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October 2007 Meeting

When: Thursday, October 4, 2007 — 7pm-9pm
Where: Consulate General of Canada

Presentation: The Grown-Up Company’s Guide to Development

Brian DeShong will present “The Grown-Up Company’s Guide to Development:”

Speaking from first-hand experience, the challenges and pitfalls of growing your dot-com into a mature software development shop, or your little agency into a multi-office organization with a large development team will be explored. The benefits of coding standards and best practices will be touted, along with the implementation of code reviews, accountability, and the methods used to increase quality of deliverables across a software development team. Avoiding the reinvention of the wheel leads to common code bases across projects, and the adoption/authoring of frameworks and toolkits, thus leading to a more efficient, nimble development team. Common development mistakes are eliminated with proper planning and the availability of tools allowing developers to dig deeper into their work. Quality products and successful, on-time delivery are the end result. How can this be brought to your organization?

Mini-Series: PHP IDEs

We will showcase the features of another IDE for developing PHP applications. TBD.

Lightning Talks

We’ll round out the meeting with two lightning talks from anyone who’d like to share. Either be prepared with a 3-5 minute presentation, or simply stand up and talk for a few minutes about anything you wish related to PHP or related technologies. (Please, no product pitches, rebuttals, questions, or job inquiries.)

See the lightning talk Wikipedia page for resources on how to give a successful lightning talk.


Our meeting takes place at the Consulate General of Canada at 100 Colony Square in Midtown Atlanta (at the corner of Peachtree and 14th Streets). Click here for directions. You will need to see the concierge in order to gain access to the 17th floor.

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