Zeev Suraski, CTO and Co-Founder of Zend, is set to close PHPCon East's program with a keynote address on PHP5, Zend Engine 2 and the Future of PHP. Suraski's work in PHP has led to many rewrites and redesigns including the creation of the Zend Engine which powers PHP 4.0 and the design of other crucial PHP 4.0 components such as a server subtraction layer and multithreading support.

PHPCon East is three days of intensive learning through hands-on tutorials and three technical session tracks on Enterprise PHP, Applications Development and XML/Web Services. Suraski joins other PHP notables on the conference program including PHP inventor Rasmus Lerdorf, MySQL's Zak Greant, Apache.org's Jim Winstead and authors Luke Welling and Laura Thompson. Other highlights include:

- Author Christian Wenz's discussion PHP & Web Services - A Competitor to ASP.NET?
- Community Connect's Dan Cowgill on Understanding and Deploying the Alternative PHP Cache (APC)
- OmniTi's George Schlossnagle's presentations on High Performance PHP and Unit Testing
- Author/Consultant Sterling Hughes delves into the details of PHP and XML programming

Take advantage of Early Bird discounts on tutorial and conference registration fees. Register by March 31st for the best rates. Students receive a 50 % discount with a current ID and class schedule. University faculty and staff and employees of non-profit organizations are eligible for 20% off registration rates. Log on to http://www.php-con.com/return.php?i=gu2 for full program and registration details.

PHPCon Attendees Save on Hotel and Travel!

PHPCon attendees are eligible for reduced room rates at the Park Central New York and 10% discounts off fares with American Airlines and Amtrack. Log onto PHPCon East's web site and click on the Hotel & Travel section for reservation numbers and authorization codes.

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PHPCon East 2003
April 23-25, 2003
Park Central New York Hotel
New York, New York
Register online at: http://www.php-con.com/return.php?i=gu2

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