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Monthly Meeting - September/2013

September's topics are PHP Package Design Principles!

Our speaker will be Matthias Noback and he'll tell us all about PHP Package Design Principles. The meeting will be sponsored by our friends at True.


19:00: Welcome Drinks  
19:30 - 20:30: "PHP Package Design Principles"   
20:30 - 20:45: Raffle   
20:45: Social, drinks and food.


Speaker: Matthias Noback

Since 2002 Matthias has been developing websites and PHP applications, both as a freelancer and as an employee of Driebit (Amsterdam), where he learnt symfony 1, and later at IPPZ (Utrecht), where he became a back-end PHP/Symfony2 developer responsible for internal quality of the codebase.


Talk: "PHP Package Design Principles"

More information following soon...



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  • Cees-Jan K.

    Awesome speaker with an interesting topic sparking a good discussion.

    September 23, 2013

  • Dave P.

    Cool ... unfortunately I will not be in Montreal but I still voted for you!

    NB One of two people asked about the link to the free pdf version of the O'Reilly graph database book:

    September 22, 2013

  • Matthias N.

    Hi all! Thanks for your very kind words. You can find the slides here:

    I've also submitted this talk for the ConFoo conference - if you would, please vote for me on this page:

    1 · September 21, 2013

  • Dave P.

    This the 2nd time I have Matthias Noback present and he is excellent... he explained the key principals really well with lots of good real-world examples. Matthias provoked got a lot of good question and debate from the audience.

    September 20, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Well, I liked a lot of the talk. I've enjoyed a lot the fact that, when we were in the "pizza time" we actually discussed how the implementation should be done, if it would be the "right way" etc...

    I normally say: "If a (theoretical) talk draws enough attention to discuss its usefulness, and if it makes us consider our modus operandi after it, then it worth it".

    So, congratulations Mathias!

    1 · September 20, 2013

    • Robin S.

      I fully agree with you. A good talk should inspire to go from the theoretical utopia to the 'real world'. Although there were (as always i guess) some minor comments on the speaker, the topic was at a level where everyone could voice their opinion...

      2 · September 20, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Yeah, but about Mathias, I kind of understand... It's a "not-easy-to-explai­n" topic and... Well, let's say that explaining better practices to developers is not that easy!

      September 20, 2013

  • Michelle S.

    Great people, free pizza and beer and I learnt a thing or two! The speaker Matthias was giving a talk he had prepared that afternoon. While there's OF COURSE things to improve, given the circumstances it was cool! He was really enthusiastic about the topic and it shows! Thanks.

    September 20, 2013

  • Attila H.

    Definitely enjoyed the talk and the discussions. Abstraction, cohesion and the resulting maintainability and stability are part the core of the programming puzzle. Package design is a nice illustration. Plus I didn't know that much about Uncle Bob :-)

    September 20, 2013

  • Anne Jan B.

    Nice impromptu talk . . great discussion going too . .

    September 19, 2013

  • Paul E.

    Gotta step out of this one as I have just become a father :-)
    Enjoy the meeting everyone, I hope to see the slides online as I am very interested in succesfully setting up a Vagrant + Puppet environment!

    8 · September 19, 2013

    • Erika H.

      Awesome, congrats! =D

      September 19, 2013

    • Peter H.

      Congrats! I am a father of a 22 months old boy. I can't wait for the first line of code that he creates... :) But today I will be the au-pair and therefore I also can't come :(

      2 · September 19, 2013

  • Erika H.

    I'm afraid I will not be able to go tonight, recovering from a cold, still not really good to go out with this weather :(

    September 19, 2013

  • Дима А.

    How many speakers you look for?
    How long the speak needs to be?

    August 31, 2013

    • Frank van den B.

      Hey Dima. We currently already have a talk for this meeting. We just neglected to update the meeting yet :) If you want to talk at a future meeting, send us an e-mail at [masked]. A talk usually takes around 45 mins.

      September 2, 2013

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