• April Meetup at BeCode

    BeCode

    **If you can't get in at the front door, sent a text message to [masked] and we'll get you in.** We had a great time at our first meetup in Brussels. Let's do it again! For our second meetup we will be returning to BeCode. This time our own Freek Van der Herten will talk about how to get started with event sourcing in a Laravel app. We hope to see you soon, Dries, Rias & Freek SCHEDULE 19:00 Doors 20:00 Talks TALKS Getting started with event sourcing in a Laravel app by Freek Van der Herten In an event sourced app you're storing each event that happens within your app and derive all state from those events. In this practical talk you'll get an intro on what event sourcing is and what the benefits are. After that we'll dive in the Laravel ecosystem and review two packages: laravel-event-projector and EventSauce. Speaker: Freek Van der Herten is a developer and partner at Spatie. The Antwerp based company has an open source first mentality and has released many Laravel, PHP and JavaScript packages, which have been downloaded more than 25 million times. After hours Freek runs https://ohdear.app and co-organises the Full Stack Europe conference. Length: 45 minutes

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  • March Meetup at BeCode

    BeCode

    Hello Brussels! Our first meetup will be hosted at BeCode, who are so kind to open up their office space for us. We've got two cool talks lined up for you: Ben Bridts will talk on going Serverless and Alain Vandermeersch will talk about Hybrid WordPress - Laravel Applications. In case you haven't noticed, we plan to organise this meetup monthly on the first Wednesday of every month. If you are interested in front- back-end, devops or anything in between, keep an eye out for our future events. We hope to see you soon, Dries, Rias & Freek SCHEDULE 19:00 Doors 20:00 Talks TALKS Going Serverless with AWS: Creating applications without provisioning or managing servers by Ben Bridts The AWS platform has a bunch of services to make your application "serverless". We will take a look at what defines something to be serverless and how we can leverage services like AWS Lambda, DynamoDB, API Gateway and S3 to build our own applications to be cost-effective, scalable and highly-available. Speaker: Ben created his first AWS account in 2010 and has been all-in on AWS since 2015. Currently he is part of the team at Cloudar, an AWS Premier Consulting partner, where he is working together with businesses ranging from start-ups to enterprises; providing architectural and operational support and sharing his experiences along the way. Currently his favourite services are CloudFormation, Lambda, KMS, CloudFront and Lambda@Edge. He pronounces AMI as A-M-I. Length: 60 minutes Developing Hybrid WordPress - Laravel Applications by Alain Vandermeersch The presentation will showcase the technical integration of a WordPress Web Site including a Woocommerce Web Shop with a Back-End Laravel Application managing orders and customers, where both systems feed each other through a common SQL DataBase. Communication between both is achieved by Woocommerce and Payment Systems API's on one direction, and WordPress Plugins on the other direction. Speaker: Alain Vandermeersch is a retired Civil Engineer and IT Professional with a long career with IBM and Euroclear Bank, focusing since early 2016 in developing Intelligent Web Sites using WordPress and PHP. Length: 30 minutes

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  • Laravel Brussels May Meetup

    BeCode

    Developers of all levels are welcome. Come and learn and make new connections. Doors: 18:30 Talk 1: 18:45 Talk 2: 19:15 Talk 3: 20:15 ## Talk 1. Laravel: A Convenient Truth Gilbert West will give a short demonstration of all the convenient tools and packages in the ecosystem that make setting up a Laravel prototype a breeze. Ideal for beginners, but a few new tips for everyone. ## Talk 2. GDPR101: Where to start Loïc Gamain, Business Manager at dFakto https://www.dfakto.com/who-are-we/team-members/ will give us an intro to our responsibilities under the GDPR. This will mostly be a Q&A session so bring your questions and we'll have a discussion. ## Talk 3. Artisan Show ++ where you are the stars of the show! A selection of our regulars and some newbies will show packages, projects, snippets of code they are working on in a rapid fire format of maximum 15 minutes. It's an open floor so any one is welcome to present.

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  • Laravel Brussel March Meetup

    BeCode

    Developers of all levels are welcome. Come and learn and make new connections. ## Talk 1. Jasper De Craecker from Array51 will show us the inner workings of the CMS they built using Laravel and React and which forms the basis of most of their projects. ## Talk 2. How to work with JSON data in a consistent way with Eloquent Jonathan Van Belle (@grummfy) will share his expertise and experience in working consistently with JSON data as it moves through your application. ## Talk 3. Artisan Show ++ where you are the stars of the show! A selection of our regulars and some newbies will show packages, projects, snippets of code they are working on in a rapid fire format of maximum 15 minutes. It's an open floor so any one is welcome to present.

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  • January Meetup - Social Get-Together

    BrewDog

    Let's share some drinks and finger food to start the new year. No formal talk, no slides! Just an opportunity to meet old and new friends and discuss our projects for 2018. As always, newcomers to the group are more than welcome!

