Allow me to introduce myself; my name is Lorna Mitchell and I’m your new Editor-in-Chief here at techPortal. This site was grown from an ambition by Ibuildings to allow great content, mostly from Ibuildings developers, to be collected into one place and shared with the wider community. Over time this has grown to include the content from the sessions at DPC (Dutch PHP Conference) in 2009, as well as some shorter technical posts.

This portal was created and managed by Cal Evans and at Ibuildings we will always thank him for doing such a wonderful job in getting this venture set up and pointed in the right direction. As he moves on to new challenges, I will be stepping up to continue this initiative and see it grow further. Cal is a tough act to follow but I am delighted to have the opportunity to try.

If you have any comments about the site or would like to contact me, I can be reached at and I’m always pleased to received feedback. Before I sign off, I’d like to say a big thanks to all our readers – I hope you continue to enjoy techPortal!