Acorn are kindly providing free pizza and beer (with veggie and soft drink options). Doors open 6.30pm, talks start at 7pm.
Gavin Davies (@gavd_UK (http://twitter.com/gavd_UK)) - The Tale of the Million Dollar Homepage
A decade ago I received a call from a guy I knew from the world beatboxing community... A day later, I was elbow deep in my first ever PHP project, handling mountains of email and building the tools we needed as we needed them.
Hear about how I learned PHP on the job, shifted a million pixels around the screen, and skulked in the background of a media sensation!
Gavin is one of Unified Diff's organisers and co-hosts the Never Out Of Beta podcast. His is a developer and automation engineer at Radify.
Steph Locke (@SteffLocke (https://twitter.com/stefflocke)) - Knowing your Rs from your elbow
R, the stats programming language, is a fantastic tool for your toolkit but where do you get started and how do you know what it's good for? This session will reduce the learning curve and pain of learning a new technology, by showing you some of the best bits for getting everyday tasks done with ease.
Steph does a lot of stuff in BI, from building snazzy Azure 6NF data warehouses to developing R web services. On top of the cool day job, she organises user groups & SQLRelay, speaks at events, and runs a boardgame company.