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ViennaPHP March Gathering

March is coming fast - On the[masked] at 18:30 (with talks starting at 19:00 strict!) at Stockwerk, 3. floor. This time we got the symfony Usergroup and the Silverstripe Usergroup joining us with talks!


Please note that we'll continue timeboxing, meaning we will be exactly on time! We will start exactly at 19:00! We are there at 18:30 so you can come a bit earlier (and you don't miss anything)!

As always, full-talks will be 45 min. max + Q&A (10 min max). Mini-talks are 15 minutes max + Q&A (10 min max).


• "Welcome" by Sebastian Göttschkes

• "PHPSpec in 2 minutes" by Sebastian Göttschkes

• "SilverStripe" by Philipp Krenn, Organizer from SilverStripe Austria

• "symfony2 Forms: Past, Present and Future" by Bernhard Schussek, symfony Core Developer

• Mini-Talk: "Hydra Symfony Bundle" by Matthias Steinböck

• "After-Gathering-Party" featured by StockWerk, 1. floor kitchen/bar

Between the talks there will be time for talks and drinks!



Jobs, new Open Source Projects, Collaboration, Events

PHPSpec in 2 minutes by Sebastian Göttschkes

Doing unit tests with PHPSpec changes the way you do TDD. In 2 minutes, the basics will be covered.

SilverStripe by Philipp Krenn

• Overview of the SilverStripe ecosystem and history

• Taking a look at the CMS

• Messing around with the underlying framework and extending the CMS

• Beware: This session will include live coding and might go horribly wrong ;-)

"symfony2 Forms: Past, Present and Future" by Bernhard Schussek

The Symfony2 Form component is a critical part for many Symfony2 applications. As such, we have been constantly improving the component to handle the many different use cases of our users and to lower the barrier to entry for newcomers. As seasoned Symfony2 developer, all
these changes can be sometimes hard to track. What about backwards compatibility? Will your business-critical applications break? And the questions don't stop there. How can you get up to scratch with the latest best practices? What can you expect from future versions? And how can you get involved to help things move faster? I will try to answer these and many other questions in my talk.

"Hydra Symfony Bundle" by Matthias Steinböck

Matthias will present his Hydra Bundle for symfony, a social media channel aggregator.

After Gathering Party by Stockwerk:

After the gathering we will have a little party in the kitchen/bar of Stockwerk in the 1. floor, having some drinks and snacks and socializing. 


This meeting will be joined together with these usergroups:

Symfony User Group Vienna

SilverStripe Austria


• Stockwerk, your favourite Co-Working Space in Vienna, got us the location, who are doing creative software solutions and who are looking for PHP Developers.

B&G Consulting & Commerce, a development company for custom solutions, using mostly symfony 

• easyname, domain and hosting company in Vienna

• JetBrains, makers of PHPStorm/WebStorm and other IDEs. They are giving away a PHPStorm License!


Tell us in the comments, talk to Sebastian, Stefan or Alex on the meetup or hit us up on twitter or facebook. Everything interesting to PHP devs is worth talking about!

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  • Michael B.

    Really good meetup last night. Learned a lot of new stuff (I'd never heard of Silver Stripe and I've never used Symfony before) and the pizza was very welcome!

    Thanks to the organizer, you're doing a great job with this - it's been getting better and better each month.

    2 · March 14, 2014

  • nfo

    best meetup in town, nice people, cool location and great hospitality! thanks guys

    2 · March 14, 2014

  • Ludwig R.


    1 · March 13, 2014

  • Martin P.

    Sadly too much other stuff to do - See you all next time in April!

    March 13, 2014

  • Thomas S.

    sorry.. have to take care of the kids...

    March 13, 2014

  • Zauberfisch

    sorry, won't be making it today.

    March 13, 2014

  • Stefan H.

