Following on at somewhat of a right-angle from my last post, I’ve been thinking.
It seems to me, that perhaps my major beef with ##php is that it doesn’t promote the discussions I want, partly because it is aiming to be a help channel. Now, I really love helping people, but it’s nice to get something back once in a while.
So, I’ve decided to start a spin-off channel, one that does promote the things I want to talk about – and hopefully others do to.
Join #php.thinktank on irc.freenode.net and lets talk about things. What things? Well, I don’t want to limit the conversations except by one factor:
No parse, logic or scripting errors.
Topics we want to promote:
1) Design Patterns
2) New concepts
3) Working with bleeding edge PHP technology (i.e. new PECL extensions, PHP 6 Unicode stuff)
4) Working with the latest ascessorial technologies and tools (i.e. MySQL stored procedures, AJAX etc)
5) Doing new things and Doing old things new ways
These are just a few things I can think of off the top of my head. I also want to see plenty of off-topic discussions and camaraderie, I think it helps peoples brains gel with one another, and so long as it doesn’t interfere with an on-topic disucssion/debate in a detrimental way, great
So come join us! (yes, it’s already an us and there have already been a couple of cool disucssions