Re: PHP User Group help

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November 9, 2017 01:44 cal@calevans.com (Cal Evans)
Hi Brian!

CONGRATULATIONS!

Ok, first things first, join the PHP User Group Leaders <
ug-admins@lists.php.net> mailing list. introduce yourself . This list is an
invaluable resource for UG leaders.

Ok, as for RW. I don't know of any Zend people in CO. but let me check and
I'll get back with you.

Cheers!
=C=

On Tue, Nov 7, 2017 at 3:32 PM, Brian Johnson <bwjohnson@gmail.com> wrote:

> Hello. We met briefly after your "Culture of Respect" talk at this year's > Zendcon. I asked for some advice regarding speaking at conferences, and you > suggested starting at my local user group. > > Well, I came home to find there was no active PHP user group in my area. > So, I decided to start one (https://www.meetup.com/PeakPHP/). I'm writing > to you today because I (and the user group I'm starting) are based in > Colorado Springs, CO. I know that Rogue Wave has a presence in the Denver > area, a relatively short drive away. I wonder if you might be able to point > me in the direction of some Denver-area Rogue Wave / Zend people who might > be appropriate presenters at a PHP user group, and also might be willing to > make the trip to Colorado Springs for one of our meetings. > > Thank you in advance for any help you may be able to provide. > > Brian Johnson > brian@peakphp.org >
-- *Culture of Respect <http://bit.ly/1tOIyjG>* How to find, hire, and retain developers
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November 9, 2017 02:07 eric@diegodev.com (Eric Van Johnson)
Brian -

Yes to echo Cal's advice join the mailing list.

Thomas Rideout (@realrideout on twitter) is a co-host of mine on PHPUgly.
He lives in Colorado Springs and will be very excited to hear this and I am
sure would be more than willing to do a talk or to. Thomas helped me run
San Diego PHP and San Diego Laravel User Groups before moving. I won't over
commit him but he might be a great resource. I will ping him. Let me know
if you start up a Meetup Page or something we can start pointing people to.


-- 
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On Wed, Nov 8, 2017 at 5:45 PM Cal Evans <cal@calevans.com> wrote:

> Hi Brian! > > CONGRATULATIONS! > > Ok, first things first, join the PHP User Group Leaders < > ug-admins@lists.php.net> mailing list. introduce yourself . This list is > an > invaluable resource for UG leaders. > > Ok, as for RW. I don't know of any Zend people in CO. but let me check and > I'll get back with you. > > Cheers! > =C= > > On Tue, Nov 7, 2017 at 3:32 PM, Brian Johnson <bwjohnson@gmail.com> wrote: > > > Hello. We met briefly after your "Culture of Respect" talk at this year's > > Zendcon. I asked for some advice regarding speaking at conferences, and > you > > suggested starting at my local user group. > > > > Well, I came home to find there was no active PHP user group in my area. > > So, I decided to start one (https://www.meetup.com/PeakPHP/). I'm > writing > > to you today because I (and the user group I'm starting) are based in > > Colorado Springs, CO. I know that Rogue Wave has a presence in the Denver > > area, a relatively short drive away. I wonder if you might be able to > point > > me in the direction of some Denver-area Rogue Wave / Zend people who > might > > be appropriate presenters at a PHP user group, and also might be willing > to > > make the trip to Colorado Springs for one of our meetings. > > > > Thank you in advance for any help you may be able to provide. > > > > Brian Johnson > > brian@peakphp.org > > > > > > -- > *Culture of Respect <http://bit.ly/1tOIyjG>* > How to find, hire, and retain developers > --
Eric Van Johnson CTO > DiegoDev Group, LLC skype: ericvanjohnson web: www.diegodev.com *No trees were killed in sending this message, but a large number of electrons were terribly inconvenienced*. The information contained in this email communication may be confidential and legally privileged. This email is for the sole use of the intended recipient(s). If you are not the intended recipient please do not read the information contained herein. If you have received this email in error, please contact the sender by reply email and destroy all copies of the original message.
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November 9, 2017 02:50 bwjohnson@gmail.com (Brian Johnson)
Eric & Cal,

Thanks for the welcome. I had already joined the listserv, but it hadn't
occurred to me to send an introduction email. Since I see you guys have
copied this list on this email chain, I'll do that now:

Hi, I'm Brian Johnson. I live in Colorado Springs, CO. And, I recently
decided to start a PHP user group here, despite having no idea what I'm
doing. The user group does indeed have a meetup page:
https://www.meetup.com/PeakPHP

I scheduled the first meetup for Dec 13, and set some recurring meetings
for the second Weds of each month.

Eric - thanks for the tip regarding Thomas Rideout. I'm definitely excited
to learn there's someone w/ some experience in the neighborhood.

--Brian
brian@peakphp.org

On Wed, Nov 8, 2017 at 7:07 PM Eric Van Johnson <eric@diegodev.com> wrote:

