On 7PHP.com there's a new interview posted with a PHP community member, Craig Willis, about starting a user group.
This is the #1st set of How To Start A PHP user group in an attempt to help PHP guys all around the world to spring out a local PHP user group if they do not have one nearby. So before you embark on this journey, you need to know what you have to expect, how to prepare yourself, the pitfalls, the to-do lists, the workload behind, the commitment behind and above all the gratification this can bring to your PHP life.
Craig, the founder of the Leeds PHP User Group. He talks about starting the user group, some of the challenges involved and a few tips to help you get started. He also shares a few helpful hints about keeping the group going and how to plan/find speakers.