Past Meetup

Meetup - PHP-Usergroup Hamburg

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Only English talks this time!

Entrance at 6:30pm, Talks will start at 7pm.

Instead of a summer break, we will have some great speakers visiting us! And maybe we will also arrange some special summer feeling :-)

As this is our summer special, there will be a welcome drink - a Cuba Libre. There will also be some fingerfood!

1. Talk: PHP under the hood - by Johannes Schlüter (

The beauty of PHP is that everybody can read the code and see the inner workings of software. But understanding concepts from reading code isn't often helpful, especially if you are not proficient in that language.

This presentation will take apart many parts of the PHP runtime, describe the concepts behind so attendees understand the inner workings without actually reading C code. Concepts covered include HashTables, the foundation for PHP arrays and many other internal data structures, the reference counting mechanism, which is important for writing efficient code as well as the overall executor.

Johannes Schlüter is involved with the PHP community for more than 10 years. As an active contributor to the PHP project he is serving as Release Manager for the PHP 5.3 series. Working on PHP is also part of his job at Oracle's MySQL Engineering team where he is an engineer in the MySQL Connectors and Client Connectivity group. He's blogs regularly and lives in Munich, Germany.

2. Talk: Where the River Flows - by Stefan Priebsch (

Join a picturesque tour of a scenic river, originating in Austria, crossing Bavaria, flowing through different countries, and finally entering the Black Sea. Learn about timber rafting in former times and today. And find out what the hell all this has to do with software

Stefan is a co-founder of ( For years he has specialized in the development of PHP-based enterprise software, and even within his own team he is the authority for questions related to software architecture. He is known as one of the best PHP trainers in Germany.