The PHP East Midlands user group is entirely run by volunteers who donate their time and energy to a fantastic cause. Most of our regular events are totally free and we actively encourage people of all abilities to come to our user group meetings which are often graced by the presence of some established speakers on the PHP talk circuit.

What we do.

  • We hold Monthly meetups - a combination of single long talks and multiple lightning talks from established and fledgling speakers.
  • We run an annual unconference - see http://phpem.uk/event/unconference2014 and http://phpem.uk/event/unconference-2015 for previous years' events.
  • We run workshops - so far covering topics including Symfony, Penetration Testing and front-end build pipelines in Gulp
  • We represent the community at local tech events and hackathons - as well as running the Unconference at the PHP North West conference for the past few years.

Our unconferences have launched the speaking careers of a number of speakers, people who have take a topic they've often produced on the spot, and given it to multiple other user groups and events up and down the country.

phpem unconference 2014

Why we are looking for support

As a community group we are a non-profit group, we have a small number of expenses for each event - any contributions are used to fund an event and are also to cover the costs of third-party services such as payment processing fees or software subscriptions (e.g. Meetup.com). We will use funds to ensure the event that's funded is available to attend at a low cost. We also actively market the group through promotional materials. By donating and supporting the cause you ensure that our user group is promoted to the best of our ability, and the events we run are accessible and open to as many people as possible. No money is ever taken personally by organisers.

Event details / projections

Meetups - 2015

Unconferences / workshops

50 Un-conferance Attendees

Projected 2016: 60

30 Workshop attendees

Projected 2016: 50 across the year

Our Packages.

Our packages come in many levels - to allow us to partner with and collaborate with many businesses and groups of a range of sizes.

We also welcome support of swag or goodies to give away to attendees - stickers go down a treat!

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  • Gold Package£500

    • Large Logo on PHPem community banners at the event.
    • Logo on delegate passes at the event.
    • Provide flyers and/or gifts for delegates to take away on the day (a 'table of goodies' will be available).
    • Supporter profile on the phpem.uk website.
    • 3 tickets
  • Silver Package£250

    Benefits:

    • Logo on PHPem community banners at the event.
    • Logo on delegate passes at the event.
    • Provide flyers and/or gifts for delegates to take away on the day (a 'table of goodies' will be available).
    • 1 ticket

All prices shown are ex VAT

We look for supporters all year round, to help with events, workshops and show their support for the great community we have. For the Uncon in 2016, the deadline for supporters to confirm is 5pm on Tuesday 8th November 2016 with artwork provided by Friday 11th November 2016 for any banners and promotional materials to be printed.

To discuss or enquire about supporter packs, email team [at] phpem [dot] uk or drop us a message on twitter @PHPem and we can go from there!