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Voices of the ElePHPant:
PHP South Coast Wrap-Up
Jul 28, 2015 @ 11:57:55

The Voices of the ElePHPant has posted their latest episode, a wrap-up of the PHP South Coast, a conference that just wrapped up in the UK earlier in July.

Host Cal Evans talks with the organizers of the conference, Rich Sage, Dave Baker and James Titcumb, about why they started the conference and what they hope to provide. Cal also asks about the bad side of things, what was the worst thing that happened as a part of planning the event. He also asks them about the speaker selection and how they handled the rejection letter. To counter, he also asks them about what the best part about planning and putting on the event was. Finally he asks each of them about their local user groups, when and where they meet and what their format looks like.

You can listen to this latest episode either through the in-page audio player or by downloading the mp3 directly for listening offline. Be sure to subscribe to their feed too if you enjoy the episode!

tagged: voicesoftheelephpant community interview podcast phpsouthcoast richsage davebaker jamestitcumb

Link: https://voicesoftheelephpant.com/2015/07/28/php-south-coast-wrap-up

7PHP.com:
Know Thy PHP Conference Know The PHP South Coast Conference
Dec 23, 2014 @ 11:56:41

On the 7PHP.com site today Khayrette Wasseem has posted the first in a series of "Know Thy PHP Conference" series, is time focusing on PHP South Coast, a conference happening in July (2015) in Portsmouth in the UK.

The post is an interview with James Titcumb, an organizer of the event, talking some about the conference, his experience getting it up and running and some of its goals. He asks questions about:

  • Some about James' background with the local user group
  • When the event started
  • Details about where it will be held
  • Some of the other people behind the event
  • How they're looking for sponsors for the event

You can read the full interview for the answers to these and other questions about the conference. You can find out more about the event (and pick up a ticket of your own) from the main conference site.

tagged: phpsouthcoast conference community interview jamestitcumb

Link: http://7php.com/phpsouthcoast/

7PHP.com:
How-To User Group – Hear It From James Titcumb & Organisers Of PHP Hampshire
Aug 06, 2013 @ 09:58:56

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

If you're new to the user group game and are looking for some good advice, check out this interview (and the others in the user group how-to series.

tagged: usergroup interview phphampshire jamestitcumb advice

Link: http://7php.com/howto-php-usergroup-james-titcumb-phphampshire/

7PHP.com:
Know The PHP Hampshire User Group - Find An Independent Venue Rather Than Conference Venue
Jul 01, 2013 @ 07:58:42

On 7PHP.com there's a new interview posted with the organizers of the PHP Hampshire user group about the group, organizers and challenges they face.

James Titcumb, one of five organizers of the group, answers questions about:

  • What their user group is about and what their goals are
  • The size of the group and the key people involved
  • How they find sponsors for their event
  • How it's different from other user groups
  • Some of the lessons they've learned so far

You can read the full interview here and, if you're in the Portsmouth area, be sure to check out the group!

tagged: phphampshire usergroup interview jamestitcumb uk portsmouth

Link: http://7php.com/php-usergroup-phphampshire