I have a number of PHP related speaking gigs coming up:
I think I submitted a slightly different abstract for each conference, but the main core of all the presentations is the same: a case study of Dude, Where’s My Used Car, my eBay Motors / Google Maps mashup.
In particular, I show how I’m using the PHP 5 SOAP extension alongside magical methods and other PHP 5 goodness to provide a simple interface into eBay Web services. If you’ve never played with either ext/soap, the new OOP features, or SPL, then my goal is to introduce you to all the cool things they enable — things you cannot do in PHP 4.
If I get a chance to rewrite the front end AJAX code using a nice library, such as Dojo or YUI, I’ll show how I bind the data between the client and the server. Right now, the that particular code is handrolled, and totally sucks, so I won’t be showing that off. :)
If you’re going to ApacheCon, I am looking to roadtrip to Lockhart, TX for a little bit of BBQ. Let me know if you’re interesting in coming along, of if you can suggest someplace else to go instead.
All three conferences have posted their schedules and all three look great! With one of the east coast, one in the middle of the US, and one on the west coast, there’s bound to be a show close to you. Sign up, come on by, and say hello!