Zeev Suraski, co-founder of Zend is TEC 2010 Keynote!

If you are a fan or user of PHP, TEC2010 is one conference you won’t want to miss. Not only are we featuring an entire track of PHP topics, but we have the co-author of PHP, Zend Suraski, as confirmed keynote.  In fact,  he is the  “Ze” in Zend  and the current CTO. Zeev will also be conducting labs, including details hands-on, show-and-tell of the latest Zend  products. Zeev is the third keynote speaker for TEC 2010, along with Larry Augustin, CEO of SugarCRM and Ian Jarman, IBM’s Power Systems leader.


Zeev Suraski has been a lead contributor to PHP starting in 1997, when he and Andi Gutmans developed the foundation for PHP 3. That new version was a turning point for the language, which today powers over 20 million websites including Facebook and Yahoo! and enjoys a following of over 4 million developers. Zeev spearheaded the PHP 4 project, the version that tipped PHP to become the most popular Web development platform in the world, and later contributed to the PHP 5 project.

Zeev co-founded Zend Technologies in 1999 together with Andi Gutmans. He has led the company’s research & development teams to create the foundations for the company’s key technologies. In addition he serves as Zend’s CTO and helped forge Zend as one of the key Web solutions providers, secured four rounds of financing, and established Zend’s presence in the European market.

Zeev serves on the board of Zend Technologies and is a member of the PHP Group and the Apache Software Foundation. Suraski holds a bachelor’s degree in computer science from the Technion, Israel Institute of Technology.


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