Tomorrow I will be leaving for PHP|Tek, which will be the first PHP conference I’ve ever attended.

Over the last 3 years I have gone from being a Perl programmer, and maintaining multiple packages on CPAN, to being a PHP programmer in my day job, and involved in a PHP Open Source project in my spare time, and now I’m speaking at a PHP conference. This is quite a shift, although the biggest thing that I’ve found during that shift is that the two languages have a lot more in common than they have different – an observation which is received with cries of HERESY from both camps.

If you’re going to be in Chicago this week, give me a call.