PHP London August 2019




PHP London August 2019

1 August 2019


Added 01-Jan-1970


7:00-7:30 - Informal drinks, snacks and chat
7:30-7:35 - Welcome & group announcements
7:40-8:30 - Talk:

Talk: Learn By Doing (It Wrong)

As developers we should always be keen to learn more about the work we do, and how we can do it better. One of the best ways to learn is to make mistakes, but this can also be one of the hardest - mistakes can lead to problems for your employers or customers, stress for you and strained relationships with your colleagues. So how can we make this learning process better? By sharing it of course! In this talk Mike shares some key (and big) mistakes made over his career so far, drawing out the important learning points, and showing how you can harness mistakes to level up your skills.

Speaker: Mike Lehan

Mike has been working in web application development using PHP for 11 years, including 4 years managing a development team for a property tech startup and before that 4 years building a real time application for managing operations at skydiving centres, as well as some time freelancing. Through working on business critical systems with real time elements Mike has learned the value of comprehensive logging & monitoring, redundant checks on applications & infrastructure, and of course well written testable code!


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