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Third thursday of each month we meet to have a presentation given by one of our community members. Come learn about a variety of topics and hang out at the After-Party.

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Upcoming Meetings

September 2014

When: September 18th @ 7:00 PM

PHP 5.6: New and Deprecated Features

With PHP 5.6 there are some great new features. We'll go over some of these features and how to use them. This includes variadic functions, constant scalar expressions, exponentiation, splat operator, use const/function, php input, phpdbg, and more. We will also cover deprecated features in PHP 5.6. Want to get involved with upcoming release? I'll show you how you can 'make_test' to start helping out.

October 2014

When: October 16th @ 7:00 PM

To Be Annouced

This meeting will be announced soon. If you are looking for an opportunity to speak feel free to checkout the Speaking page.

November 2014

When: November 20th @ 7:00 PM

To Be Annouced

This meeting will be announced soon. If you are looking for an opportunity to speak feel free to checkout the Speaking page.

Previous Meetings

April 2014

When: April 17th @ 8:00 PM
Presenter: Mark Niebergall

Advanced OOP in PHP

Come learn about abstracts, interfaces, traits, namespaces, and dependency injection. Have you heard of some of these and always wanted to use them in your PHP application but didn't know where to start? You will learn the benefit of each one and when to use them in your existing or new application.

May 2014

When: May 15th @ 8:00 PM

No Meeting

No meeting wil be held for May due to OpenWest being the week before.

June 2014

When: June 19th @ 7:00 PM
Presenter: Steve Meyers

ReactPHP

Modern browsers support a new standard called Websockets, which allow persistent connections between a browser and a server. We'll discuss how to implement Websockets with your client-side Javascript talking to your server-side PHP, using the ReactPHP event-driven framework.

July 2014

When: July 17th @ 7:00 PM

Ember, PHP, and Ponies; Apigility Intro

Ember is an amazing front-end javascript framework for creating ambitious web applications upon any backend system. I will discuss how to get started using Ember and how to integrate it into your PHP applications.

August 2014

When: August 21st @ 7:00 PM

Design for Developers

Awesome UPHPU member Velda Denison is going to amaze us with a live design demo on how to make things look better in web design.

Latest News

Welcome to the New UPHPU Website

Though it is slightly old news, I thought we should announce that we have a new website for UPHPU! The great thing is that it is statically generate, meaning that it is very easy to have anyone contribute. All of the code is up on uphpu-website GitHub repo and you can easily create a fork, make some changes, and submit a pull request.

While the new design looks awesome, I'm still trying to finish all of the little pages across the site. So if you have some time, feel free to hit me up on the IRC channel and ask for any things that need to be done.

Thanks, Justin Carmony

April 2014 Meeting: Abstraction, Object Interfaces, Traits, Namespaces, and Dependency Injection - Cool Stuff in PHP

The meeting will be this Thursday (April 17th) at Needle at 7:00 PM. It will be Mark Niebergall from i3logix talking about "Abstraction, Object Interfaces, Traits, Namespaces, and Dependency Injection: Cool Stuff in PHP."

Talk Summary

This presentation will focus on some of the really cool stuff in PHP that you may not know of or not know quite how to use. There will be examples and discussion regarding abstracts, interfaces, traits, namespaces, and dependency injection. Have you heard of some of these and always wanted to use them in your PHP application but didn't know where to start? You will learn the benefit of each one and when to use them in your existing or new application. This will be a perfect presentation to help you advance your skill-set to include these tools to make your code even more clean, structured, and awesome!

About Mark Niebergall

Mark started coding in PHP in 2005 and works for a company based in Denver called i3logix on an occupational health screening project for employers to drug test employees and candidates. He spends his days coding in PHP, MySQL, and JavaScript.

The After Party

The After Party will be at the traditional location of Applebee's in Draper. We typically head over there at about 8:30-9:00, so watch Twitter and we'll announce when we're heading over.

Meeting Venue: Needle

The Meetings are still at Needle, their address is:
Needle Inc.
14864 Pony Express Road
Bluffdale, UT 84065

Look forward to seeing everyone on Thursday!

Thanks, Justin Carmony

Feb 2014 Meeting: Mentoring Devs Into DevOps

The meeting will be this Thursday (Feb. 20th) at Needle at 7:00 PM. It'll be me (Justin Carmony) from Deseret Digital Media talking about "Mentoring Devs Into DevOps."

Talk Summary

"Lets set aside the buzzword for a moment and have an honest discussion about DevOps. There is the idea of putting more Dev into Ops, but just a crucial (if not more crucial) is getting your Devs to think more like Ops. Most developers have little to no experience dealing with production environments, and helping them add value to your DevOps efforts can be difficult.

"We'll discuss practical ways of mentoring Devs into more DevOps skills and responsibilities. We'll share past experiences & ways to help your Devs gain more insight to the health of production. Ultimately, our goal is to help your Devs gain the skills to help your team achieve better application performance & uptimes. Finally, we'll talk about how Salt can play a major role in increasing insight in your production environment for your Devs."

About Justin Carmony

I work for DDM, been involved with the Utah PHP Usergroup for about 5 years now, and I use PHP on a daily basis. Currently at work we operate KSL.com, DeseretNews.com, Ok.com, and many others.

The After Party will be at the traditional location of Applebee's in Draper. We typically head over there at about 8:30-9:00, so watch Twitter and we'll announce when we're heading over.

Meeting Venue: Needle

The Meetings are still at Needle, their address is:

Needle Inc.
14864 Pony Express Road
Bluffdale, UT 84065

Look forward to seeing everyone on Thursday!

Thanks,

Justin Carmony