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Michelangelo van Dam:
There's no PHP user group here!
February 12, 2014 @ 10:27:28

Michelangelo van Dam has a new post to his site today talking about PHP user groups and some suggestions you can follow if you'd like to start one of your own in your local area.

When going to conferences you always hear "join a local user group, and if there's none in your area you're the person who needs to start one". But then what? Where do you get started? How do you organise a PHP user group? Basically, you're left in the dark and you're missing out of all the great stuff everyone else can enjoy.

He makes a few suggestions as far as sites and resources to use to help you promote your group (including Meetup.com and even LinkedIn). He offers some guidelines as far as what to do for your first meeting and a few other people and groups at your disposal to help promote and group your group.

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Link: http://www.dragonbe.com/2014/02/theres-no-php-user-group-here.html

7PHP.com:
Win Free Tickets To Nomad PHP EU - "Dispelling the Myths About Auth*"
October 15, 2013 @ 11:08:37

The 7PHP.com site has announced a giveaway of free tickets to this month's Nomad PHP virtual user group meeting, the European chapter. The topic for this month's EU meeting is authorization and authentication (disclaimer: I am the speaker).

Here I am again for another NomadPHP Ticket(s) give-away. Two tickets will be given away - to the 1st & 2nd draw winner! If you did not know, NomadPHP is virtual PHP User Group mainly for people who do not have the chance to avail of a local PHP user group. But it is open to ANYONE around the world. I also remind you that NomadPHP is an initiative brought forward by the icon of The PHP Community, namely 'His Awesomeness' Mr Cal Evans.

To enter the contest to win the tickets, you just make a comment on the post and he'll select the winners before the event. The meeting is Thursday, October 17th at 8pm CEST.

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Link: http://7php.com/nomadphp-tickets-17oct2013/

Community News:
ZgPHP Mini-Conference Announced
August 20, 2013 @ 14:02:52

The Zagreb PHP user group has officially announced the first conference to be held in Croatia. This one-day conference will be held September 14th at Hrvatska Gospodarska Komora.

As second anniversary of ZgPHP meetups is coming soon, we decided to organize a mini PHP conference in Zagreb, first PHP conference in this region. It will be held in Croatian Chamber of Economy, Nova Cesta 7, Zagreb on September 14th. [...] On our mailing lists, Facebook & Twitter we have around 250 members, in average we have 25 visitors on each of our monthly meetups and for mini conference we are hoping to gather 120 PHP developers (not only Zagreb but Croatia, Serbia, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Slovenia ).

The event's call for papers is also currently open and will be until August 25th. If you're interested in speaking at this event, you can find information for submitting in the post. If you plan on attending, sign up on the Meetup page. They've also posted the fist round of speakers and sessions there as well.

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Link: http://zgphp.org/2013/08/mini-zgphp-conference-2013

7PHP.com:
How-To User Group - Hear It From James Titcumb & Organisers Of PHP Hampshire
August 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.

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

Inviqa techPortal:
Rasmus Lerdorf at PHP London
August 02, 2013 @ 10:52:31

On the Inviqa techPortal today there's a new post talking about the most recent speaker at the PHP LondonRasmus Lerdorf.

July's PHP London had a particularly notable speaker - Rasmus Lerdorf himself presenting what's new in PHP. So many people wanted to attend that, with limited venue capacity, a live (and recorded) video stream was used for the first time. You can skip straight to seeing the slides and video of the session if you like, or keep reading for my impressions of the evening.

They include a brief overview of what Rasmus talked about including: a brief history and evolution of the language, a few points about PHP 5.4 and then on to the "shiny and new" of PHP 5.5. and the features it introduced. He also added in a bit at the end about two tools that his employer, Etsy, has released to help with more atomic deployments.

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Link: http://techportal.inviqa.com/2013/08/02/rasmus-lerdorf-at-php-london

Joshua Thijssen:
PHP Phragmentation
July 31, 2013 @ 12:35:16

In this most recent post Joshua Thijssen looks at an interesting subject - fragmentation in the PHP community due to a higher level of regional user groups...and how it could actually result in isolation.

Until a few years ago, The Netherlands (wrongly called Holland) had only one single usergroup : PHPGG. After a few years a decision made to merge this Dutch group and the Belgium version of it into a single usergroup: PHPBenelux. [...] But there is a trend going on in the PHP world, especially in the Netherlands. There are usergroups popping out of the ground lately, mostly centered on a specific city. And it's easy: goto meetup.com, sign up, create your group et voila, you are born. If you are a high-end group, you even will register a domain-name as well.

