PHPSW

PHP User Group, meets 2nd Wednesday of every month, in Bristol, UK, talking PHP and related technologies. We typically have a 2 or 3 speakers each month, and cover topics like debugging, frameworks, packages, scaling & testing. Anyone of any skill level is welcome to attend and speak, we usually have beer, pizza and a projector available.

Upcoming events

Testing & CI

Talks on testing and continuous integration.

Brightpearl have kindly offered to host the evening, providing food, beers and their office as the venue. Don't forget to check them out- and if you're looking, they are hiring.

Afterwards, we'll head to the pub, probably the Volunteer Tavern!

Talks

Brightpearl, New Bond House, Bond Street, Bristol BS2 9AG, Bristol

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24 attending

Past events

Building great APIs

A little early this month (first Wednesday), before he heads back across the pond, Phil Sturgeon will be giving us a run through of the API talk he's been touring recently, as seen at PHP South Africa!

I've been building APIs for a long time now and it is becoming ever more common for server-side developer thanks to the rise of front-end JavaScript frameworks, iPhone applications and generally API-centric architectures.

On one hand you're just grabbing stuff from a data source and shoving it out as JSON, but creating useful conventions from the start, surviving changes in business logic, handling database schema updates, and managing the shifting landscape of features creation and deprecated can be insanely tough.

This talk will outline some good the common pitfalls developers get trapped in when building APIs and give you some tools to make decisions about what you will do yourselves.

Generate interactive API documentation from a Guzzle service description. Shameless promotion of an open source project.

http://service-docs.adeslade.co.uk


If you're interested in speaking at PHPSW (especially this month!), do get in touch with us on Twitter or swing an email my way at steve at stevelacey.net. We're looking for anyone wanting to do presentations or even just lightening talks, particularly on the topics of testing & continuous integration (or anything really).


BaseKit have kindly sponsored the event again, providing their office as the venue, as well as beer and pizza! Don't forget to check them out- and if you're looking, they are hiring.

Afterwards we'll probably go to the pub, The Apple if it's sunny!

Talks

BaseKit Office (Bristol), 4th Floor, The Pithay, BS1 2ND , Bristol

31 attended 5/5 by 5 members

Monitoring & Statistics Night

Talks on monitoring and statistical tracking for big and little applications.

Brightpearl have kindly offered to sponsor, providing food, beers and their office as the venue. Don't forget to check them out- and if you're looking, they are hiring.

Afterwards we'll probably go to the pub, somewhere with a beer garden if it's warm!

Talks

Brightpearl, New Bond House, Bond Street, Bristol BS2 9AG, Bristol

34 attended 4.8/5 by 5 members

Database Night

Talks on databases!

BaseKit have kindly sponsored the event again, providing their office as the venue, as well as beer and pizza! Don't forget to check them out- and if you're looking, they are hiring.

Afterwards we'll probably go to the pub, The Apple if it's warm!

Talks

BaseKit Office (Bristol), 4th Floor, The Pithay, BS1 2ND , Bristol

38 attended 5/5 by 6 members

Composer, FPM & gigHUB Night

Join us for an evening of talks at BaseKit.

Doors will be open from 6:45, talks will start around 7.

BaseKit have kindly sponsored the event again, providing their office as the venue, as well as beer and pizza! Don't forget to check them out- and if you're looking, they are hiring.

Afterwards we'll probably go to the pub, Horts tends to be the theme.


If there's anything in particular you want to hear about at PHPSW, make sure to add it to our Tricider http://tricider.com/brainstorming/1QCB5

If you want to speak at PHPSW, drop Steve a line at steve at stevelacey.net

Talks

BaseKit Office (Bristol), 4th Floor, The Pithay, BS1 2ND , Bristol

27 attended 5/5 by 3 members

Scaling Night

Talks on scaling!

BaseKit have kindly offered to sponsor the event again, and have offered their office as the venue, as well as beer and pizza! Don't forget to check them out- and if you're looking, they are hiring.

Afterwards we'll probably go to the pub, somewhere on King Street tends to be the theme.

BaseKit Office (Bristol), 4th Floor, The Pithay, BS1 2ND , Bristol

38 attended 4.9/5 by 7 members

Migrating a ZF1 REST API to Silex + PHP-FIG & PSR

Last meetup of the year, okay, so we only had 1 other, but it's going to be a good one!

BaseKit have kindly offered to sponsor the event and provide their office as the venue, as well as beer and pizza! Don't forget to check them out- and if you're looking, they are hiring.

Doors open at 6.30pm. Talks will start after 7pm.

