It feels like a long time since we started on this road in February 2009. So much has happened since then ... and now we are two days away from the 9th May when several European groups will run events.
We have 22 groups registered in all, Munich and Quebec have already run successful events.
As tests are written they are being checked into a subversion repository - local organisers have admin rights and can add users from their groups. Once every hour we check tests out SVN and run them using PHP52, 53 and 6. The results are displayed here
It's great to see user groups helping out with PHP development in this way - I'm just amazed and humbled by the enthusiasm and talent of PHP users.
I also want to thank our sponsors, although I'm not even sure that I know who all of them are :-). The ones I do know are Microsoft (who are making office space available and providing access to Windows machines), IBM (also making office space available and of course allowing me some time to work on this), and Ibuildings. Ibuildings are a major sponsor in Europe, they are buying lunch for the PHP NorthWest group, they have funded some cute PHP TestFest mugs for the London group...and much more. At the end of TestFest I'd like to do a round up of every company who helped us - so if you are sponsoring something, don't be shy, let me know!
From now until the end of June the user groups will be writing tests, after that we'll count up and commit tests in PHPs CVS - I have strong feeling that this year's test fest is going to be a massive success!