All good things must come to and end, and unfortunately, so must Zendcon.
Today was the last day at zendcon, and the conference came to a close around lunch time. I attended

  1. Building Desktop RIAs with PHP, HTML and Javascript in AIR by Edward Finkler
  2. End-to-end web testing with Selenium by Stefan Priebsch
  3. I need more servers! what do I do? (Scaling a php application) by Maurice Kherlakian

The talk on AIR was interesting, probably not of huge help for work, but it is something I am getting more interested in, so figured it would not hurt to learn more about it. Learning more about Selenium was great too, especially since this is another one of the technologies that I’m keen to try out at work, integrated with PHPUnit and and possibly PHPUnderControl.
The closing keynote, was by the American Cancer Society, talking about their latest project, Sharing Hope, an online social media site (built using the Zend Framework) where cancer survivors can post their stories of hope and inspiration.
Once the conference was over, I walked to the Intel Museum, which was pretty cool and an ideal way to say good bye to Santa Clara. Tomorrow, its back to San Francisco for a day and a bit before I get on my flight back to Sydney!