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PHP London November 2012

  • Nov 1, 2012 · 7:00 PM
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PHP London is a non-profit group to promote knowledge sharing and best practice amongst PHP developers and web development and business professionals in London. The main product right now is a regular PHP meetup, basically a monthly PHP PubCon. In order to attend all you need is an interest in PHP.


  • 7:00-8:00 - informal drinks, snacks and chat

  • 8:00-8:05 - welcome by executive committee & any group announcements

  • 8:05-9:00 - talk(s):

    • Distributed Coordination with Zookeeper
      Ian Barber

      Splitting work across many machines is a vital part of scaling out for big data and big processing, but can cause big problems. Zookeeper provides a straightforward service for managing distributed locking, presence, and coordination, and is available via a PHP extension. In this talk we'll look at what Zookeeper is, when and why it's the right choice, and how to use it from PHP.

      Ian Barber works as a Senior Developer Advocate for Google+, in London. He is the author of the PHP Support Vector Machine extension and a maintainer of the brokerless messaging library ZeroMQ.

If you are interested in giving a talk, or want to request one, please look at our talks page:

  • 9:00 onwards - more drinks, snack and chat

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    November 7, 2012

  • Marcin K.

    It was my first meeting with you. I was afraid because I didn't know what can I expect. And now I'm suprised and very happy because finally I found right place for me. Lecture was interesting and well spoken. I was understanting 'this English' without any problems.
    I would like to analize a code shown during the lecture to improve my skills. Where can I find it? The file was called register.php etc
    I was going to chat with you about few subjects but not on first meeting ;)

    btw I know that my English is unnatural, it's changing and will be time.
    Thank you

    November 1, 2012

  • Dave N.

    Good informative talk by a great speaker.

    The venue, however... not the best for what used to be a fun pub event, and what's still described on here as a 'PubCon'. The projection screen seemed tiny for the size of the room, a lot of prime space in the middle was wasted with tables, and at least half the attendees had to stand, doubled up in some places due to limited viewing positions. The crowd went from about 100 to about 20 in the space of 10 minutes once the talk was over - it would never have been that quick at previous pubs. Plus bottled beer at £6.02/pint (equivalent cost) is way too pricey. Just my tuppence.

    November 2, 2012

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    November 1, 2012

    • Dave N. forgot to write the rest of your comment?

      November 1, 2012

  • Jackson G.

    Hey <people who do technical things>, I'm a <insert something that is not technical> looking for <a person who does something technical> to help me with my <something not technical>. Anyone interested here!? <Profit!>

    1 · October 31, 2012

    • Ciprian S.

      Please send me more details and we'll take it from there

      October 31, 2012

    • Diego G.

      Feel free to send me further information if you like, I might not be able to come tonight

      November 1, 2012

  • Sanjok

    hi I am beginner at php and self-learning it for 3 months. I find php very interesting. Is it ok for a person like me to attend this talk??
    thank you.

    October 31, 2012

    • Jakub Z.

      It's always worth to attend these meetups, at least for networking :)

      1 · October 31, 2012

  • Yan

    Hi Derick,

    Thanks for the reply. Yeah I have this really exciting project that im talking to interested investors about but many want to see at least a prototype but im not a developer at all but more the ideas, strategy and vision (if you will) of things and was hoping to come to such events where I could hopefully meet my other halfs to start something great.

    So, yeah thank you. I will go head an attend and hopefully see you at the Campus.

    October 31, 2012

  • Derick R.

    Yan, I think that's fine. IMO, PHP London is a networking event first (with a good presentation as an addition).

    What I don't like is recruiter spam such as Måns is doing. It's fine to meet up but please do not sure this comment system as a spam list!

    October 31, 2012

  • Yan

    Hi, I'm not a developer at all but I was wondering if it would be ok for me to attend this event to do some networking for an upcoming internet project if any developers would be interested?

    October 31, 2012

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