PHP Test Fest is coming, join us as we hear how easy it is to create tests for the PHP source and how we can help maintain the language we use on a daily basis.

Thursday 24th August 2017

PHP Test Fest Introduction
Talk by Barry O'Sullivan (45 minutes)

PHP TestFest aims to improve the code coverage of the test suite for the PHP programming language. Groups from around the world are encouraged to participate from September through December, meeting physically or virtually, learning how to write and contribute phpt tests. Come and hear how we as a user group are planning to get involved and what you can do to be a part of this.

Looking after your Mental Health, a guide for software developers
Talk by Mark Railton (45 minutes)

Mental health issues are something that affects a staggeringly high number of people in the software community yet are a topic rarely spoken about due to the stigmas associated with them. In this talk we will hear some of the things to look out for in others as well as in themselves, and how it could be affecting them and those around them. Mark draws on his personal experiences of imposter syndrome, depression and anxiety to highlight how these have had a profound impact on his development career. Mark will also be highlighting some of the amazing resources available through Open Sourcing Mental Illness (OSMI) and showing how they can help with your own mental health as well as making your workplace somewhere that nurtures and supports mental wellness. Finally, we'll also be equipped with some resources on where you can go to get help should you be suffering from mental health issues yourself.