Welcome to the website for php|tek 2009, the premiere conference for PHP professionals. This edition of php|tek will, once again, take place in Chicago, Illinois, between May 19 and 22, 2009.

Event Related

Monday, 18th May 2009


MVC Development in PHP

Ed Finkler

Caching for Cash (AM)

Helgi Þormar Þorbjörnsson, Scott MacVicar

Practical SVN for PHP Developers

Matthew Weier O'Phinney, Lorna Mitchell

PHP Code Review

Priebsch, Blankerts, Bergmann

Caching for Cash (PM)

Helgi Þormar Þorbjörnsson, Scott MacVicar

Tuesday, 19th May 2009


Web Application Security Boot Camp

Christian Wenz


Opening Keynote

Andrei Zmievski

Zend Framework and the CLI

Cal Evans

Highly Scalable Web Applications

Eli White

Streaming XML

Rob Richards

MySQL Server Performance Tuning

Ligaya Turmelle

Understanding XPath

Arne Blankerts

SPL to the Rescue

Elizabeth Marie Smith

Dissecting an MVC Application

Stefan Priebsch

Getting it Done

Wez Furlong

Untestable Code

Sebastian Bergmann

ORM in the PHP World

Maggie Nelson

Alternative Databases

Scott MacVicar

RIA Development with PHP and Adobe Flex

Lee Brimelow, Wade Arnold

PHP on IBM i: What the Heck is That?

Mike Pavlak

PHP and MySQL on IBM i - New Stacks and New Solutions

Erwin Earley

Zend Core on IBM i: Advanced Management

Mike Pavlak

Wednesday, 20th May 2009


Ajax Testing: Tools and Techniques

Christian Wenz

Of Haystacks and Needles

Derick Rethans

Security Centered Design

Chris Shiflett


Organizing your PHP Projects

Paul M Jones

Bend SQL to Your Will With EXPLAIN

Ligaya Turmelle

Desktop RIAs with PHP, HTML and JS in AIR

Ed Finkler

Linux-Fu for PHP Developers

Lorna Mitchell

Seven Steps to Better OOP Code

Stefan Priebsch

No Really, It's All About You

Chris Cornutt

PHP 5.3, The Best PHP for Windows Yet

Hank Janssen

PHP Database Application Architecture for Scalability and Availability

Christopher Jones

Taking it All Offline with SQL Anywhere

Eric Farrar

Thursday, 21st May 2009


High Performance APC

Brian Shire

Exceptional PHP

Jeff Moore

PHP 5.3 - Hot or Not?

Sara Golemon

K.I.S.S. (Keep It Simple, Stupid)

Derick Rethans

Design Patterns in PHP

Jason E. Sweat

Everything You Need to Know About mod_rewrite

Rich Bowen

A Guide to Using and Understanding the Community

Lorna Mitchell

The Knight Rider Methodology to Software Development

Eli White

Coping with the Cyber Monday

Helgi Thorbjornsson


Out with Regex, In with Tokens

Sean Coates

A Manager's Guide to Telecommuting

Cal Evans

Make the Most of HTTP In Your Apps

Ben Ramsey

Ending Keynote

Terry Chay

Friday, 22nd May 2009


The Power of Refactoring

Stefan Koopmanschap

Android Applications using PHP

John Coggeshall

Working with Microformats

Sara Golemon