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Meetings

Third thursday of each month we meet to have a presentation given by one of our community members. Come learn about a variety of topics and hang out at the After-Party. Meetings details can be found at https://www.meetup.com/Utah-PHP-User-Group/.

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Upcoming Meetings

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November 2017

When: November 16th @ 7:00 PM
Presenter: Justin Carmony

Getting Started with Big Data using BigQuery & PHP

"Everyone is talking about "Big Data" but it can be daunting to know where to start. Learn how to get started with Big Data in minutes using Google Cloud's BigQuery for extremely fast results. We will discuss how BigQuery can tackle very big problems in a cost effective with data sets ranging from gigabytes to petabytes. We'll show how to easily load data into BigQuery, execute ad-hoc queries through the Web UI, and how to programmatically manage everything with PHP. Using the GitHub.com dataset, we'll show analyzing 2TB+ of data in 30 seconds or less. So stop wondering "how can I collect all my data effectively" and start getting the most out of your data today."

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December 2017

When: December 21st @ 7:00 PM
Presenter: No Meetup

No Meetup

"We will not hold a meetup in December."

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January 2018

When: January 18th @ 7:00 PM
Presenter: Kyle Waters

Presentation by Kyle Waters

"Presentation by Kyle Waters"

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Previous Meetings

August 2017

When: August 17th @ 7:00 PM
Presenter: Mark Niebergall and Brian Rogers

Defensive Coding by Mark Niebergall PLUS Coding Standards and Unit Testing by Brian Rogers

"Ensuring software reliability, resiliency, and recoverability is best achieved by practicing effective defensive coding. Take a crash course in defensive coding with PHP and learn about attack surfaces, input validation, canonicalization, secure type checking, external library vetting, cryptographic agility, exception management, code reviews, and unit and behavioral testing. Learn some helpful tips and tricks from experienced professionals within the PHP community as we review the latest blogs and discussions on best practices to defend your project."

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September 2017

When: September 21st @ 7:00 PM

PHP TestFest 2017

"We will be participating in the world-wide PHP TestFest 2017 event by learning how to write tests for PHP using PHP and submitting tests. Please join us for this unique opportunity to contribute to PHP!"

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October 2017

When: October 19th @ 7:00 PM
Presenter: Tom Anderson

Git Training

"Tom Anderson will be teaching us everything we need to know about using Git."

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September 2013 Meeting: Single Page Applications and Javascript MVVM Frameworks by Mac Newbold

This month's presentation will be a presentation on Single Page Applications & Javascript MVVM Frameworks by Mac Newbold. 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 September 19th at Needle.com at 7:00 PM and then we'll be meeting at Applebees in Draper for the after-party.

Talk summary:

For many years, we've been building web applications in more or less the same way. The tools have changed, but the architecture has mostly remained the same. Single page applications are a newer approach that can simplify your development and provide a better user experience, especially for mobile devices. This talk discusses what single page apps are, how you build one, and lessons learned in a team that has built several in a variety of different ways. We will also discuss the role that Javascript MVVM frameworks can play in Single Page Applications.

Mac Newbold has been involved in the Utah Open Source scene for a very long time, and previously was our Utah PHP Usergroup President. He currently is a Principle Developer at Vivint. To be honest, he is a pretty darn smart guy and always gives a good presentation. :)

See you there!

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

Tags: javascript, frameworks, single page apps

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

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