KCPUG needs suggestions for a new Saturday afternoon home

KC PUG has seen many, many great conversations and presentations over the years.  But, it’s time to find us a more permanent home, and I could really use your help.

Things we are looking for:

  • Relaxed, inviting atmosphere for presentations and conversations.
  • Busy places are ok, but need to have a place we can schedule out or better–claim our time recurring slot.
  • Central location for at least Downtown KC, Lawrence, Leawood, Olathe, etc (preferably with high way access.
  • Air Conditioning (I know, right?) – again, comfortable environment
  • More “hangout” less “classroom” – But, a projector or a place to project are a must.
  • Great WiFi is a plus!
  • sponsored/office locations, will be fine too.

If you have any ideas, please discuss in the comments below or just send them from our meetup link below.


Ideas for KcPug.org?

If all goes as planned, I’m going to do a little WordPress hacking on kcpug.org at Friday’s WordCamp hackathon.

At the moment I’m planning some meetup.com integrations.  Have an idea for the site?  Let me know in the comments.

April Meeting – A presentation AND a giveaway!

In addition to the great people and discussions, we have added two great reasons why you should attend KC PUG this month!

First, you could win a book!  Chris Harjes (You may know him as The @grmpyprogrammer) has generously donated an electronic copy of his book “The Grumpy Programmer’s Guide to Building Testable Application in PHP” for one lucky attendee to win this month.  If you have read the PHPUnit documentation (or if you haven’t) and just don’t feel like you know where to start when testing, this may be the book for you.

Second (and even more awesome) our very own regular, John Kary @johnkary will be giving what promises to be a great talk on using git for development and collaborative workflows.  Joel is even letting us borrow his projector!  If you don’t know John, he is an experienced PHP developer from Lawrence, and long time git and symfony advocate.

Drop by, learn and share!

Saturday, April 21 @2:30pm
Blackdog Coffeehouse http://kcpug.org/meeting-location


Heads up…March meeting is “soft-cancelled”

I’ve been putting off writing this all week….probably hoping to work something out.  I know already several of us aren’t going to make it this weekend, we don’t have “our room” scheduled at Black Dog this month, it’s going to be a beautiful day ….oh…AND it’s St. Patrick’s Day…in Kansas City..on a Saturday.

There are a ton of things to talk about.  PHP 5.4, new tips and tricks, app stack upgrades, github fun, or who knows what else would come up.

If you were thinking of coming, put a post here and see if anyone was going to join you.  Black Dog has a couple of big tables in the main area, so if you want to coordinate a meeting just let us all know.

Either way, I’ll see you all in April!