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Andi Gutmans, Rod Johnson, Dries Buytaert and Matt Merchant to Keynote at ZendCon 2010 PHP Technology Conference

Adobe, IBM, Rightscale, VMware, Microsoft and Disney Among Sponsors of this Year’s Premier PHP Event

CUPERTINO, CA. – October 13, 2010 – Zend Technologies, the PHP Company, today announced a distinguished line-up of keynote speakers and sponsors for ZendCon 2010, the sixth annual Zend/PHP Conference & Exposition and the year’s most important event for the PHP developer community. The conference program offers keynote presentations by Andi Gutmans, Co-founder and CEO of Zend; Rod Johnson, SVP of the VMware application platform division and founder of the Spring Framework; Dries Buytaert, Co-founder and CTO of Acquia; and Matthew Merchant, CTO of Corporate Information Systems at General Electric. Zend co-founder and CTO Zeev Suraski will also be speaking at ZendCon 2010, joined by Matthew O’Phinney, Project Lead for Zend Framework; Alison Butterill, WW Application Development Offerings Manager for IBM‘s Power Systems Software Team; and Ryan Stewart, Platform Evangelist for Adobe Systems.

ZendCon 2010 sponsors include platinum sponsors IBM, VMware and Adobe, gold sponsor Walt Disney Parks & Resorts Online, and bronze sponsors Rightscale, Microsoft and JetBrains. ZendCon 2010 will serve as the gathering place for developers, representing a worldwide community of more than 4 million people who use tools and applications based on PHP. This year’s event features a new executive track. ZendCon 2010 will be held November 1st through 4th, 2010 at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, California.

 “PHP continues to grow and exceed expectations as a versatile, portable application platform that is ideally suited to the Web, cloud computing and mobility,” said Eldad Maniv, SVP of Products and Marketing at Zend. “The PHP community, along with Zend and its partners, will utilize ZendCon 2010 to present technology advances in the PHP ecosystem and their practical applications and benefits for the PHP community.”

Conference session topics include PHP industrialization, Amazon Cloud Services and Zend Framework, leveraging PHP in IBM i environments, PHP in mobile applications, and building RIAs with PHP and Adobe Flex.  Half-day tutorial topics include cloud computing and SimpleCloud API, the Drupal programming environment, application modelling best practices, JavaScript for PHP developers, and Web security. ZendCon 2010 offers a new PHP 5.3 Certification Bootcamp and exam, free of charge.  Attendees can also visit exhibitor booths for product demos, and take advantage of networking events.

Registration
ZendCon 2010 offers pre-conference registration savings and special discounts for Zend Certified Engineers, full-time students and groups. Learn more or register at http://zendcon.com/registration/.

ZendCon Program at a Glance
Conference sessions and tutorials focus on architecture and design, PHP development, lifecycle best practices, database integration, server optimization, and more. For an overview of all conference sessions, visit http://zendcon.com/allsessions. For all tutorials, visit http://zendcon.com/tutorials.

About Zend Technologies
Zend Technologies, Inc., the PHP Company, is the leading provider of products and services for developing, deploying and managing business-critical PHP applications. PHP runs 35 percent of the world’s Web sites and has quickly become the most popular language for building dynamic Web applications. Deployed at more than 30,000 companies worldwide, the Zend family of products delivers a comprehensive solution for supporting the entire lifecycle of PHP applications. Zend is headquartered in Cupertino, California.