JULY 10th, 2008:
PHP 6 brings fully functional and mature Unicode (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Unicode) support to the Web world. This talk will cover all the layers of the PHP (bread)/Unicode (butter)/i18n (jam) sandwich. Come and find out how to work with locales, use collation to compare and sort strings, and format numbers, currencies, and dates for any country in the world. Bring your appetite because the toasty goodness is waiting.
Andrei Zmievski (http://gravitonic.com/) is Chief Architect at Outspark Inc (http://www.outspark.com/), where he is working on a technology platform for publishing casual, free-to-play MMORPGs. In the past he had worked on internal tools at Yahoo! Inc., specializing in i18n and infrastructure software, such as PHP and Apache. He is also a core PHP developer (http://www.php.net/credits.php), leader of the PHP-GTK project (http://gtk.php.net/), and a co-author of "PHP Developer's Cookbook (http://www.amazon.com/PHP-Developers-Cookbook-Sterling-Hughes/dp/0672319241)" and Smarty (http://www.smarty.net/) templating system. His current focus is the native Unicode support in PHP. In his free time he studies languages and linguistics, goes sailing, and travels to other countries.