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C O M M U N I T Y E N A B L E S C O M M U N I T Y
P H P B E L G R A D E
https://www.flickr.com/photos/jakobwesthoff/321354...
P H P C O M M U N I T Y
L E T ’ S TA L K
P H P
P H P
• Core PHP applications
P H P
• Core PHP applications
• Frameworks
P H P
• Core PHP applications
• Frameworks
• Tools
P H P
• Core PHP applications
• Frameworks
• Tools
• …
R E S O U R C E S T O L E A R N P H P
R E S O U R C E S T O L E A R N P H P
• The source: php.net
R E S O U R C E S T O L E A R N P H P
• The source: php.net
• Blogs
R E S O U R C E S T O L E A R N P H P
• The source: php.net
• Blogs
• Forums & Discussion Boards
R E S O U R C E S T O L E A R N P H P
• The source: php.net
• Blogs
• Forums & Discussion Boards
• Local meetups
R E S O U R C E S T O L E A R N P H P
• The source: php.net
• Blogs
• Forums & Discussion Boards
• Local meetups
• Confere...
• Local meetups
• Conferences
P H P U S E R G R O U P
L E T ’ S S TA R T A
M E E T U P
E X I T I N G F I R S T
H M M …
P H P B E N E L U X
2 0 0 8
https://www.flickr.com/photos/caseysoftware/5411571199
O U R M I S S I O N
O U R M I S S I O N
• To offer a platform for local PHP developers
O U R M I S S I O N
• To offer a platform for local PHP developers
• To share knowledge and ideas
O U R M I S S I O N
• To offer a platform for local PHP developers
• To share knowledge and ideas
• Collaborate to make PH...
P H P B E N E L U X
2 0 0 8
• One user group for 3
countries
• Each month a user group
meeting in another
location
P H P B E N E L U X
2 0 0 8
• One user group for 3
countries
• Each month a user group
meeting in another
location
G R E AT B U T…
• Exciting times when we
came to a location
• Disappointment when we
left that location
P H P B E N E L U X
2 0 1 5
• 22 user groups in 3
countries
• Monthly meetings in each
of these locations
• Annual confere...
E N A B L I N G L O C A L
C O M M U N I T I E S
L O C A L !
• Local developers
• Networking & friendships
• Repetition (monthly)
• Trends & interests
https://www.flickr.c...
L O C A L U S E R G R O U P S
P H P B E N E L U X S U P P O R T I N G
https://www.flickr.com/photos/mattbuck007/2704889223
W H A T C A N Y O U D O ?
https://www.flickr.com/photos/dasprid/8147986307
E X T E N D T H E
C O M M U N I T Y
H E R E T O D AY !
W H A T C A N Y O U D O ?
https://www.flickr.com/photos/dasprid/814...
T H I N G S Y O U C A N D O
T H I N G S Y O U C A N D O
• Take notes and present your favorite presentation(s) to
your colleagues at work
T H I N G S Y O U C A N D O
• Take notes and present your favorite presentation(s) to
your colleagues at work
• Take notes...
T H I N G S Y O U C A N D O
• Take notes and present your favorite presentation(s) to
your colleagues at work
• Take notes...
TA K E N O T E S !
A S K Q U E S T I O N S
“One time at php[tek] X in Chicago”
C O N T R I B U T E B A C K
T E S T A N D R E P O R T
B U G S
E A S I E S T S TA R T
I M P R O V E O R T R A N S L AT E
D O C U M E N TAT I O N
E A S Y S TA R T
F I X I S S U E S
L I T T L E T O U G H E R
W R I T E A N D R U N T E S T S
G O C R A Z Y
php7
H AV E Y O U T R I E D I T ?
P H P U S E R G R O U P
I WA N T T O S TA R T A
H O W D O I S TA R T ?
S I G N U P W I T H
M E E T U P. C O M
C R E AT E A FA C E B O O K
A N D T W I T T E R A C C O U N T
B E Y O U R F I R S T S P E A K E R
P I C K A D AT E A N D
P L A C E
A N N O U N C E I T
T H AT ’ S T O O M U C H T I M E !
I D O N ’ T K N O W A N Y O N E !
W H E R E C A N W E M E E T ?
I D O N ’ T H AV E M O N E Y !
A D V I C E R E S O U R C E S
A D V I C E R E S O U R C E S
• Apply for an account on
• php-ug mailing list
• php-ug slack group
• #phpgroups IRC channe...
A D V I C E R E S O U R C E S
• Apply for an account on
• php-ug mailing list
• php-ug slack group
• #phpgroups IRC channe...
A N N O U N C E M E N T S
A N N O U N C E M E N T S
• Start with meetup.com
A N N O U N C E M E N T S
• Start with meetup.com
• Post it to php.net
A N N O U N C E M E N T S
• Start with meetup.com
• Post it to php.net
• Announce over Twitter and Facebook
C O R P O R AT E S U P P O R T !
C O R P O R AT E S U P P O R T !
• php[architect] Magazine
C O R P O R AT E S U P P O R T !
• php[architect] Magazine
• Zend
C O R P O R AT E S U P P O R T !
• php[architect] Magazine
• Zend
• Microsoft
C O R P O R AT E S U P P O R T !
• php[architect] Magazine
• Zend
• Microsoft
• MongoDB
C O R P O R AT E S U P P O R T !
• php[architect] Magazine
• Zend
• Microsoft
• MongoDB
• …
A S K L O C A L C O M PA N I E S
T O S P O N S O R !
Y E S , J U S T A S K T H E M
B U S I N E S S E S T O TA L K T O
B U S I N E S S E S T O TA L K T O
• Recruitment agencies
B U S I N E S S E S T O TA L K T O
• Recruitment agencies
• Web agencies
B U S I N E S S E S T O TA L K T O
• Recruitment agencies
• Web agencies
• Local divisions of international corporations
•...
W I L L I S U C C E E D ?
I D O N ’ T K N O W
T H E Y D I D
• PHP UG’s in Belgium, Netherlands and Luxembourg
• Memphis, TN (USA)
• PHP SouthWest, UK
• Pune, India
• Ma...
M Y A D V I C E
• Do this because it’s your passion
• Give and expect nothing in return
• Be persistent, continue even if ...
B E F O R E I F O R G E T…
N E E D Y O U R F E E D B A C K
S P E A K E R S
• To know what they did right
• To learn what they can improve
• When it was a good talk, awesome
• When it was not, tell them
• Why it was not good
• How they can improve
C O N F E R E N C E
H A V E A G R E A T
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Community Enables Community

