The first Twin Cities PHP User Group meeting was on May 4th, 2000. The informal gathering was at Embers restaurant in Uptown Minneapolis, and attendees included J Wynia, Scot Jenkins, Allie Micka and Chris Moewes (Plus two others we haven't seen again). We've had meetings more-or-less monthly since then.
Like the PHP language itself, this user group has gained a lot of momentum over the years. Our thriving email discussion list is an excellent place to get your questions answered, and and you'll always learn something new at our monthly meetings.
In February of 2001 we got official and registered the tcphp.org domain. Since that time our ongoing domain registration, web and mailing list hosting has been sponsored by pajunas interactive, a local web hosting company run by and for active TCPHP members.
Membership is free and easy: just start participating!
TCPHP is a volunteer-run organization, and our meetings and web/email support are 100% free of charge. This is made possible by volunteers and sponsors of all levels, and we encourage you to Support both the sponsors and the group by participating in any way you can.
None of your personal information is stored or used for any purpose beyond group participation and communication. The TCPHP organizers have neither the time nor inclination to use your information for spam or marketing purposes, and that's just not what we're about!
However, we can't always control our members. When you post to the mailing list your email address becomes available to all subscribers, and any information you include in your profile is publicly available. We have a zero-tolerance policy on abuse of this information and we hope this won't dissuade you from participating fully.