Level 6, 580 St Kilda Road
Melbourne, Victoria 3004

During the March meeting we'll be trialing a new user-participation activity where we'll be ask for your opinion on a topic of the month. A prize will be awarded for the most original and insightful contribution. For the March meeting, we want to hear about your favourite firefox extensions: which ones do you use and why? The person contributing best response will receive a copy of O'Reilly's PHP In A Nutshell.

Also, please note that pizza will be delivered at the start of the meeting, so make sure you turn up on time or risk missing out!

Building Secure Web Applications - Chris Burgess 7:15 - 8:00pm

This presentation expands on a presentation given at the Open Source evelopers' Conference in December 2006 titled "Web Application Security - Tools, Techniques, Tips and Tricks". I will explore some of the original
material for those who were unable to attend, taking a look at the plethora of Open Source tools that can greatly assist developers and testers of web applications. In addition to this, I will discuss techniques that can be
used to harden web applications.

Chris Burgess has over 10 years experience in Information Technology and currently works as a System Administrator for a not-for-profit organization in Melbourne, Australia. He also works as a freelance Red Hat Certified Engineer on a broad range of UNIX and Windows systems. Chris is also the Victorian President of the System Administrators Guild of Australia.

PHP Considered Harmful - Luke Welling 8:15 - 9:00pm

Come along to the meeting to find out why...

Luke Welling lives in Melbourne, Australia, and works for Hitwise.com. He has been using PHP for nearly ten years. PHP and MySQL Web Development, co-authored with Laura Thomson (Sams 2004), is the bestselling open source programming book of all time. He is a regular speaker at open source conferences around the world.

Socialising & Networking - 9:00pm onward

After the meeting we'll be moving across the road to the Belgian Beer Cafe, for an informal chat over a few cold ones.

Pizza, softdrink, tea, coffee and comfy swivel chairs will be provided with compliments of our major sponsor, Hitwise.

Official Website: http://phpmelb.org

Added by frglps on March 4, 2007