Really? There's a *method* named Mikado?

Continuing on the positive vibe from the first meeting, we're doing this meetup at 4MKB again. Hope you can manage to tear yourselves away from your pets, 4 oktober is "dierendag"!


• 19:00 - 19:20: Welcome with drinks & snacks

• 19:20 - 19:30: Intro by SweetlakePHP

• 19:30 - 20:30: The Mikado Method by Pascal de Vink

• 20:30 - 20:45: Break

• 20:45 - 21:30: Group discussion

• 21:30 - 21:45: Raffle, Announcements, Feedback

• 21:45 - ??:??: Networking and drinks

The Mikado Method by Pascal de Vink

Have you ever been swamped by the amount of changes you had to make to implement a feature or refactor a piece of code? Have you ever tried to communicate the necessary changes for implementing a feature to a team? Have you ever broke the build with a commit and everybody was mad at you? Then the Mikado Method might be for you.

I’ll explain what it is, what it’s for, how and when it can be used and give a demo of it.

About Pascal de Vink:
Engineer at Tweakers, runner, iOS, PHP, Java - From Amsterdam

He won the Unconference at the Dutch PHP Conference 2013, and he'll be speaking at in november.(It's the same talk though, so you'll be free to visit one of the other tracks when you go ;)

Discussion subject: ???

As a side, I think we could have a discussion subject for meetups - just a measure of finding out who know what about certain subjects. First topic suggestion came up in the Geeks & Drinks meeting, by Paul Edenburg:Message queues or maybe queueing in general.

Provide feedback if you don't like the subject, or maybe specific questions you have on the subject and we'll add them to the meetup description.


• a licence for the PHPStorm IDE from JetBrains

• O'Reilly Book - Integrating PHP with Windows

** There's also some O'Reilly schwag for grabs, and note the discount we get on books here:!


H.C. de Raad & 4MKB, JetBrains, O'Reilly

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  • Pascal de V.

    It was a great meetup! Small and cozy, a place where group discussion still lives.
    As for my talk, if you're interested, you can find the slides here:

    1 · October 6, 2013

  • Paul E.

    Oh man! I can't make it after all :-( And that while my topic is being discussed! I really like to hear what you guys have to say about queuing mechanisms. Like which ones are you using for your projects, what are the important things, etc.
    Hope to see a nice report of tonight on the website! (hint for Ramon :-) )

    October 4, 2013

    • Ramon de la F.

      Too bad Paul... I'll try to make a good writeup!

      1 · October 4, 2013

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