Sep 2, 2010 · 7:00 PM
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NEW - Topic changes!! Instead of what we had planned, we now have:
Social Multiauthentication with Zend by Michael Krotscheck (cf. his recent email-list request for Social Auth. war stories - including his very clear blog-article on Zend and Auth!) From Michael... Face it: These days, if you force someone to fill out a registration form, chances are you've already lost them. Third-party "social" authentication has become so ubiquitous and convenient that it has become an expected feature, and PHP is sadly behind the curve as frameworks like Rails and Django have grown in popularity. And yet, while it is not difficult, it is also not exactly easy, and hot-swapping which authentication mechanism can get tricky. This presentation will focus on implementing a "Sign in with" feature using the Zend Authentication Framework. We will cover Sign in and Registration with Facebook Graph, Twitter OpenAuth, LinkedIn OpenAuth, Google OpenId, Native Authentication, how to resolve remote ID conflicts, a partridge, a pear tree, and the kitchen sink. Yes, this presentation will likely go long, so bring a pillow (or a drink... or two).
Michael Krotscheck is not important in spite of himself. Originally a graduate from the Fine Arts, he fell backwards into a career as a software engineer simply because it was a convenient way to get paid to satisfy his natural curiosity. 10 Years later, he has learned a few things and is rapidly getting bumped up into management, but is fighting this trend for as long as possible because telling people what to do looks terribly boring. In his free time he presents on technical topics, cuts a rug, and manages to balance work, outdoor sports, and video games with some amount of success. Also, he would greatly appreciate your vote on his SxSW Panel presentation titled "
Toolkit Showdown: The Holy Grail of Web Development", because tickets are expensive, and he wants to figure out why developers always get into spats about "My Language is Better Than Your Language".