Passing the torch of Memphis PHP User Group

In September of 2012 David Haskins and I took over MemphisPHP from Jeremy Kendall. David Haskins and I had never run a user group before but we wanted to ensure MemphisPHP would survive Jeremy moving to Nashville. (Jeremy has since come back to Memphis and once again...
The importance of hobbies

The importance of hobbies

Nearly all the programmers I know count programming among their hobbies. I always have; I was a hobbyist programmer long before I was a professional programmer. The cautionary tale is about burnout. When you spend all day at your day job doing one thing and then going...

Communities and Silos Revisited

“You can be a part of multiple communities…” This is a hot topic for me, and I’m glad to hear Matt’s opinion. I agree with everything Matt says. If you’ve not heard it yet go listen to this before continuing this post:...

PHP User Group Sticker Exchange 2016

The Idea I started a thread on the PHP UG Admins email list of doing a User Group sticker exchange and the idea took off pretty quickly. The idea is that user groups that want to participate send stickers to a central location. Stickers are then broken up into packets...