CodeIgniter As Drinking Game

Accepted Session
Long form
Scheduled: Thursday, June 18, 2009 from 6:00 – 7:45pm in Burnside




CodeIgniter is the only PHP framework that has the Rasmus Lehrdorf seal of approval, and that guy is from Greenland, so he knows what he is a talking about. In this tutorial session, I’ll take you through the steps to create a web site using PHP and CodeIgniter, a PHP MVC framework that’s so easy you can use it while you drink.

Rules: Every time I demo a new CodeIgniter library, we drink. Every time I say “can you believe how little code that took?” we drink. Every time something works on the first try, we drink. Every time something doesn’t work on the first try, we drink. We’ll make up new rules as we go along just in case we aren’t drinking enough, but ultimately the goal will be to get you familiar with CodeIgniter to create PHP web sites quickly and cleanly. And drink. BYOB.

Speaking experience


  • Jeffrey mcmanus

    Jeffrey McManus

    Platform Associates


    Jeffrey McManus has spent nearly a decade as a consultant, developer, and writer. He has managed platform businesses and developer relations for two iconic internet businesses, eBay and Yahoo!. He was eBay’s first technology evangelist and led eBay’s platform evangelism team when eBay was opening its web services platform to third parties. He also championed new technologies within the company, such as corporate blogging, RSS, wikis and open source, creating eBay’s first open source developer community.

    Jeffrey co-founded and led the Yahoo! Developer Network team, which opened Yahoo! properties to innovation by third-party developers and established the company as a platform leader in less than a year’s time. He and his team also created Yahoo! Gallery, a site that enables third-party developers to share their applications and mash-ups with Yahoo! users. He and his team were responsible for convincing Yahoo’s lawyers to release the Yahoo! User Interface library (Y!UI) as open source.

    Jeffrey has served as a product manager and developer relations specialist at technology startups. He has written or co-written six books on software development. He frequently speaks at conferences such as OSCON, O’Reilly Emerging Technology, Web 2.0 Expo and MySQL Developer’s Conference, as well as corporate groups, on both strategic and tactical issues pertaining to emerging technologies. As a consultant, he has engaged with stealth-mode startups, established small businesses, local and federal government agencies, and Fortune 500 companies.

    In addition to consulting, speaking and writing, Jeffrey also developed and manages the consumer document-sharing site He currently heads the Tinypug project, an open-source initiative that makes it easy to create collaborative online innovation portals.