Jenny Wong

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Rating: 4 of 5 
(26.Feb.2011)
Venue
screens were low in side track 1, and the wifi kept going down, but then again we had 500+ geeks all trying to get on it :) Other than that its a great venue, staff were really on ball and lots of space for people to chill out in.
Rating: 1 of 5 
(26.Feb.2011)
HTML5 And CSS3 Today
Funny video, that's about it. Martins take on the w3c/ browser / developer relation was misleading. His explanation of modernizer was flaky and ( in my personal opinion) on the wrong road. and his thoughts on the idea that developers will be able to code one project for all devices is idealistic and outdated compared to the rest of the community. When he spoke about the html5 tags it would have helped to put everything into context of html history but what he did say about it was a very basic overview of each new tag and not in context to the rest of html's & w3c's history. Would suggest that people read up on Andy Clarke and other leading people such as Mark Pilgrim (http://diveintohtml5.org/). Who do this talk with alot more knowledge and passion. If anyone ever gets the chance to listen to @patrick_h_lauke talk on html5, he covers the same topics as what Martin did but with no browser agenda in sight.
Rating: 4 of 5 
(27.Feb.2011)
Opening Keynote
Great stories and topic Marco's delivery was clear and easy to follow. It got a little dry in areas, but I assume the jet lag didn't help it. A little more vocal character and inspiration ( aka sleep) would probably make it top class.
Rating: 4 of 5 
(27.Feb.2011)
Xdebug
I've been using xdebug at work and not really knowing what was going on, so the talk was great to bridge my gap. Didn't realise there were extensions to chrome and opera so shall be installing them :)
Rating: 5 of 5 
(09.Oct.2011)
Playing nicely with Project Managers
I think this man is someone to watch out for. His talk was funny and clear. What people are saying above me are all valid points. The slides were a little long ( from the back you couldnt see the last bullets, but i am short). I hope you saw the Conference Speaking 101 by Stefan, i think taking some pointers from that will improve your speaking alot!
Rating: 4 of 5 
(09.Oct.2011)
Why you should be using and contributing to OpenStreetMap and not GoogleMaps.
Made me feel bad for using google maps for phpnw11 site. (sorry) it was a nice clear and concise insight into OSM. Great to see how it was empowering people and how they were using it.
Rating: 4 of 5 
(09.Oct.2011)
Conference Speaking 101
Loved Stefan's talk. all really good points. I only wished it had been videoed so we can get more people on the scene. I hope this infuses more people to give talks at phpnw user groups. Stefan.. have you given this talk in english when its been videoed?
Rating: 4 of 5 
(09.Oct.2011)
Join In With Joind.In
Lorna is a top speaker and teacher. She didnt let her game drop in any way for this talk either. I think its an awesome way to get more people to join an open source project, and a way to recruit new people as you know the project lead's vision.
Rating: 4 of 5 
(09.Oct.2011)
PHP and Continuous Data Processing
A well timed presentation. it was interesting listening to the problems and the solutions that they are using and the reasons behind it. No doubt could be extended but it did give a taster of things to come. It may be a preference of mine, but would have loved to see a little more passion + personality flaring from Michael.
Rating: 4 of 5 
(09.Oct.2011)
Template-Based DOCX, DOC & PDF Generation with the Zend Framework
I know pdf generation is a pain and it was cool to see how Jonathan and team have solved this problem. It was really cool for him to say where ideas for the solution were found and acknowledge the people.
Rating: 4 of 5 
(09.Oct.2011)
PHP and Twilio
David Goodwin said it all! Never heard of Twilio till you mention it. Live Demo was awesome.
Rating: 3 of 5 
(09.Oct.2011)
Pre Conference Social
Company = awesome. Nice to see the speakers before their meal and after their meal, although it would be nice for them to just be finished by 8pm. Location it was top spot BUT I want a private room next year. It was annoying to have people walking through to find the toilets / just walking walking through because they can and gate crashers. It meant that someone had to keep an eye on the wii equipment at all times and just be vigilant about it. And somewhere where the prices ain't so dear. Music was good in the venue, but too loud. It was cool when we could control the music ourselves ( ie like last year) It might be an idea to look further afield as it gives delegates a chance to walk around Manchester. ( just an idea to note down and see what delegates think. ) I know i rather go for somewhere cheap and private room than close to the hotel. :P
Rating: 3 of 5 
(09.Oct.2011)
Introducing Pyri the new aggregator for Pear
Jez being jez. Passionate and jazzy. I think it pricked up alot of ears for people who have used Pear packages before, and it lost a few people who don't. I think its due to the constraints of time rather than him. Could have had slicker slides visually/graphically but the amount of content on each slide was perfect.
