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PHP Oxford meetup

This month we are excited to be joined by Thomas Shone (@thomas_shone), telling us about "MySQL with Bells & Whistles":

Dive into MySQL to explore our Cargo Culting behaviours and the inner workings of MySQL and some useful tricks you may not know about.
What happens when a table doesn’t have a primary key?
What does a sane primary key look like?
What is a clustered index?
How do indexes work?
How should I design my indexes and how do I know if it is actually being used?
What tools are there out there to make my life easier?

About Thomas:
South African lost in Amsterdam, he dabbles in security and have been involved in vulnerability disclosures with 3 different credit card processors (only one of them sent legal threats). Nowadays he spend most of his time now helping grow other developers at

Interesting in speaking?

If you'd like to present or even do a lightning talk (5-20 minutes) at a future event, please get in touch!

Refreshments & sponsors

In the olden days, we'd have a physical meet-up where the venue and refreshments (drinks and snacks) would be provided courtesy of our sponsors. Despite not being able to take full advantage of their generosity, we continue to thank Invitial ( for their support, and to Oxford Centre for Innovation ( for use of the venue.

Code of Conduct

Please note that this meet-up is covered by our code of conduct ( We request that all attendees abide by the code of conduct at all times. Thank you!

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