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AtlantaPHP January 2013 Meeting

PRESENTATION: Current Trends of the PHP and Open Source Job Market

NOTE - NEW LOCATION - Hypepotamus (see above)

Food Sponsored by:
Thompson Technologies

Presentation by Ari Waller, Vice President of Recruiting, Thompson Technologies (@ariwaller and @ThompsonTechIT)

The presentation will be an overview of the current employment market and outlook specifically for PHP developers (as well as other Open Source related Open Source trends), based on the current supply and demands in the market place, as well as career oriented topics via Q&A (Resumes, Interviews, and overall job hunting tips and strategies). Ari will cover a year by year comparison from his previous talk and discuss changes and new trends going into 2013. We will also discuss how to work with recruiters as effectively as possible (if at all), as well as questions you have always wanted to ask regarding the the inner workings of IT Staffing.

Note from Ari: I want to assure you this is not a IT Staffing Commercial. I am looking forward to sharing direct and useful data with an understanding that many of your members will never use a recruiter to find an opportunity. I am also hoping to answer any questions they have based on good and bad experiences they have had with recruiters if they would like.

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  • Mike K.

    Hi Guys - I am new to the group as of the January meetup, and I have suddenly and abruptly reached the end of my comfortzone in php and am in immediate need of help. Anyone available today? I have a website launching this week and we now need to do an OAuth authentication and several remote queries to a client site to look up submitted data. I have been provided some private php functions code but am stumped as to how to successfully implement this. drop me a line asap if you can help! - Thanks, Mike

    January 16, 2013

    • Chris S.

      Mike - please use our Google group for starting discussions (http://atlantaphp.org...­). We prefer to keep comments here related to the specific meeting or event. Thanks!

      January 16, 2013

  • Logan G.

    Anyone know anything specific about the parking at the new place (Hypepotamus)? price? safety? well lit? covered? exact GPS location lat and long to 7 decimals (jk!!), etc. ?

    January 3, 2013

    • Chris S.

      From the email announcing the move: There's a large pay parking deck just south of the Biltmore and the entrance is immediately past the corner of West Peachtree (a one-way street heading north) and 4th St. It's also almost exactly between the North Avenue and Midtown MARTA stations. I think that deck runs roughly $2 per hour.

      January 3, 2013

    • Kevin R.

      I think this (AT&T) parking deck is a good place; well lit, monitored, and only one entrance/exit during evenings. However, they lock it up at 10:00 PM so get your car out beforehand! Recommend parking near the entrance.

      January 5, 2013

  • Eric D.

    I think the speaker Ari was very knowable and a genuine straight forward recruiter and would definitely recommend him to IT personal looking for a job in todays market

    January 4, 2013

  • Jacques L.

    Super! Ari hit it out of the park by giving us a concise overview of the job market as well as how to best market yourself for success.

    January 4, 2013

  • Rebecca T.

    The venue was comfortable, the presentation was informative and helpful, and the atmosphere was inspiring. I appreciate having been able to attend!

    January 3, 2013

  • Logan G.

    Beer location:
    Cypress Street Pint and Plate

    January 3, 2013

  • Eric L.

    This sounds like a great topic. Looking forward to hearing Ari's talk.

    An interesting aspect to selecting a candidate to hire or company to work is the "fit" between the person and the company culture and the team makeup. Determining this is not usually about skills and experience, it is more about behavioral style and values. Tonight's attendees, or any member of Atlanta PHP User Group, are invited to receive my startup's personality profiles for free. There are two, Social Style, which is behavioral style based model and Hidden Motivators, which a values based model.

    The reports are very detailed and may help you choose the right organization to work for based on your style and values.

    Note: The Abeo site is PHP/WordPress and I am looking for an equity partner.

    Best,

    ~eric

    http://community.abeo.us/begin-your-journey-join

    January 3, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi, would it be inappropriate to attend if I'm looking to potentially hire freelance/part-time PHP developers for my company?

    January 2, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      thanks Russell!

      January 3, 2013

    • Chris S.

      "Officially", you're welcome to attend and network with our members for potential hiring. We also have a moderated mailing list for job postings and discussion at https://groups.google....­ - note the job posting rules closely.

      January 3, 2013

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