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PHP Niagara User Group Kickoff
November 09, 2012 @ 11:34:22

For those in the St. Catharines area of Ontario looking for a group of like-minded PHP developers to hang out with, you're in luck. Mike Cousins has helped to start up PHP Niagara, a group for PHP and web development fans/professionals in the area.

The PHP Niagara Users Group is for PHP and related Web developers in the Greater Niagara area; whether you're a seasoned veteran or struggling with your first WordPress blog, you're welcome to come out and learn, network, share, and have a good time.

Their first meeting is happening December 6th in St. Catharines at the Coffee Culture on St. Paul Street at 7pm. It won't be a formal meeting, just a "get to know each other" kind of meetup with planning for the future. Because of the venue, space is limited, so be sure to RSVP early if you'd like to attend. You can also follow the group on Twitter for their latest updates!

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User Group:
Guelph PHP User Group - May 30th @ 730pm - Deploying Database Changes
May 30, 2012 @ 07:40:15

The Guelph PHP User Group (Guelph, Ontario) is having a meeting tonight, May 30th at 7:30 PM hosted at the Well.ca offices. The topic will be deploying database changes presented by Colin DeCarlo.

This month Colin DeCarlo will be talking about a tool called Liquibase which allows you to manage and automate database deployments as part of your build and deployment process. He'll also be looking at how to integrate it with Jenkins and may even talk a little about how this tool is used at Freshbook...

If you'd like to attend, please let them know sometime today so they can know how many to expect!

If you have a user group meetup that you'd like to announce, email the information over and it'll get posted!

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Jeremy Cook's Blog:
Guelph PHP Users Group
August 02, 2011 @ 08:26:15

Jeremy Cook has pointed out a new post to his blog about the forming of a Guelph PHP User Group in Guelph, ON meeting on the last Wednesday of every month (starting September 28th).

Colin DeCarlo and I have been working on a PHP users group for South Western Ontario for a while and we're pleased to announce the first meeting of the Guelph PHP Users Group. The group will be meeting on the last Wednesday of every month, starting on September 28th, at the offices of Well.ca at 919 York Rd, Guelph, ON N1E 6Y9 from 7.30pm-10pm. For the first meeting Ilia Alshanetsky, chief software architect for Advanced Internet Designs Inc, will be talking about 'Hidden Features of PHP'. For the second meeting Tony Thompson, Director of Technology for MRX will be talking about the Varnish web application accelerator. We're looking for speakers for other meetings so please get in touch if you have anything you'd like to speak about.

If you're interested in attending this first meeting, head over to this signup page and let them know.

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Job Posting:
Options Consulting Solutions Seeks PHP Developer Team Lead (Toronto, Canada)
April 26, 2011 @ 17:35:26

Company Options Consulting Solutions (Recruiting Agency)
Location Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Title PHP Developer Team Lead
Summary

My client is a developer of high-traffic, large-scale websites and currently has 5 PHP Developer Team Lead roles available due to aggressive growth. Centrally located in Toronto, competitive salaries, cutting edge technology and a flat structure that allows for growth and development. All in all a great environment. They are more than willing to sponsor/relocate candidates for these positions for the U. S., U.K. and Western Europe.

Summary:
Reporting to the Development Manager, this role is responsible for the development of large scale Internet web sites. We are responsible for evaluation, design, selection and implementation of pragmatic, cost effective technologies, to support our various clients' business models.

Skill Requirements

  • Proven team building and leadership experience in a web development environment
  • Staff training and team development skills and experience
  • Strong written/verbal communication skills
  • Experienced in estimating effort and elapsed time required to complete project deliverables.
  • Skilled in both Object Oriented and Non-Object Oriented Design and programming techniques.
  • Several years of skill in PHP and at least one other object oriented language such as perl or Java.
  • Experience designing with large scale distributed databases.
  • Strong business and technical analytical ability so as to create robust technical design documentation from business requirements documentation.
  • Proven ability to define success criteria to meet and measure quality expectations.

