If you're not into the conference scene, user groups might be more your style. Most parts of the world already have Linux user groups (LUGs) where you can ask for help on everything from setting up your Apache server to debugging scripts - there are usually people there who are skilled in PHP too. Some cities also have PHP user groups that are, obviously, more helpful for direct PHP-related questions.
The best place to look for PHP user group information is directly on the PHP site itself: the PHP events calendar is regularly updated and should provide you with all the information you need.
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