Boston PHP Job fair

Are you a web developer, web designer, or specialist looking for a job? Maybe even a little part time project off to the side? Or perhaps you are a company and have positions you are looking to hire? Maybe you need help on a side project and willing to pay someone to help? Or you just want to circulate your resume.

Join us for a Boston PHP job fair.

We will pair up the folks looking for work with the people looking to hire. If you are looking for work, you can take the podium for a few minutes to pitch your unique skills and qualifications. People looking to hire can have the podium as well to pitch their job openings and opportunities.

- Meet others in your profession 
- Find candidates for your job profile quickly 
- Get your business cards out there 
- Get overviews of all the great jobs out there 
- Free food

If you've been looking to get connected with talented people, then this is for you.

Looking to Hire? Get your job posted before the event:

http://job-offers.bostonphp.org

Looking for a Job? Get your qualifications posted before the event:

http://job-seekers.bostonphp.org

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  • Michael B.

    We are doing it again in November: http://meetu.ps/46TkC
    Spread the word please!

    September 4, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    Phenomenal turn-out, and a good mix of candidates and employers. EverTrue found several great candidates and hired one last week! We hope to see you all again at the next one! http://www.evertrue.com/careers

    August 16, 2011

  • Sam

    The job fair was really awesome. I landed several interviews as a result of the job fair. I also really enjoyed the talk afterward. practical agile is definitely a topic that I'm interested in.

    1 · August 15, 2011

  • Linda

    The job fair was great and I feel like I made some excellent contacts. Thank you so much for putting it together!

    The noise level was the only thing that proved problematic for me. Everyone sort of clustered in front of the doors to the meeting room and around the food tables. It made conversations and hearing once the meeting started rather difficult. If the tables could be stretched further away from the food area and down that hallway, maybe it would help. But I think people naturally want to congregate near food and intersections so maybe it would be working against the forces of nature.

    Thanks again!

    August 15, 2011

  • Scott

    Absolutely! It was great! As a php guy it was a FANTASTIC opportunity to meet many employers face-to-face. Thank you, awesome!

    August 15, 2011

  • Michael B.

    What started as a neat idea posted to our suggestion board, turned out to be a spectacular event. I even heard member @alwillis tell me "This is the best Job Fair I've ever seen - amazing". This made my day!

    We had well over 288 attendees for this event. Each attendee was given colored name tags so you could tell who was hiring, and who was looking. We had over 11 booths setup with Recruiters, Companies, and Non-Profits all looking to hire. We also setup two job posting boards - one for jobs and others for job seekers. There was a lot more jobs than qualified people looking for jobs. Afterwards, we allowed everyone to use the Mic to announce their job or unique skills. We devoured over 50 boxes of pizza, and many stayed for the main event afterwards "Practical Agile".

    I do hope you were able to find a job or connection, if so, I would really love to hear about it. Somehow knowing that we are doing good by finding people jobs really warns my heart. I would appreciated it.

    August 15, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    Massively attended. Great organization. Variety of activities and opportunities.

    August 14, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    Time was too short for connecting to one and other, and it may have worked better with a liaison or two to help match up the people.

    August 12, 2011

  • Merlin C.

    The best job fair I have been to so far in Boston. I do believe there could have been more front end opportunities, and an hour longer, yet still very well organized none the less. The color coded badges and job boards made it very easy find company's and vice versa.

    August 12, 2011

  • Josh

    It was great meeting all the people. Agile was fascinating! I'm going to buy a book, anyone have any recommendations?

    August 11, 2011

  • Michael B.

    For job seekers, here is a listing of jobs that were posted. Go for it! http://jobs.bostonphp.org

    August 11, 2011

  • Shanae

    The concept of red nametags for job seekers and green nametags for employers was a good idea that led to informal and apporacable conversations. There were a variety of design amd development companies represented.

    August 11, 2011

  • Nancy B.

    It was a great Job Fair particularly in matching need.

    1 · August 11, 2011

  • Andrew

    A ton of people and a ton of opportunity's!

    August 11, 2011

  • Scott M.

    Lots of people looking to hire. Not many people looking for jobs.

    August 11, 2011

  • Mark T.

    How often do you plan on having these?

    August 11, 2011

  • Max F.

    Great meetup! Lots of people, lots of energy

    August 11, 2011

  • Nancy B.

    I am looking forward to the event and meeting prospective employers. I am a long time IT developer new to design. It's wonderful to share all this information.

    August 9, 2011

  • Chris R.

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    August 9, 2011

  • Michael B.

