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PHP In Brazil

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Presentation given by Manuel Lemos in Microsoft Web Development Summit 2008 about the PHP community in Brazil

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PHP In Brazil

  1. 1. PHP in Brazil Manuel Lemos mlemos@prophp.com.br www.prophp.com.br www.php.org.br Microsoft Web Dev Summit 2008 Redmond, November 17, 2008    
  2. 2. About Manuel Lemos ● Born and lived in Aveiro, Portugal until 1998 ● Graduated in Electronics and Telecommunications Engineering by Universidade de Aveiro in 1994 ● Started working with PHP 2 in late 1997 ● Wrote book “Estar na Internet” published by McGraw‑Hill in 1998 ● Moved to Bauru, Sao Paulo, Brazil in 1998 ● Created the PHPClasses.org site in 1999    
  3. 3. PHP Community Worldwide ● Estimated in ~5 million developers worldwide according to Zend ● Top 10 countries with most developers according to PHPClasses.org statistics 1. United States 13.5% 2. India 7.5% 3. Germany 5.0% 4. Brazil 5.0% ~250,000 developers 5. United Kingdom 4.0% 6. France 3.5% 7. Netherlands 3.5% 8. Russia 3.0% 9. Spain 2.7% 10. Indonesia 2.7%    
  4. 4. PHP user groups in Brazil ● 15 groups registered in the PHPUserGroups.org site ● 35 groups registered in the PHPClasses.org site, 25 active ● ProPHP – Group of PHP Professionals in Brazil – formed in 2005 to organize a national PHP event ● PHP.org.br – PHP Brasil Comunidades – formed in 2008 to promote PHP user group cooperation, events and other initiatives of interest of the PHP community    
  5. 5. Important PHP mailing lists in Brazil ● General mailing list: php-pt started in 1999, 6700 users, 600 messages per month, moderated ● Advanced mailing list: php-especialistas started in 2000, 3300 users, 120 messages per month, moderated ● Jobs mailing list: php-empregos started in 2001, 2900 users, 60 messages per month, moderated    
  6. 6. PHP magazines in Portuguese ● PHP Magazine – PDF, Brazilian Portuguese ● Revista PHP - online, Brazilian Portuguese ● Revista PHP – PDF, Portugal Portuguese    
  7. 7. Top Free Software events in Brazil 1. FISL – Forum Internacional de Software Livre – Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul, 9 editions, 7400 users 2. LatinoWare – Conferência Latino-Americana de Software Livre – Foz do Iguaçu, Parana, 5 editions, 4200 users, PHP track: CoLAPHP – Congresso Latino-Americano de PHP 3. CONISLI – Congresso Internacional de Software Livre – Sao Paulo, 6 editions, 1000 users, PHP track: CoNaPHP – Congresso Nacional de PHP    
  8. 8. Questions? Thank you! Manuel Lemos mlemos@prophp.com.br www.prophp.com.br www.php.org.br    

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