> > Brian - > > Yes to echo Cal's advice join the mailing list. > > Thomas Rideout (@realrideout on twitter) is a co-host of mine on PHPUgly. > He lives in Colorado Springs and will be very excited to hear this and I am > sure would be more than willing to do a talk or to. Thomas helped me run > San Diego PHP and San Diego Laravel User Groups before moving. I won't over > commit him but he might be a great resource. I will ping him. Let me know > if you start up a Meetup Page or something we can start pointing people to. > > > -- > Eric Van Johnson > CTO > DiegoDev Group, LLC > > phone: (858) 451-4556 ext. 404 <(858)%20451-4556> > skype: ericvanjohnson > web: www.diegodev.com > > *No trees were killed in sending this message, but a large number of > electrons were terribly inconvenienced*. > The information contained in this email communication may be confidential > and legally privileged. This email is for the sole use of the intended > recipient(s). If you are not the intended recipient please do not read the > information contained herein. If you have received this email in error, > please contact the sender by reply email and destroy all copies of the > original message. > > > On Wed, Nov 8, 2017 at 5:45 PM Cal Evans <cal@calevans.com> wrote: > >> Hi Brian! >> >> CONGRATULATIONS! >> >> Ok, first things first, join the PHP User Group Leaders < >> ug-admins@lists.php.net> mailing list. introduce yourself . This list is >> an >> invaluable resource for UG leaders. >> >> Ok, as for RW. I don't know of any Zend people in CO. but let me check and >> I'll get back with you. >> >> Cheers! >> =C= >> >> On Tue, Nov 7, 2017 at 3:32 PM, Brian Johnson <bwjohnson@gmail.com> >> wrote: >> >> > Hello. We met briefly after your "Culture of Respect" talk at this >> year's >> > Zendcon. I asked for some advice regarding speaking at conferences, and >> you >> > suggested starting at my local user group. >> > >> > Well, I came home to find there was no active PHP user group in my area. >> > So, I decided to start one (https://www.meetup.com/PeakPHP/). I'm >> writing >> > to you today because I (and the user group I'm starting) are based in >> > Colorado Springs, CO. I know that Rogue Wave has a presence in the >> Denver >> > area, a relatively short drive away. I wonder if you might be able to >> point >> > me in the direction of some Denver-area Rogue Wave / Zend people who >> might >> > be appropriate presenters at a PHP user group, and also might be >> willing to >> > make the trip to Colorado Springs for one of our meetings. >> > >> > Thank you in advance for any help you may be able to provide. >> > >> > Brian Johnson >> > brian@peakphp.org >> > >> >> >> >> -- >> > *Culture of Respect <http://bit.ly/1tOIyjG>* > > >> How to find, hire, and retain developers >> > -- > > Eric Van Johnson > CTO > DiegoDev Group, LLC > skype: ericvanjohnson > web: www.diegodev.com > > *No trees were killed in sending this message, but a large number of > electrons were terribly inconvenienced*. > The information contained in this email communication may be confidential > and legally privileged. This email is for the sole use of the intended > recipient(s). If you are not the intended recipient please do not read the > information contained herein. If you have received this email in error, > please contact the sender by reply email and destroy all copies of the > original message. > >
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November 9, 2017 03:21 brianm@dealnews.com (Brian Moon)
Hi Brian,

The best piece of advice I can give you is to figure out the format that works best for your group. I spend my time in two cities. In Huntsville, AL, we tried evening meetups and had a poor turn out. Today, my company hosted a lunch for over 30 people to hear one of our engineers talk about how we use Docker. 

In Birmingham, lunch meetups don't work as well because of the bigger city sprawl. Our best meetups are in the evenings when people can converge in one place. They are often very casual and while only 5 or 10 people may show up, it's often a different mix every time.

Figure out what works for your group and things will take off.

Brian.

