PHP London February 2018

PHP London
PHP London
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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.


7:00-7:30 - Informal drinks, snacks and chat
7:30-7:35 - Welcome & group announcements
7:40-8:30 - Talk:

Online schema migration: a real world case study

In this talk, we will see a walkthrough of the online schema migration that busuu carried out, accomplished with no downtime, including a complete user schema migration, bringing our application data model into a cleaner and more maintainable state. The last step was migrating from our old legacy Drupal system to Symfony3, again, with no downtime!

Speaker: Diego Mariani

Diego has worked in three different countries in the IT industry over the past 3 years and has now found in London his home. He’s currently a software engineer at busuu, the world’s largest language learning community, providing 12 language courses to over 70 million users worldwide. Sponsors:

Explore Group ( - The Explore Group have been helping PHP developers progress their careers and developer teams hire the best PHP developers around since 2005. We're sponsoring PHP London to enable us to fully embrace the PHP world and keep up to date with the latest news. In return, we can give you insight into the PHP jobs market, careers advice and maybe even help you find a great new job if you're ready to move.

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

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