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ViennaPHP November Gathering

This time we have something I'd call an early christmas gift for you as we were able to get an international speaker on board for this meeting! 

We'll meet at[masked], 19:00. 

Talks are again 45 min. + QA and mini-talks should be between 5 and 15 minutes. We have one full talk already confirmed and may have another speaker from Germany. We also made room for one mini-talk which will be given to the first person at the meetup coming up to me saying he wants to have the slot (much like Unconferences work).


    • Welcome Notes by Sebastian

    • "Behat in 2 minutes" by Sebastian

    • "Building high performance infrastructure for PHP applications" by David Mytton (CEO ServerDensity)

    • "Symfony Components" by Freerich Bäthge (CTO Sensiolabs Germany)

    • Your Ad-Hoc Mini-Talk

    • Announcement of our next Meetup by Sebastian

Building high performance infrastructure for PHP applications by David Mytton (CEO ServerDensity)

"Achieving high performance is partly to do with your code but it still really depends on how you deploy your infrastructure. Dedicated vs cloud? In memory vs on disk? Spindal vs SSD? Multi data centre deployments? This talk will consider all the infrastructure requirements of a successful high performance infrastructure with hints and tips that can be applied to setup. It will use a high throughput PHP application used to process over 25TB of data each month, with billions of data points of time series data as a real world example. It will include things like OS tweaks, disk benchmarks, replication, monitoring and backups plus considerations for the overall architecture."


Our sponsors for this meetup are:

25th-floor is happy to host us and provide us with drinks

• DrupalCamp Vienna is giving away two tickets to their 2013 event happening the days after this meetup (November22 - 24)

• JetBrains has provided us with one "PHPStorm Personal license" for each of the six meetups.


Engine Yard.

If your company or somebody you know would like to sponsor the ViennaPHP Usergroup, just ping me (Sebastian). We would like to have some long-term sponsors on board which provide us with a nice location, beverages for our meetups and giveaways for speakers and attendees. Of course we are open do dicussions about how sponsoring could look like.


Of course we need people do talks about PHP and the ecosystem. We are always looking for talks for the next meetups, so make sure to submit yours NOW. Full talks are 45 min. + QA and mini talks are 5 to 15 min. Here is a list of stuff we would like to hear about: php internals, fastcgi, php-fpm, php best practices, php cli stuff, composer, phpmd, php codesniffer, frameworks (zend, symfony, silex, laravel, phalcon), phpunit, TDD with phpunit, behat/mink, phpsepc, jenkins for php projects, smarty, twig, react, phing, apache best practices for php, nginx w/ php, phpstorm, databases /mysql, postgresql, mongodb, couchdb, redis, solr, memcache) w/ php, varnish, your project build with php, PaaS for php apps, vagrant, css precompilers, cacti, usw.

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  • Sebastian G.

    Pictures are now uploaded! I also added Davids talk beside mine to our github repo:

    December 6, 2013

  • Sebastian G.

    What a awesome night :) I had much fun. Pictures are coming soon!

    November 27, 2013

  • Martin

    Great evening, good talks. Was very interesting to hear the operations-view for high performance, distributed applications.
    Cya in three weeks.

    November 22, 2013

  • Michael B.

    Great evening, genuinely very interesting and a good, friendly atmosphere. I hope to be at the next one.

    November 22, 2013

  • Mubarig

    The meeting was good and well prepared. Let me add friendly atmosphere and people.

    November 22, 2013

  • Stefan H.

    Great meeting! Interesting people! Thanks to David and Freerich for their awesome talks!!

    November 21, 2013

  • Chris J.

    Excellent meeting, lots of interesting information

    November 21, 2013

  • Sebastian G.

    Thanks for unregistering if you are not able to come. This makes it possible for others to join!
    See you in a few hours!

    November 21, 2013

  • Michael K.

    Also cannot come :-( Hoping for the next time!

    November 21, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry, got the flue... good luck! Hope to see you next time!

    November 21, 2013

  • nfo

    really looking forward to see you guys tonight, unfortunately i will come later, because of another customer event tonight...

    November 21, 2013

  • Stefan H.

    I am interested in a talk about "Copyrights, (open-source)-licenses and software-patents for code (libraries, frameworks, tools, etc.) , fonts, graphics, images, design or business ideas: What kind of risks are existing for using, integrating oder delivering (selling) those things in commercial projects." Is there anybody who can offer a talk about this in one of our next meetups or knows somebody, who can do this? Is anybody else also interested in this topic?

    1 · October 17, 2013

    • Kaiser

      I won't be there this time, but here's a link you might want to bookmark: http://www.tldrlegal....­

      1 · November 20, 2013

    • Stefan R.

      Whoa nice link! THX...

      1 · November 21, 2013

  • Sebastian G.

    Cannot wait to start the meetup this time. So happy that our program is well accepted and everything is working out. One thing: Alex started a one question survey and it would be awesome if you could take one minute to answer it: Thanks!

    November 21, 2013

  • Sebastian G.

    Did you know? The usergroup is on twitter ( and facebook ( It would be awesome if you could follow/like/join/retweet so more PHP devs get to know about the usergroup and join! Thanks!

    November 11, 2013

  • Martin P.

    I may give a short talk about Doctrine but first I'd like to know who is already using it (or any other ORM system) and which more advanced parts of it are of interest for you.

    1 · October 30, 2013

    • Christian M.

      I'm using it with Symfony. Doctrine is very useful.

      October 30, 2013

  • Sebastian G.

    As there seems to be some irritation regarding filming: We have no plans on filming talks right now and if we come up with a solution, every speaker has of course the right to decline being filmed!

    Currently, we are just shooting ideas at each other. Please don't hesitate to submit your talk and if filming ever comes to life, I'll make sure to check with every speaker if he is comfortable with being filmed and under which condition this filming is going to happen.

    October 28, 2013

  • Sebastian G.

    Just got the idea that we could film a talk or even all talks and put it up on youtube for everybody to watch. I got a camera which is about 4 years old without tripod or micro. First question: Would anyone be interested in filming, editing and putting it up on youtube? Second question: Does anybody got a good camera, tripod, micro?

    October 14, 2013

    • nfo

      I have a Nikon D5100 and tripod but no microphone ...

      October 14, 2013

    • Sebastian G.

      Maybe there are a few people that could work together on this one? Sadly my time is limited to organizing the meetup, so I won't be able to contribute to filming.

      October 16, 2013

  • Sebastian G.

    Welcome Christian Mayer, Vienna PHP dev No. 60 :-) Hope to see you (and everony else) at the meetup!

    October 16, 2013

  • Sebastian G.

    I've added the location and our location/drinks sponsor 25th-floor for this meetup

    October 14, 2013

  • Jakob O.

    As I posted to the last meetup :) I would offer a talk about different caching systems tcp/ip vs socket and basicly all current systems redis/couchbase/memcached/memcache/apc/sharedmemory let me know if you're interesseted :)

    October 13, 2013

    • Jakob O.

      sorry didn't get your mail :) yes pls schedule me for january :)

      1 · October 13, 2013

  • Stefan H.

    I could offer a talk about "Introduction in Automation with Phing" for this or a coming meetup. Are you interested?

    October 12, 2013

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