> On Nov 8, 2017, at 20:50, Brian Johnson <bwjohnson@gmail.com> wrote: > > Eric & Cal, > > Thanks for the welcome. I had already joined the listserv, but it hadn't > occurred to me to send an introduction email. Since I see you guys have > copied this list on this email chain, I'll do that now: > > Hi, I'm Brian Johnson. I live in Colorado Springs, CO. And, I recently > decided to start a PHP user group here, despite having no idea what I'm > doing. The user group does indeed have a meetup page: > https://www.meetup.com/PeakPHP > > I scheduled the first meetup for Dec 13, and set some recurring meetings > for the second Weds of each month. > > Eric - thanks for the tip regarding Thomas Rideout. I'm definitely excited > to learn there's someone w/ some experience in the neighborhood. > > --Brian > brian@peakphp.org > >> On Wed, Nov 8, 2017 at 7:07 PM Eric Van Johnson <eric@diegodev.com> wrote: >> >> >> Brian - >> >> Yes to echo Cal's advice join the mailing list. >> >> Thomas Rideout (@realrideout on twitter) is a co-host of mine on PHPUgly. >> He lives in Colorado Springs and will be very excited to hear this and I am >> sure would be more than willing to do a talk or to. Thomas helped me run >> San Diego PHP and San Diego Laravel User Groups before moving. I won't over >> commit him but he might be a great resource. I will ping him. Let me know >> if you start up a Meetup Page or something we can start pointing people to. >> >> >> -- >> Eric Van Johnson >> CTO > DiegoDev Group, LLC >> >> phone: (858) 451-4556 ext. 404 <(858)%20451-4556> >> skype: ericvanjohnson >> web: www.diegodev.com >> >> *No trees were killed in sending this message, but a large number of >> electrons were terribly inconvenienced*. >> The information contained in this email communication may be confidential >> and legally privileged. This email is for the sole use of the intended >> recipient(s). If you are not the intended recipient please do not read the >> information contained herein. If you have received this email in error, >> please contact the sender by reply email and destroy all copies of the >> original message. >> >> >>> On Wed, Nov 8, 2017 at 5:45 PM Cal Evans <cal@calevans.com> wrote: >>> >>> Hi Brian! >>> >>> CONGRATULATIONS! >>> >>> Ok, first things first, join the PHP User Group Leaders < >>> ug-admins@lists.php.net> mailing list. introduce yourself . This list is >>> an >>> invaluable resource for UG leaders. >>> >>> Ok, as for RW. I don't know of any Zend people in CO. but let me check and >>> I'll get back with you. >>> >>> Cheers! >>> =C= >>> >>> On Tue, Nov 7, 2017 at 3:32 PM, Brian Johnson <bwjohnson@gmail.com> >>> wrote: >>> >>>> Hello. We met briefly after your "Culture of Respect" talk at this >>> year's >>>> Zendcon. I asked for some advice regarding speaking at conferences, and >>> you >>>> suggested starting at my local user group. >>>> >>>> Well, I came home to find there was no active PHP user group in my area.. >>>> So, I decided to start one (https://www.meetup.com/PeakPHP/). I'm >>> writing >>>> to you today because I (and the user group I'm starting) are based in >>>> Colorado Springs, CO. I know that Rogue Wave has a presence in the >>> Denver >>>> area, a relatively short drive away. I wonder if you might be able to >>> point >>>> me in the direction of some Denver-area Rogue Wave / Zend people who >>> might >>>> be appropriate presenters at a PHP user group, and also might be >>> willing to >>>> make the trip to Colorado Springs for one of our meetings. >>>> >>>> Thank you in advance for any help you may be able to provide. >>>> >>>> Brian Johnson >>>> brian@peakphp.org >>>> >>> >>> >>> >>> -- >>> >> *Culture of Respect <http://bit.ly/1tOIyjG>* >> >> >>> How to find, hire, and retain developers >>> >> -- >> >> Eric Van Johnson >> CTO > DiegoDev Group, LLC >> skype: ericvanjohnson >> web: www.diegodev.com >> >> *No trees were killed in sending this message, but a large number of >> electrons were terribly inconvenienced*. >> The information contained in this email communication may be confidential >> and legally privileged. This email is for the sole use of the intended >> recipient(s). If you are not the intended recipient please do not read the >> information contained herein. If you have received this email in error, >> please contact the sender by reply email and destroy all copies of the >> original message. >> >>
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November 9, 2017 04:09 alex.finnarn@gmail.com (Alex Finnarn)
Hello All,

