PHP London August 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.

Drinks at the beginning of the meeting are generously sponsored by Inviqa.

Inviqa ( is passionate about delivering high quality enterprise level web projects. Specialising in PHP, our experienced developers love what they do. To be a part of our inspiring team, contact [masked] .


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: Redis Everywhere
By: Ricard Clau
About: Redis is an extremely fast data structure server that can be easily added to your existing stack and act like a Swiss army knife to help solve many problems that would be extremely difficult to workaround with the traditional RDBMS. This talk will cover an introduction to Redis, how we can use it in our PHP applications and some advanced use cases beyond the most known ones, which are probably Caching and Session Management. There will also be some war stories from my time at SocialPoint, a video gaming company based in Barcelona where Redis is used extensively for projects like DragonCity that has to deal with more than 7 million daily users.

Ricard Clau ( came to London 3 months ago from sunny Barcelona and works as a Software Engineer at Hailo ( He is a Symfony2 lover and a strong PHP believer, with wide experience in big e-commerce websites and video gaming applications. He tries to contribute to Open Source projects, specially in the Symfony2 ecosystem. He is also curious about technologies like Erlang, Go and NoSQL databases. If you are interested in giving a talk, or want to request one, please contact us: [masked]

9:00 onwards - more drinks and chat at the Fox pub