SOURCE: Zend Technologies

September 14, 2015 11:00 ET

Zend Welcomes IBM Bluemix and Intel as Premium Sponsors of Expanded ZendCon Global PHP Conference

Eleventh Annual Premier Global PHP Conference to Mark "Year of PHP," Featuring Dozens of Sessions, Tutorials and Keynotes

CUPERTINO, CA--(Marketwired - September 14, 2015) - The 11th annual ZendCon will be held at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, October 19-22, 2015, and will feature thought-provoking keynotes, 100+ breakout sessions, 16 tutorials and multiple networking events, including a special mentalist performance by world-renowned showman Lior Suchard. Among its growing list of sponsors and exhibitors, Zend welcomes IBM Bluemix as a Platinum sponsor, Intel Corporation as a Gold sponsor, and IBM Power Systems as a Gold sponsor.

ZendCon 2015, the largest global gathering of the PHP community, will offer tutorials and technical sessions focused on PHP best practices, PHP design and architecture, PHP 7, Zend Framework, Laravel, Symfony, Drupal, WordPress, Joomla!, Magento and more. The talks will be presented by distinguished speakers and domain experts.

Attendees will experience innovative and visionary keynotes from Jeff Barr, chief evangelist at Amazon Web Services, Moh Haghighat, senior principal engineer at Intel, and Zend's co-founders and PHP co-authors, Andi Gutmans and Zeev Suraski.

PHP is widely used to develop and deliver today's modern web and mobile applications. PHP powers more than half of the web, with Netcraft measuring usage at more than 240 million applications and websites. Surveys have shown that PHP developers are among the most advanced in adopting API-centric architectural models.

As a Platinum sponsor, Bluemix is IBM's Platform as a Service (PaaS) offering based on Cloud Foundry, an industry standard for PaaS. With Bluemix, PHP developers can increase their efficiency and speed by using the cloud solution and application services including database, single sign on, and message queuing. Intel Corporation and IBM Power Systems will join ZendCon 2015 as Gold sponsors. Intel, a world leader in computing innovation, is one of the key contributors to the optimization of the PHP 7 runtime engine, which provides major performance enhancements to real world, high performance PHP applications. IBM Power Systems offers reliability, availability and scalability for PHP applications on both IBM i and Linux on Power.

Learning and Sharing PHP Best Practices at ZendCon

During ZendCon, participants will discuss the latest PHP-related developments and best practices. Attendees can listen to and interact with renowned speakers, authoritative keynotes, in-depth technical sessions, pre-conference tutorials, exhibit hall activities and more. The comprehensive agenda, with more than 100 technical sessions, includes:

  • Components, PSR-7, and Middleware: Zend Framework 3 by Matthew Weier O'Phinney
  • Best Practices for WordPress Plugin Development by Juliette Reinders Folmer
  • Head First into Laravel by Taylor Otwell
  • Drupal 8: Crash Course by Larry Garfield
  • PHP 7 by Zeev Suraski
  • Behind the Scenes of the Joomla! Project by Tessa Mero
  • Scaling Magento - Reaching Peak Performance by Mathew Beane
  • Apigility-Powered APIs on IBM i by Chuk Shirley
  • ZF2 Done Properly by Gary Hockin
  • Symfony, the Official Best Practices! by Hugo Hamon

The full ZendCon 2015 agenda is now available at:
Don't miss the opportunity to take advantage of the innovations in PHP!

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

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

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