Past Meetup

AtlantaPHP February 2019 Meeting

This Meetup is past

20 people went


600 Galleria Pkwy SE, Suite 1460 · Atlanta, GA

How to find us

Take I-285 to Cobb Parkway/US-41. Go south & turn left on Akers Mill Rd. At the 2nd traffic light, go left into Cobb Galleria, then an immediate left into the parking garage. Enter the 600 bldg & tell security you're there for AtlantaPHP, 14th floor.

Location image of event venue


PRESENTATION: Current Trends in the PHP Job Market in 2019

Presentation by Ari Waller, Chief Recruiting Officer at Thompson Technologies (

Ari will give an overview of current PHP job market trends in 2019. He examines the current and future state of the PHP development languages’ supply and demands in the marketplace, as well as conducts a career-oriented Q&A (resumes, interviews, and overall job hunting tips and strategies). This will include:
- IT Career Trends
- Trending PHP & Open Source Career Opportunities
- Atlanta Job Market specific to PHP & Open Source
- Future PHP Job consideration
- Salary Survey Data for 2017/ 2018
- Preparing for Success
- Q & A

About Ari: Ari is the Chief Recruiting Officer of Thompson Technologies, where he is responsible for the oversight of all strategic and tactical recruiting operations including: day-to-day recruiting, recruiting team management, and sourcing initiatives. He started his career at Thompson Technologies as a Technical Recruiter and has personally placed over 1000 information technology professionals in both the national and local Atlanta IT markets. Ari is passionate about the daily grind of technical recruiting. He and his wife Donna have 7 children (including 4 year-old twins).

New Meeting Feature: Open Spaces! We're going to continue with a new discussion format among attendees. Please come with some questions or discussion topics in mind. The group will vote on suggestions and we'll cover things, based on interest, in a rotating panel style. Come share your expertise!

Map Link: (parking deck entrance, 600 building is due north of the deck)

SPECIAL NOTE: Building security has become a bit more strict, so please do your best to arrive before 7pm. On arrival, you may need to mention that you are there to attend a meeting at ShootProof.

Food provided by AtlantaPHP.