In response to ideas provided by the group over the last few months, we thought it would be good to have a meetup where we focus on embracing the spirit of Open Source software development by enabling group members to leverage the knowledge and experience of their peers.
I'll update this as I hear from you; but at this point we're going to have an "Open Mic" kind of night this month and invite any PHP developers with any "Show & Tell" small snippets of code they'd like scrutinised.
It can be very interesting to hear suggestions from people who have distance from a project and we hope this format will show that informed decisions can be made easier through collaborative effort.
Whether you’re a veteran programmer or new to working with PHP, we're welcoming any developer to spend some time:- Showing off their code- Asking specific questions people might be able to answer or- Asking vague questions ("Why would I start using Namespaces", "What's a cool use of X", etc.)
So bring your laptops, and start thinking about any tidbits you’d like to show off or ask about. And don’t be shy, we’ll be up on the stage with you helping field questions if you like.
This is a very experimental form for the presentation this month; and we’re excited to see how it will go!
We’ll leave some time at the end of the session for everybody to discuss the ideas and solutions in more detail. This should allow an opportunity for anyone to work through some solutions collaboratively with other developers.
After we’ll retire to the pub for some welcome refreshments, and continue the evening from there.
Dean & Dave.