Past Meetup

200 Days of Code: Month 5

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200 Days of Code continues with Month 5. To learn more about this initiative, access our 200 Days of Code ( website.

Intro Talk - Introduction to PHP_CodeSniffer ( by Boston PHP member Benji Fisher (

Beginner Track - Chapters 12-14 of PHP and MySQL for Dynamic Web Sites ( - by Boston PHP member Ryne McCall ( from FlipKey (, a TripAdvisor ( company.

Topics > Cookies and sessions, authentication, basic security, data validation, intro to regular expression

Advanced Track - Chapters 11-12 of PHP Advanced and Object-Oriented Programming ( - by Boston PHP member Ngozi Nwogwugwu ( from Wayfair (

Topics > PHP and the server, compressing files, fro`n, MCrypt, working with the command line interface

Hacker Track - For those members who choose not to participate in either of the presentations, we'll provide a hack space for you to work on your own projects by yourself or in collaboration with other members.

To help provide structure to this enhanced focus on education, the topics will be selected from two books as follows:

~ PHP and MySQL for Dynamic Web Sites (

~ PHP Advanced and Object-Oriented Programming (

Book purchase and self-paced work is not required. You will learn PHP topics by simply attending the monthly presentations. You will learn more and comprehend more by reading and practicing on your own between Meetups, if you choose.

To get caught up on previous talks access each month's video at 200 Days of Code (

As always, we'll provide the pizza while you decide on the most productive way to spend the evening with your fellow Boston PHP members.


6:00 pm - 7:00 pm -- Free pizza provided by our sponsor

6:30 pm - 7:00 pm -- Intro Talk

7:00 pm - 7:15 pm -- Announcements

7:15 pm - 8:30 pm -- Hacker Track | Beginner Track | Advanced Track

8:30 pm - 8:45 pm -- Regroup for comments and feedback

9:00 pm - ? Beers at Champions Bar

About the beginner track speaker Ryne McCall:

I'm a Senior Software Engineer with FlipKey ( (FlipKey is wholly owned by TripAdvisor.) At FlipKey, I help to build a vacation rental marketplace that connects millions of travelers with over 300,000 rental homes. Life is never dull for a developer at FlipKey; I develop across the entire stack, writing code in Python, PHP, JavaScript, and .NET.

Before coming to FlipKey, I worked for Tekelec in Raleigh, NC, developing tools to automate the testing of Tekelec's custom Linux platform. At Tekelec, I gained a deep appreciation for using open source software as the foundation for successful products.

I graduated from North Carolina State University in 2009 with degrees in Computer Engineering and Economics. After a few years in industry, I returned to school and graduated with a Masters in Business Administration from Elon University in 2013.

About the advanced track speaker Ngozi Nwogwugwu:

Ngozi Nwogwugwu is a software engineer at Wayfair, and works primarily with PHP, javascript and SQL. Outside of work, she reads, runs and plays the koto.