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Introduction to PHPBelgium

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Presentation given at the first PHPBelgium event on May 27 2008 at the cultural center \'de Zandloper\' in Wemmel, Belgium.

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Introduction to PHPBelgium

  1. 1. <ul><li>PHPBelgium </li></ul>GC de Zandloper, Wemmel, Belgium meeting 27/05/2008
  2. 2. Who are we? <ul><li>Michelangelo van dam </li></ul><ul><li>Felix De Vliegher </li></ul>
  3. 3. Who are you? <ul><li>Experience? </li></ul><ul><li>Background? </li></ul><ul><li>PHP 4 - 5 - (6)? </li></ul><ul><li>OOP? </li></ul>
  4. 4. Mission <ul><li>Promote PHP </li></ul><ul><li>Unite PHP Developers in Belgium </li></ul><ul><li>Provide one point of information </li></ul><ul><ul><li>for developers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>for businesses </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>for educational organizations </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Share knowledge and best practices </li></ul><ul><li>Give workshops and talks </li></ul>
  5. 5. Promote PHP <ul><li>clean up PHP reputation </li></ul><ul><li>using showcases </li></ul><ul><li>workshops </li></ul><ul><li>unleashing PHP power for RIA, SaaS, Web2.0 </li></ul>
  6. 6. Unite PHP Developers <ul><li>bi-monthly meetups </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>drinks </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>talks </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>networking </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>workshops </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>yearly event </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>promote PHPBelgium </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>giving talks </li></ul></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Point of information (1/2) <ul><li>for developers </li></ul><ul><ul><li>trainings </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>tools </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>certifications </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Zend products </li></ul></ul><ul><li>for businesses </li></ul><ul><ul><li>posibilities of PHP </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>support issues </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>referral for consulting firms </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. Point of information (2/2) <ul><li>for educational organizations </li></ul><ul><ul><li>assist in educational curriculum </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>support teachers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>PHP in classrooms </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>workshops </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>talks </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>discussions </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>... </li></ul></ul></ul>
  9. 9. Share <ul><li>Knowledge </li></ul><ul><ul><li>frameworks </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>tools </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>libraries </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Best practices </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Enterprise development workflows </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Design and analysis </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Unit testing </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. <ul><li>Talks </li></ul><ul><ul><li>by </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>members </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>external speakers </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>about PHP related topics </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Workshops </li></ul><ul><ul><li>useful examples </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>requested real challenges </li></ul></ul><ul><li>an ElePHPant! </li></ul>Give
  11. 11. <ul><li>Frameworks (Zend Framework, Symfony) </li></ul><ul><li>Design patterns </li></ul><ul><li>Certifications </li></ul><ul><li>Testing (unit, integration, TDD, PHPT) </li></ul><ul><li>Development installation / environments </li></ul><ul><li>Core PHP Coding / extension writing (C) </li></ul><ul><li>Databases </li></ul><ul><li>Performance </li></ul><ul><li>Security </li></ul><ul><li>PHP in enterprises </li></ul><ul><li>Coding standards </li></ul><ul><li>... </li></ul>Possible topics?
  12. 12. Thanks! Questions? http://www.phpbelgium.be

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