PHPSW

Recent events

New Skills

In February we're hosting a night of talks on picking up new skills. We'll be at DeskLodge this month. Our talks this month: As always, a big thanks to our meetup sponsors Ents24, Brightpearl,...

Past events

2017

New Year Coding Resolutions

In January we're hosting a night of talks on coding resolutions for the new year. We've got a couple of talks lined up so far, but if you're interested in giving a talk (any length), please let us know....

2016

End of Year Social 2016

We're finishing off 2016 as we have done for the last couple of years and that's with a social. The evening will be taking place in a pub - we're just waiting for final confirmation and then we'll announce...

Lightning Talks

In November the ever popular lightning talks return. If you want to talk then let us know! The speakers we've already got booked include.... BaseKit have kindly offered to host the evening...

Decoupling

In October we're hosting a night of talks around the theme of Decoupling. This month we'll be at BrightPearl. We've got 2 talks lined up already (and if you want to do a talk (full or lightening)...

Security

In September we're hosting a night of talks about security. This month we'll be at BaseKit. We've got 3 talks lined up for this month! BaseKit have kindly offered to host the evening at...

DevOps

In August we're hosting a night of DevOps related talks. If you've got a lightning talk you're interested in giving - let us know! Thanks to our sponsors for their continued support of PHPSW. Brightpearl have...

It's Not All About Code

In July we're hosting a night of talks which aren't specifically about writing code. Thanks to our sponsors for their continued support of PHPSW. We're heading to Desklodge this month. If you're...

Tips and Tricks

In June we're hosting a night of Tips and Tricks with lightening talks from many speakers, including.... BaseKit have kindly offered to host the evening at their office, and as always...

Upgrades

In May we're hosting a night about Upgrades! We're trying out a new venue this month - Desk Lodge. Desklodge is the new venue we're trying out. If you're looking for private offices, hot-desks...

Clean Code

In April we're hosting a night about Clean Code! We're at BaseKit's new office this month.  - Mission (Im)possible: Quality Decoupled Code with Drupal 7 Marek Matulka, Software Engineer at SensioLabsUK...

Built On PHP

In March we're doing something a little different and taking a look at using projects which are built on PHP. Sift Digital have kindly offered to host the evening at their office. Afterwards we'll...

Testing

In February we're hosting a night about Testing! We're at BaseKit's new office this month. If you have a talk you'd like to give (lightning or full length), we've got room for a third, so get in touch....

Profiling & Benchmarking

In January we're hosting a night about Profiling & Benchmarking! MixRadio have kindly offered to host the evening at their office, and provide drinks and pizza. Don't forget to check them...

2015

PHPub Quiz 2015

For the end of 2015 it's a welcome return to our now annual tech-themed Pub Quiz. The questions will be techy, but not too serious, geeky, or necessarily, even PHP-orientated. There'll be a bar tab along...

Git & Open Source

In November we're hosting a night about Git and Open Source! MixRadio have kindly offered to host the evening at their office, and provide drinks and pizza. Don't forget to check them out- and...

Lightning talks

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...

Generators & Regex

In September we're hosting a night of generators and regex! JUST EAT have kindly offered to host the evening at their fantastic new office, as well as provide drinks and pizza. Don't forget to...

Testing

In August we're hosting a night of talks about testing! MixRadio have kindly offered to host the evening at their office, and provide drinks and pizza. Don't forget to check them out- and if you're...

eCommerce

In July we're hosting a night of talks about eCommerce! Brightpearl have kindly offered to host the evening at their office, and provide drinks and pizza. Don't forget to check them out- and if you're...

Coding practices

In June we're hosting a night of talks about coding practices. MixRadio have kindly offered to host the evening at their office, and provide drinks and pizza. Don't forget to check them out- and...

Frameworks

In May we're hosting a night of talks about frameworks! MixRadio have kindly offered to host the evening at their office, and provide drinks and pizza. Don't forget to check them out- and if you're...

Lightning talks

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! Brightpearl have kindly offered to host the evening,...

WordPress beyond The Wild West

We're trying something a little different this month – a joint night with the new and upcoming WordPress usergroup, Bristol WordPress People. Do check them out and join their group if you're interested...

Running PHP fast

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...

Server orchestration

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! BaseKit have kindly offered to host the evening at their...

2014

PHPub quiz

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,...

Security & deployment

Talks on security and deployment! Brightpearl have kindly offered to host the evening, providing food, beers and their office as the venue. Don't forget to check them out- and if you're...

Lightning talks

As a change of pace, in October we'll be hosting a night of 5-10 minute lightning talks at BaseKit! BaseKit have kindly offered to host the evening at their office, and as always there'll be...

Design patterns

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! BaseKit have kindly offered to host the evening at their...

Testing & CI

Talks on testing and continuous integration. Brightpearl have kindly offered to host the evening, providing food, beers and their office as the venue. Don't forget to check them out- and if...

Building great APIs

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!...

Monitoring & Statistics Night

Talks on monitoring and statistical tracking for big and little applications. Brightpearl have kindly offered to sponsor, providing food, beers and their office as the venue. Don't forget to check...

Database Night

Talks on databases! 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....

Social Night

Meet up and talk about beer, how exciting May is going to be, and maybe even PHP too. http://www.smallbarbristol.com

Composer, FPM & gigHUB Night

Join us for an evening of talks at BaseKit. Doors will be open from 6:45, talks will start around 7. BaseKit have kindly sponsored the event again, providing their office as the venue, as well as beer...

Scaling Night

Talks on scaling! 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,...

Social Night

Meet up and talk about beer and new years, and maybe even PHP too. Venue: Horts, Broad Street - http://www.hortsbristol.com

2013

Migrating a ZF1 REST API to Silex + PHP-FIG & PSR

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!...

First meetup of the year

There will be a talk on software design, OO stuff, unit testing with PHP examples. If anyone else would like to talk about something similar to the above or anything PHP, please contact me. Room is booked...

2012

Christmas Booze-up

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...

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)