Room 18, Level 3
Building 8, RMIT
368 Swanston St
Baking with CakePHP: a Practical Overview by Valberg Lárusson
What is CakePHP and how does it work? In this talk Valberg Lárusson of Cypress Web Solutions will introduce CakePHP, run through the mandatory, prebaked 15 minute blog to illustrate its use and go though some of the more involved innards of the framework.
Valberg is a web developer:
- with a background in marketing and management,
- with 10 years of PHP experience,
- from Iceland, and
- with recent clients like Jetstar, M&C Saatchi and ANZ
Beginners Series Planning Session by Ben Balbo
Ben was going to give is first in a series of talks aimed at beginners, but forgot to advertise the event. To give him time to get the word out far and wide, he has decided to run a planning session instead. He’ll probably start with a brief overview of what he intended to present in order to start a discussion about what’s useful, what isn’t, how easy/tricky should it be, and so on. Of course the actual sequence of events will be dictated by the laws of chaos and hilarity will no doubt ensue.
Ben Balbo is a Melbourne-based PHP developer by day and a gardener, systems engineer and financial director by night. He has been known to talk in public, both locally and internationally, on open source and development related topics, which comes as part of the package of being an organiser for both the Melbourne PHP Users Group and BarCampMelbourne and on the committee of the Open Source Developers’ Club. Although he wouldn’t admit this, his participation at this level is secretly only in order to go to restaurants or pubs after the meetings. Ben enjoys beer, coffee and Italian food.
We head to some establishment at about 9pm for drinks and socialising. Last month’s venue was a little noisy, but the bar staff assured us this was a one off – they’d not seen it like that on a Monday before. So we’ll probably try that first and move on if we can’t hear ourselves think.