phpwomen at DPC08
So, one thing I forgot to mention in my DPC08 wrapup was my involvement with the phpwomen booth. Lig emailed me some months in advance asking if I'd be an official "booth babe" while at the conference -- basically wearing a T-shirt to show my support of the movement, and answering any questions that others might have regarding it. While I haven't been particularly active with phpwomen, I of course agreed.
As Lorna Jane noted, there were very few women at the conference. I'd say estimating them at 2% of total attendees would very much be a stretch. Also very strange was how little interest the phpwomen booth attracted -- during those times I was at the booth, we'd get a few people coming forward, but not many... and very few males. This is very much in contrast to my observations at ZendCon last year, when there were almost constantly folks at the booth, and dozens of males were wearing the phpwomen t-shirts throughout the conference.
That said, one very funny picture came out of my participation, snapped by Stefan:
I think it speaks for itself, no? :-)blog comments powered by Disqus