PHP Dorset Monthly Meetup (aka Tech Dorset)

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Executive Business Centre

89 Holdenhurst Road

Bournemouth

BH8 8EB

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PHP Dorset is a local user group, open to all. Monthly meet on the second Monday of the month in Lansdowne, Dorset.

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*We’re back!*

Over the summer we’ve been reviewing the feedback we’ve been given about our meetups and talking with the wider community about what the future of PHPDorset looks like.

Unfortunately this has meant that we haven’t held a meetup for a couple of months, but even though we haven’t met in person, our slack channel has been busier than ever. If you’re not already a member you can sign up here: https://slack.phpdorset.co.uk

Our meetup returns next month on 14th Oct at Lansdowne, with a few changes.

Firstly, we’re moving location! We’d like to give our biggest thanks to the Barclays Eagle Labs for their support over the last few years - Sharon in particular has been a fantastic host for many a meetup. Our new location will be at the *Lansdowne Executive Business Centre*. We’ll also now be meeting on the second Monday of the month.

Also, we’re excited to announce that our meetup will be a joint effort with another meetup Mobile Dorset. The event itself will be known as Tech Dorset (the name may change) but for the foreseeable future we’ll be remaining a user group under the PHPDorset banner. The joint venture will combine our efforts for our meetings so we can share our discussions and talks with the wider community, including those working with JavaScript, Ruby, and hybrid and native mobile to name but a few.

Below are some answers to questions we’ve been asked:

Why have we moved?

We want to facilitate a meetup which is accessible to as much of the community as possible. By moving to a Landsdowne venue, we’re hoping it will be easier for more people to attend due to better bus connections and a nearby train station to help people coming from places like Poole and Weymouth as well as more bike share bays. There’s also some free parking at the venue.

Why has the date changed?

We used to host on the first Monday of the month. We’ll now be hosting on the second Monday of the month. This is almost entirely because we often had to move to the second Monday anyway because our event kept falling on a bank holiday day.

Why share with Mobile Dorset?

Mobile Dorset is a similar meetup that has run for several years. Recently there has been a trend where backend and mobile technologies are converging, and the talk topics at both our meetups were crossing over and had become relevant to both audiences. By combining our efforts we can continue to provide a meetup, find the right speakers, and avoid our attendees having to choose between events on a busy week.

What hasn’t changed?

We’ll still be looking to bring you the best speakers, diving into topics such as debugging, devops, coding, data, testing, timezones and i18n, new technologies, WordPress and even some games now and then. Chris, Dave, Alex and Hugh will still be involved with the meetups, often be playing host. And there will of course be Pizza.

This months event will be a social mixer and lean coffee discussion. We’ll be interested to hear your opinion on our changes so please join us if you can, or if you can’t you can leave feedback via email, twitter or slack. If you’d like to give a talk at a future event please also get in touch.

We’ll see you there.

Chris, Dave, Alex and Hugh.

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Executive Business Centre

89 Holdenhurst Road

Bournemouth

BH8 8EB

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