Past Meetup

December 2017 – Building an App from Scratch

This Meetup is past

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• What we'll do
We have a great talk lined up for this, our closing meetup for the year. This meetup is hosted at the Smartbox HQ.

Building an App from Scratch
This talk is from Conor Smith, Head Of Engineering at Journal Media. Frameworks are great, but they're not always the solution to a problem. There are constant discussions about which framework is best, but we often leave out the other option, building a solution without one. In this talk Conor will step through building a PHP application from scratch by glueing together third-party components without the overhead of an entire framework. Amazingly, writing code this way actually gives you a better understanding of how frameworks themselves work and why they're structured the way they are.

If you want to build simple bloat free PHP apps, or you want to gain an understanding of how frameworks are structured, this is the talk for you.

What if I'm hungry and thirsty?
We've got you sorted! Thanks to our sponsors StatCounter (, (, Good Travel Software (, and BlueFin Payments ( we'll have beer and pizza for you on the night.

I wanna talk!
Great! We'd love to hear from you. If you have a talk you would like to give, please get in touch, either on, via Twitter (@phpdublin) or email to [masked] .

Doors open 6:45pm!