The PHP community is my family, a group of people that I love hanging out with at conferences, meetups or events. But it can only be a community if there are people to extend this reach and become part of the ripple-effect the PHP community has.

In this talk I describe the reasons why we have in the Benelux 25 php communities and why the are really valuable. Will you be part in the next community rising?

Community Enables Community

  1. 1. C O M M U N I T Y E N A B L E S C O M M U N I T Y P H P B E L G R A D E https://www.flickr.com/photos/jakobwesthoff/3213542267
  2. 2. P H P C O M M U N I T Y L E T ’ S TA L K
  3. 3. P H P
  4. 4. P H P • Core PHP applications
  5. 5. P H P • Core PHP applications • Frameworks
  6. 6. P H P • Core PHP applications • Frameworks • Tools
  7. 7. P H P • Core PHP applications • Frameworks • Tools • …
  8. 8. R E S O U R C E S T O L E A R N P H P
  9. 9. R E S O U R C E S T O L E A R N P H P • The source: php.net
  10. 10. R E S O U R C E S T O L E A R N P H P • The source: php.net • Blogs
  11. 11. R E S O U R C E S T O L E A R N P H P • The source: php.net • Blogs • Forums & Discussion Boards
  12. 12. R E S O U R C E S T O L E A R N P H P • The source: php.net • Blogs • Forums & Discussion Boards • Local meetups
  13. 13. R E S O U R C E S T O L E A R N P H P • The source: php.net • Blogs • Forums & Discussion Boards • Local meetups • Conferences
  14. 14. • Local meetups • Conferences
  15. 15. P H P U S E R G R O U P L E T ’ S S TA R T A
  16. 16. M E E T U P E X I T I N G F I R S T
  17. 17. H M M …
  18. 18. P H P B E N E L U X 2 0 0 8 https://www.flickr.com/photos/caseysoftware/5411571199
  19. 19. O U R M I S S I O N
  20. 20. O U R M I S S I O N • To offer a platform for local PHP developers
  21. 21. O U R M I S S I O N • To offer a platform for local PHP developers • To share knowledge and ideas
  22. 22. O U R M I S S I O N • To offer a platform for local PHP developers • To share knowledge and ideas • Collaborate to make PHP and its tools better
  23. 23. P H P B E N E L U X 2 0 0 8 • One user group for 3 countries • Each month a user group meeting in another location
  24. 24. P H P B E N E L U X 2 0 0 8 • One user group for 3 countries • Each month a user group meeting in another location
  25. 25. G R E AT B U T… • Exciting times when we came to a location • Disappointment when we left that location
  26. 26. P H P B E N E L U X 2 0 1 5 • 22 user groups in 3 countries • Monthly meetings in each of these locations • Annual conference in Antwerp
  27. 27. E N A B L I N G L O C A L C O M M U N I T I E S
  28. 28. L O C A L ! • Local developers • Networking & friendships • Repetition (monthly) • Trends & interests https://www.flickr.com/photos/felixdv/2784080844
  29. 29. L O C A L U S E R G R O U P S P H P B E N E L U X S U P P O R T I N G https://www.flickr.com/photos/mattbuck007/2704889223
  30. 30. W H A T C A N Y O U D O ? https://www.flickr.com/photos/dasprid/8147986307
  31. 31. E X T E N D T H E C O M M U N I T Y H E R E T O D AY ! W H A T C A N Y O U D O ? https://www.flickr.com/photos/dasprid/8147986307
  32. 32. T H I N G S Y O U C A N D O
  33. 33. T H I N G S Y O U C A N D O • Take notes and present your favorite presentation(s) to your colleagues at work
  34. 34. T H I N G S Y O U C A N D O • Take notes and present your favorite presentation(s) to your colleagues at work • Take notes and write a blog post about the things you’ve learned here at the conference
