PHPWomen Update

Just wanted to drop a quick note to update the world on PHPWomen. During the holidays the site became rather quiet, but then so many of us (myself included) were out doing the holiday/family things and let the PHP world take the back burner.

Since then we have once more started to pick up. We currently have ~180 registered users on our forums (200 is coming quicker then I thought) and Kathy Reid recently made us a custom theme for the site (a forum skin is on its way to unify the site looks).

Regular users are visiting again and new coders are starting to find mentors quietly (I now have a little sis myself). I just recently added a thread to the Member’s Benefits section to help them find each other. Hopefully it helps in some small way to bring and keep women in the field.

Comments (19)

EdwardFebruary 6th, 2007 at 9:53 am

I just tried visiting your forums but they are broken. More specifically:

Warning: main(/home/lturmelle/domains/ [function.main]: failed to open stream: Permission denied in /home/lturmelle/domains/ on line 1187

Fatal error: main() [function.require]: Failed opening required ‘/home/lturmelle/domains/’ (include_path=’/usr/local/lib/php:/home/phpinc/:/home/lturmelle/domains/’) in /home/lturmelle/domains/ on line 1187

ligFebruary 6th, 2007 at 9:59 am

yes I know. after posting about it I had an admin make what we both thought was a minor change… neither of us thought to check the site for hours. Unfortunately you see the results. the admin unfortunately is out of tounch right now – but we will soon have it fixed (they can only sleep so long). 🙂

Cal EvansFebruary 6th, 2007 at 1:53 pm

They should be back up and running. The buffoon of a SysAdmin who made the change and didn’t bother to do any regression testing has been flogged. 🙂


lornajaneFebruary 7th, 2007 at 9:41 am

PHPWomen is certainly growing fast, its nice getting to know fellow female PHP-ers and talking about all sorts of things with them as well as PHP. Its early days for the mentoring arrangements I know but I have a really good feeling about this support network and the difference it will make 🙂