PHP Appalachia 2008

We had such a great time at PHP Appalachia '06, we've been dying to do it again... so here we are!

WHAT IS PHP APPALACHIA? A PHP unconference nestled in the Smoky Mountains, for those who like to camp or stay in a cabin, enjoy spending time with friends, and talking about PHP. As before, we will have a few presentations, but a lot of the time will be flexible and spent how the group sees fit at the time.

WHEN? The first week of September, 2008 (that's Labor Day for you US folks).

WHERE? We are moving the shindig to Gatlinburg/Pigeon Forge Tennessee area, and we're considering renting something like this:

http://www.alpinechaletrentals.com/viewproperty.aspx?PropertyID=18016

This is only one of the large group chalets we're considering renting; it's all going to come down to how many people we have and the dates we can reserve.

Besides PHPing, Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg offer many fun things to do, including hiking, horseback riding, whitewater rafting, outlet shopping, indoor skydiving, and of course who could forget Dollywood?

TAKE NOTE:
We're immediately opening up pre-registration to whomever is interested in joining us for this adventure; a great time is guaranteed to be had by all.

HOWEVER - SPACE IS VERY LIMITED! We are cutting off the number of attendees (staying at the chalet) at 50 and those spots are filling up fast.

HOW CAN YOU REGISTER? Send me an email to elizabeth _at_ naramore _dot_ net. I will email you back with PayPal information.

HOW MUCH IS IT? Right now, we're taking a $200 + $15 registration fee if you are interested in reserving a spot in the chalet. If you want to attend, but would rather camp somewhere or make other sleeping arrangements, that's perfectly okay, you can still send us your $15 registration fee, and we'll mark you down.

We have groups coming in from Cincinnati, Washington DC, and Atlanta, so if you're in those areas and are interested in attending, you should contact your local PHP usergroup to perhaps arrange rideshares or sharing a room with someone.

REMEMBER, SPACE IS LIMITED AND FILLING UP VERY QUICKLY, so if you want to participate you'd best hurry.

Remember this is in the planning stages so if you have any suggestions or questions, don't hesitate to contact me or Keith Casey.

Oh yeah, WHAT ABOUT FOOD? Well, to be honest, we haven't quite figured that out yet. But we're working on it :). Suggestions are always welcome.

By the way, if you want to see pictures from the previous PHP Appalachia, you can see them all at Flickr.

Hope to see you there!


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