PHP Oxford meetup

Are you going?

35 spots left


Every 4th Wednesday of the month

The Pod, Oxford Centre for Innovation

New Road, OX1 1BY · Oxford

How to find us

The Pod is an area inside the Oxford Centre for Innovation. The OFCI is just up the road from the train station, on your right, before you get to the Castle.

Location image of event venue


This month we are joined by Peter Fisher (@pfwd) who will be telling us "Put your Docker image on a diet".

"Docker images can become very large and this can have a negative impact on your projects development and deployment.
To keep your Docker images on a strict diet it is important to understand how Docker images are built and how containerisation is different to virtualisation.
This talk explains some of the fundamentals behind Docker and demonstrates how to take a >1 GB PHP 7.4 web server running Symfony 4 to under 200MB"

Peter Fisher is the coding teacher on the How To Code Well YouTube and Twitch channels. He is also the host of the How To Code Well podcast where he interviews developers in the web development industry.
When Peter isn’t teaching or talking about code he is working as a freelancer and consultant.

If you'd like to present a lightning talk (5-20 minutes), please get in touch!


After the talks, time permitting, we'll have some discussion and drinks at the venue and then possibly move on to a local watering hole.

Refreshments & sponsors

Refreshments (drinks and snacks) will be provided courtesy of our sponsors Haybrook IT ( Thanks to Haybrook and our other sponsors Invitial ( for their support, and to OCFI for use of the venue.

Venue access

You will be able to access OCFI's main reception from 7:10pm. Access to The Pod is via key fob. Please wait in the reception area and someone will accompany you upstairs.

Please note that a key fob is required to exit the building before 9pm and after 9:30pm; if you leave after this time then you will need to be accompanied to reception by someone with a key fob.

Code of Conduct

Please note that this meet-up is covered by our code of conduct ( We request that all attendees abide by the code of conduct at all times. Thank you!