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Announcing our January meet up!


Mark Bradley with Imposter Syndrome: Am I Faking It?

Do you feel like you're faking it? like you don't feel good enough to do your job? Feeling like you've blagged your way through your career? Then like me and hundreds of others, you might be suffering from imposter syndrome.

During my talk I am going to discuss what imposter syndrome is and how it feels. Then I'm going to talk you through why people suffer from it and how people overcome it.

This talk is based on both my personal experiences and those of others. By the end of it I hope you can identify if you are suffering from imposter syndrome and also create a team environment that helps to combat the feeling within your team mates.

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Michael Heap with Profiling your PHP application

So, you've been through and changed all your double quotes to single quotes but your application still isn't running at the speed of light. What's going on?

Making an application scale is generally seen as something that only the most magical of developers can do, but it's easy once you have the correct tools. Fortunately for us, these tools are freely available online!

In this talk, we'll take a look at a few options that we have available to work out what our application is actually doing, help identify bottlenecks and fix them so that we can move on to the more important part of the project: delivering features.



There is onstreet parking two minutes' walk from the venue onKing's Road, but if this isn't enough The Oracle and Queen's Roadare both sizable car parks.


Building Access

Access to the building requires a swipe card system, we will be outside the building from 1845 to help get you in and will have others ready to ferry people up.

Call Christopher Hoult on[masked] or Sean Kennedy on[masked] if you have any trouble gaining access.


Food and Drink

Our hosts Austin Fraser have kindly offered to supply food and refreshments. If you have any allergies please let us know ahead of time and we will try and accommodate your needs.