I’m Ben, a web dev, author, & speaker. I’ve been at this for >20 years, & I’m always eager to help. If you have questions about the Web, FOSS, PHP, or APIs, ask.
I advocate for decentralization, open source, open standards, & the Commons; I believe good UX is the key to mass adoption.
I’m active in the PHP community. I founded Atlanta PHP & co-organize @nashvillephp, & I authored the popular ramsey/uuid library.
I’ve spoken at many conferences. If you see me at one, say “hi.”
Mozilla's take on the Edge news.
"By adopting Chromium, Microsoft hands over control of even more of online life to Google... We compete with Google not because it’s a good business opportunity. We compete with Google because the health of the internet and online life depend on competition and choice."
Still no documentation and not anywhere close to done, but my #ActivityPub #PHP library is open source at https://github.com/pterotype-project/activitypub-php.
My goal is to provide a well-tested, flexible library that handles the complicated parts of ActivityPub (JSON-LD, persistence, addressing, etc.) in a way that can be plugged into an existing PHP codebase with no hassle. That'll help me refactor #Pterotype, and will also make it easy for other developers to make developers to make plugins for Joomla, Drupal, etc.
Happy to announce the speakers for GrumpyConf2019:
Elizabeth Marie Smith
For those wondering about the event, you can check out the page for the 2018 event at https://grumpy-learning.com/grumpyconf.php
Tickets will be:
* CDN$999 for conf + 3 nights hotel + 2 lunches + 2 dinners
* CDN$475 for conf
I fund this event via ticket sales and out of my own pocket via Grumpy Learning
I’ve been having trouble lately figuring out what to post here and what to post on #birdsite. I’m still unsure how I want to engage an audience on Mastodon.
I have no need to buy expensive pens and replacement ink cartridges. I’ve found that these cheap Bic ballpoint pens are my favorite.
It looks like I screwed up that thread and it got branched. Oops! Here’s the start of the other branch, so that you don’t miss all my posts.
I spent the first half of this week at the #apistrat conference, and I spent all my time on #birdsite talking about it. In case you missed all my posts, they’re all captured in a single thread, so if you’re interested in API Strat, you can read through the thread here:
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Thank you to Jakob Westhoff for allowing the use of the photograph "elePHPants walking through the light."