I am part owner of Slate Technologies. I was a Perl developer and now I've found the joys of Ruby. I love database design, and I strive for the 6th form often. I'm a mom, and can't wait for my children to be old enough to program. I think something about learning to read comes first though. Recently, I have played with the Joomla backend, which just reminds me how much I don't like PHP. I should say, how much I dislike how lazy PHP coders can be. AND table layouts suck.