I'm gonna hijack this email chain to introduce myself in a somewhat
decently relevant way. I'm Alex Finnarn, and I currently live in Boulder,
CO working mainly on PHP-related projects. I too was a sad panda about not
having a local PHP user's group to attend in my neck of the woods, and so I
was going to try and start the same type of thing you are doing now. The
Drupal meetups that still go on in Denver and maybe Colorado Springs
(Boulder Drupal sadly died :() have a lot of PHP-based topics, and you
might get some crossover there or at least mailing lists.There was also a
Front Range PHP Users meetup that died out. I'd like to talk to you about
your organizing ideas in another email thread that I'll follow up with
shortly. Nice to virtually meet you fellas, and I look forward to any
future exchanges I get into on here.

-Alex

On Wed, Nov 8, 2017 at 8:21 PM, Brian Moon <brianm@dealnews.com> wrote:

> Hi Brian, > > The best piece of advice I can give you is to figure out the format that > works best for your group. I spend my time in two cities. In Huntsville, > AL, we tried evening meetups and had a poor turn out. Today, my company > hosted a lunch for over 30 people to hear one of our engineers talk about > how we use Docker. > > In Birmingham, lunch meetups don't work as well because of the bigger city > sprawl. Our best meetups are in the evenings when people can converge in > one place. They are often very casual and while only 5 or 10 people may > show up, it's often a different mix every time. > > Figure out what works for your group and things will take off. > > Brian. > > > On Nov 8, 2017, at 20:50, Brian Johnson <bwjohnson@gmail.com> wrote: > > > > Eric & Cal, > > > > Thanks for the welcome. I had already joined the listserv, but it hadn't > > occurred to me to send an introduction email. Since I see you guys have > > copied this list on this email chain, I'll do that now: > > > > Hi, I'm Brian Johnson. I live in Colorado Springs, CO. And, I recently > > decided to start a PHP user group here, despite having no idea what I'm > > doing. The user group does indeed have a meetup page: > > https://www.meetup.com/PeakPHP > > > > I scheduled the first meetup for Dec 13, and set some recurring meetings > > for the second Weds of each month. > > > > Eric - thanks for the tip regarding Thomas Rideout. I'm definitely > excited > > to learn there's someone w/ some experience in the neighborhood. > > > > --Brian > > brian@peakphp.org > > > >> On Wed, Nov 8, 2017 at 7:07 PM Eric Van Johnson <eric@diegodev.com> > wrote: > >> > >> > >> Brian - > >> > >> Yes to echo Cal's advice join the mailing list. > >> > >> Thomas Rideout (@realrideout on twitter) is a co-host of mine on > PHPUgly. > >> He lives in Colorado Springs and will be very excited to hear this and > I am > >> sure would be more than willing to do a talk or to. Thomas helped me run > >> San Diego PHP and San Diego Laravel User Groups before moving. I won't > over > >> commit him but he might be a great resource. I will ping him. Let me > know > >> if you start up a Meetup Page or something we can start pointing people > to. > >> > >> > >> -- > >> Eric Van Johnson > >> CTO > DiegoDev Group, LLC > >> > >> phone: (858) 451-4556 ext. 404 <(858)%20451-4556> > >> skype: ericvanjohnson > >> web: www.diegodev.com > >> > >> *No trees were killed in sending this message, but a large number of > >> electrons were terribly inconvenienced*. > >> The information contained in this email communication may be > confidential > >> and legally privileged. This email is for the sole use of the intended > >> recipient(s). If you are not the intended recipient please do not read > the > >> information contained herein. If you have received this email in error, > >> please contact the sender by reply email and destroy all copies of the > >> original message. > >> > >> > >>> On Wed, Nov 8, 2017 at 5:45 PM Cal Evans <cal@calevans.com> wrote: > >>> > >>> Hi Brian! > >>> > >>> CONGRATULATIONS! > >>> > >>> Ok, first things first, join the PHP User Group Leaders < > >>> ug-admins@lists.php.net> mailing list. introduce yourself . This list > is > >>> an > >>> invaluable resource for UG leaders. > >>> > >>> Ok, as for RW. I don't know of any Zend people in CO. but let me check > and > >>> I'll get back with you. > >>> > >>> Cheers! > >>> =C= > >>> > >>> On Tue, Nov 7, 2017 at 3:32 PM, Brian Johnson <bwjohnson@gmail.com> > >>> wrote: > >>> > >>>> Hello. We met briefly after your "Culture of Respect" talk at this > >>> year's > >>>> Zendcon. I asked for some advice regarding speaking at conferences, > and > >>> you > >>>> suggested starting at my local user group. > >>>> > >>>> Well, I came home to find there was no active PHP user group in my > area. > >>>> So, I decided to start one (https://www.meetup.com/PeakPHP/). I'm > >>> writing > >>>> to you today because I (and the user group I'm starting) are based in > >>>> Colorado Springs, CO. I know that Rogue Wave has a presence in the > >>> Denver > >>>> area, a relatively short drive away. I wonder if you might be able to > >>> point > >>>> me in the direction of some Denver-area Rogue Wave / Zend people who > >>> might > >>>> be appropriate presenters at a PHP user group, and also might be > >>> willing to > >>>> make the trip to Colorado Springs for one of our meetings. > >>>> > >>>> Thank you in advance for any help you may be able to provide. > >>>> > >>>> Brian Johnson > >>>> brian@peakphp.org > >>>> > >>> > >>> > >>> > >>> -- > >>> > >> *Culture of Respect <http://bit.ly/1tOIyjG>* > >> > >> > >>> How to find, hire, and retain developers > >>> > >> -- > >> > >> Eric Van Johnson > >> CTO > DiegoDev Group, LLC > >> skype: ericvanjohnson > >> web: www.diegodev.com > >> > >> *No trees were killed in sending this message, but a large number of > >> electrons were terribly inconvenienced*. > >> The information contained in this email communication may be > confidential > >> and legally privileged. This email is for the sole use of the intended > >> recipient(s). If you are not the intended recipient please do not read > the > >> information contained herein. If you have received this email in error, > >> please contact the sender by reply email and destroy all copies of the > >> original message. > >> > >> > > -- > Usergroup Coordination Mailing List (http://ug.php.net) > To unsubscribe, visit: http://www.php.net/unsub.php > >
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November 9, 2017 10:35 akalongman@gmail.com (Avtandil Kikabidze)
Hi all

