535 Hornby Street
Vancouver, British Columbia

PHP is an open-source, cross-platform, easy-to-learn, and extendable programming language that allows web developers to create dynamic content that interacts with databases. In recent years, PHP has edged out Microsoft's proprietary ASP as a popular server-scripting technology. Homepages, database front-ends on the web, command line shell scripts where you want extra functionality, and even basic GUI development can all be implemented with PHP.

Come join the Canada West Coast Chapter of the Society for Technical Communication and learn about the important role PHP plays in web technology and how technical communicators can benefit from learning this language.

About Our Speaker

Web developer, Peter Gordon is a board member of the Vancouver PHP Users Association, which holds monthly meetings on topics of interest to the web development community. He has been developing PHP sites for over 5 years.

Location and Time

MacMillan Bloedel Room, 535 Hornby Street, Vancouver
6:30 pm: Networking and Refreshments
7:00 pm: Presentation

Please register in advance to help us determine our catering costs:

Added by cwcstc on February 21, 2006



I am wondering if this will be a seminar on learning the basics of PHP or if it just an introduction to the language and what it can do.

If anyone could respond to this I would appreciate it!


Apologies for the delayed response. The seminar will provide an overview of PHP - probably enough to get a new user up-to-speed on how to approach programming with PHP:

*Intro to PHP
*What you can do with PHP
*What communications professionals (technical communicators) can do with PHP
*How communications professionals can contribute to PHP and open source projects