He suggests that, because of these groups, the overall number of attendees in all groups is dropping - even the larger ones. This fragmentation of groups is also breaking down things into more specific technologies, reducing the number of people coming to the more general "web oriented" groups as well. He encourages developers to attend a user group that doesn't involve PHP and learn something new (and maybe even talk about it to other PHP developers).

Inspire attendees, not only talk about the same subjects over and over again. KEEP the userbase, get them enthusiastic, have them bring new people with.. GROW your userbase, not splinter it..
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Link: http://getoffmylawn.nl/php-phragmentation

7PHP.com:
PHP Interview With Corey Ballou Co-Organizer Of The Queen City PHP Meetup Group
July 23, 2013 @ 09:47:53

On the 7PHP.com site today there's a new community interview posted - this time with Corey Ballou, the co-organizer of the Queen City PHP user group (and upcoming Nomad PHP speaker). They talk some about his background, how he got involved in the community and some of his thoughts on PHP on general.

In this edition I talked with Corey Ballou who is the co-organizer of the Queen City PHP meetup group. @cballou has also been working as a developer with the cool mojoLive team. To be noted that Corey will be the speaker for the next, 3rd NomadPHP Online Talk this week and he will be presenting "Creating Realtime Applications with PHP and Websockets". I now invite you to learn from his experience and get to know his personality.

They talk about Corey's early start with computers and how he evolved from things like VBScript and Perl up to PHP and other web technologies. He touches on some of the good and bad he sees about the language and some of his top advice to beginners. He also recommends some other resources and books to check out to gain even more knowledge. He finishes off the interview with a suggestion to all of those "on the sidelines" out there - get involved, speak and become a real proponent of the language!

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Link: http://7php.com/php-interview-corey-ballou

7PHP.com:
Speaker & Attendee Feedback Of The Previous Laravel4 Talk Of NomadPHP June 2013
July 08, 2013 @ 09:42:12

7PHP.com has a new post that shares some of the feedback - from both the speaker and other attendees - of the latest Nomad PHP meeting featuring Phil Sturgeon talking on Laravel 4.

Previously on thursday 27th July 2013 (8pm CDT), NomadPHP hosted their 2nd talk which was about "Laravel 4" - the speaker being Phil Sturgeon. I also announced my 2nd free ticket giveaway for this online event - a generosity awesomely made possible by the ever-awesome @NomadPHP organizer; Cal Evans. In this short (as compared to the previous one) article, the spotlight will be on the speaker and an attendee. I'm thankful to both for their responses and sharing their NomadPHP experience with us. We'll also have a quick (as in very quick) glance at the ticket winners.

The article starts with some of the feedback from Phil and his observations from the speaker side of things. This is followed by the attendee perspective from Don Gilbert, a maintainer of the Joomla framework. They talk about the goods and bads of the presentation and things they think the virtual user group could improve on in the future.

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Link: http://7php.com/feedback-nomadphp-june-2013/

Nomad PHP July 2013:
Corey Ballou - Creating Realtime Applications with PHP and Websockets
July 04, 2013 @ 13:19:26

The Nomad PHP virtual user group has announce the latest meeting - this time it's Corey Ballou presenting about realtime applications and WebSockets in July.

We'll start out with a brief introduction to WebSockets to get everyone up to speed before jumping in to high level scaffolding code of the frontend and backend implemetations (the spec). Once the groundwork has been laid, I'll introduce you to a both client and server side tools for implementing WebSockets directly in your PHP code. From here, we'll jump into multiple interactive demos of increasing complexity utilizing the open source Ratchet library. I'll walk through the source code of the first two intro demos to give you a better sense of how to structure your own WebSockets applications

If time allows, I'll run through a complex demo where I introduced WebSockets to an existing CRUD todo application. The last demo is not for the faint of heart. By the end of the presentation, you'll walk away with access to a github repository containing all of the presentation slides and demos ready to run yourself!

You can pick up your tickets for this meeting (happening July 25th) directly from the Nomad PHP site.

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Link: http://nomadphp.com/2013/06/06/july-2013/

7PHP.com:
Know The PHP Hampshire User Group - Find An Independent Venue Rather Than Conference Venue
July 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!

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


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