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Adam Trachtenberg is the Director of the LinkedIn Developer Network, where he oversees developer relations and marketing for the LinkedIn Platform. Before LinkedIn, Adam worked at eBay in platform product management and marketing. Even earlier, he co-founded Student.Com and TVGrid.com. Adam is the author of PHP Cookbook and Upgrading to PHP 5. He lives in San Francisco.

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PHP in Canada: PHP West and PHP Quebec

For some reason, we can’t seem to get any PHP-only conferences here in the US. Fortunately, our hockey-playing, maple syrup-drinking, funny-speaking brothers to the north, have stepped up to fill the gap.

Following on the success of 2004, there are two excellent looking PHP conferences coming up in 2005: PHP West and PHP Quebec.

PHP West is a one day mini-conference in beautiful Vancouver, BC. Much to my disappointment, I missed out on last year’s, but there’s another one coming up on January 14th. Best of all, it’s focused on Web services.

Right now, I’m thinking these guys really need to hear something on building e-commerce applications using eBay. Stephen’s doing such a good job with Services_Ebay, that I don’t think it’s fair to let the Europeans keep it to themselves. We need to have a North American talk to share in the goodness.

Unfortunately, PHP West is right at the end of MacWorld, so I need to check my schedule to see if I can make it. Stay tuned for more details.

The other conference, PHP Quebec, is in Montreal on March 31st and April 1st. I attended last year — speaking on Web services — and had a blast. Everyone was really nice and there were many other great speakers, including Rasmus.

I encourage everyone who can to drop by and join in on the fun. You might not be able to make both, but whether you’re an east coast or west coast guy, there’s something for you.

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