Some really cool things have been happening in the last few weeks. Let me tell you about them quickly.
a) As you know, Joel and I have been organizing the meetup since the beginning of this year (for those purists, I actually started it in Dec, but whatever).�� However, another member of the group has been stepping up and repeatedly becoming involved with the proceedings, so its our pleasure to welcome Orlando Medina in as an Assistant Organizer.�� Thanks for all your help Orlando!
b) We are making more and more pushes to use meetup.com
- with that in mind, I'll be assigning more people special titles.�� If you have done a presentation for MKEPUG before, you will receive the honorary Event Host title.�� Woot for you!�� Make sure to show your boss or clients that you're a very important part of our community.
c) Meetup.com is our chosen platform for the time being.�� With this, comes the redirect of mkepug.org
.�� It now points to the previous meetup.com/Milwaukee-PHP-Users-Group
URL.�� So, if you wanted to see the upcoming calendar on meetup, you could visit mkepug.org/calendar
.�� It's pretty sweet.�� I'm also in the process of moving over the presentation materials from our last meetups to meetup.com
d) We have decided, after some experimentation, to keep the group at once a month-2nd Tuesday of every month.�� I'll be scheduling the next meetup shortly.�� Please RSVP yes/no/maybe.
e) finally, the message board has changed slightly.�� Now, you will be able to keep up your general chatter / questions in one forum, view presentation specific materials in another, and a third has been created to host freelance and fulltime job opportunities targeted to people in this group.
Thanks all and thanks for making this the largest PHP group in Wisconsin!
Aaron Saray || http://aaronsaray.com
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