Past Meetup

October - 4th birthday and lightning talks

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Entrust, Room G05

The Riverway Centre Riverway · Stafford

How to find us

Head through the main entrance, if locked text 07827885171 and someone will let you in. Look out for the pink flag at the bottom of the corridor. If you can’t find us, tweet @staffsWebMeetup for help.

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It's our 4th birthday! Join us for October's Staffs Web Meetup. We have two talks lined up. Good conversation, free food and drink... and birthday cake!

There's lots of free parking on the Entrust site. We're a short walk from the town centre and train station.

Thanks to our sponsors – Codeweavers ( ) and Kanuka Digital (

6pm - 7pm
People arrive

7pm - 7:30pm
Using DevTools to debug your front-end
David Mountford ( )

A brief overview of the many ways that DevTools can be used to more efficiently debug issues you may encounter while you're developing.

7:30pm - 8pm
CakePHP - An introductory tutorial
Trevor Adams (

"CakePHP makes building web applications simpler, faster, while requiring less code. It is a modern PHP 7 framework offering a flexible database access layer and a powerful scaffolding system."

During this session I'll be introducing the CakePHP framework by way of a worked example. This will be of interest to new web developers considering a first framework for applications. It will be of interest to experienced developers, especially those working on server side code and who might inherit an existing application using the framework.

8pm - 8:20pm
Break, chat & drink!

8:20pm - 8:45pm
Open Discussion
Hosted by George Wilde

Our interpretation of Lean Coffee (, a fast-paced open discussion. Using sticky notes, people post questions or topics. People vote and then we discuss them, most popular first.

8:45pm - 9pm

Food/dietary requirements
Each meetup has a buffet, including vegetarian options. If you have specific dietary requirements please let us know in advance.

Children welcome
Under 18's are welcome but must be accompanied by a responsible adult.