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Let's Build Stuff
Let's get together and share ideas about websites we want to build. This is less of a Show 'n Tell and more of a Request For Help (RFH). Each participant will be given 10 minutes to talk about the website they have in mind. Each participant will also be allowed to use a maximum of five slides to present their idea as follows: Slide 1: idea or concept Slide 2: technologies you are comfortable with Slide 3: technologies you need help with Slide 4: what you are willing to offer in exchange for help Slide 5: credibility (who are you) and contact info A Google spreadsheet will be set up ahead of time to capture presenters with ideas and audience participants who have expertise and are willing to help. A total of six presenters will be accepted for presentation. Simple is better. Think minimum viable product (MVP). What do you really need to simply get your idea out of your head and onto a web page in beta form? After the first hour of presentations (7:15 pm to 8:15 pm), each presenter will have a table where audience participants can chat with the presenter and offer assistance (8:15 pm - 8:30 pm). Each presenter will then summarize their findings (8:30pm - 8:45 pm) by introducing the team they have assembled or discuss the feedback they received from audience participants. The end goal is for at least one presenter to present an MVP website within 30 days at the next Meetup. See A Quick Introduction to Agile Management ( for details on how teams can work together remotely to complete these projects.

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What we're about

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) (

We video all of our meetups. To access our videos, just follow this link (

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We base all our meetings from attendee suggestions. If you have an idea for a topic that you would like to see (or present), please use our ideas section ( (

Calling all presenters:

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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