ConFoo BBQ 2011


Encore une fois, l'équipe de ConFoo récidive avec l'organisation d'une des plus grandes conférences axées sur le développement Web. Vous êtes tous invités au lancement de l'édition 2012 lors du ConFooBBQ. Venez profiter de cet après-midi pour échanger et célébrer avec les développeurs des communautées PHP, Python, Ruby, Java & DotNet.

Le BBQ aura lieu le 6 août à partir de 13h.

Au menu: hot-dogs, chips, salades, boissons gazeuses, biscuits et beaucoup de plaisir. Dans ce même esprit, l'équipe de Montréal-Python apportera un keg de "Coraile à bandes Maltée". Une bière India Pale Ale spécialement brassée pour cet événement.

Afin de garantir le nombre adéquat de portions, veuillez confirmer votre présence en inscrivant sur EventBright. Noubliez pas de mentionner le nombre de personne qui vous accompagnera.

Notez le numéro 1-888-679-8466 option 0 au cas où vous ne trouverez pas le groupe sur les lieux.

Détails de l'évènement:

Quand: 2011-08-06 à 13h
Où: parc Mont-Royal, près de la maison Smith (suivez les affiches)
Pour qui: les développeurs, les acteurs du Web et leurs familles
Tarif: gratuit!


This year once more, ConFoo is going to be a major conference on Web development, bringing together many of the local communities. To celebrate this synergy, everyone is invited to ConFooBBQ, the BBQ for developers of the PHP, Python, Ruby, Java & DotNet communities.

The BBQ will take place on August 6th, starting at 1:00 PM.

On the menu: hot-dogs, chips, salads, soft drinks, cookies and lots of fun. In line with our beer inspired events, Montréal-Python will bring a keg of the "Coraile à bandes Maltée", a special India Pale Ale with a very assertive character, brewed specifically for the event.

To help us plan adequate supplies, please register on EventBright if you plan to attend. Don’t forget to mention if you come with others.

If you can’t find the group once you’re on the site, feel free to give the crew a call: 1-888-679-8466 option 0.

Details of the event:

When: 2011-08-06 at 1:00 PM
Where: Mount-Royal park, near the Smith House (follow the posters)
Who: developers, actors of the Web, and their families
Price: free!


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

July 7th Monthly meeting: OStatus-enabling your PHP applications

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

In the first half of this meeting Evan Prodromou, CEO of StatusNet Inc, will show us how to enable your PHP application with OStatus.

OStatus ( is an open standard for distributed real-time social networking. In this talk, Evan will outline the OStatus model and give simple steps for incorporating your application data into OStatus-aware social networks.


Dups, CEO and Co-Founder of Empire Avenue (, will then continue with a presentation on the gamification of social media and how to connect with various social networks.

Empire Avenue is the Social Stock Market, where you can Grow your Social Capital
online. You get to discover valuable, interesting, cool, fun people online and then based scores or share price, invest virtual currency in their profiles by buying shares in our Social Stock Market.



Location ETS- Salle B-1510
Address 1111, rue Notre-Dame Ouest, Montreal
Date 07-07-2011 @ 19:00

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Upcoming events:

  • July 7th : PHP Quebec monthly meeting
  • August 5th: PHPBeer ConFooBar
  • August 6th: barbecue PHP Quebec
  • September 8th: PHP Quebec monthly meeting

Rencontre Mensuelle du 2 Juin 2011: Introduction au développement d’extensions PHP

PHP Québec vous convie agrave; la rencontre mensuelle du mois de juin.

Pierrick Charron nous introduira au développement d'extensions PHP. Au cours de cette  présentation, nous aborderons différents concepts de base sur le fonctionnement interne de PHP.  Puis, nous discuterons de certains outils (GDB, Valgrind, etc.) et des ressources (Opengrok,  Mailing list) qui vous permettrons de mieux comprendre le fonctionnement des extensions.

Lieu ETS- Salle B-1510
Adresse 1111, rue Notre-Dame Ouest, Montreal
Date 2-06-2011 @ 19:00

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Vous aimeriez faire une présentation ou vous avez un sujet agrave; proposer pour une prochaine rencontre? Veuillez contacter les organisateurs:

Prochaines activités:

  • 2 juin : Rencontre Mensuelle de Montréal
  • 7 juillet : Rencontre Mensuelle de Montréal
  • 5 août: PHPBeer ConFooBar
  • 6 août: barbecue PHP Quebec

ConFoo: Dernière chance de vous inscrires

PHP Québec est fière de de participer à l'organisation de la plus grande
conférence technique dédiée aux programmeurs, intégrateurs et gestionnaires.

Joignez-vous à nous du 7 au 11 mars pour un évènement rempli de présentations
techniques qui élargiront votre champ d'expertise ainsi que de nombreuses
opportunités de réseautage.

Parmis les 150 présentations que propose ConFoo, voici un petit échantillon
que nous jugeons fort intéressant:

  • Build powerful and smart web applications with Symfony2
  • Scalable Architecture 101
  • HTML5 - Moving from hacks to solutions
  • Develop mobile applications with Flex
  • Security 202 - Are you sure your site is secure?
  • My $1.8 million dollar startup education
  • Et bien d'autres

Notez qu'il reste encore quelques places pour les formations "Démarrer avec
Symfony2" ainsi que "HTML5 Avancé".

Les formations sont une occasion unique pour bénificer de l'expertise de
professionnels au sein d'un petit groupe de 15 passionés du Web.

Enregistrez-vous avant lundi le 28 et épargnez 100$.

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