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SitePoint PHP Blog:
Functional Prog, Distributed DBs, JSON-Patch and More!
Oct 07, 2015 @ 10:31:27

The SitePoint PHP blog has posted a wrapup/review of the WebCampZG conference that happened in Croatia back on October 3rd & 4th (2015). It's "an annual conference for web developers, held in Zagreb on the first weekend of October".

This weekend, Chris Ward (the mobile channel editor at SitePoint) and me attended [Webcamp ZG](http://www.sitepoint.com/webcamp-zagreb-2015-a-conference-you-must-not-miss), the annual international web-oriented conference in Zagreb, Croatia. [...] The conference is a two day event, each day spearheaded by a keynote type of talk before diving into the bulk of the content. The schedules of both days contained plenty of breaks with food, drinks and snacks scattered throughout, providing for both energy and excellent socialization and networking contexts.

He covers both days of the event, talking about the sessions that were presented (including one from SitePoint-er Chris Ward) and the evening activities that followed. Despite some missteps in session content and the wifi - always a problem at tech conferences - Bruno found the event "a blast" and plans on attending in the future.

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Link: http://www.sitepoint.com/functional-programming-distributed-databases-json-patch-and-more/

Community News:
ZgPHP Mini-Conference Announced
Aug 20, 2013 @ 14:02:52

The Zagreb PHP user group has officially announced the first conference to be held in Croatia. This one-day conference will be held September 14th at Hrvatska Gospodarska Komora.

As second anniversary of ZgPHP meetups is coming soon, we decided to organize a mini PHP conference in Zagreb, first PHP conference in this region. It will be held in Croatian Chamber of Economy, Nova Cesta 7, Zagreb on September 14th. [...] On our mailing lists, Facebook & Twitter we have around 250 members, in average we have 25 visitors on each of our monthly meetups and for mini conference we are hoping to gather 120 PHP developers (not only Zagreb but Croatia, Serbia, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Slovenia …).

The event's call for papers is also currently open and will be until August 25th. If you're interested in speaking at this event, you can find information for submitting in the post. If you plan on attending, sign up on the Meetup page. They've also posted the fist round of speakers and sessions there as well.

tagged: zgphp croatia conference zagreb usergroup

Link: http://zgphp.org/2013/08/mini-zgphp-conference-2013

Miro Svrtan:
Starting/organizing a developer community: ZgPHP meetup
Sep 19, 2012 @ 09:22:05

In a recent post Miro Svrtan talks about a PHP developer community he started up in the Zagreb, Croatia area, the ZgPHP user group, and some of the lessons he learned in the process.

The year 2011 was a great success for developer communities in Zagreb. Although mobile developers started in 2010 with Mobile Monday, web developers were a bit shy and Ruby developers started first, then python meetups started and in the summer few people urged/pushed me to start organizing PHP Meetups. Besides colleagues I did not know a lot of PHP developers so I needed to spread the word about it. Twitter was the first step and it paid off. With only a few retweets there were already 10-20 people interested.

The post talks about the growth of the group, things they wish they'd done better (like involving local companies) and their work to create a custom logo for the group. If you're in the area and want to find out more about the group, check out their main page.

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Community News:
Zagreb PHP User Group December 2011 Meeting - 13th @ 6pm
Nov 30, 2011 @ 08:29:30

Miro has submitted some information about the latest meeting of the Zagreb PHP User Group happening December 13th at 6pm in the Multimedia Institute:

Although Zagreb PHP Meetup started only 3 months ago with monthly meetups (up to 30 developers coming), our next meeting will be first meetup with organized talks. December meetup will have 5 talks with themes like 'How to write readable code?', 'Flex & PHP development' , 'Introduction to test driven development' && 'MySQL - explain explained'.

We would like to invite all interested PHP and non-PHP developers that would like to listen to some of best Croatian PHP devs (and understand Croatian language) to come on December 13th from 6PM to Mama, Preradoviceva 18 in Zagreb. Unfortunately we are limited with number of available seats so please signup at http://zgphp.eventbrite.com/.

Due to space limitations, there's only 12 seats available so hurry and reserve your spot if you'd like to attend (it's free)!

Have a user group meeting you'd like announced? Let us know!

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