TEK·X is a great conference event for professional PHP developers. It takes place in Chicago between May 18 and 21 and hosts tutorials and sessions from some of the best speakers in the PHP market.

Schedule

Tuesday 18th May 2010

09:00 Bad Guy For a Day - A Websecurity hands-on tutorial
Workshop by Arne Blankerts
Rated 5
14
Converting Your MySQL App to NoSQL with MongoDB?
Workshop by Kristina Chodorow
13:00 Building a Zend Framework application
Workshop by Rob Allen
PHP Best Practices
Workshop by Matthew Weier O'Phinney, Lorna Jane Mitchell
JavaScript for PHP Developers
Workshop by Ed Finkler
Rated 4
3
PHP Code Review
Workshop by Sebastian Bergmann, Arne Blankerts

Wednesday 19th May 2010

09:00 The Lost Art of Simplicity
Talk by Josh Holmes
10:15 Apache Cookbook
Talk by Rich Bowen
Rated 5
14
Anti-spam and anti-gaming
Talk by Eli White
Working with Zend_Form
Talk by Rob Allen
11:30 Graphs, Edges & Nodes: Untangling the Social Web
Talk by Joël Perras
Advanced Date/Time handling with PHP
Talk by Derick Rethans
13:30
Rated 5
6
Large Scale Systems
Talk by David Strauss
Subversion in a Distributed World
Talk by Lorna Mitchell
Rated 5
3
Flex + Flickr = Fleckr?
Talk by Keith Casey
14:45
Rated 5
4
PHP: Looking to the future
Talk by Scott MacVicar
Rated 5
10
Getting Git
Talk by Travis Swicegood
16:00
Rated 4
5
Best and Worst Practices Building Rich Internet Applications (RIAs)
Talk by Josh Holmes
Rated 5
13
Code & Release Management
Talk by Eli White
SQL Injection Myths and Fallacies
Talk by Bill Karwin
17:15
Rated 5
6
Continuous Inspection and Integration of PHP Projects
Talk by Sebastian Bergmann
Desktop Apps with PHP and Titanium
Talk by Ben Ramsey
Domain NoSQL: Next Generation Play-Doh
Talk by Matthew Weier O'Phinney

Thursday 20th May 2010

09:00
Rated 4
8
10 Developer Trends in 2010
Keynote by Matthew Schmidt
10:15 Introduction to Testing with Selenium
Talk by Arne Blankerts
XDebug
Talk by Derick Rethans
A Web Application Framework for People who Hate Frameworks - Lithium
Talk by Nate Abele, Joël Perras
11:30 New SPL Features in PHP 5.3
Talk by Matthew Turland
Agile in a waterfall world
Talk by Jason E. Sweat
Rated 5
5
MongoDB for Mobile Applications
Talk by Kristina Chodorow
13:30
Rated 4
2
Put Down the Superglobals! Secure PHP Development with Inspekt
Talk by Ed Finkler
Streams, Sockets and Filters - Oh My!
Talk by Elizabeth Marie Smith
Rated 4
3
Measuring Your Code
Talk by Nate Abele
14:45 Models for Hierarchical Data with SQL and PHP
Talk by Bill Karwin
The Art of Message Queues
Talk by Mike Willbanks
Tips & Tricks to get the most of PHP with IIS, and the Windows Azure Cloud
Talk by Sumit Chawla, Kanwaljeet Singla
16:00
Rated 5
3
Building Real-Time Applications with XMPP
Talk by Travis Swicegood
MySQL 5.5 and Scalability
Talk by Ligaya Turmelle
Rated 4
6
HiPHoP for PHP
Talk by Scott MacVicar

Friday 21st May 2010

09:00 PHP Inside
Talk by Derick Rethans
Caching with Memcached and APC
Talk by Ben Ramsey
Lean Mean PHP Machine
Talk by Jason Austin
10:15 Design Patterns
Talk by Jason E. Sweat
Rated 5
16
Open Source Your Career
Talk by Lorna Mitchell
Rated 4
5
Data Visualization: Turning Numbers into Stories
Talk by Ryan Stewart
11:30 Replication with MySQL
Talk by Ligaya Turmelle
Cross Platform PHP
Talk by Elizabeth Marie Smith
Rated 5
5
Community Roundtable
Talk by Keith Casey, Michelangelo var Dam, Lorna Jane Mitchell, Rafael Dohms, Ben Ramsey