Room 18, Level 3
Building 8, RMIT
368 Swanston St
The Yii Framework by Damien Buttler
Yii is a framework build on PHP5 to build websites quickly. In this talk I will demonstrate how to start a new project with Yii and how Yii implements MVC. I think those new to the framework will appreciate the ease of working with Yii.
Damien Buttler is a web developer who’s been working with PHP for six years. Interested in all things open source including PHP and Linux. He has been working as a PHP developer at Sputnik Agency for the last 2.5 years, mainly building sites from scratch and using Joomla!.
From the Desktop to the Web and Back Again by Ben Balbo
In the beginning, there was no web. People would run programs on their computers, and they would save things on to disks. Then came the network and file servers, followed by application servers and “Intranets”. After that came software as a service. Our data is moving further from the desktop, but are the applications coming back?
Join Ben in this brief historical tour and watch him delve in to current methods for distributing data while localising applications, to produce the desktop applications for the web we see today.
Ben Balbo was born in Germany, grew up in the UK, lives in Melbourne, and brews his own beer. A software developer and open source community liaison by day, Ben is the Vice-President of the Linux Users of Victoria, Treasurer of the Open Source Developers’ Club and convener of the Melbourne PHP Users Group and BarCampMelbourne. He frequently speaks at Australian and international conferences and events on a broad range of topics. He also drinks a lot of coffee.
We head to the Oxford Scholar Hotel at about 9pm for drinks and socialising.