Monday, 20 June 2016

The First PHP Mauritius UG Meetup

Hello World!

The first ever PHP Mauritius UG Meetup was held on the 31st of May 2016 and I was invited to speak about my experience engaging with the community during the past years.

About PHP UG Mauritius

PHPMauritius has been founded for passionate PHP folks in Mauritius, by passionate PHP folks – namely Khayrattee Wasseem and Nadhiir Rosun on the 9th of Jan 2016.

You can get more details on the PHP Mauritius BlogMeetup pageTwitter and Facebook.

The first Meetup

The first meetup was held on Tuesday 31st at 18hr30.
The Speakers:
- Chervine Bhiwoo (he will talk about the power of community, around 20 mins)
- Sean Mangar (he will talk on a PHP topic around 20-30mins)

Nads, kicked off the session by introducing the UG and it's objectives. I find it great that the founders are very open to all technologies and are even keen to learn about technologies such as PHP & Azure.
I'm sure it's just the begining of an awesome collaboration :)


The Power of Community

As mentioned above, I talked mostly about my experience engaging with the community in the past years and it was a honour sharing this as the first speaker of the first ever PHP Mauritius UG meetup!

You'll find more details about my presentation here.

PHP Tips 

Next on stage was Sean! He briefly recapped his experience with PHP over the last three years, starting freelance with a project for Red Bull Malaysia, some projects in Mauritius, through AfricaPay, working with Jochen on a SaaS product in Germany and now MakerHub that he's are building on Laravel. 
He also presented an overview of the Laravel ecosystem, Laracasts, PHP the right way, Packagist and answered some questions from the audience.

It was also good to meet all the attendees and we also went for a beer with some of them after the presentations.



Great meetup!


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