Monthly Archives: September 2009

ZendCon ’09

Last year I had the privilege of attending ZendCon ’08 and next month I’ll be traveling again to Silicon Valley for ZendCon ’09, “the larget event of the PHP community.” At last year’s conference I met a bunch of amazing people from the PHP community, saw several really good talks, and was one of the [...]

PHP Users Group Social

Tonight (9/24) the Burlington, VT PHP Users Group will be hosting its first “social” event. We’ll be having a casual get-together at Madera’s in place of the typical meeting format. We’ve also extended an open invitation for non-PHP people to come and join us. The Vermont Code Camp earlier this month was a great opportunity [...]

No Invisible Metadata

Yesterday I tweeted (link expanded): Google officially ignoring keywords meta tags is a nice validation of @microformats “no invisible metadata” principle: http://tantek.com/log/2005/06.html#d03t2359 The link is to a 2005 post on Tantek Çelik’s blog where he expands on the microformats principle that “visible data is much better for humans than invisible metadata.” Google’s announcement the other [...]

Vermont Technology User Groups

One of the great things to come out of this past Saturday’s Vermont Code Camp was the opportunity for people from various local technology user groups to connect with one another. People from the Vermont.NET User Group were there (the .NET group spearheaded organizing the event) and I also saw some friends from the Burlington, [...]

Vermont Code Camp Heroes

By all accounts, the first ever Vermont Code Camp was a big success! There were 85 attendees, 19 sessions, and a whole track of non-.NET topics (not that there’s anything wrong with .NET!). A HUGE thank you to Rob Hale, Julie Lerman and everyone else who organized, volunteered and presented. Also, a big thank you [...]

Resource-Oriented Web Services

Below are the slides from my presentation on Resource-Oriented Web Services at the September 12th, 2009 Vermont Code Camp: Resource-Oriented Web Services View more documents from Bradley Holt.

Vermont Code Camp

This Saturday (Sept 12) from 9am-6pm will be the first ever Vermont Code Camp and it will be here in Burlington, Vermont at Kalkin Hall on the University of Vermont campus. While code camps are typically .NET focused, this one will cover a broad range of topics including .NET, PHP, Ruby and Python (full list [...]