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Speaker: Davey Shafik (@dshafik)

Davey Shafik is a full-time developer with over 15 years of experience in PHP and related technologies. He is a Developer Evangelist at Akamai Technologies and has written three books, numerous articles, and spoken at conferences the world over. He is best known for his books, the Zend PHP Certification Study Guide and PHP Master: Write Cutting Edge Code, and as the creator of PHP Archive (PHAR) for PHP 5.3.

Davey is passionate about improving the tech community. He co-organizes the Prompt initiative (mhprompt.org), dedicated to lifting the stigma surrounding mental health discussions, and has worked with PHPWomen since its inception.

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Speaker: Samantha Quiñones (@ieatkillerbees)

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Speaker: Damien Seguy (@exakat)

Machine learning is teaching the computer how to learn by itself. It is far easier to be done, especially when you have small data set and a good level of expertise in your field. Classifying objects, predicting who will buy, spotting comments in code is achieved with grassy algorithms like neural networks, genetic algorithms or ant herding. PHP is in good position to make use of such teachings, and take advantages of related technologies like fann. By the end of the session, you'll know where you want to try it.

About the speaker:

Damien Seguy is CTO at Exakat Ltd., a company specialized in PHP code quality solutions for the industry. He leads the development of the exakat static analysis engine, that automatically review code for version compatibility, security and clear code. Over the last 17 years Damien has contributed to PHP, as documentation author, elephpant breeder, conference UFO on all continents. He also enjoys gremlin, 狮子头 and camembert.

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Speaker: Britta Jaison (@britta_alex)

We all know the magic tricks, we all know the cool little functions. Way to make the dates look cool and numbers look awesome. But there are things most people don't think about.

About the speaker:

I am working with Yale-NUS College as Web Developer. I have been twiddling with PHP for more than 7 years. I have worked with both corporates and start-ups prior to joining Yale-NUS. I have played the roles of developer and lead at various level of my career. At Yale-NUS we are a very small agile team and I am part of the team developing the in house application/websites for administering the daily needs of the college and also manages the vendors for the certain vendor driven applications. I love my career and finds joy in everything I do in my career life.

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Speaker: April Kwong (@araphoenix)

A 20-something Project Manager, Web Developer, Blogger, Yogi and leader of the PHPWomen Society of SG telling us about Laravel.

About the speaker:

"Cum Laude" Graduate at university and an accomplished PM having completed her Project Management Professional course at SP Pace Academy. A 7 year developer of PHP who is now working as a Project Manager in FunctionEight. She has developed and maintained many of the chamber of commerce websites in Singapore and Hong Kong such as British Chamber of Commerce for both. In addition, she is currently managing a fintech start-up which is a crowdfunding website for female entrepreneurs and women-owned businesses.

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Speaker: S J

I coded Mastermind) on BASIC when I was 12.

I embedded Star Wars opening theme on the 8080 board during the wire wrapping and assembly language lab in university.

Sometimes I wonder if my geekiness is a blessing or a curse. On hindsight, it may have been a curse that it inflated my ego not to take the computer science / engineering course, thinking that I could learn all these by myself.

Fast forward to present day. I'm responsible for a team who builds some of the largest Drupal sites in Singapore, and beyond, in a world where web development is getting more complex and getting closer to software development workflow. With Drupal, we can build some sites without writing any single line of custom code. But with more complex UX design requirement, it is getting harder not to customise Drupal core functions. When Drupal 8 architecture allows customisation without hacking the core modules, there is little excuse for me not to learn good programming skills.

In this session, I will share:

How I learn good programming skills by learning Drupal, especially Drupal 7 and 8.
The single most important skill to have for becoming better programmer, and how to train that skill.
New concepts in Drupal 8 which may put off people coming from hobbyist background like me: OOP, services, containers, dependency injection.
If there is enough time, I will share configuration management, Twig template engine and how Drupal Console keeps us happy as Drupal developer.

About the speaker:

SJ eats, sleeps, and breathes Drupal. Since knowing Drupal in 2005, he has helped clients launch complex scalable platforms on Drupal. His knowledge and skills on system and large architecture design have made big complex sites like Singtel, I²R, XinMSN / Toggle manageable by a small team of people. He always strives for building platforms which help other people lead happier, more productive and more fulfilling lives. When he’s not busy with his family, he’s active in the Singapore Drupal community by organising meetups and workshops.

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Speaker: Harald Zeitlhofer (@HZeitlhofer)

Your users complain about the bad performance of your app or website? Developers blame the database? How can we find the cause for the performance hotspot?

Far too often the database is held responsible for performance or scalability problems. It seems to be main contributor to the overall web request response time. However, in many cases it’s not the database itself, but the way, how the application is using the database! Too many database statements, inefficient queries and poor index selection are among the common problem patterns.

Based on real life examples, you will learn how to approach performance problems, how to figure out if the database is really to blame and how to end the finger pointing between developers and DBAs.

About the speaker:

Harald Zeitlhofer has 15+ years of experience as an architect and developer of enterprise ERP solutions and web applications with a main focus on efficient and performant business processes, usability and application design. As a Technology Strategist in Dynatrace's Innovation Lab he influences the Dynatrace product strategy by working closely with customers and driving their performance management and improvement at the front line. He is a frequent speaker at conferences and meetup groups around the world.

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Events

WeBuild.SG is a list of free open events and open source libraries for the curious folks who love to make things!

  • TechLadies Code Clinic
    TechLadies

    29 Aug 2016, Mon, 7:00 pm

    National Design Centre, #03-04, , Singapore

    Join 0 others

  • HackerNest Singapore August Tech Social
    HackerNest Singapore Tech Socials

    29 Aug 2016, Mon, 7:00 pm

    SkyScanner Ltd, 39 Robinson Road #09-01 Robinson Point, Singapore

    Join 79 others

  • Singapore MusicTech - August Meetup
    Singapore MusicTech Meetup

    29 Aug 2016, Mon, 7:00 pm

    Salon du Sens, 49 Niven Road, Singapore

    Join 32 others

  • Papers We Love #022
    Papers We Love Singapore

    29 Aug 2016, Mon, 7:30 pm

    HackerspaceSG, 344B King George's Avenue, King George's Building, Singapore 208576

    Join 14 others

  • Ethereum Singapore: Vitalik Buterin Presents Smart Contract Writing on Ethereum
    Ethereum Singapore

    30 Aug 2016, Tue, 5:00 pm

    NUS [email protected], 71 Ayer Rajah Crescent, #02-01, Singapore 139951

    Join 80 others

  • Pre-Hackathon Workshop - IRAS Hackathon 2016
    Apache Apex Next Gen Native Hadoop Big Data, Singapore

    30 Aug 2016, Tue, 6:30 pm

    Microsoft Auditorium, One Marina Boulevard, Level 21, 018989, Singapore

    Join 3 others

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