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Blueprint for a meetup

45 minute beginner seminar

Description/Proposal

Are you inspired by the talks you’ve seen at conferences or on YouTube? Are you sad that there is no local user group to chat PHP near where you live? Congratulations! You’re now your local meetup organiser!

I’ll share my experiences from co-organising PHP-SW (the UK’s second largest PHP user group). I’ll also tell the story of how I started a workshop based meetup, Bristol PHP Training, and include the lessons I’ve learnt over the past 4 years.

The talk cover tips for how to find speakers, sponsors and venues. I’ll talk through steps to make the meetups welcoming and how to gain and retain members.

If you want to start a meetup, or are running a meetup and want to get new ideas, then this is the talk for you.