Double-feature: Put Your Docker Image on a Diet & Docker mistakes

This month we have a double-feature all about docker!

First up we have Peter Fisher (PHP Developer, Teacher/Trainer and host of the ‘How to Code Well’ podcast and YouTube channel) giving us a longer, updated version of his ‘Put Your Docker Image on a Diet’ talk, talking to us about Docker and showing us how to use best practices within Docker to reduce the size of our images.

The original lightning talk from PHP South West is on their YouTube channel -

Second up we have a returning speaker, Dan Ackroyd (maintainer of the PHP Imagick extension) giving us a talk about "Docker mistakes". Some of them are simple mistakes we make and others are more indepth.

Why not come along, grab a slice, and learn how you can utlise docker in your PHP environment and avoid the common mistakes.

If anyone also wants to give a talk this month, or at a future meetup, please let one of the organisers know.


A new venue again this month - we’re at the Appnovation office on Churchill Way. They are a full service agency who use a number of languages and frameworks, including Drupal and Laravel. The full office address is:

3rd Floor, Churchill House
CF10 2HH

Use the Churchill House entrance next door to Jessops, report to Reception and then head up to the third floor.

Here’s a rough agenda, as things stand:

* Feel free to arrive from 6:30pm
* We’ll have pizza at 6:45 provided by Lexis Nexis, as well as some alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks provided by Appnovation
* There will be a short welcome talk at 7:00, followed by the first talk and any Q&A.
* Afterwards, feel free to stay and discuss the talks and chat with the speakers at the venue. Alternatively, we can head somewhere else afterwards to carry on the conversations.


Thanks to Appnovation for hosting this month and providing drinks, to Lexis Nexis for providing food, and to Gary Hockin and Twilio (our sponsor).

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