PHP Conference UK – 10th Feb 2006
Organisation is thanks to Marcus and members of the PHP London User Group. The price (**cough** unlike most conferences **cough**) is something you can actually afford – 50.00 GBP [~ $90] if you register early – which you’ll need to as there’s only so much space at the venue.
Here’s an inside track – so far I’ve been stressing Marcus by failing to deliver a talk summary on time (sorry Marcus). Part of the delay has been fatherhood for the second time (it’s a boy). The other part of the problem is I’m still in two minds about which talk to give and need some help deciding.
The talk I was thinking of doing would have a title something like “Parsing with PHP”; some basic theory, difference parsing strategies that have worked in PHP and reference to stuff like the Dokuwiki parser. Have a problem though: as a subject it may be “worthy” but it’s teetering between interesting at best and dull at worst. At least that’s how I see it.
The other talk, which Marcus tells me there’s a demand for (at least amongst PHP London members) would be something about AJAX and whatever happened with JPSpan. Now while that’s an altogether hotter subject, there’s a very good chance anything I say about it will be tending towards “AJAX sux”, which is not very Web 2.0 / hyper-enthusiast is it? Of course it could get pretty entertaining, depending on your point of view…
So – which one? Need to decide quick as Marcus needs a summary from me quickly.