PHP TestFest with PFZ

PHP needs contributions, and you can help. Writing tests for PHP is very simple and all you need to know is PHP, and what to test. This is where the PHP TestFest comes in.

This month we will be giving the PFZ group our support and helping them organize, in our backyard, a June PHP TestFest. Its very simple, if you wish to come, let them know bu registering here (in dutch, but quick and easy), bring you own laptop and come willing to learn and help. Three mentors will be available to help: Derick Rethans, Rafael Dohms and  Felix de Vliegher. They will help people get started and guide them towards finding areas to test and getting tests written.

This is a great way to give back and a great learning experience, so join us at the WEBclusive office (Rozengracht 133-3hg) on the 23rd of June at 10 am.

Speaker and Gifts on our June Meeting

After a long wait, we are finally able to announce who will be speaking at our first meeting in June!

Our good friend Michelangelo van Dam has graciously offered to come up all the way from Belgium to give his talk “Community Works!” on how awesome and easy it is to become part of the PHP community.

And if that wasn’t enough already, thanks to our friends at php|architect, we are able to give away a free one year subscription to all attendees. So be sure to be there!

Sign up on Meetup now or check out the original post for more details.

We hope to see you on June 21st!

Meeting at True on June 21st

It’s almost time for our monthly meetup, and it promises to be a blast!

For our first meetup on June 21st, our good friends at True have graciously invited us to their office in De Pijp in Amsterdam.

We will have our friend Michelangelo van Dam talking about community, an evening filled with talking shop with our peers, and we’ll close up by watching the Euro 2012 quarter final match!

Thanks to php|architect, we are also able to give away a free one year subscription to all attendees!


  • 19:00 – 19:30 Welcome and Introductions
  • 19:30 – 20:30 “Community Works!” by Michelangelo van Dam
  • 20:30 – ??:?? Drinks, socializing, and the Euro 2012 Quarter Final


About Michelangelo:

Michelangelo is a community animal who devotes much of his time to PHPBenelux (a PHP user group in Belgium, the Netherlands and Luxembourg), the international PHP community at large, contributing to PHP projects, and speaking about PHP at user group meetings and conferences. He also works as an independent contractor for major companies and governments in Europe and teaches PHP and Zend Framework to corporate development teams. In his spare time, he’s a devoted husband and loving father of two sons.

About the talk:

The power behind the PHP community, why everyone is saying it’s so great and how easy it is to become part of this wonderful community. Yes, there’s something different with the PHP community. It has power, passion and bright minds to share knowledge and get everyone involved in all kinds of cool things. Get to know the PHP community and experience yourself that being different is not a bad thing. Community Works!


True Office (find on Google Maps)
Coöperatiehof 16
1073 JR Amsterdam

Thanks to True, snacks and drinks are on the house, and joining the meeting will of course be free of charge! We’d really like you to come, but don’t forget to sign up on meetup so we know how many people to expect.

Feel free to spread the word! We hope to see you guys there soon!