How to Stand on the Shoulders of Giants

Ian Barber (08.Oct.2011 at 09:30)
Keynote at PHP North West 2011 (English - UK)

Rating: 5 of 5

How to Stand on the Shoulders of Giants

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Rating: 4 of 5

08.Oct.2011 at 10:35 by Paul Court (14 comments) via api

Great talk.

Rating: 3 of 5

08.Oct.2011 at 10:36 by nick den breems (7 comments) via api

as a newb on the scene I did get the message. Very nice how you make links to skating, facebook and the general debelopers history. keep up the good work!

Rating: 5 of 5

08.Oct.2011 at 10:49 by Richard Tuin (88 comments) via api

Great story line and it was definitely inspiring. Perfect keynote material!

Rating: 5 of 5

08.Oct.2011 at 10:50 by James Littlejohn (9 comments)

Inspiring: big picture to how to participate as an individual.

Rating: 4 of 5

08.Oct.2011 at 11:31 by Dave Ingram (18 comments) via api

Good! Well done, Ian!

Rating: 5 of 5

08.Oct.2011 at 11:32 by Melanie Rhianna Lewis (18 comments)

Fantastic talk. Lots of history. Shows that none of us are, or should be, isolated in this industry and even the innovation is really just evolution!

Rating: 5 of 5

08.Oct.2011 at 11:40 by Anonymous

An inspiring talk. A great start to the world of conferences for me.

Rating: 5 of 5

08.Oct.2011 at 11:42 by Rob Allen (109 comments) via api

Inspiring talk. Good keynote.

Rating: 5 of 5

08.Oct.2011 at 11:44 by Martyn Ranyard (23 comments) via api

Good presentation, excellently targeted for the audience.

Rating: 5 of 5

08.Oct.2011 at 11:45 by Luke Richards (7 comments)

Good talk for keynote of the conference. Clear presentation style.

Rating: 5 of 5

08.Oct.2011 at 11:55 by Jake Worrell (8 comments) via api

Great talk. Encouraging content, perfect start to the day.

Rating: 5 of 5

08.Oct.2011 at 12:10 by Thijs Feryn (185 comments)

Awesome presentation! Knowing you don't often keynote makes it even more impressive.

I love the natural way you present and I was inspired by this talk. I learned that you don't have to be a genious to accomplish great things. Fact is that I'm not a genious, so it gave me hope.

Best keynote I've seen in some time !

Rating: 5 of 5

08.Oct.2011 at 12:26 by David Goodwin (69 comments) via api

Excellent introduction. Thanks.

Rating: 5 of 5

08.Oct.2011 at 12:53 by Dave Nattriss (16 comments)

Solid inspirational stuff - ideal for an opening keynote.

Rating: 5 of 5

08.Oct.2011 at 13:10 by Ben Selby (8 comments) via api

Excellent keynote. Made you feel inspired to be a part of something.

Rating: 5 of 5

08.Oct.2011 at 13:54 by Nathaniel McHugh (21 comments) via api

Great keynote really lovely stuff

Rating: 4 of 5

08.Oct.2011 at 17:15 by Mark Baker (119 comments)

Scary that I actually remember BCPL... but that nightmare aside, a good keynote to start the conference: a reminder that while we are all part of the PHP community now, we are part of a much larger programming community going back over the decades, and will remain a part of that larger community going into the future.

Rating: 5 of 5

08.Oct.2011 at 18:00 by Ben Longden (44 comments)

Great Keynote Ian.

One complaint. We had a deal man... you were SUPPOSED to set the bar really low. You let me down.

;-)

Rating: 5 of 5

08.Oct.2011 at 18:53 by Stefan Koopmanschap (392 comments) via api

Wow! An excellent, really inspiring keynote! Very well done!

Rating: 4 of 5

08.Oct.2011 at 20:08 by Oliver Smith (3 comments)

A great talk to set the tone for the day.

Rating: 4 of 5

08.Oct.2011 at 21:30 by Anonymous

Good talk to get the ball rolling for the day

Rating: 5 of 5

09.Oct.2011 at 00:20 by Daren Chandisingh (9 comments)

Excellently done, I thought. You did a great job of convincing me I have the potential to see further than other men. A perfect opening to the conference. Would watch again! :D

Rating: 5 of 5

09.Oct.2011 at 07:56 by Paul Henry Woodhead (25 comments)

Fantastic! Got me all stoked and eager for the rest of the day.

Rating: 5 of 5

09.Oct.2011 at 08:59 by Elliot Ward (71 comments) via api

Well positioned keynote; informative, relevant and inspiring.

Rating: 5 of 5

09.Oct.2011 at 10:00 by Adri Kodde (7 comments)

Excellent keynote! It was inispiring and made me feel I wanted to get back to work immediately :)

Rating: 5 of 5

09.Oct.2011 at 10:41 by Tom Birch (1 comments)

Inspiring keynote, and great speaker.

