Love and Loss: A Symfony Security Play


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Anonymous at 12:46 on 22 May 2013

Awesome! Using improv as a medium for explaining technical concepts is a great idea!

Very creative and informative!

Just one word: BRILLIANT!

really helped cement my understanding of the security component

Fantabulous! Clear, informative, and distinctly giggly.

Great talk and an awesome overview of the core Symfony2 Security concepts. Thanks to the folks from Curious Comedy--great job.

Great talk and overview of the Security component.

I thought I had a reasonable understanding of the Security Component, but Kris made things super clear and fun at the same time, really enjoyed it.

Hilarious, epic win!

Great talk. And so funny!

Great talk! +1 for the creativity

Anonymous at 17:22 on 22 May 2013


Very funny and informative talk!

Good overview of the Symfony component with a definitive Portland style, congrats, the bet paid off!

This was a great watch. Super clever, big win!

The one thing I didn't like, though, was the repetition. I think that part of the problem with the security component is that everything sorta looks alike... and the actors actually helped make that case?

"Says he is Beau, is he actually Beau?" "(Yes|No)"
"I am Beau, Can I do this?" "(Yes|No)"
"Says he is Beau, is he really Beau?" "(Yes|No)"

I think that the complexity comes from so many pieces that do more or less the same thing. Acting them out really highlighted how similar they were. What I think would have been really interesting is to have had more people so that you could show the whole chain of events... and as funny as it was, having a way to actually show who the person was (shirt/sign/whatever) would have been even more useful.

So yeah, it was an awesome presentation, but I think that by extending it a bit more and putting all of the players on the stage at the same time it might be even more useful rather than showing the interaction between just one or two pieces at a time.

All in all, I loved it!

thanks for explaining the security component now i get it