Eric Poe will share about recent PHP community news. Then John Kary will guide us in a holiday-themed group programming exercise following AdventOfCode.com! No programming experience or laptop required to participate. Promise! Just your brain and problem solving skills.
Advent of Code is an Advent calendar of small programming puzzles for any skill set and skill level using any programming language. You don't need a computer science background to participate - just a little programming knowledge and some problem solving skills will get you pretty far. Nor do you need a fancy computer; every problem has a solution that completes in at most 15 seconds on ten-year-old hardware.
Light refreshments will be provided.
We love Web Development and all things PHP. Our meetings are often a little free-formed, but we shoot for this schedule:
6:00pm - Mingling / Meet and Greet
6:15pm - Lightning Talk:
* Last Month in PHP
6:30pm - Advent of Code (mob programming). Bring a laptop if you'd like to share your solutions in the language of your choice.
If you are interested in speaking or would like to suggest a future topic please suggest one: (http://www.meetup.com/kcphpug/suggestion/)
All Developers and Non-Developers Welcome!
We understand Web Developers often come from all backgrounds, and many work in more languages than PHP. Whether you're curious and just starting out, dabble in PHP on the weekends, write custom PHP on a daily basis, work in a framework like Symfony, Zend Framework, Silex, Slim, Laravel, CakePHP or customize CMS products like WordPress, Drupal or Joomla; our goal is that you will find something new, useful and thought provoking.