I am Avtandil Kikabidze. I live in Tbilisi, Georgia (small country in
Europe :)). I am an active PHP developer. More details about me you can see
at https://longman.me/en/cv

I decided to start a PHP user group here, but I have no idea how to start.




On Thu, Nov 9, 2017 at 8:09 AM, Alex Finnarn finnarn@gmail.com> wrote:

> Hello All, > > I'm gonna hijack this email chain to introduce myself in a somewhat > decently relevant way. I'm Alex Finnarn, and I currently live in Boulder, > CO working mainly on PHP-related projects. I too was a sad panda about not > having a local PHP user's group to attend in my neck of the woods, and so I > was going to try and start the same type of thing you are doing now. The > Drupal meetups that still go on in Denver and maybe Colorado Springs > (Boulder Drupal sadly died :() have a lot of PHP-based topics, and you > might get some crossover there or at least mailing lists.There was also a > Front Range PHP Users meetup that died out. I'd like to talk to you about > your organizing ideas in another email thread that I'll follow up with > shortly. Nice to virtually meet you fellas, and I look forward to any > future exchanges I get into on here. > > -Alex > > On Wed, Nov 8, 2017 at 8:21 PM, Brian Moon <brianm@dealnews.com> wrote: > > > Hi Brian, > > > > The best piece of advice I can give you is to figure out the format that > > works best for your group. I spend my time in two cities. In Huntsville, > > AL, we tried evening meetups and had a poor turn out. Today, my company > > hosted a lunch for over 30 people to hear one of our engineers talk about > > how we use Docker. > > > > In Birmingham, lunch meetups don't work as well because of the bigger > city > > sprawl. Our best meetups are in the evenings when people can converge in > > one place. They are often very casual and while only 5 or 10 people may > > show up, it's often a different mix every time. > > > > Figure out what works for your group and things will take off. > > > > Brian. > > > > > On Nov 8, 2017, at 20:50, Brian Johnson <bwjohnson@gmail.com> wrote: > > > > > > Eric & Cal, > > > > > > Thanks for the welcome. I had already joined the listserv, but it > hadn't > > > occurred to me to send an introduction email. Since I see you guys have > > > copied this list on this email chain, I'll do that now: > > > > > > Hi, I'm Brian Johnson. I live in Colorado Springs, CO. And, I recently > > > decided to start a PHP user group here, despite having no idea what I'm > > > doing. The user group does indeed have a meetup page: > > > https://www.meetup.com/PeakPHP > > > > > > I scheduled the first meetup for Dec 13, and set some recurring > meetings > > > for the second Weds of each month. > > > > > > Eric - thanks for the tip regarding Thomas Rideout. I'm definitely > > excited > > > to learn there's someone w/ some experience in the neighborhood. > > > > > > --Brian > > > brian@peakphp.org > > > > > >> On Wed, Nov 8, 2017 at 7:07 PM Eric Van Johnson <eric@diegodev.com> > > wrote: > > >> > > >> > > >> Brian - > > >> > > >> Yes to echo Cal's advice join the mailing list. > > >> > > >> Thomas Rideout (@realrideout on twitter) is a co-host of mine on > > PHPUgly. > > >> He lives in Colorado Springs and will be very excited to hear this and > > I am > > >> sure would be more than willing to do a talk or to. Thomas helped me > run > > >> San Diego PHP and San Diego Laravel User Groups before moving. I won't > > over > > >> commit him but he might be a great resource. I will ping him. Let me > > know > > >> if you start up a Meetup Page or something we can start pointing > people > > to. > > >> > > >> > > >> -- > > >> Eric Van Johnson > > >> CTO > DiegoDev Group, LLC > > >> > > >> phone: (858) 451-4556 ext. 404 <(858)%20451-4556> > > >> skype: ericvanjohnson > > >> web: www.diegodev.com > > >> > > >> *No trees were killed in sending this message, but a large number of > > >> electrons were terribly inconvenienced*. > > >> The information contained in this email communication may be > > confidential > > >> and legally privileged. This email is for the sole use of the intended > > >> recipient(s). If you are not the intended recipient please do not read > > the > > >> information contained herein. If you have received this email in > error, > > >> please contact the sender by reply email and destroy all copies of the > > >> original message. > > >> > > >> > > >>> On Wed, Nov 8, 2017 at 5:45 PM Cal Evans <cal@calevans.com> wrote: > > >>> > > >>> Hi Brian! > > >>> > > >>> CONGRATULATIONS! > > >>> > > >>> Ok, first things first, join the PHP User Group Leaders < > > >>> ug-admins@lists.php.net> mailing list. introduce yourself . This > list > > is > > >>> an > > >>> invaluable resource for UG leaders. > > >>> > > >>> Ok, as for RW. I don't know of any Zend people in CO. but let me > check > > and > > >>> I'll get back with you. > > >>> > > >>> Cheers! > > >>> =C= > > >>> > > >>> On Tue, Nov 7, 2017 at 3:32 PM, Brian Johnson <bwjohnson@gmail.com> > > >>> wrote: > > >>> > > >>>> Hello. We met briefly after your "Culture of Respect" talk at this > > >>> year's > > >>>> Zendcon. I asked for some advice regarding speaking at conferences, > > and > > >>> you > > >>>> suggested starting at my local user group. > > >>>> > > >>>> Well, I came home to find there was no active PHP user group in my > > area. > > >>>> So, I decided to start one (https://www.meetup.com/PeakPHP/). I'm > > >>> writing > > >>>> to you today because I (and the user group I'm starting) are based > in > > >>>> Colorado Springs, CO. I know that Rogue Wave has a presence in the > > >>> Denver > > >>>> area, a relatively short drive away. I wonder if you might be able > to > > >>> point > > >>>> me in the direction of some Denver-area Rogue Wave / Zend people who > > >>> might > > >>>> be appropriate presenters at a PHP user group, and also might be > > >>> willing to > > >>>> make the trip to Colorado Springs for one of our meetings. > > >>>> > > >>>> Thank you in advance for any help you may be able to provide. > > >>>> > > >>>> Brian Johnson > > >>>> brian@peakphp.org > > >>>> > > >>> > > >>> > > >>> > > >>> -- > > >>> > > >> *Culture of Respect <http://bit.ly/1tOIyjG>* > > >> > > >> > > >>> How to find, hire, and retain developers > > >>> > > >> -- > > >> > > >> Eric Van Johnson > > >> CTO > DiegoDev Group, LLC > > >> skype: ericvanjohnson > > >> web: www.diegodev.com > > >> > > >> *No trees were killed in sending this message, but a large number of > > >> electrons were terribly inconvenienced*. > > >> The information contained in this email communication may be > > confidential > > >> and legally privileged. This email is for the sole use of the intended > > >> recipient(s). If you are not the intended recipient please do not read > > the > > >> information contained herein. If you have received this email in > error, > > >> please contact the sender by reply email and destroy all copies of the > > >> original message. > > >> > > >> > > > > -- > > Usergroup Coordination Mailing List (http://ug.php.net) > > To unsubscribe, visit: http://www.php.net/unsub.php > > > > >
-- Regards, *Avtandil Kikabidze* aka LONGMAN Web: https://longman.me E-mail: akalongman@gmail.com Mob: (+995) 593464950
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November 9, 2017 16:17 alex.finnarn@gmail.com (Alex Finnarn)
Someone mentioned https://nomadphp.com/ to me, so maybe joining one of
those meetings and connecting via chat with people would help? I was super
surprised to see talk of Colorado immediately after joining this listserv,
and maybe you'll find someone right next to you in Georgia trying to do the
same thing via a chat or email.

On Thu, Nov 9, 2017 at 10:35 AM, Avtandil Kikabidze <akalongman@gmail.com>
wrote:

