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August 2010 TestFest Event (No Meeting)

When: Saturday, August 7th, 2010, 10am – 5pm
Where: Cobb Exchange

Announcing the Atlanta PHP 2010 TestFest event!

IMPORTANT LOCATION CHANGE: We’ve had to change locations. We will be at Cobb Exchange coworking space. Please see Cobb Exchange for directions.

NOTE: Since we are holding the TestFest event, there won’t be a regular general meeting at the Colony Square location for August.

RSVP: You MUST RSVP to Eric Lee Stewart ( with your name and email address by 12pm noon on Wednesday, August 4th. We need this information in order to give you access to the location, setup your SVN account and get a headcount for pizza lunch.

The TestFest is a global event that aims at improving the code coverage of the test suite for the PHP language itself. As part of this event, local User Groups are invited to join the TestFest.

Aside from having an opportunity to help in improving the language itself, TestFest will also raffle off 10 elePHPants to submitters. Every submission (test) that is considered helpful receives one entry into the raffle. Furthermore, people that show they are capable of writing tests entirely on their own may be given official accounts with direct commit access to and a email address.

Date: Saturday, August 7th, 2010 — 10am – 5pm

Location: Cobb Exchange

Equipment: Mac (Intel), PC or Linux laptop (not required but recommended). Those without a supported laptop will pair program with someone who does.

Internet Access: We will have internet access on-site.

Preparation: Full details are available at Please read the directions for setting up the test environment for your platform under “How Can I Build a PHP Testing Environment?” at the above wiki link and if you’re comfortable, go ahead and set it up before the event. If not, assistance will be available at the event. Also, please read the details and links under “How Do I Write PHPTs?” and check out the PHPT File Layout documentation. Finally, take a look at “What Should I Write PHPTs For?” to see options for finding out what you might want to test.

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