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February Meet up

Pre-Party whenever-6:45PM
at Sports Page. Save us a table.

Pre-Meeting 6:15-7PM
Social Time with Pizza and beverages supplied by the Nerdery

Introductions 7PM
This is a social group. Let's get to know each other.

Presentation 1
Title: Launch Day Without Fear by Dan Menssen

Description: We've all deployed at least one website the old-fashioned way: upload some files to FTP and pray that nothing breaks. To find a better approach, we'll first talk about five major problems with this old-fashioned method and look at some tools available to help automate the process. Second, we'll walk through automating the deployment of a new project using Wordpress as an example framework, version control, and the Capistrano automation tool.

Presentation 2
Understanding Composer by Jonathan Sundquist

Description: During the presentation we will look at what it takes to get composer installed on your machine, what a composer file looks like, and why you should be using it for your project. We will also briefly touch on how to work with composer and your github repository as well. Jonathan will also be doing a live demo of composer.

Post Meet up Social 8:30
OtterBase has agreed to sponsor a post meet up social at the Sports Page in Bloomington. Hope to see everyone there after the meetup.

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  • Josh A.

    I got caught up in the dungeon (work issue) but was really interested in the presentation. Is there anyway to get a copy of the presentation and/or slides?

    February 7, 2013

    • Sean K.

      I was / am in the same boat.

      February 10, 2013

  • Daniel J. P.

    A note to the group:
    The Nerdery loves to sponsor us & so forth, but they have asked us not to hang out all evening to chat.
    Let's all try to straggle not more than 15 minutes after the end of the final presentation of the evening, so our Nerdery representatives can go home, or to the bar.

    If you want to hang out & yak all night (and you should), let's do it at the post-meetup! :)

    3 · February 6, 2013

  • Jennifer H.

    Can't wait!

    1 · February 6, 2013

  • Jonathan S.

    Description updated. Otterbase has agreed to sponsor a post meet up social at Sports Page in Bloomington. Hope to see everyone there.

    1 · February 5, 2013

    • Ben O.

      Oh really? That'll be fun. Love to meet other PHP fans. =D

      1 · February 5, 2013

  • Scott H.

    pumped, first meeting!

    1 · January 28, 2013

  • Ben O.

    Composer makes me happy.

    1 · January 15, 2013

  • Jonathan S.

    You asked, we listened.

    January 15, 2013

  • Maxwell V.

    Yay Composer!

    January 15, 2013

  • Robert S.

    on vacation, I'll think fondly of all of you on a beach in Florida.

    January 15, 2013

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