What we're about

Boston PHP is the largest education-focused Meetup in New England with more than 3,800 members.

We have been meeting since 2002 and typically meet monthly on a Wednesday at Wayfair in Copley Square. We discuss a wide range of full-stack development topics related to PHP.

While our in-person meetups focus on full-stack development related to PHP, our member engagement strategy offers services beyond in-person meetups. Our mission is to engage all members in continuing education efforts. For example, we have developed 10 virtual self-study groups that are conducted during the down time between in-person Meetups. The following groups are managed by volunteer members (Senior Percolators):

Agile Appetizer
Angular Stew
AWS Snack
Blockchain Lo Mein
Drupal Diner
Git Lunch
HTML5 Brunch
jQuery jAM
PHP Percolate
WordPress Dressing

More than 230 members have completed at least one of these courses and are enshrined on our Self-Study Group | Wall of Accomplishment.

https://www.meetup.com/bostonphp/messages/boards/thread/21414292

In addition, more than 280 members receive job postings from other members via our Boston PHP Job Board (beta).

https://www.meetup.com/bostonphp/messages/boards/thread/44803382

We are looking for leaders to join our continuing education efforts. Learn how you can participate.

https://www.meetup.com/bostonphp/pages/21338174/Senior_Percolators_and_Percolators/

Upcoming events (4)

WordPress Dressing, Season 2

Virtual

"Narrowing the skills gap, one chapter at a time." NOTE: This virtual self-study group will be led by Gene Babon, Chief Percolator. Learn more about becoming a Senior Percolator, leading a virtual self-study group and giving back to the Boston PHP community. https://www.meetup.com/bostonphp/pages/21338174/Senior_Percolators_and_Percolators/ This virtual self-study group will focus on fundamental WordPress development. Lynda.com (rebranded as LinkedIn Learning) offers a 14-part series entitled Become a Junior WordPress Developer. https://www.lynda.com/learning-paths/Web/become-a-junior-wordpress-developer Access to this certificate program is available for FREE to Boston Public Library or Cambridge Public Library members. Self-Study Group Format The format of a virtual self-study group is as follows: • Each participant gains access to a Lynda.com (LinkedIn Learning) account. https://www.lynda.com/learning-paths/Web/become-a-junior-wordpress-developer • Each participant commits to review one video-based series per week, complete any exercises and post links to a sample WordPress website you will develop along the way. • Each participant obtains assistance by posting questions to a discussion area set up on the Boston PHP Message Board (link below) for each module. Each comment will receive a response. Participants will also receive a weekly group e-mail update. https://www.meetup.com/bostonphp/messages/boards/forum/23462563 • Each participant will receive a certificate to post to your LinkedIn account upon completion of each module. NOTE: There is no classroom instruction. There are no webcasts. There are no scheduled appointments of any kind. Once you have access to Lynda.com (LinkedIn Learning), you simply proceed at a pace that best fits into your current work/life schedule. How Do I Get Started? • Become a member of Boston PHP Meetup if you are not already a member. Simply click: Join us! https://www.meetup.com/bostonphp/ • Register for WordPress Dressing, Season 2. Simply RSVP: Yes https://www.meetup.com/bostonphp/events/244406606/ • Obtain access to Become a Junior WordPress Developer. Then, start your virtual learning by reviewing one video-based module at a time, completing the exercises and posting a link to your completed work. https://www.lynda.com/learning-paths/Web/become-a-junior-wordpress-developer FAQs: Q: How long will the course last? A: We will cover 15 modules starting Sunday, September 8, 2019 and ending Saturday, December 21. Refer to the Introduction to WordPress -- Master Discussion List for specific dates. https://www.meetup.com/bostonphp/messages/boards/forum/23462563 Q: Do I have to wait until Sunday, September 8 to begin? A: No need to wait! Feel free to begin as soon as you obtain access to LinkedIn Learning. Simply post a message on the Introduce Yourself message board once you gain access so that we can gauge participation. Then, proceed at a pace that best fits your current work/life schedule. https://www.meetup.com/bostonphp/messages/boards/thread/52389109/ Q: What if I have additional questions? A: Simply post a reply below ("Add a comment") and you will receive a response. Invite your friends, family members and co-workers to join in the fun. Then, let's start pressing words! Gene Babon Chief Percolator

