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My journey of transition and self-discovery

For me, it started like so many inquiries do: with a Google search. I typed my query into Google, “what does it mean if you feel like the opposite gender”, and held my breath while Google worked its magic. That day I learned a new word: “transgender”. It was a word I knew before but had never really considered. As I read the stories of others who felt like I did, I realized something very… continue reading.

A Commitment to Community

Last week I attended php|tek in Chicago. During the conference, a number of speakers espoused the value and importance of contributing to the open source community. Ben Ramsey talked about how his contributions to open source didn’t seem to be valued in his most recent job search. He also talked about the value and importance of saving PHP. Michelle Sanver talked about the importance of community and the value in being part of it, but… continue reading.