Well maybe not so quietly. We hit our one year anniversary for PHPWomen while at Zend Con this year and had a great time. In that one year we have set up this site, been to 2 conferences sending 2 people who would not of normally been able to go, handed out t-shirts at those conferences, grown a member list of 250+ strong and made some really strong connections to the PHP Community as a whole. Not bad. Hopefully this next year will allow us to do even more, so wish us luck.
What started out as a call for the women in PHP to stand up and be noticed on Oct 8th, 2006 has grown into the current site and organization we now have. I want to send out a great big thanks to Elizabeth Naramore, Elizabeth Smith, Sara Golemon, Lorna Mitchell, and Kathy Reid for all the incredible help in building the community and site. I would also like to send a big thanks to all our booth babes – Cal Evans, Curt Zirzow, Chris Cornutt, Ben Ramsey, Paul Reinheimer, Derick Rethans, and Jay Pipes for wearing our shirts, talking to people, helping to promote our site/community at the various conferences and just being all around sex objects for us. Another big thanks has to go to Zend and PHPArchitect for donating passes to their conferences. Zend was also incredibly generous and give us a booth during Zend Con and helped us with cash to offset the cost of the t-shirts we gave out. Lastly I would like to thank the PHP Community as a whole. You have been great in supporting us and we couldn’t be here without you.