Magma Digital have long-standing relationships with a diverse set of technical communities. Significantly we play a key role in organising one of the largest annual PHP conferences, hosted in Manchester, ‘PHPNW’. Magma Digital’s CEO Jeremy Coates founded the PHPNW user group which meets monthly in Manchester and brings together a community of software engineers, web developers, and others. The objective of the user group is and always has been, to improve the technological skills and best practice of its community.

Community – PHPNW User Group

PHPNW User Group was born out of Jeremy’s passion for all things development and his dedication to maintaining the capacity and capability of the community within the North West. Many contributors, volunteers, members and speakers make up the richness that is PHPNW. The user group meets once a month in Manchester city centre and attendees benefit from a variety of speakers and subjects as well as the networking opportunities.

Community – PHPNW Conference

The annual conference is held during the month of October here in Manchester, UK. Following eight sold-out and highly successful conferences; PHPNW attracts over 500 delegates, top speakers, and influential industry sponsors many of whom travel from around the world including America, Germany, the Netherlands and many other countries. We firmly believe that the conference should be an educational and advantageous experience for all delegates. The conference is a not-for-profit community conference and this principle remains central to what we do. We fully immerse the delegates into a pool of in-depth teaching of topics related to PHP; presented by an array of industry leaders and speakers from around the world.

PHPNW Conference Sponsors have included:

Some of the other communities that we support include; Codejo, Barcamp Blackpool, Manchester Digital, PHP South Coast, PHP Benelux and WeCamp.

These communities benefit Magma Digital and others through free (open source) software, providing a platform to exchange ideas with other thought leaders regular meetings with like-minded people.

Magma Digital are firm believers in the next working generation, offering young, motivated individuals the opportunity to join our team through apprenticeship schemes, work experience and placements.  Our CEO Jeremy Coates often speaks at numerous universities and colleges across the North West, sharing his knowledge and experience within the technical industry, inspiring young students to enter the software industry.

“Since day one of work with Magma, we have found them to be professional, efficient and highly competent” – Jenny Tomkinson, Digital Communications Manager, Juvela.