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  • November Meetup

    Betacowork / ICAB

    ## Talk: Let’s solve real world problems with blockchain by Frederick Vanbrabant, Made With Love Blockchain is quickly becoming the buzzword of the year, but people tend to only link it to cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin. But let’s take a look at some other real world problems we can solve with this technology. In this talk we will take a look at how this technology works and delve into some examples for countering blood diamonds and updating passports. Frederick is a less-than-30-year-old developer from Antwerp with a passion for APIs and everything that surrounds them. He works as a Software Engineer at madewithlove (www.madewithlove.be (http://www.madewithlove.be/)) and is co-organiser of PHPAntwerp ( http://www.meetup.com/phpantwerp/ ). ## Talk: Handling media in a Laravel application by Freek Van der Herten, Spatie In most CMS kind of projects you're going to let a user upload all sorts of images and files. Storing those files, associating them with models, creating thumbnails for them, optimizing images, can be a lot of work. Luckily laravel-medialibrary can do all that for you. In this 30 minute talk you'll see a practical demo of how to get started with the medialibrary. You'll learn how to store files, generate urls to them, how to use different image profiles and how to use external filesystems to store big assets. Freek is the founder of the web development company, Spatie, based in Antwerp. They have created and maintain over 100 packages for Laravel, PHP and JavaScript. He is a very active speaker and contributor to the Laravel community, having spoke at both Laracon EU and Laracon US. ## Composer Show Take the floor for 10 minutes to show something you are building / have built. ## Artisan Bar Speak one-on-one with other members about problems in your code or just get a second opinion on your code. ## Prizes Each meetup, we have a free PHPStorm licence to offer to the attendee who gets the correct answer to a programming related question. ## Venue This meetup is kindly hosted by our awesome sponsors Betacowork & ICAB!

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  • May Meetup - Checking uptime with Laravel

    Betacowork / ICAB

    ## Location: We will be meeting in the Azzar Room at ICAB. ## Talk: Monitoring uptime with Laravel by Freek van der Herten Last year Freek's company released a package called laravel-uptime-monitor. This powerful piece of software can check the health of hundreds of sites in a few seconds. Not only the uptime can be check but also if there's a valid ssl certificate installed. Unlike the alternatives, the package is absolutely free no matter how many sites you wish to monitor. In this talk he'll give you an overview of the package. You also learn how to install it from scratch. After that we'll walk through the code and discuss some tricks that they used to automatically test the package. ## Composer Show Take the floor for 10 minutes to show something you are building / have built. ## Artisan Bar Speak one-on-one with other members about problems in your code or just get a second opinion on your code. ## Prizes Each meetup, we have a free PHPStorm licence to offer to the attendee who gets the correct answer to a Laravel related question.

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  • March Meetup - Real-time Laravel with Socket.io/Node/Redis and Vue.js

    Please note that this is a limited attendance workshop ## Workshop Real-time Laravel with Socket.io/Node/Redis and Vue.js, by Daniel Sum, co-founder and CTO at Cherry Pulp Want to broadcast realtime events from your server to the client browser? Well, there's a number of ways to do this, including using a dedicated service like Pusher. However, in this little workshop we will build a chatroom putting together everything up on our own and for free, while leveraging Node, Redis, and Socket.io. Sounds fun? ## Composer Show Take the floor for 10 minutes to show something you are building / have built. ## Artisan Bar Speak one-on-one with other members about problems in your code or just get a second opinion on your code.

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  • February Meetup - Natural language processing in PHP applications

    Map: https://goo.gl/guK4fV Take the Metro 5 towards Herrmann-Debroux and get off at Pétillon station ## Talk: Natural language processing in PHP applications, by Benjamin Rey Natural language processing (NLP) refers to how computers understand and speak human languages. It is what happens when Google translates a text or Siri answers a question. You can use NLP to build the next-generation human-face robot, or you can use it today to make your web applications smarter. In this talk we will review what NLP can do for you and how to get started. Ben is developing http://www.ilini.com , a language-learning website. ## Composer Show Take the floor for 10 minutes to show something you are building / have built. ## Artisan Bar Speak one-on-one with other members about problems in your code or just get a second opinion on your code. ## Prizes Each meetup, we have a free PHPStorm licence to offer to the attendee who gets the correct answer to a Laravel related question.

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  • December Meetup

    ICAB Business & Technology Incubator

    Creating a dashboard with Laravel, Vue and Pusher by Freek Van der Herten On the wall mounted TV in our office a dashboard is displayed. At a glance we can see what the current tasks for each member of our team are, which important events are coming up, which music is playing, if it will rain in the next 30 minutes, ... and much more. In this 30 minute demo I'll explain how we leveraged both Laravel and Vue to build the dashboard. After demonstrating the dashboard itself we'll take a deep dive in the code. We'll take a look at the entire flow: the grid system, broadcast events, the Pusher service, some cool Vue mixins and much more. After this talk you'll be able to setup a dashboard using our code available at https://github.com/spatie/dashboard.spatie.be Length: 30 min The story behind our open source efforts by Freek Van der Herten At my company we create a lot of open source code. Our packages have recently crossed the magical one million downloads mark. I'm very proud that the Laravel and PHP community find our packages useful. In this short talk I'd like to share the story behind our packages. I'll also shortly demo a few of them. Length: 30 min Freek is a partner & developer at Spatie (https://spatie.be/), a webdesign agency based in Antwerp that specializes in Laravel development. Freek and his colleagues at Spatie are world-famous for their contribution to the Laravel community (Spatie's Laravel packages have been downloaded over 1 million times!). See Freek's blog and newsletter at www.murze.be. ---------------- Simple setup, simple life. Using Valet in your workflow. by Gilbert West Gilbert will walk us through getting Valet setup on a Mac, install a Laravel project and show us how to quickly demo prototypes to clients before you even set up any hosting. He'll also show us a tool for adapting the out of the box auth scaffolding to his own preferences. Ideal for beginners and solo freelancers. Presentation time: 20 minutes Gilbert West is a Web Developer who uses Laravel on a daily basis. ---------------- Show and tell - project demos Several members of the group will give short 3 minute demos of something they have made / are making using Laravel. Followed by drinks, as always :)

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