Meet and Greet in the Cafeteria
The Nerdery provides us pizza and non-alcoholic drinks; this is a great time to network, discuss your latest projects and just hang out for a bit prior to all of the knowledge exchanging.
Intro to Version Control - Jonathan Sundquist
A topic that started off as a subversion vs. git and has morphed into an introduction to version control. If you're not currently leveraging version control, you need to start! Subversion which has been the defacto standard in version control for many years has now been shifting to git thanks to the infamous github.
What's New in PHP 5.4 - Mike Stowe
A quick overview of some of the new features in PHP 5.4 including binary notation, short-hand arrays, dereferencing arrays, traits, class instantiation chaining, session_status, sessionHandler, session file upload tracking, and the new built in web server.
Banter and networking, ask the questions on your mind and then we will get out of there. Some people may be planning on hitting a local bar or otherwise going to their cozy homes and I'm sure they will let you know which they are up to!
If you have not been to MNPHP before and you plan on coming; let me be the first to say welcome to our user group. We generally meet the first Thursday of every month; this Thursday is an exception. We certainly enjoy meeting people from the community. Irregardless if you are a beginner, intermediate, advanced or simply just coming to learn more about it; we are glad to have you. All you need to bring is yourself, your personality and like most programmers you'll likely end up bringing a laptop.
Location, Location, Location
Daniel has created a poll to see if we were to switch locations or rotate among locations how this might impact attendance. Please take a moment to take the poll. http://www.mnphp.org/polls/482862/