About the Talk
Design patterns. They strike fear in the heart of developers. Like wild animals they seem untamable, something best left to the most advanced object oriented developers. But you can master design patterns. I will show you how. Learn about some of the most essential design patterns for PHP developers to know and love, and find out how easy it is to use them in your own application. You’ll have design patterns mastered in no time.
You don't want to miss this one! Mandrill (http://www.mandrill.com) is sponsoring free pizza and Red Ventures (http://www.redventures.com) is hosting the location at their campus and covering beverages.
About the Speaker
Brandon Savage (http://www.brandonsavage.net/) has been a software developer since 2003. Ever since discovering that he could use software to automate routine tasks, he’s been hooked. Brandon is passionate about perfecting the art of software development.
Brandon blogs, speaks and writes regularly about software development topics. Brandon works at Mozilla on the Socorro project, working daily to make Firefox better. Brandon is also an instrument rated private pilot and enjoys traveling.
Most importantly, Brandon (http://www.brandonsavage.net/) is a leader in the PHP community that has spoken internationally at numerous conferences. He's also an author, having published Mastering Object Oriented PHP (http://masteringobjectorientedphp.com/?cta=front-page). You can follow him on Twitter @brandonsavage (https://twitter.com/brandonsavage).
About the Tour
Brandon's Crafting Code Tour (http://www.craftingcodetour.com/) spans 16 cities, 14 states, and 2 countries. Click on the link to learn more. You can thank Brandon's tour sponsors that make meetups such as this one possible: Code Climate (https://codeclimate.com/), Mozilla (http://www.mozilla.org/en-US/), Mandrill (http://mandrill.com/), Server Grove (http://www.servergrove.com/), and Knp University (http://knpuniversity.com/).
About the Location
The meetup will be hosted in the new building ("RV3 (http://www.redventures.com/rv3.html)") on the Red Ventures campus. Participants can park in the parking deck by taking a left at the first round-a-bout and check in at the security desk in RV3. The talk will occur in the conference room directly to the right after you walk in the door.
Before the talk, employees will be available to give a brief tour to interested parties. Afterwards, those who are interested are welcome to stay for networking, drinks, and bowling until 10:00 PM. Please be sure to sign a liability waiver before bowling.