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 (2)

Social Side Dish, 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 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 who wish to complete the Twitter Strategy Course offered by HubSpot. This video-based course will help you learn how to build an advanced Twitter strategy for more followers, retweets, traffic, and — most importantly — sales. Course Details: ~ 5 lessons ~ 12 videos ~ 32 quizzes ~ 2 hours completion time Access to this course is available for FREE when you register at HubSpot Academy. https://app.hubspot.com/academy/5302360/tracks/65/ Self-Study Group Format The format of a virtual self-study group is as follows: • Each participant gains access to a HubSpot Academy account. https://academy.hubspot.com/ • Each participant commits to review one video-based Lesson per week and complete any quizzes in preparation for certification exam. • Each participant obtains assistance by posting questions to a discussion area set up on the Boston PHP Message Board (coming soon) for each lesson. Each comment will receive a response. Participants will also receive a weekly group e-mail update. NOTE: There is no classroom instruction. There are no webcasts. There are no scheduled appointments of any kind. Once you have access to HubSpot Academy, 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 Social Side Dish, Season 2. Simply RSVP: Yes https://www.meetup.com/bostonphp/events/265414673/ • Obtain access to HubSpot Academy. Then, start your virtual learning by reviewing one video-based Lesson at a time, completing the quiz questions and posting an update to the Boston PHP Message Board (coming soon). FAQs: Q: How long will the course last? A: We will cover five lessons starting Sunday, December 1, 2019 and ending Saturday, January 4, 2020. Refer to the Social Side Dish, Season 2 -- Master Discussion List (coming soon) for specific dates. Q: Do I have to wait until Sunday, December 1 to begin? A: No need to wait! Feel free to begin as soon as you obtain access to HubSpot Academy. 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. 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 get social! 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 a Web Developer. 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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