Events

  • We're back virtually for April and this month we'll be having an introduction to mental health and taking a look at the serverless LAMP stack.
  • We return again for another online meetup as we learn all about building APIs in Laravel.
  • We return (virtually) this month to learn all about PHP 8.
  • It's our first meetup of 2021 and we're looking forward to getting everyone back together again (virtually) for some interesting talks.
  • We return in November with a slightly new format. Just 1 long talk as we take a look at Turbocharged development
  • For October we will answer the question "Are you a modern software engineer" and show you the journey from Developer to Architect.
  • We return again for another remote meetup and this time it's lightning talks. We'll have 8 ten minute talks about a wide range of topics related to PHP and the wider ecosystem.
  • We return again for another remote meetup with talks on phpspec and unconventional PHP!
  • We've got two fantastic talks about some less known but very interesting areas of PHP; Websockets in practice and Mutation testing.
  • For June we're going to be online again for our meetup. We've got two great talks lined up for June as we take a look at the environmental impact of the sites we build and a deep dive on getters & setters.
  • For May we're going to be online again for our meetup. It's going to be a bit different, but we've still got two great talks and we'll get things set up so people can chat too. We're going to be using Zoom for the event - the link will be added a couple of days beforehand So grab your own pizza and a drink and join us for an evening of informative security talks.
  • For April we're heading online for our first virtual meetup. It's going to be a bit different, but we've still got two great talks and we'll get things set up so people can chat too.
  • You're in for a treat in March, we have 2 huge names in the PHP World speaking... Derick Rethans, PHP 7.4 release manager and Xdebug author, will tell us all about what's new in 7.4. Lorna Mitchell, a regular on the conference circuit and a published author, will introduce OpenAPI.
  • In February join us at DeskLodge for talks about Autowiring and how to create neural networks in PHP.
  • In January join us at Runway East for 2 great talks, where we take a look at strict typing and static analysis. A new year provides a great excuse to come along to PHPSW, whether it's your first time, first time in a while, or you're a regular attendee.
  • This month we're skipping the talks and teaming up with Bristol JS (https://www.meetup.com/BristolJS/) to have an end of year social. Although mainly a good opportunity for networking, we'll be looking to put on a quiz or something similar for a few giveaways too.
  • The popular lightning talks format returns in November. We've got variety of topics this month so there will be something for everyone.
  • In October join us at DeskLodge for talks about Refactoring large PHP applications and useful things to know as a developer.
  • In September join us at Runway East for 2 great talks, where we take a look at The Politics of Tool-Shaming and JenkinsX
  • In August join us at DeskLodge for talks about Background workers and Mindfulness for Developers.
  • In July join us at Runway East for 2 great talks, where we take a look at Webhooks & Security
  • In June join us at DeskLodge for talks around the topic of architecture
  • Monitoring

    May 2019
    In May join us at Runway East for 2 great talks around the topic of monitoring
  • In April join us at Desklodge where the ever popular lightning talks night returns!
  • In March join us at Runway East for 2 great talks. We start off by taking a look at how Mayden scaled their development team and then we take a look at Lumen.
  • In February join us at Runway East for 2 great talks on some popular topics right now. First up we take a look at Serverless PHP and then we tackle chatbots.
  • In January join us at Runway East for 2 exciting talks. First we'll learn all about the Test to Break principle. And then we'll discover how to tackle legacy code bases.
  • Security

    May 2018
    In May we return to a highly interesting and highly important topic - Security.
  • In April join us at Desklodge where the ever popular lightning talks night returns!
  • In March we're holding a night of talks around the topic of Code Quality.
  • Frameworks

    Feb 2018
    In February we present 'Frameworks', a collection of talks related to, as the name suggests, Frameworks.
  • In January we present 'New Year, New Topics', a collection of talks on topics we haven't featured much (if at all) at PHPSW.
  • Twas a few weeks before Christmas, when all through BristolNot a creature was stirring, not even an ElePHPant.
  • In November we present 'The Final Pipeline' (sung to the tune of the final countdown.
  • It's the ever popular lightning talks night.
  • In September it's a PHP-NW preview show.
  • In August we're hosting a night of talks themed around building and deployment.
  • In June we've got a couple of different talks - one about Graphs and one about Legacy code.
  • Level Up

    Jun 2017
    In June we're hosting a night of talks focussed around how to level up your skills as a developer.
  • In May we're hosting a night of Tips & Tricks lightning talks.
  • Security

