We were delighted to be attending our 4th ScotlandPHP conference this weekend, it's been a consistently excellent conference over the years, so it must be challenge to keep the level so high, but the team totally nailed it again.

We're excited to see the opening of ONE CodeBase, Aberdeen's new tech hub.  Hopefully it'll have a hugely positive effect on Aberdeen's disparate tech scene.


We were delighted to be doing a talk about App development with Flutter and Dart at AberdeenPHP user group in June.

The slides are online at http://ssofb.co.uk/slides/flutter.

Of course, Joomla makes a great backend for Apps built with Flutter and Dart.

We were delighted to help out at the careers fair at school, talking to year 6 and year 7 students.  The hall was set-up with a couple of dozen stations, each to explain a separate profession.  We explained about what it's like to be a software engineer or developer. 

Having been back from J & Beyond for a few days, we're keen to reflect was a great conference it was. We'd like to say a huge thanks to Robert, David and the team for all of their work for the event. It is such a great opportunity to join together with the wider Joomla community and share knowledge, ideas and inspiration.

J & Beyond 2018 is this week, and we're as excited as ever to be heading to the annual Joomla conference.  As usual, there is a great program of talks and workshops to enjoy.  Aside from the program it's a great change to meet up and chat with the rest of the Joomla family, swap tips, create ideas and work together on the Joomla project.

 J and Beyond 2018 | An International Joomla! Conference - Mai 10 - 13, 2018, Cologne, Germany

This wednesday we're looking forward to presenting a talk about AWS Lambda & PHP at AberdeenPHP User Group.  Wednesday, 7th of February 2018, from 18:30 to 21:30 at Fifth Ring Ltd - 47-49 Huntly Street Aberdeen.

We will cover...

  • An introduction to AWS Lambda
  • Positives and negatives of AWS Lambda
  • Use cases of AWS Lambda
  • Options for running PHP on AWS Lambda
  • LambdaPHP workflow
  • LambdaPHP demo

There is usually pizza and beer on offer.  Thanks, as ever, to Danny Wilson for organising the meetup.

Last weekend we were at the Joomla World Conference in Rome, which was a fantastic event.

Over the three days there were some great talks, workshops and sessions from members of the Joomla! community and beyond.

Of course, aside from that, it was lovely to meet up with the worldwide Joomla! community.

We'd like to say a huge thanks to Rowan, Ronni and the team who put the conference together.

We're really looking forward to this Saturday's ScotlandPHP conference in Edinburgh.  Last year's inaugural event was a fantastic day and this year's looks to be bigger and better.


The line-up of speakers looks great...

We were delighted to be able to help with the Scotland wide Maths week at our local primary school today.  Schools across Scotland have been inviting people in to talk about how maths is used in the workplace, and we were delighted to be talking about maths in software development.  Today we spoke to two classes of p6 and tow classes of p7, using practical examples of maths in software.