Michelangelo van Dam - UnCon Chairman
Michelangelo van Dam has been working with PHP since 2001 and has been caught by the fever ever since. Besides being a professional PHP web application developer and consultant for enterprises and large companies, he is also co-founder of the PHP user group PHPBenelux and a valued member of the international PHP community, elePHPant shepherd and a true PHP evangelist.
The PHP Community has always stressed the importance of getting involved and sharing knowledge and best practices. And at ZendCon you'll have a chance to step up and share your knowledge and skills with everyone at the conference by taking part in the ZendCon UnCon. UnCon sessions are run separately from the main tracks and provide an opportunity to share additional topics of interest. Whether you're an attendee, a conference speaker or a sponsor, you're welcome to step up and share with the community.
UnCon Session Types
- There are two types of UnCon sessions you can choose of: regular talks or lightning talks. Regular talks are sessions of approximately 50 minutes with 10 minutes for questions and answers.
- Lightning talks are short sessions of approximately 20 minutes without questions and answers.
UnCon speakers are welcome to present any topic of their choosing as long there's a link with PHP or related technologies. You can talk about PHP frameworks, projects you're involved with or best practices. UnCon sessions can be set up as a tutorial style session, a round table discussion or just a continuation of a conversation started from the main tracks. It's your show, so you may fill it as you please. The hotter the subject, the more people you will draw to your session.
There's no pre-registration. At ZendCon you'll find a white board with time slots near the UnCon rooms. Check out the time slot that are available and best match your own schedule and write your name and title of your session after that time slot. That's it. You're registered. It's that simple.
Each conference day will begin with a clean white board, so every day there's a new chance to register. Come early and claim your spot! If you want to speak at these UnCon sessions, you might want to prepare a couple of slides, print outs or an online app when you come to the conference.
Be sure to follow @ZendUnCon on twitter as it will announce the sessions, change of schedule, even live feedback from within the UnCon sessions! Step up to the UnCon - share your thoughts, ideas, knowledge and best practices and contribute to the PHP Community!