Responsibilities:

  • Motivating and leading a team of 6 to 10 application developers.
  • Provide feedback on business requirements documentation to ensure resolution of any apparent ambiguity or contradictions.
  • Functional Breakdown, Design, Programming, testing and maintaining web site applications to support the business requirements.
  • Perform impact analysis for design modification and obtain signoff from the Architecture Team.
  • Participation in the selection and implementation of third party software to support design where it is practicable.
  • Communicating with several third party billing processors to setup and maintain robust ecommerce billing solutions.
  • Appropriate documentation for each development step - including functional, design, and testing specifications.
  • Developing and documenting workload estimates (ie: Creation of workload breakdown plan to define and track software development efforts)
  • Delivering functionality within these estimated effort and time frames
  • Selection, implementation and/or modification of web development practices and methodologies to support continuous improvement efforts.
  • Provide assistance to junior programmers to generate Low Level Design documentation for new or modified functionality.
  • Conduct Design reviews with Technical Architect, Project Manager and Manager of Software Development for final design approvals.
  • Conduct documentation and code reviews for their team members to ensure standards compliance.
  • Define test methodology and use cases to analyze and verify software programs, forms, reports and interfaces.
  • Communicate issues and status information to Project Management Office concerning system development activities.
  • Liaison with Project Management Office to resolve scheduling conflict and project dependencies.
  • Update system data and prepare conversion requirement as necessary for new implementation and production rollout.
  • Participate in project status review meetings with other Team Leads and the Development Manager

Technical Expectations

  • 5-6+ years of PHP 4/5 design/coding/testing/implementing using Open Source approach
  • 4+ years of Object Orientation design and development experience for large scale distributed web applications
  • Linux, Mac O/SX, MySQL, PHP, Apache/Light HTTP technologies experience
  • Computer Science trained graduate or equivalent work experience

For more information contact Kenneth Cosgrove at kcosgrove@optionspersonnel.com

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Community News:
"WordPress Zero to Hero" Event - Toronto, Ontario
January 27, 2010 @ 15:49:09

Justin Kozuch has submitted some information about a WordPress event happening February 11th in Toronto as a part of the Refresh Events series - WordPress: Zero to Hero.

If you want to learn how to create your own WordPress themes, understand how to use template tags and conditional tags to format and display the data you want, or how to use WordPress as a content management system, Nick will take you from WordPress Zero to Hero in 7 hours flat.

This workshop is for people who have a WordPress blog (or are in the process of creating one) and would like to create their own theme and templates for personal or professional use. This workshop is also for web designers who wish to offer a value-added service to their clients. PHP skills are not required to attend this workshop.

The cost for attendance is $125 CAD and includes wireless internet access/power, breakfast, coffee breaks and, of course, the great course material to be presented. It's recommended that attendees have their own local LAMP installation before coming as that installation will not be covered.

For more information on the event and to reserve your spot, check out this event page from Refresh Events.

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Job Posting:
Ganz Seeks PHP Developer (Toronto, Ontario)
January 21, 2010 @ 20:41:36

Company Ganz
Location Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Title PHP Developer
Summary

Summary:
ARE YOU PASSIONATE ABOUT ONLINE GAMES ??

Now is your chance to join the Ganz team that has brought you Webkinz and Webkinz Jr. You can be a part of our new Massively Multiplayer Gaming adventures!!

Responsibilities:

  • Administer Linux Server Environment.
  • Manage MySQL and Oracle databases, optimize data loading techniques, and provide data modeling expertise is a plus.
  • Manipulate data and log files to provide extensive statistical reporting.
  • Create and maintain PHP scripts.
  • Ensure high level of server and network security.
  • Create and maintain detailed documentation of server and database environment.

Qualifications:

  • A minimum of 3 years experience administrating and troubleshooting Linux Servers, with the proven ability to maintain a high level of server and network security standards.
  • Extensive experience with MySQL and Oracle databases including data manipulation and data modeling.
  • Expert Object Oriented PHP programming and SQL programming.
  • Excellent communication and documentation skills.
  • Computer Science/Engineering degree preferred.
  • Familiarity with UML modeling and Macromedia Flash a plus.
  • Experience with additional programming languages preferred.

Interested candidates are invited to forward resumes by email to careers@ganz.com.

Please check out our websites: www.webkinz.com and www.webkinzjr.com

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Job Posting:
Keen Consulting (Recruiter) Seeks Senior PHP Developer (Toronto, Ontario)
August 01, 2008 @ 14:35:22

Company Keen Consulting (Recruiter)
Location Toronto, Ontario
Title Senior PHP Developer
Summary

Our client has an exciting contract opportunity for a PHP Developer to join their highly successful and growing Interactive Group. Their high end flash games and animated characters have made their web site the fastest growing children's entertainment site on the internet.

Responsibilities:

  • Administer Linux Server Environment.
  • Manage MySQL and Oracle databases, optimize data loading techniques, and provide data modeling expertise is a plus.
  • Manipulate data and log files to provide extensive statistical reporting.
  • Create and maintain PHP scripts.
  • Ensure high level of server and network security.
  • Create and maintain detailed documentation of server and database environment.

