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Blockchain Lo Mein: Season 1
"Narrowing the skills gap, one chapter at a time." NOTE: This virtual self-study group will be led by Peter Phelps, Senior Percolator. In 25 short steps we will learn the following five stages: ~ Terminology and Technical Foundations ~ Why the Blockchain is Needed ~ How the Blockchain Works ~ Limitations and How to Overcome Them ~ Using the Blockchain, Summary and Outlook Self-Study Group Format The format of a virtual self-study group is as follows: • Each participant purchases a copy of Blockchain Basics: A Non-Technical Introduction in 25 Steps by Daniel Drescher. • Each participant commits to read the recommended chapters each week and post your observations and comments in the discussion area. • Each participant obtains assistance by posting questions to a discussion area set up on the Boston PHP Message Board for each step (chapter). Each comment will receive a response. Participants will also receive a weekly group e-mail update. • Each participant who completes the course is recognized on the Self-Study Group | Wall of Accomplishment. NOTE: There is no classroom instruction. There are no webcasts. There are no scheduled appointments of any kind. Once you have received a copy of the book, 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! • Register for Blockchain, Lo Mein, Season 1. Simply RSVP: Yes • Obtain access to Blockchain Basics. Then, start your learning by reviewing one step (chapter) at a time, and posting comments about your completed work. FAQs: Q: How long will the course last? A: We will cover 25 steps (chapters) in nine weeks starting Sunday, December 2, 2018 and continuing until Saturday, February 2, 2019. Refer to the Blockchain Lo Mein, Season 1 -- Master Discussion List (coming soon) for specific dates. Q: Do I have to wait until Sunday, December 2 to begin? A: No need to wait! Feel free to begin as soon as you obtain a copy of Blockchain Basics. Simply post a message on the Introduce Yourself message board (coming soon) once you receive your book 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. Let's Learn Blockchain! Peter Phelps Senior Percolator Gene Babon Chief Percolator


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Boston PHP is the largest education-focused Meetup in New England with more than 3,700 members.

We are a lot more than PHP!

We have been meeting since 2002 ( and usually meet every month on a Wednesday. We have a wide range of full-stack development topics related to PHP.

All meetings are free, and we encourage everyone to participate and get involved and help grow the PHP community. After each meeting we typically go to a nearby restaurant/bar/pub for more informal discussion.

Our member engagement strategy offers services beyond monthly meetups. We focus on the continuing education of already well-educated adults.

For example, we have developed six virtual self-study groups that are run during the down time between bi-monthly in-person Meetups:

PHP Percolate
jQuery jAM
HTML5 Brunch
Drupal Diner
Git Lunch
Agile Appetizer
Angular Stew
AWS Snack

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

In addition, more than 260 members receive job postings from other members via our Boston PHP Job Board (beta) (

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We want to have a mix of events from beginner and advanced topics. We are looking for presenters for each of these topics. If you (or someone you know) are experienced in a topic and have some presentation skills - then please let us know. We are also looking for volunteers to help us with planning, logistics, and other odd jobs.

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