Upcoming Conferences - php[tek] and php[cruise]

php[tek] 2016 St. Louis — May 23-27, 2016

Wanted to go to a PHP Conference but always frustrated that they're just outside easy driving distance of Memphis? Me too!

The fine folks at php[architect] have solved this problem for us. The annual php[tek] conference has been moved to St. Louis, MO! With St. Louis being a mere ~4 hour drive away this is an easy drive to an amazing conference.

If you have never been to a PHP conference php[tek] is a great one to be your first. Our own Jeremy Kendall started this user group after attending php[tek]. My own first PHP conference was php[tek] 2014 and it was a blast. They have an amazing schedule (I admit I'm biased - I'm a speaker) and they're doing a special 2 day "PHP Essentials" training session for those new to PHP. I'll be giving my Laravel training session and a regular talk during the conference.

To make the offer even better they have offered me a special price for anyone coming from the Memphis area. You have to contact me and I'll put you in touch!

php[tek] 2016

php[cruise] Out of Baltimore, MD - July 17-24, 2016

After you've made your plans to join me at php[tek] in May, go ahead and make you reservations to join me on a boat! This special event won't happen again anytime soon and our good friend Cal Evans will be giving a one time only talk on the cruise. Bring the family or friends along, there will be days in ports and days at sea.


MemphisPHP November and December 2015 Meet Ups

This Tuesday (November 24th) is our November Meetup. This month I will be doing Static HTML Sites with Sculpin! Live WordPress to Sculpin demo.

RSVP here: http://www.meetup.com/memphis-technology-user-groups/events/226271573

I will have a Teal PHP 7 Elephpant to give away (you must RSVP and be present to win) I will also have PHP 7 stickers to give out.

If you want to show up early we'll be doing our usual Happy hour event at heritagememphis.com 6150 Poplar Ave Suite 122 Regalia Center Memphis, TN 38119 From ~5pm-6pm

December Meetup Like last year, will not have a December meet up. Instead join us for the #memtech Holiday party Friday, December 11, 2015 7:00 PM. You can RSVP here: http://www.meetup.com/memphis-technology-user-groups/events/226910260/

MemphisPHP February Meetup w/ Juliette Reinders Folmer

This month we will have a very special guest: Juliette Reinders Folmer:

So you think you know PHP ? But do you really ?

We all compare and test data on nearly every other line in our code, be it input validation, an if-statement, a switch or determining what to display and how. So of course we are all experts on how to do these tests and comparisons…. Or are we?

No matter whether you are a beginner or an expert, come and join in the fun for the Big “Why equal doesn’t equal” Quiz, test your knowledge and learn about defensive programming and the quirks of a loose type programming language along the way.

About Juliette:

Juliette Reinders Folmer is an all round consultant and web-developer who tries not be a geek. Juliette is a long-standing member of PHPWomen which helped her immensely to find her feet in the PHP world. She is ZCE, actively contributes to a number of open source projects, has published several articles and speaks at conferences when given the chance.

Juliette is self-employed and based in the Netherlands. When not working for customers or on open source projects, she is the project manager of the worldwide 'Remember me when I'm gone' non-profit project or out raising funds for Stop AIDS Now!