He's not the Messiah, he's a very naughty programmer!

Matt Cockayne (27.Jan.2017 at 18:20, 1 hr )
Talk at PHPBenelux Conference 2017 (English - UK)

Rating: 4 of 5

We’ve all been there at some point or another, a client walks into the room and demands… a shrubbery. And while nobody expects the Spanish Inquisition you can be sure that we will spend this talk taking a look at situations that will arise during your project life-cycle and find humorous ways to deal with them through the magic that is Python. And we don’t mean the programming language!

We talk about how project managers will keep insisting that the parrot is still alive, why “Romanes eunt domus” is not the best name for a variable and that the Ministry of Silly (array) Walks should be founded ASAP. This is a humorous dig at the development life-cycle and shows how sometimes we can take things a bit too seriously. We should enjoy our jobs a lot more and how to manage our reactions when presented with some of the more frustrating parts of the job.

With a tongue firmly in cheek and lots of clips from the best of Python we will end the session looking on the bright side of life.

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Rating: 1 of 5

27.Jan.2017 at 20:01 by Van Belle Jonathan (Grummfy) (50 comments) via joind.in Android app

funny, but I got nothing to get to my home... it should have more contains

Rating: 3 of 5

27.Jan.2017 at 21:54 by Rick van der Staaij (8 comments) via Web2 LIVE

Well that was random, but enjoyable. I don't remeber any of the "lessons" though as it felt kinda grabbed out of the air and moving on before I could fully process them.

Rating: 5 of 5

27.Jan.2017 at 23:10 by Robert Basic (97 comments) via Web2 LIVE

I feel this was a good closing keyword worthy talk!

Rating: 5 of 5

27.Jan.2017 at 23:12 by Srdjan Vranac (132 comments)

If you have a longer career you will recognise all the messages and puns in this talk.
The fact that they are perfectly painted with Monty Python sketches just shows how our
profession can be absurd at times.
This is one of those talks you either love at first sight, or revisit in few years to get.

Rating: 3 of 5

28.Jan.2017 at 11:26 by Stefan van Essen (16 comments) via joind.in Android app

Pretty funny but some connections seem farfetched to me

Rating: 2 of 5

28.Jan.2017 at 12:30 by Bart Ducheyne (10 comments) via Web2 LIVE

Well it was funny, that was about it, the few actual slides where shown to fast and in some cases not even read by your self.

I think idea was good, but needs some refinements to be more like a actual talk instead of a joke.

And make it shorter.

Rating: 5 of 5

28.Jan.2017 at 13:37 by Michelle Sanver (213 comments) via Web2 LIVE

Oh... The way I could relate these sketches to actual people was funny. I love the narrative of the clips and they were chosen very well.

Thank you for closing off the Friday with so much laughter, it is just what I needed after a long day. :)

Rating: 3 of 5

28.Jan.2017 at 13:56 by Thijs (49 comments) via Web2 LIVE

Great talk for the end of the day. Although I can't recall all the points vividly, they stick somewhere.
Monty photon is always great.


Rating: 5 of 5

28.Jan.2017 at 13:56 by David Buchmann (134 comments) via Web2 LIVE

i enjoyed this, impressive how most of the clips fit exactly to software dev scenarios

Rating: 5 of 5

28.Jan.2017 at 14:48 by Koen Cornelis (41 comments) via Web2 LIVE

Selling this to conference organisers for at least the second time alone deserves 5 thumbs. Had great fun watching this.

Rating: 4 of 5

28.Jan.2017 at 15:14 by Lineke Kerckhoffs-Willems (85 comments) via Web2 LIVE

Good talk with lots of humor. Too bad you had to skip some stories. A nice easy end of the day. You managed to keep everyone awake.

Rating: 4 of 5

28.Jan.2017 at 15:16 by Donatas Aleksandravičius (33 comments) via Web2 LIVE

A very good talk to listen to at the end of the day! Has interesting insights about our daily lives as developers through the eyes of Monty Python shorts.

Rating: 5 of 5

28.Jan.2017 at 18:00 by Alex Regenbogen (7 comments) via Web2 LIVE

This one gave me a stomach-ache... from lauging... And oddly enough, during dinner, even the ones I didn't get at first, settled in, and made me laugh some more...

Nudge Nudge Think Think!

Rating: 2 of 5

29.Jan.2017 at 10:31 by Mariusz Gil (27 comments) via Web2 LIVE

I'm sorry, but what was that...? Messages from movies in the context of IT projects were obvious, but I would like to see them only as comments to some talk topics, not as the core content.

Speaker knowledge and message is always more interesting than any movie I can watch anytime & anywhere.

Rating: 3 of 5

29.Jan.2017 at 11:44 by Michele Orselli (86 comments) via Web2 LIVE

I have mixed feelings with this talk: really funny, impressive how clips fit common scenarios. I would have enjoyed more participation from the speaker, not just reading the slides between clips

Rating: 4 of 5

29.Jan.2017 at 15:58 by Niels Cor (33 comments) via Web2 LIVE

It was an odd talk, but one I will remember. Not all specific points stuck with me, but I took from it that our live and job can use a bit of silliness from time to time. Monty Python is perfect for this comparison!

Rating: 2 of 5

29.Jan.2017 at 23:22 by Stijn Vannieuwenhuyse (8 comments) via Web2 LIVE

It was out of the box, extraordinary, well placed in the schedule (at the end of the day).
It was fun, but it missed some body to me...
You should have probably taken the time to talk about why you think the fragments were relevant.
You said you normally talk more in between the fragments, that's where I think the value of this talk would have been.

(I do think that with some work, it might be a great closing keynote though...)

Rating: 2 of 5

30.Jan.2017 at 14:01 by Łukasz (4 comments) via Web2 LIVE

Nice to watch but there is nothing I've learned.

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