Git Lunch, Season 3

Virtual

"Narrowing the skills gap, one chapter at a time." NOTE: This virtual self-study group will begin once a Senior Percolator has been identified to lead the group. Learn more about becoming a Senior Percolator and giving back to the Boston PHP community. https://www.meetup.com/bostonphp/pages/21338174/Senior_Percolators_and_Percolators/ This virtual self-study group will focus on learning the fundamentals of GitHub. Lynda.com (rebranded as LinkedIn Learning) offers a three-hour video series entitled GitHub Essential Training. That's it -- three hours only! https://www.lynda.com/GitHub-tutorials/GitHub-Essential-Training/769293-2.html Access to this certificate program is available for FREE to Boston Public Library or Cambridge Public Library members. Self-Study Group Format The format of a virtual self-study group is as follows: • Each participant gains access to a Lynda.com (LinkedIn Learning) account. https://www.lynda.com/GitHub-tutorials/GitHub-Essential-Training/769293-2.html • Each participant commits to review one of six sections of a three-hour video series per week, complete any exercises and post links to a your GitHub account. • Each participant obtains assistance by posting questions to a discussion area set up on the Boston PHP Message Board (coming soon) for each video section. Each comment will receive a response. Participants will also receive a weekly group e-mail update. • Each participant will receive a certificate to post to your LinkedIn account upon completion of the entire six-part video series. NOTE: There is no classroom instruction. There are no webcasts. There are no scheduled appointments of any kind. Once you have access to Lynda.com (LinkedIn Learning), you simply proceed at a pace that best fits into your current work/life schedule. How Do I Get Started? • Become a member of Boston PHP Meetup if you are not already a member. Simply click: Join us! https://www.meetup.com/bostonphp/ • Register for Git Lunch, Season 3. Simply RSVP: Yes https://www.meetup.com/bostonphp/events/262398658/ • Obtain access to GitHub Essential Learning. Then, start your virtual learning by reviewing one video-based module at a time, completing the exercises and posting a link to your completed work. https://www.lynda.com/GitHub-tutorials/GitHub-Essential-Training/769293-2.html FAQs: Q: How long will the course last? A: We will cover six video modules starting Sunday, September 15, 2019 and ending Saturday, October 26. Refer to the GitHub Essential Learning -- Master Discussion List (coming soon) for specific dates. Q: Do I have to wait until Sunday, September 15 to begin? A: No need to wait! Feel free to begin as soon as you obtain access to LinkedIn Learning. Simply post a message on the Introduce Yourself message board (coming soon) once you gain access so that we can gauge participation. Then, proceed at a pace that best fits your current work/life schedule. Q: What if I have additional questions? A: Simply post a reply below ("Add a comment") and you will receive a response. Invite your friends, family members and co-workers to join in the fun. Then, let's start pressing! Gene Babon Chief Percolator

