O'Reilly Open Source Convention - August 1-5, 2005 - Portland, Oregon
 Convention Coverage


Simple yet powerful, PHP is one of the leading open source development languages for creating dynamic web content. OSCON sessions focus on PHP 5, security, large-scale application development, and best practices. The best of the best are here, including Rasmus Lerdorf, Andi Gutmans, David Sklar, George Schlossnagle, Adam Trachtenberg, and Chris Shiflett.

Wednesday, August 3

Migrating from PHP 4 to PHP 5
John Coggeshall, Senior Technical Consultant, Zend Technologies
Location: E141
Time: 10:45am - 11:30am
Track: PHP

Accelerating PHP Applications
Ilia Alshanetsky
Location: E141
Time: 11:35am - 12:20pm
Track: PHP

PHP Security Briefing
Chris Shiflett, Principal, OmniTI Computer Consulting, Inc.
Location: E141
Time: 1:45pm - 2:30pm
Track: PHP

Using XSLT in PHP 5
Joyce Park, CTO, Renkoo.com
Location: E141
Time: 2:35pm - 3:20pm
Track: PHP

State of PHP
Rasmus Lerdorf, Yahoo!
Location: E141
Time: 4:30pm - 5:15pm
Track: PHP

Redefining Web Interfaces with PHP 5, Javascript, and JPSpan
David Uhlman, CEO, Uversa Inc.
Location: E141
Time: 5:20pm - 6:05pm
Track: PHP
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Thursday, August 4

PDO: PHP Data Objects
Wez Furlong, Lead Architect, OmniTI, Inc.
Location: E141
Time: 10:45am - 11:30am
Track: PHP

Building PHP Applications with Berkeley DBXM
George Schlossnagle, VP of Engineering, OmniTI Computer Consulting, Inc.
Location: E141
Time: 11:35am - 12:20pm
Track: PHP

Easy eBay Web Services with PHP 5 and Services_Ebay
Adam Trachtenberg, Senior Manager of Platform Evangelism, eBay
Location: E141
Time: 1:45pm - 2:30pm
Track: PHP

PHP Is Ready for Big Business
Andi Gutmans, Co-Founder and VP of Technology, Zend Technologies, Inc.
Location: E141
Time: 2:35pm - 3:20pm
Track: PHP

An Introduction to ext/mysqli: Using MySQL 5 with PHP 5
Zak Greant, Director, Free Software and Open Source, eZ systems
Location: E141
Time: 4:30pm - 5:15pm
Track: PHP

PHP and Unicode: A Love At Fifth Sight
Andrei Zmievski, Chief Architect, Outspark, Inc.
Location: E141
Time: 5:20pm - 6:05pm
Track: PHP

Friday, August 5

Building Liquid Web Applications with Remote Scripting
Terry Chay, Plaxo
Location: E142
Time: 10:45am - 11:30am
Track: PHP

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Platinum Sponsors

Novell, Inc.

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Black Duck Software
Covalent Technologies
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Intel Corporation
Mergere, Inc.
Yahoo! Inc.
Zend Technologies, Inc.

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Integration Developer News
Linux Journal
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Harman Multimedia


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