A small group of passionate PHP developers based in Leeds and the surrounding area. We meet up once a month to discuss PHP, the web and related tech. And drink beer. And eat chips, etc.

October 2014

19:00, 20th October 2014 by Lorna Mitchell
This month, Lorna Mitchell will be running a "Choose your own adventure" session on Git, covering some of the more advanced or lesser known features of the popular version control system.

September 2014

19:00, 15th September 2014 by Dave Marshall
Join us on Monday 15th September at 7pm in the Adelphi for talks by Sam Holman, "Using Ansible to automate a Tmux & Vim based development environment" and Dave Marshall, "Mocks Aren't Stubs, Fakes, Dummies or Spies".

August 2014

19:00, 18th August 2014 by Michael Heap
The weather seems to have taken a turn for the worse, so why not join us on Monday 18th August, back in our home venue of the Adelphi (now with a fresh lick of paint!) for an evening of beer, chat and two awesome talks!

July 2014

19:00, 21st July 2014 by Stephen Melrose
This month we have Stephen Melrose who will be talking about how building an application is only half the battle. Anyone who’s taken an application from development to production will tell you that it’s not as simple as it sounds. Stephen will talk about an application he recently built and deployed at Sky Bet and focuses on some of the steps that need to be taken in order to put an application into production, such as load testing and monitoring, and some of the enablers around them.

June 2014

19:00, 16th June 2014 by Richard McIntyre
We have two talks again this month:

Richard McIntyre talks about building a RESTful web app using BEAR.Sunday and Angular.js, followed by Sebastian Marek discussing Code Club.

Two talks for May

19:00, 19th May 2014 by Richard Mahoney
An exciting month for May as we bring you talks from two fantastic speakers.
First up - Richard Mahoney, a developer support engineer from Rackspace discusses malicious PHP shells, followed by Phil Sturgeon - an active open source contributor and member of PHP-Fig, who will be talking about API pain points.

Not-at-Easter April

18:30, 28th April 2014 by Derick Rethans
Derick Rethans, a prolific member of the PHP community, will be talking this month about MongoDB.

Multi talk March

19:00, 17th March 2014 by Sam Holman
This month we're doing things a little differently - treating you to not one, but two (or more?) speakers. :-)

Enabling Agile through enabling BDD in PHP projects

19:00, 17th February 2014 by Konstantin Kudryashov
Agile is a big thing nowadays. Almost every project wants to be agile, but not all of them succeed. This talk will attempt to discover reasons behind such failures. And more importantly, will show a solution to a successful Agile adaptation through the integration of BDD methodology and tools to development processes.

Making PHP go fast

19:00, 20th January 2014 by Dan Rathbone
If you need PHP to run _really_ fast then the usual approach of building on top of an off-the-shelf framework doesn’t cut it. We’ll look at how to achieve response times measured in single-digit milliseconds and how to scale your codebase to keep your application this fast forever more.