This is the place for people with a passion for PHP.
This group meets the SECOND Thursday of each month to sharpen skills, network with other PHP developers in the area, learn new ideas and technologies, find jobs, and laugh. Check the Meetups->Upcoming tab for upcoming topics and location.
We also use the email list (Discussions->Mailing List) for PHP/development conversations. You'll find lots of people usually providing quick insights/solutions/ideas to whatever you put out there. Lots of folks set their "Mailing List" option to "As they are sent" (at http://www.meetup.com/php-49/settings/) because there is little-to-no worthless banter because...
Lastly, we use the message boards (Discussions->Message Board) for job opportunities. You'll find jobs offered by recruiters, other Meetup folks, etc. there.