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 Tuesday of every month, making the next edPUG in 27 days. It is free to come along, but we issue electronic tickets via Eventbrite 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

7 - 9pm

Details of the next edPUG are being confirmed. It will either be a talk / demonstration / hack session or just general chat. edPUG goes ahead every month regardless of whether a talk takes place or not, so get it your calendar as a recurring event now!

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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 Table Tennis to be played, 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.

Find us

By plane, train or automobile

The venue

Line Digital Ltd.
77 Brunswick Street, Edinburgh, EH7 5HS

We are hidden down an alleyway on Brunswick Street. The blue door in this Google "Street View" link is the secret to finding edPUG. Once you find the door, ring the buzzer.

By foot

From Leith Walk, find Vittoria's. We are just a few doors down from there. From London Road there are many streets to take, so best point the GPS on your mobile phone to the office address.

By bus

There are many bus services to Easter Road and London road, so we recommend the Lothian Buses journey planner to find a bus from your part of town.

By train

The office is a 15 minute walk from Edinburgh Waverley train station. We recommend you leave the station via the Calton Road exit.

Contact us

If you are interested in doing a talk, becoming a sponsor, or have any other questions, please do not hesitate to get in touch.

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