Ben is a software engineer with over 25 years experience building, scaling, and securing web and database applications. He specializes in building APIs, libraries, and tools that help development teams work and communicate more efficiently and effectively.
Ben is a firm believer in and advocate for open source software and communities. He is a release manager for PHP 8.1 and 8.2, maintainer of the popular ramsey/uuid library for PHP, frequent contributor to open source projects, PHP community advocate, and has organized user groups and conferences in Atlanta, Nashville, and Gatlinburg.
A prolific writer and speaker, Ben has contributed to several books, published numerous articles in magazines such as php[architect], and is a popular speaker at conferences. You may find him on Mastodon, or the Fediverse, at @email@example.com, where he posts about PHP, open source, life, the universe, and everything.