Past Meetup

PHP London May 2013

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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 and chat

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

8:05-9:00 - talk(s):

Title: Storyplayer: bring your user and service stories to life through your tests
By: Stuart Herbert
About: Storyplayer is a new open-source tool for quickly creating reliable, repeatable tests for your websites and your back-end processes alike. Written in PHP, Storyplayer is easily extended to support your unique product or service, and is designed to run against dev, test and production sites.

Stuart Herbert is a highly experienced software engineer and operational manager who explores his professional and personal passions through teaching, talks, and writing. His career to date includes projects and/or roles with household names including Eurostar, Hewlett-Packard, Orange, Vodafone, and the Ordnance Survey. He was a co-author of the Zend Certified Study Guide for PHP 4, has written for php|architect magazine, has spoken at PHP conferences on both sides of the Atlantic, and is the author of Getting Hired. Stuart is currently a senior engineer at DataSift (, one of the world's leading Big Data startups, where he leads Quality Assurance and Graduate Recruitment. If you are interested in giving a talk, or want to request one, please contact us (

9:00 onwards - more drinks and chat