In just two weeks, a flock of PHP developers will descend on Rosemont, IL for php|tek. In between the presentations watched, the Twitter handles followed, and the pints of Guinness consumed, there will be lots of ideas traded. Ideas are great. They can give you solutions, new perspectives, and new directions in your own projects, but they’re not enough.
We know from thousands of startups and projects.. Execution is everything.
On Thursday evening, we’re running the 2nd annual php|tek Hackathon. This year it’s sponsored by our friends at Tropo. The goal is to give you a chance to try out some of the ideas you’ve heard about and potentially help a project that you already use. This time around, we have leaders & community members from a number of projects available to help, direct, and generally
talk about show what they’re doing.
We have quite a few groups represented so far:
Gowalla PHP Library – a way to interact with the Austin-based location based service – represented by Michelangelo van Dam.
No, you don’t have to work on one of the projects represented.
We encourage project members and leaders to attend and direct and focus your efforts so you can accomplish something. Sometimes starting is the hardest step, so we’re all there to help. If you want to try out your own ideas, please drop me a note – keith @ blue parabola.com – and we’ll make sure everyone knows about it.
* I may be biased about web2project.. I’m the project lead. ;)