Kenneth E. Marks

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Rating: 5 of 5 
(06.Feb.2015)
Symfony2 - The Very Basics
Hi Margaret! Excellent talk. This was really good for getting started using Symfony. Your presentation skills are excellent and your passion and humor shows. Very good for holding people's attention. Please keep presenting, because you are good at it! - Ken
Rating: 0 of 5 
(07.Feb.2015)
Same Thing Happens Every Time.
Excellent talk! Your presentation style is very engaging, and really helped relate a common pattern in stories to how development projects and organizations work. I think this is why Agile development methodologies can be so successful, as it allows us to adapt to changes in requirements and schedule. I agree: Time is always the enemy.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(07.Feb.2015)
Beyond Design Patterns
Great talk! I've been a Design Pattern supporter for many years, but never seen it boiled down to the important essentials like you did. Excellent presentation! Could you please post your slides? Thanks!
Rating: 5 of 5 
(13.Mar.2015)
From London to Chicago: A Conceptual Map for Unit Testing
Thank you so much Yitzchok for an incredible talk. I really like how you framed the issues of TDD, and linked it to better design. Your presentation style is excellent, and you promoted deeper understanding through the interaction you had with your audience with the discussion based talk. You have inspired me personally to investigate further the two schools (London/Chicago). I also appreciate your thoughts of starting with Classicist and getting on the road to aspire to be a Mockist. Very thought provoking! Thank you again for taking time out to share your wisdom with us here in Madison!
Rating: 5 of 5 
(24.Apr.2015)
Tour Laravel With Its Creator - Taylor Otwell
Awesome talk Taylor. A great overview of the features of Laravel. Thanks also for your contribution to PHP! - Ken
Rating: 5 of 5 
(17.Jul.2015)
How to Speak at a Conference
Excellent talk Beth! Very practical advice. I like that a lot of your points also help in projecting self-confidence which I find listeners of talks really like.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(29.Jan.2016)
Writing Framework Independent Code With Radar
Excellent talk Andrew! I liked how you went into some history and related the differences between MVC frameworks. Good job clarifying and answering questions as well. - Ken
Rating: 4 of 5 
(05.Feb.2016)
Give Me a REST!
I liked your overview of REST and how you contrasted good design practices against not so good design practices. Great talk!
Rating: 5 of 5 
(06.Feb.2016)
Acceptance & Functional Testing with Codeception
Fantastic talk Joe! I like how you went through using Codeception from soup to nuts. I also like that you talked about the pitfalls, and answered questions along the way. Can you please put a link up here for the slides :-). Thanks! - Ken
Rating: 5 of 5 
(06.Feb.2016)
/Regex makes me want to (weep|give up|(╯°□°)╯︵ ┻━┻)\.?/i
Awesome talk Brett. You took a difficult (and dare I say sometimes scary) topic, and broke it down into very practical examples, as well as talking about what can go wrong. Great pace and excellent coverage of pretty much all one would do with RegEx! I think it was great you even took the time to talk about matching groups and making it easy to understand. - Ken
Rating: 5 of 5 
(29.Apr.2016)
Become an Open Source Contributor
Excellent workshop Beth! I really appreciated that had exercises built in, took enough time to let folks do the exercises, and walk around and offer so much awesome help!
Rating: 5 of 5 
(30.Sep.2016)
Beyond Hello World: From Scripting to Software
Fantastic presentation Patrick! I like that you started from square one and went all the way through templating and frameworks. Also, great job dealing with the technical difficulties :-)
Rating: 5 of 5 
(01.Oct.2016)
Create Your Own Local Development Environments With Vagrant
Excellent talk and tutorial Joe! I like how you covered various tools for provision scripting.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(21.Oct.2016)
Control your Machines with PHP (CLI Made Easy)
Excellent talk Alex! A great combination of presentation and tutorial. I really liked the IOT demo!
Rating: 4 of 5 
(18.Aug.2017)
What Raising 3 Kids Taught Me About Working with Users
Great talk Derek. I really like the similarities and application for the lessons you learned parenting and how it applies to project management. I also liked some of the images you used. I would consider creating slides for competing images from what you learned parenting and an image to contrast it with for project management. Great talk!
Rating: 5 of 5 
(23.Sep.2017)
Engineering a Successful Career Through Failure!
Really great talk Rodney! Very captivating. I loved your story, and hearing the road you took through your development career and how you navigated it. Having received my degree later in my career, your talk was very inspiring to self-taught developers. I also appreciated your trials and what you learned regarding the importance of soft skills as well as technical skills.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(23.Sep.2017)
PHP OOP: An Object-oriented Programming Primer
Very thorough intro to Object Oriented Programming in PHP. The slides were great with clear examples. Oscar is a great communicator and did a nice job explaining the important aspects of OOP and answering questions along the way. Great talk!
Rating: 5 of 5 
(23.Sep.2017)
Will You Help Me End Pixelated Images on the Internet?
Really good introduction into SVGs and when/why to use them instead of raster images (jpeg images). The slides were clear and the demonstrations great and supported the talk well. I also really liked all the supporting links that were provided in the slide deck. Excellent talk!
Rating: 5 of 5 
(09.Feb.2018)
Start testing your PHP code
Hey JMac! Thank you so much for an awesome tutorial on testing your PHP code. I really appreciated that you not only showed how to use PHPUnit and Mockery, but that you also gave a lot of the reasons why/how to effectively test your code. Excellent pacing as well!
Rating: 4 of 5 
(10.Feb.2018)
Defensive Coding Crash Course
Fantastic tutorial! I really liked the interaction and how you covered a lot of the low hanging fruit of defensive coding. I also liked that you grouped us up in teams to work together. It was a great hands on tutorial!
Rating: 4 of 5 
(10.Feb.2018)
Protect your API with OAuth2
Really great talk Rob! Thank you for demystifying how to actually use OAuth2. Your talk was clear and your code examples concise and easy to follow.
Rating: 4 of 5 
(10.Feb.2018)
Is the future of computing deviceless?
Fantastic talk and complete overview of the IOT landscape and what the capabilities of this technology are. I really appreciate how your passion comes through in sharing your love of this technology and how we should all be considering its use and to be the next inventor of something really cool!
Rating: 4 of 5 
(10.Feb.2018)
SlimPHP - When you don't need the kitchen sink
Great intro to Slim! I liked how easy it is to swap in components as you need them. Your explanation and code examples were very clear and easy to follow. Good pacing for the talk as well!

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