PHPDX is a Portland Oregon based PHP user group that has been running since at least 2013.
We meet twice every month and will begin hosting a PHP conference every year.

Next Event

Sep 14th 2018 at 9:00 AM
Venue: 310 SW Lincoln, Portland OR, USA
3 Developer Attendees
To register go to Projected Conference Breakdown2 Days200 attendees3 Tracks20+ leading speakers from around the globe“Un-conference”, an additional track of freeform talksSponsored social events

Last Event

Venue: 107 SE Washington St #700, Portland OR, USA
13 Developer Attendees
Pizza, learning and a great time to network with the fabulous PHP Community! *** Does your site have a good search mechanism? Does it offer adequate quality for results? Is it a sustainable solution for the foreseeable scale required by your site? This week Chris Irvine will share experiences from a recent project, where he converted a site's traditional search method over to a search service, specifically AWS CloudSearch. Key topics will be: * What can go wrong with typical RDBMS based search solutions?* What is a search service? What does AWS CloudSearch offer specifically?* Live demo: Setup a sample search domain and explore available features* A look at the AWS PHP SDK* Case study: Walk through implementation details for a given site* How much improvement did we measure? What didn't work?* Lessons learned, the good and bad of The Cloud. Chris Irvine is a Senior Technology Consultant and founder at LLC, specializing in performance tuning, B2B integration, and custom workgroup solutions. He's local to the Portland area and a PSU alum. His professional experience includes management roles in multiple industries, and numerous development and database environments. Much of his recent projects have been in PHP/MySQL, Python, and also the FileMaker workgroup and mobile platforms.