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- The secret to a high performing team && How much database abstraction do I need?Babiel GmbH, Düsseldorf
In December, we will be sponsored by Babiel (https://www.babiel.com/) and do an evening with two talks.
• The secret ingredients to a high performing team (by Nikhil Kuriakose)
• How much database abstraction do I need? (by Alexander Turek)
+++ Agenda +++
• 18:00 - 18:50: Arrival, get a drink and socialize
• 19:00 - ~19:30: Talk #1 "The secret ingredients to a high performing team" + Q&A
• 19:45 - ~20:15: Talk #2 "How much database abstraction do I need? " + Q&A
• 20:15 - Open End: Socialising
## +++ The secret ingredients to a high performing team (by Nikhil Kuriakose) +++
What does an NBA player and Superman have in common? Can zombies evolve into the Avengers? What does working in a team have to do with any of these 🙂
Let’s try to chain all of them together and try to answer, “Is there a secret ingredient for a high performing team?”
Nikhil is a software engineer living in Düsseldorf. He is currently working as an Engineering Manager at Typeform to make “every interaction count”.
Ask him about building team culture, running and why Marley & Me is the greatest movie ever made.
## +++ How much database abstraction do I need? (by Alexander Turek) +++
SQL databases are an important part of many web applications. But what's the best way to interact with such a database? Do I use hand-crafted SQL statements everywhere in order to always remain in control? Or do I use an ORM, so I don't need to repeat myself too often and to remain compatible to multiple SQL databases?
We will take a deep dive into the Doctrine libraries ORM and DBAL as well as native PHP extensions and compare them with our use cases in mind.
Alexander has been developing applications with PHP for over 20 years. As a freelance software developer, he modernizes old applications and prepares them for the future. He is passionate about open source and is an active member of the Symfony and Doctrine core teams.
## +++ How to get there +++
Babiel office at https://maps.app.goo.gl/KyG6z5SggBjNQqV6A
From the airport
From Düsseldorf Airport, Babiel GmbH can be reached by taxi in 20 minutes. Using public transport, take the S-Bahn S1 or S7 or the regional express train to the main station. The journey takes about 10 minutes. From the main station, take the U75 to the Kettwiger Straße stop (see public transportation description below).
Coming from the North
Take the A52 towards Düsseldorf/Centre. Continue on the Northern Feeder/B1. Turn left onto Grashofstraße B7/B8. Take the 2nd exit on the right onto Brehmstraße/B8. Continue on B8. Turn left onto Erkrather Straße. Make a U-turn at Am Bermeshau. The destination is on the right.
Coming from the South
On the A59, at exit 21-Dreieck Düsseldorf-Süd, stay left towards the A46 direction Neuss/Düsseldorf. At the fork, keep right and follow signs for Düsseldorf-Eller. Continue straight onto Deutzer Straße/L85. Stay right on Am Turnisch, then stay left onto Reisholzer Straße. Continue onto Erkrather Straße. The destination is on the right.
From the main station, take U-Bahn line 75 towards D-Eller, Vennhauser Allee, to the Kettwiger Straße stop, and then it's about a 400m walk.
There is a parking garage on the premises of the Schwanenhöfe. Street parking is also available along Erkrather Straße.
## +++ Important to know +++
Attendance is free. WiFi, food, beer, and non-alcoholic drinks will be provided (for free as well!), and we would love to see you there :)
• Language of the event: English
• WiFi: Available
• Costs: Free
• Drinks: Available
• Food: Available