Self-Study Groups: PHP & jQuery

From: Gene B.
Sent on: Friday, August 5, 2011 6:03 PM

Save the date:  September 1

We are very excited to announce that the PHP Percolate! self-study group for beginners is returning for Season 3 starting on September 1. If you would like to learn PHP from the ground up, consider joining us.

Since the program started last year, we have helped hundreds of beginners learn PHP. We are so pleased with the outcome, we've decided to expand the program to include another important technology for developers to learn - jQuery.

That's right, in addition to launching Season 3 of PHP Percolate!, we will also launch Season 1 of jQuery jAM--a self-study group for beginners who would like to learn jQuery from the ground up.

The format of a virtual self-study group is as follows:

~ Each participant purchases the same textbook (PHP or jQuery).
~ Each participant commits to read one chapter per week, complete the exercises and post a link to the completed work.
~ Each participant obtains assistance by posting questions to a discussion area set up on the Boston PHP Message Board for each chapter.
~ Each participant receives a Boston PHP Certificate of Completion upon finishing all chapters and all assignments.

Note: There is no classroom instruction.  However, hands-on assistance is available in the following two formats:

~ PHP Percolate Coffee Club (alternate Saturday mornings at a Starbucks in Melrose, MA)
~ Developer Dorm Room (occasional all-day Saturdays at Microsoft NERD in Cambridge, MA)

The official announcement for PHP Percolate! and jQuery jAM will be made at the next Meetup on August 10. Registration will take place online at BostonPHP.org starting on that date.

Feel free to post questions or comments about PHP Percolate! or jQuery jAM on the BostonPHP Message Board related to this thread: Self-Study Groups: PHP & jQuery.

Look for a special promotion compliments of O'Reilly Media when registration begins on August 10.

Gene Babon
Assistant Organizer
Boston PHP

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