Past Meetup

AtlantaPHP February 2016 Meeting

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200 Galleria Pkwy SE

200 Galleria Pkwy SE · Atlanta, Ge

How to find us

Park in the 200 Galleria parking deck (free). Entrance to the building is on level B in the deck. Enter the building and go straight past the elevators. Conference room will be on the right. Look for AtlantaPHP signs.

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PRESENTATION: The PHP and Open Source Job Market in 2016

NOTE: NEW LOCATION - Cobb Galleria. See directions and map link above.

Presentation by Ari Waller, Vice President of Recruiting, Thompson Technologies (@ariwaller ( and @ThompsonTechIT (

The presentation will be an overview of the current PHP developers job market as we begin 2016 (as well as other Open Source related trends). We will examine the current supply and demands in the market place, as well as conduct a career-oriented Q&A (resumes, interviews, and overall job hunting tips and strategies). Ari will cover a year by year comparison from his previous talk and discuss changes on what we can expect in the upcoming year. We will also discuss how to work with recruiters as effectively as possible, and give you the opportunity to ask any questions you have regarding the inner workings of an IT Staffing company.

About Ari: Ari started his career at Thompson Technologies as a Technical Recruiter, and has personally placed over hundreds of information technology professionals in both the national and local Atlanta IT market. In 2012, Ari was named Vice President of Recruiting & Sourcing for Thompson Technologies, and is currently responsible for providing management, recruiting leadership and sourcing strategy for Thompson Technologies’ national and Atlanta clients. Despite the fancy title, Ari is passionate about the daily grind of technical recruiting, and takes a "hands on approach" in day-to-day staffing operations with his team. He and his wife Donna have 6 children (including two 18 month old twins), that keep them active and busy.

Food provided by Pardot Engineering (@pardoteng (