Interesting idea. I'll regularly join this channel too, then.
I can offer help in C# and (advanced) SQL. I'm not an expert in C#, but I think I'm still decent (see HDMA gradient ripper). I consider myself an expert in SQL (Microsoft's SQL server atleast, what with T-SQL and transactions and all).
I can (in some cases) help with FSM-style algorithms, multithreading, heuristics, complex object-oriented structuring, various data structures, fast bitmap rendering (C#), File IO (.NET), and other applications.
Tip: This is a really old layout! The glory of 2013 is upon us!
If you wish to learn or ask about PHP (anything MySQL related works as well) (whether it is related to small scripts or bigger ones like forum software, or even game related things like RPGs) then feel free to message me and whatnot. I have some other scripting languages known but not enough to really help anyone sadly. More than likely I will be the one asking in these cases.
I've also had some ideas that may boost activity and it went something like this:
* Scrydan starts thinking of an idea that may be interesting.
<Scrydan> I'll probably go over it a bit later as I am about to leave but an idea recently occurred to me of certain "hours" where certain users could show off some code and perhaps try to teach some people certain things. You could call them "PHP Happy Hour" or whatever the language the users pick at the time. The name isn't official but it could spark some activity...but that's just me.
<Alcaro> anything that makes this channel less loldead is a good idea
<Alcaro> ...but it was like this on #html too, so whatever.
<Scrydan> I'm working on an RPG system so I might go over some code or ideas to offer some people who might be interested in doing some things with PHP and other languages that will make this browser based game fun.
<Scrydan> I actually planned to have some kind of recorded series so who knows?
<Scrydan> It is sort of like a tutorial and an LP in one.
<Alcaro> weird enough to work I guess
I say that perhaps we could also work on something together. What that may be could be something on a large scale but I have a few ideas if we want to get into it. My plan would be that new people come in and also learn through experiencing some of it. As I myself learn this way and think it is a good way to learn. It is fun seeing what does what and why.