JCCC Looking for Web Application Developer, PHP

Johnson County Community CollegeThose of you who have been with us since the beginning probably remember when our group started over a decade ago at Johnson County Community College in Overland Park, Kansas.

Well, turns out our friends over at JCCC are looking for a Web Application Developer with PHP experience.  Go to jobs.jccc.edu for details and application information.

If you have experience and are looking for a great place to work in KC, I’d personally recommend you check them out.

We want your feedback!

KC PUG is looking for feedback from it’s members. If you are reading this message, THAT’s YOU!

Please take a few moments and fill out this great survey John put together for us. It’s only one page– 10 simple questions–that will help us get a better understanding of what our PHP Development community is looking for.

Our Quick, 3 minute survey!
http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/KYW6Z5V

Thank you for your time!

New year, new site, happy Dan

Welcome back…again.

KCPug.org has been around since 2001 (I think) and I am pleased to release the fourth major iteration of our site. We have many plans for new tools, pages, and information–but for now, I focused mainly on data migration.  You will find some placeholders looking for feedback, etc.  You may even spot a custom widget or two.

What you will find is any active user accounts, stories and story comments (sorry, no forums).

I still plan to post how I did the migration…there isn’t much in-depth xoops to wordpress migration information out there and when you see my ugly sql of doom, you will probably see why.

I’m fairly new to WordPress, so if you have any tips, ideas, or ah-ha moments, please let me know.  I certainly look forward to seeing you all again in this wonderful new year.

Presentation (with live Demo) on Solr this weekend!

Since you all MISSED IT at JCCC’s Free College Day, I’ll be giving my presentation and demo of getting started with the Apache Solr search engine.

Learn how to add full text search, faceted searches to any development project. Impress your friends, your neighbors, your grandma.

This is one presentation you won’t want to miss. :-)

Buzzz Coffee House
135th and Quivera
05/21/2011 @2:30pm

October 2009 Meeting

Unfortunately, due to family obligations, neither Dan nor I will be able to make it to the October meeting. KC PHP User Group has become a fairly autonomous group, so this doesn’t mean the meeting is canceled. It just means the tables won’t be arranged in the front north corner ahead of time. Please, feel free to show up and share your projects with one another and get input from the group, though! I’ll see you in November!

–Noah

Website Change

Sorry gang, the link-spammers have finally beaten me down. I came in today, and we had over 100 pieces of link-spam to clean out. So, I’ve disabled all anonymous posting. If I’ve missed any areas or comments, please let me know.

Of course, you can all still post anywhere on the site simply by logging in first. Naturally, this won’t completely eliminate it; but it should help a bit.

Thanks for your help in keeping our site clean!!

Daniel Holmes
KCPUG.org
Kansas City’s AMP Community

PHP Programmer Job Available

So I realize I’m cheating by putting this on the front page instead of in the Jobs and Opportunities Section, but what are ya gonna do? :-D

As many of you know, I’ve been running my own consulting and web development business for the past couple of years. I’ve been doing it alone so far, but I’ve been wanting to expand as soon as I could. Well, I’m happy to announce that its about time to start expanding. I have too much load to handle myself and I have a couple of projects that could turn into pretty big deals. I’d like to hire someone on a contract basis to begin with — with the possibility to become fulltime later on (I’m really just lazy and don’t want to set up payroll yet). I’m currently located in offices in Overland Park but telecommuting is a possibility.

You’d be working on projects large and small. Our clientele ranges from small KC based businesses to entrepreneurial startups to large government organizations in the Department of Defense.

If you are interested, read more!

Here is what I’m looking for:

A PHP developer with a decent amount of experience. Someone who has built fully functional applications in the past and is motivated and willing to learn more and grow with the company. You’ll need to be able to read other people’s code and improve upon it. Good documenting skills are required!

* A degree in Computer Science is a plus (but not required)
* Basic Sys Admin abilities (any type of unix experience) is a plus
* Knowledge of and experience in other languages than PHP is a plus
* Extensive experience with any open source content management system (such as Drupal) is a plus
* SQL expertise is a huge plus. Basic SQL experience is at least required.

You’ll be developing in both PHP4 and PHP5 and using MySQL/Postgres/Oracle in a variety of different environments. You’ll be asked to do both object-oriented and procedural programming.

Pay depends on your abilities and experience. Please include your own salary requirements (if you have them) in your resume or cover letter. Send your resumes to the e-mail address listed in my profile.

- Doug

Topic for February

As many of you know, I almost didn’t have a presentation ready for last time. Now, I know I don’t have to have one…but let’s face it, I enjoy giving them. (Just for the record, I enjoy watching them as well. ;-) )

Many of you may be happy to hear that I have actually gotten to take a tiny break from management, and write my first bit of code in quite a while. Now, unless you would like our next presentation to be about transforming csv files with fgetcsv and vsprintf, I suggest you help me pick a topic.

Any topic will do. Selections will be made based on my ability to produce said presentation in the time alloted (which isn’t much). Naturally, any ties among viable options will be weighted based on community interest, etc.

Just to get you started, here are some ideas from the November meeting. Maybe, I just need a little detail on these to get going.

Thanks Gang! I’ll see you in February!

- Dan

November Topic Ideas
SimpleXML Topics:
* Google Maps – For repeaters?
* Amazon API
* Google Base?
* Frappr
* Exce
* Shipping Interfaces FedEx

Other Topics may include:
* Cake, etc?
* Other Things, Hobbiest – General answers
* A search for a Customized, Integrated CMS.
* Application Authentication using Certificates
* Relationship Management, PHP/MySql OO PHP5
* Forms Managements