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AberdeenPHP Events

AberdeenPHP Events

AberdeenPHP Monthly Meeting - Introduction to Zend Expressive for API building

Wed 1 Aug 2018 06:30pm

Aberdeen PHP User Group aims to provide a regular meeting for developers in Aberdeen and the surrounding areas to get together and discuss just about anything in and around the PHP Community.

This month we are joined by Stuart Herbert!

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Whether it's micro-service architectures, single-page web apps in React or Angular, or simply providing data-and-functionality-as-a-service, API development is firmly a thing today. There's plenty of advice out there about designing APIs - but how do you turn it into working, shippable code?

In this talk, Stuart will introduce you to his framework of choice for API development - Zend Expressive. He'll explain why he's gone with it, how to get started, and how to organise your code to get the best out of it. He'll also cover the essential elements that are missing (authentication, logging, metrics, validation, error handling, rate limiting), and finish by looking at how to go about testing your finished API.

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Stuart Herbert is an industry and open-source veteran, and one of the most experienced enterprise PHP developers in the UK, with nearly 25 years of commercial experience on projects for companies including Vodafone, Hewlett Packard, Orange (now EE), DataSift, Her Majesty's Government and many more. He is a co-author of the official Zend Certification Study Guide for PHP 4, and a regular tech speaker at user groups and conferences. He specialises in designing and delivering software that works, as founder and Chief Software Archaeologist of Ganbaro Digital Ltd.

You can learn more about Stuart at www.stuartherbert.com, and follow him on Twitter as @stuherbert.

Fifth Ring
St Mary’s Court, 47-49 Huntly Street
AB10 1TH
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Other Events In Aberdeen

Other Events In Aberdeen

Open Night

Tue 24 Jul 2018 07:00pm

57North is Aberdeen's Hackerspace and Tuesday is our open night.

For those of you not in the know, Tuesday evenings are open to anyone
who wishes to come to 57North!
We get up to a range of activities on Tuesday nights, including but not limited to
social contact, programming, manufacturing weird things and consuming sugary treats.

We usually begin at about 7, but sometimes someone will be in earlier.

If you're new, we'd suggest you bring a laptop, and perhaps a project you
want to work on.

If you want to come but are unsure about anything, ask in IRC - #57n on freenode. There will be a mailing list post at http://lists.57north.co/listinfo/57north-announce detailing more information also.

57North Hacklab
57North Hacklab is the Aberdeen Hackerspace. It is located in the center of Aberdeen City and easily accessible by bus and train. Parking is available, although very limited.
57North Hacklab Downstiars from Engage Gaming. 26 North Silver Street. Aberdeen.
AB10 1RL
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Open Night

Tue 31 Jul 2018 07:00pm

57North is Aberdeen's Hackerspace and Tuesday is our open night.

For those of you not in the know, Tuesday evenings are open to anyone
who wishes to come to 57North!
We get up to a range of activities on Tuesday nights, including but not limited to
social contact, programming, manufacturing weird things and consuming sugary treats.

We usually begin at about 7, but sometimes someone will be in earlier.

If you're new, we'd suggest you bring a laptop, and perhaps a project you
want to work on.

If you want to come but are unsure about anything, ask in IRC - #57n on freenode. There will be a mailing list post at http://lists.57north.co/listinfo/57north-announce detailing more information also.

57North Hacklab
57North Hacklab is the Aberdeen Hackerspace. It is located in the center of Aberdeen City and easily accessible by bus and train. Parking is available, although very limited.
57North Hacklab Downstiars from Engage Gaming. 26 North Silver Street. Aberdeen.
AB10 1RL
View on location Google Maps

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AberdeenPHP Monthly Meeting - Introduction to Zend Expressive for API building

Wed 1 Aug 2018 06:30pm

Aberdeen PHP User Group aims to provide a regular meeting for developers in Aberdeen and the surrounding areas to get together and discuss just about anything in and around the PHP Community.

This month we are joined by Stuart Herbert!

----

Whether it's micro-service architectures, single-page web apps in React or Angular, or simply providing data-and-functionality-as-a-service, API development is firmly a thing today. There's plenty of advice out there about designing APIs - but how do you turn it into working, shippable code?

