The San Francisco PHP Meetup Group

The SF PHP Meetup is an open forum where PHP developers of all skill levels can come to communicate, learn, network, or just have a good time. We meet on a monthly basis and generally have speaker from the major web site companies in the bay area. Lively discussions or Q&A for hours afterwards.

Our focus is in the PHP world but our topics encompass the entire LAMP stack. Topics include PHP coding, to memcached handling, db optimizations, server stack, web server tuning, code deploying, hosting options and much much more.

Events coming up

We don't have any upcoming events for this user group. Do you know this group? If so, why not submit a future event? We also support iCal, EventBrite and Meetup feeds.

Past events

  • The Power of Three: 3 Speakers, 3 Talks, 3 Times the Fun!

    Tue, 17 Sep 2013, 01:30 - 04:30 in San Francisco, United States

    We're going to mix up the format a bit this month and have three different speakers!=====================Stefan Priebsch: Data, persistence and my frying pan=====================Teflon-coated frying pans often come with an extended warranty covering damage to the teflon coating. But have you ever tried to return a damaged frying pan? This is not as easy as it looks. Turns out that we can learn a lot about software architecture and SQL vs.

  • The State of PHP 5.3/5.4

    Wed, 7 Sep 2011, 01:30 - 03:30 in San Francisco, United States

    Overview:Rasmus will be giving a talk about the State of PHP (5.3/5.4). More details about the event coming soon...Bio:Rasmus Lerdorf ( blog | twitter) started the PHP Project back in 1995 and has been actively involved in PHP development ever since. Also involved in a number of other Open Source projects, Rasmus is a longtime Apache contributor and foundation member. He is the author of the first edition of the PHP Pocket Reference, and the co-author of Programming PHP. | [1

  • SilverStripe CMS and Sapphire MVC framework

    Thu, 28 Apr 2011, 01:30 - 03:30 in San Francisco, United States

    SilverStripe CMS ( is an open source CMS designed to be modern, intuitive, and capable of running government and business websites. It's also the friend of the PHP developer because at the heart is Sapphire, an MVC framework written in PHP5. Co-founder Sigurd Magnusson is visiting from New Zealand and will give a preview of material to be presented at the upcoming Chicago CMS Expo Learning and Business Conference (

  • Architecture talk

    Thu, 7 Apr 2011, 01:30 - 03:30 in San Francisco, United States

    Ryan Lane (blog / twitter) from Wikimedia Foundation will be giving a talk about's architecture. This talk will be similar to the one he gave at Kansai Open Forum keynote.Architecture and coding are what Ryan's talks are usually about. He is one of the three Operations Engineers for The Wikimedia Foundation. Ryan has also been doing volunteer development for the past six years.Agenda

  • Node.js

    Wed, 23 Feb 2011, 02:30 - 04:30 in San Francisco, United States

    Node.js is a system for building network services with Google's JavaScript VM, V8. In this talk Ryan Dahl will introduce Node and give a few examples of usage. Ryan will talk about the recent release v0.4.0 and how to use some of the new APIs.Ryan DahlRyan (twitter | github) is the creator of Node.js. Ryan is an American freelance programmer living in of Germany. His work invariably involves interruptible parsers, event loops, and response time histograms.Agenda

  • Containers, Reflection and Builders, Oh My!

    Wed, 9 Jun 2010, 01:30 - 03:30 in San Francisco, United States

    Platform Migration: Building an application model layer for an API driven siteChris McCooey from CBSi’s Business Sites team will provide an overview of the team’s internal API strategy and IRIS, a PHP based MVC framework based on symfony.Steven Eaton, also from Business Sites team will discuss the recent migration of from a set of java based, client server applications to a PHP based, API driven framework.

  • Learn About HTML5 And The Future Of The Web

    Wed, 12 May 2010, 01:30 - 03:30 in San Francisco, United States

    Details are still coming but this will be another large cross-group event.(image from

  • HipHop

    Tue, 27 Apr 2010, 01:30 - 03:30 in San Francisco, United States

    Facebook will be coming up to SF to discuss the new HipHop system!More details coming soon.

  • Azure

    Fri, 26 Feb 2010, 02:30 - 04:30 in San Francisco, United States

    The presentation details are still being hashed out but it will be all about Azure and using it in your PHP apps.Agenda:6:30 - 7:00 : Doors open, food & socializing7:00 - 7:10 : Announcements7:15 - 8:30 : Presentation8:30 - 9:00 : Questions9:00 - 10:00 : Open discussion10:00 - ??? : Beers somewhere?

  • Agile/Scrum

    Wed, 16 Dec 2009, 03:00 - 05:00 in San Francisco, United States

    Details, location, specifics, etc. will be coming soon. This is going to be a larger cross-platform event.

  • Chinese Proverbs

    Fri, 6 Nov 2009, 02:30 - 04:30 in San Francisco, United States

    Terry Chay will be speaking again for our meetup group! He will be giving his Chinese Proverbs talk. You may have heard about the closing keynote for PHP|tek this year, well this is that talk! In true Terry style, there is no more description for this talk than that. But you know that it will be a fun & exciting & curse word filled talk.

  • Open mic/casual discussion night

    Fri, 4 Sep 2009, 01:30 - 03:30 in San Francisco, United States

    Nothing specific on the agenda this month but I didn't want another month to go by without some sort of event. So this month we'll have an open mic night and/or open discussion event. Come on by, hang out, eat some snacks and talk about your favorite PHP/web/whatever related topics. Bring your topics & questions and we'll have some fun. All else fails we'll migrate down the street to get some burgers & beer. See you Thursday night!

  • Best Practitces with Unit Testing

    Tue, 21 Jul 2009, 01:30 - 03:30 in San Francisco, United States

    In this episode of the SF PHP Meetup, Sebastian Bergmann will discuss best practices in unit testing. Sebastian is the creator of PHPUnit, a contributor to PHP, and co-founder of The PHP Consulting Company. Although Unit Testing is a recommended practice for any software project, care has to be exercised such that testing yields the desired benefits. Bad programming practices in both test code and production code can make Unit Testing a nightmare.

  • Scaling SonicLiving's API

    Fri, 5 Jun 2009, 01:30 - 03:30 in San Francisco, United States

    This month Gabe & Steve from SonicLiving, a leading concert discovery service, will be discussing: -Making a legacy PHP CodeBase debuggable -Horizontal scaling -International character sets -Performance and scaling methods using memcached and MySQL -Why they're using php They'll also discuss SonicLiving's new API, who is using it, how their API is driving business development and monetization, and how they aggregate and validate their show data.

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