CTO of Zend Technologies
Co-Creator of PHP
Zeev was a lead contributor to PHP since 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 5 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 Suraski co-founded Zend Technologies in 1999 together with Andi Gutmans. He led the company's research & development teams to create the foundations for the company's current key technologies. In addition he has served as Zend's CTO and helped forge Zend as one of the key Web solutions providers, secure four rounds of financing, and establish Zend's presence in the European market.
Suraski 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.
Why PHP Wins
PHP was an underdog when it was launched over a decade ago - with no centralized planning, no marketing and some would even argue technical disadvantages. Today, it is the strongest web development platform in the world and a center of attention not only for its huge userbase but for the entire software industry. How did it manage this transition and what lies ahead? Come hear about PHP- former scrappy underdog, now a web powerhouse!