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CQRS + Event Sourcing and Grav CMS Intro @ Swipe iX
Welcome back, the October CT PHP meetup promises to be another great meetup. We are gathering at Swipe iX so be sure to RSVP! Talk One: CQRS and Event Sourcing for fun and profit Microservices are a thing, and with them come some interesting new ways of building distributed applications. While CQS (and its successor CQRS) and Event Sourcing are not brand new concepts, they have found a new home as relevant design patterns in the world of Microservices. Gareth will aim to provide a primer for all to understand what exactly these two patterns are, how they work well together and the benefits (and down sides) of adapting your development to make use of them. About the speaker Gareth McCumskey - Gareth is a bit of a serverless evangelist. After having worked on numerous serverless projects and helping a multi-million Pound travel business get down the road to re-architecting from a monolithic backend to a microservices based, serverless backend with good results, he is here now to help others realise the potential of this new way of building applications that is going to revolutionise our industry ... again. Gareth has been a web developer for almost 20 years and started out with PHP back in 2000. He is now a native of the Cape with his wife and daughter (and soon son) where he is a Senior Web Developer at RunwaySale, one of South Africa's leading fashion retailers. Talk Two: Introduction/Overview of Grav CMS and its flat-file and Twig templating approach. An introduction to Grav CMS and its internals. Exploring a lesser but very powerful known system and exploring how a viable WordPress alternative. About the speaker Nikolaos Spyratos - PHP dev at large and bug maker of note. Special thanks to our sponsors Swipe iX ( - our main sponsors for this meetup! They are covering the venue, food and drinks! Swipe iX is a passionate team of experts who combine deep understanding of product development with extensive technical experience to create platforms upon which great ideas can flourish. OfferZen ( - for sponsoring speaker goodies and swag!

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