In this new post to the Pehapkari.cz site they take a look at the PHP user groups all around the world and share some interesting statistics.
In April 2018 I started a side project to list meetups in Europe near Prague. PHP meetups are so much fun and I didn’t find any single-page with a map that would list them. In the start, this site had a small table, with 10 meetups a month, very modern black/white Times New Roman design and advanced human-manual updating.
Since then I got feedback from dozens friends and users with this WTFs and ideas – they helped me to add feature now and then, polish a design with emoji and Bootstrap, automate everything and even crawl over 150 urls. I bought friendsofphp.org domain and the project became a standalone single page.
Based on the results shared in the post, there’s over 1000 PHP-specific meetups all around the world! It also highlights the most active region (most meetups for the area): the area around Belgium. There’s also a list of several cool features of the
friendsofphp.orgsite and a more technical description of how the site works and gathers its data.