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PHP London November 2018

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Venue: busuu, 50 Finsbury Square, London EC2A 1HD

Note: There will be members of busuu 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:

Talk: Scraping with PHP

This talk will be a short introduction to scraping, and how to do it successfully in PHP, when and why scraping could be useful to you.

It will cover in-built PHP functions, as well as various packages, tools and techniques and how to scrape even the most stubborn websites.

Speaker: Adam Cable

Adam has been a developer for the past 20 years, spending most of them trying to extract meaningful data from websites.

Having worked for large corporations for nearly 15 years he has run his own IT company, Adsar, for the past 5.

He specialises in price comparison sites (hence the fascination with scraping) helping people to find the best deals for various products.

At home he conducts a Brass Band and spends as much time as possible playing with Brio with his 3 year old son.

Cloudflare ( - Cloudflare is the leading performance and security company helping to build a better Internet. Today the company runs one of the world’s largest networks that powers more than 6 million Internet properties. More than 10 trillion Internet requests flow through Cloudflare’s network each month, accounting for nearly 10% of all Internet requests for more than 2.5 billion people globally.

LendInvest ( - LendInvest provide finance to property professionals, and provide a platform for individuals and institutions to invest in property backed loans.

Explore Group ( - The Explore Group has been helping companies recruit top talent in the ever-evolving world of technology since 2005. We've adapted alongside the changing IT market to become increasingly specialist enabling us to support our customers on their journey through the new digital economy.

Paddle ( - Our mission is to help software companies succeed — enabling them to focus on creating products the world loves. Hundreds of companies rely on our e-commerce platform to sell their software products globally, as well as our powerful analytics and marketing tools to understand and grow their businesses.

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

Want to speak at PHP London?

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