Past Meetup

How to Become a Web Developer by Larry Ullman

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Microsoft NERD New England Research & Development Center

One Memorial Drive · Cambridge, MA

How to find us

we'll be on the first floor at the NERD Center. Check in with security then go up one level in the elevator.

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Larry Ullman at Boston PHP!

If you're a web developer using PHP, there is a good chance that you own or have read one of Larry Ullman's books. He's the author of over 23 books including the one Boston PHP uses for our Percolate! self study program. We're excited to have Larry join us as a speaker.

In this talk, writer, developer, and instructor Larry Ullman provides a blueprint for how one becomes a Web developer considering the current standards, technologies, and business environment of 2012 and going into 2013. The overarching discussion is on the specific technologies you'll need to learn and in what order. The role that each technology plays in Web development will be explained, as will some of the issues to watch out for. You'll also be introduced to some of the applications and other tools that you would be expected to know and use. Towards the end of the presentation, extra time will be given to Larry's favorite PHP framework--Yii--as well as how to get experience and jobs in the Web development field.

This one will fill up fast! Make sure to RSVP if you'd like to join us.

We'll be serving free pizza.


6 - 7 Pizza and networking

7 - 7:15 Announcements and intros

7:15 - 8:30 Main presentation

8:30 - 8:50 Q&A

9PM-10PM - Boston PHP 10 Year anniversary celebration & cake