January's developer meetup is focused on how Object-Oriented Programming practices and the Model-View-Controller design pattern can be implemented in WordPress plugins. Ian Dunn will give an introduction to OOP and MVC, then share some practical tips and examples on how to build plugins using them. We hope this will spark some interesting conversations about how to apply best practices to WordPress plugin development, and help us become better programmers. Many of the principles involves can be applied to theme development as well.
OOP and MVC are intermediate/advanced topics, so we recommend that beginners review these tutorials to get a basic understanding of them before attending the meetup:
Understanding Model-View-Controller (http://book.cakephp.org/2.0/en/cakephp-overview/understanding-model-view-controller.html)
Object-Oriented PHP for Beginners (http://net.tutsplus.com/tutorials/php/object-oriented-php-for-beginners/)
The presentation officially starts at 7 PM, but feel free to show around 6 PM for food an networking. The Alibi room has great food!