Rating: 5 of 5

09.Oct.2011 at 14:14 by Matthew Kellett (33 comments)

Superb inspirational keynote presentation, glad half of our team was there to watch this :)

Rating: 5 of 5

09.Oct.2011 at 15:17 by Heeliaunutt (1 comments)

Great introduction talk and enjoyed the brief history of programming languages. Also mentioned how the creator of PHP started off and tried to come up with a solution to a problem no one else had fixed. Inspiring by suggesting that we can contribute to the world by making a small change to existing open source projects. This could have a 'butterfly effect' and could become something that everyone uses.

Rating: 5 of 5

09.Oct.2011 at 16:53 by Anonymous

Brilliant keynote. Very inspirational, interesting and educational all at the same time!

Rating: 4 of 5

09.Oct.2011 at 17:17 by Rowan Merewood (130 comments)

Slightly slow start, but then Ian really got into his stride and his passion for the topic came through. Really acted as a nice link into the rest of the day. Left me motivated to do a bit more contributing, thanks!

Rating: 4 of 5

09.Oct.2011 at 20:54 by Pastey (14 comments)

The thing that made this a great keynote for me was that the speaker knew some very well founded principles.

What he based it on was that we are not doing anything new, we are building upon what came before us. Yet we don't always know where it was that it came from. Our industry has a lot of history, yet we are often misguided into thinking that we're ground breaking.

Every person working in the web in any way whatsoever should do two things. They should watch this keynote, and then they should listen to the advice in it and go out and learn our history. It will only make you a better developer.

Rating: 5 of 5

09.Oct.2011 at 21:48 by Ben Nuttall (25 comments)

Really interesting keynote. Loved the skateboarding reference and the evolution of programming for the web. Wonderful start to the conference.

Rating: 4 of 5

09.Oct.2011 at 21:58 by Wes Thompson (11 comments)

As an ex-skater the start of this talk really connected with me and I felt very much engaged throughout.

Rating: 5 of 5

09.Oct.2011 at 22:07 by Marc Gear (26 comments)

I am a huge fan of Ian's speaking. He is natural, talented speaker, who can make the most complex topics understandable. This was the first talk I've heard him give on a less 'technical' topic, and enjoyed it very much. It was a superb opening keynote and set the tone for the conference very well by making insightful observations, and useful metaphors.

Highly original, enjoyable and enlightening.

Rating: 4 of 5

09.Oct.2011 at 22:19 by Andy Slack (11 comments)

Great to watch. Loved the analogy to skating as I had never considered that way of thinking about development previously. Definitely inspiring.

Rating: 4 of 5

09.Oct.2011 at 22:34 by Shaun (26 comments)

Excellent talk by Ian, especially liked the historical references shows the speaker really knows his stuff

Rating: 5 of 5

09.Oct.2011 at 22:50 by Antonis Pavlakis (108 comments)

A great start for a great conference! Well done!

Rating: 5 of 5

09.Oct.2011 at 22:57 by Remon van de Kamp (78 comments)

Very good talk, really enjoyed it.

Rating: 5 of 5

09.Oct.2011 at 23:09 by Kathryn Reeve (41 comments)

Started out not knowing how things were going to be linking together, but within moments I was fully engrossed and following along. Most excellent choice for Keynote speaker and topic.

Rating: 5 of 5

09.Oct.2011 at 23:23 by Janna Bastow (3 comments)

This stands out as one of the best keynotes I've seen, especially at a more technical conference. Thoroughly enjoyed it!

Rating: 5 of 5

09.Oct.2011 at 23:59 by Michelle Sanver (210 comments)

This was just fantastically fantastic if you can put it that way. It was really inspirational! Wow :)

Rating: 5 of 5

10.Oct.2011 at 06:48 by Rosen Simov (10 comments)

Confirmed ideas that I already have, was really nice to listen to. Also, curious slide about the new quicksort :)
Well done.

Rating: 5 of 5

10.Oct.2011 at 08:51 by Volker Dusch (57 comments)

Excellent keynotes can set the tone for a whole conference and this one did definitely deliver. It's the first keynote by Ian that I've seen and I'm impressed.

Good keynotes make you listen for the whole time even and point out a new viewpoint to people that haven't been 'around' for at least 10 years. The speaker managed to do so and started of PHPNW11 very well!

Rating: 5 of 5

10.Oct.2011 at 08:51 by Anonymous

Spot on for a keynote: it was really inspiring and broke down a great many of the perceived barriers between what we're doing day to day and what those are doing at the forefront. Ian did a great job of translating his messages into a hybrid graspable metaphors and technical specifics.

Rating: 5 of 5

10.Oct.2011 at 09:36 by Chris Lovell (26 comments)

Couldn't help but think "I need to code more!" when seeing this keynote. Nice job and good way to start the day's talks.

Rating: 4 of 5

10.Oct.2011 at 10:08 by Robert Goldsmith (21 comments)

A good, positive message for the start of the conference.

Rating: 5 of 5

10.Oct.2011 at 10:23 by Steven Bakhtiari (8 comments)

Top keynote. It was clear, concise, made the point nicely, and most importantly, wasn't too long and drawn out. Good work!

Rating: 5 of 5

10.Oct.2011 at 11:03 by Alex Mace (48 comments)

Excellent talk to kick off the conference, really inspiring to think of all the work I could do with the stuff I know and was going to learn during the rest of the conference.

