Past Meetup

PHP Essex Meetup - Learning to Launch with Mike Gatward

This Meetup is past

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Every 3rd Wednesday of the month

Location image of event venue


(This talk was moved from February ask Mike was unable to deliver the talk then due to illness.)

Mike Gatward will be presenting Learning to Launch – Stop failing. Start launching. Based on the eBook of the same name by Fred Rivett and Mike Gatward (

Here's the introduction to the eBook upon which Mike's talk is based:

After years failing to launch a number of different side projects we finally decided something needed to change. We challenged ourselves to launch six projects in six months. It would be a way for us to rapidly learn what we were doing wrong, and what we needed to do to fix it. Twelve months on, we've now got a total of 7 launches under our belt and we've learnt a lot.

The Venue

Our venue is
The United Brethren pub
1 New Writtle Street

Here is the exact location on Google Maps:

We'll meet in the main bar before 7:30 and move through to the meeting room about 7:50, with the talk starting shortly after.

Rough Agenda

7:20-7:30 - Arrive
8:00 - Talk
8:45 - onwards - Group discussion, drinks and socialising


You can park in the street outside after 6pm but if there isn't any space there is a large pay and display car park just behind the pub in George Street that is just £1 for the evening.

Here's a link of the car parks location