Ales and Nerd-Networking in London

Author: Lewis
Wednesday, February 19 2014

It's not all work here at the Viva IT offices. We're strong believers in being part of the community, so we took a break from our busy schedule of SCRUMing, developing, and testing to go to the monthly Symfony London meet-up.

Currently, Leicester only has a small community of PHP developers, which is something we're adamant on fixing. To learn from the best, we popped down to London to join in on ‘the biggest Symfony meet-up in the world’ (not verified by any kind of world record standards body).

SensioLabs UK and Inviqua kick-started the night with a very generous bar tab to get everyone socialising. Matthew Davies then gave an insightful presentation on how to optimise your frontend workflow in Symfony, which introduced us to a plethora of new toys and tools to use during the development of our software. After a few more beers and a lot of nerd-networking, we picked up our free stickers and swag before returning to Leicester.

We'd like to thank all of those involved and everyone that we met. Symfony and PHP have a wonderful community and we're proud to be a part of it. We'll certainly be attending more of these London meet-ups, and hopefully we can bring back some ideas to help our own tech community flourish in the East Midlands.

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