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Previous Events

October 2017 - PHPTestFest Workshop

Feb 20 , 2018

Where? The Longstone Pub
When? Tue, Feb 20, 2018 7:00 PM


Updates:
To prepare for the workshop, before arriving please do the following.

1. Follow the first two steps of this tutorial https://phptestfest.org/tutorials/phpqa-tutorial/
2. Fork a copy of the PHP-Src (https://github.com/php/php-src)
3. Clone your fork to your local machine.

If you do all that. you'll be set. See you all soon!


Details:
PHPTestFest is here! At the last meetup had a talk on writing tests for PHP and becoming a core contributor, now we're going to hold the workshop, so we can work with our members to submit tests. 

We're decided to run PHPTestFest2017 as multiple, smaller workshops over a couple of weeks, rather than as one large event. This means we'll be able to give each attendee more attention, to help everyone submit their first PR to PHP.

If you're attending, we'd recommend getting your machine setup before the event. Just following the first two steps of this tutorial and you'll be good to go! https://phptestfest.org/tutorials/phpqa-tutorial/


We have limited spots for this workshop, so please only RSVP if you're able to attend.

Looking forward to seeing everyone there!

August 2017 – PHPTestFest, and Mental Health in Software Development

Aug 24 , 2017

Where? Smartbox Group
When? Thu, Aug 24, 2017 7:00 PM


Note:: NEW VENUE THIS MONTH! Smartbox Group have kindly allowed us to use their space while Dogpatch Labs is being renovated. See the map for location, it's not far from our usual spot!

This month we have two talks –

PHP Testfest - Becoming a core contributor to PHP
This talk is being given by Barry O Sullivan, Tech Lead for Dynamic Reservations. Ever wonder how PHP itself is tested? We use it day to day, but how do we know the language works as intended? Well, it turns out that its's surprinsgly easy to do and we're going to show you how to do it. In 20 minutes you'll know how to find untested code, how to write a test, run it, and then submit your change as a PR to PHP-src. That's right, you can become a core contributor to PHP! This talk is part of worldwide events called PHPTest that we're taking part in, so this talk will give you the tools you need, and it will also prepare you for a day long event we'll be hosting to get people finding and committing tests. If you want to give back to the PHP community but don't know how, then this talk is for you.

Mental Health and Software Development
This talk is from Mark Railton, Senior Developer for Transpoco. Mental health issues are something that affects a staggeringly high number of people in the software community yet are a topic rarely spoken about due to the stigmas associated with them.

In this talk we will hear some of the things to look out for in others as well as in themselves, and how it could be affecting them and those around them. Mark draws on his personal experiences of imposter syndrome, depression and anxiety to highlight how these have had a profound impact on his development career. Mark will also be highlighting some of the amazing resources available through Open Sourcing Mental Illness (OSMI) and showing how they can help with your own mental health as well as making your workplace somewhere that nurtures and supports mental wellness. Finally, we'll also be equipped with some resources on where you can go to get help should you be suffering from mental health issues yourself.

What if I'm hungry and thirsty?

We've got you sorted! Thanks to our sponsors StatCounter (http://statcounter.com/), HostelWorld.com (http://hostelworld.com/), Good Travel Software (http://goodtravelsoftware.com/), and BlueFin Payments (https://www.bluefin.com/) we'll have beer and pizza for you on the night.

I wanna talk!

Great! We'd love to hear from you. If you have a talk you would like to give, please get in touch, either on meetup.com, via Twitter (@phpdublin) or email to dublinphp@gmail.com .

Doors open 6:45pm!

May 2017 – PHP Generators and Coroutines, increasing the yield

May 25 , 2017

Where? dogpatch
When? Thu, May 25, 2017 7:00 PM


This month we have a talk by Carlos Souza, from HostelWorld, on PHP Generators

PHP Generators are an often overlooked language feature that can solve a surprising number of problems. Carlos will introduce us to the yield keyword and show us how we can use it to build custom iterators and concurrency using Coroutines.

What if I'm hungry and thirsty? 


We've got you sorted! Thanks to our sponsors StatCounterHostelWorld.com, Good Travel Software, and BlueFin Payments we'll have beer and pizza for you on the night. 


I wanna talk! 

Great! We'd love to hear from you. If you have a talk you would like to give, please get in touch, either on meetup.com, via Twitter (@phpdublin) or email to dublinphp@gmail.com.


Doors open 6:45pm! 

April 2017 – The Mindful Developer

Apr 20 , 2017

Where? dogpatch
When? Thu, Apr 20, 2017 7:00 PM


This month we have David McKay (@rawkode), a software consultant from Glasgow, Scotland, who is flying over to give a talk on being a Mindful Developer.


The talk will focus on personal productivity, and mindfulness; giving you an overview of the concept and how it can help you stay focussed and relaxed in the hectic work environment that is software development. 

What if I'm hungry and thirsty? 


We've got you sorted! Thanks to our sponsors StatCounterHostelWorld.com, Good Travel Software, and BlueFin Payments we'll have beer and pizza for you on the night. 


I wanna talk! 

Great! We'd love to hear from you. If you have a talk you would like to give, please send us details.


Doors open 6:45pm! 

March 2017 – Types of Automated Tests

Mar 30 , 2017

Where? dogpatch
When? Thu, Mar 30, 2017 7:00 PM


This month we have an excellent talk on automated testing by Sergey Ivashchenko from TheIrishStore.com


This talk is on the ever popular topic of testing. Sergey will show us examples of static, unit, integration, api and functional tests, all taken from the well tested Magento framework. He will explain the pros and cons, approaches and implementation details of each type of test.


We're fans of automated tests ourselves, so we're really looking forward this talk.

What if I'm hungry and thirsty? 


We've got you sorted! Thanks to our sponsors StatCounterHostelWorld.com, and Good Travel Software, we'll have beer and pizza for you on the night. 


I wanna talk! 

Great! We'd love to hear from you. If you have a talk you would like to give, please send us details.


Doors open 6:45pm!