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AtlantaPHP "100th Monthiversary" Celebration

We're proud to announce that we're celebrating our "100th Monthiversary" - our 100th monthly meeting - on Thursday, September 6th from 6pm to 9pm! We're planning a cookout with plenty of social time and will have Kevin Roberts presenting Pecha-Kucha style on the eight and a half year history of our group followed by Elizabeth Naramore as the featured speaker presenting on "Technical Debt". We'll also have a number of special guests from the greater PHP community, including group founder Ben Ramsey, Cal Evans, and others.

NOTE: We're starting an hour earlier than our usual meetings.

PRESENTATION: Technical Debt

Presentation by: Elizabeth Naramore, EngineYard

Technical debt is something that most project teams or independent developers have to deal with – we take shortcuts to push out releases, deadlines need to be met, quick fixes slowly become the standard. In this talk, Elizabeth will discuss what technical debt is, when it is acceptable and when it isn’t, and strategies for effectively managing it, both on an independent and team level.

About Elizabeth: Formerly the Community Manager for, Elizabeth (@ElizabethN) is currently the PHP Community Manager for Engine Yard. In addition, she is President and Co-Founder of, and an active member of the PHP Community and her local PHP User Group (OINK-PUG). She has published several titles with Wrox/Wiley, speaks at conferences around the world, and blogs at

Giveaways: Too many to count, but includes many things such as IDE licenses, books, gift cards, and the grand prize - a Nexus 7 tablet!

When: Thursday, September 6, 2012 -- 6pm-9pm

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  • Bill C.

    Fantastic presentation - engaging and dynamic speaker - very important topic! And the food was good too!

    September 7, 2012

  • Mike P.

    Really enjoyed hearing from Kevin on the history of the Atlanta PHP group and Elisabeth's presentation on Technical Debt. Appreciated the food and drink and raffle prizes. It was an awesome meetup!

    September 7, 2012

  • Scott L.

    Fantastic meetup! Good food, awesome presentation from Kevin on the history of AtlantaPHP, and great presentation from Elizabeth. I had a great time and it was good to see everyone there.

    September 7, 2012

  • CJ R.

    It had been a couple of years since I had attended an ATL PHP meetup. I'm so glad I went. I had a great time meeting everyone. The facility was great and the meeting was very very well ran. Elizabeth did a great job speaking... sparked quite few conversations about technical debt on the way home. Kudos to you all for building such a great php community! Your hard work shows!

    September 6, 2012

  • Brent L.

    great program, should have started a half hour earlier to get it all in.

    September 6, 2012

  • Craig

    A great party and solid presentations. This Meetup will go in the Meetup Hall of Fame. I saw superstars from other Atlanta-area groups. I'm surprised the paparazzi wasn't there. I got there early, stayed late, and took up two seats just to make sure I could take it all in. Chris Spruck and Kevin Roberts are the best thing since Dan Aykroyd and John Candy in Canadian Bacon!

    September 6, 2012

  • Michelle S.

    Awesome , job well done guys

    September 6, 2012

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