Oliver Davies

Web Developer and System Administrator. Senior Drupal Developer at Microserve. Drupal Bristol organiser.


  • It started with a patch...

    New Skills, 8th February 2017

    A crash course in why and how to contribute to open source development.

  • Deploying PHP Applications with Fabric

    Devops (PHP-NW preview show), 13th September 2017

    You've built your application, and now you just need to deploy it. There are various ways that this could be done – from (S)FTP, to SCP and rsync, to running commands like “git pull” and “composer install” directly on the server (not recommended). My favourite deployment tool of late isFabric– a Python based command line tool for running commands locally as well as on remote servers. It's language and framework agnostic, and unopinionated so you define the steps and workflow that you need – from a basic few-step deployment to a full Capistrano style zero-downtime deployment. This talk will cover some introduction to Fabric and how to write your own fabfiles, and then look at some examples of different use case deployments for your PHP project.

  • Working with workspaces

    Lightning Talks (Online), 9th September 2020

  • Things you should know about PHP

    Your PHP Journey, 9th March 2022

    An introduction to PHP and the wider eco system.

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
  • Support tools (e.g. phplint, boris, phpsh)