In this talk, Stuart will introduce you to his framework of choice for API development - Zend Expressive. He'll explain why he's gone with it, how to get started, and how to organise your code to get the best out of it. He'll also cover the essential elements that are missing (authentication, logging, metrics, validation, error handling, rate limiting), and finish by looking at how to go about testing your finished API.

----

Stuart Herbert is an industry and open-source veteran, and one of the most experienced enterprise PHP developers in the UK, with nearly 25 years of commercial experience on projects for companies including Vodafone, Hewlett Packard, Orange (now EE), DataSift, Her Majesty's Government and many more. He is a co-author of the official Zend Certification Study Guide for PHP 4, and a regular tech speaker at user groups and conferences. He specialises in designing and delivering software that works, as founder and Chief Software Archaeologist of Ganbaro Digital Ltd.

You can learn more about Stuart at www.stuartherbert.com, and follow him on Twitter as @stuherbert.

Fifth Ring
St Mary’s Court, 47-49 Huntly Street
AB10 1TH
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Aberdeen Data Meetup - August 2018

Tue 7 Aug 2018 06:30pm

This month we have two great presentations: one on what is happening with Open Data in Manchester, and the other on a Civtech-winning programme of Citizen Data Science.

Come along to hear more, network with other local data practitioners and have some fun.

18:30 pizza and beer.

7pm - Open Data Manchester - Jamie Whyte

7.45pm. "Upgrading Democracy – Public Participation in Government" - Matthew Davis of Wittin.

Details below

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Open Data Manchester is an organisation dedicated to promoting a fairer society through responsible and intelligent data practice in Greater Manchester, and beyond. Jamie will talk us through some of Open Data Manchester’s projects, running the gamut of civic hacking - transport, air quality, elections, internet of things, and more.

Jamie Whyte is one of the directors of Open Data Manchester. Jamie has extensive experience working with data, having worked in the public sector for over 15 years. Jamie designed, established and led Trafford Council’s Innovation and Intelligence Lab, using and capturing a huge range of data to help people make better decisions. Jamie now advises all sorts of organisations on how to use data effectively, from local government to academia, central government to the voluntary / community sector, and private enterprises to the general public.”

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Upgrading Democracy – Public Participation in Government.

Local governments have throughout their existence created the processes and policies that govern all of our lives. The problem with this is twofold. The first is that the people in the last few centuries working as civil servants have rarely been a diverse group of individuals in any locale the world over. Second the technology implemented over the last two to three decades has captured the processes and policies in a less than changeable state, almost like locked-in syndrome for local government change.

What if the technology we needed was not digital, but analogue? Not something that locked up old processes and policies so they couldn’t be changed. Not something that hindered what the citizenry wanted government to be working on. Not something that limited the introduction of ideas to only the limited diversity of those who are working for government.

This talk will cover the analogue technology of releasing control over processes and policies so that a diverse and engaged group of citizen scientists can support local government with ideas, defining problems and ultimately with solving challenges. We will look specifically at the changes being undertaken throughout several local authorities in Scotland and contrast against traditional community engagement.

Matthew Davis was born into the wilds of mid-western America, Matthew has lived his life creating. The kind of kid that bought a tarp, some PVC pipe and a skate board; fashioned himself a windsurfing set-up and then saw an opportunity in a local tornado. "Sorry Mom."

Undergraduate in Art and Design, Doctorate in Scottish History, Career in Databases: Matthew came late to the realisation that if he's going to use his diverse skill set he'd have to employ himself. From this Wittin (www.wittin.co.uk) was founded looking at and hopefully solving the largest data problems.

An experienced, disciplined, and highly-motivated data geek who has worked on a wide range of projects. Furthermore he is a fluent communicator with strong investigation, problem-solving and decision-making skills. Educated to PhD level with a verifiable track record in fields such as project management, process mapping and information systems with particular emphasis on data.

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Thanks to MBN Solutions, Data Lab Scotland and Scotland IS for sponsoring this event.

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Open Night

Tue 7 Aug 2018 07:00pm

57North is Aberdeen's Hackerspace and Tuesday is our open night.

For those of you not in the know, Tuesday evenings are open to anyone
who wishes to come to 57North!
We get up to a range of activities on Tuesday nights, including but not limited to
social contact, programming, manufacturing weird things and consuming sugary treats.