> Hi all > > I am Avtandil Kikabidze. I live in Tbilisi, Georgia (small country in > Europe :)). I am an active PHP developer. More details about me you can see > at https://longman.me/en/cv > > I decided to start a PHP user group here, but I have no idea how to start. > > > > > On Thu, Nov 9, 2017 at 8:09 AM, Alex Finnarn finnarn@gmail.com> > wrote: > > > Hello All, > > > > I'm gonna hijack this email chain to introduce myself in a somewhat > > decently relevant way. I'm Alex Finnarn, and I currently live in Boulder, > > CO working mainly on PHP-related projects. I too was a sad panda about > not > > having a local PHP user's group to attend in my neck of the woods, and > so I > > was going to try and start the same type of thing you are doing now. The > > Drupal meetups that still go on in Denver and maybe Colorado Springs > > (Boulder Drupal sadly died :() have a lot of PHP-based topics, and you > > might get some crossover there or at least mailing lists.There was also a > > Front Range PHP Users meetup that died out. I'd like to talk to you about > > your organizing ideas in another email thread that I'll follow up with > > shortly. Nice to virtually meet you fellas, and I look forward to any > > future exchanges I get into on here. > > > > -Alex > > > > On Wed, Nov 8, 2017 at 8:21 PM, Brian Moon <brianm@dealnews.com> wrote: > > > > > Hi Brian, > > > > > > The best piece of advice I can give you is to figure out the format > that > > > works best for your group. I spend my time in two cities. In > Huntsville, > > > AL, we tried evening meetups and had a poor turn out. Today, my company > > > hosted a lunch for over 30 people to hear one of our engineers talk > about > > > how we use Docker. > > > > > > In Birmingham, lunch meetups don't work as well because of the bigger > > city > > > sprawl. Our best meetups are in the evenings when people can converge > in > > > one place. They are often very casual and while only 5 or 10 people may > > > show up, it's often a different mix every time. > > > > > > Figure out what works for your group and things will take off. > > > > > > Brian. > > > > > > > On Nov 8, 2017, at 20:50, Brian Johnson <bwjohnson@gmail.com> wrote: > > > > > > > > Eric & Cal, > > > > > > > > Thanks for the welcome. I had already joined the listserv, but it > > hadn't > > > > occurred to me to send an introduction email. Since I see you guys > have > > > > copied this list on this email chain, I'll do that now: > > > > > > > > Hi, I'm Brian Johnson. I live in Colorado Springs, CO. And, I > recently > > > > decided to start a PHP user group here, despite having no idea what > I'm > > > > doing. The user group does indeed have a meetup page: > > > > https://www.meetup.com/PeakPHP > > > > > > > > I scheduled the first meetup for Dec 13, and set some recurring > > meetings > > > > for the second Weds of each month. > > > > > > > > Eric - thanks for the tip regarding Thomas Rideout. I'm definitely > > > excited > > > > to learn there's someone w/ some experience in the neighborhood. > > > > > > > > --Brian > > > > brian@peakphp.org > > > > > > > >> On Wed, Nov 8, 2017 at 7:07 PM Eric Van Johnson <eric@diegodev.com> > > > wrote: > > > >> > > > >> > > > >> Brian - > > > >> > > > >> Yes to echo Cal's advice join the mailing list. > > > >> > > > >> Thomas Rideout (@realrideout on twitter) is a co-host of mine on > > > PHPUgly. > > > >> He lives in Colorado Springs and will be very excited to hear this > and > > > I am > > > >> sure would be more than willing to do a talk or to. Thomas helped me > > run > > > >> San Diego PHP and San Diego Laravel User Groups before moving. I > won't > > > over > > > >> commit him but he might be a great resource. I will ping him. Let me > > > know > > > >> if you start up a Meetup Page or something we can start pointing > > people > > > to. > > > >> > > > >> > > > >> -- > > > >> Eric Van Johnson > > > >> CTO > DiegoDev Group, LLC > > > >> > > > >> phone: (858) 451-4556 ext. 404 <(858)%20451-4556> > > > >> skype: ericvanjohnson > > > >> web: www.diegodev.com > > > >> > > > >> *No trees were killed in sending this message, but a large number of > > > >> electrons were terribly inconvenienced*. > > > >> The information contained in this email communication may be > > > confidential > > > >> and legally privileged. This email is for the sole use of the > intended > > > >> recipient(s). If you are not the intended recipient please do not > read > > > the > > > >> information contained herein. If you have received this email in > > error, > > > >> please contact the sender by reply email and destroy all copies of > the > > > >> original message. > > > >> > > > >> > > > >>> On Wed, Nov 8, 2017 at 5:45 PM Cal Evans <cal@calevans.com> wrote: > > > >>> > > > >>> Hi Brian! > > > >>> > > > >>> CONGRATULATIONS! > > > >>> > > > >>> Ok, first things first, join the PHP User Group Leaders < > > > >>> ug-admins@lists.php.net> mailing list. introduce yourself . This > > list > > > is > > > >>> an > > > >>> invaluable resource for UG leaders. > > > >>> > > > >>> Ok, as for RW. I don't know of any Zend people in CO. but let me > > check > > > and > > > >>> I'll get back with you. > > > >>> > > > >>> Cheers! > > > >>> =C= > > > >>> > > > >>> On Tue, Nov 7, 2017 at 3:32 PM, Brian Johnson <bwjohnson@gmail.com > > > > > >>> wrote: > > > >>> > > > >>>> Hello. We met briefly after your "Culture of Respect" talk at this > > > >>> year's > > > >>>> Zendcon. I asked for some advice regarding speaking at > conferences, > > > and > > > >>> you > > > >>>> suggested starting at my local user group. > > > >>>> > > > >>>> Well, I came home to find there was no active PHP user group in my > > > area. > > > >>>> So, I decided to start one (https://www.meetup.com/PeakPHP/). I'm > > > >>> writing > > > >>>> to you today because I (and the user group I'm starting) are based > > in > > > >>>> Colorado Springs, CO. I know that Rogue Wave has a presence in the > > > >>> Denver > > > >>>> area, a relatively short drive away. I wonder if you might be able > > to > > > >>> point > > > >>>> me in the direction of some Denver-area Rogue Wave / Zend people > who > > > >>> might > > > >>>> be appropriate presenters at a PHP user group, and also might be > > > >>> willing to > > > >>>> make the trip to Colorado Springs for one of our meetings. > > > >>>> > > > >>>> Thank you in advance for any help you may be able to provide. > > > >>>> > > > >>>> Brian Johnson > > > >>>> brian@peakphp.org > > > >>>> > > > >>> > > > >>> > > > >>> > > > >>> -- > > > >>> > > > >> *Culture of Respect <http://bit.ly/1tOIyjG>* > > > >> > > > >> > > > >>> How to find, hire, and retain developers > > > >>> > > > >> -- > > > >> > > > >> Eric Van Johnson > > > >> CTO > DiegoDev Group, LLC > > > >> skype: ericvanjohnson > > > >> web: www.diegodev.com > > > >> > > > >> *No trees were killed in sending this message, but a large number of > > > >> electrons were terribly inconvenienced*. > > > >> The information contained in this email communication may be > > > confidential > > > >> and legally privileged. This email is for the sole use of the > intended > > > >> recipient(s). If you are not the intended recipient please do not > read > > > the > > > >> information contained herein. If you have received this email in > > error, > > > >> please contact the sender by reply email and destroy all copies of > the > > > >> original message. > > > >> > > > >> > > > > > > -- > > > Usergroup Coordination Mailing List (http://ug.php.net) > > > To unsubscribe, visit: http://www.php.net/unsub.php > > > > > > > > > > > > -- > Regards, > > *Avtandil Kikabidze* > aka LONGMAN > > Web: https://longman.me > E-mail: akalongman@gmail.com > Mob: (+995) 593464950 >
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November 11, 2017 20:41 boyan.yordanov.dev@gmail.com (Boyan Yordanov)
So awesome to see new user groups starting in different parts of the world!

