|What is PHPCamp?
PHPCamp is a unconference where anyone can come and participate. This is similar in concept to barcamp but it is focused towards php developers. This is a platform for php developers to share their knowledge with each other. PHPcamp is as much fun as you can make it. Be prepared to lead or participate in a session, ask interesting questions.
Why should I attend?
If you are a php developer, then the answer is very simple, so that you can meet 100′s of other developer and talk to them about your problems and share the knowledge.
If you want to show off what you’re working on, and generally leave your mark on the weekend and fellow developers.
If you are starting out, then this is a great chance for you to check if PHP is a good choice for career or not.
If you work alongside php developers then it will help you understand them better.
I attended PHPCamp 2010, I thought it was very diverse in terms of topics, how about a “How to’s” and “Get started with <?> stuff for everyone”
PHPCamp 2011′s target is to meet this expectation, lot of PHP Guru’s in Pune and it’s surroundings (Nashik, Mumbai etc) everyone having something nice to share, and are presented with a dilemma - how deep should I go into the topic? Year 2011, brings cheers to all those confusion, and ensure’s a good blend of “How to’s and Get on with” topics - benefiting community the most.
Do I need to bring anything?
Not really, but bringing a laptop could be a good idea. Memory Stick/thumb drive (if you have one: for transfering presentations, demo code, etc). Just be ready to participate.
What is “Law of Two Feet”?
Wikipedia states it as
“If at any time during our time together you find yourself in any situation where you are neither learning nor contributing, use your two feet. Go to some other place where you may learn and contribute”
The purpose of this last ‘law’ is to emphasize that no one should sit to sessions that are boring to them; instead the discussions should only be attended by people who genuinely interested in the topic at hand.
I want to help, how can I ?
Perfect, there are many ways you can do it.
Why you didn’t use a wiki?
Well, we think that wiki’s are bit hard to manage, and most of people find it difficult to use, and anyways it does not take much to create a website to the basic stuff which is easy to manage.
Why email address are not being displayed?
Few companies are tying to abuse the listed email address. We don’t think the PHPCamp’s list should be used for job’s releated spam. Hence we removed the email address from general list.If you have any concerns you can contact any event planner.
Why are speakers not selected in advanced?
PHPCamp is an unconference, and to keep the spirit of unconference alive we decided that we will not choose any speakers in advance. We think this will encourage everyone to participate, and also keep the speakers selection process fair.
Why website feels so incomplete?
This is because we believe in “release early and release often” mantra. It means that we wanted to get the community feedback about the event as soon as possible. So instead of waiting for months to get the website perfect, we decided to give the community a place where we can interact, ASAP. we will be building new features and improving the website as we go. If you can help us improve things fast contact any event planner or let us know via google groups .
I have got photos for the event that i would like to share, where should I share?
that is great, if you have taken the pictures during the event and if you would like to share then please share it in our Flickr Image Pool . For adding images in the pool, just upload your images to Flickr, and share your image to pool. URL is http://www.flickr.com/groups/phpcamp/
You can also share your photo related to your preperations to attend PHPCamp. All the photos shared in the Flickr Pool will be also dispalyed on this website.