Qualifications:

  • A minimum of 3 years experience administrating and troubleshooting Linux Servers, with the proven ability to maintain a high level of server and network security standards.
  • Extensive experience with MySQL and Oracle databases including data manipulation and data modeling.
  • Expert Object Oriented PHP programming and SQL programming.
  • Excellent communication and documentation skills.
  • Computer Science/Engineering degree preferred.
  • Familiarity with UML modeling and Macromedia Flash a plus.
  • Experience with additional programming languages preferred.

If you are interested please forward your resume to Aaron Harris at Keen Consulting at aharris@keenconsulting.ca.

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Job Posting:
Refresh.ca Seeks Dogbook PHP/Java Developer (Toronto, Ontario)
July 07, 2008 @ 07:53:29

Company Refresh.ca
Location Toronto, Ontario (Spadina/Queen)
Title Dogbook PHP/Java Developer
Summary

Refresh Partners is looking for a PHP/Java developer to join the Dogbook engineering team. Dogbook, Catbook and the other Poolhouse properties are the premiere pet Facebook applications with 2.5 Million installed users. The candidate should be able to work on web-based projects using a PHP front-end, MySQL and Java back-ends, and with some CSS / HTML experience with Smarty templates. The candidate will work out of Refresh's new offices at Spadina Avenue and Queen Street. This is an exciting opportunity to work with one of the top Facebook applications. Duties will include updating and expanding the functionality of Dogbook, Catbook and other Poolhouse properties.

Qualifications

  • Minimum of 3 years PHP programming
  • Good understanding of Java programming
  • Good understanding of MySQL
  • Familiarities with XML, CSS, HTML and good documentation skills are a plus
  • Excellent communication skills and dependability (no crack-heads please)
  • Computer Science/Engineering degree preferred

Compensation

This is a full-time position and the compensation package is very competitive. Flex time, casual work environment and a great office location.

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Job Posting:
Ganz Interactive Seeks PHP Developer (Woodbridge, Ontario)
April 03, 2008 @ 13:48:17

Company Ganz Interactive
Location Woodbridge, Ontario
Title PHP Developer
Summary

We have an exciting permanent opportunity for a PHP Developer to join our highly successful and growing Interactive Group. Our high end flash games and animated characters have made Webkinz.com the fastest growing children's entertainment site on the internet. Be part of our dynamic Ganz Interactive Group and contribute to exciting future projects.

Responsibilities:

  • Optimize SQL queries and understand object oriented programming.
  • Manipulate data and log files to provide extensive statistical reporting.
  • Create and maintain PHP scripts.
  • Ensure high level of server and network security.
  • Create and maintain detailed documentation of server and database environment.
  • Work on applications with high volume of users.

Qualifications:

  • A minimum of 3 years PHP or combined PHP and JAVA development. experience, involving both front end and back end programming.
  • Experience working with Unix/Linux Servers and writing secure applications.
  • Experience with MySQL or other DBMS' is a plus.
  • Familiarities with XML, Flash and good documentation skills are a plus.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Computer Science/Engineering degree preferred.
  • Experience with additional programming languages preferred.

Interested candidates are invited to forward resumes by email to careers@ganz.com.

Please check out our website www.webkinz.com.

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Job Posting:
Tenbelowzero Seeks Senior PHP Developer (Oakville, Ontario)
January 17, 2008 @ 11:12:00

Company Tenbelowzero
Location Oakville, Ontario
Title Senior PHP Developer
Summary

You live and breathe system design and development and you have some great ideas. You are a team player. You know when to create dynamic user-centric elements and you are starting to recognize when eye candy is just eye candy. You are an energetic and highly creative individual who has both strong code design sense as well as the building knowledge and capabilities of web oriented interface design.

You are better than proficient in code creation using Zend's design tools and are familiar with Zend frameworks. You can work with others' code and yours is neat and you comment well. You can whip up some CSS by hand that others would envy for their page layouts. You are team oriented, hard working and able to conceive and execute solutions in a timely fashion.

  • 2+ years experience building large scale sites with PHP(4&5)/MySQL(4&5) based web sites
  • Understanding of OOP principles
  • Strong with AJAX, XHTML, XML, CSS/DOM, JavaScript
  • Detail oriented producing quality, maintainable code
  • Diploma or equivalent real world experience in web development
  • Working knowledge of ZEND frameworks & working with custom frameworks
  • Flexible self-starter who thrives on the challenges of working with new and varied technologies
  • Strong communication skills, works well in a team environment
  • Permanent / full time

Salary is based on experience and clearly demonstrated abilities. CV's can be sent in PDF format to hr@tenbelowzero.com - Successful candidates will be contacted for interviews.

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