BredaPHP – September 2016

Join us in our bi-monthly meetup. Learn, meet, share and teach. We’re delighted to announce our speakers: Matthias Noback and Freek van der Herten. 

Talk: Please understand me by Matthias Noback
In our world there are two kinds of people: developers and managers. The people who don’t earn nearly enough money, given the incredible amount of mind-bending work they do all day, and the people who get way too much money for talking all day (and sending emails of course). Nevertheless, developers and managers – slightly irritated by each other’s presence and radically opposing life goals – need to work together productively, in order to satisfy someone known as “the customer”.

Having been a “developer” for years, now I’ve become a “manager” myself. Instead of hating it, I’m slowly embracing it. I’m in a unique position to oversee and (partly) understand what’s going on. I’ll share with you everything I know that will be of vital importance to improve your relationship with any manager nearby. Trying to understand each other (including the omnipotent “customer”) will be key to your personal process of becoming the dev that’s worth their own weight in gold.

Talk: Creating a dashboard with Laravel, Vue and Pusher by Freek van der Herten
On the wall mounted TV in our office a dashboard is displayed. At a glance we can see what the current tasks for each member of our team are, which important events are coming up, which music is playing, if it will rain in the next 30 minutes, … and much more. In this 30 minute demo I’ll explain how we leveraged both Laravel and Vue to build the dashboard. After demonstrating the dashboard itself we’ll take a deep dive in the code. We’ll take a look at the entire flow: the grid system, broadcast events, the Pusher service, some cool Vue mixins and much more. After this talk you’ll be able to setup a dashboard using our code available at

Location: Binnen Breda
This meetup is sponsored by our friends at Coosto. Since Coosto doesn’t have an office in Breda, they were so kind to arrange Binnen Breda as the meetup location.