Welcome to edPUG

The Edinburgh PHP User Group

We are the capital of Scotland’s premier meetup for all things PHP and more. We love talking about all web technologies, including, but not limited to: PHP & JavaScript frameworks / DHTML & AJAX / programming methodologies and design patterns / CMS’s / e-commerce / hosting / scalability / deployment / Relational & Document databases and any other cool web technologies.

edPUG takes place on the third week of every month. It is free to come along, but we issue electronic tickets via meetup.com to control the capacity of the venue. Get your ticket early to avoid disappointment! We’ll also email those with a free ticket with a reminder a few days before the event.

The next edPUG meetup

Join us every month for our PHP User Group

What to expect?

Famous PHPizza, beer and great chat

First and foremost, expect a friendly, informal and relaxed atmosphere. We have new members every few months, so don’t be afraid to come along on your own – our current members (edPUGGERs!) were all edPUG newbies once! Why not bring along a friend if it’s your first time? The more the merrier!

Everyone is welcome, from people who just want to find out more about PHP; to students considering a career in web development; bedroom programmers wanting to meet like minded people; to people who make a living writing PHP on a daily basis, either freelance or for one of the many excellent digital agencies in Edinburgh and beyond. People from all ages and skill levels come along, the only requirement is an interest in <?php ?>

Once you find the venue, you’ll be greeted with a friendly hello and the offer of a beer or soft drink. When we’ve established numbers on the night (there’s always a few latecomers!), we’ll make an order for food, which usually involves the famous PHPizza™!

While we wait for everyone to arrive, there’s often a bit of chat, or the Epic Fail compilation of the month to be watched on YouTube™. Often people will talk about new things they’ve seen, and bring them up on the big screen.