April's topic is Frameworks.

Our speaker will be Shawn McCool and he'll be telling us about the Laravel framework.


19:00: Welcome Drinks
19:30 - 20:30: "Laravel"
20:30 - 20:45: Raffle
20:45: Social, drinks and food.

Speaker: Shawn McCool
Shawn has been developing for the web professionally for over 15 years. Most of his job is planning and developing web sites. But, he is always working on squeezing in game development.

In June of 2011 Shawn moved from Nashville, TN to Utrecht in the Netherlands. He works from home (sometimes cafes) and is actively studying Dutch.

Talk: "Laravel"
Laravel is a relative newcomer to the PHP framework scene. It's a full-stack MVC framework that emphasises testable code, Composer integration, and developer freedom. In this talk we'll take a look at what distinguishes Laravel from other frameworks, at what it can provide for developers, and we'll discuss an upcoming event happening right here in the heart of Amsterdam.

We got some awesome stuff to give away this month, so make sure you CHECK IN once you arrive at the meetup if you want a shot at getting it!