Patrick Schwisow

@PSchwisow

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Rating: 5 of 5 
(25.May.2011)
Debugging - Rules and Tools
Great overview of the debugging process
Rating: 5 of 5 
(25.May.2011)
Optimizing a Zend Framework application
Great suggestions... Unfortunately several of them require either editing ZF classes or doing overly complicated workarounds
Rating: 5 of 5 
(25.May.2011)
Profiling PHP Applications
Good info
Rating: 5 of 5 
(25.May.2011)
Why be Normal – Introduction to Normalization
This would be great for someone who did not have a CS education. Many people learn PHP without a strong DB background. This is a good primer to get those people started
Rating: 4 of 5 
(25.May.2011)
Securing Your API
Not sure how I would use it, but interesting and well presented
Rating: 3 of 5 
(25.May.2011)
Doctrine Optimization
I was hoping for Doctrine 2 optimization ... Thanks for trying, but have you actually used Doctrine 2?
Rating: 5 of 5 
(26.May.2011)
Introducing Zend Framework 2.0
Great overview and status update... Just wish we had more time for Q & A
Rating: 5 of 5 
(26.May.2011)
Open Source Communities and Chocolate Chip Cookies
Great keynote... Too bad about the lack of actual cookies
Rating: 5 of 5 
(26.May.2011)
ZeroMQ Is The Answer
Presenter: 5 out of 5 Power grid: 1 out of 5
Rating: 4 of 5 
(26.May.2011)
Frontend Caching — The New Frontier
Good info, but it went over by more than 25 minutes
Rating: 3 of 5 
(26.May.2011)
Of (PHP) Sessions, Cookies, and Authentication
The beginning was a bit too simple, but good inf in the later part
Rating: 5 of 5 
(26.May.2011)
Node.js for PHP Developers
Presenter is great... Topic is a bit outside of my expertise, so I can't comment on content
Rating: 5 of 5 
(26.May.2011)
Designing Beautiful Software
Great presentation! It should be required for all (serious) PHP developers
Rating: 5 of 5 
(26.May.2011)
Write A Better FM
Great presentation
Rating: 5 of 5 
(27.May.2011)
In the Shadow of the Ninja: Biding Your Time While You Plot Your Coup
Great job on your first presentation... As a newly minted senior this just what I needed
Rating: 5 of 5 
(27.May.2011)
Xdebug
Great presentation!
Rating: 5 of 5 
(27.May.2011)
Teach A Man To Fish: Coaching Development Teams
Great presentation... I think everyone is ready to fish now!
Rating: 5 of 5 
(16.Mar.2012)
Foundations
Beth's presentation was an excellent walk-through on how to turn a static web page into a basic PHP application. She's a great speaker, and I look forward to hearing her present a more advanced topic as soon as we can get her back.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(22.May.2012)
Developer Testing 201: When to Mock and When to Integrate
Great tutorial! I really learned a lot. LB is a very friendly and approachable presenter, and really knows her stuff!
Rating: 5 of 5 
(22.May.2012)
Workshop QA on Zend Framework Applications
Well done presentation on the full range of things that go into building a culture and workflow dedicated to quality software.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(23.May.2012)
!Normal===Awesome!
Great presentation! Only suggestion: Hold all "sign up for an awesome exclusive service" announcements until *after* the talk! (It's hard to pay attention while signing up)
Rating: 5 of 5 
(23.May.2012)
The MicroPHP Manifesto
Great to hear a more thorough explanation of the Manifesto. I still don't agree with it, but I totally see Ed's point.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(23.May.2012)
Graphing Real-Time Performance with Graphite
Great talk, Neal! It was full of great info on the why and what of Graphite, but I was wishing for more of the how (i.e. practical setup stuff)
Rating: 5 of 5 
(23.May.2012)
CI:IRL
Great talk! Beth is always awesome!
Rating: 5 of 5 
(23.May.2012)
It's More Than Just Style
Great presentation. Coding Standards are a key part of code quality, and LB does a great job of showing how and why we enforce them.
Rating: 3 of 5 
(23.May.2012)
How to Let Go of Your Ego and Help Your Customers Succeed (Don't be a jerk)
Good presentation, but much of the material is re-used from the "Write a Better FM" talk Rich gave last year. Rating would be a 5 if I hadn't heard the previous talk.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(24.May.2012)
PHP://Memory and Streams for Scaling
Another solid talk! Well done, Neal!
Rating: 5 of 5 
(24.May.2012)
/dev/hell live podcast
It was great to see the "gruesome twosome" in action! As entertaining as the are to listen to, they are even more entertaining in person. Watching each of them react to what his counterpart was saying was well worth the price of admission. Oh, and it was also very informative!
Rating: 5 of 5 
(24.May.2012)
Building a Firehose
Ian Barber is even better when the power system works for the whole hour! Yeah!
Rating: 5 of 5 
(25.May.2012)
Community Works!
Great talk! It covered *every* aspect of community. Michaelangelo was informative and motivating.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(25.May.2012)
Alice & Bob: Public Key Cryptography 101
Great talk!
Rating: 5 of 5 
(25.May.2012)
Object Oriented Javascript - Techniques for Managing Your Unwieldy Javascript
I didn't realize how little I understood of JS until Garrison explained it all. My mind is blown!
Rating: 5 of 5 
(20.Mar.2013)
Being an Agent of Change
Great talk! Matt showed us how to blend annoyance, passion, logic, and salesmanship to fight the status quo.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(17.Apr.2013)
I've Been Hacked, Now What?
Another great talk by Beth! After seeing several of her talks, I'm convinced that Beth is a natural teacher. She knows just the right level of detail to go to and picks out just the right places to include examples. She is also good at handling questions that get thrown in at unexpected times and then getting right back into it wherever she left off. I would highly recommend Beth in any "technical instruction" talks she gives.
