Red Nova Labs Hosting in October

Red Nova Labs
4830 Rainbow Blvd
Westwood, KS 66205

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I wanted to thank our new friends at Red Nova Labs for hosting our meeting in October!  We will still be meeting at 2:30pm on the third Saturday, but this time in the city of Westwood!

They have generously agreed to open their doors to us–even for our usual Saturday time slot! Just park in the lot across 49th street, walk in the front door and down the steps–you can’t miss it!

Be sure to check this website or the meetup page in the months to come for details on our meeting location.

KCPUG needs suggestions for a new Saturday afternoon home

KC PUG has seen many, many great conversations and presentations over the years.  But, it’s time to find us a more permanent home, and I could really use your help.

Things we are looking for:

  • Relaxed, inviting atmosphere for presentations and conversations.
  • Busy places are ok, but need to have a place we can schedule out or better–claim our time recurring slot.
  • Central location for at least Downtown KC, Lawrence, Leawood, Olathe, etc (preferably with high way access.
  • Air Conditioning (I know, right?) – again, comfortable environment
  • More “hangout” less “classroom” – But, a projector or a place to project are a must.
  • Great WiFi is a plus!
  • sponsored/office locations, will be fine too.

If you have any ideas, please discuss in the comments below or just send them from our meetup link below.

http://www.meetup.com/kcphpug/suggestion/

Bryan Geraghty: Why I choose PHP

In a recent blog post, KC PUG member Bryan Geraghty examines why he chooses PHP to develop applications.  Bryan’s examination takes his security-focused perspective into account, and explores some ideas not commonly seen elsewhere.

http://bryan.ravensight.org/2012/07/why-i-choose-php/

Bryan is preparing a series of PHP Security focused talks for KC PUG, so certainly check it out.

July 21, 2012 – Today’s Thriving PHP Ecosystem

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Most people who actively work with PHP every day rarely confine themselves to just PHP.

PHP Developers have access to a nearly dizzying array of tools, packages, language features, QA tools and countless frameworks and styles to develop with.  In this Tour of the PHP Ecosystem, long time PHP enthusiast Dan Holmes will attempt to highlight many of the projects and developments that have come of age in recent years.

Whether you have long settled on one particular style or framework for development, or just looking at PHP for the first time, we are sure you will spot something fresh you hadn’t seen before.

 

Ideas for KcPug.org?

If all goes as planned, I’m going to do a little WordPress hacking on kcpug.org at Friday’s WordCamp hackathon.

At the moment I’m planning some meetup.com integrations.  Have an idea for the site?  Let me know in the comments.

KCITP – Hack The Midwest

Are you looking for a chance to sharpen your development skills and maybe win some cool prizes?

Michael Gelphman and KCITP are hosting Hack the Midwest – A hackathon event for the developers in the Kansas City Area.  Whether you want to flex your PHP might, or work in something else like node, python, ruby or perl–you will certainly leave with more then you entered with!

If you haven’t heard about this event, be sure to check out :
3 Reasons Why Developers Need To Attend Hack The Midwest

Learn more about the specifics from:
http://hackthemidwest.com/

Go get registered, and represent!! :-)