Update on Aberdeen PHP User Group
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This month we will be joined by Callum Hopkins (@CalEuanHopkins), who will be doing a talk on the importance of side projects!

"About how developing personal and experimental projects help improve your skills. A nod to how web isn't a 9-5 job and how opening yourself up to opportunities, making your own judgement on what to learn and being smart about what you work on is what makes great web people, both designers and developers."

Bookended by the usual chat about web development and life over a beer and some pizza!

Eventbrite - Aberdeen PHP
Day Camp 4 Developers

A day of virtual learning on all things "Modern PHP" with talks from 5 great speakers who will cover a range of topics to help you level up.
  • What To Expect From PHP7: Lorna Jane Mitchell, @lornajane
  • HTTP, PSR-7 and Middleware: Rob Allen, @akrabat
  • Turn On The Generator!: Christopher Pitt, @assertchris
  • Asynchronous PHP with Icicle: Aaron Piotrowski, @trowski2002
  • Hack ALL the Things!: Sara Golemon, @SaraMG
You get all that knowledge dropped squarely on your lap for under $100 (roughly £70 in real money), so highly recommended.

For more information check out and come along to our April meetup for your chance to win a ticket!


We have a handful of lovely prizes to giveaway for this month thanks to some great individuals and organisations!
  • Constraints Cards ( via Billy (@cowboyecosse)
  • A field guide to Freelancer finances via Andy (@andygasman)
  • 1 FREE (year long) License for any Jetbrains IDE (
  • 1 FREE ticket to Day Camp 4 Developers via Cal Evans (@calevans)

In other news:

We're really happy to be getting more involved with ScotlandPhp (@scotlandphp), we've recently started merging over the Slack channel so if you're wanting to get involved in the conversation with other devs in and around Scotland, get your invite at
If you're interested in giving a talk at a meetup.
Get in touch!
April: Callum Hopkins (@caleuanhopkins)
- Side projects and self training

Future Talks:
Jenny Wong (@miss_jwo)
Matt Cockayne (@phpboyscout)

Glynn Bird (@glynn_bird)
- TBC/June


Other news around Aberdeen



The Creative Aberdeen Meet is a monthly get together for people who work or study in anything creative in Aberdeen. Whether you’re a web designer, digital designer, artist, musician, photographer, coder or freelancer come along and join us every second Tuesday of the month at 6 Degrees North in Aberdeen

TechMeetup Aberdeen

TechMeetups Aberdeen branch meet at the Meston Building of Aberdeen Uni on the 3rd Wednesday of each month.

There is plenty more going on around Aberdeen for more information RefreshAberdeen is a great resource for the variety of events that run in and around the city.
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