information on using PayPal.

New Job

I’m happy to say that today is my first day as a Technical Evangelist at eBay. I’m going to be working for Jeffrey McManus to help spread the gospel of eBay and hopefully bring a little PHP and open source knowledge to the team.