Past Meetup

Our Path to PHP 7 From 5.6 & Collaborating Between SEO and Development

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This is a free event, open to all. There will be some beers, tea, coffee, soft drinks, and food provided. We will have vegetarian food, if you have any other dietary requirements or questions please send us a message.


★ The talks

✩ Our Path to PHP 7 From 5.6 - Mark Taylor (@willCodeForAle)

As you may be aware PHP 5.6 has now come to its end of life meaning no more security updates, and we at Dealtrak have been working on a large upgrade project in the last quarter of 2018.

My talk will be a tale about the path we have taken when upgrading our core application from PHP 5.6 to PHP 7.2. I will go through the strategy we took, the testing tools we used, and explain the various bumps we encountered along the way - including one sizeable yet short term compromise!

✩ Working in a Collaborative Way Between SEO and Development - Philip Broadhead (@_Phil83)

Philip will be talking to us about the ways developers and SEO teams can better work together.

★ Timings

18:30 – Turn up, have a drink, a snack, and a chat (food, soft drinks, beer, coffee)
19:00 – Working in a Collaborative Way Between SEO and Development - Philip Broadhead
19:30 – A little break
19:35 – Our Path to PHP 7 From 5.6 - Mark Taylor
20:10ish – Pop over to the pub for a chat and a drink


★ Sponsors

Our sponsors make this monthly event possible, so please take the time to check them out, and thank them for their support.

• Bruntwood - Platform ( – Platform is a reinvention of a Leeds landmark offering workspace for businesses of all sizes, right at the heart of the city. With a range of co-working desks, serviced offices and full floor plates, get the space that works for you. Join a new community of communicators, cultivators and collaborators.

• Infinity Works ( - Infinity Works offer an unparalleled skillset across a broad range of engineering disciplines and business specialisms, making them capable of helping to deliver any project and overcome any challenge. Some areas of work are project & product delivery, Managed Services, Organisational Optimisation, Consulting, and Training. They also offer great careers for leading Engineers and Technologists. @InfinityWorks (

• Searchability ( - Searchability are a recruitment marketing company that help companies secure hard to find candidates either indirectly or directly via our award winning JobHoller platform. There are few sectors more challenged by skill-shortage than digital tech, we specialise in sourcing unique opportunities & engaging relevant candidate audiences across the IT & eCommerce sectors by fusing traditional methods with a twist of social magic, with particular focus & expertise within Software Development in Yorkshire, where it all started for us in 2012. @SearchabilityUK (