PHPers Among the Top 8 Hottest Manbloggers on the Web

Thanks to Laura Thomson for pointing this out to me. Apparently Vanessa, proprietor of is the latest to realize that the PHP community is not just a bunch of smart people, we are dead sexy too.

Vanessa has realized what women like Laura and Christina already knew. PHP guys are smokin’ hotties. To prove this she listed both Chris Shiflett and Luke Welling as two of the top 8 Manbloggers on the web. (that’s 1/4 of the list for you Ruby fanbois out there) I’m sure it’s no coincidence that both Chris and Luke work for OmniTI.

Chris Shiflett #5
(Photo credit: Sebastian Bergmann)

Luke Welling #8
(Photo credit: Terry Chay)

Congratulations gentlemen. Sorry girls both of these prime examples of “geek beefcake” are taken.

About Cal Evans

Many moons ago, at the tender age of 14, Cal touched his first computer. (We're using the term "computer" loosely here, it was a TRS-80 Model 1) Since then his life has never been the same. He graduated from TRS-80s to Commodores and eventually to IBM PCs. For the past 10 years, Cal has worked with PHP and MySQL on Linux OSX, and when necessary, Windows. He has built on a variety of projects ranging in size from simple web pages to multi-million dollar web applications. When not banging his head on his monitor, attempting a blood sacrifice to get a particular piece of code working, he enjoys building and managing development teams using his widely imitated but never patented management style of "management by wandering around". Cal is happily married to wife 1.32, the lovely and talented Kathy. Together they have 2 kids who were both bright enough not to pursue a career in IT. Cal blogs at and is the founder and host of Nomad PHP