    Apr 2017
    In April we're hosting a night of talks focussed around security.
  • In March we're hosting a night of talks focussed around testing and debugging.
  • New Skills

    Feb 2017
    In February we're hosting a night of talks on picking up new skills.
  • In January we're hosting a night of talks on coding resolutions for the new year.
  • We're finishing off 2016 as we have done for the last couple of years and that's with a social.
  • In November the ever popular lightning talks return.
  • Decoupling

    Oct 2016
    In October we're hosting a night of talks around the theme of Decoupling.
  • Security

    Sep 2016
    In September we're hosting a night of talks about security.
  • DevOps

    Aug 2016
    In August we're hosting a night of DevOps related talks.
  • In July we're hosting a night of talks which aren't specifically about writing code.
  • In June we're hosting a night of Tips and Tricks with lightening talks from many speakers, including.
  • Upgrades

    May 2016
    In May we're hosting a night about Upgrades! We're trying out a new venue this month - Desk Lodge.
  • Clean Code

    Apr 2016
    In April we're hosting a night about Clean Code! We're at BaseKit's new office this month.
  • In March we're doing something a little different and taking a look at using projects which are built on PHP.
  • Testing

    Feb 2016
    In February we're hosting a night about Testing! We're at BaseKit's new office this month.
  • In January we're hosting a night about Profiling & Benchmarking! - Profiling your PHP application  Michael Heap, Software Engineer at DataSift So, you've been through and changed all your double quotes to single quotes but your application still isn't running at the speed of light.
  • For the end of 2015 it's a welcome return to our now annual tech-themed Pub Quiz.
  • In November we're hosting a night about Git and Open Source! - Comic book continuity and Git rebase  Gavin Davies, Software Developer at Radify and author of Deal With It: Attitude for Coders When helping companies improve their development practises, git rebase is one common sticking point - it can be hard to understand, and a lot of people are initially pretty scared of it.
  • In October we're hosting an evening of 5-10 minute lightning talks! We're still looking for submissions, and by speaking you earn yourself a chance to win 1 of 3 tickets to this year's fantastic All Your Base conference in London on the November 13th! Send your proposals through via the website, to [email protected]
  • In September we're hosting a night of generators and regex! - How I learned to stop worrying and love Regular Expressions  Jordi Boggiano, Author of Composer, Monolog, php-console and frequent contributor to Symfony2, Twig and other OS projects This session will cover Regular Expressions from the basics to the darkest corners of this arcane art.
  • Testing

    Aug 2015
    In August we're hosting a night of talks about testing! - A Travesty of a Mockery of a.
  • eCommerce

    Jul 2015
    In July we're hosting a night of talks about eCommerce! - Building and selling modules for Magento eCommerce  Christos Constantinou, Full stack JavaScript developer Christos builds and sells commercial modules for Magento eCommerce.
  • In June we're hosting a night of talks about coding practices.
  • Frameworks

    May 2015
    In May we're hosting a night of talks about frameworks! - PPI - The Interop Framework  Paul Dragoonis, Lead Developer at Kainos, PHP internals and PHP-FIG voting member and Vítor Brandão, PHP Software Engineer at Kainos, Entrepreneur and Gentoo Linux contributor Paul and Vítor will be showing off the newly released PPI 2.
  • After the success of the night last year, this month, we're hosting another night of 5-10 minute lightning talks, this time at Brightpearl! - Refactoring repositories  Gavin Davies, Software Developer at Radify and author of Deal With It: Attitude for Coders Sometime a repository begins to smell; it's just not set up right.
  • We're trying something a little different this month – a joint night with the new and upcoming WordPress usergroup, Bristol WordPress People.
  • This month is all about monitoring, analysing and optimising the performance of your PHP apps! We'll talk about finding bottlenecks in your stack, tuning your Nginx and general performance hotspots in PHP applications.
  • A light topic to ease us into the new year ;) in January we're hosting a night of talks on simplifying server orchestration and containerisation! - Getting Started with Docker and PHP  Rob Haswell, VP Engineering and Co-founder of ClusterHQ - Ansible, EC2 and PHP: easy orchestration   Craig Marvelley, Head of Platform at Bipsync -- BaseKit have kindly offered to host the evening at their office, and as always there'll be beer and pizza.
  • PHPub quiz

