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June 2015 Meeting

PRESENTATION: Caching Strategies Presentation by Ben Ramsey (@ramsey), http://benramsey.com One of the biggest bottlenecks in an application is the point at which data is requested from some source, be it a traditional database, web service, or something else. One method to overcome these bottlenecks is the use of caches to […]

April 2015 Meeting

PRESENTATION: Leveraging the Power of Graph Databases in PHP Presentation by Jeremy Kendall (@JeremyKendall), http://graphstory.com Description: While relational databases sit at the core of most of today’s applications, they are not always the best fit for certain data needs. That’s why when building applications with rich connections, analyzing trends and […]

March 2015 Meeting

PRESENTATION: Practical Methods for Protecting Data using PHP Presentation by Rich Morgan (@paxsevenfour), bitpay.com Description: Data theft, corporate espionage and privacy violations are far too commonplace in our wired world.  The security of customer data is often an afterthought when developing a web-based application usually because the topic of security […]

February 2015 Meeting

PRESENTATION: “What’s in the Cart?” by Ben Marks (@benmarks), Magento Developer & Community Evangelist Description: Magento is a powerful and flexible eCommerce application and MVC framework in PHP. There are over 200,000 Magento instances online, powering stores of all sizes and revenues. Getting started and growing with Magento is best […]

January 2015 Meeting

PRESENTATION: “WTPSR?” by Moses Ngone, http://ninelabs.com/ and @mospired Mini-talk by Kane McConnell: “Building LAMP Camp: Lessons from a LAMP Stack Education Program” NEW LOCATION: We are now meeting at Polygon Atlanta in Atlantic Station. See directions at http://polygonatl.com/directions/. Easiest: park, then take the Green #5 elevator to the 2nd level. Exit the […]

December 2014 Meeting

PRESENTATION: Developing a Humanitarian Open Source Project by David Kobia and Woody Gilk, of http://ushahidi.com (@dkobia and @shadowhand) Mini-talk by Chris Beauregard:  MailChimp and PHP NEW LOCATION: We are now meeting at Polygon Atlanta in Atlantic Station. See directions at http://polygonatl.com/directions/. Easiest: park, then take the Green #5 elevator to the […]

November 2014 Meeting

PRESENTATION: Fast Growth: A retrospective on 5 years of key technical decisions by Joshua Silver, http://patientco.com/ and @1yellowbrick Mini-talk by Robert Swarthout:  SVG, PNGs, and ImageMagick NEW LOCATION: We are now meeting at Polygon Atlanta in Atlantic Station. See directions at http://polygonatl.com/directions/. Easiest: park, then take the Green #5 elevator to the 2nd […]

October 2014 Meeting

PRESENTATION: Building for Success and Failure with Disqus NEW LOCATION – We are now meeting at ATDC. See http://bit.ly/1oKxkng (Google group post) for extended directions and parking info. Presentation by Jonathon Hill,  http://jonathonhill.net/ and @compwright Description: Disqus provides an exceptionally effective store for user-generated content, but how do you protect against API failures […]

September 2014 Meeting

PRESENTATION: The Developer’s Toolbag NEW LOCATION – We are now meeting at ATDC. See http://bit.ly/1oKxkng (Google group post) for extended directions and parking info. Presentation by Moses Ngone, http://ninelabs.com/ and @mospired Description: The web developer’s workflow can dramatically change everyday. With the influx of new tools, processes and applications, we all sometimes feel like we need […]

August 2014 Meeting

PRESENTATION: Feature-Based Deployment: Striving for Continuous Deployment in Agile++ NEW LOCATION – We are now meeting at ATDC. See http://bit.ly/1oKxkng (Google group post) for extended directions and parking info. Presentation by Nick Yaitsky, http://www.sharecare.com/ Description: Faster, faster, faster! Isn’t that what is demanded of engineers? We can always write more code […]

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