Zend Welcomes Keynote Speakers from Amazon, eBay, RightScale and 10gen/MongoDB at the ZendCon 2011 PHP Conference

Andi Gutmans, Jeff Barr, Hugh Williams, Michael Crandell and Dwight Merriman to Keynote Event Sponsored by Adobe, IBM and RightScale

Aug 30, 2011, 10:00 ET from Zend Technologies

CUPERTINO, Calif., Aug. 30, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Zend Technologies and S&S Media today announced a noteworthy line-up of keynote speakers and sponsors for ZendCon 2011, the seventh annual Zend/PHP Conference & Exposition and the year's most important event for the PHP developer community. The conference opening keynote will be given by Andi Gutmans, CEO and co-founder of Zend, who will be joined onstage by Michael Crandell, CEO and co-founder of RightScale. Other keynote speakers include Jeff Barr, Senior Web Services Evangelist at Amazon Web Services; Hugh Williams, VP, Experience, Search, and Platforms at eBay; and Dwight Merriman, CEO and co-founder of 10gen, a MongoDB company. Other speakers include Tony Cairns, Senior Programmer at IBM; Matthew O'Phinney, Project Lead for Zend Framework; and Michelangelo Van Dam, President of PHPBenelux. Also at this year's event, a panel of cloud experts from Amazon, IBM and other organizations will explore the challenges of developing applications and systems for the cloud.

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ZendCon 2011 welcomes platinum sponsor IBM, gold sponsor Adobe, silver sponsor RightScale, and bronze sponsors 10gen/MongoDB, JetBrains and OSSCube. ZendCon 2011 will serve as the gathering place for developers, representing a worldwide community of close to 5 million people who use tools and applications based on PHP. This year's event will be held October 17th through 20th at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, California.

ZendCon 2011 Conference Themes

  • Cloud Computing – Focuses on building applications, not infrastructure, and learning about the latest developments in PHP Cloud infrastructure, management and application services.
  • Mobile and User Experience – Goes beyond the browser to help attendees learn how to build engaging mobile apps with the latest PHP technologies and tools.
  • Enterprise and Professional PHP - Explores PHP best practices, new technologies and practical tips with industry experts to help attendees master their craft.

ZendCon 2011 will include an exhibitor's pavilion, and opportunities to connect one-on-one with PHP ecosystem experts. In addition, UnConference sessions provide informal opportunities for increased participation beyond the formal speaker program, allowing attendees to sign up and invite others to tutorials, roundtable discussions, continued discussion of session talks, and more.

Early Registration Rewards

Those who register before September 10th will be eligible for early bird pricing and will receive the first in a series of limited edition collectible elePHPant pins. Back by popular demand, 'boot camp' style sessions will be held to help registered attendees prep and test for PHP 5.3 or Zend Framework Certifications while at the conference. These sessions, which are normally fee-based, are offered free at ZendCon on a first-come, first-served basis and limited seats fill up quickly.  Visit www.zendcon.com for more information about these and other special discounts and group passes.


The Zend PHP Conference includes a variety of vendor exhibits. For more information, contact S&S Media.

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About ZendCon

The annual Zend PHP Conference is the best way to connect with the experts who are shaping next-generation PHP technologies and the visionary IT leaders who are using these technologies for competitive business advantage. Industry keynotes, technical sessions, tutorials and networking opportunities focus on PHP community innovations and best practices at work in some of the world's most dynamic and productive apps across web, mobile and cloud. Learn more at www.zendcon.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. 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.

About Zend Technologies

Zend is a partner to business for the rapid delivery of modern apps across mobile and cloud. We are the leading provider of software and services for developing, deploying and managing business-critical applications in PHP, which runs more than one-third of the world's Web sites. Zend solutions, including Zend Server and Zend Studio, are deployed at more than 40,000 companies worldwide, providing a comprehensive solution for the entire application lifecycle. Learn more at www.zend.com.

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Media Contacts:

Robin Shepherd
For Zend Technologies
408.778.7880 (o)

Mark Hazell
S&S Media Group
+44 (0) 20 7401 4845

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