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Laravel PHP Framework

Happy Holidays Dev's, 

I hope everyone is having a safe and happy holiday. 

It's time to kick off a new year, and we have a lot of great events planned this year. The first one being the Laravel framework. 

If you want to learn Laravel PHP, then you don't want to miss the next two workshops. Collin Schneider, Eric Jones and John Laswell are going to be training us on Laravel. You will learn how to setup a project and how to use Composer as well. 

There are a few things you need to have installed and know first first. Here they are: 

• Basic programming familiarity, preferably some PHP experience

• PHP capable editor like Sublime Text, PHPStorm, etc.

• PHP 5.4+ command line interface installed

• Mac: http://php-osx.liip.ch/

• Windows: http://windows.php.net/download/

• Linux: may have to compile from source, or via package manager

• PHP Composer installed

• Mac/*nix: http://getcomposer.org/doc/00-intro.md#locally

• Windows: http://getcomposer.org/doc/00-intro.md#installation-windows


We'll handle the rest from there during the training, all the way from a quick overview of Composer and PHP 5.4+ to the "Why Laravel" question to installation of Laravel to understanding terminology to building a small web app and understanding where to find documentation and packages.


Bio's: 

Collin Schneider is an experienced graphic artist, software engineer and agile project manager. He started professionally developing web applications in 1996 in ASP and PHP 2, and has since written over a thousand applications for businesses and non-profits. In 2007, he founded a small studio, Think Say Do, in Carmel which creates modern web, mobile, and server applications for niche industries throughout the US.

He currently organizes the Indianapolis Laravel & Modern Web Apps Meetup which meets at Launch Fishers monthly.

When he's not running the business or crafting code for clients, he enjoys building legos with his two little boys and drinking loose leaf teas with his wife.


John Laswell is a twenty something web designer and developer with a love of all things web. He studied Computer Science, returned home to Columbus, and recently founded a small design firm named DayToday.

He has a healthy obsession with coffee and the YouTubes, but spends most of his time reading about tech news, trying out new technologies, and hacking away at new and existing projects.

His favorite front-end technology is Javascript, back-end technology is PHP, middleware is Android, and operating system is OS X.


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  • Chris F.

    Sorry to had bailed out guys. Here is my site for contact. Thanks for letting me join in. http://cflynn.me/

    January 22, 2014

  • Chris F.

    Can someone let me know when they are in/at the building. I have to walk there from the Quiznos, my car can't make it in there.

    January 8, 2014

    • Todd S.

      We are here now

      January 8, 2014

    • Todd S.

      We are on the second floor.

      January 8, 2014

  • Aaron B.

    Is this meetup still on, given the current weather and road conditions?

    January 7, 2014

    • Todd S.

      Yes we are. We know there are some issues but we are trying to stay on track as this is a three part series.

      January 7, 2014

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