  35. 35. T H I N G S Y O U C A N D O • Take notes and present your favorite presentation(s) to your colleagues at work • Take notes and write a blog post about the things you’ve learned here at the conference • Take notes and investigate a subject in more detail and present it at your local user group
  36. 36. TA K E N O T E S !
  37. 37. A S K Q U E S T I O N S
  38. 38. “One time at php[tek] X in Chicago”
  39. 39. C O N T R I B U T E B A C K
  40. 40. T E S T A N D R E P O R T B U G S E A S I E S T S TA R T
  41. 41. I M P R O V E O R T R A N S L AT E D O C U M E N TAT I O N E A S Y S TA R T
  42. 42. F I X I S S U E S L I T T L E T O U G H E R
  43. 43. W R I T E A N D R U N T E S T S G O C R A Z Y
  44. 44. php7
  45. 45. H AV E Y O U T R I E D I T ?
  46. 46. P H P U S E R G R O U P I WA N T T O S TA R T A
  47. 47. H O W D O I S TA R T ?
  48. 48. S I G N U P W I T H M E E T U P. C O M
  49. 49. C R E AT E A FA C E B O O K A N D T W I T T E R A C C O U N T
  50. 50. B E Y O U R F I R S T S P E A K E R
  51. 51. P I C K A D AT E A N D P L A C E
  52. 52. A N N O U N C E I T
  53. 53. T H AT ’ S T O O M U C H T I M E !
  54. 54. I D O N ’ T K N O W A N Y O N E !
  55. 55. W H E R E C A N W E M E E T ?
  56. 56. I D O N ’ T H AV E M O N E Y !
  57. 57. A D V I C E R E S O U R C E S
  58. 58. A D V I C E R E S O U R C E S • Apply for an account on • php-ug mailing list • php-ug slack group • #phpgroups IRC channel on freenode.net
  59. 59. A D V I C E R E S O U R C E S • Apply for an account on • php-ug mailing list • php-ug slack group • #phpgroups IRC channel on freenode.net • Let @CalEvans and me know you exist!
  60. 60. A N N O U N C E M E N T S
  61. 61. A N N O U N C E M E N T S • Start with meetup.com
  62. 62. A N N O U N C E M E N T S • Start with meetup.com • Post it to php.net
  63. 63. A N N O U N C E M E N T S • Start with meetup.com • Post it to php.net • Announce over Twitter and Facebook
  64. 64. C O R P O R AT E S U P P O R T !
  65. 65. C O R P O R AT E S U P P O R T ! • php[architect] Magazine
  66. 66. C O R P O R AT E S U P P O R T ! • php[architect] Magazine • Zend
  67. 67. C O R P O R AT E S U P P O R T ! • php[architect] Magazine • Zend • Microsoft
  68. 68. C O R P O R AT E S U P P O R T ! • php[architect] Magazine • Zend • Microsoft • MongoDB
  69. 69. C O R P O R AT E S U P P O R T ! • php[architect] Magazine • Zend • Microsoft • MongoDB • …
  70. 70. A S K L O C A L C O M PA N I E S T O S P O N S O R !
  71. 71. Y E S , J U S T A S K T H E M
  72. 72. B U S I N E S S E S T O TA L K T O
  73. 73. B U S I N E S S E S T O TA L K T O • Recruitment agencies
  74. 74. B U S I N E S S E S T O TA L K T O • Recruitment agencies • Web agencies
  75. 75. B U S I N E S S E S T O TA L K T O • Recruitment agencies • Web agencies • Local divisions of international corporations • Microsoft • IBM • Zend
  76. 76. W I L L I S U C C E E D ?
  77. 77. I D O N ’ T K N O W
  78. 78. T H E Y D I D • PHP UG’s in Belgium, Netherlands and Luxembourg • Memphis, TN (USA) • PHP SouthWest, UK • Pune, India • Madrid, Spain • …
  79. 79. M Y A D V I C E • Do this because it’s your passion • Give and expect nothing in return • Be persistent, continue even if the start is hard • Be consistent (every 2nd Tuesday of the month)
  80. 80. B E F O R E I F O R G E T…
  81. 81. N E E D Y O U R F E E D B A C K S P E A K E R S
  82. 82. • To know what they did right • To learn what they can improve
  83. 83. • When it was a good talk, awesome • When it was not, tell them • Why it was not good • How they can improve
  84. 84. C O N F E R E N C E H A V E A G R E A T

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