On the php|architect blog today there's a new post from Jordi Roura looking at two of the upcoming European PHP conferences happening this year.
If you wanted to take PHP's pulse, take its temperature and measure the pressure in its veins one great place to look would be the calendar of PHP-related events around the world. And if you did that, it would seem that PHP is entering its spring!
He talks about the International PHP Conference - happening in the middle of October in Berlin - and the PHPBarcelona conference happening during the end of October in, well, Barcelona. Both currently have their call for papers open for a bit longer, so if you want to present at either, get those submissions in!