Ours just turned one year old. And I’ve had an amazing experience
organizing and leading it. Getting involved is the best decision in my
career so far! I hope you have a good experience too!

Even if it starts slow don’t give up. A few friends over a beer talking php
is enough in the beginning and it will grow naturally from there.
As other people already said, experiment with the time, the day, the
format. Also you can switch those from time to time.

Another thing is, if you want to start hosting talks you’ll have to speak
yourself, a lot. It can be scary if haven’t done it, but it’s worth it. You
lean a lot and people will get motivated to do it as well by seeing the
example.

Lastly to all organizers in the list thank you for what you’re doing for
your local community!

Boyan
PHP Varna (Varna, Bulgaria)
On Thu, 9 Nov 2017 at 18:17, Alex Finnarn finnarn@gmail.com> wrote:

> Someone mentioned https://nomadphp.com/ to me, so maybe joining one of > those meetings and connecting via chat with people would help? I was super > surprised to see talk of Colorado immediately after joining this listserv, > and maybe you'll find someone right next to you in Georgia trying to do the > same thing via a chat or email. > > On Thu, Nov 9, 2017 at 10:35 AM, Avtandil Kikabidze <akalongman@gmail.com> > wrote: > > > Hi all > > > > I am Avtandil Kikabidze. I live in Tbilisi, Georgia (small country in > > Europe :)). I am an active PHP developer. More details about me you can > see > > at https://longman.me/en/cv > > > > I decided to start a PHP user group here, but I have no idea how to > start. > > > > > > > > > > On Thu, Nov 9, 2017 at 8:09 AM, Alex Finnarn finnarn@gmail.com> > > wrote: > > > > > Hello All, > > > > > > I'm gonna hijack this email chain to introduce myself in a somewhat > > > decently relevant way. I'm Alex Finnarn, and I currently live in > Boulder, > > > CO working mainly on PHP-related projects. I too was a sad panda about > > not > > > having a local PHP user's group to attend in my neck of the woods, and > > so I > > > was going to try and start the same type of thing you are doing now. > The > > > Drupal meetups that still go on in Denver and maybe Colorado Springs > > > (Boulder Drupal sadly died :() have a lot of PHP-based topics, and you > > > might get some crossover there or at least mailing lists.There was > also a > > > Front Range PHP Users meetup that died out. I'd like to talk to you > about > > > your organizing ideas in another email thread that I'll follow up with > > > shortly. Nice to virtually meet you fellas, and I look forward to any > > > future exchanges I get into on here. > > > > > > -Alex > > > > > > On Wed, Nov 8, 2017 at 8:21 PM, Brian Moon <brianm@dealnews.com> > wrote: > > > > > > > Hi Brian, > > > > > > > > The best piece of advice I can give you is to figure out the format > > that > > > > works best for your group. I spend my time in two cities. In > > Huntsville, > > > > AL, we tried evening meetups and had a poor turn out. Today, my > company > > > > hosted a lunch for over 30 people to hear one of our engineers talk > > about > > > > how we use Docker. > > > > > > > > In Birmingham, lunch meetups don't work as well because of the bigger > > > city > > > > sprawl. Our best meetups are in the evenings when people can converge > > in > > > > one place. They are often very casual and while only 5 or 10 people > may > > > > show up, it's often a different mix every time. > > > > > > > > Figure out what works for your group and things will take off. > > > > > > > > Brian. > > > > > > > > > On Nov 8, 2017, at 20:50, Brian Johnson <bwjohnson@gmail.com> > wrote: > > > > > > > > > > Eric & Cal, > > > > > > > > > > Thanks for the welcome. I had already joined the listserv, but it > > > hadn't > > > > > occurred to me to send an introduction email. Since I see you guys > > have > > > > > copied this list on this email chain, I'll do that now: > > > > > > > > > > Hi, I'm Brian Johnson. I live in Colorado Springs, CO. And, I > > recently > > > > > decided to start a PHP user group here, despite having no idea what > > I'm > > > > > doing. The user group does indeed have a meetup page: > > > > > https://www.meetup.com/PeakPHP > > > > > > > > > > I scheduled the first meetup for Dec 13, and set some recurring > > > meetings > > > > > for the second Weds of each month. > > > > > > > > > > Eric - thanks for the tip regarding Thomas Rideout. I'm definitely > > > > excited > > > > > to learn there's someone w/ some experience in the neighborhood. > > > > > > > > > > --Brian > > > > > brian@peakphp.org > > > > > > > > > >> On Wed, Nov 8, 2017 at 7:07 PM Eric Van Johnson < > eric@diegodev.com> > > > > wrote: > > > > >> > > > > >> > > > > >> Brian - > > > > >> > > > > >> Yes to echo Cal's advice join the mailing list. > > > > >> > > > > >> Thomas