I’m often asked how I taught myself to code (the hard way ;-))
My top 2 favorite resources for learning PHP (and where I developed most of my own PHP coding skills) are:
TuxRadar – Practical PHP Programming
Especially helpful for understanding everything you need to know about working with arrays
Online PHP Guide – A Complete PHP Reference
Simple step-by-step tutorials, starting with how to actually install PHP on your computer.
I’ve also found John Post’s site helpful, especially for it’s repository of PHP functions and it’s PHP Sandbox, which allows you to test your PHP code.
You’ve decided to hire more Women in Tech… Now what?
Tools for Removing Unconscious Bias & Diversity Sourcing
Tactics for Recruiting & Retaining Diverse Candidates:
Specialized Recruitment & Consulting Firms:
- Awesome Co – Surfaces diverse talent for tech companies [New York City]
- Blendoor – Mobile job matching app that hides candidate name and photo to circumvent unconscious bias and facilitate diversity recruiting in tech companies
- Paradigm – Has helped companies like Slack and Airbnb identify strategies to more effectively attract, hire, develop, and retain a diverse workforce.
- Power To Fly – Recruitment firm specializing in remote jobs for women in tech [Global]
- recruitHER – Full-service recruiting firm committed to connecting tech companies with diverse talent
Women’s Tech Communities
- Chicago Women Developers – Community of women who love to code or want to learn [Chicago]
- Ladies Who Code – Brings the brightest female minds together to code, talk tech, share ideas and innovate via global meetups & conferences [Global]
- Latinas in Computing – Community created by and for the Latinas in computing
- Lesbians Who Tech – Community of queer women in & around tech (and the people who love them)
- Linuxchix – Network of women working in Linux around the world. Includes Chicas Linux, a chapter devoted to supporting Spanish-speaking women in Linux. [Global]
- NY Tech Women – Organizes educational and social events for female technologists [New York City]
- Systers – One of the world’s largest email communities of technical women in computing [Global]
- Women’s Coding Collective – Community of women who create for the web [Boston, Global]
- Women in Tech – Membership organization for women in tech [Global]
- Women Who Tech – Brings together talented and renowned women breaking new ground in technology who use their tech savvy skills to transform the world and inspire change [Global]
Lists of Top Women in Tech
Thank you to Allyson Kapin and the wonderful community of Women Who Tech for introducing me to several of these resources.