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The Women of PHP
October 09, 2006 @ 07:02:00

A new group is being proposed in this post from Ben Ramsey, this one from Ligaya Turmelle, and these comments from Elizabeth Naramore - a gathering of the female PHP programmers out there.

From Ligaya and Elizabeth:

We started talking about the number of women in PHP world. Elizabeth Naramore and I know we aren't the only ones (between the 2 of us we could count ~10 other women in the PHP world). There have got to be more then that. So if you are a woman and a PHP developer - stand up and be counted.

We think it would be a great idea to start a women's group for PHP programmers and we want to know who's with us. We've all noticed the lack of females at conferences, user groups, and in print - let's get together and change those numbers, shall we?

If you're interested in this kind of group, you can send off an email to Elizabeth at elizabeth _at_ naramore _dot_ net or just post a comment to this entry over on Ligaya's blog.

The Zend Developer Zone also has their perspective posted today, talking about how the idea was formed and the above discussions on the topic.

Elizabeth Smith has also shared a few thoughts with the community on the "women of PHP" idea.

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