Algorithms in Context

Margaret Staples (25.Jan.2019 at 14:40, 1 hr )
Talk at PHPBenelux Conference 2019 (English - US)

Rating: 5 of 5

The PHP community is rich with self taught developers from a wide variety of backgrounds because, thanks to efforts from that same community, it is one of the most accessible languages ever created for developing on the web. As a result, many of us are well into our professional lives before we integrate computer science concepts, like algorithms, into our knowledge base. This talk will look at several such algorithms, what they are useful for, but also their limitations and how we can use a clear understanding of the real world context in which we’re using them to create code that performs and serves our users better than the algorithms alone could manage.

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Rating: 5 of 5

25.Jan.2019 at 17:09 by Scott Dutton (33 comments) via Web2 LIVE

I had not head of Margaret before, but she is now one of the best people I have seen. Really engaging on what many would consider a dry topic.

Really enjoyed your talk!

Rating: 5 of 5

26.Jan.2019 at 10:30 by David Buchmann (134 comments) via Web2 LIVE

I loved the energy and the easy approach on a very theoretical and technical topic.

Rating: 5 of 5

27.Jan.2019 at 14:25 by Koen Cornelis (41 comments) via Web2 LIVE

I loved this talk. It was fun, had good slides and was a down to earth look at algorithms.

A few points that bugged me none the less:
- some slides were distracting. The zoom in/out of the planet for example. It's nice to use gifs, but not when you're explaining stuff that needs full attention.
- at times the slides didn't fully support what was being said so that it was difficult to follow.

That said, one of my favorite talks of the conference.

Rating: 5 of 5

27.Jan.2019 at 20:53 by Bart McLeod (83 comments) via Web2 LIVE

Thank you for your entertaining talk. Great artwork in your slides. A bit distractive at times, but very funny. You speak fast. For a non-native English person, a bit too fast at times, but I enjoyed it nevertheless. You said you have been developing an attitude. Looks good on you. Thanks again.

Rating: 4 of 5

28.Jan.2019 at 12:03 by Bram Van der Sype (28 comments) via Web2 LIVE

Very high energy talk that was very welcome after the keynote.

Rating: 5 of 5

30.Jan.2019 at 00:11 by Tim Huijzers (35 comments) via Web2 LIVE

Great seeing someone speak with so much enthusiasm about a subject that's frankly a bit stuffy. Also great to actually learn something new even if I already forgot most of it.

Rating: 4 of 5

31.Jan.2019 at 12:00 by Jens Trio (15 comments) via Web2 LIVE

Enthusiast talk about an interesting subject.
You went sometimes a bit too fast and the slides were somewhat distracting by times, but overall well done!

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