Happy new year! Hope everyone has had a much-deserved break because we're kicking off 2018 with a bang! Come join us for these two exciting topics.

What the FLOAT!?
We have all seen some pretty interesting things happen when using floats. You might even know how to get around most of these problems. But why do these problems occur? Why do floats become so inaccurate when working with really small, or really large numbers? In this talk, we will take a look at decimal values through the eyes of a computer to get a better understanding of whats going on behind the scenes.

(This is a sneak preview of one of the talks that will be presented at PHPBenelux 2018 in Belgium)

How mathematics can prevent cyber-attacks and fraud
Nithen Naidoo, CEO of Snode Technologies will be delivering a presentation on how mathematics can prevent cyber-attacks and fraud. This presentation was delivered at the Security Summit, ISF and SKA Radio Telescope in Kimberley. Snode Technologies was a Top 5 finalist for the African Innovation Awards in 2017.

Make sure to RSVP to the meetup as we will be giving out one free JetBrains license to any of their products to one lucky attendee.

The schedule will be as follows:

• 18:00 - Meet & Greet
• 18:30 - What the FLOAT!?
• 19:15 - Break
• 19:30 - How mathematics can prevent cyber-attacks and fraud
• 20:15 - Social and Q&A
• 20:30 - Move to Rhapsody's for drinks and social

Until then, why not join the South African Slack group for developers? We're all very friendly, and its a great way to keep up to date with whats going on in the developer world. Register at http://zatech.co.za (http://zatech.co.za/) and join #php


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