So made it back to Britain and met up with the PHP London group last night as the warm up to todays conference.
PHP UG London
All I can say is if you’re in London and not getting to the PHP London meetups, you’re missing out. Aside from being a fun social – a PHP usergroup tends to attract a “higher level” of nerd (as in just like regular people… well almost) than your Linux user group – there’s some very switched on guys here, making their livings off PHP and web development in an expensive city. Attendance varies but usually ten regulars on a low turn out up to 30 on a good night (like when Rasmus drops by). Have to mention Demian Turner of PHP Kitchen who I’ve been wanting to meet for a long time.
They’re also in touch, one way or another, with most of the web “scene” happening in London – so even if you’re not a PHP developer, if you’re in web development in general, it’s worth getting in touch. Marcus tells me they’ve also started (unexpectedly) attracting hangers-on in the form of headhunters, desperate for PHP developers – apparently big demand in London
Further respect for getting the conference organised.
PHP Conference Started
Anyway – “live” blogging. Conference started. More than 160 visitors, which is amazing for the first significant UK PHP conference.
Derick is giving is eZ components talk right now…
Thoughts and impressions some other time, when time.
Also ran into Simon who’s attending – more there when I get a chance to talk to him.