AWS Snack, Season 2

Virtual

"Narrowing the skills gap, one chapter at a time." NOTE: This virtual self-study group will begin once a Senior Percolator has been identified to lead the group. Learn more about becoming a Senior Percolator and giving back to the Boston PHP community. https://www.meetup.com/bostonphp/pages/21338174/Senior_Percolators_and_Percolators/ This virtual self-study group is offered to members with a background in IT wishing to deepen their understanding of Amazon Web Services (AWS) Lynda.com (rebranded as LinkedIn Learning) offers as 8-part series entitled Become an AWS Cloud Practitioner. https://www.lynda.com/learning-paths/IT/become-an-aws-cloud-practitioner Access to this certificate program is available for FREE to Boston Public Library or Cambridge Public Library members. Self-Study Group Format The format of a virtual self-study group is as follows: • Each participant gains access to a Lynda.com (LinkedIn Learning) account. https://www.lynda.com/learning-paths/IT/become-an-aws-cloud-practitioner • Each participant commits to review one video-based series per week, complete any exercises and post links to a sample AWS projects you might develop along the way. • Each participant obtains assistance by posting questions to a discussion area set up on the Boston PHP Message Board (coming soon) for each module. Each comment will receive a response. Participants will also receive a weekly group e-mail update. • Each participant will receive a certificate to post to your LinkedIn account upon completion of each module. NOTE: There is no classroom instruction. There are no webcasts. There are no scheduled appointments of any kind. Once you have access to Lynda.com (LinkedIn Learning), you simply proceed at a pace that best fits into your current work/life schedule. How Do I Get Started? • Become a member of Boston PHP Meetup if you are not already a member. Simply click: Join us! https://www.meetup.com/bostonphp/ • Register for AWS Snack, Season 2. Simply RSVP: Yes https://www.meetup.com/bostonphp/events/264011973/ • Obtain access to Become an AWS Cloud Practitioner. Then, start your virtual learning by reviewing one video-based module at a time, completing the exercises and posting a link to your completed work. https://www.lynda.com/learning-paths/IT/become-an-aws-cloud-practitioner FAQs: Q: How long will the course last? A: We will cover eight modules starting Sunday, September 22, 2019 and ending Saturday, November 16. Refer to the AWS Snack, Season 2 -- Master Discussion List (coming soon) for specific dates. Q: Do I have to wait until Sunday, September 22 to begin? A: No need to wait! Feel free to begin as soon as you obtain access to LinkedIn Learning. Simply post a message on the Introduce Yourself message board (coming soon) once you gain access so that we can gauge participation. Then, proceed at a pace that best fits your current work/life schedule. Q: What if I have additional questions? A: Simply post a reply below ("Add a comment") and you will receive a response. Invite your friends, family members and co-workers to join in the fun. Then, let's start pressing words! Gene Babon Chief Percolator

HTML5 Brunch, Season 11

Virtual

"Narrowing the skills gap, one chapter at a time." NOTE: This virtual self-study group will begin once a Senior Percolator has been identified to lead the group. Learn more about becoming a Senior Percolator and giving back to the Boston PHP community. https://www.meetup.com/bostonphp/pages/21338174/Senior_Percolators_and_Percolators/ This virtual self-study group will provide you with the foundational skills you need to begin mastering the core technologies to become a web developer, from HTML and CSS to JavaScript and more. Lynda.com (rebranded as LinkedIn Learning) offers as 8-part series entitled Become an AWS Cloud Practitioner. https://www.lynda.com/learning-paths/Web/become-a-web-developer Access to this certificate program is available for FREE to Boston Public Library or Cambridge Public Library members. Self-Study Group Format The format of a virtual self-study group is as follows: • Each participant gains access to a Lynda.com (LinkedIn Learning) account. https://www.lynda.com/learning-paths/Web/become-a-web-developer • Each participant commits to review one video-based series per week, complete any exercises and post links to a web project you might develop along the way. • Each participant obtains assistance by posting questions to a discussion area set up on the Boston PHP Message Board (coming soon) for each module. Each comment will receive a response. Participants will also receive a weekly group e-mail update. • Each participant will receive a certificate to post to your LinkedIn account upon completion of each module. NOTE: There is no classroom instruction. There are no webcasts. There are no scheduled appointments of any kind. Once you have access to Lynda.com (LinkedIn Learning), you simply proceed at a pace that best fits into your current work/life schedule. How Do I Get Started? • Become a member of Boston PHP Meetup if you are not already a member. Simply click: Join us! https://www.meetup.com/bostonphp/ • Register for HTML5 Brunch, Season 11. Simply RSVP: Yes https://www.meetup.com/bostonphp/events/264042864/ • Obtain access to Become a Web Developer. Then, start your virtual learning by reviewing one video-based module at a time, completing the exercises and posting a link to your completed work. https://www.lynda.com/learning-paths/Web/become-a-web-developer FAQs: Q: How long will the course last? A: We will cover 10 modules starting Sunday, January 12, 2020 and ending Saturday, March 21, 2020. Refer to the HTML5 Brunch, Season 11-- Master Discussion List (coming soon) for specific dates. Q: Do I have to wait until Sunday, January 12, 2020 to begin? A: No need to wait! Feel free to begin as soon as you obtain access to LinkedIn Learning. Simply post a message on the Introduce Yourself message board (coming soon) once you gain access so that we can gauge participation. Then, proceed at a pace that best fits your current work/life schedule. Q: What if I have additional questions? A: Simply post a reply below ("Add a comment") and you will receive a response. Invite your friends, family members and co-workers to join in the fun. Then, let's start pressing words! Gene Babon Chief Percolator

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