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Giving birth to an ElePHPant

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Enfys, the PHPDiversity Elephant, promoting Diversity within the PHP Development Community

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Giving birth to an ElePHPant

  1. 1. Giving Birth to an ElePHPant
  2. 2. Giving Birth to an ElePHPant Peter Kokot
  3. 3. Giving Birth to an ElePHPant Hello, PHPers. A friendly reminder to spread awareness and support of equality because discrimination separates us. Today is the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia, and Biphobia. Let’s not discriminate based on the race, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, nationality, religion nor technology. Have a nice day.🙂 Peter Kokot
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  7. 7. Giving Birth to an ElePHPant – PHPDiversity PHPDiversity is an independent not-for-profit organisation that works to promote Diversity within the worldwide PHP development community regardless of race, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, nationality, disability, religion and technology.
  8. 8. Giving Birth to an ElePHPant – PHPDiversity Diversity means Embracing the differences between people, not simply recognising equality
  9. 9. Giving Birth to an ElePHPant – PHPDiversity Diversity exposes us to New Ideas New Perspectives New Approaches New Thinking New Interests New Practises New Worldviews New Challenges New Ethos New Mindset New Understanding New Friends
  10. 10. Giving Birth to an ElePHPant – PHPDiversity In the workplace or the community, Diversity gives us: Greater Creativity and Innovation Better Solutions Understanding of a Broader Marketplace Reduced Skill Shortages Attracting and Retaining Talent from a broader “pool”
  11. 11. Giving Birth to an ElePHPant – PHPDiversity • It isn’t moving outside of our comfort zone, it’s expanding our comfort zone • But some people are afraid of Diversity
  12. 12. Giving Birth to an ElePHPant – PHPDiversity Diversity Involves • Understanding and appreciating interdependence of humanity, cultures, and the natural environment. • Practising mutual respect for qualities and experiences that are different from our own. • Understanding that Diversity includes not only ways of being but also ways of knowing. • Recognising that personal, cultural and institutionalised discrimination creates and sustains privileges for some while creating and sustaining disadvantages for others.
  13. 13. Giving Birth to an ElePHPant – PHPDiversity • So how does an Elephpant help promote Diversity in the PHP Community? • Visual Reminder • Financial Support for Diversity Scholarships
  14. 14. PHPDiversity

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