LAPHP November Talk: E-commerce with PHP - Introduction to Magento

  • November 16, 2010 · 7:30 PM
  • Magento HQ

Join us for the LAPHP November talk!

Quick update: The correct address for Magento HQ is 10441 Jefferson Blvd.
At the gate, please dial *1000 to open the gate.

Responding to the popular demand we will have a talk on e-commerce with Magento. This will be a joint meetup with LAPHP, Magento HQ, Los Angeles Magento Developers Group and SoCal Magento Meetup Group

We are adding few extra spots -- the conference room is pretty small, but we are trying to squeeze in as many people as possible.

Please note that due to the popular demand we will have another LAPHP talk on Magento early next year.

For those of you who cannot attend this event in person, we will be doing the live stream broadcast here:

Magento attracted a lot of attention lately and quickly becomes a sort of de-facto standard e-commerce platform for PHP. Therefore we thought it would be interesting to our members to have some general overview of it and some insight of how it can be customized and extended. Also as some of our members noted, there’s a lot of Magento work out there right now.

We will try to make this event less of the speech and more of the discussion, with fairly short talks and more time for panel and Q&A session after each talk. This meeting will be kindly hosted by Magento HQ at their new office space in Culver City. Special thanks to Andrea Cannistraci at Magento for hosting us this time.


7:00 to 7:30 pm - Food and networking
7:30 to 8:00 pm - Welcome and Introduction to Magento by one of Magento's own engineers
8:00 to 8:30 pm - Customizing Magento classes / writing your own extensions by Ron Peled
8:30 to 9:00 pm - Discussion panel and more networking

About the Speaker:

Ron Peled is the founder of Activo, a virtual web development team focusing on Magento and Ektron websites. Ron is passionate about increasing revenue and ROI for customer websites, while sharing what he learns with his customers and on his blog ( Ron is currently focused on Magento Extensions that improve website conversions and increase sales. Ron is available at [masked] you can read more about Activo at Admission is free, snacks and drinks will be served!

Please note: as a special benefit for LAPHP members, you have a 40% discount on print books from O'Reilly, Microsoft Press, No Starch, PC Publishing, Pragmatic Bookshelf, Rocky Nook, SitePoint, or YoungJin products purchased directly from O'Reilly. You also have 50% discount on ebooks. Just use discount code DSUG. Orders can be placed online at or by calling 800-998-9938

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  • Oleg B.

    November 18, 2010

  • Oleg B.

    The presentation slides for Magento talk are also available here

    November 18, 2010

  • Oleg B.

    We have the video recording from the meeting available here

    November 18, 2010

  • A former member
    A former member

    It was great. I spoke w/a lot of people, I asked questions and I learned a lot. The presentation was great, and I learned a lot about Magento customization.

    November 17, 2010

  • Ron P.

    I know I was the speaker. But I had a blast and learned a lot and it was a great networking event.

    November 17, 2010

  • Eric H.

    Excellent Meetup

    November 17, 2010

  • Orlando

    Excellent! They have come of Age. I should have got on board in '06. My Bad! I'm in now! Woof Woof!

    November 17, 2010

  • Oleg B.

    Great talk by Ron Peled. It gave pretty good idea on building Magento extensions followed by very nice and informative discussion afterwards. Also thanks to Yoav Kutner (Magento's CTO) for a quick intro and a bit of Magento history.

    November 17, 2010

  • Oleg B.

    The location is next to ColorTEK office

    November 16, 2010

  • Oleg B.

    The correct address is 10441 Jefferson Blvd -- it is a gated entrance, there is a note at the gate to dial *1000

    We will walk out to meet more people there.

    November 16, 2010

  • Orlando

    Address is 14041

    November 16, 2010

  • A former member
    A former member

    I am in[masked] Jefferson Blvd. Can't find 10411. Zip code 90232. Am I in the wrong spot?

    November 16, 2010

  • A former member
    A former member

    Is this event really already full?! How do I get on the waiting list :)

    October 28, 2010

  • Norik D.

    Hell yeh, I welcome this idea too

    September 29, 2010

  • Oleg B.

    I am actually talking to Magento guys, so might be able to arrange for a talk some time soon.

    September 18, 2010

  • Mauricio

    I would appreciate a talk on Magento

    September 15, 2010

  • rory b.

    Great Idea - There seems to be a slew of Magento work out there right now

    September 10, 2010

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