We usually begin at about 7, but sometimes someone will be in earlier.

If you're new, we'd suggest you bring a laptop, and perhaps a project you
want to work on.

If you want to come but are unsure about anything, ask in IRC - #57n on freenode. There will be a mailing list post at http://lists.57north.co/listinfo/57north-announce detailing more information also.

57North Hacklab
57North Hacklab is the Aberdeen Hackerspace. It is located in the center of Aberdeen City and easily accessible by bus and train. Parking is available, although very limited.
57North Hacklab Downstiars from Engage Gaming. 26 North Silver Street. Aberdeen.
AB10 1RL
View on location Google Maps

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Open Night

Tue 14 Aug 2018 07:00pm

57North is Aberdeen's Hackerspace and Tuesday is our open night.

For those of you not in the know, Tuesday evenings are open to anyone
who wishes to come to 57North!
We get up to a range of activities on Tuesday nights, including but not limited to
social contact, programming, manufacturing weird things and consuming sugary treats.

We usually begin at about 7, but sometimes someone will be in earlier.

If you're new, we'd suggest you bring a laptop, and perhaps a project you
want to work on.

If you want to come but are unsure about anything, ask in IRC - #57n on freenode. There will be a mailing list post at http://lists.57north.co/listinfo/57north-announce detailing more information also.

57North Hacklab
57North Hacklab is the Aberdeen Hackerspace. It is located in the center of Aberdeen City and easily accessible by bus and train. Parking is available, although very limited.
57North Hacklab Downstiars from Engage Gaming. 26 North Silver Street. Aberdeen.
AB10 1RL
View on location Google Maps

View event on OpenTechCalendar




Open Night

Tue 21 Aug 2018 07:00pm

57North is Aberdeen's Hackerspace and Tuesday is our open night.

For those of you not in the know, Tuesday evenings are open to anyone
who wishes to come to 57North!
We get up to a range of activities on Tuesday nights, including but not limited to
social contact, programming, manufacturing weird things and consuming sugary treats.

We usually begin at about 7, but sometimes someone will be in earlier.

If you're new, we'd suggest you bring a laptop, and perhaps a project you
want to work on.

If you want to come but are unsure about anything, ask in IRC - #57n on freenode. There will be a mailing list post at http://lists.57north.co/listinfo/57north-announce detailing more information also.

57North Hacklab
57North Hacklab is the Aberdeen Hackerspace. It is located in the center of Aberdeen City and easily accessible by bus and train. Parking is available, although very limited.
57North Hacklab Downstiars from Engage Gaming. 26 North Silver Street. Aberdeen.
AB10 1RL
View on location Google Maps

View event on OpenTechCalendar




Open Night

Tue 28 Aug 2018 07:00pm

57North is Aberdeen's Hackerspace and Tuesday is our open night.

For those of you not in the know, Tuesday evenings are open to anyone
who wishes to come to 57North!
We get up to a range of activities on Tuesday nights, including but not limited to
social contact, programming, manufacturing weird things and consuming sugary treats.

We usually begin at about 7, but sometimes someone will be in earlier.

If you're new, we'd suggest you bring a laptop, and perhaps a project you
want to work on.

If you want to come but are unsure about anything, ask in IRC - #57n on freenode. There will be a mailing list post at http://lists.57north.co/listinfo/57north-announce detailing more information also.

57North Hacklab
57North Hacklab is the Aberdeen Hackerspace. It is located in the center of Aberdeen City and easily accessible by bus and train. Parking is available, although very limited.
57North Hacklab Downstiars from Engage Gaming. 26 North Silver Street. Aberdeen.
AB10 1RL
View on location Google Maps

View event on OpenTechCalendar




Open Night

Tue 4 Sep 2018 07:00pm

57North is Aberdeen's Hackerspace and Tuesday is our open night.

For those of you not in the know, Tuesday evenings are open to anyone
who wishes to come to 57North!
We get up to a range of activities on Tuesday nights, including but not limited to
social contact, programming, manufacturing weird things and consuming sugary treats.

We usually begin at about 7, but sometimes someone will be in earlier.

If you're new, we'd suggest you bring a laptop, and perhaps a project you
want to work on.

