For The Love Of Code

John Cleary (01.Oct.2017 at 12:05, 45 min)
Keynote at PHP North West 2017 (English - UK)

Rating: 5 of 5

The talk is centred around the idea of community. PHP has one of the best communities we know. Its people are passionate, enthusiastic, loyal, and smart. But, there is a problem. We somehow feel, whether we like to admit it or not, that for our community, our language, to be great, it must be at the cost of another community or another language. Perhaps a framework we don?t like so much, or another language that thinks is better than ours. We make little remarks, or take cheap shots at the ?competition?. But it doesn't have to be that way. When I started coding all those years ago I had no idea there would be hoards of other developers waiting to share ideas and pass on the knowledge - all for the love of code. Which is the real reason we?re all here. We all love code. The talk will revolve around the idea that all software-based communities have so much in common. That we all have a common purpose - to share and promote the thing we love. But we can promote our community without detracting from others. Using the philosophy of "Think Win-Win" from The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, I will discuss how shift in attitude can means we can all promote our beloved language and promote others too, and still win.

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Rating: 5 of 5

01.Oct.2017 at 12:39 by David Baker (3 comments) via Web2 LIVE

I really enjoyed this talk. I thought the content was interesting and John spoke really well and with humour. The slide art was charming and appropriate. Great job.

Rating: 5 of 5

01.Oct.2017 at 13:31 by Katy Ereira (65 comments) via Web2 LIVE

Lovely end to a conference. :)

Rating: 5 of 5

01.Oct.2017 at 16:47 by Chris Emerson (40 comments) via Web2 LIVE

Really nicely presented talk about community and the ways to make community work. Great end to the conference.

Rating: 5 of 5

01.Oct.2017 at 21:21 by Mark Railton (56 comments) via Web2 LIVE

Fantastic keynote talk, only negative I have for this is that it just felt too short.

Would love to see this again, with some more content to it. Absolutely loved the slides for it.

Rating: 5 of 5

01.Oct.2017 at 21:29 by Matt Brunt (45 comments) via Web2 LIVE

The slides for this talk were fantastic, the hand drawn artwork was adorable and gave the whole thing a very human feel.

The content was thought provoking, funny, and full of heart.

A fantastic way to end the conference.

Rating: 5 of 5

01.Oct.2017 at 21:47 by Tom Walder (5 comments) via Web2 LIVE

John always speaks from the heart - and no changes this time. Great talk. Win-Win.

Rating: 5 of 5

01.Oct.2017 at 22:03 by Stefan Kecskes (16 comments)

Great talk about community. Nice slides and segways. :) Win Win. Hopefully this talk wasn't segway to move on and find another community after this was last phpnw conf. Thanks.

Rating: 5 of 5

02.Oct.2017 at 08:18 by Stefan Koopmanschap (379 comments) via Web2 LIVE

Such a great talk. A good, positive message to close the conference, and such awesome slides!

Rating: 5 of 5

02.Oct.2017 at 09:50 by Patrick Asare (28 comments) via Web2 LIVE

I took a lot away from this.

Rating: 5 of 5

02.Oct.2017 at 09:53 by Thomas Dutrion (14 comments) via Web2 LIVE

A refreshing talk, well delivered, with hand drawn illustrations that really changed compared to all the technical presentations seen during a day and half before. I liked the parallel between personal development and communities, given the communities are made of individuals.
Bonus note for the organisation team: having a speaker from another community (even though he's from the PHP community initially) is always good, gives a wee window on the outside world, especially when standing in rooms of geeky PHP fellow for a couple of days!

Rating: 5 of 5

02.Oct.2017 at 10:04 by Stephan Hochdörfer (176 comments) via Web2 LIVE

Perfect ending for such a conference. Could have been a bit longer but for the content and the story behind it, it felt ok.

Rating: 5 of 5

02.Oct.2017 at 12:54 by Antonis Pavlakis (105 comments) via Web2 LIVE

What a way to end the conference. Short and sweet!

Rating: 5 of 5

02.Oct.2017 at 17:33 by Kat Zien (8 comments) via Web2 LIVE

Pretty much what everyone else said - great delivery, funny, lighthearted but with some great and important content and messages. Loved the drawings and the handwritten style of the slides. Couldn't have expected a better closing keynote!

Rating: 5 of 5

02.Oct.2017 at 20:22 by Ben Plummer (44 comments) via Web2 LIVE

Very effective delivery of hammering home great points on communities. The stories/experiences, humour and endearing slide content all came together to project important messages. A fitting end to what could possibly be the last PHPNW conference.

Rating: 4 of 5

03.Oct.2017 at 08:01 by Iain Fogg (15 comments) via Web2 LIVE

Very well presented talk with great visuals and a very encouraging message.

I wonder if trying to fit a bit less content from the book in, with a bit more time on practical application, might have landed the link with communities better, but still, a great talk.

Rating: 5 of 5

08.Oct.2017 at 17:19 by Erik Smit (10 comments) via Web2 LIVE

Fantastic closure of a conference. I really liked the design of the slides, great drawings. The talk was fun, informative, win-win ;-) and very close to us all. Superb.

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