SydPHP - September 2019 Meetup @ ELMO

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ELMO Software

580 George St · Sydney

How to find us

The event will be at Elmo Software, Level 27 / 580 George St, Sydney 2000 NSW. When you arrive, simply take the lift to level 27, and follow the signs!

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Please join us for our September 2019 meetup @ ELMO.

-- Scheduled Talks --

Ask the developer - all the aspects of the job besides tech :: Hung Gia Dien

"In this talk, I will talk about my experience regarding working as a developer, and that how you should be doing more than just focusing on the core technical aspect of writing code - such as preparation groundwork, tools to use for UX focus, and so on."

My Quest for Test Doubles in Unit Testing :: Imthiaj Habib

"This talk is about my quest for test doubles in the PHP ecosystem. I will cover the context, motivation and the misconceptions around this topic, the types of test doubles, some golden rules around the test doubles' usage, and will share some gotchas and considerations when using them."

Optimise MySQL with EXPLAIN :: Szasza Palmer

Szasza Palmer is a Data Engineer and Software Architect at OneAffiniti ( and the main organiser of SydPHP.

"Many applications are powered by a MySQL database, but not all of them are optimised properly for maximum performance on query level.

In this talk I will talk about how to analyse query performance with the usage of EXPLAIN, and how to read the analysis' output, and how to convert it's results into actionable items."

-- About the Host --

ELMO (ASX:ELO) is the fastest growing HR Tech company in the region. We provide innovative cloud HR, payroll and rostering / time & attendance technology to more than 1000 organisations across APAC, helping them to manage, engage, and inspire their people.

The ELMO solution allows organisations to manage their HR and payroll processes within one simple platform, with a single dashboard and reporting suite.

-- Schedule --

6:00pm - Arrive for a 6:25pm start
6:25pm - Event sponsor introduction
6:30pm - First talk
7:15pm - Jobs & hiring
7:20pm - Pizza & networking
7:45pm - Second talk
8pm - Third talk
8:15pm - Community shout-outs and lightning talks
8:30pm - Finish (and potentially continue to a nearby pub)

-- Want to speak at a future event? --

As always, we are looking for speakers for our meetups to make the events as valuable as possible for the community. If you are interested in speaking at a meetup or would like to hear about a topic, please reach out via

• What to bring
Just turn up with a smile on your face and space for Pizza in your belly.

• Important to know
Space is limited. You will have to sign in upon arrival so Elmo's standard compliance is ensured.

We will sign off names on entry so please update your RSVP should you no longer be available prior to the event.

There will be a separate, optional data collection as well. The data you provide here will only ever be used by Elmo's recruitment team and to contact you about job opportunities at Elmo. Please see the full privacy policy at

Please arrive on time so you won't miss anything.

The event will be recorded.