If you want to come but are unsure about anything, ask in IRC - #57n on freenode. There will be a mailing list post at http://lists.57north.co/listinfo/57north-announce detailing more information also.

57North Hacklab
57North Hacklab is the Aberdeen Hackerspace. It is located in the center of Aberdeen City and easily accessible by bus and train. Parking is available, although very limited.
57North Hacklab Downstiars from Engage Gaming. 26 North Silver Street. Aberdeen.
AB10 1RL
View on location Google Maps

View event on OpenTechCalendar




Open Night

Tue 11 Sep 2018 07:00pm

57North is Aberdeen's Hackerspace and Tuesday is our open night.

For those of you not in the know, Tuesday evenings are open to anyone
who wishes to come to 57North!
We get up to a range of activities on Tuesday nights, including but not limited to
social contact, programming, manufacturing weird things and consuming sugary treats.

We usually begin at about 7, but sometimes someone will be in earlier.

If you're new, we'd suggest you bring a laptop, and perhaps a project you
want to work on.

If you want to come but are unsure about anything, ask in IRC - #57n on freenode. There will be a mailing list post at http://lists.57north.co/listinfo/57north-announce detailing more information also.

57North Hacklab
57North Hacklab is the Aberdeen Hackerspace. It is located in the center of Aberdeen City and easily accessible by bus and train. Parking is available, although very limited.
57North Hacklab Downstiars from Engage Gaming. 26 North Silver Street. Aberdeen.
AB10 1RL
View on location Google Maps

View event on OpenTechCalendar




Open Night

Tue 18 Sep 2018 07:00pm

57North is Aberdeen's Hackerspace and Tuesday is our open night.

For those of you not in the know, Tuesday evenings are open to anyone
who wishes to come to 57North!
We get up to a range of activities on Tuesday nights, including but not limited to
social contact, programming, manufacturing weird things and consuming sugary treats.

We usually begin at about 7, but sometimes someone will be in earlier.

If you're new, we'd suggest you bring a laptop, and perhaps a project you
want to work on.

If you want to come but are unsure about anything, ask in IRC - #57n on freenode. There will be a mailing list post at http://lists.57north.co/listinfo/57north-announce detailing more information also.

57North Hacklab
57North Hacklab is the Aberdeen Hackerspace. It is located in the center of Aberdeen City and easily accessible by bus and train. Parking is available, although very limited.
57North Hacklab Downstiars from Engage Gaming. 26 North Silver Street. Aberdeen.
AB10 1RL
View on location Google Maps

View event on OpenTechCalendar




PHP Events In Scotland

PHP Events In Scotland

AberdeenPHP Monthly Meeting - Introduction to Zend Expressive for API building

Wed 1 Aug 2018 06:30pm

Aberdeen PHP User Group aims to provide a regular meeting for developers in Aberdeen and the surrounding areas to get together and discuss just about anything in and around the PHP Community.

This month we are joined by Stuart Herbert!

----

Whether it's micro-service architectures, single-page web apps in React or Angular, or simply providing data-and-functionality-as-a-service, API development is firmly a thing today. There's plenty of advice out there about designing APIs - but how do you turn it into working, shippable code?

In this talk, Stuart will introduce you to his framework of choice for API development - Zend Expressive. He'll explain why he's gone with it, how to get started, and how to organise your code to get the best out of it. He'll also cover the essential elements that are missing (authentication, logging, metrics, validation, error handling, rate limiting), and finish by looking at how to go about testing your finished API.

----

Stuart Herbert is an industry and open-source veteran, and one of the most experienced enterprise PHP developers in the UK, with nearly 25 years of commercial experience on projects for companies including Vodafone, Hewlett Packard, Orange (now EE), DataSift, Her Majesty's Government and many more. He is a co-author of the official Zend Certification Study Guide for PHP 4, and a regular tech speaker at user groups and conferences. He specialises in designing and delivering software that works, as founder and Chief Software Archaeologist of Ganbaro Digital Ltd.

You can learn more about Stuart at www.stuartherbert.com, and follow him on Twitter as @stuherbert.

Fifth Ring
St Mary’s Court, 47-49 Huntly Street
AB10 1TH
View on location Google Maps

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