August Meetup: "Gamify your growth as a developer?" with Andreas Heigl

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Afrihost Offices

376 Rivonia Boulevard Edenburg Sandton · Johannesburg

How to find us

Stop at the boom outside the Afrihost Building in Rivonia and security will give you your lanyard (the building is bright red - you cant miss it)

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We have an international speaker for our August meetup! Andreas Heigl will be presenting his great talk, “Gamify your growth as a developer”, remotely for us. This talk is perfect for everyone from those getting into testing and collaboration, through to freelancers looking for a little extra day-to-day motivation, through to managers looking for ways to inspire their teams. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to hear it.

Many of us know Andreas from the 2017 PHP South Africa Conference or as a friendly voice in the PHP Community (follow him on twitter @heiglandreas if you haven’t already). Andreas helps solving problems at bitExpert, a German Software and Media Solution provider (He sometimes even uses code for this). Besides his family, his work as a jack-of-all-trades and his contributions to different open-source-projects, he still finds the time to run the PHP-Usergroup in Frankfurt/Main (PHPUGFFM), and maintain

He describes this talk as follows:
I love to get better as a developer and when I get rewarded for that even better! In this session we'll have a look at ten tools that make our lives as developers easier and along the way allow us to become better as a developer. Services like Github or Bitbucket allow us to communicate with one another about code while Scrutinizer, Code-Climate or Insight can give us valuable informations on how to improve our coding skills and easily bring our code to a better level. Suddenly tedious tasks like writing unittests, reducing cyclomatic complexity and adding documentation can become entertaining and rewarding. All this because we all strive to get high marks, 100% or a green button. So let's see what the benefits of the different tools are and how we can integrate them into our build-chain.

There are bunch of new changes happening this month. We are doing pizza again for the first time in years (after the talk) along with our networking mainstay of draught beer and soft drinks. Added to this, there are going to be a bunch of prizes and our very own Lee Pelser will be running an interactive experiment throughout the event. Please come show your support.

Lastly we are going professional this month with lanyards and name tags so please RSVP and fill out the questions to get your custom PHP Joburg swag!

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