JCCC Free College Day 2011

Johnson County Community College will be hosting their free college day on April 30th. I’ve signed up to do a couple of talks–and far less general than last time.

It’s a day of free fun and learning for the community, even with entertainment!

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The PHPExcel talk will be very similar to the one I did this month here at the PUG. And, the Solr one may be May’s talk (unless someone else volunteers). But, there will be free cookies!!

Oh, and you can check out all the other Technology classes or find anything that floats your boat from the Free College Day website.

April 2011 :: Meeting Notes

We had another great set of discussions this week. Google, Pros and cons (but interestingly not a compare) of Win / Mac for development, Brian brought up some insights from a talk from Rasmus you can find here:

Rasmus talk: http://ontwik.com/php/php-performance-by-rasmus-lerdorf/

Plenty of other great things too.

Finally, the group let me give a talk on PHP_Excel. Feel free to find the slides in PDF here. (sorry Noah–but should be virus free. :-) )

Comments, as always are welcome below.

January Meeting –

First off…I’m so very sorry the “1st day of the month is a Saturday” bug bit us again in our date block.

Things that got talked about:

Drupal 6/7 Templates – Use Zen
http://drupal.org/project/zen

Drupal and CRM – Anyone know about….
http://drupal.org/project/crm

Do people still write for IE6?
Fortunately, we say no. But, IE 7 is still a reality. If you have to “support” IE 6 – do what you can with an IE 6 style sheet.

IBM i5 and PHP Using Zend:
Starting with jQuery and CSS frameworks:

  • jQuery DataTables – filtering, sorting, etc – http://www.datatables.net/
  • Some CSS / HTML Templates – http://www.smashingmagazine.com/2008/12/01/100-free-high-quality-xhtmlcss-templates/