The Themosis PHP Framework (http://www.themosis.com/) looks like other modern PHP frameworks such as Laravel and it's designed specifically for WordPress. And it's made in Belgium.
I'm very excited that the Julien Lambé, the creator of Themosis, has agreed to come and present the framework to the group.
This will be a technical talk aimed at PHP developers or people that are learning PHP.
Julien will demo building a site from scratch using the framework and give attendees early access to Themosis.
After the talk ( approximately 20h30 ) we'll hold a surgery for all members, where you can bring your WordPress questions and we'll try and help each other.
And of course we'll manage to spend a bit of time in the bar downstairs.