The Talk

Executing PHP from the command line enables us to interact with our applications in new and interesting ways, from performing site maintenance to scaffolding new projects. CLI tools such as WP-CLI, Artisan, and Drush make it easy to interface with our code without ever opening a browser. We will discuss characteristics of good CLI scripts, strong use cases for writing custom commands, and write several CLI programs across different platforms.

About Steve

Steve Grunwell is an Engineering Manager at 10up, a World-class web design + development consultancy. Specializing in WordPress and application development he has worked with brands and organizations including TED, Microsoft, Xylem, Elmerโ€™s, and Experience Columbus. When heโ€™s not writing software he enjoys hiking, music, coffee roasting, and writing about writing software on his blog.


We have a limited amount of php[architect] magazines on hand to give out.

We have one voucher for a free NomadPHP video to raffle off during the meetup. Must be present to win.

Meetup Sponsor

Improving is a technology management and consulting services firm deeply rooted in our commitment to establishing trust โ€” not only with each other but with our clients, partners, communities, and others. We aspire to do this through creating transparency, delivering results, continuously improving, clarifying expectations, and keeping our commitments.