Welcome to the Milwaukee PHP Users Group: MKEPUG.
Our mission is to bring together the Milwaukee area's best people and encourage best practices. In our group we have members with a wealth of knowledge and experience as well as people just learning. Regardless of the PHP background, however, these Best People can all benefit from the sharing and the developing of Best Practices. That's our group:
MKEPUG: "Best People. Best Practices."
First off, all of our meetings are FREE. We will accept corporate sponsorships, however. Or you can bring cookies / beer.
Our meetups are pretty laid back. While there is a schedule that we aim to stick to, we do have a great level of flexibility and leeway. You'll find welcoming regulars as well as eager new faces. To top it off, you're welcome to stay for one or many parts of the meetup. The meetup usually has a few parts:
First part: is a simple welcome, a set of announcements, and member introductions. We love to hear who you are, what you do and why you're here.
First segment:: The first part usually is a presentation focused on Business topics or Introduction to PHP. Even if you're not a master programmer, you will find some value here.
Second segment: The second part usually tries to focus on a more tips/tricks in PHP or an advanced programming section. Hardcore people, this is your time! However, everyone is more than welcome to stick around and learn.
After party: More often than not, you'll find at least a few of the members heading out to a local pub to talk about the meetup or just socialize. You should come too!
Ways to get Involved
The Milwaukee PHP Users Group is a free volunteer ran group. Check out the Leadership team link to find out who heads up the group. This means we need your help. We are always looking for: