Ben Marks

@benmarks

Talks (By Comment Count)

Date Presented | Last Commented | By Comment | By Name

Comments

(Show Details)
(Hide Details)
Rating: 0 of 5 
(16.May.2013)
Finding Your Way: Understanding Magento Code
Thanks for the feedback thus far. I skipped the profiler slide in my talk; be sure to take a look.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(16.May.2013)
Practicing Failure
Very well delivered.
Rating: 4 of 5 
(16.May.2013)
Performance Perpetrators: Profiling for Professionals
Quite thorough. A bit of an aside, would be nice to shoehorn a mention of Graphviz.
Rating: 4 of 5 
(16.May.2013)
Database Version Control without Pain?
Smoothly-delivered, pragmatic look at a complex issue. Depth of information was appropriate for the duration.
Rating: 4 of 5 
(16.May.2013)
Web Acceptance Testing for Grumpy Programmers
Missing the QA session, but I think this was a function of timing & the fact that this was a first-time delivery.
Rating: 4 of 5 
(16.May.2013)
Drupal Development Tips
Billed as being for intermediate Drupal devs, but I suspect that PHP devs experienced with frameworks will recognize capabilities & their application, which Chris effectively conveys.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(16.May.2013)
Open Sourcing Mental Illness
An outstanding, emotive, important talk. Ed is very brave to deliver this talk with an intense but necessary level of personal details. Would have been pleased with this as a keynote, and I wish that it had been, as it would have reached more folks.
Rating: 4 of 5 
(16.May.2013)
Why PHP makes me sad: phpsadness.com
Eric did a good job of exposing some curious misbehaviors in PHP, especially with regards to other languages. The theatrical reaction to the absurdities was a bit distracting.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(07.Jun.2013)
Introduction to Modules in Zend Framework 2
Great talk from Evan. It's well-polished, and he clearly knows the subject. The talk is best received by people who have worked with modular frameworks and will be familiar with the typical pains and pleasures of bootstrapping etc. The talk makes me wish I could have done the tutorial yesterday.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(25.Apr.2014)
Clean Application Development
Clean, concise presentation from a... clean, concise fella. Plenty of material for a one hour talk; the three hour version is likely even more beneficial.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(25.Apr.2014)
Developing Beautiful, Measurable Software
Solid presentation (no pun intended). Would like to see some code snippets on each slide, though explaining those would reduce the overall # of topics. I arrived a few minutes late and may have missed it, but it would be nice to see this as a workshop which offers bad code examples for each problem and walks through a fix.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(26.Apr.2014)
<script>alert('Keynote!!!!!!!!11!!!1!');</script>
Consummate expert delivering a well-polished talk. Slide deck looked great. Just drink fewer Red Bulls beforehand next time, okay Snipe?
Rating: 5 of 5 
(26.Apr.2014)
Managing Dependencies with Composer
A great quick pick into the gaping maw of composer. Looking forward to part 2 later on.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(26.Apr.2014)
Single Page Apps With AngularJS
A good talk from an author with some proper experience to relate Angular to a room full of PHP devs. Only thing to fix is the timing, which often improves with # of deliveries. :-)
Rating: 5 of 5 
(26.Apr.2014)
Introduction To Elasticsearch
A great introduction to ElasticSearch. Well-polished, well-timed talk which incorporated plenty of questions and answers throughout.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(26.Apr.2014)
Make $ vagrant up yours
Thorough presentation from one of the more knowledgeable folks out there. Only minor note is to enunciate a bit better or perhaps bring the mic closer.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(26.Apr.2014)
Community Works for business too
DragonBe delivers once again. I would've liked to see this as the closing keynote*, because it speaks to one of the most important factors in the maintenance and growth of the PHP community. * Larry Garfield's keynote was great nonetheless.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(26.Apr.2014)
Web Security and You
Definitely thought I would know all the things, but, I learned a couple of principles. JavaScript content was a bonus! Just need to work on timing a bit.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(26.Apr.2014)
Eating ElePHPants
Great insight into a major refactor of a popular framework with a vocal community. Larry makes a great case for injecting pragmatism into your refactor process. Note to the speaker - those really animated moments are a bit loud. That's the only note I can give. Great talk!
Rating: 5 of 5 
(26.Jun.2014)
Getting started with Laravel 4
I came in late but was able to follow the flow and the principles being discussed. It was also handy that Chris was able to answer every question thrown his way.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(04.Jul.2014)
Testing with Codeception
One of the most well-prepared tutorials I've ever attended. I even walked out with a working VM for playing around with codeception. Jeremy clearly has extensive understanding of the subject matter from multiple perspectives. He's also a rather polished presenter. I generally like to offer some suggestions for improvement, but I don't know that I can in this case - it's just right on. I would attend this talk in the future.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(05.Feb.2016)
Feature Flags are Flawed: Let's Make Them Better
Nice slides & a clear presentation of this topic along with great discussion afterwards.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(05.Feb.2016)
PCI Compliance for PHP in the Hipster Age
Terrible. lol jk 5/7!
Rating: 5 of 5 
(07.Feb.2016)
Groupies, Roadies, Rockstars
With so many musicians in the dev world, Cal used a great metaphor to explain the hows and whys of open source creation & participation.
Rating: 4 of 5 
(01.Oct.2016)
Getting hands dirty with PHP 7
Lots of info, including things I wasn't expecting to learn. Would love for it to be broken up into a set of talks with anecdotes on how some of these were found, as it's clear that the speaker has stumbled across a few of these while consulting. A must-watch for those upgrading to PHP 7.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(01.Oct.2016)
Slim: The PHP micro framework
Thorough but not overpowering presentation of the subject. Inspired me to spin up a quick investigation. Add Rob's humor and you've got a session well-spent.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(02.Oct.2016)
Queues with RabbitMQ
Expert presentation of a big topic. Broken up very well into digestible bits with thorough explanation.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(02.Oct.2016)
Using Open Source for Fun and Profit
Reviewing before he's even done; Gary could pass out right now and it would still be a 5. Best tech conference closing keynote I've seen - great message delivered with absolute hilarity.

Events They'll Be At

No events so far

Events They Were At

SunshinePHP 2017 Feb 02, 2017
True North PHP 2016 Nov 03, 2016
ZendCon 2016 Oct 18, 2016
PHP North West 2016 Sep 29, 2016
SunshinePHP 2016 Feb 04, 2016
php[tek] 2015 May 18, 2015
phpDay 2015 May 14, 2015
php[tek] 2014 May 19, 2014
Lone Star PHP 2014 Apr 25, 2014
php[tek] 2013 May 14, 2013
PHP South Africa Sep 28, 2017
© Joind.in 2017