There are a few memebers on this group in the London (UK) area. Does anyone fancy an informal evening get together at a quiet pub?
The chances of me making it are very slim, but I'll try...
Oh dear, oh dear, oh dearOriginally Posted by hillsy
I'm poor as hell at the moment, but otherwise, I consider London a mighty fine meeting place, since I can get there from Sweden very cheaply.
Most definitely - there must be other PHP developers in London here? Shurely?
When did we start to bring languages into this? Were'nt we talking about an general type meeting?Originally Posted by JonR
Sorry, I saw the post in Advanced PHP and jumped to the wrong conclusion . Still, now I know to look at the breadcrumbs when a post's marked moved
Yes - does depend on teaching and meeting schedules though.
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Count me in, August next year.
But, I hope you guys could buy me the beer because I'm just 15.
Count me in for a Sitepoint London get-together (aka p*ss-up)!!
Sure! There'd be no problem with space - could easily sleep 6 people on my bedroom floor! And have plenty of space in the loung too (including sofabed)
I originally posted this in the advanced PHP forum. I was mainly thinking about trying to start a London PHP meeting along the lines of the OO users group (part of the BCS) or eXtreme Tuesday. Some bright spark moved it into general chat . I wasn't thinking of just SitePoint either.
That said a "web developer" pub meeting might be a better idea anyway. Most business networking style meetings are aimed at getting work rather than exchanging technical information and so a developer meet could be rather useful. In my experience developers have a tendency to act alone which definitely slows learning.
The catch is that I don't want to organise it . I was hoping that once the seed had been planted it would grow of it's own accord. Something like "the second thursday of the month" at some pub would require zero set up.
p.s. I have a couple of spare bedrooms.
p.p.s I'll give a demo of "Test Driven Development" if someone can bring a laptop and a piece of code to write.
I think that having a range of skills represented could be a really good thing. I'd be interested to meet people using .NET for example.Originally Posted by lastcraft
Well I think you just did By my calculations second thursday of the month is this week, no? Unfortunately I have no venue suggestions, beyond that it should be central. I'm not too up on quiet central London pubs tho.Originally Posted by lastcraft
How does this Thursday suit everyone who's expressed an interest?
The demo would be cool. There's a slim chance that I may be able to borrow a laptop.Originally Posted by lastcraft
Me == In (providing before mid January)
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Im in london January, for this Ministy of Sound event that my friend has booked
I don't drink alcohol so if I do manage to make it, it'll be soft-drinks all-the-way for me.Originally Posted by M@rco
Drink light beer. Light beer is the best.Originally Posted by AWilliams
Or something along the lines of Smirnoff Ice
You can count me OUT. Indiana to London is quite a trip plus a hit on the wallet would suck.
yeah, a simple meet is kinda too small for any greater expense. Aren't there ever web developer conferences in London or any other place where one could hook up?
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I was thinking os a small regular meet because it means that it is capable of growing and can change it's date to match conferences and things later. I am looking around for a quiet central London pub at the moment in the hope of starting things off in Jan or Feb. I'll probably post some messages outside of SitePoint as well to garner support.
Keep me posted too!