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  • ubsman 13:45 on Friday, 18 April 2014 Permalink | Log in to leave a Comment  

    What was that VisualStudio-like product Mark used during his presentation? I forgot to write it down.

     
  • Justin Carmony 23:27 on Sunday, 12 January 2014 Permalink | Log in to leave a Comment  

    Happy 10th Anniversary & January’s Meeting! 

    Everyone, I can’t believe it, but this January will mark 10 years of UPHPU meetings! We’re so excited, we’re having a little bit of a special meeting for the occasion!

    The meeting will be this Thursday (Jan. 16th) at Needle at 7:00 PM. It’ll be Elizabeth Naramore from GitHub talking about “GitHub: More than Just Code.” We will also me slightly modifying the after party location for this month, so read on for the details.

    Talk Summary

    “It’s no secret that at GitHub, we use GitHub to write the code that runs GitHub. But what you may not know is that we also use GitHub to manage GitHub the company. In this talk, I’ll show you practical ways that we use our own system in a non-code context. You’ll learn how we track projects and to-do lists, discuss and collaborate on corporate policies, communicate news to a highly distributed company, coordinate events, update and collaborate on internal and external documentation, and even onboard new Hubbers. You’ll come away from this talk with a whole new perspective on using GitHub.”

    About Elizabeth Naramore

    Elizabeth is an author, speaker, mentor, and recovering PHP developer. She currently works on the Community Team at GitHub, and loves finding new solutions to old problems.

    After Party: Belgian Waffle & Omelet Inn 9:00 PM

    For this meeting only, we’ll be moving the after party to the Belgian Waffle & Omelet Inn in Midvale (details & map: https://www.skiphp.com/mingle/waffle) I also believe that the food will be covered by Jared Smith from Blue Host, who is one of the original members from back in the day. :)

    Ski PHP

    You’ve all likely have heard that Utah is having it’s first regional PHP conference, Ski PHP! (https://www.skiphp.com/) It is great to see how awesome our community has grown over the last 10 years, and that our user group is one of the oldest PHP user groups today. If you haven’t had a chance to sign up to attend, I highly recommend you give it a shot.

    Meeting Venue: Needle

    The Meetings are still at Needle, their address is:

    Needle Inc.
    14864 Pony Express Road
    Bluffdale, UT 84065

    Look forward to seeing everyone on Thursday! Thank you everyone for making this user group so great and amazing. I feel grateful every day for the friends I’ve made with all of you. :)

    Thanks,

    Justin Carmony

     
  • Justin Carmony 9:37 on Tuesday, 19 November 2013 Permalink | Log in to leave a Comment  

    November 21st Meeting: PHPUnit Code Coverage by Joseph Scott 

    This month’s presentation will be by Joseph Scott on “PHPUnit Code Coverage”. It will be on November 21st at Needle.com at 7:00 PM and then we’ll be meeting at Applebees in Draper for the after-party.

    Talk Summary:

    You’ve been writing unit tests for your PHP code, but how sure are you that they cover every line of code. We’ll go over generating code coverage analysis reports using PHPUnit so that you can see exactly how much of your code your unit tests cover.

    Joseph is the team lead for VaultPress, a WordPress backup and security service by Automattic.

    Current Venue: Needle.com

    The current venue for this year at Needle.com. Here is the address (and map if you like):

    Needle Inc.
    14864 Pony Express Road
    Bluffdale, UT 84065

     
  • Justin Carmony 16:07 on Wednesday, 14 August 2013 Permalink | Log in to leave a Comment  

    August 2013 Meeting: Show & Tell – Favorite Tools w/ PHP 

    This month’s meeting on August 15th will be a slightly different format. Instead of a traditional presentation, we will be having an open discussion night with the theme: “Show & Tell your Favorite Tools for PHP.”

    It will be an open discussion with a little structure of people showing some of their favorite tools they use while working with PHP. Whether it is a PHP Library, Editor, Debugger, or even favorite git command, it’ll be a chance to see what people find useful while working with PHP. So if you have anything interesting to share, please feel free to show it off and talk just a little bit about why it is awesome.

    There will be free pizza like usual, and we’re hoping that everyone will be able to walk away with a slightly fuller brain and stomach. :)

    Current Venue: Needle.com

    The current venue for the rest of this year at Needle.com. The great thing is it is in the same building complex as last year’s venue, C7. Here is the new address (and map if you like):

    Needle Inc.
    14864 Pony Express Road
    Bluffdale, UT 84065

     
  • Justin Carmony 11:06 on Wednesday, 17 July 2013 Permalink | Log in to leave a Comment  

    July 18th 2013 Meeting: Kohana Framework by Will Smith 

    This month’s presentation will be an introduction to the Kohana Framework by Will Smith. It is important to note we are at our new venue so please share this announcement with people you know who are coming.  It will be July 18th at Needle.com at 7:00 PM and then we’ll be meeting at Applebees in Draper for the after-party.

