Creator of PHP: PHP & MySQLnd, What's Cutting-Edge Now, What'll Be in the Future

Rasmus Lerdorf, Creator of PHP, Distinguished Engineer at Etsy
Free beer, pizza and swag!

A Database Month event:

A look at the history of the LAMP stack along with where we are today with traits, the new short array syntax, low-level MySQL integration and the many other new features available in PHP 5.4. Are you ready to upgrade? Come find out what might trip you up along with what is coming in PHP 5.5 and beyond.

Rasmus Lerdorf, Creator of PHP, Distinguished Engineer at Etsy

Rasmus Lerdorf is known for having gotten the PHP project off the ground in 1995 and has contributed to a number of other open source projects over the years. He is also responsible for inventing the LIMIT clause way back in the mini-SQL days; LIMIT has since been copied to MySQL and other databases.

Rasmus was an infrastructure architect at Yahoo! for more than 7 years and joined Etsy in 2012. He was born in Greenland, grew up in Denmark and Canada and has a Systems Design engineering degree from the University of Waterloo.

Swag giveaway at 6:30pm
Power-Networking at 6:40pm
Presentation starts at 6:45pm

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  • David J.

    Please put up a video.

    2 · May 14, 2013

    • Eric David B.

      Video will be posted up soon!

      1 · May 14, 2013

    • Toti

      Thank you Eric, can't wait... those who like me weren't able to make it will really appreciate that :)

      May 14, 2013

  • David G.

    Great talk. It really helped advance my understanding of PHP. The async mysql querying looks very interesting.

    May 14, 2013

  • paul m.


    May 14, 2013

  • Mehboob A.

    First-hand history of web development, priceless!!

    1 · May 14, 2013

  • May

    Pretty awesome and surreal to actually meet the creator of PHP!

    May 13, 2013

  • peter m.

    very articulate presentation by the super smart and technically experienced creator of PHP

    1 · May 13, 2013

  • Randall G.

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    May 13, 2013

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    May 13, 2013

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    May 13, 2013

  • Ajith

    Did anyone else notice that if you type in the meetup address directly in google maps (137 Varick St. (near Spring St.) 3rd-Floor, New York, NY) it shows up in Staten Island! If you add the `C` & make it `New York, NYC` it shows the correct address in lower Manhattan. Looking forward to Monday :)

    May 10, 2013

    • Mehboob A.

      No.. remove the "(near ... 3rd floor", and the map will find the correct location

      May 13, 2013

    • Andres

      Also, meetups map shows the wrong address near Chambers and Broadway!

      May 13, 2013

  • Dan V.

    Sorry. Tied up this evening. Will have to miss.

    May 13, 2013

  • Daniel J.

    Over from the UK for a short time and very much looking forward to this

    May 13, 2013

  • Bud S.

    Need to go out of town for work :(

    May 13, 2013

  • Jim F.

    I live PHP!!

    May 12, 2013

  • Jennifer L.

    Hi, I am the Human Resources Manager at etouches, a venture-funded software company in South Norwalk CT.

    May 9, 2013

  • Felix B.

    Of course

    May 7, 2013

  • Larry L.

    +1 guest

    May 7, 2013

  • Chris S.

    Rasmus is my hero!

    May 7, 2013

  • James M.

    Super duper excited for this

    May 6, 2013

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  • Sergei K.

    Hi! I'm back end Web Developer. =)

    May 6, 2013

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