Rating: 3 of 5 
(09.Oct.2011)
PHPWomen Birds of a Feather
15 minutes for a discussion is NOT long enough. brought out some good points and it was nice to have a discussion rather than talks all day. It broke it up for me. Pastey makes some really good points.
Rating: 4 of 5 
(09.Oct.2011)
Developers! Y U NO open source your code?
The use of memes meant i couldnt stop sniggering at the back of the room. I am sorry. It was a funny engaging talk with good points. I dont know if Craig has spoken before but its a talk that more people should hear ( esp team leads)
Rating: 4 of 5 
(09.Oct.2011)
Introducing Quality Management - A practical approach
Awesome talk! really interesting and engaging. Agree the slides were a little heavy but i think with more experience they will lighten up. Love the european twang to it all- its really good to see how other people's ideas on quality.
Rating: 2 of 5 
(10.Oct.2011)
University Education: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly
Dude, this comment comes with lots of love. The fact you stood up and spoke was awesome. Its good to see new people try. The topic itself was a bit :/ I think your presentation was not aimed at the right audience and I felt like you were saying stuff that employers / and employees already knew. I would have liked to see the more *personal experience* and ask the audience as a community how we can demand more from the academia world. I know this topic is very personal to me and to all graduates as afterwards we are left with this * is that it?* feeling. Regardless of topic, the talk lacked a little passion and emotion. People like Jez and Lorna are really good talkers because they inject passion and emotion into their speech. Eg: Lorna talking to 100 people also sounds like Lorna talking to just you. As a delegate that is important. It makes it easier to pay attention and be as annoyed or as passionate about the topic being talked about. When you talk about rubix cubes, you have passion and a eagerness to show people - if you can insert that into your talk it will improve vastly. Really suggest you look up the conference speaking 101 talks by Stefan or Lorna to improve on your speaking techniques. So proud that you stood up and spoke though. Sorry if im being mean. xx
Rating: 5 of 5 
(09.Oct.2011)
Party
Joe Lee: you are on!!! Loved the social. Shame alot of people left to go other places. Would love for someone else to deal with all the wii's next year (hint) - i might even just relax a little bit ( hehe)
Rating: 5 of 5 
(28.Jan.2013)
Being grumpy for fun and profit
Inspiring keynote. Wish the slides were more than just black text on white backgrounds but that can be said for a lot of the talks. The message of the keynote was solid and explained a lot about the grumpy ethos. I will not be feeling guilty for putting my grumpy hat on at work.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(28.Jan.2013)
PHP Annotations: They exist!
I have never really followed annotations in PHP but Rafael showed how useful it was and how it can be used in projects. The style and design of the slides/presentation made the information clear and easy to understand. Super easy to follow even for someone like me who had no knowledge of annotations beforehand. Some pointers: C# = C Sharp not C Hash ; that kept throwing me off the flow of the talk whilst I worked out what you meant. Double check details just in case you don't have one of every annotation core dev in front of you to check with during the talk - it did make the talk more interesting and dynamic. Please remember to repeat questions during q&a. For the people at the back it was hard to hear questions from people at the front.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(07.Oct.2013)
The Big 'Why equal doesn't equal' Quiz
A really good post lunch talk. It would have been better if Juliette did not have any important text in the bottom 3rd of the screen as with many heads in front of you, you could not see the bottom of the slides to take the quiz effectively. It might be an idea to have the titles at the bottom of the screen and the question start at the very top. Other than the mentioned text colour issues that other people have mentioned, this talk was highly entertaining and fun to watch. The slides link doesn't link to the slides. Does anyone know where they are?
Rating: 4 of 5 
(20.Feb.2015)
Modernizing The WordPress Toolbox
Interesting review of how WordPress has chose it's toolbox. Explained the background to what seemed like dd decisions. Would have been helpful to not start the talk going straight into the talk as people were not settled down yet.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(21.Feb.2016)
What To Expect From PHP7
I've heard PHP7 talks from Rasmus and Derick, but this was the first one where I understood how and where to start using php7 features. That was a major difference between previous talks I've seen and it really helped solidifying writing PHP7 code at a user level. There was good use of pauses in the speech that gave me a second to digest the talk which was greatly apprecicated. Also enjoyed the honesty in the Q&A. Trying to work out if theres anything i think could have been improved, but failing to find one.