    Be cause Will is a man of many words, he gave me this very lengthy summary of his talk:

    Here is a summary of the talk:

    Kohana is a lightweight open source PHP5 framework that is easy to learn and very flexible. In this presentation we will introduce key concepts.

    The Bio he sent was every more lengthy!

    Will Smith: Utah native. Family man. Mortician. SysAdmin. Open Source advocate.

    I’ll see if you can notice which one of those credentials is not like the other. :P But Will is an excellent speaker who is very fun to listen to. He has served on the Utah Open Source Foundation’s Core Team and Board of Directors.

    Looking forward to seeing everyone there at the meeting!

    Current Venue: Needle.com

    The current venue for the rest of this year at Needle.com. The great thing is it is in the same building complex as last year’s venue, C7. Here is the new address (and map if you like):

    Needle Inc.
    14864 Pony Express Road
    Bluffdale, UT 84065

     
  • Justin Carmony 17:01 on Wednesday, 15 May 2013 Permalink | Log in to leave a Comment  

    May 2013 Meeting: “High Performance Websites with Scalable Workers” by Justin Carmony 

    This month’s presentation will be on “High Performance Websites with Scalable Workers.”  It is important to note we are at our new venue so please share this announcement with people you know who are coming.  It will be at Needle.com at 7:00 PM today (May 15th) (ooops, typo. The date is June 20th) and then we’ll be meeting at Applebees in Draper for the after-party.

    Here is a summary of the talk:

    There comes a point in time with a website when eventually need to do something in the background. There are always cron jobs, but eventually those either don’t scale well, or are not responsive enough. Learn about how to help your website efficiently scale by using workers. We’ll discuss the fundamental theory behind workers and how to easily implement them. We’ll learn about several different technologies to help manage workers such as Gearman, Supervisord, Redis, and others.

    I will be giving the presentation, so I guess I better put a bio here. :P Justin Carmony works for Deseret Digital Media as a Director of Development over DeseretNews.com. He has been working in PHP professionally for over 8 years, and has been attending the UPHPU meetings since 2008.

    Current Venue: Needle.com

    The current venue for the rest of this year at Needle.com. The great thing is it is in the same building complex as last year’s venue, C7. Here is the new address (and map if you like):

    Needle Inc.
    14864 Pony Express Road
    Bluffdale, UT 84065

     
  • Justin Carmony 23:12 on Wednesday, 20 February 2013 Permalink | Log in to leave a Comment  

    February 2013 Meeting: Selenium by Jon St. John 

    We’re pleased to annouce that for February we will have a presentation by Jon St. John, Director of Engineering for Drive Current. It will be this Thursday (February 21st, 2013) at 7:00 PM. We have also changed venues this year! So please check the details below! 

    Presentation on Selenium

    Jon will be presenting on Selenium, a tool for automating tests of websites. From Seleium’s website:

    Selenium automates browsers. That’s it. What you do with that power is entirely up to you. Primarily it is for automating web applications for testing purposes, but is certainly not limited to just that. Boring web-based administration tasks can (and should!) also be automated as well.

    Selenium has the support of some of the largest browser vendors who have taken (or are taking) steps to make Selenium a native part of their browser. It is also the core technology in countless other browser automation tools, APIs and frameworks.

    Current Venue: Vivint Offices in Thanksgiving Point

    For this meeting we will be meeting at Thanksgiving Point Vivint Offices, which is just one more exit south than our previous venue. Here is the address:

    2500 Executive Pkwy #200, Lehi, Utah 84043

    Here is a link in Google Maps:

    https://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&source=s_q&hl=en&geocode=&q=2500+West+Executive+Parkway+Suite+300,+Lehi,+UT+84043&aq=&sll=39.499761,-111.547028&sspn=8.839041,10.579834&vpsrc=0&ie=UTF8&hq=&hnear=2500+Executive+Pkwy+%23200,+Lehi,+Utah+84043&t=m&z=17

    Here are the directions given by our very own Mac Newbold:

    Easiest way: get off I-15 at Timpanogos Highway (SR-92) and head west (right if you’re coming from Draper, left if you came north through Lehi)

    the next light in about a block is Ashton Blvd/Maple Loop – turn left and about 3-4 blocks later, after the in-construction building, there’s a road on the left right before the thanksgiving point complex starts,

    that’s executive parkway

    you’ll turn left there and we’re the building on the left that is finished

    come on in, 2nd floor

    Look forward to seeing everyone Thursday night at 7:00 PM! Don’t hesitate to let us know if you have any questions!

