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PHP Percolate, Season 10

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"Narrowing the skills gap, one chapter at a time."

NOTE: This virtual self-study group will be led ( by Sunday Olaoye (, Senior Percolator ( Learn more about becoming a Senior Percolator ( and giving back to the Boston PHP community.

PHP Percolate, our virtual self-study group focused on learning PHP, MySQL and related technologies, is returning for Season 10. The book we will use is PHP & MySQL: Novice to Ninja (6th edition) (, published on October 25, 2017 (

Note: O'Reilly Media no longer provides group discounts. The Amazon ( price for a softcover version is currently $32.52. You can obtain a less expensive digital version at Sitepoint ( The cost varies depending on current promotion.

What is a Virtual Self-Study Group?

The format of a virtual self-study group is as follows:

• Each participant obtains a copy of the same textbook: PHP & MySQL: Novice to Ninja (6th edition) (

• Each participant commits to read one chapter per week, complete the exercises and post links to your completed work.

• Each participant obtains assistance by posting questions to a discussion area set up on the Boston PHP Message Board ( for each chapter. Each participant will receive personal feedback, as well as, a weekly group e-mail update.

• Each participant who completes the book 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 access to the book, you simply proceed at a pace that best fits into your current work/life schedule. You DO NOT need to live in the Boston area to participate. Invite your friends, family members and co-workers to join in the fun!

How Do I Get Started?

• Become a member of Boston PHP if you are not already a member. Simply click: Join us!

• Register for PHP Percolate, Season 10 ( Simply RSVP: Yes

• Obtain a copy of PHP & MySQL: Novice to Ninja (6th edition) ( (the only program cost).

• When your book arrives, start your virtual learning by reading one chapter at a time, completing the exercises and posting a link to your completed work.


Q: How long will the course last?

A: We will cover 14 chapters in the book starting Sunday, December 3, 2017 and ending Saturday, March 17, 2018. Refer to the PHP Percolate, Season 10 -- Master Discussion List ( for specific dates.

Q: Do I have to wait until Sunday, December 3 to begin?

A: No need to wait! Feel free to begin as soon as you obtain a copy of your book. Simply post a message on the Introduce Yourself: PHP Percolate, Season 10 ( message board 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: Do I have to live in Boston to participate?

A: Not at all. This program is virtual. We have successful graduates from many states and even have graduates from countries in Europe and Africa.

Q: What if I have additional questions?

A: Simply post a reply below and you will receive a response.

Let's start percolating!

Sunday Olaoye
Senior Percolator

Gene Babon
Chief Percolator