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    Pub meet in London?

    Hi.

    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?

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    I would, but I'm not gonna be in London until March next year. Count me in for the next one...

    BTW, you should call it /pub/spf/
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    The chances of me making it are very slim, but I'll try...

    Quote Originally Posted by hillsy
    BTW, you should call it /pub/spf/
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    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.
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    Most definitely - there must be other PHP developers in London here? Shurely?

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    Quote Originally Posted by JonR
    Most definitely - there must be other PHP developers in London here? Shurely?

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    When did we start to bring languages into this? Were'nt we talking about an general type meeting?
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    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

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    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.

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    Count me in for a Sitepoint London get-together (aka p*ss-up)!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by M@rco
    Count me in for a Sitepoint London get-together (aka p*ss-up)!!

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    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)
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    Hi.

    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.

    yours, Marcus

    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.
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    Hi,

    Quote Originally Posted by lastcraft
    That said a "web developer" pub meeting might be a better idea anyway.
    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.

    Quote Originally Posted by lastcraft
    The catch is that I don't want to organise it ...
    Something like "the second thursday of the month" at some pub would require zero set up.
    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.

    How does this Thursday suit everyone who's expressed an interest?

    Quote Originally Posted by lastcraft
    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.
    The demo would be cool. There's a slim chance that I may be able to borrow a laptop.

    Cheers,

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    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

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    So tempted...

    Quote Originally Posted by M@rco
    Count me in for a Sitepoint London get-together (aka p*ss-up)!!
    I don't drink alcohol so if I do manage to make it, it'll be soft-drinks all-the-way for me.
    Regards, Ant.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AWilliams
    I don't drink alcohol so if I do manage to make it, it'll be soft-drinks all-the-way for me.
    Drink light beer. Light beer is the best.
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    Or something along the lines of Smirnoff Ice

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    You can count me OUT. Indiana to London is quite a trip plus a hit on the wallet would suck.

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    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 wonder if the meeting place suggested is somehow related to this poll results
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    Hi.

    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.

    yours, Marcus
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    w00t - keep us posted (I'll be in London early 2004)
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    To Marcus,

    Keep me posted too!

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