Colin DeCarlo and I have been working on a PHP users group for South Western Ontario for a while and we’re pleased to announce the first meeting of the Guelph PHP Users Group. The group will be meeting on the last Wednesday of every month, starting on September 28th, at the offices of Well.ca at 919 York Rd, Guelph, ON N1E 6Y9 from 7.30pm-10pm. For the first meeting Ilia Alshanetsky, chief software architect for Advanced Internet Designs Inc, will be talking about ‘Hidden Features of PHP’. For the second meeting Tony Thompson, Director of Technology for MRX will be talking about the Varnish web application accelerator. We’re looking for speakers for other meetings so please get in touch if you have anything you’d like to speak about.
We’re hoping to have a discussion at the first meeting about the format people would like the meetings to take and what they would like to get out of it. We’re also hoping to have an ‘open mic’ event at each meeting where people can get up and talk about any programming problems or issues they’re having or to simply ask for feedback on a site they’re working on. There will also be plenty of time for socialising.
A big thank you goes out to our sponsors, Well.ca, for providing the venue and other support for the event. Drop us a line if you have any ideas or questions for the group and if you want to attend let us know by registering on Guestlistapp. Hope to see as many of you as possible on September 28th!