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200 Days of Code: Month 2

During the first six months of 2015 we will be getting back to basics and focusing on PHP code development. Each Meetup will offer not one, but two presentations on specific PHP topics. One presentation will be for beginners and a simultaneous talk will focus on more advanced topics. You chose which presentation to attend. 

For those members who choose not to participate in either of the presentations, we'll provide a hack space for you to work on your own projects by yourself or in collaboration with other members. 

To help provide structure to this enhanced focus on education, the topics will be selected from two books as follows:

PHP and MySQL for Dynamic Web Sites

PHP Advanced and Object-Oriented Programming

Our plan is to cover a few select topics from two to three chapters per book at each month's Meetup. While the time limitations of 1 hour presentations will only allow us to cover a few select concepts from each chapter, you can reinforce the learning experience by purchasing the book of your choice and completing the reading and practice exercises outside of the Meetup at a pace of two chapters per month.

Book purchase and self-paced work is not required. You will learn PHP topics by simply attending the monthly presentations. You will learn more and comprehend more by reading and practicing on your own between Meetups, if you choose.

In addition, we are opening up an earlier time slot for members to practice their presentation skills and talk about a topic of their choosing.  This topic does not have to focus on PHP, but should be related to web development in some way.

But wait, there's more!

We are opening up the final 30 minutes of the evening for hands-on practice.  If you bring a laptop and your coding questions we would like members of the PHP community to lend a hand and help each other out.

Lastly, you might chose to skip the presentations all together.  No one will be offended.  You can set up shop outside the main presentation area as early as 6:00  pm and code way, either by yourself or in small groups.

As always, we'll provide the pizza while you decide on the most productive way to spend the evening with your fellow Boston PHP members.


Agenda

6:00 pm - 7:00 pm -- Free pizza provided by our sponsor 

6:30 pm - 7:00 pm -- Intro to Bootstrap by Jen Kramer

7:00 pm - 7:15 pm -- Announcements 

7:15 pm - 8:15 pm 

Hacker Track - open space to collaborate or work on your own

Beginner Track - Chapters 3-5 of PHP and MySQL for Dynamic Web Sites - Presentation by Brad Sulewski

Creating functions, Intro to MySQL, Column Types, Inserting Records, Selecting Data, Updating, Deleting

About Beginner Track Presenter:
Brad has been a web developer for 15 years developing everything from static pages, dynamic sites, e-commerce and business applications. Brad picked up PHP in 2002 and had been hooked ever since. Focusing on LAMP and .NET/C#, HTML, Javascript and CSS to create custom applications, CRM's and CMS's across multiple industries including finance, travel, education, social and e-commerce. 

Advanced Track - Chapters 4-5 of PHP Advanced and Object-Oriented Programming - Presentation by Ryan Mahoney, Better Lesson

Object oriented programming, theory, class definitions, constructors, destructors, creating an object, inheritance, overriding methods

About Advanced Track Presenter: 
Ryan Mahoney (Senior Software Engineer) works for causes that have positive impact on society and communities. He frequently contributes to open source software projects, with an average of 1,500 commits per year.

8:15 pm - 8:45 pm -- Hands-on Coding  

9:00 pm - ? Beers at Champions Bar

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  • David P.

    200 Days of code - Month 2 message board thread started.

    http://www.meetup.com/bostonphp/messages/boards/thread/48785176

    1 · March 14, 2015

  • Linda P.

    Excellent speakers and helpful topics.

    3 · February 13, 2015

  • Jen K.

    Thanks Joseph, that's very kind! www.jenkramer.org

    2 · February 13, 2015

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi Everyone. This was my second PHP seminar; and, I learned a lot. Matt Murphy and Gene Babon did a great job organizing as usual. I got to meet our host and sponsor Mr Cole Pomroy, and he told me he was from Maine; where I love the seashores. The pizza, soft drinks and cookies were outstanding. I thought Lynda Kramer was one of the most professional presenters I have seen in a long time. Very fashionable and very knowlegable on PHP subject material. Lynda has an excellent website. I couldn't find her email, though; so I want to give her a shout-out, here. I got to meet a young gal from Ireland, too; with braces, also learning about updated conveniences on PHP software and systems. My Wombwise is currently an operating software system; but I will be changing the name. I wanted Womb to be synonomous with 'incubator'; but I don't love how it fits. Don't work to hard! Joe D WYN Contract & Development Co. & Donnelly Enterprise. [masked]

    2 · February 13, 2015

  • Brad L.

