It is getting summer in Germany: let’s have a PHP BBQ tour! The PHP BBQ tour is one week tour from Monday, 15.06. – Sunday, 21.06.2009 visiting the german PHP user groups. The tour will go through Munich, Frankfurt, Karlsruhe, Berlin, Dortmund, Hamburg and Kiel. The tour is an offering and a suggestion to the user group to come together for a barbecue instead of meeting in conference rooms in the middle of the summer, when the days are long. Everybody is invited to join me and other MySQLers on the tour to visit the PHP user group in his neighbor town.
Please check the MySQL Forge Wiki page for details: http://forge.mysql.com/wiki/PHP_BBQ_Tour and check you local user group mailing list. The wiki page will be updated frequently and give more details as soon as available.
What it is
During the past weeks I have contacted several user groups and proposed to have a barbecue during a regular user group meeting. The feedback has been positive as you can see. The barbecue shall be in no way significantly different from any regular user group meeting. Whoever organizes the meeting, sets the rules.
As a member of the Sun/MySQL Connectors team, working on the PHP, C++ and OpenOffice.org drivers for MySQL, I can offer to give a presentation MySQL topics at the evening or be just around. If you would like to hear a presentation on a certain topic, please let me know. I may be able to find some good presenters for you. Giving a presentation, however, is not a must.
Several MySQLers and Sunnies already said they would come to some of the meetings: Kaj Arnö, Giuseppe Maxia, Lenz Grimmer, Amdrey Hristov, Georg Richter, Johannes Schlüter, David Soria Parra, … Lenz plans to join the tour for several days.
Because it is fun! Because it is a wonderful opportunity to get in touch. Because it is a good opportunity to raise attention for the amazingly vivid meet ups.
From Munich to Kiel
The first BBQ will be in Munich on Monday (15.06.). The last BBQ will take place in Kiel (21.06) during the Kieler Woche – the biggest summer festival in northern Europe.
Please check the wiki page during the next days for updates!