Talks

- How we migrated a ZF1 REST API to Silex - Ade
- PHP-FIG PSR WTF - Steve
- You? (get in touch)

Next year

We're hoping to get more than 2 talk nights together next year, as always we're keen to get new speakers onboard and welcome sponsorship in the form of beer, pizza and venue's - if you're hiring PHP developers, or just want to engage, it's a great opportunity to get involved with the community.

If you're interested in hearing about or speaking on any topics in particular, do get in touch or start a thread on the discussion board, Ade & I have some rough ideas surrounding topic nights we'd like to run - but we're always looking for speakers to get in the loop and what you want to hear about.

BaseKit Office (Bristol), 4th Floor, The Pithay, BS1 2ND , Bristol

20 attended 5/5 by 3 members

First meetup of the year

There will be a talk on software design, OO stuff, unit testing with PHP examples.

If anyone else would like to talk about something similar to the above or anything PHP, please contact me.

Room is booked from 6.30pm. Talk will not start until after 7pm.

Stag and Hounds, 74 Old Market Street, St Philips, BS2 0EJ, Bristol

14 attended 4.6/5 by 5 members

Christmas Booze-up

A chance to eat pizza, drink fine beer and be generally merry!

Talks on:

The Future of Humanity FuelPHP The Cleanest Code: or, Uncle Bob Driven Development (UBDD) Brightpearl have generously offered to sponsor this event, so it will be hosted in the Brightpearl offices (between Cabot Circus and Portland Square). There will be beer (free as in beer), pizza (also free as in beer) and assorted revelry.

Places may be limited so please RSVP.

Driving to this event is not to be recommended.

Brightpearl, New Bond House, Bond Street, Bristol BS2 9AG, Bristol

20 attended 5/5 by 6 members

Lightning Talks: Instant APIs, Victorious TDD, HipHop: Secret Sauce

Sorry for the late notice on this one - due to various excuses it's now next week (3rd Wednesday) instead of tomorrow.

These talks will be lightning-quick/pithy and open to feedback/excoriation:

Instant APIs

Rapid application development from lightweight PHP frameworks to provide a REST API with little effort.

Write Better Software with TDD

Test driven development. Write test, test fails, write code, test passes ... rinse and repeat.

HipHop: Facebook's Secret Sauce

Transform PHP into C++ and compile with g++. Execute this rather than PHP. On average Facebook reduced the CPU usage on their web servers by fifty percent.

As usual, Beer and Chilli are the order of the day!

The Golden Guinea, 19 Guinea Street, Bristol, BS1 6SX, Bristol

3 attended

Talks on Javascript (Unit|Backbone) Testing and Symfony2

Javascript Testing (Andrew Martin)

JS Unit Testing: The State of the Art Backbone Model/View Testing

Symfony2 (Dom Udall)

Symfony2: An Overview

To be preceded, followed and interrupted by beer, Mexico's finest chilli and vocal dissent.

The Golden Guinea, 19 Guinea Street, Bristol, BS1 6SX, Bristol

9 attended 5/5 by 2 members

PHP talks

The Golden Guinea, 19 Guinea Street, Bristol, BS1 6SX, Bristol

3 attended 4.3/5 by 3 members

Talk PHP

The Golden Guinea, 19 Guinea Street, Bristol, BS1 6SX, Bristol

3 attended 5/5 by 1 members

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still looking for lightning talks as well, 3 volunteers so far, anyone else got a smaller topic they’d like to share? :)

also, still looking for speakers, for July or after, particularly on testing or ci, get in touch! :)

@ang_hee fair enough :) was hoping to run a few ideas past you RE sponsoring in the future, can I drop you a line at your brightpearl email?

also, still looking for people to speak about testing/CI in July/August, if anyone wants to volunteer before we start searching/goading :)

we'll be heading to The Apple after the talks ~9:15, do head on down if you didn't make it off the wait list but fancy cider and chat!

@manavo it does, what logging/monitoring did you put in? As long as it wasn’t statsd you’re golden - everyone wants to speak about that ;)

if you can't make it after-all tonight, please update your RSVP so someone off of the waiting list can grab your seat, thanks!

currently thinking Monitoring & Stats in June, any volunteers to speak and/or topic suggestions?

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  • Kat ZienKat Zien

    AWESOME!

  • MartiMarti

    I find it nice to catch up with others from different companies and discuss PHP in general so for me it's a great social environment as well as gathering knowledge/networking

  • Francis RenaultFrancis Renault

    We had a wonderful time. Hope to see everyone next time!

  • Andrew MartinAndrew Martin

    Top chaps!

  • Mark WalesMark Wales

    Bristol's best PHP user group!

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