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Fat stacks

Fat Stacks will include three presenters, followed by a 30-45m panel discussion/Q&A.  

In our third installment, we'll learn about what goes into a "stack" from Open-Source Hero Rocky Bernstein and dive headfirst into two immensely popular PHP frameworks: Symfony2 & Drupal.  Are all MVC frameworks with scaffolding and ActiveRecord created equal? Find out at our next Full-Stack Engineering Meetup.

Currently booked:

Rocky Bernstein, Open-Source Hero (creator of pydb, ruby-debug, perl debugger, and POSIX shell debuggers, + GNU CD I/O)

Isaiah Belle, Principal Architect @ HUGE 

Sam Boyer, Manager Enterprise Architecture @ NBCUniversal

Vietnamese Sandwiches + Beer Provided

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  • Benjamin H.

    Curious to hear Isaiah and Sam's thoughts about Symfony's relatively poor showing in this benchmark, and if that has any bearing on their decisions to use it: (disclaimer: I've been doing a lot of work in Yii lately.)

    January 29, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    * Good summary of Symfony - would have liked to hear more about what the framework means for PHP developers in general ( tech adoption, market, etc );
    * Interesting insights about Drupal - I can certainly understand the challenge of rearchitecting an established product
    * I loved perl's debugger - 'nough said

    January 29, 2014

  • Eric T.

    A little more focused on PHP than I was used to but overall still informative

    January 28, 2014

    • Michael B.

      The next two meetups will be much more varied in content. Hope to see you at our next events!

      January 29, 2014

  • Rocky B.

    I forgot to mention that I thank and appreciate the help of event organizer Michael Boufford and of Lauri Apple and Ethan, and Gilt Groupe for organizing, hosting and helping me with my aging laptop. My slides are at which contains links to things I mentioned. The text of the talk (or the part of it that I wrote down) is at

    Note all of this is open-source, available on github using git for version control. :-)

    3 · January 29, 2014

  • Jimmy C.

    Excellent sandwiches and discussions!

    2 · January 29, 2014

  • Thomas K.

    It's an excellent format to have people share high-level views of technologies that come from experience of using them. It's the sort of approach you can't get from reading about the technologies themselves, since they tend to promote themselves.

    1 · January 28, 2014

  • Matthew W.

    Wish I could go, but some work stuff got scheduled for the evening. Hopefully next time!

    January 27, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Looks cool!

    1 · January 8, 2014

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