    1. Reservate one of the last 4 places for our March Gathering: 2. Don't forget your businesscards. 3. Take some pictures during our event and post them here on or on Twitter (#viennaPHP). 4. Write a comment here on or on Twitter during our event and get a surprise. 5. Please, after the event, give us a feedback: write here or on Twitter a comment. Write a review of our event on your blog and post the URL here. 6. Don't forget to reservate a place for you and your best PHP-friends for our April Gathering: 7. Tell everybody in your world about viennaPHP!

    March 12, 2014

  • Jakob O.

    I'm not sure if I'm going to make it -> have to finish a project friday is the presentation for the customer.

    March 12, 2014

  • Sebastian G.

    If anybody has a high quality camera, please bring it and make some pictures for us to share with the community. It would be great to have high-res pictures and not only those iPhone shots I'm doing!

    March 12, 2014

    • nfo

      i bring my camera and tripod

      1 · March 12, 2014

  • Stefan H.

    Tomorrow: our next gathering! Bring in your friends, neighbors, colleagues, boss, freelancers, suppliers, customers or partners! Great Talks! Awesome community!

    March 12, 2014

  • Stefan H.

    Our next Meetup is coming fast - On the[masked] at 18:30 (with talks starting at 19:00 strict!) at Stockwerk, 3. floor. This time the symfony Usergroup and the Silverstripe Usergroup are joining viennaPHP with talks! Free drinks! Free pizza! And the awesome "viennaPHP After Gathering Party" after the talks, featured by Last time we were more than 50 and have stayed until midnight. Don't miss this event!

    1 · March 7, 2014

  • Sebastian G.

    I changed the time to 18:30 but we'll start talks as always at 19:00. Make sure to swing by early to get a slice of pizza and a beer before we are starting the official agenda!

    1 · March 7, 2014

    • Stefan H.

      Yeah! Pizza, Pizza, Pizza, Pizza!!!!

      1 · March 7, 2014

  • Stefan H. has some problems due to DoS-attack. Please follow us on Twitter: @viennaPHP. So we will be able to inform you about the latest news of our usergroup.

    March 2, 2014

  • Sebastian G.

    Please note that the usergroup happens on Thursday, 13th of March. In the email going out today the date was incorrect!

    March 1, 2014

  • Sebastian G.

    If you haven't, please consider updating your profile. We added a few questions which will help us make this Usergroup and our Meetups more awesome. Thanks!

    February 26, 2014

  • Stefan H.

    If you wanna get in touch with Google Glass then remember 28.02.2014. David will give a talk ( I just have asked him to make a presentation in one of our next gatherings.

    February 19, 2014

  • Stefan H.

    Wow! Both user groups, SilverStripe Austria and Symfony Austria will join our next gathering!

    1 · February 19, 2014

  • Sebastian G.

    From the symfony side, we have Bernhard Schussek, which some of you might know in his role as one of the symfony core developers, talking about symfony forms. I saw him last year at the symfony meetup talking about forms and it was very nice, so I am really excited that he joins us!

    February 18, 2014

  • Sebastian G.

    We are looking for sponsors for the meetup. If your company is interested, talk to me!

    February 17, 2014

  • Stefan H.

    Special offer from our location sponsor Stockwerk Coworking Space ( exclusive for members from viennaPHP: First day for FREE! First month -33%! Every Friday Katjas famous cake! Check it out, call Alexander and rent a desk!

    February 14, 2014

  • Daniel L.

    Hi, I plan to talk about "MongoDB and PHP". I'll give an introduction to NoSQL and then will quickly move on to moving MongoDB with Doctrine or similar.

    The full proposal is here:

    I'd love to know if this is interesting to you or if you have any suggestions. Let me know!

    P.S.: February Gathering was awesome!

    2 · February 13, 2014

    • Sebastian G.

      Thanks for suggesting the talk. Being a MonogDB fan myself I'd like to hear that talk. I'll get in touch with you.

      February 13, 2014

  • nfo

    Hi, after 12 years working with PHP i could talk about "The good, the bad and the ugly side of PHP"

    February 13, 2014

    • Sebastian G.

      Sounds nice! I'll get in touch with you!

      February 13, 2014

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