21st November 2016: PHP 7, and monitoring cats with a Raspberry Pi

How time flies! It’s just one week until our next regular meetup, on Monday 21st November, and we have another two great talks for you! The wonderful Derick Rethans returns with a look at PHP 7 – and 7.1 – and our own Marcus Griffith-Boyes will be explaining how he used his Rasperry Pi to track his cats!

Plus of course, a great chance to chat to other local PHP folks over beer and pizza, provided for us by our hosts at The Student Room Group. Let us know you’re coming on Lanyrd.com, or on the Facebook event; send us some feedback by e-mail or start a debate on our Facebook group; or just come along on the night.

Marcus Griffith-Boyes: Using a Raspberry PI as a motion sensor to monitor your catsMarcus Griffith-Boyes

I have had pet problems recently and this is a short overview of how I used my Raspberry and the numerous bits of tech I have never used to solve my problem!

Marcus Griffith-Boyes is Development Manager at The Student Room Group, and helps organize the BrightonPHP group.

Derick Rethans: An Introduction to PHP 7 Derick Rethans

With PHP 7 having been released, it is time to show what’s in there. Speed, scalar type hints and spaceships — I’ll explain them all ! We will also have a look at the upcoming features in PHP 7.1.

Derick Rethans is a PHP internals expert, author of Xdebug and an OpenStreetMap and mapping enthusiast. He has contributed in a number of ways to the PHP project, including the Xdebug debugging tool, and various extensions and additions. He’s a frequent lecturer at conferences, the author of php|architect’s Guide to Date and Time Programming, and the co-author of PHP 5 Power Programming. He is now working at MongoDB to work on the PHP and HHVM drivers for MongoDB.