This will be a learn and hack. The first hour or so will be a presentation on the Symfony2 Framework by Brian Feaver, Lead Software Architect at The Selling Source. The presentation will be in the classroom. After that we have the whole bottom floor of the facility to stage a mini-hackathon. The mini-hack will be utilizing the Symfony2 framework in an application. There will be plenty of Symfony2 veterans there to help the working groups.
Bring a laptop if at all possible. If not, there will be plenty of us with laptops for peer coding opportunities.
We will be providing a Vagrant option as well. Usage of Vagrant will require the installation of VirtualBox, Vagrant, and Git. If you're not familiar or don't want to get familiar with any of these, you can always set up your laptop however you like. The Vagrant configuration is on GitHub https://github.com/lv-php/hack-vagrant. You can clone it or download a zip file if you don't have the Git client installed. Once you have the the Vagrant setup, follow the directions. You will need to download a few hundred megs of base box and then packages to install for the virtual machine. So, make sure you do it before the event.
Here's places for information regarding the Symfony2 Framework if you want to get a head start:
- http://symfony.com - The Symfony2 homepage. It has some brief tutorials and lots of documentation.
- http://knpuniversity.com - Free and pay-per-view web training. The FOS User Bundle webinar is the only free webinar that is Symfony2 specific; but, the concepts are utilized within Symfony2.
- http://www.doctrine-project.org - Doctrine2 is the ORM for Symfony2.
- http://getcomposer.org - Composer is the hottest tool in the PHP developers toolbox now-a-days. It's a dependency management platform for PHP. It is the central starting point for any Symfony project and a life saver for most of them.
- http://packagist.org - The central package database for Composer. There are nearly 9,000 open source PHP packages registered on packagist.org with over 16 million installs.
We'll be having Pop Up Pizza, beer, water, and soft drinks provided by the fine people at Human Link Software.
So come learn and hack with us.
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