Rating: 5 of 5

10.Oct.2011 at 13:28 by Jo B (22 comments)

Great talk, inspiring and a good speaker :)

Rating: 5 of 5

10.Oct.2011 at 14:29 by Les Rowley (17 comments)

Very inspirational.

Rating: 5 of 5

10.Oct.2011 at 14:56 by Stephen Melrose (17 comments)

Inspiring and engaging.

Rating: 5 of 5

10.Oct.2011 at 15:50 by Craig Marvelley (13 comments)

A really relaxed, confident and engaging speaker, and the perfect way to start the day. I'm a sucker for tidbits of history, so the talk really appealed to me.

Rating: 4 of 5

10.Oct.2011 at 17:14 by Alex Butter (8 comments)

Great opening for the day. Very enjoyable presentation with just the right amount of food for thought.

Rating: 5 of 5

10.Oct.2011 at 17:50 by Cindy accigmeni (1 comments)

Very good opening talk.

Rating: 4 of 5

10.Oct.2011 at 19:41 by Anonymous

Good opening talk. Nothing revolutionary but nice to warm up to the weekend.

Rating: 4 of 5

10.Oct.2011 at 21:16 by Martin Downton (22 comments)

I really liked your talk. It was well delivered and got me excited for the rest of the conference.

Rating: 5 of 5

10.Oct.2011 at 22:48 by Michelangelo van Dam (310 comments)

Ian, this is probably the best talk you've ever given. Good content, steady flow and a good combination of visuals with your talk. Well done!!!

Rating: 5 of 5

10.Oct.2011 at 23:24 by Johanna Cherry (11 comments) via api

Interesting content and well delivered.

Rating: 5 of 5

11.Oct.2011 at 00:59 by Jeremy Coates (73 comments)

I had the pleasure of reviewing the abstract for this session and helping choose Ian as the keynote speaker. I was excited when I read the abstract a few months ago and so glad to have finally heard the session on the day and felt really inspired. This was Ian's first keynote talk and I can safely say I think he nailed it big time!

Rating: 5 of 5

11.Oct.2011 at 03:22 by Mark Robinson (8 comments)

A moving and inspirational start to the weekend.

Rating: 5 of 5

11.Oct.2011 at 09:56 by Richard Miller (10 comments)

Excellent, great start to the day.

Rating: 5 of 5

11.Oct.2011 at 12:51 by Lorna Mitchell (74 comments)

I had the pleasure of introducing Ian and then sitting about 8 feet away during the talk and it blew me away. A great balance of inspiration, geekery, and stories from close to home - what a way to kick off the event!

Rating: 5 of 5

11.Oct.2011 at 13:25 by Jamie Hurst (6 comments)

Excellent keynote, and a brilliant and inspiring start to the day overall. This was the first time I've seen Ian talk and it was simply superb!

Rating: 5 of 5

11.Oct.2011 at 13:27 by Alex Luneburg (84 comments)

This was a really inspiring talk. Ian's a great speaker and it was really nice to hear some of the history of programming and to be reminded that even the small things we do can lead to great things. A great way to start a conference!

Rating: 5 of 5

11.Oct.2011 at 14:51 by Johannes Henrysson (7 comments)

Great start of PHPNW11. Really good keynote with wonderful connections to real world examples (not only nerdy coding stuff).

Rating: 5 of 5

11.Oct.2011 at 19:43 by Lineke Kerckhoffs-Willems (85 comments)

Great keynote, very inspiring. A good example of how a keynote should be done and I really liked your presentation style. Wish I could be that good one day...
Can't wait to see the recording so I can watch it again!

Rating: 4 of 5

11.Oct.2011 at 21:20 by Sebastian Marek (67 comments)

Great talk, well delivered. Very inspiring. Nothing new was said, but this kind of reminder is always great. When it finished I was a bit disappointed as I wanted it to last at least another 10-15 mins!

Rating: 5 of 5

11.Oct.2011 at 23:14 by Marco De Bortoli (9 comments)

Amazing keynote which gave me back a good amount of my lost will power and inspiration making think it's definitely time to get back on truck and contribute back to the community a community that till now never stopped to feeding me with always new and great ideas.

Rating: 5 of 5

12.Oct.2011 at 11:47 by Luke Barton (5 comments)

Was a very good keynote. As others, very inspiring and motivating. Will definitely watch again.

Rating: 5 of 5

15.Oct.2011 at 10:02 by Mark Jones (12 comments)

Ideal talk to get the conference going. Interesting, funny and a little thought-provoking (although not too much for the first talk of the morning).

Rating: 5 of 5

15.Oct.2011 at 10:49 by Phil Norton (35 comments)

An inspiration journey through the entrepreneurs of our industry (starting with Alan Turing) and how they each took the ideas before them and improved them. It was a nice first talk of the day, and wasn't too heavy for first thing on a Saturday morning.

Rating: 5 of 5

19.Oct.2011 at 09:23 by James Anslow (3 comments)

Good talk, well presented, informative - best of all, interesting!

Rating: 5 of 5

19.Oct.2011 at 19:10 by Anonymous

absolutely great talk

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