    All tech jobs are going to be represented here. Here is a sample: Full Time, Freelancers, Contractors, Interns, Volunteers, QA Engineers, Mobile developers, Game Developers, UI Designers, PHP/RoR/Django/Python/.NET/C#/Etc Developers, Java Developer, Javascript/jQuery Developers, Database/MySQL experts, NoSQL Experts, Wordpress/Drupal Developers, Front-end developers, UX, HTML & CSS Experts, Print and Graphic Design, Flash and Action Script developers, Information Architects, Security Experts...

    August 9, 2011

  • Dina Q

    Is this PHP jobs only? How about FileMaker, which happens to be my tool-de-jour (or rather de-many-many-jours)?

    August 9, 2011

  • Michael B.

    Never too late. Do it now.

    August 7, 2011

  • Andrew

    As an employer, is it too late to post a job listing?

    August 7, 2011

  • Gene B.

    I created a LinkedIn event for this Job Fair. Feel free to click "attend" and let your connections know you are exploring new opportunities . . .

    http://events.linkedin.com/Boston-PHP-Job-Fair/pub/746733

    August 6, 2011

  • David Z.

    I wish there is more event like this! There just isn't yet a good platform to connect the people with web dev job offers and those who are looking for techy opportunities...

    July 29, 2011

  • Tony B.

    I just might have to attend this one .

    July 28, 2011

  • Michael B.

    Join us after the Job Fair for a presentation on Agile from Pivotal Labs. Pivotal Labs has also graciously offered to host free drinks and appetizers after the event (9pm) at the Cambridge Brewing Company. Even more reason to join us for this event and share a pint with the movers and shakers in the Agile community.

    1 · July 28, 2011

  • Greenhorn C.

    Michael - Why not charge hiring companies a few bucks to cover an food sponsor costs?

    July 9, 2011

  • Michael B.

    @Merlin,
    I think Ron Verge might had accidentally picked a date and I have no way to revert it. So let's see if this date works for everyone.

    July 8, 2011

  • Merlin C.

    This seems like a better date there is another event going on the the 27th of this month already Front End Developers Meet Up that I have been wanting to attend for sometime. Also this gives organizers more time to prepare I would think. I will be finishing up my certificate in Web Design Development at the Art Institute of New England in a couple weeks and will be open to an entry level web design position, internship, and freelance opportunities that are a good match with my skills.

    July 8, 2011

  • Scott M.

    I can participate. I have openings for various positions including PHP, Flash, Ops and QA.

    July 8, 2011

  • Maria

    I don't have a job to give, as I am a QA Engineeer, not a recruiter. However, I can help in one way. I published an ebook "How To Find A Job In Any Economy". It focuses on hightech industry and mentions many, very creative ways to find a job!! http://www.jobtipsebook.com/

    July 8, 2011

  • Michael B.

    @Linda, Yes I wanted to hear from hiring managers first because what good is an event like this without people with Jobs. All are invited to RSVP, but I need to hear from people with jobs to give.

    July 8, 2011

  • Linda

    Michael - the message sent out said "If this interests you, and you have a good job and want to participate, then please RSVP here:" which sounds like you're inviting experienced PHP developers only. I'm in the web dev program at BU CDIA finishing up in September, working through the PHP Solutions book with the PHP Percolate group here, have prior development experience, but don't currently have a "good job" - definitely want one though! So count me in!

    July 8, 2011

  • Max F.

    We are a local start-up searching for a talented junior developer to join our team and help us build a great product and shape the future of our company. Don't let the word "junior" fool you, the right candidate is someone who can be handed critical projects and do what it takes to deliver concise, functional code that doesn't bring our app server to its knees. To work with us, you'll need to be comfortable working with ASP.Net, C#, IronPython, JQuery/Javascript, and other technologies.

    July 8, 2011

  • Liz L.

    Yes! As a designer, I'm always looking for projects, and I would also like to find some more good smart coders to collaborate with.

    December 4, 2010

  • A former member
    A former member

    I am always looking for side projects. Currently I'm an undergraduate student majoring in business management, but I specialize in IT. I am currently interning at Greater Media Boston, Inc.

    I currently design and develop dynamic Drupal based sites. This past summer I taught web design at MIT through iD Tech Camps.

    I'm always looking to network and meet new people in the web dev/design field.


    -Rebecca

    September 16, 2010

  • Eric B.

    Looking for a solid developer with CodeIgniter experience at Media Armor.

    September 14, 2010

  • Merlin C.

    Never thought of Boston PHP organizing a job fair. This sounds like a great idea. I would be interested in creative opportunities in web design.

    September 14, 2010

  • Diana M.

    This is a great idea! Would it be something a recent grad could go to?

    September 13, 2010

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