Rideout (@realrideout on twitter) is a co-host of mine on > > > > PHPUgly. > > > > >> He lives in Colorado Springs and will be very excited to hear this > > and > > > > I am > > > > >> sure would be more than willing to do a talk or to. Thomas helped > me > > > run > > > > >> San Diego PHP and San Diego Laravel User Groups before moving. I > > won't > > > > over > > > > >> commit him but he might be a great resource. I will ping him. Let > me > > > > know > > > > >> if you start up a Meetup Page or something we can start pointing > > > people > > > > to. > > > > >> > > > > >> > > > > >> -- > > > > >> Eric Van Johnson > > > > >> CTO > DiegoDev Group, LLC > > > > >> > > > > >> phone: (858) 451-4556 ext. 404 <(858)%20451-4556> > > > > >> skype: ericvanjohnson > > > > >> web: www.diegodev.com > > > > >> > > > > >> *No trees were killed in sending this message, but a large number > of > > > > >> electrons were terribly inconvenienced*. > > > > >> The information contained in this email communication may be > > > > confidential > > > > >> and legally privileged. This email is for the sole use of the > > intended > > > > >> recipient(s). If you are not the intended recipient please do not > > read > > > > the > > > > >> information contained herein. If you have received this email in > > > error, > > > > >> please contact the sender by reply email and destroy all copies of > > the > > > > >> original message. > > > > >> > > > > >> > > > > >>> On Wed, Nov 8, 2017 at 5:45 PM Cal Evans <cal@calevans.com> > wrote: > > > > >>> > > > > >>> Hi Brian! > > > > >>> > > > > >>> CONGRATULATIONS! > > > > >>> > > > > >>> Ok, first things first, join the PHP User Group Leaders < > > > > >>> ug-admins@lists.php.net> mailing list. introduce yourself . This > > > list > > > > is > > > > >>> an > > > > >>> invaluable resource for UG leaders. > > > > >>> > > > > >>> Ok, as for RW. I don't know of any Zend people in CO. but let me > > > check > > > > and > > > > >>> I'll get back with you. > > > > >>> > > > > >>> Cheers! > > > > >>> =C= > > > > >>> > > > > >>> On Tue, Nov 7, 2017 at 3:32 PM, Brian Johnson < > bwjohnson@gmail.com > > > > > > > >>> wrote: > > > > >>> > > > > >>>> Hello. We met briefly after your "Culture of Respect" talk at > this > > > > >>> year's > > > > >>>> Zendcon. I asked for some advice regarding speaking at > > conferences, > > > > and > > > > >>> you > > > > >>>> suggested starting at my local user group. > > > > >>>> > > > > >>>> Well, I came home to find there was no active PHP user group in > my > > > > area. > > > > >>>> So, I decided to start one (https://www.meetup.com/PeakPHP/). > I'm > > > > >>> writing > > > > >>>> to you today because I (and the user group I'm starting) are > based > > > in > > > > >>>> Colorado Springs, CO. I know that Rogue Wave has a presence in > the > > > > >>> Denver > > > > >>>> area, a relatively short drive away. I wonder if you might be > able > > > to > > > > >>> point > > > > >>>> me in the direction of some Denver-area Rogue Wave / Zend people > > who > > > > >>> might > > > > >>>> be appropriate presenters at a PHP user group, and also might be > > > > >>> willing to > > > > >>>> make the trip to Colorado Springs for one of our meetings. > > > > >>>> > > > > >>>> Thank you in advance for any help you may be able to provide. > > > > >>>> > > > > >>>> Brian Johnson > > > > >>>> brian@peakphp.org > > > > >>>> > > > > >>> > > > > >>> > > > > >>> > > > > >>> -- > > > > >>> > > > > >> *Culture of Respect <http://bit.ly/1tOIyjG>* > > > > >> > > > > >> > > > > >>> How to find, hire, and retain developers > > > > >>> > > > > >> -- > > > > >> > > > > >> Eric Van Johnson > > > > >> CTO > DiegoDev Group, LLC > > > > >> skype: ericvanjohnson > > > > >> web: www.diegodev.com > > > > >> > > > > >> *No trees were killed in sending this message, but a large number > of > > > > >> electrons were terribly inconvenienced*. > > > > >> The information contained in this email communication may be > > > > confidential > > > > >> and legally privileged. This email is for the sole use of the > > intended > > > > >> recipient(s). If you are not the intended recipient please do not > > read > > > > the > > > > >> information contained herein. If you have received this email in > > > error, > > > > >> please contact the sender by reply email and destroy all copies of > > the > > > > >> original message. > > > > >> > > > > >> > > > > > > > > -- > > > > Usergroup Coordination Mailing List (http://ug.php.net) > > > > To unsubscribe, visit: http://www.php.net/unsub.php > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > -- > > Regards, > > > > *Avtandil Kikabidze* > > aka LONGMAN > > > > Web: https://longman.me > > E-mail: akalongman@gmail.com > > Mob: (+995) 593464950 > > > --
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