7PHP.com has posted another community interview, this time with James Titcumb, an organizer of the PHP Hampshire user group. It's part of a "How-To User Group" series sharing some experiences from current user group leaders to help those starting out.
This is the #2nd 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. [...] Last time I welcomed the PHP Hampshire User Group here on 7php – where James talked about the group, the crew, how it all started and everything else...
In this latest interview, however, James shares things like:
- Things to keep in mind before creating a group
- Some common challenges
- Tips & tricks to do it right
- what the group founders are responsible for
- How to find (good) speakers for the group