Posts marked with “user groups”

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

by · August 2, 2019


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.


Community Corner: Where PHP Communities Meet

by · August 3, 2018


The PHP community makes a big deal about user groups, and for a good reason. Meeting up with local peers and creating a network of people can be beneficial. Many user groups will have a talk most months which makes a nice talking point and a good opportunity to learn something new. The many PHP […]


Long Running PHP – March 2018

by · March 1, 2018


PHP Daemons, Evolving PHP, containers, accessibility, Lumen, code reviews, signing git commits, running a user group, and more.


Lessons Learned Running a PHP User Group

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When I founded PHP Hampshire, I had no idea what I was doing, nor what I was letting myself in for. That said, I had a great time learning the ropes, learning more about what people will expect of you, and crucially—meeting new people in the field. The core purpose of a user group is […]


Know Your Tools – February 2018

by · February 1, 2018


Containers, Drupal + Symfony, Evaluating Tools, Onboarding, Application Encryption, Laravel Scout, and more


User Groups.. thanks!

by · November 29, 2010


For those of you just joining us, we just wrapped the CodeWorks 2010 Tour. While I’ve written a recap elsewhere, I wanted to take some time to acknowledge and thank the User Groups.


Facebook Invades DCPHP

by · May 4, 2010


This past week, the DCPHP Developers’ Community had the privilege of hosting Scott MacVicar from Facebook. His title is “Open Source Developer Advocate” which puts him in the odd position of making good things happen within Facebook, representing them to the community, and convincing the community to get involved. Towards that goal, this presentation was […]


Zend launches user group affiliate program

by · April 19, 2010


Zend has launched an affiliate program tailored specifically to PHP user groups. Giorgio Sironi takes a look at what the bargain consists, and what its intended targets think about it.


php|architect Podcast: oddWeek #002

by · February 2, 2010


This week’s special guest is Chris Cornutt, co-organizer of the Dallas PHP User Group. Listen as we talk to Chris about the Dallas PHP user Group and user groups in general.