Things I Wish I Knew When I Started Playing 'Developer'

Gary Hockin (15.Feb.2018 at 17:10, 30 min)
Keynote at PHP UK Conference 2018 (English - US)

Rating: 5 of 5

I'm a gamer, and some of my favourite articles to read about computer games are those click-bait posts that read "Ten Things I Wish I Knew When I Started Playing Pac-Man!". When you're playing computer games, it's easy to miss things that are obvious to others, and these posts can help you to understand a simple game mechanic that you'd otherwise have not used. It got me thinking about the things in my own career that I found out about too late, or didn't fully understand until much later than I needed it. We'll cover both the technical and the conversational, so join me, as I introduce you to Things I Wish I Knew When I Started Playing "Developer".

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Rating: 5 of 5

15.Feb.2018 at 17:43 by Craig Duncan (12 comments) via Web2 LIVE

Thought provoking talk with some interesting tips to chew on

Rating: 5 of 5

15.Feb.2018 at 17:46 by M1ke (22 comments) via Web2 LIVE

Lots of good advice; new developers should heed all of it and everyone else most of it. Good analogies and screenshots, well linked to the "gaming" topic. Minor thing (I mean really) but you moved side to side a lot on stage and from further back that made it kind of hard to watch you!

Rating: 5 of 5

15.Feb.2018 at 17:47 by Liam Wiltshire (95 comments) via Android app

I didn't know how Gary could top their keynote from last year.... and yet it happened! Really great message well delivered.

Rating: 4 of 5

15.Feb.2018 at 22:05 by Adam Scholey (2 comments) via Web2 LIVE

Great stuff from Gary as always - engaging delivery and sound advice! :)

Rating: 5 of 5

16.Feb.2018 at 09:29 by David Yell (115 comments) via Web2 LIVE

Some super tips! Great advice talk

Rating: 5 of 5

16.Feb.2018 at 11:59 by Mark Niebergall (120 comments) via Web2 LIVE

Gary gave great advice, kept the audience engaged, and was easy to relate to. Great keynote with an important message to remember.

Rating: 5 of 5

16.Feb.2018 at 16:22 by James Titcumb (273 comments) via Web2 LIVE

Awesome great advice. Love Gary's style!

Rating: 4 of 5

16.Feb.2018 at 21:32 by Jeremy Onion (11 comments) via Web2 LIVE

Fun and interesting talk.

Rating: 5 of 5

17.Feb.2018 at 18:38 by Chris Sherry (80 comments) via Web2 LIVE

Gary's messages were simple, but importantly he backed them up with great insight and personal experience to give context to why they are important. I really enjoyed the analogy too, though naturally a couple of them were a little forced in. I found his keynote last year hit me hard at a personal level and it's almost unfair to compare this one to it. I hope the PHP community gets to continue hearing his wisdom for a long time!

Rating: 5 of 5

18.Feb.2018 at 15:14 by Neil Nand (44 comments) via Web2 LIVE

Fun an interesting talk with a really good points about empathy and being a good people person to be a great developer.

Rating: 5 of 5

19.Feb.2018 at 12:03 by Christopher Riley (15 comments) via Web2 LIVE

Very entertaining keynote

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