I never wrote about days 13 & 14 of CodeWorks, nor did I post the slides on October 7, like I promised to attendees of my talks. After CodeWorks, my website underwent weird spikes in traffic, causing it to be extremely slow. I thought the problem was DreamHost, so I moved everything to a slice at Slicehost. Long story short, my slice kept crashing, so I moved everything back to DreamHost after several weeks of intermittent uptime to let them deal with the problems. That’s what delayed my posting, and I apologize to those who have been looking for the slides.
To sum up CodeWorks New York, I would have to say that the energy and enthusiasm at the New York conference was, by far, the best of all seven cities. The turn out was great, and the hallway track was the best yet, with myriad discussions extending from the talks. I’m not sure what made the difference, but it was definitely the best stop.
Seven cities in fourteen days. CodeWorks was a whirlwind tour, and I was privileged to be a part of it. It was a pleasure to meet PHP developers in each city and to talk with those who lead user groups, are starting a group, or are thinking of starting one. And the talks were excellent, presented by some of the best and brightest in the PHP community. It was an awesome experience, and I’m glad we were able to take the conference to developers rather than expecting the developers to come to the conference. Though some cities had low attendance, the quality of each event was never lessened. If the conference continues next year, I think we’ll see more attendees in each city.
Yes, I would do it all again. So, I hope Marco sees fit to organize it next year, or at least, every other year.
I blogged every city we visited. If you’re interested, here are those posts:
- Days 1 & 2: San Francisco
- Days 3 & 4: Los Angeles
- Days 5 & 6: Dallas/Ft. Worth
- Days 7 & 8: Atlanta
- Days 9 & 10: Miami
- Days 11 & 12: Washington
- Days 13 & 14: New York (this post)
As promised, here are the slides for my presentations (finally):
I hope to see you next year!