Welcome to PHP North-East!

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Welcome to PHP North-East!

  1. 1. Welcome to PHP North-East! The PHP User Group for the North-East of England, UK.
  2. 2. Who the hell are you? <ul><li>Anthony Sterling ( @AnthonySterling ) </li></ul><ul><li>Full Time: IT Manager for UK Operations for Draka Holdings BV. </li></ul><ul><li>Part Time: Freelance PHP Developer for the last 6 years. </li></ul><ul><li>Library development, systems integration, API creation/consumption. </li></ul><ul><li>Apparently, daft enough to be the one to help kick start @PHPNE ! </li></ul>
  3. 3. So, what is a User Group? <ul><li>Wikipedia: A ‘User Group’ is a type of club focused on the use of a particular technology, usually (but not always) computer-related. </li></ul><ul><li>A place to meet similar minded people </li></ul><ul><li>A focal point to find someone passionate about what they/you do </li></ul><ul><li>An opportunity to be trained, for free , by your counterparts. </li></ul><ul><li>Yet another reason to have more beer. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Are we alone?
  5. 5. Other (UK) PHP User Groups <ul><li>PHP North-West ( PHPNW ) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://phpnw.org.uk </li></ul></ul><ul><li>PHP South-West ( PHPSW ) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://groups.google.com/group/phpsw </li></ul></ul><ul><li>PHP London ( PHPLondon ) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.phplondon.org </li></ul></ul><ul><li>PHP West-Midlands ( PHPWM ) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.phpwm.org </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Leeds PHP ( LeedsPHP ) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://leedsphp.org </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. So, what’s the plan?
  7. 7. The Plan ® <ul><li>We meet once a month, every 3 rd Tuesday at 6pm – here at The Town Wall Pub . </li></ul><ul><li>At each event, a nominated/elected speaker will give a, PHP related, 30-40 minute talk of their choosing. </li></ul><ul><li>Simple huh?! </li></ul>
  8. 8. Things we need <ul><li>A Website for http://phpne.org.uk </li></ul><ul><li>A Google Group set up. </li></ul><ul><li>EventBrite maintained. </li></ul><ul><li>Community coverage; Twitter, Facebook et al. </li></ul><ul><li>Sponsors! </li></ul><ul><li>Someone to speak next month... </li></ul>
  9. 9. Thank you!

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