Recent Posts by Elizabeth Naramore

September User Group of the Month - Atlanta PHP

Two weeks ago, I had the distinct pleasure of making a trip to Atlanta to help celebrate Atlanta PHP’s 100th meeting. Hosting 100 meetings is a huge achievement! The group is as active and vibrant as ever. We had a great time at meeting, which included a cookout (thanks for the veggie burgers, Chris!), drinks, and door prizes. I was honored that they asked me to give a talk on Technical Debt, which you can see here. Many high fives were given all around.

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Announcing CodeConnexx: A Different Kind of Conference

Engine Yard is thrilled to be part of a brand new conference: CodeConnexx. It’s a two-day conference hosted by our friends at PHPWomen, but this is not just a conference for women in PHP. It’s open to _anybody _working in the web development industry. What makes this conference different is that the first day is focused on technical topics, like MySQL Query Optimization and Building APIs with Silex, while the second day focuses on softer skills like Mentoring Developers and the Art of Self-Sourcing. Not surprisingly, the goal of this conference is building connections: between work and life, between different technologies used in web development, and between each other.

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PHP User Group of the Month: Austin PHP

As part of our new PHP User Group Program, each month we’ll tell you all about one of the user groups that makes the PHP community great. This month we highlight Austin PHP. We sat down with Logan Lindquist, one of the organizers of this group. Here’s what he had to say:

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CodeWorks- The Traveling PHP Conference

It’s that time of year again, when the php|architect folks take their popular PHP conference on the road and bring it to you! We love this idea and are thrilled to be the primary sponsor of this series of events. We realize that not everybody has a conference travel budget, or the time and ability to travel to a PHP conference. A conference like this makes it much easier for people to attend, both in time and travel cost. Speaking of cost, where else can you get a full day of PHP training for as low as $20?!

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Want to go to Lone Star PHP?

Occasionally we have extra tickets to conferences, and it just so happens that Lone Star PHP is one of them! If you are a user group leader and you’d like to have one of our two free tickets to Lone Star PHP to give to your group, then let me know! As we did with our extra php|tek ticket, we’ll randomly choose two user groups to receive the tickets from the pool of groups that get in touch. From there, you can give the ticket out as you see fit.

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Announcing Our New PHP User Group Program

Since Engine Yard was formed, we’ve had a deep commitment to supporting the open source community. Long have we done this in the Ruby space, and more recently in the PHP space as well. Sometimes we do this by sponsoring PHP conferences run by those in the community, supporting new PHP User Groups just getting started, giving away free tickets to conferences that come our way, sponsoring special events at PHP User Groups, or even more recently sponsoring PHP projects. As the PHP Community manager here, I have an awesome job.

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Launching the Columbia, SC PHP User Group at POSSCON

We are so happy to be helping the Columbia, South Carolina PHP enthusiasts gather together for an inaugural meeting of their user group during POSSCON (March 28-29). We will be meeting together during a lunchtime BOF session on March 29, and we really hope you can join us.

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Voices of the ElePHPant- Season 2

I’m so happy to announce that Engine Yard will be sponsoring Season 2 of the Voices of the ElePHPant. If you’re not familiar with this podcast, every week, Cal Evans interviews various members of the PHP Community who are making efforts in moving the PHP ecosystem forward. It’s a great listen!

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