Well Tulsa TechFest is over, and it was a pretty good conference overall. Here are the slides of my presentations at the conference for those who are interested. I have voice recordings of both my presentations too, but unfortunately the digital recorder I bought has no way of directly accessing the files stored in memory to move or copy them to a computer. It just has a line in/out like the old cassette recorders. What’s the point in making a digital recorder if there’s no USB cable or anything to get directly to the files? Huh Sony? Anyways - I didn’t have the cable required to re-record the audio on my computer, so I’ll probably pick one up and make videos of these presentations a little while later. But for now, you can at least enjoy the slides. more###Procedural to Object-Oriented: The Benefits of Using Object-Oriented PHP
The first presentation of mine was about object-oriented PHP programming, focusing on the many benefits it offers over a more procedural style of programming that seems to be very common in the PHP community.
And my second “surprise” presentation was on my PHP DataMapper project, and the steps and thought processes I went through while building it. I say “surprise” here because another presenter had dropped out due to a scheduling conflict, and I found out I was going to be doing a second presentation in his time slot the day before the conference. Surprise!