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Letter I wrote to the editor of webandphp.com and their PR contact for conferences.
Hey,
On Twitter, my friend Cal Evans pointed this photo out:
https://twitter.com/mrhazell/status/304995296528715776
I do not know the intent of the shirt, but many have read it as a pun on "penis," as in "enhance your P H Pness."
This kind of thing really disappoints me as a member of the PHP and open source community. Many of us are working hard to address the extremely skewed gender numbers in open source, and this kind of thing -- intentional or not -- sends a "PHP is a guys-only club" message. That makes me actively much less interested in Web and PHP, and products or services provided by related companies.
I hope you'll consider not using this tag line in further promotion.
Thanks
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Ed Finkler
http://funkatron.com
@funkatron
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