    Another great meeting...

    3 · February 12, 2015

  • A former member
    A former member

    Heh, PHP Friends. I am probably going to be changing the name of WombWise. I will be looking for moneymakers to write code for what was formally WombWise. WombWise is essentially an operating system like MicroSoft. Some of the Apps will be writing for will be for Fashion, Finance, Fitness, and Travel. I will be seeking smaller market shares of existing companies in these industry's. Look forward to tonight; I am still learning my overview of PHP. Really enjoyed and had fun attending first class! Joe D. [masked] [masked]

    February 11, 2015

  • Brad L.

    Looks like meeting is still on... correct?

    February 11, 2015

  • Justin L.

    Hoping to announce our launch of crowdfunding for kwiKBio tomorrow night!! http://experiment.com/kwikbio-empowering-citizen-scientist-superheroes-to-cure-disease
    or http://bit.ly/1z3yYa7
    A CROWD of citizens plus advanced tech to SPEED the learning cycle will accelerate research dramatically!! Please have a look and help us grow the crowd!!!

    February 10, 2015

  • Dennis S.

    Hi, I would love to attend, but I'm down here if Florida. Will the Advance and Object-Oriented Programming be recorded? Is so, how do I get to the video so I can watch?

    February 10, 2015

  • Matt M.

    We switched the advanced track speaker for this event. Many thanks to Ryan Mahoney from Better Lesson for leading our advanced lecture for this event! We're looking forward to it.

    1 · February 4, 2015

  • Jen K.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?x-yt-cl=84838260&x-yt-ts=1422327029&v=bLXcBEaMlD8

    Matt Murphy and I discuss Bootstrap and what to expect during my talk at this meeting. I'm looking forward to seeing all of you!

    3 · January 27, 2015

  • Benji F.

    I finished Chapters 4 and 5 of PHP Advanced and Object-Oriented Programming. On the down side, I have a partial conflict, so I will miss part or all of the 2/11 meetup.

    1 · January 27, 2015

  • Gene B.

    I have completed Chapter 5 of PHP and MySQL for Dynamic Web Sites.

    http://bit.ly/1zbailj

    This is a preview of some of the material we will be covering in the Beginner Track of "200 Days of Code: Month 2".

    Consider purchasing either the beginner's book or the more advanced book if you would like to maximize your learning experience over the next 200 days. You can also post links to your completed exercises here.

    There are no exercises to post for Chapter 5 since this chapter is an overview of SQL, the standard language used to access database information.

    January 25, 2015

  • Gene B.

    I have completed Chapter 4 of PHP and MySQL for Dynamic Web Sites.

    http://bit.ly/1CtoOlf

    This is a preview of some of the material we will be covering in the Beginner Track of "200 Days of Code: Month 2".

    Consider purchasing either the beginner's book or the more advanced book if you would like to maximize your learning experience over the next 200 days. You can also post links to your completed exercises here.

    There are no exercises to post for Chapter 4 since this chapter is an overview of the MySQL database.

    January 19, 2015

  • Gene B.

    I have completed Chapter 3 of PHP and MySQL for Dynamic Web Sites.

    http://bit.ly/1AxyTvi

    This is a preview of some of the material we will be covering in the Beginner Track of "200 Days of Code: Month 2".

    Consider purchasing either the beginner's book or the more advanced book if you would like to maximize your learning experience over the next 200 days. You can also post links to your completed exercises here.

    1 · January 18, 2015

  • Karen W.

    ZBA meeting

    January 15, 2015

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