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Take Over the World in 45 Minutes with Lithium

  • Apr 12, 2012 · 6:30 PM
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Join us on Thursday, April 12th at 6:30pm to learn about Lithium, a PHP framework. Nate Abele will present the framework to the group. This session is intended for intermediate / advanced developer audience.

Take Over the World in 45 Minutes with Lithium

Every framework claims to help you take over the world in less time and effort than every other, but do they really help you take over the world your way? In this tactical tour-de-force, you'll learn how Lithium pulls together different tools, technologies, and paradigms to assist even the most complex diabolical plans. By the end of the session, you'll know each step in the process required to get from zero to world domination with Lithium.

Speaker Bio

Nate Abele first took an interest in programming at age 11, so you can obviously tell how cool he is. In the course of his career, Nate has mostly eschewed large companies, in favor of the culture found in small, independent businesses and startups. Nate has been employed by one of the most prestigious PHP consultancies in the world, and has worked on projects of all shapes and sizes. In other, more esoteric periods of professional history, Nate has also worked with a humble productivity software vendor in the greater Seattle area, and a small fruit vendor outside San Jose.

However, Nate is probably best known for his contributions to Open Source, including helping to create one of the most well-known and widely-used web frameworks for PHP. The 5 years' experience working on a large, high-adoption project has helped to inform and guide his current crop of Open Source projects (he accidentally co-founded the Lithium framework), writing, and teaching.

When not staring at glowing rectangles of various sizes, Nate enjoys eating delicious food, playing guitar, snowboarding, making dumb jokes, and writing about himself in the third person.


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  • Federico U.

    It was kind of OK.

    May 27, 2012

  • Jeff L.

    Also, I have stickers for your head.

    April 12, 2012

  • Jeff L.

    This is gonna be dope.

    April 12, 2012

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