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 12 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
API a la Mode
AWS Snack
Blockchain Lo Mein
Drupal Diner
Git Lunch
HTML5 Brunch
jQuery jAM
PHP Percolate
Social Side Dish
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)

AWS Snack, Season 4

Virtual

"Narrowing the skills gap, one chapter at a time." Amazon Web Services (AWS) has unveiled a plan to provide FREE cloud training with a goal to train 29 million people by 2025. https://awsinsider.net/articles/2020/12/14/aws-cloud-training-goal.aspx AWS Snack, Season 4 will focus on a foundational course in this series entitled AWS Cloud Practitioner Essentials. https://aws.amazon.com/training/course-descriptions/cloud-practitioner-essentials/ This six-hour digital course targets "individuals who want to develop a fundamental understanding of the AWS Cloud, independent of any specific technical role." Access the AWS website listed above to review the course objectives and target audience. NOTE: This virtual self-study group will begin on time. Currently, no Senior Percolator (Boston PHP member facilitator) has been identified to lead this Season. Absent a Senior Percolator, you will be leading yourself. 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/ Self-Study Group Format The format of a virtual self-study group is as follows: • Each participant gains access by registering for FREE on the AWS Training and Certification website. https://www.aws.training/Details/eLearning?id=60697 • Each participant commits to review one video-based Module per week, complete any suggested exercises, and post progress notes to update your fellow classmates. • Each participant obtains assistance by posting questions and comments to a discussion area set up on the Boston PHP Message Board (coming soon) for each Module. Each comment will receive a response from your Senior Percolator. Participants will also receive weekly group e-mail updates from your Senior Percolator. [LINK COMING SOON] NOTE: There is NO in-person classroom instruction. There are NO webcasts. There are NO scheduled appointments of any kind. Once you have gained access to the AWS Training and Certification website, you simply proceed at a pace that best fits 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 4. Simply RSVP: Yes https://www.meetup.com/bostonphp/events/275745182/ • Obtain access to AWS Cloud Practitioner Essentials. https://aws.amazon.com/training/course-descriptions/cloud-practitioner-essentials/ • Start your virtual learning by reviewing one video-based Module at a time, completing suggested exercises and posting updates. FAQs: Q: How long will the course last? A: This is a six-hour Season that will last 12 weeks. We will cover 11 modules plus a final assessment starting Sunday, January 31, 2021 and ending Saturday, April 24, 2021. Refer to the AWS Snack, Season 4 -- Master Discussion List (coming soon) for specific dates. [LINK COMING SOON] Q: Do I have to wait until Sunday, January 31 to begin? A: No need to wait! Feel free to begin as soon as you obtain access to AWS Cloud Practitioner Essentials. 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. [LINK COMING SOON] Q: What if I have additional questions? A: Simply post a reply below ("Add a comment") and you will receive a response. Invite your co-workers and geek friends to join in the fun. Then, let's start snacking in The Cloud! Gene Babon Co-Organizer & Chief Percolator Boston PHP Meetup

MergePHP - February Event

Online event

This is a placeholder for the Feb 2021 event. Feel free to RSVP. We will update the description when we finalize the details. Speaker and Topic TBD MERGEPHP, your new-ish PHP Mega Meetup Group, is bringing you another virtual event! Due to COIVD-19 limiting in-person meetings, we've joined forces with Atlanta PHP and Austin PHP to form MergePHP! We'll be working together to provide high quality speakers in a multi-group session.

MergePHP - March Event

Online event

This is a placeholder for the March 2021 event. Feel free to RSVP. We will update the description when we finalize the details. Speaker and Topic TBD MERGEPHP, your new-ish PHP Mega Meetup Group, is bringing you another virtual event! Due to COIVD-19 limiting in-person meetings, we've joined forces with Atlanta PHP and Austin PHP to form MergePHP! We'll be working together to provide high quality speakers in a multi-group session.

MergePHP - April Event

Online event

This is a placeholder for the April 2021 event. Feel free to RSVP. We will update the description when we finalize the details. Speaker and Topic TBD MERGEPHP, your new-ish PHP Mega Meetup Group, is bringing you another virtual event! Due to COIVD-19 limiting in-person meetings, we've joined forces with Atlanta PHP and Austin PHP to form MergePHP! We'll be working together to provide high quality speakers in a multi-group session.

Past events (280)

MergePHP - JWTs What PHP Devs Need To Know

Online event

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