How PHP got its Semicolons

Samantha Quiñones (25.May.2017 at 17:45, 45 min)
Keynote at php[tek] 2017 (English - US)

Rating: 5 of 5

Programming as a profession doesn’t have a very long history– only 70 years– but the history we do have is very rich! Let’s dig into the murky origins of symbolic languages and discover how objects and functions were born. We’ll learn how a revolutionary changed the way we manage data and why JavaScript and XML are more closely related than you ever imagined! Let’s meet some of the brilliant, sometimes ornery, and always fascinating characters that have gotten us where we are now.

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Rating: 5 of 5

25.May.2017 at 18:43 by Liam Wiltshire (107 comments) via joind.in Android app

What can I say. After 8 conferences, over 100 talks, this was the most touching, genuine and generally brilliant talk I've been fortunate enough to see.

Rating: 5 of 5

26.May.2017 at 12:04 by Michelangelo van Dam (313 comments) via Web2 LIVE

Inspiring, touching, awesome!!!

Rating: 5 of 5

26.May.2017 at 12:21 by Zachary May (29 comments) via Web2 LIVE

Stupendous!

Rating: 5 of 5

26.May.2017 at 18:21 by Ed Barnard (80 comments) via Web2 LIVE

I've seen this presentation before. This time it was better. We evoked more than history. We showed how it is important to what we do today. We saw the more important part, and in fact why this was correctly scheduled as the climactic keynote: Ourselves as a community. Samantha reminded us what we have been, what we are, and what we can be. Thank you.

Rating: 4 of 5

29.May.2017 at 10:45 by Mark Knapik (17 comments) via Web2 LIVE

Very nice.
Warm Fuzzies for everyone!

Rating: 5 of 5

30.May.2017 at 09:18 by Mark Niebergall (120 comments) via Web2 LIVE

Great talk. I enjoyed learning about the history behind modern programming languages. It was fun to hear about those engineering pioneers. The tribute to the current community was great and motivating as well. Well done!

Rating: 4 of 5

30.May.2017 at 17:58 by SH (22 comments) via Web2 LIVE

This was a good talk about some of the instrumental founders of different languages, and how technology / programming / coding have transpired from then to now, including the current community of coders and developers.

Rating: 5 of 5

06.Jun.2017 at 16:05 by Sandy Smith (34 comments) via Web2 LIVE

I expected a good history nerd talk, but the segue into community was inspired.

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