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SF PHP Meetup Presents Terry Chay in a One Man Show ‘The PHP Fear and Loathing Guide to OO Design’

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p. chay_terry_front Thursday, February 7th at 7:00 PM, “Terry Chay”:http://terrychay.com/blog/ – “self proclaimed PHP Terrorist”:http://www.flickr.com/photos/calevans/1716614676/in/set-72157602648775566/ – will be giving talk about object-orientated code in PHP at the “San Francisco PHP meetup”:http://php.meetup.com/139/calendar/7027564/.

*(disc) **When:** Thursday, February 7th at 7:00 PM
* **Where:** “CNET Networks, San Francisco , CA”:http://php.meetup.com/139/venue/?venueId=405701&eventId=7027564
* **More Info:** “meetup.com”:http://php.meetup.com/139/calendar/7027564/?joinFrom=event&success=eventRSVPAndComment

bq. How does the PHP developer in the trenches create powerful object-orientation code? By doing what the PHP’s architects did, of course: cherry picking the most pragmatic of OOP principles and patterns! This talk is targeted at the PHP developer who has basic knowledge of PHP OOP syntax but wants to find out where OOP principles can fit into a program.

p. If you’ve never seen one of Terry Chay’s presentations, well they are hard to describe. Let’s just say that at “php|tek”:http://tek.phparch.com/c/schedule/talk/d3s3/0 this year, his is the only talk with an “explicit” warning. He is however, a favorite at every conference he speaks at. His talks are always both informative and highly entertaining.

p. So clear a spot on your calendar and drop by. It looks like I’m going to be in the area so I’ll be there. Make sure you come over and say hi. (I’ll be the one with the “Terry Chay: World Tour 2008″ T-shirt on.

Many moons ago, at the tender age of 14, Cal touched his first computer. (We're using the term "computer" loosely here, it was a TRS-80 Model 1) Since then his life has never been the same. He graduated from TRS-80s to Commodores and eventually to IBM PC's. For the past 10 years Cal has worked with PHP and MySQL on Linux OSX, and when necessary, Windows. He has built on a variety of projects ranging in size from simple web pages to multi-million dollar web applications. When not banging his head on his monitor, attempting a blood sacrifice to get a particular piece of code working, he enjoys building and managing development teams using his widely imitated but never patented management style of "management by wandering around". Cal is happily married to wife 1.31, the lovely and talented Kathy. Together they have 2 kids who were both bright enough not to pursue a career in IT. Cal blogs at http://blog.calevans.com and is the founder and host of Nomad PHP