PHP Belfast: February Meetup - PHP 7

What's New in PHP 7

Lightning Session by one of Minus40's digital problem solvers, Paul McBride.

Paul will give us a brief run-through of PHP 7's new features,  deprecated things to watch out for and of course tell us all why we need to make the move to PHP 7 (hint the answer may have something to do with Sandra Bullock, Keanu Reeves and a runaway bus)

Dependency Injection / Service Containers for beginners

David Frame of 31interactive will be giving a short talk on Dependency Injection: what it is, its benefits, when to make use of it and how additional concepts such service containers can aid your development!

Open Discussion

If you've ever fancied giving a talk, then this is your opportunity.Why not start your speaking career with a 15min lightning session.

Here's a list of suggested topics for discussion or lightning talks, come prepared with one of these or one of your own and we'll try to squeeze you in.

• Composer for beginners • Creating a  Composer Package • Composer + Puli • Dev environments, e.g. Vagrant / Vaprobash / Ansible / Otto  • Git for beginners • Deployment strategies • NGINX / Varnish • NoSQL Options • Angular JS • Search - Sphinx, Solr, Lucene • Non Basic Wordpress • Hacking the Raspberry Pi with PHP

Food kindly supplied by Tibus Networks & Hosting

Door Raffle sponsors Corvus Recruitment

Networking Opportunities

As usual there will be opportunity to catchup and discuss any and all things after the talks are finished, The Duke of York is the usual venue for that.

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