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Wellington - August 27th-29th - 2014

Victoria University

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The PayPal Developer program is the face of technology innovation at PayPal. Using open source foundations in their technology stacks, PayPal is constructing new breeds of payment platforms, API standards, and identity systems to support the next generation of disruptive technology.

With a focus on developer centric API design practices, and integrated mobile experiences, PayPal Developer is empowering deeply integrated commerce initiatives, providing companies with the tools they need to create rich monetization experience within web, mobile, or wherever their creations might be.



SilverStripe CMS is an open source web content management system used by government organisations, businesses and non-profit organisations around the world. The CMS is an easy to customise power tool for professional web developers and easy to use for web content authors. With over 550,000 downloads and more than 5,500 active members in the online community the CMS is widely known and supported.

The CMS is written in PHP and can be used within a Linux, Windows or Apple environment. SilverStripe was the first Open Source CMS to be certified by Microsoft, in May 2010.

Tim Copeland, Sam Minnée and Sigurd Magnusson founded SilverStripe Ltd in 2000 in Wellington, New Zealand. In 2006 SilverStripe decided to release the CMS under the open source BSD license. The decision to do so was based on the idea that open source simply produces better software through the support and input of the community.

Code, content and design are separated from each other within the CMS, which makes teamwork more productive. Along with the CMS, clients can also use the site monitoring tool Dawn, which was developed by SilverStripe Ltd, in order to monitor site performance. This is especially important for companies in which website downtime would result in major revenue loss.

SilverStripe Ltd offers highly customised web solutions based on the SilverStripe CMS and framework, with customers including local clients like Air New Zealand, AA, Metlink and a number of regional, district and city councils. SilverStripe has also gained traction overseas and was the platform of choice to run the US Democratic National Convention website that supported Barack Obama’s 2008 presidential campaign.

Today, SilverStripe has about 40 staff in its Wellington, Auckland and Melbourne offices, as well as partners throughout the world.

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GitHub is the best way to build software together. Whether it’s your company’s app, your favorite open source library, or a weekend side project, GitHub helps everyone work together better by providing tools for easier collaboration and code sharing. Catch up on what happened while you were out or ask for help on a tricky chunk of code. Manage and contribute to projects from all your devices. The best part is you can keep using all of your favorite tools. Start collaborating on code today—open source project hosting is free!

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Rackspace Hosting (NYSE: RAX) is the open cloud company, delivering open technologies and powering more than 197,000 customers worldwide. Rackspace provides its renowned Fanatical Support® across a broad portfolio of IT products,
including Public Cloud, Private Cloud, Hybrid Hosting and Dedicated Hosting.

The company offers choice, flexibility and freedom from vendor lock-in. Rackspace has been recognized by Bloomberg BusinessWeek as a Top 100 Performing Technology Company and is featured on Fortune’s list of 100 Best Companies to Work For Rackspace was positioned in the Leaders Quadrant by Gartner Inc. in the “2011 Magic Quadrant for Managed Hosting.” Rackspace is headquartered in San Antonio, Texas, USA with offices and data centers around the world.

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TechAnalyze is a startup company that helps you assess the technical knowledge of the candidates for your job openings. Instead of long and expensive technical interviews, TechAnalyze automatically assess your candidates online on the skills you need.

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ServerGrove is a hosting company headquartered in Coral Gables focusing on providing hosting and support for applications built using PHP. The VPS servers come preconfigured and ready to run applications and sites built using PHP and PHP frameworks such as Symfony and Laravel. Their custom control panel makes managing a VPS as easy as managing a shared hosting account and preconfigured caching makes your WordPress site run FAST.

ServerGrove is very active in the PHP developer community, and eagerly supports open source initiatives, conferences, education, and user groups with die-hard loyal clients from over 80 countries, infrastructure in Europe and North America and a loyal following from the PHP community ServerGrove continues to focus on core values for a good hosting platform: ease of use, quality of service, providing knowledgeable support, and steadfast support for open source.

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CTO For Hire

Almost all businesses rely on technology to operate today, and yet most also operate in non-technical industries. Whether you publish industry news, sell car parts online, or brew kombucha commercially, the best use of your time is to concentrate on your core business proposition.

CTO For Hire works with companies like yours to create or augment your technical operations processes and strategies. We ensure your business makes the best use of technology available to enhance your marketing, supply, support and customer service operations, and more, allowing you to concentrate on your core business again.

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OpenShift is an open source Platform as a Service by Red Hat that allows you to develop, host, and scale your apps in the cloud.

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Sponsorship Opportunities

New Zealand PHP Conference 2014 will be two days of conference with awesome sessions along with one additional day of PHP training and lots of opportunities to meet and greet with developers from all New Zealand.

Being the first PHP Conference in New Zealand, it is expected to be attended by top talent in the PHP & surrounding communities, companies and project representatives from all around New Zealand and Australia and will be an opportunity to meet awesome PHP developers and network with them. Whether you are looking to recruit, promote your product or just give back to the community, you need to be at New Zealand PHP Conference 2014.-

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