28,800 seconds until the cPanel Conference!

cPanel fans from around the world have either made their way to Houston or are in transit and preparing to attend Automation Bootcamp.    Exhibitors are currently setting up their tables and preparing for 3 days of education and fun.

In 28,800 seconds, the opening reception (21st floor/Westin Oaks)  will take place and the greatest minds in the hosting industry will have an enjoyable evening mingling with each other.

I thought I would take a few moments to highlight what I feel are going to be the highlights of conference.

The cPanel Conference is about content and education.   The hard working presenters from cPanel and various organizations will be presenting sessions that are focused on teaching you some neat things.   Check out the agenda for a full list of speakers:

Developers should be aware of the following sessions:
Secure Coding Practices
Speaker: Kenneth Power • Tuesday, Oct 5 • 1:10 – 2 p.m. • Consort 2

Modern cPanel
Speaker: Phil King • Tuesday, Oct 5 • 2:10 – 3 p.m. • Consort 2

Pluggable Auth Framework
Speaker: J.D. Lightsey • Wednesday, Oct 6 • 10:00 – 10:50 a.m. • Consort 1

cPanel APIs Cookbook
Guest Speaker: Dave Koston • Wednesday, Oct 6 • 1:10 – 1:40 p.m. • Consort 2

cPanel/WHM Application Development
Speaker: Matt Dees • Wednesday, Oct 6 • 2:50 – 3:40 p.m. • Consort 1
cPanel has spent the last 18 months improving the API, documenting the API, and working with application providers to utilize it.    For the first time ever, 3 new products are being introduced at the cPanel Conference as a result of these efforts.

APSPanel, 1H and MobPanel are three new exhibitors that have utilized our integration services and are launching exciting new products.

The Planet has brought their Server Challenge to Automation Bootcamp and we anticipate some fun times with this live event.

Special salute to our 5 star sponsors and OnApp stepped up very early to take on the top General Package sponsorship and will be in full force as both exhibitors and speaking engagements.

After a challenging day of networking, learning, and checking out the exhibitors, there are 2 major events to check out.    The Softlayer/cPanel Mystery event will take place Tuesday evening and the return of the Joystix Arcade events with take place on Wednesday.    The mystery event was put together by the Softlayer and cPanel marketing teams, so be sure to express a little love if you see them bouncing around.

If you are looking for some publicity we have invitied the web hosting paparazzi to cover the show.   Media Analysts from TheWhir, PingZine, TheHostingNews, WebHostingMagazine, and TopHosts will be onsite to catch the latest breaking news.

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