MidwestPHP Conference launching in Minnesota

Midwest PHPThe MidwestPHP Conference is descending upon us March 2-3 at the University of Minnesota Continuing Education Center. It’s not only a first for Minnesota, but also for the broader regional developer community.

“Everyone thinks about the bigger geographies when it comes to technology, but we really have a robust PHP community here in Minnesota. After talking about it for a few years we decided this is the time and place for it,” exclaims co-organizer Mike Stowe, a software engineer at CaringBridge by day.

Approximately 40 sessions are scheduled and segmented into relevancy tracks.  Topics range from PHP basics for newbies to advanced PHP concepts, frameworks, databases, third party tools and components, and web development.

“Whether you’ve been in PHP for years, or you’re just getting started out of college, we’ll have valuable content that speaks to all levels of experience and interest,”  he notes.  An international cast of speakers with roots in well known companies like Facebook, Oracle, PayPal, etc.,  are on board to share their wisdom with the participants. Stowe says that registrations are streaming in from across the US, with a concentration of those coming from the across the entire Midwest, naturally.

San Francisco-based dotCloud will brave the chills for a keynote on “Deploying PHP on PaaS,” alongside Joel Clermont’s meta “Learning how to Learn.”

Registration ($199) is open, and MinneWebCon attendees are eligible for a discount.