Rencontre mensuelle / Monthly meeting

PHP Québec invites you to the September monthly meeting. Please note this meeting will be only in English.

In the first half of this meeting Ilia Alshanetsky, Core PHP Developer, will show us some of the Hidden features of PHP.

PHP has been growing and evolving as a language for over a decade now and in this time managed to accumulate many functionalities and features. In fact so great is it breadth of functionality much of it lies unknown to most users. This session will focus on uncovering various functionality gems and developers may not know PHP has, but can help in their day to day development efforts.


In the second part of the meeting Frédéric Harper, Developer evangelist at Microsoft Canada, will show us how it's easy to deploy a PHP application in the cloud.

What is the Cloud Computing? Is it good for PHP developers? As the stability of your website or application is critical for your success, the Cloud is an option that you can't ignore. The power of scalability and the "pay for what you use" advantage are just some examples of why the Cloud Computing is something to think about. In this presentation, Frederic will make an introduction about the Cloud Computing and will show you, with some examples, how it's easy to deploy an PHP application to take all the benefit from the cloud.


Ilia Alshanetsky

Ilia Alshanetsky is a CIO at Centah Inc., a company specializing in providing solutions to retail and construction industries. Over the last 10 years Ilia has been heavily involved in development of PHP, as a Core Developer and Release Master, authoring many extensions and language improvements. Ilia is also quite interested in security and performance, and frequently is writing or speaking on these and other PHP related topics. In his spare time he pretends to be a pro-photographer and engages




Frederic Harper
Frederic Harper, also known as Fred, is a developer evangelist based in Montreal. He has varied experience in the IT world, but has mostly focused on web and mobile development on numerous different platforms. If you want to talk about Web technologies, Open Source, Open Standards and Interoperability, Fred is your man. Even if he looks like a bad guy, don’t be afraid to get in touch with him. He is a kind of social beast. As a social media aficionado, he will be more than happy to connect with you on LinkedIn, Twitter or Facebook. If you want to read what he thinks about any day-to-day subjects, please go read his personal blog (mostly in French).


Event Information

During this meeting, we will be doing a book exchange, so bring your new and used books that you want to trade.

FooLab Inc. is proud to sponsor this meeting by bringing a guest speaker from out of town and by providing FREE beer.

Address 2000 McGill College, suite 450, Montréal
Date 08-09-2011 @ 19:00

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Upcoming events:

  • September 8th: PHP Quebec monthly meeting
  • October 6th: PHP Quebec monthly meeting