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September 2012 Special Event – MongoDB and PHP with Derick Rethans

SPECIAL PRESENTATION: MongoDB and PHP Presentation by: Derick Rethans NOTE DATE & DAY CHANGE – because this is a joint event with the Atlanta MongoDB User Group and not a regular meeting, this event is on the third Friday of September, the 21st. MongoDB is a scalable, high-performance, open […]

NO July 2012 Meeting

We’ve decided since our July meeting would fall a day after the 4th, that we should skip this month, as we’d probably have a low turn-out. Our next regular meeting will be August 2nd and John Anderson will present an “Intro to OOP“. We’ll post further details closer to that […]

June 2012 Meeting

Intro to the Laravel PHP Framework Presentation by: Ben Edmunds Are you ashamed to admit you’re a PHP developer? Have you been using the same old, boring PHP framework for years? Tired of your PHP applications turning into enormous beasts? Maybe you’ve heard about Laravel but haven’t made the effort […]

May 2012 Meeting

Why You Should Be Using PyroCMS as the Basis For Your CodeIgniter Apps Presentation by: John Corry If you use (or would like to use) the CodeIgniter framework in your PHP projects, you’ve probably seen that each project requires common elements (authentication, user management, basic CMS components). Take a walkthrough […]

April 2012 Meeting

How Not To Get Hacked 101 Presentation by: Shawn Stratton, Discovery Communications, Inc. Measured against OWASP (, Veracode, a security consultancy, recently found that only 16% of government web applications were secure, compared to 24% of finance industry applications and 28% of commercial applications. Scared yet? We’ll walk through some […]

March 2012 Special Speaker Event

Special Out of Town Speaker (RSVP at and $10 Event Ticket via PayPal required) Building Testable Applications in PHP Presentation by: Chris Hartjes, Moontoast This talk will approach the idea of Test-Driven Development / Behaviour-Driven Development from a different angle, instead taking a look at strategies for structuring your […]

February 2012 Meeting

It’s on Fire! An Intro to the CodeIgniter Ecosystem NOTE – we are back to our regular schedule of meeting on the first Thursday of the month. Presentation by: Nic Rosental, Epic Labs You’ve probably heard about the MVC framework CodeIgniter, but did you know that over the years there […]

January 2012 Meeting

Building a First Application on MongoDB NOTE DATE CHANGE! – because this is a joint event with the Atlanta MongoDB User Group, we will be meeting on the third Thursday of the month, January 19th. Presentation by Richard Kreuter This talk will introduce the features of MongoDB by walking […]

December 2011 Meeting

Continuous Integration (CI) and Phing Presentation by Joey Rivera The process of integrating software can prove tedious at times. It can be time consuming, manual, and above all – it can be a time when things break. This is where continuous integration comes into play. The idea behind CI is […]

November 2011 Meeting

PRESENTATION: Things to know prior to landing your next PHP position Food Sponsored by: Thompson Technologies: food and drinks Epic Labs: beer Presentation by Ari Waller, Vice President of Recruiting, Thompson Technologies The presentation will be an overview of the current employment market and outlook specifically for PHP developers (as […]

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