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Calling All (US and Canadian) PHP Devs!

Dear Reader,

A friend of mine wrote me yesterday asking for a little help reaching the PHP community. Since I know a few of you and each of you know a few others, I thought maybe together we could help get the word out.

My friend, Esther Schindler, is working on a project and needs PHP developers to fill out a quick survey. The survey asks you questions regarding the company you work for, your role, what types of applications you develop, which open source platforms you develop on, what types of customers you serve, your pricing model, etc. All the the stuff you would expect when you hear the term “Market Research”. None of the questions reveal any sensitive information or competitive intelligence but there may be a question or two that you don’t know or may not want to share. (There weren’t for me but hey, I’m just that kinda guy.) And of course, all your personal information will be kept confidential.

Here is Esther’s description of the candidates they are looking for in her own words:

A market research company is currently interviewing developers about the adoption of various PHP technologies, particularly in open source circles.

If you are:

  • Programming professionally with open source tools, for revenue-producing work (that is, not inside-the-company-only apps)
  • In the U.S. or Canada
  • Using one of the following regularly: Joomla, phpBB, SugarCRM, Drupal, WordPress
  • Willing to answer some questions by phone

Head to this link:

Your personal information is, of course, kept entirely confidential. Participants will be sent a summary of the results in early summer; those who do a phone interview will get a $25 gift certificate from Amazon.

Oh yeah, I forgot to mention the Amazon Gift certificate if they actually interview you.

I took the survey and it took me about 7-10 minutes while I was chatting with someone. So we are not talking about a significant investment of your time here and it would help someone out. So I’m asking you, please go fill out the survey and then ask a couple of your PHP buddies to do the same. Help Ester and her clients understand the PHP market better.

Thanks for your cooperation.

Until next time,