Registration, Call for Submissions Opens for PHP 2012 Conference (ZendCon) 8th Annual conference will focus on Cloud-Based Technologies, Zend Framework 2, New Innovations in PHP, with Expanded Networking Opportunities

CUPERTINO, Calif., April 24, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Zend and S&S Media today announced that registration is open for ZendCon 2012, the 8th annual Zend PHP Conference and the world's largest gathering of the PHP community. This year's themes cover PHP in 2012, Zend Framework 2, and Development and The Cloud. As registration opens, Zend is issuing a Call for Papers for those interested in conducting tutorials or sessions at the conference, which attracts leading professional PHP developers, PHP experts and business managers. With a great speaker lineup, sponsors, cutting-edge technologies and discussions, and a brand new digital art and music showcase, ZendCon 2012 promises to be the most exciting ZendCon yet.

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"ZendCon 2012 is a tremendous opportunity for the PHP community to learn, share and take their applications to the next step," said Elaine Lennox, Chief Marketing Officer at Zend. "ZendCon is the key gathering place for peers, PHP luminaries, thought leaders and community members to offer deep and unique insights on PHP technologies. This year, we have more diverse offerings than ever, and we can't wait to welcome our lively community to the conference once again."

ZendCon 2012 Focus Areas
Held between October 22-25, 2012 at the Santa Clara Convention Center, the focus areas for ZendCon 2012 will be:

  • PHP in 2012: The latest PHP technologies and tools. Learn how to leverage the latest mobile, HTML 5, testing and PHP best practices.
  • Zend Framework 2: Hit the ground running. The latest information on building faster, more modular and more expandable applications.
  • Development & The Cloud: A love story. Learn about the latest developments in cloud-based services, infrastructure and best practices, and how they can benefit developers and organizations.

New Events at This Year's ZendCon
In addition to keynotes by IT thought leaders, technology previews, in-depth technical sessions and tutorials, ZendCon 2012 will feature an updated vendor exhibit hall and new opportunities to meet and mingle with the PHP community. Returning again this year will be UnConference sessions, which give attendees a chance to share their interest in PHP topics outside of the scheduled sessions. And for the first time ever, ZendCon will be showcasing a Zend Developer Talent Showcase featuring original digital artwork, music and video media created by the creative community of PHP developers. To learn more about how to submit your work for the Zend Developer Talent Showcase, please visit http://zendcon.com/creativity/.  For more information about ZendCon and to register, please visit http://www.zendcon.com

ZendCon 2012 Call for Papers
Zend invites professional developers, IT/development managers, system administrators, systems architects, business managers and all other interested parties to share their knowledge and expertise with the PHP community by electronically submitting proposals for either three-hour tutorials or 60-minute sessions. Submitting multiple talks is encouraged. General topic areas are as follows:

  • Application and Infrastructure best practices/case studies
  • Testing, Debugging, Profiling and QA
  • Framework-based development
  • Zend Framework 2
  • Cloud-based services and cloud-based development
  • Server and cloud-based infrastructure
  • RIA, mobile and browser
  • Databases, storage and data modeling
  • Security
  • Unsung Tools
  • Agile processes and project management
  • PHP on the IBM i

The Call for Papers closes on May 21, 2012. Please submit abstracts as soon as possible at www.zendcon.com/input.

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ZendCon 2012: Better Than Ever
"Last year's ZendCon 2011 was a smashing success, with participants and presenters from around the world collaborating and gaining deep knowledge of PHP solutions," said Andi Gutmans, CEO of Zend. "We had some of the world's biggest companies present on issues crucial to PHP today, as well as tomorrow's most important innovations. Most importantly, attendees were able to build and become part of of the tight-knit global PHP community, a benefit that pays dividends long after each ZendCon ends."

About ZendCon 2012
Now celebrating its 8th year of PHP community-building and growth, ZendCon 2012 will be held from Oct. 22-25 at the Santa Clara Convention Center. ZendCon 2012 provides four days of professional education, training and networking opportunities for the PHP community. The event targets professional developers, IT/development managers, systems architects, system administrators, business managers and others in the PHP community, offering 12 focus areas with over 80 sessions and tutorials. To learn more or to register, visit http://www.zendcon.com

About Zend Technologies
Zend provides the best way to deliver web apps in the cloud. Co-founded in 1999 by Andi Gutmans and Zeev Suraski, Zend helped establish the PHP language, which runs more than one-third of the world's Web sites. Today, Zend is the leading provider of software and services for developing, deploying and managing business-critical applications in PHP. Zend's award-winning PHP solutions including Zend Server and Zend Studio are used by more than 40,000 companies, including: NYSE Euronext, BNP Paribas, GE, Bell Helicopter, France Telecom and other leading brands worldwide. Learn more at www.zend.com.

About S&S Media
S&S Media Group is one of the most comprehensive media providers of services for the IT and web world. Through its conferences, print magazines, online platforms, books, and trainings, S&S Media makes connections to IT professionals and web and graphic designers from all industries. From developers and designers to architects, project managers, marketing professionals and CIOS, S&S Media provides a means to interact. The company publishes the monthly Web & PHP Magazine, available digitally in PDF and on iOS and Android platforms, and produces www.weddev360.com.  Among the best-known events of S&S Media are JAX!, BASTA!, Mobile TechCon, and webinale. The company has offices around the globe, including London, San Francisco, Frankfurt and Potsdam. Learn more at www.sandsmedia.com.

CONTACT: Sammy Totah or Lisa Wilson, both of Boca Communications for Zend Technologies, +1-415-378-7718, zend@bocacommunications.com (RC)

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