PHP Throwdown (and Zend Con)

I’m at the Zend/PHP Conference and Expo right now sitting in Robert Richards’s Advanced XML and Web Services tutorial. I’ll be attending Marcus’s and Sara’s Extending PHP tutorial later today. Had a great day yesterday, in which Andrei drove us to wine tastings at two different wineries: Ridge and Picchetti.

I wanted to take a moment to mention a 24-hour coding marathon announced by Elizabeth Naramore: PHP Throwdown. The competition sounds exciting, and I’m hoping to get a group together from Atlanta PHP to participate. It’s still in the planning stages, so you need to keep your eyes on it for announcements and more information. For now, here are the details:

What: 24-hour coding competition to see who can code the best PHP app
When: January 27, 2007
Who: You! You may enter individually or as a team, so if you think you’ve got what it takes then read more.