Category: Community

A Q&A with Jen on the PHPBenelux Conference

Magma Digital attended the PHPBenelux Conference again this year, with Jeremy and Jen being the lucky members of the Magma crew that travelled to Antwerp, Belgium. The event is always superbly organised by the lovely PHPBenelux user-group, which ensures it is well attended by interesting, inquisitive PHP Developers. This meant Jeremy and Jen were really

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Jeremy’s Invitation to be an International Technical Speaker

Magma Digital takes a great amount of pride in supporting the technical communities in which we are involved. We give our support in a number of ways, often offering sponsorship to ensure events can be effectively run and affordably attended by PHP developers. Magma play a key role in arranging the local PHPNW ConferenceĀ and staff

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Jeremy Talks On Open-Source Software vs. Proprietary Software

On the 11th December, UKFast.net Ltd hosted a round-table event to debate the topic of open-source software (OSS) vs. proprietary software. Our very own Jeremy Coates was invited to attend and contribute to the discussion. We would like to say a huge thank you to UKFast for this opportunity, Jeremy very much enjoyed his trip

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Why We Love our Communities and PHPNW13

Over the years, we have written blog posts describing our support for the communities with which we are involved. We want to make the web a better place and although we can’t do this by ourselves, we want to play our part by giving a helping hand. Last week was the 6th annual PHP North

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Time Travelling in PHP

For the August PHPNW User Group, I decided to take to the stage to present a lightning talk. The idea behind lightning talks is a simple one; present a talk in less than ten minutes. My talk covered an age-old problem of building web systems, ensuring that the system will work in the future by

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Double Take at International Web Conference

The past few years have proved to be exciting times for the team at Magma Digital and this is something that doesn’t appear to be changing any time soon. Although there are constantly, many things going on it isn’t always appropriate to share them until they transpire. So now that it’s official we wanted to

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Magma Grows Again!

Many of you may remember our blog post from August 2012 introducing you all to our newest recruits. Well, only 6 months later here we are again! Over the past eighteen months our team has seen considerable growth and as we expected this is set to continue. After another gruelling round of interviews we are

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The Lancashire Business View Red Rose Awards 2013

Recently, we have begun to realise that what we do at Magma is something quite special. This came to light at the end of 2012 when we were nominated for Small Business of the Year at the Downtown Lancashire Business Awards and Jeremy won Social Media Guru of the Year. After these awards, we wanted to

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National Apprentice Week 2013: Apprenticeships Deliver

This week the United Kingdom has been celebrating National Apprenticeship Week 2013. At Magma Digital we were eager to be involved in this week to demonstrate how, from our experience, Apprenticeships really can deliver! We hired Liam, our first Web Developer Apprentice in October 2012.The Web Industry currently has many difficulties hiring staff of the

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