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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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OSCON Early Bird Deadline Approaching

The O’Reilly Open Source Convention (OSCON) early bird deadline is next Monday, June 20th.

This year’s crop of PHP speakers is the best yet: Rasmus and Andi, Derrick and Ilia, George and King Wez. Plus Andrei, Chris Shiflett, David Sklar, John Coggeshall, the list goes on. (And I will be speaking on Services_Ebay.)

Besides a wide selection of PHP speakers, OSCON has the advantage of of bringing in top notch speakers on Perl, Python, Ruby, Linux, XML, MySQL, Postgres, and even (sigh) Java. It’s great to learn about PHP, but I really value the opportunity to sit in on AJAX and Parrot and Ruby on Rails talks. This is the real value of OSCON over php|works or the International PHP Conference. (Both of which are great, don’t get me wrong, but they have a different focus.)

If you’re heading to Portland this August 1-5, (which I strongly suggest you do,) now is the time to register to save big bucks.

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