Past Meetup

Software & Communities in the Real World

This Meetup is past

50 people went

Desk Lodge, 5th Floor, 1 Temple Way

Bristol · BS2 0BY

How to find us

We're in 'The Oak Tree' in the Desklodge Coworking space - 4th Floor

Location image of event venue

Details

In September join us at Desklodge where we take an adventure into software development in the real world and the PHP community

SR2 – Socially Responsible Recruitment in Bristol are kindly helping us host this evening, allowing us to have a larger space so more people can attend. Thanks to them!

This month's talks are:

- Dungeons, Dragons & Developers
Matt Brunt (https://twitter.com/brunty), Organiser or PHPEM and Senior Software Engineer with Viva IT (http://www.vivait.co.uk/) where he leads and mentors a team of developers

You enter the dungeon, as the echoes of your footsteps sound around you, something catches your eye - is that… oh, oh no.

You grab your trusty sword and with your fellow adventurers, you seek to overcome the mighty challenge that lays ahead of you: building software.

This talk is a look at some of the parallels between Dungeons and Dragons, and software development.

We’ll see how lessons learned through delving into dungeons and fighting monsters with a party of adventurers can help teams of developers when building software in the real world.

Are you ready to join me in a mighty quest for better software?

- The Symfony Open-source Community
Zan Baldwin (https://twitter.com/ZanBaldwin), developer of SaaS APIs

The Symfony project is more than just a codebase; it is a community around what has become a professional standard within the PHP ecosystem. We’ll explore this community and its members, the direction its leadership is taking it in, different ways you can get involved beyond just making a pull request, and how community participation can benefit and enrich your life.

--
SR2 – Socially Responsible Recruitment in Bristol have kindly offered to cover hosting costs for the evening, which is helping us have a larger venue! You may have noticed Nathaniel floating around at previous events - Nathaniel helps PHP Developers find jobs that fit their aspirations - whether you are a seasoned developer looking to take the next step in your career, or a junior about to embark on a career in development, with partnerships with some of Bristol’s most impressive companies Nathaniel will be able to help you. Grab a coffee or beer with him!

You can find out more about SR2 at https://www.sr2rec.co.uk/

--

As always, a big thanks to our meetup sponsors Ents24 (http://www.ents24.com/), Brightpearl (http://www.brightpearl.com/), Space 48 (https://www.space48.com/) & Deep Blue Sky (http://deepbluesky.com/) without whom we wouldn't be able to put on our meetups.

Afterwards we'll head to the pub, probably the Volunteer Tavern (http://volunteertavern.co.uk/real-ales)!