About this project
Time has come, the world is ready for the black PHP elePHPant!
Since it was conceived and accidentally converted into the mascot of PHP, the PHP ElePHPant has achieved "Pokemon Status": "gotta catch them all!".
All over the world more and more people collect the various generations of PHP ElePHPant and everyone who does not have one does their best to get their hands on at least one of them.
Pretty much every color on the rainbow is present and accounted for, time has come to think outside the box and find ourselves our niche, the Black ElePHPant. Why black? Well AmsterdamPHP has favored black and red since our creation, since they are the official colors of Amsterdam and black has always been our primary color, for shirts, hoodies and everything else we have produced.
In the past we have provided our community with pink, blue, orange and purple elePHPants, promoting group orders so that everyone could get them for a decent price. Now we want to take it up a notch and have our own elePHPants to call ours.
As a present to the PHP Community at large, we want to spread them to everyone who wishes to have one, and for this we are here at Kickstarter.
If you are a member or a friend of AmsterdamPHP this is also a great way to support our cause and allow us to be ever more active in the community, so the profits of this kickstarter (if any) will be piped right back into our non-profit organization and reverted to actions in and outside of our community.
The elePHPants come in 2 sizes. The standard 'small' which measures around 6" x 5" x 8" and a very rare 'large' elePHPant which measures approximately 14" x 12" x 20". And we estimate about 16-20 weeks from order to delivery, plus however long your local post takes to deliver to your house, we will update these estimates as we get further info.
What is AmsterdamPHP?
AmsterdamPHP is much more than a PHP User Group from Amsterdam. In 2013 we started a not-for-profit organization to support the User Group and allow us to achieve more and give our members more support and activities.
In its almost 3 years of existence we have reached over 700 members and spark the creation of User Groups all over the Netherlands, partnering up with groups like the PFZ and PHP Benelux. We have built a vibrant community and we wish to go even further with new event, ideas and more knowledge exchange.Please visit our website http://amsterdamphp.nl if you wish to know more about the group and our work.
Risks and challenges
ElePHPants are out there and we have seen multiple successful design being kickstarted. We have talked to all of those people and we have learnt about the process.
The process has changed slightly due to a new company taking over the process to ensure quality and requirements. This has increased the prices but also simplified the process.
We have already done the initial work and got the approval for the manufacture. Our biggest difficulty will be the final shipping of these elePHPants from EU to all of you waiting hands, we estimate that process will a bit of work and time.
Shipping has been our biggest worry, since rates in the Netherlands are alarmingly high, so we have been working with other companies to bring them to reasonable values.
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