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Originally aired on

June 25th, 2022

085: PHP UG Orgs.

With life getting closer and closer to normal, User Groups are making a comeback. Running a PHP Usergroup can be very rewarding at times and feel thankless at other times. There is a lot of benefit to becoming a Usergroup Organizer, like deciding what the group talks about at meetups. At this Roundtable, we talk with several PHP Usergroup organizers and discuss the pros and cons of running a PHP User Group and what some helpful tips and tricks are.


Ben Ramsey
Sara Golemon

The State of PHP Usergroup Organizers Show Summary


Joe Ferguson

Ben Ramsey

Ben Ramsey

Sara Golemon

Sara Golemon

  • Sara is @SaraMG@Mastodon.Technology
  • She works on getting XP in video games and torturing PHP
  • Works on the XHP extension for PHP - XHTML embedded in PHP

Eric Van Johnson

Passionate about the PHP Programming language. I am currently one of the team members behind PHP Architect. I also have a couple of podcast including this one, PHPRoundtable, along with PHPUgly and the PHP[podcast]

Rick Kuipers

Bob Bloom

Independent dev, specializing @laravelphp, LaSalle Software (FOSS), co-organizes PHP meet-ups, podcaster, streamer, father of three, and husband of one.

Rafael Dohms

Andreas Heigl

Chris Spruck

The organizer of AtlantaPHP UserGroup, Software Engineer at @ShootProof; into hiking, biking & outdoors, science, vintage cars, travel, hockey