"Narrowing the skills gap, one chapter at a time."
NOTE: This virtual self-study group will be led (https://assets.londonist.com/uploads/2015/01/i875/ledzep_1-1.jpg) by Sunday Olaoye (https://www.meetup.com/bostonphp/members/24873532/), Senior Percolator (https://www.meetup.com/bostonphp/pages/21338174/Senior_Percolators_and_Percolators/). Learn more about becoming a Senior Percolator (https://www.meetup.com/bostonphp/pages/21338174/Senior_Percolators_and_Percolators/) 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) (http://shop.oreilly.com/product/9780994346988.do), published on October 25, 2017 (http://shop.oreilly.com/product/9780994346988.do).
Note: O'Reilly Media no longer provides group discounts. The Amazon (https://www.amazon.com/_/dp/0994346980) price for a softcover version is currently $32.52. You can obtain a less expensive digital version at Sitepoint (https://www.sitepoint.com/premium/books/php-mysql-novice-to-ninja-6th-edition). 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) (http://shop.oreilly.com/product/9780994346988.do).
• 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 (https://www.meetup.com/bostonphp/messages/boards/forum/28374470) 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 (http://www.meetup.com/bostonphp/messages/boards/thread/21414292).
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 (https://www.meetup.com/bostonphp/events/239239546/). Simply RSVP: Yes
• Obtain a copy of PHP & MySQL: Novice to Ninja (6th edition) (http://www.informit.com/store/php-and-mysql-web-development-9780321833891) (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 (https://www.meetup.com/bostonphp/messages/boards/thread/51274527) 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 (https://www.meetup.com/bostonphp/messages/boards/thread/51274399) 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!