Archive for September, 2007

Doing It: Going Freelance

Tuesday, September 25th, 2007

Central Florida PHP invites you to attend our first open discussion on the topic of freelancing.

Freelance web design and development is no easy task — just ask anyone
who has ever done it before. Yet, despite all the hard work and long
hours, being your own boss can be one of the most rewarding things ever
to experience.

If you are considering making “the leap” or even if you are thinking
about making a few extra bucks on the side, you won’t want to miss this
information filled discussion.

As always, come ready to learn, take lots of notes, and pass the information off to someone else.

Feel free to post any questions or comments regarding this event in our forum:

See you there!

Site Updates

Monday, September 17th, 2007

It’s time for upgrades!

If you have been following the discussions in the group, you already know that many things are in the works. We will be progressively rolling out several upgrades in the coming months. One of the first announcements is the addition of our forum. This is intended to address the limitations of our current discussion on Google Groups. The location of the forum is Yes, the general discussion group is still available, and will be until people stop using it all together.

Next in line is a much more organized system of event announcement. Since Yahoo! is developer friendly, we have decided to use the website to organize the events and to handle notifications. Central Florida PHP has an official Upcoming Group that you can add yourself to if you use the service. There is an RSS feed for those who are interested; however they will be prominently displayed on the website as well.

That segues nicely into the next point of discussion: a new design. As of now, this is the least concrete idea currently in the works. If anyone has something to contribute in this category, please make yourself known.

Switching to FeedBurner

Saturday, September 15th, 2007

Effective October 15, 2007 I will be switching the feeds over to FeedBurner. Please make sure to update your reader to the new feed. I have already added the feed URI to the head of the website and disable the old WordPress ones in order to prevent anyone from signing up on the old feed locations.

For your convenience, the location of the new feed is:

Next Meeting is September 29th

Saturday, September 8th, 2007

Our next meeting will be held on Saturday September 29, 2007. That gives us exactly two weeks to start thinking about a new topic that the group is interested in hearing about and a presenter the group is interested in hearing from.

Head over to the CFPHP Google Group to discuss the next upcoming meeting!