It’s officially official. Ben, Aaron, Chris & I had shared some IRC discussions about how great it would be to just go camping and talk about PHP and PHP-related stuff (and perhaps share an adult beverage or two over a campfire.) Thus, PHP Appalachia was born!
PHP Appalachia is an informal gathering of PHP enthusiasts who just want an excuse to get together and enjoy exchanging information in a relaxed, beautiful setting. There is no set agenda, no formal speakers. Just 3 days of camping and sharing PHP ideas and experiences with people just like you.
September 27-29, 2006
This gathering will be held at the Cherokee/Great Smokies KOA in Cherokee, NC.
The Cherokee / Great Smokies KOA is bordered on one side by the serene Raven Fork River and on the other side by three tribal trout ponds. It lies just across the road from Great Smoky Mountains National Park and one mile from the Blue Ridge Parkway. From almost anywhere on KOA’s grounds, take in 360-degree mountain views. Enjoy the shuttle to area attractions, indoor pool and hot tub, fitness center, island pet walk, whitewater rafting, horseback riding and gem mining excursions, among other things. Wireless Internet is available at the campground.
Anyone with an interest in PHP and PHP related technologies is welcome to attend. Even if “roughing it” is not your thing, you’re welcome to come along as there are numerous area hotels available.
Registration is only $15, and each attendee will receive a free PHP Appalachia t-shirt. Accomodations are very affordable, and meals are available for about $25/day.
Anyone in the Cincinnati area that wants a ride down, I’ll be leaving on September 26 and coming back the 30th. I have room for 6 so let me know if you want a ride.
Make sure to check out the PHP Appalachia Website for all the gory details- and come and join us, it’ll be loads of fun!