Urban Legends: What You Code Makes You Who You Are

PJ Hagerty (16.Feb.2018 at 09:20, 30 min)
Keynote at PHP UK Conference 2018 (English - US)

Rating: 4 of 5

If you were a carpenter, would your skills at building be more important than the tools you use to build? Skills, right? Tools are just a means to an end. So why do developers think the language they use defines the problems they solve?

This talk will take a look at misconceptions across the board, some experiences, both positive and negative, people have had crossing barriers to new languages, and show some of the benefits thinking of one’s self as a coder and not a “Ruby coder” or a “PHP dev” can have on being a better problem solver.

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Rating: 5 of 5

16.Feb.2018 at 11:15 by Niklas Dzösch (6 comments) via joind.in Android app

Loved the lowkey fightclub references. :)

Rating: 4 of 5

16.Feb.2018 at 12:03 by Mark Niebergall (120 comments) via Web2 LIVE

PJ gave a good keynote and made great points on the benefits of a community and how to reach across barriers. He brings a different perspective with his background with other programming languages.

Rating: 4 of 5

16.Feb.2018 at 16:58 by M1ke (22 comments) via Web2 LIVE

Enjoyable keynote with a good theme and some useful information, delivered by a clearly talented speaker.

Rating: 4 of 5

16.Feb.2018 at 21:33 by Jeremy Onion (11 comments) via Web2 LIVE

Interesting and enjoyable talk

Rating: 5 of 5

17.Feb.2018 at 18:40 by Chris Sherry (80 comments) via Web2 LIVE

This is an excellent talk, and one that I think is an important message for anyone who likes to argue that X is better than Y as a programming language, This is something I hear a lot in universities I visit and I think that it's a really important time for us all to be encouraging cross-pollination between communities and languages.

Rating: 4 of 5

18.Feb.2018 at 17:41 by Neil Nand (44 comments) via Web2 LIVE

Good talk and well presented.

Rating: 4 of 5

19.Feb.2018 at 12:05 by Christopher Riley (15 comments) via Web2 LIVE

Good talk, but I felt it didn't quite match up with the title/abstract. I thought the last few slides moved through in silence created a powerful effect.

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