     
  • Justin Carmony 23:48 on Monday, 14 January 2013 Permalink | Log in to leave a Comment  

    January 2013 Meeting: An Intro to Server Configuration and Remote Management with Salt 

    Everyone, we’re going to start off the 2013 year with a great presentation from Dave Boucha. It will be this Thursday (January 17th, 2013) at 7:00 PM. We will also be changing venues! So please check the details below! 

    An Intro to Server Configuration and Remote Management with Salt

    Are you tired of repeatedly configuring each new server by hand? Is your current configuration management system driving you nuts and making you feel like you’re in a straight jacket? Are you scared because that 5 year old mission critical server could have a hardware failure at any moment, yet nobody still working at your company has any idea what’s on it or how to configure it?

    Salt is designed to solve these problems and much much more.  Manage one or two servers in a clean simple manner.  Control 20,000 to 30,000 servers like a Sith Master!  Duplicate your web server in a matter of minutes on the cloud of your choice.   Query available disk space on 100′s of servers in a matter of a few seconds right from your CLI.

    Easily create your own Salt modules to add functionality specific to your infrastructure and needs. Salt bends to your will! Use Salt’s python api or rest api to give the power of Salt to your custom application.

    And best of all, join Salt’s huge and passionate community of users on the mailing list and #salt on irc.freenode.net.  Salt was the project with the 8th most unique code contributors on Github in 2012! (https://github.com/blog/1359-the-octoverse-in-2012)  Salt has a very welcoming and helpful community and is designed to make it very simple to contribute and participate.

    New Venue: Vivint Offices in Thanksgiving Point

    We’d like to thank C7 for hosting us for this last year & excited to see their growth! Unfortunately, this means the conference room area we used for meetings is being converted into office spaces to handle their growth.

    So the new venue will be at the Thanksgiving Point Vivint Offices, which is just one more exit south than C7. Here is the address:

    2500 Executive Pkwy #200, Lehi, Utah 84043

    Here is a link in Google Maps:

    https://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&source=s_q&hl=en&geocode=&q=2500+West+Executive+Parkway+Suite+300,+Lehi,+UT+84043&aq=&sll=39.499761,-111.547028&sspn=8.839041,10.579834&vpsrc=0&ie=UTF8&hq=&hnear=2500+Executive+Pkwy+%23200,+Lehi,+Utah+84043&t=m&z=17

    Here are the directions given by our very own Mac Newbold:

    Easiest way: get off I-15 at Timpanogos Highway (SR-92) and head west (right if you’re coming from Draper, left if you came north through Lehi)

    the next light in about a block is Ashton Blvd/Maple Loop – turn left and about 3-4 blocks later, after the in-construction building, there’s a road on the left right before the thanksgiving point complex starts,

    that’s executive parkway

    you’ll turn left there and we’re the building on the left that is finished

    come on in, 2nd floor

    Look forward to seeing everyone Thursday night at 7:00 PM! Don’t hesitate to let us know if you have any questions!

     
    • jason 9:43 on Friday, 18 January 2013 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Dave Boucha gave an awesome presentation and having Thomas Hatch, the founder of Salt Stack there in person fielding questions was great too.

  • macnewbold 10:31 on Wednesday, 14 November 2012 Permalink | Log in to leave a Comment
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    November 15th Meeting: Steve Meyers on Responsive Design 

    Have you ever wondered how some sites seem to magically work perfectly on any size browser window, any size screen, any device you use to access it? It’s called Responsive Design, and Steve Meyers is going to show you how to do it yourself.

    Thursday, November 15th, 7pm at C7 Bluffdale Data Center. See you there!

     
  • macnewbold 15:14 on Wednesday, 17 October 2012 Permalink | Log in to leave a Comment
    Tags: debate, git, , panel, svn, version control   

    Seeking Panelists: The Great VCS Debate, Nov. 2012 Edition 

    In an upcoming UPHPU meeting, we’d like to debate the merits of the various Version Control Systems with a panel of fans and/or experts on the various systems.

    If you think [insert your VCS here] is the bee’s knees and can tell us a little bit about it and defend your opinion, we’d love to have your help. At a bare minimum, we’ll have SVN and git represented, but I’d like to get some of the others covered too if we have anyone who uses Mercurial (hz), Bazaar (bzr), BitKeeper, TFS, CVS, RCS, or whatever other system you think we should all know about. It probably goes without saying that it will almost certainly be a lively conversation.

    If you’re interested in helping out, please contact Mac Newbold. We will likely end up with multiple panelists on the popular VCS choices, so don’t worry about having to do it alone or not being the first to reply. Within reason, the more the merrier I think.

     
    • wade 15:52 on Wednesday, 17 October 2012 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      In addition to a lively discussion, I hope that this meeting will include a live demonstration where tasks are completed with the various systems in parallel (multiple projectors would be great).

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