Last week I went to (and gave a tutorial at) the PHP North West conference, in Manchester.
As always, the organisers did a fantastic job. PHPNW know how to put on a great conference, so huge thanks for all the time and effort they put in.
Ideas, thoughts, and interesting things
This is really a bit of a disjointed brain-dump of a list, because I haven't had time to really read up on these things yet.