PHP UK Conference 2010
A fine day was had by all at PHP UK Conference 2010 at the Business Centre in Islington, London.
I was aiding the irrepressible Josette Garcia on the O’Reilly stand. We were in good company – Drupal, PHPWomen, Facebook Developer Garage London and PHPNW were on one side, TEKSystems, Logical Elements and Paypal on the other, with iBuildings, Pakt Publishing, data.gov.uk and main sponsors WebsiteSpark scattered at the other end of the hall from us.
There was a real buzz about the place, and we had a lot of interest around the stand. Popular titles included our two Android titles (Hello Android! and Android Application Development); JQuery Cookbook; all three 97 Things published so far (97 Things Every Programmer Should Know, 97 Things Every Software Architect Should Know and 97 Things Every Project Manager Should Know); the Beautiful series, particularly Beautiful Code; and the Pomodoro Technique Illustrated book from Pragmatic Programmers. I was pleased when a couple of copies of Open Government sold – it’s not even out yet!
There were also lots of enquiries about the O’Reilly User Group Programme, which is heartening. Among the many conversations we had, Lorna Mitchell told us about the 4th Dutch PHP Conference from June 10th to the 12th and Jeremy Coates let us know about the 3rd PHP North West lined up for Autumn.