PHP Developers are great people. They have an open-minded attitude and great conferences for networking. That being said, minorities are underrepresented in the community. So to help shed light on this issue one man went to Kickstarter for a unique idea that will surely make GitHub fans happy. Here are 5 things to know about it.
1. THE PHP ELEPHANT HELPS TO SPREAD AWARENESS AMONG GITHUB FANS
This rainbow-colored elephant is not just fluffy and cute, but it’s a symbol. A symbol to reflect diversity among the community. Hopefully, it will serve as a reminder not to discriminate based on the race, gender, sexual orientation or anything else in the realm of technology. Furthermore, it’s cuddly. You can’t really argue with that.
2. PHP ELEPHANTS ARE COLLECTABLE IN GITHUB COMMUNITY
Over the last few years, these “Elephants” have become a collectible item. Usually, they’re used to promote conferences, frameworks and even help fund campaigns on Kickstarter. Hence it was just a natural migration to the rainbow elephant to represent diversity. Will they become the next Beanie Babies? That’s up to you.
3. GITHUB FANS CAN SPREAD DIVERSITY WITH PHP ELEPHANT
So how do you promote diversity with this rainbow elephant? After all, money raised on Kickstarter can not be donated to a charitable cause. The secret is the presence of the Elephant. Just having it around the house or office reminds everyone of the diversity issues that exist out there.
4. GITHUB FANS CAN CONQUER THE WORLD WITH PHP ELEPHANT
If people can dress up as clowns and make a difference, then spreading rainbow elephants everywhere across the world can do the same. The only difference being this is actually for a good cause. Hence, stock up on these colorful animals and get to work. Only you have the power to spread diversity across the globe.
5. PHP ELEPHANTS NEED YOUR HELP, GITHUB FANS
According to the Kickstarter campaign, 1,200 small “Elephants” need to be ordered to meet the minimum order requirements of the factory. It seems like a big number but, considering the size of the developer community, this shouldn’t be a big deal. You hear the cry for help. Hence, it’s your duty to answer it.