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PHP London February 2017

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Sam B. and Craig W.


Venue: Sainsburys, 33 Holborn, London, EC1N 2HT

Note: There will be members of Sainsbury's staff who will be able to help you to the correct room.


7:00-8:00 - Informal drinks, snacks and chat
8:00-8:05 - Welcome & group announcements
8:05-9:00 - Talk:

Open API

During this talk I will introduce you to the concepts of publishing an API contract using the Open API standard (formerly called Swagger). I'll cover your options for defining your API contract, the pros and cons of each, and how to verify you're following that standard in actuality.

This talk's example will be based around Symfony, and the tools involved make heavy use of the Symfony Serializer, however non-Symfony users will find it useful too.

Speaker: Billie Thompson

The most popular thing Billie Thompson's ever made has been a template, but mostly she's a contracting software developer helping teams write awesome PHP (or sometimes Java). She loves docker and will pester you to use it if you bring it up.


Cititec ( are a customer-driven technology recruitment firm headquartered in the heart of London.

Now in our 19th year, we have nearly two decades of venerable service and experience behind us. We are experts in what we do and we work hard to be recognised for our outstanding achievements, the unmatched quality of our service and the integrity of our amazing team.

As a £40 million turnover business with a large portfolio of clients across all industries and multiple geographies, Cititec continues to play a pivotal role as a service-driven and innovative recruitment agency within the world of technology.

Each consultant on our team is specialised within a dedicated area, covering niche verticals within Development & Architecture, Infrastructure & Support, Data Analytics, Trading & Risk Applications, Testing & QA, and Management & Analysis.

We don't cut corners and we don't believe in quick-fixes. We simply do whatever it takes to deliver the best on-time solution to our client.

We'll also have 2 licences from JetBrains (JetBrains ( for any of their products to raffle.

Want to speak at PHP London?

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33 Holborn, London, EC1N 2HT · London
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