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Special Event! KC PUG presents the Crafting Code Tour

We are very excited to announce that the Crafting Code Tour is coming to Kansas City!  Regardless if you spend your days in PHP, the Crafting code tour aims to bring you conference-style speakers and talks to help you improve your code.

Developers, Authors and acclaimed speakers Paul Jones and Brandon Savage will be stopping by to present on two great topics.

From their website:

It Was Like That When I Got Here: Steps Toward Modernizing a Legacy Codebase

The codebase at work is absolutely terrible. It’s a mess of spaghetti that has been around for years and is and completely untestable. Any time you fix a bug over here, a new bug appears over there. In this talk, Paul explains how the code got to be so bad, and gives practical steps on how you can start paying off the technical debt you inherited with your legacy application, all while keeping the system running the whole time.

Your code sucks! Five tools for evaluating the quality of your code

You know you want to write great code, but how do you know what great code looks like? Using these tools, you’ll be able to figure out exactly what areas of your application are great, and which could use the most improvement. Plus, learn how to apply these tools on a daily basis in your development, automatically!

Be sure to read more about the talks and the speakers on their event page for Kansas City!

Where?  When?  Coffee?

We will be meeting a little early for a Saturday (a week and 15 minutes to be exact).  Come by for some socializing and conversation before our meetings.

Our friends at Kauffman Labs have generously offered to share their space and provide Coffee, Tea and Sodas for us for this special meeting.

Please RSVP so we can plan accordingly.

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  • charles

    I just set up a aws(amazon cloud) account and plan to use PHP to develop a project. Any one can help me to look at the account set up? I need to know whether the set up and data structure is correct. I will be happy to pay the time you spend on the evaluation. Thanks, Charles

    July 19, 2014

  • paulb

    Dan, Brandon, and Paul, it was a great meeting! I now have some summer reading.

    1 · July 13, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hey all! You can get a copy of the slides from today at and the MLAPHP coupon code is at . The ADR paper is at Thanks again, I had a great time!

    2 · July 12, 2014

  • Rob K.

    This was an excellent Meetup! Thanks Daniel for organizing.

    1 · July 12, 2014

  • Jacob W.

    I'm looking forward to this! This might have been mentioned somewhere already, but is anyone planning on going out afterwards for drinks or food? My +1s and I would love to hang out and chat.

    1 · July 9, 2014

    • Daniel H.

      I'll do some calling today and see if I can find something close by. Mark suggested the Gates BBQ right around the corner if they have a private room our size. I've been dragging my feet waiting for inspiration.

      July 10, 2014

    • Lisa W.

      I might be in, although as I'll also be attending WordCamp next door as an all-day thing, I'm not sure how the timing will work out. But I'm interested. :)

      July 10, 2014

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