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April: PHP for Beginners Workshop

April 2nd, 2012



This is the year, we said…

Inspired by the success and awesomeness of Montreal Python’s Intro to Python for Women Workshop, heartened by the rise of Ladies Learning Code over in the t-dot, and excited by our new sponsorship from TELUS Shared Hosting:

This is the year we actively help women learn to code.

There are many reasons to do it: to fix a specific problem, out of curiosity, for empowerment, to understand the discipline and/or become a programmer, or heck, maybe you code all the time and wanna TA & hang out! Whatever the reason, and even if you’ve never thought of coding before, you should come. Because making the building blocks of digital creation accessible to all is vitally important.  So invite your friends to learn a new skill, too!

PHP for Beginners

For all those reasons, we’re happy to officially announce our long anticipated PHP Workshop for beginners with Anna Filina of FooLab! We’ve had plenty of demand surrounding WordCamp Montreal 2011, and we knew it was time for a crash course in PHP.

What is PHP?

Take a gander at what Wikipedia says about PHP, but the most important thing you need to know is that PHP is one of the most widely used web programming languages today. It’s used as the server-side programming language on 75% of all Web servers and in 2007 there were 20 million Internet domains with Web services hosted on servers with PHP. Content management systems like WordPress, Joomla and Drupal are written in PHP, and websites like Wikipedia, Facebook and Digg are all based on it too.

What’s in it for you?

Whether you are just starting out in PHP or programming, work with programmers, or would just like a better understanding of how web development works, this workshop is one you’ll want to boot-up for. This is a FREE 3 hour workshop where Anna will walk you through the basics of programming, setting up and actually coding in PHP. It’s designed to be accessible to everyone, no matter your experience level. So bring your laptops and your questions!

About Anna

Anna is a Web software specialist. She is actively involved in the PHP Quebec organization since 2006 and ConFoo since 2010. She organizes an annual conference, monthly PHP users group meetings as well as other social and educational events. She also gives presentations in Montreal and at international conferences.

Anna is currently Vice-president of FooLab, Inc. You can find her on the web @afilina on Twitter and her personal website annnafilina.com

Event Details

When: Thursday, April 26th from 6 to 9pm
Location: Centre St-Pierre, Room 1205, 1212 rue Panet in Montreal (Station Beaudry map)
Requirements: Registration here and bring your fully charged laptop with power cables just in case :)
Price: FREEEEEE!

Free Workshop = BIG Thank You to Our Sponsors!

We’re able to offer this event to you for free because of amazing sponsors like TELUS Shared Hosting who will help pay for our venue rental and FooLab for lending us our PHP expert Anna and wonderful TA’s who will be there to help you out throughout the workshop.

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