Yesterdays DayCamp4Developers brought up the question of how to start a PHP-Usergroup.
Not that I am familiar with it, having until now only attended existing usergroups. But for the last few months I was thinking of starting a local Usergroup in my area, so I already searched for some resources that would help me get started.
These are the resources I found so far that I regarded as helpful:
- Tips for Event Hosting – Preparation
- The first part of three by Lorna Mitchell that gives tips for everyone who wants to host an Event. The tips can help from hosting a PHPUsergroup through any family event up to hosting an international scale conference.
- Tips for Event Hosting – On the day
- The second part of Lorna Mitchells three-parted blogpost on Event hosting that gives tips on what to do on the actuall day of the event
- Tips for Event Hosting – Feedback and Socials
- The last part of Lorna Mitchells three-parted blogpost on Event hosting that gives tips on what to keep in mind after the event has finished.
- Starting an Atlassian Usergroup
- Even though focused on starting an Atlassian Usergroup, the tips and schedule mentioned here can be easily adapted to any PHP-Usergroup. Well, you won’T get a sponsorship for a PHP-Usergroup from Atlassian, but I think the resource is definitely worth a look
But before starting a local usergroup it could be useful to know whether there already exists one. And if you can’t find one here, these are the places to advertise the new group.
Or did any of you out there find other resources helpful?