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Diversity Matters (03-04-2015)
This month's talk is a keynote-in-the-making, "Diversity matters". Wouter and Juliette are running this project to highlight diversity in the IT community and to encourage more diversity in this homogeneous bastion. They'd really like to use the wisdom of the crowds, so they are currently running a survey on http://survey.diversitymatters.it/2015 to this end. We really encourage you to fill out the questionnaire and let your voice be heard with smart solutions for now and the future. Also, please help them by spreading the word about the survey far and wide! Furthermore, because we like the hands-on approach, we’re adding a "Diversity challenge": Let’s make this meetup the most wildly diverse group of people we possibly can! In practical terms, this means we’re asking you to invite someone along who you think would increase diversity - for an evening of multiple perspectives (and free drinks ;-) There is no prize or winners cup, but you'd know that you are actively participating in making IT a better place. And that is a wonderful thing. 19:00 - 19:20: Welcome with drinks & snacks 19:20 - 19:30: Intro by SweetlakePHP 19:30 - 20:30: Diversity Matters by Juliette Reinders Folder & Wouter Groenewold 20:30 - 20:45: Break 20:45 - 21:30: Group discussion 21:30 - 21:45: Raffle, Announcements, Feedback 21:45 - ??:??: Networking and drinks Talk: Diversity Matters While some IT companies are slowly trying to make a difference, the IT industry is still a pre-dominantly white male domain. In every industry where the work-force has shifted - often over a thirty year period - from severely limited diversity to a diverse work-force, you'll find that both productivity as well as profitability has increased. Taking into account the enormous shortage of IT professionals world-wide, the time has come to accelerate this much-needed shift. In this talk we'll look at some of the psychological and sociological aspects which inhibit the change to a more diverse workforce in the IT industry. But we don't stop there: we all are in an unique position to contribute to this change, so let's discuss what each of us can do today to move towards a healthier and more economically sane industry. About: Juliette Reinders Folder & Wouter Groenewold Juliette and Wouter are both seasoned developers from different backgrounds who care about this community and the IT industry in general. Raffle: What? No raffle items?? Help! Sponsors:  Finance Matters - drinks & locationFuture500 BV - hotdogs Transip - serverO'Reilly media - discount on all books
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Filesystem Abstraction with Flysystem (01-05-2015)
Once in a while you come across a piece of code where you can see some benefit, but at the same time you feel that maybe - just maybe - it takes abstraction just a little bit too far. I mean, abstracting your filesystem, really?? But I saw this talk at PHPBenelux, and Frank really does make you realize how much work this simple abstraction will save you. And I must stop reinventing the wheel :-) • 19:00 - 19:20: Welcome with drinks & snacks • 19:20 - 19:30: Intro by SweetlakePHP • 19:30 - 20:30: Filesystem Abstraction with Flysystem - by Frank de Jonge • 20:30 - 20:45: Break20:45 - 21:30: Group discussion • 21:30 - 21:45: Raffle, Announcements, Feedback • 21:45 - ??:??: Networking and drinks


Talk:  Filesystem Abstraction with Flysystem In almost all of the applications we create in our day to day lives we work with filesystems. These days it's not just our local filesystem anymore. It's AWS S3, Dropbox, (S)FTP, or any other cloud filesystem provider. They all have their pros and cons. In this talk we’ll go into several aspects of choosing and working with filesystems and how Flysystem helps you out in this process. About: Frank de Jonge Frank de Jonge is a freelance developer from Amsterdam. He's is the maintainer of Flysystem and an active member of The League of Extraordinary Packages. Raffle: What? No raffle items?! Help us out! Sponsors: We need a drink sponsor! < - drinksWe need a location sponsor! < - locationFuture500 BV - hotdogs Transip - serverO'Reilly media - discount on all books
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Getting started with ReactPHP (05-06-2015)
Some of the things being done with PHP are so off the beaten path that we don't come in contact with it very often. Asynchronous processing is a perfect example of that, and yet it can be so much fun to play with... So let's play with ReactPHP, guided by Cees-Jan Kiewiet! • 19:00 - 19:20: Welcome with drinks & snacks • 19:20 - 19:30: Intro by SweetlakePHP • 19:30 - 20:30: Getting started with ReactPHP by Cees-Jan Kiewiet  • 20:30 - 20:45: Break • 20:45 - 21:30: Group discussion • 21:30 - 21:45: Raffle, Announcements, Feedback • 21:45 - ??:??: Networking and drinks


Talk: Getting started with ReactPHP ReactPHP brings asynchronous I/O to PHP. Learn how to ReactPHP works by writing a simple toy app with it. I’ll be taking you from the very beginnings of the app and explain step by step how everything works both API wise and internally. Up and until a live interactive demo at the end.


About: Cees-Jan Kiewiet (@WyriHaximus) Cees-Jan has been writing code since he could use a keyboard. With a high interest in asynchronous programming and pushing the edge of things. After using ReactPHP he became a ReactPHP team member where he works on the react/filesystem package. Aside from ReactPHP he works on several other open source projects, including some of his own. Raffle: What? No raffle items?! Help us out! Sponsors: We need a drink sponsor! < - drinksWe need a location sponsor! < - locationFuture500 BV - hotdogs Transip - serverO'Reilly media - discount on all books
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