Zend Celebrates “The Year of PHP” at Expanded ZendCon, the Largest Global Gathering of the PHP Community

Eleventh Annual Premier Global PHP Conference Coming to Las Vegas in October

Cupertino, Calif. – June 16, 2015 – Zend, the PHP Company, announced today that registration is open for ZendCon 2015, the world’s premier PHP Conference.  The 11th annual ZendCon will be held at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, October 19-22, 2015. ZendCon 2015 will celebrate PHP innovation, shining a spotlight on new developments inspired by PHP 7, Zend Framework 3, Drupal 8, Magento 2 and more. The conference, which includes an expanded agenda and additional technical tracks, brings together industry thought leaders, recognized PHP experts, enterprise decision-makers, developers and IT managers for four days of professional development.  

ZendCon is the largest global gathering of the PHP community, providing opportunities to network, gain knowledge and improve development techniques. This year’s conference, which attracted a record 700-plus call for paper submissions, features extensive tracks on PHP 7, design, architecture, DevOps and more. PHP is used pervasively to develop and deliver today’s modern web and mobile applications. PHP powers over 50 percent of the web, with Netcraft measuring usage at more than 240 million web applications and websites. Surveys have shown that PHP developers are among the most advanced in adopting API-centric architectures, with more than 90 percent already working on mobile applications and 79 percent leveraging open web standards-based architectures.

"ZendCon 2015 marks the most exciting year ever in PHP history," said Andi Gutmans, Zend CEO & Co-founder. "Our conference will focus on groundbreaking innovations prompted by the highly anticipated PHP 7 and major releases from leading frameworks and PHP-based application platforms. The expanded conference tracks deliver high-value technical content related to PHP 7, architecture and design, PHP best practices as well as the leading PHP communities and application frameworks including Magento, Zend Framework, Laravel, Symfony, Drupal, Joomla, and WordPress."

The Ultimate Resource for Acquiring and Sharing PHP Best Practices

During the highly acclaimed ZendCon conference, participants will discuss PHP best practices and explore the latest technology developments. ZendCon will feature renowned speakers, authoritative keynotes, in-depth technical sessions, pre-conference tutorials, exhibit hall activities and more. The comprehensive agenda will encompass four focus areas:

  • Professional PHP Development - Best practices for enterprise application development, delivery and management
  • PHP Architecture and Design - Techniques and best practices building robust web, API- centric and mobile apps with rich dynamic back-ends in PHP
  • PHP leading application frameworks - Zend Framework, Laravel, Symfony and more
  • Major PHP applications - WordPress, Magento, Drupal, Joomla and more

“This year’s ZendCon will deliver an expanded array of international speakers, a wide selection of sessions and unique technical content in multiple tracks,” said Zend’s VP of Global Services, Ido Benmoshe. “The ZendCon agenda provides a great opportunity to learn, expand your skills and connect with the PHP community and larger ecosystem. Conference keynotes and tracks as well as ‘unconference’ sessions create optimal opportunities for networking and knowledge sharing."

The ZendCon 2015 website is now live at: www.zendcon.com. Early registration special pricing is available until August 24, 2015. 

About ZendCon

ZendCon, now in its 11th year, is the world’s premier PHP conference. The conference, produced and brought to you by Zend, is recognized as the ultimate resource for learning and sharing PHP best practices. ZendCon offers one-stop access to PHP thought leaders, developers and luminaries, all celebrating more than a decade of global community-building powered by PHP. PHP, which fuels more than 240 million applications and websites, is at the heart of forward-looking web and mobile workloads as well as application innovation and disruption. Learn more at www.zendcon.com.

About Zend Technologies

Zend, the PHP company, was founded by the co-authors of PHP and continues as a dominant entity behind PHP, with open source contributions such as Zend Framework, Apigility and most recently, PHPNG, the engine of PHP 7. Zend is also the leading provider of commercial PHP solutions and support for development leaders, DevOps and developers. Our customers use Zend Server with Z-Ray, Zend Studio and Zend Guard to improve application performance and quality, speed up their release cycles and mitigate risk. We let you focus on innovation rather than using cycles to manage the stack and troubleshoot issues. Join Zend’s leading customers such as BNP Paribas, Best Buy, GE, Prada and other leading brands worldwide. Visit us at www.zend.com.

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