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June 2014 Meeting

PRESENTATION: Security for PHP websites: a wider perspective Presentation by Brent Laminack, OpenFaceSystems.com Description: We all know to sanitize user inputs for security, but is security more than that? In this talk, we’ll take a step back and get a wider perspective on all the auxiliary services that impact website […]

May 2014 Meeting

PRESENTATION: Practical Cryptography with PHP for Using Bitcoin Presentation by Rich Morgan, bitpay.com Description: Elliptic curve cryptography is a relative newcomer to the cryptography scene and is a fundamental component to the Bitcoin cryptocurrency.  This presentation will give a brief background on the mathematical concepts behind ECC and a practical […]

April 2014 Meeting

PRESENTATION: Battle of the Stacks Presentation by Nic Rosental (@nicdev and @EpicLabs) Description: When you first start as a developer, all you care about is the code. As you progress and become more concerned with performance, you begin to realize that there’s a whole world of possibilities and no clear […]

March 2014 Meeting

PRESENTATION: Modern PHP Presentation by Ben Ramsey, Senior Software Architect at Moontoast (@ramsey and @Moontoast) and Co-Founder of AtlantaPHP Description: With all of the advances that have come in PHP 5.5 (as well as 5.4 and 5.3), modern PHP code no longer looks like the PHP code from years ago. […]

February 2014 Meeting

PRESENTATION: The PHP and Open Source Job Market in 2014 Presentation by Ari Waller, Vice President of Recruiting, Thompson Technologies (@ariwaller and @ThompsonTechIT) Description: The presentation will be an overview of the current PHP developers job market as we begin 2014 (as well as other Open Source related trends). We will examine the current supply […]

NO January 2014 Meeting

Apologies for the late notice! We’ve decided since our January meeting date would fall on the 2nd, that we should skip this month, as we’d probably have a low turn-out. Our next regular meeting will be February 6th and we’ll post further details closer to that date. Thanks for your […]

December 2013 Meeting

PRESENTATION: “The Best Investment I’ve Ever Made:  Automated Browser Testing with Selenium (and PHPUnit)” by Joshua Silver As a small startup faced with the challenge of delivering a secure, scalable, cross-browser payments platform with virtually no QA resources, Joshua and his team at Patientco (http://www.patientco.com/) turned to Selenium and PHPUnit […]

November 2013 Meeting

PRESENTATION: “All You Jokers” by Paul Jones One definition of insanity is “doing the same thing over and over, expecting different results.” In this talk, Paul will discuss how organizations keep treating developers poorly, especially by demanding overtime, and why it is crazy for developers to expect their organizations to […]

October 2013 Meeting

PRESENTATION: Return of the Ringtone Presentation by: Keith Casey Generally when we think of communicating with customers, we implement a few emails, check it off our list, and move on. What if we had a few more tools in our toolbox? What if we could interact with someone anywhere in the […]

September 2013 Meeting

PRESENTATION: Software Estimation Pro Tips Presentation by: Jonathon Hill You’re an expert developer, peacefully composing code into a profoundly elegant masterpiece, when suddenly your boss rushes in with the Next Big Idea that will Revolutionize The Way People Use The Internet. He’s on his way to pitch to a VC, […]

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