Next Meeting: September 4th 2014 - 7pm
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Welcome to PHP London

PHP London is the UK's largest PHP user group dedicated to promoting knowledge sharing and best practice amongst PHP profesionals in the London area.

Our monthly meetup is held at Doggett's Coat and Badge Pub on the first Thursday of every month. With more than 100 attendees you can meet PHP users, developers and recruiters and exchange ideas, talk about code or even try and find yourself a job. Anyone interested in PHP is welcome!

Upcoming Meetups

First Thursday of Every Month

Dogget's Coat and Badge Pub

  • 7pm - Informal drinks, snacks, chat
  • 8pm - Talk starts
  • 9pm onwards - more drinks, snacks, chat

August 7th 2014

Drinks at the beginning of the evening are generously provided by DataSift.

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Chris Levy

The Power of Modern Version Control

Version Control Systems have been around for a long time, however in the last decade advancements in VCS and other powerful tools have drastically increased the size of any community that can collaborate with ease. In this talk I will focus on the combination of Git and GitHub, demo some advanced tools available in Git, and clarify some details on contributing to Open Source using GitHub.

Chris has been a PHP Developer for 10 years and has worked with many systems including Symfony2, Zend Framework 1 and 2, and Magento. He currently builds bespoke web applications with ZF1 and ZF2 and is a self-confessed Version Control Zealot. Chris is an Open Source believer and has made contributions to Open Source.