Zend’s Webcasts and the future

Zend is going to be having a webcast on it’s PHP5 certification on august 4th. Now as far as I know this is only their second webcast (first one was on web services), but I am sure (hoping) there will be more to come in the future.

Now the first webcast has been recorded and you can veiw it here if you missed it for whatever reason. I live on the opposite side of the world and it is usually ~2:00 when these things go on so I tend to miss them. Having a recording of it is very nice for me since that means I don’t have to wake up in the middle of the night (or just stay up), try to activate the brain, watch and absorb, then decompress and go to bed for 2 – 3 more hours before getting up to go to work.

So where am I going with this? If Zend is going to have webcasts and (hopefully) record them, they need a single repository for the recordings so fools like me can easily find them later. Currently there isn’t even a Webcast tag on the zend developer blog so you have to do a bit of digging (though not much – thankfully – right now) in the blog to find it. Am I jumping the gun and potentially making much more out of this then what currently dictates – yep. But I can see where this potentially can go and who can take advantage of it. I love and am regularly checking MySQL’s list of on-demand webinars for something new or relevant to what I am working on.

So Zend – will you start early orgainizing any recorded webcasts you may have so we can easily find them when we need to? I personally would love to see this webcast – but I have to admit the 2AM wake up is a royal pain. Maybe you can record it for me. Then you can use it and the recording of the Web services webcast to start the foundation of a great library of PHP webcasts for people to watch and learn from later.

Comments (2)

John HerrenAugust 3rd, 2006 at 2:52 am

That’s a good idea. I’ll make sure the webcasts are tagged accordingly. Thanks for the input 🙂

StephAugust 30th, 2006 at 4:03 pm

Heh, no way was that Zend’s first webcast! I have one on my hard drive dated April 2005!

http://www.zend.com/webcasts/archive.php (note: why isn’t this the index page?)

That said, I think you’ll find these ‘early days’ recordings were the progeny of the marketing department rather than developer-oriented…