Karl Hughes

Karl Hughes

Karl is the CTO of The Graide Network, where he manages product development and software engineering. He also co-organizes the Chicago PHP User Group and runs CFP Land, a free newsletter for technology conference speakers.

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Cultivating a Community: Five Things I’ve Learned Running a PHP User Group

By Karl Hughes

In my first year of co-organizing the Chicago PHP User Group, I have learned a lot and met many wonderful people. Combining insights from the community with some of my own, I wanted to pass on some of the things I’ve learned about building and maintaining a thriving technical community. Whether you’re an organizer or attendee, I hope this gives you some insight into what goes on behind the scenes of running a user group.

Published in Renovating Applications with Symfony, August 2019