Past Meetup

Rob Allen - Introduction to Serverless PHP

This Meetup is past

19 people went

De Montfort University

The Gateway, Room 3.13 · LE1 9BH

How to find us

Head to the 3rd floor of the gateway building, as you exit the lifts, turn left and head through the doors.

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The May 3rd meet up is going to be presented by Rob Allen (


Serverless systems are becoming mainstream and are an exciting addition to your dev toolbox. I will help you understand what serverless is & how it improves software development as we concentrate solely on our code without worrying about infrastructure concerns. PHP is the language of the web and with native support in OpenWhisk and Azure functions, this true for serverless too. This session will introduce you to serverless PHP and show you how to easily build application with this up and coming technology.


Rob Allen is a software consultant and developer with many years experience and writes code in PHP, Swift and other interesting languages. He leads Slim Framework's development team and contributes to Apache OpenWhisk and other open source projects. Rob is a published author and based in the UK where he runs Nineteen Feet Limited (, focussing on API development, training and consultancy. In his spare time, Rob blogs at and can often be seen with a camera in his hand.

Before/After the Meetup:

A few members will likely be in a nearby pub (location will be tweeted out) beforehand (from around 6pm) for a drink and a bite to eat, and afterwards there'll be a group heading to Soar Point (or somewhere else nearby) for a social catch up.


Deacon Street car park is where people usually park, the postcode is LE2 7DP. (There's also spots on the street directly outside the gateway building but they're usually all taken up!) Deacon Street is available from 6pm onwards as we have permission from the University to use the car park. If the barrier is down, ring the buzzer and explain that you are attending the PHP East Midlands monthly meetup.

Google Maps Link (,+Leicester/@52.6281227,-1.140262,267m/data=!3m2!1e3!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x487760ded2e2ecad:0x63ee3f987dd552f!8m2!3d52.6280026!4d-1.1396787?hl=en) - Note the car-park is on Havelock Street (Despite being called the "Deacon Street car park" - we know...)

If you have any trouble parking / finding us, drop us a tweet @PHPem ( and we'll get you sorted.

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