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SoFlo PHP Users Group (Rasmus Lerdorf talks "PHP in 2011")

For our "FREE" (yes, all of our meetups are free) December meetup we have a special guest, Rasmus Lerdorf, visiting to talk about "PHP in 2011". Rasmus Lerdorf, the inventor of PHP, will talk to us and give his perspective on the prospects of his brainchild.

Topic:  PHP in 2011

A look at the state of PHP in 2011 and how it fits into the current technology stack followed by an overview of what you should and shouldn't be doing along with a summary of new and upcoming features in PHP 5.3 and PHP 5.4. This will be a 90 minute talk with an extensive Q&A session will follow.

ABOUT PRESENTER Rasmus Lerdorf is known for having gotten the PHP project off the ground in 1995 and has contributed to a number of other open source projects over the years.  He spent 7 years at Yahoo and has since worked for and consulted with various startups. He was born in Greenland, grew up in Denmark and Canada and has a Systems Design engineering degree from the University of Waterloo. You can follow Rasmus on Twitter or find him on Google+.


Meet Our Event Sponsors: Server Grove

ServerGrove specialises in providing hosting solutions for sites and web applications built using PHP and PHP Frameworks. Since its inception in 2005, ServerGrove has been dedicated to the advancement of PHP having backed countless conferences and meetups and contributed code and resources to open-source projects. ServerGrove is one of the few hosting companies in the world that can boast of a state of the art infrastructure sitting atop of one of the most connected points in the globe, with a staff dedicated to providing support for PHP software and a solid commitment to its community.

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  • Sam L.

    An enjoyable talk, Rasmus knows how to entertain a crowd while providing a unique view on the path that PHP (the project and community) has been on and the direction it's heading.

    December 15, 2011

  • Michael H.

    A very interesting guy and a great presentation.

    December 15, 2011

  • Ralph

    yea it was great getting to hear Rasmus. Looking forward to other meet ups..

    December 15, 2011

  • Patrick A.

    Great Discussion !!!

    December 15, 2011

  • Bill H.

    Good speaker and good content.

    December 15, 2011

  • Pablo G.

    Great talk by Rasmus. Lots of good questions from a good sized audience.

    December 15, 2011

  • Luis A.

    I thought it was great, inspiring, and down-to-earth

    December 15, 2011

  • cosmin i.

    very enlightening!!!

    December 15, 2011

  • Lee T.

    Awesome meetup, thanks Adam, you really made it happen this time

    December 15, 2011

  • Lee T.

    Awesome meetup, thanks Adam, you really made it happen this time!

    December 15, 2011

  • James F.

    incredible. i have a newfound respect for rasmus and frankly this was one of the most valuable and informative sessions i have ever attended. this one will be hard to top.

    December 15, 2011

  • Adam C.

    Slides for this talk are available at (use left and right cursor keys to navigate)

    December 15, 2011

  • Adam C.

    It was great hearing Rasmus in his "no non-sense" description of how his mind works, and why PHP is made the way it is.

    December 15, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    Never found where it was held after 1/2 hr of wandering around. No room location included in the Meetup description. Campus Security and telephone switchboard had no idea of this public event.

    December 15, 2011

  • Ed T.

    If you can't make it to this event, he'll be speaking the next day at UMiami:

    December 7, 2011

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