PHP Everywhere Conference

PHP Everywhere Conference

Yesterday, we, the people behind the scenes at this wondrous, God-inspired, awesomeness thing in the depths of the Internet called Auction.ph (that still left me an impression of doubting that people knew we even exist and that we could also try to change our tagline to “Just like Ebay” so that people wont need to ask what our site does) went to PHP Everywhere Conference held at Crown Regency Hotel in Makati. The conference was organized by the PHP User Group Philippines, Inc. and it was named the “The 1st PHP Developer’s Conference in the Philippines.”

Like the rest of the firsts, it was a busy day. Taking aside the fact that the schedules were 3 hours behind, it was kinda fun (playing PSP behind the scene) too. I learned quite a bit like CakePHP, Symfony and other CMS stuff, but in general, aside from learning a few good framework we could use (if I even have any ability of using them), I didn’t learn anything more than that. Although there was a point in it that I almost fell asleep ahem to the speaker with the midnight session voice, I still kept myself awake just like a good girl (Oh wait, I forgot that I was a male while there) does after drinking a few cups of brewed coffee. The coffee was great, by the way. Just like what I preferred it, black and strong. Going back to the topic, there were lots of popular online figure there too like Aileen Apolo of Google and dudes from other popular site like Tipid PC and Sulit.com.ph. I can’t remember their names nor I can remember their faces, so don’t bother asking. There were lots of raffle prizes too (in fact, the only thing that kept people awake). Too bad, I didn’t get one. sob sob Dexie got a licensed Zend Software for simply staying until the last moment, Cyril got a teddy bear (is that even a bear?) for pretending that he was actually listening and went so far as to join the “class recitation”, Drew got a Gunbound BlueDragon plushie, and even Gerry got an MU cap. (I want a Mobius cap too!! T_T) Oh, speaking of Mobius, kuya Bob was there too, as a speaker though. He was recommending this framework called Symphony. To me, it seems as if it’s just like Agavi. Only, Symphony seemed easier to use and manipulate.

Oh, and pictures will come later. I’ll have to snag them out of Dhon first since I don’t have a DigiCam because I am a poor (both money and intellectual-wise) person as it is already given.

The Pictures!

PHP Everywhere Conference Auction.ph at PHP Everywhere Conference

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Edited @ 20071204.0931

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19 Comments

  1. LOL. xD You know what? I like eBay’s web design better than Auction, though I shop more often sa Auction.
    eBay’s design isn’t as spiffy as Auction’s pero their site loads faster. And that’s a ++. Not everyone has broadband, you know. I’m in a network, split speed, so ayun…medyo matagal talaga.

  2. It must be fun there.. I’ve never been to such a conference before. I’ll be waiting for the pictures, Euri! XD Oh, should I change your link to this? โ“

  3. Najo,
    You know what, you’re so freaking honest and it makes me love you more. Please e-mail that to helpdesk@auction.ph for a more dramatic not to mention, comedic reaction.

    Llyngee,
    Yes please and thanks.

    kingdaddyrich,
    It’s not an online game conference it’s a PHP conference. The place is over flowing with programmers. So cool. :love: Yun nga lang, I never really listened attentively. I’ll die of boredom if I do. X-P

  4. Maganda yan.. btw.. bakit palaging kino-compare ang Aunction sa Ebay? Nakikita ko nga na medyo pareho ang parang function nila pero meron namang uniqueness isa’t-isa. Minsan wala sa Ebay nasa Aunction.. minsan wala sa Auction nasa Ebay.. but honestly.. sa Ebay me kasi meron na akong account dun @.@ dami nang account me @.@ sumasakit na ulo ko @.@;;

  5. I have yet to work on my PHP coding skills since I’m an upstart when it comes to those. I can imagine myself bleeding my nose with all of the talking there, but I think it will be worth of my time.

    Will be looking forward to the pic! ๐Ÿ˜›

  6. Chette,
    Because they’re basically the same. Yes, they may differ in features, etc. but generally, the concept are the same. But the big black spot there is that Ebay is already widely known (since it’s international and all), and we are not. Frankly, the only thing in our site that would have an advantage over Ebay is the Escrow System.

    joyfulchicken,
    Yup! Very very interesting!

    Dan,
    I don’t think you need to hone your “PHP skills”, as long as your logic is good, it’s good to go. Syntax and everything after that follows. At least, in my opinion.

  7. Chette,
    Because they’re basically the same. Yes, they may differ in features, etc. but generally, the concept are the same. But the big black spot there is that Ebay is already widely known (since it’s international and all), and we are not. Frankly, the only thing in our site that would have an advantage over Ebay is the Escrow System.

    Hi Euri.. hmmm doesn’t ebay offer escrow system? i thought they do …

  8. Nelson,
    Yeah. The only male-turned-female. ๐Ÿ˜†

    Ems,
    Hey, how are you? hugs Anyway, as far as I know, as for now, no. Ebay makes use of Paypal and credit cards as payment. We, on the other hand, makes use of local ATMs, G-cash (soon) and Smart Money (soon?).

  9. I already sent an email to Auction.ph’s help desk. xD

    Haha. Me saw pictures already. You’re so small, you look so kawaii!!! <3<3<3

  10. nyahahah wala akong kilala although i have a feeling that you’re the only girl in the group (above pic)… anyway, wala ako alam sa php hahhaha… sarap din ng mga ganyang conference. I remember Graphika Manila… very interesting. ๐Ÿ˜‰ Bumibisita lang po Ms. Euri… Sugoi ne? ^_^

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