Past Meetup

Feb 2016: Why Aren't You Using Composer Already?!

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LOCATION CHANGE! We are not meeting at iostudio this month. Instead, the Nashville Software School is graciously allowing us the use of their space. Please take note of the address.

We have an excellent meeting lined up for you this month! Bradley Wogsland ( will present on Composer, the dependency manager for PHP.

We are thankful for the generous support of this month's sponsor, Nashville Software School (

Nashville Software School (NSS) is a place where a person with aptitude, motivation, passion and commitment can learn the craft of software development. A place where you can get a running start down the path to a life-long career in technology and software development. In fact it’s more than a running start, it’s a blast down the runway with afterburners.

Our intensive training and apprenticeship program dramatically accelerates learning about and access to the world of software development. Give us six months and we’ll prepare you for an entry-level software developer job.

Why Aren't You Using Composer Already?!, Bradley Wogsland

Composer has been with the PHP community since 2012 and has become the defacto package manager for the language. This talk will go over setting up Composer and using using it in your next project. We’ll cover

• Installing Composer

• Finding packages on

• Converting those downloaded classes in older projects to Composer

• Advantages of keeping your dependencies up to date

• Creating your own packages

and more! You'll no longer have any excuse not to use it.