    Dec 2014
    We're trying something different to round off 2014, in December, we'll be hosting a tech-themed pub quiz to celebrate how we've redefined PHPSW this year! The questions will be techy, but not too serious, geeky, or necessarily, even PHP-orientated.
  • Talks on security and deployment! - You’ll Never Believe How Easy Deployments Can Really Be…   James Titcumb, founder of PHP Hampshire, Zend Certified Engineer and Development Manager at Protected.
  • As a change of pace, in October we'll be hosting a night of 5-10 minute lightning talks at BaseKit! - Carbon, a simple API extension for DateTime  Gavin Davies, Software Developer at Radify and author of Deal With It: Attitude for Coders - Kahlan, a BDD Framework a la RSpec/JSpec using a Jasmine style notation  Warren Seymour, Software Developer at Radify - PHP static site generation  Kiel Doyle, PHP Developer at ASDAN - Terraform  Andy Gale, Web Consultant at Hello Future - Thumbor  Tom Holder, Technical Director at Simpleweb - Vagrant  Doug Fitzmaurice, Developer at Ents24 - Varnish & ESI  Ade Slade, PHP Developer at BaseKit - Versioning  Dave Liddament, PHP, Java & Python Software Developer - Working with legacy code  Gareth Jones, Software Developer at Brightpearl -- BaseKit have kindly offered to host the evening at their office, and as always there'll be beer and pizza.
  • As we return to our normal slot of the second Wednesday of the month, in September we're hosting a night of talks on design patterns! - Dependency injection the right way   Dan Ackroyd, Independent C + PHP developer, Imagick maintainer.
  • Talks on testing and continuous integration.
  • A little early this month (first Wednesday), before he heads back across the pond, Phil Sturgeon will be giving us a run through of the API talk he's been touring recently, as seen at PHP South Africa! - API Pain-Points   Phil Sturgeon, Englishman temporarily not in New York.
  • Talks on monitoring and statistical tracking for big and little applications.
  • Talks on databases! - From SQL to noSQL   Derick Rethans, PHP Engineer/Evangelist on MongoDB, internals expert & author of Xdebug - One does not simply query a database   Kat Zien, Software Developer at Brightpearl - An introduction to graph databases   Kiel Doyle, newly Bristol-based freelancer BaseKit have kindly sponsored the event again, providing their office as the venue, as well as beer and pizza! Don't forget to check them out- and if you're looking, they are hiring.
  • Meet up and talk about beer, how exciting May is going to be, and maybe even PHP too.
  • Join us for an evening of talks at BaseKit.
  • Talks on scaling! - Auto-scaling PHP Applications using Chef and AWS    Andy Gale, Hello Future - Scaling at BaseKit    Ade Slade, BaseKit - Scaling wild LAMP for managed hosting    Clément Debiaune, Freelance BaseKit have kindly offered to sponsor the event again, and have offered their office as the venue, as well as beer and pizza! Don't forget to check them out- and if you're looking, they are hiring.
  • Meet up and talk about beer and new years, and maybe even PHP too.
  • Last meetup of the year, okay, so we only had 1 other, but it's going to be a good one! BaseKit have kindly offered to sponsor the event and provide their office as the venue, as well as beer and pizza! Don't forget to check them out- and if you're looking, they are hiring.
  • There will be a talk on software design, OO stuff, unit testing with PHP examples.
  • Hi Adrian & All, Wanted to suggest a social/ chance to talk PHP.
  • A chance to eat pizza, drink fine beer and be generally merry! Talks on: The Future of Humanity FuelPHP The Cleanest Code: or, Uncle Bob Driven Development (UBDD) Brightpearl have generously offered to sponsor this event, so it will be hosted in the Brightpearl offices (between Cabot Circus and Portland Square).
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  • Sorry for the late notice on this one - due to various excuses it's now next week (3rd Wednesday) instead of tomorrow.
  • Javascript Testing (Andrew Martin) JS Unit Testing: The State of the Art Backbone Model/View Testing   Symfony2 (Dom Udall) Symfony2: An Overview   To be preceded, followed and interrupted by beer, Mexico's finest chilli and vocal dissent.
  • We'll have one or two short talks.
  • PHP talks

    Jan 2012
  • Talk PHP

    Dec 2011

Interested in speaking?

We’re always looking for speakers, so do drop us a line, regardless of your experience, we’re all about first time speakers.

If you’re looking for ideas, a few of the topics we’re keen to hear about are:

  • Debugging & profiling
  • Frameworks
  • Lightning talks
  • PHP7, PHPNG
  • Support tools (e.g. phplint, boris, phpsh)