Rating: 4 of 5 
(21.Feb.2016)
Mentoring: Change the World One Hour at a Time
Beth's talk was clear and to the point. The steps that were mentioned to how to get a mentor / mentee were great and valuable to minimise issues in the mentoring relationship. It was interesting to hear from both sides of the coin. I would have liked to have heard more on common problems and how to get out of them and more on the tools that have been found to be useful. The backup mics were annoyingly in her face, nothing that the speaker could have done but maybe something the AV team can consider when you have height wise, shorter speakers.
Rating: 4 of 5 
(21.Feb.2016)
PSR-7 HTTP messages in the wild
Lots of information packed into the talk. The delivery could have done with a few more pauses to allow information to sink in. Nice use of PhpStorm in presentation mode.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(21.Feb.2016)
MySQL 5.7 + JSON
Great talk with some really interesting side notes as well. Like the release cycle of MySQL was really interesting to hear about. Wish you didn't have to do the Orcale speel but I do appricate that they are the company you work for and probably paid for you to speak at teh conference. Enjoyed the cheeky and fun tone of the speaker - it helped keep me engaged. Loved the honesty in q&a too. Left the talk super excited about having a project which can use JSON data type and PHP7.
Rating: 0 of 5 
(21.Feb.2016)
MySQL 5.7 + JSON
> probably paid for you to speak at teh conference. I meant paid for you to be there. I realise travel costs ain't cheap. I do appreciate that you kept it under 5 minutes.
Rating: 3 of 5 
(21.Feb.2016)
Version Control - tips, tricks and good citizenship
Tess, for your first conference you did well. You did not sound nervous, spoke clearly and used pauses well. I think there might be a tiny bit of preaching to the choir but I know that there will always be someone who wants to know about this stuff or need a refresher. It was good to go back to theory that can be done on any version control and remember there is more to version control than git. It was easy to get hung on the fact the examples were not in git though considering its popularity. Maybe adjust the content a little bit if you give this talk again but I do think it delivered on what you set out to do.
Rating: 4 of 5 
(21.Feb.2016)
Behind the Scenes of Maintaining an Open Source Project
Great honest review on being a maintainer of an open souce project. It was interesting to hear how it effected you personally and your initial thoughts on situations and actually what happened. Really enjoyed the actionable points at the end of the talk which were any open source project would welcome. It was very Jordi, like you were having a conversation at the pub with him. Sometimes spoke a little too fast with the accent which made it a little unclear was what being said, but overall lots of thumbs up.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(21.Feb.2016)
From PHP to Machine Code
From point 1, Juozas said what he built was rather useless but by sharing the story of what he learnt in building his own interpreter, it brought in an appreciation of what is happening underneath the PHP code. The delivery pace was spot on and the code colouring in the examples really helped. Went into the talk not knowing much about compilers, left understanding way more. Thanks.
Rating: 4 of 5 
(21.Feb.2016)
Got 15 minutes? Then give something back!
An engaging and inspirational talk. A great subject to end the conference on and fire people up before going home. Delivery was a little fast sometimes. Nice and clear slide designs. My only niggle was that I don't think you needed to swear so much to get the message home.
Rating: 4 of 5 
(21.Feb.2016)
The Code Manifesto
A hard topic to talk about with a smile on your face. It might have not been aspiration with high energy but it definitly was food for thought for the conference. I can understand how it seemed deflating, but it made me really want to try and do better. When talking about sexism, it missed mentioning the struggles trans and non binary people have to also endure. It was great how Kayla showed it wasn't just a technical issue and that the pre conditioning happened way early on.

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WordCamp London 2017 Mar 17, 2017
WordCamp London Mar 17, 2017
PHP UK Conference 2016 Feb 18, 2016
php[world] 2015 Nov 16, 2015
PHPConf.Asia 2015 Sep 21, 2015
PHP UK Conference 2015 Feb 18, 2015
php[world] Nov 10, 2014
PHPNW 2014 Oct 02, 2014
PHPNW 2013 Oct 03, 2013
PHPNW12 Oct 04, 2012
PHP UK Conference 2011 Feb 24, 2011
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