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LAPHP Meetup Scheduled: PHP Hands-on Workshop: Facebook API

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Two months ago I became highly involved with a few local meetup groups. Together with the LAPHP.org group’s organizers, Oleg, we discussed potentially setting up hands-on workshops for a smaller group of developers who wants to meet and discuss relevant topics but also wants to get their hands dirty and CODE! The event is called PHP Hands-on Workshop: Facebook API.

Finally, we setup the date, the venue and the format. The event will be held at Activo’s conference room on December 15th at 6:30pm. The format is really open and we will keep it flexible until we hit an interesting one. But in general the idea is to meet, divide into smaller working groups of 3-4 developers, go on our ways of interacting with the Facebook API and PHP and toward the end of the meeting everyone will share their code snippets or plugin or whatever they came up with in that one hour of coding time we had.

Each developer will bring their own laptop and dev environment, we will provide food, drinks, wifi, and outlets!

We are hoping to make this a recurring event of advanced PHP developers who wants to meet once a month and code. The main idea is to learn and share knowledge while having fun at the same time.

LAPHP Event at the Magento HQ: Introduction to Magento Extensions

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A couple of nights ago I presented at the Magento HQ for an event by LAPHP. The event was a brief overview and demo of intro to Magento Extensions which I covered and was followed by an open Q&A and a discussion on Magento Extensions in general and best practice. Yoav Kutner, Magento’s Founder & CTO, also joined us and gave a very interesting overview of the history of Magento and how it came about. If you don’t know it yet, Magento was born out of frustration of dealing with osCommerce – which was a prominent Open Source eCommerce platform at the time and required touching the core files every time you wanted to add or edit a feature. No more of that with Magento!

Here is the presentation for the overview:

I recorded the demo after the fact since the ustream.tv video was of low quality: Introduction to Magento Extensions