Building Better Developers

Rowan Merewood (19.Mar.2013 at 10:00)
Keynote at PHP North East Conference 2013 (English - UK)

Rating: 5 of 5

Building Better Developers

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Rating: 5 of 5

19.Mar.2013 at 10:37 by Martyn Ranyard (23 comments) via api

Awesome keynote. Bravo!

Rating: 5 of 5

19.Mar.2013 at 10:39 by Jeremy Coates (73 comments) via api

Great opening keynote, loved the layered build up, always a pleasure to hear the things I 'go on about' being reinforced, warm shiny :)

Rating: 4 of 5

19.Mar.2013 at 11:07 by Anonymous


Rating: 5 of 5

19.Mar.2013 at 11:11 by Stefan Koopmanschap (392 comments) via api

Excellent keynote, it is amazing how Rowan always themes his slides with something completely unrelated and then it always turns out to fit in perfectly. Well done

Rating: 5 of 5

19.Mar.2013 at 11:22 by Craig A Rodway (7 comments)

A lot of very relevant and interesting points made, delivered in an entertaining and humorous way. Really enjoyed it - thanks!

Rating: 4 of 5

19.Mar.2013 at 11:32 by Mark Baker (119 comments)

Rowan might not have had shown the passion of a Cal Evans or Michaelangelo van Dam. That might have detracted slightly as a keynote (perhaps I've been spoiled at other conferences);
but his talk was filled with good advice and suggestions to make ourselves better developer, spiced and peppered with his inimitable sense of humour. All stuff that we can do ourselves, in our own lives, from code kata to contributing to the OS and PHP communities and everything inbetween. A mix of advice linked to the game/cinema while "building" his ideal developer; but with reference to real world projects, and real world people.

Loved the Brian Blessed beard (sadly missed my own beard on my way here in the chilly Newcastle morning).

And above all, "Enjoy what you do".

Rating: 5 of 5

19.Mar.2013 at 11:58 by Marc Qualie (3 comments)


Rating: 5 of 5

19.Mar.2013 at 13:06 by Colin (1 comments)

I hope I never meet the hybrid developer.

Great talk, key point to take away - "enjoy what you do"

Rating: 5 of 5

19.Mar.2013 at 14:18 by Thijs Feryn (185 comments)

Great keynote. The mannequin wasn't that disturbing, it worked well. Very entertaining and inspirational.

And yes, the word "mannequin" is derived from the Dutch term "manneken": http://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/mannequin

Good job!

Rating: 4 of 5

19.Mar.2013 at 15:14 by g8J2I3Tt0yQ5TfcPFecDj (4 comments)

Good, solid keynote. I must admit, coming from Rowan I was expecting more humour, jokes and general audience participation - especially with a keynote.

Is it possible the room/location didn't lend itself to that 'keynote' feel - does it need a stage?

Either way, I'm beginning to expect no less from Rowan. Good job.

Rating: 5 of 5

19.Mar.2013 at 16:01 by Nicolas Ricci (4 comments)



19.Mar.2013 at 16:02 by Nicolas Ricci (4 comments)

Great talk! Refreshing and plenty of good concepts!

Rating: 5 of 5

20.Mar.2013 at 09:05 by Scott Robertson (6 comments)

Really awesome keynote. Some very good advice.

Rating: 5 of 5

20.Mar.2013 at 11:37 by coldclimate (7 comments)

Lots of good practical stuff

Rating: 5 of 5

20.Mar.2013 at 12:50 by David (21 comments)

A slow start, but some solid words of advice. I think the content would appeal to all levels of developer - something quite hard to do, but Rowan managed it well.

"The Dude abides" is my new mantra.

Rating: 5 of 5

21.Mar.2013 at 12:07 by Igor (37 comments)

Incredible way to open the conference. Rowan's unique style shines once again. Very entertaining, as usual.

Rating: 5 of 5

21.Mar.2013 at 12:50 by James Robson (1 comments)


Rating: 5 of 5

21.Mar.2013 at 13:45 by Toby G (27 comments)

Very entertaining & thought provoking presentation. Great way to start the day.

Thanks Rowan

Rating: 5 of 5

21.Mar.2013 at 23:09 by Calum Bulmer (36 comments)

Entertainment and some key advice. An Excellent Key Note.

Rating: 5 of 5

22.Mar.2013 at 09:15 by Bastian Hofmann (34 comments)

Very good and entertaining keynote. liked the mannequin structure to tie the different, seperated points you wanted to make together into a nice story.

Rating: 5 of 5

25.Mar.2013 at 14:06 by Jon Park (11 comments)

Brilliant start to the day. The progressive style was entertaining and thought-provoking. Plenty to take away and build upon in the day-to-day.

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