Intro to PHP +Potluck

*****PLEASE NOTE THE CHANGE IN LOCATION*****

 

We will be meeting at the SRJC in Bech Hall Room 1901. Parking lot costs are $4.00.

 

Here is a map of the campus, and the building we will be in.
http://www.santarosa.edu/map/bech/bech.html

A HUGE thank you to Linda Hemenway and the Computer Studies department for sponsoring WIMP with this location.

 

Today, a large majority of websites are using some kind of underlying CMS/framework. Whether that is WordPress, Drupal, Joomla!, concrete5, Magento, CodeIgniter, Yii, Laravel, the list goes on... they all have one thing in common. PHP.

PHP is used by 80.5% of all server-side languages used by websites. Today, it benefits anyone that builds websites on any of these systems to have at least a basic understanding of how they work. This requires some fundamental understanding of PHP will take any web administrator/builder far in fully "understanding" their websites. Even if you are a designer with basic HTML/CSS skills, you can benefit from building on your skill set by learning the basics of PHP and have some insight into how your plugin/theme/module/whatever is working for basic troubleshooting.

In this meetup, Cole Geissinger, will give a crash course introduction to PHP covering the history, basic syntax/statements, variables, operators, arrays and all the other gooey stuff that makes PHP powerful enough to run some of the largest websites on the web. If time permits, we can build a quick demo site using the PHP skills learned.

This meetup will be very low level and is meant as a foundation for anyone that is PHP curious/enthusiastic.

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  • Erin M.

    Great job, Cole! A good "foot in the water" kind of approach. I always like your presentation style. As a real newbie, I could have used a few more real-world examples to help it sink in.

    2 · August 30, 2013

    • Cole G.

      I'm hoping to do a wimp shop in the future and build something fun :)

      2 · August 30, 2013

  • Ceylan C.

    Thanks for the slides Cole!

    August 30, 2013

  • Jake S.

    Like I mentioned in the meeting, we are looking for content ideas for WordCamp Santa Rosa this January. If you have a second, please take a look at this form.

    http://583834.polldaddy.com/s/wordcamp-santa-rosa-content-ideas

    August 29, 2013

  • Christina N.

    Cole, thanks for posting the slides! Sorry that I had to miss this.

    1 · August 29, 2013

  • Sam E.

    Thank You Melissa & Cole ! It was a great meeting and I appreciated Cole's introduction to PHP. The examples at the end of the presentation, really helped bring it together for me. Being more involved in video production, this group (and Linda Hemenway's classes) are really helping me in acquiring a much better understanding of Web & Interactive Media development.

    1 · August 29, 2013

    • Cole G.

      Glad to hear Sam!

      August 29, 2013

  • Jake S.

    Serious, who brought their kids?

    4 · August 29, 2013

    • Douglas B.

      Children should be protected from PHP. Its dangerous.

      August 29, 2013

    • Jake S.

      Sends people down life paths that they may never fully recover from...

      August 29, 2013

  • Douglas B.

    It was a good intro to PHP. Thanks a bunch!

    1 · August 29, 2013

  • Linda M.

    Sorry I missed it. Thanks for the slides!

    1 · August 29, 2013

  • Douglas B.

    Thanks for the good time. Can't wait for the next one.

    1 · August 29, 2013

  • Rubber Baby Buggy B.

    Peachy keen!

    August 29, 2013

  • Shelby M.

    Excellent content. Seats were a bit finicky, but Cole did quite well presenting the basics of PHP so I was paying more attention to that :)

    August 28, 2013

  • Cole G.

    Thanks for coming everyone! Here's a link to my slides from tonight http://slid.es/colegeissinger/intro-to-php

    August 28, 2013

  • Doug M.

    Hate to miss it -- very busy night!! Would be awesome if we could catch a recording, or even just slides. Catch you sometime soon, Cole.

    2 · August 28, 2013

    • Melissa G.

      We can post slides but unfortunately don't have the ability to record this one. Sorry!

      August 28, 2013

  • Anne H.

    Hope you do this again--can't make it this time!

    August 28, 2013

  • Ceylan C.

    not sure I can make it have a deadline and still not done...anway just a heads up hate to miss the intro by Cole

    August 28, 2013

  • Melissa G.

    Sorry guys, when the room changed the building also changed and I didn't realize. *****PLEASE NOTE THE CHANGE IN LOCATION*****

    We will be meeting at the SRJC in Bech Hall Room 1901. Parking lot costs are $4.00.

    Here is a map of the campus, and the building we will be in.
    http://www.santarosa.edu/map/bech/bech.html

    August 28, 2013

  • Ceylan C.

    Great! exactly what I need to start learning!

    August 28, 2013

  • Wynter W.

    Will be busy most of tomorrow but hopefully I'll be able to make it to this.

    August 28, 2013

  • Adam

    I'm new! I'm a PHP pro so I'll probably skip this one. But I'll go to the next one.

    1 · August 24, 2013

  • Dale G.

    What if I know basic PHP? E.g. variables, if statements, some constants...

    1 · August 16, 2013

    • Cole G.

      Then you will be ahead of the class :) its always good having another to fill some gaps or angles

      August 16, 2013

  • Jill O.

    Looks very cool and love this new location. Way more convenient for me personally and the parking is easy right off of BECK Hall and the old chem building.

    August 16, 2013

    • Melissa G.

      We are excited about it too, Jill. For now it's just this month only for sure. We'll have to wait and see if this might be our new permanent home.

      August 16, 2013

  • Melissa G.

    *****PLEASE NOTE THE CHANGE IN LOCATION*****

    We will be meeting in Santa Rosa at the SRJC campus in Lark Hall Room 2004. Parking lot costs are $4.00.

    August 16, 2013

  • Joan C.

    Can't make this one, but please keep me in the loop

    August 13, 2013

  • Anne H.

    Oh cool. Now I will be totally insufferable to my children, who don't know how to code at all in spite of being millennials!

    August 11, 2013

  • Leticia S.

    Unfortunately I'll be away, but would love to see any video or slides from the event...

    August 5, 2013

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