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PHP User Group Munich Meeting

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We're happy to announce our next community meetup on Wednesday, 26th of July at 6.30pm. Our host will be Westwing Home & Living GmbH.

Join us for interesting talks, fun discussions, and be part of the Munich PHP community!


6:30 - 7:00pm: socializing

7:00 - 7:40pm: first talk

7:40 - 7:50pm: break

7:50 - 8:30pm: second talk

8:30 - 8:40pm: break

8:40 - 9:20pm: third talk

Practical use of Apache Cassandra with PHP
Tatiana Burak, Team Lead at MegaZebra GmbH (

A relational database model may not be the best solution for all situations. An alternative approach is to use NoSql. I would like to give a high level overview of Apacha Cassandra NoSql database with a brief introduction into its architecture and data model. This talk will cover main features of Apache Cassandra and provide practical examples of using it.

Tatiana is a PHP Developer and Team Lead at the gaming company MegaZebra in Munich. She has been working with PHP for over 9 year, 5 of them in the gaming industry. She is extremely solution oriented and has a pragmatical approach to software development.

IceHawk - A PHP7 micro framework respecting CQRS
Holger Woltersdorf, CIO - Head of FORTUNE SOLUTIONS at Fortuneglobe GmbH (

An introduction to the OSS micro framework "IceHawk" with a brief history of its emergence and approach, some facts about the project and its scope of application, an overview of features and code of the main component and a short look at additional components.

Holger has about 12 years of developer and team-lead experience in mobile communication and fashion eCommerce industry. He is a PHP developer for more than 16 years, Co-founder and chairman of the PHP USERGROUP DRESDEN e.V., avid meetup and conference speaker, core-developer of the open-source PHP framework "IceHawk", and dedicated to multiple other PHP open-source projects.

Defensive Programming by Example Kamil Szymanski, Technical Lead @Westwing GmbH (, Munich

Defensive programming is one of approaches, that helps developers preventing bugs before they even happen. It’s also a strategy, that makes their code less complex and easier to follow. In this talk, we will walk through some examples of Defensive programming techniques, showing how easy can programming be by changing only some of our habits.

Developer with passion, active member of open-source community projects, currently focusing on making PHP Mess Detector better. Conference speaker, editor.