I submitted a couple talks for [PHP Community Conference](http://phpcon.org/) last month, of which one was accepted.
Unfortunately, it was the one I hadn’t prepared at all. The title was “living without your linemen” and was supposed to be about cloud services. A bit later, they asked if I could make it the closing keynote for the conference. This allowed me to write it from scratch and actually finish the talk (which I did about 30 minutes before I had to present it).
I’m told that they’ll eventually have a video archive of the talk at [OpenEvent.tv](http://openevent.tv/), but in the meantime, I audio-recorded it and synced it to the slides on slideshare. (Apologies for the sound quality being poor, I recorded it from my Mac Book Air).
In any case, for obvious reasons if you watch the talk, when I give this talk again at OSCON this year, I’m going to be gutting 30% of it and replacing it with different content. (Hopefully by then I’ll have more to talk about with respect to cloud services!)
Speaking at PHP Community Conference was a lot of fun, as was visiting Nashville.
It’s nice to be giving conference talks again after a two year hiatus. If you are a Ruby on Rails developer (or a Gentoo user), [I hope I didn’t hurt your fees too much](http://joind.in/talk/view/3351 “If not, rate this talk on Joined.in :-D”). 😀 As always, I wish I was better prepared and could have enjoyed it better. I’ll be watching all your talks when they’re on OpenEvent.tv. 🙂