Rating: 4 of 5 
(14.May.2013)
Overview of Symfony2 for Beginners
Great as a talk, but a little tough as a hand-on tutorial. If I missed a command or got behind, it was a bit tough to get caught up.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(14.May.2013)
Git Makes Me Angry Inside
Great beginners' intro to Git and figuring out an effective workflow. I think those new to git (or relatively new) would really get a lot out of this. I just worked through this whole process 6 months ago, so I apologize if I injected too many of my own thoughts and opinions. :)
Rating: 5 of 5 
(15.May.2013)
Practicing Failure
Very insightful! Great to hear from an engineer-type with successful experience running a large organization
Rating: 5 of 5 
(15.May.2013)
Beyond the Bikeshed
Great talk. I like being able to analyze the stages and structure of a meeting. It will be very helpful in making sure we keep moving forward
Rating: 4 of 5 
(15.May.2013)
Service Oriented Architecture Panel Discussion
Good talk! But where are the Futurama references?!
Rating: 5 of 5 
(15.May.2013)
Mentoring Developers
Great talk! I am inspired!
Rating: 5 of 5 
(16.May.2013)
WordPress is Everywhere: Extreme Portability as a Double-Edged Sword
Great talk. I may not agree with WP's decision to continue supporting PHP5.2, but it's very interesting to see the data that goes into that decision.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(16.May.2013)
Open Sourcing Mental Illness
Great talk, Ed. It takes a lot of courage to be so open about this, and I appreciate the strength it takes to get up there and do it.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(16.May.2013)
Five Tools for Better PHP Development
Great info, and it's always a pleasure to hear one of your talks. You're a great balance of "passionate" and "optimistic".
Rating: 4 of 5 
(16.May.2013)
Beyond the Basics: Security with PHP
Great talk, but I was hoping to get a little farther beyond the basics :)
Rating: 4 of 5 
(17.May.2013)
Embedded PHP with RasPi
Good talk, but I think it tries to be both a "hey wow, look at this!" talk and a step-by-step instructional talk. Either type of talk would be good, but trying to do both makes it tough to excel in either area.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(17.May.2013)
<?php echo 'Hello Worl…Ooo, shiny!: How to deal with distractions
Great talk! A lot of good info, and good questions and discussion at the end.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(16.Nov.2013)
Aphorisms of API Design
Great content, very passionate delivery. We've got to get our whole department to see this talk.
Rating: 4 of 5 
(16.Nov.2013)
Writing Silex Service Providers and Controller Providers
Good content. Having seen you speak before, it seemed like you were a bit less engaged and passionate than when you talk about composer.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(16.Nov.2013)
Serial Legacy Killer - My approach going from legacy to modern code
Great talk! Time to start "hate-driven development" first thing Monday morning!
Rating: 5 of 5 
(15.Mar.2014)
A startup story: Sending a billion text messages
Great story! Very inspirational.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(15.Mar.2014)
Vagrant for Virtualized Development
Great intro to Vagrant. Gotta see if I can get our team using it...
Rating: 4 of 5 
(15.Mar.2014)
Git and Github: Working Effectively on a Team
Good talk, but a lot of ground to cover in an hour.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(15.Mar.2014)
Mocking Dependencies with PHPUnit
Very good talk. I was too frazzled from my talk to get it all in, but look forward to going through the slides and getting the rest. I will second Eli's suggestion for more caffeine. Matt is at his best as a speaker when he's slightly over-hyped-up. :)
Rating: 5 of 5 
(15.Mar.2014)
Much more Eggs than Bacon: A Development Environment Cookbook
Great talk, Jacob. Matching dev to production is key! :D
Rating: 5 of 5 
(16.Mar.2014)
7 Things I Wish Somebody Told Me
Great talk! Good, practical advice. Excellent choice for a keynote.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(16.Mar.2014)
It Was Like That When I Got Here: Steps Toward Modernizing a Legacy Codebase
If you only see one talk, this should be it. Paul is a great speaker, and the content is something that all developers need to learn.
Rating: 4 of 5 
(16.Mar.2014)
Web Security and You
Nice intro to the topic.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(16.Mar.2014)
You're the Tech Lead! Now what?
Great talk! This really explains what the job is all about. Good to know for people considering if they want to be a team lead.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(21.May.2014)
Accelerating Web Applications with Varnish
Great talk! As a newbie at Politico, this will definitely be important to me in the future!
Rating: 5 of 5 
(21.May.2014)
Becoming a GoPHPer
Great talk! I hope to get a chance to work with Go in the future.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(22.May.2014)
You Can UX Too: Avoiding the Programmer's Interface
Great talk! Everyone should be able to understand the basics of UX. We don't have to be experts to be able to make non-crappy interfaces.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(22.May.2014)
Static Sites with Sculpin
Great intro to Sculpin. Only recommendation: speak a little louder.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(22.May.2014)
Schemas for the Real World
Great talk about how people don't neatly fit into a simple scheme. People are complex, and so is their data.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(22.May.2014)
Working with difficult people
Excellent talk! We all have people that we just don't get along with for whatever reason. Let's detoxify those relationships!
Rating: 5 of 5 
(22.May.2014)
Two Factor Authentication and You
Great talk. It covered both the why and the how in an easy to understand way.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(23.May.2014)
Socket Programming with PHP
Great talk! It was a good mix of background info and technical details.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(14.Mar.2015)
Accessibility: The Forgotten Piece you need to know to become a complete Developer
Good talk. Thank you for calling attention to something we should be doing better on (as a community of web developers).
Rating: 5 of 5 
(14.Mar.2015)
PHP Extensions
Great talk. I wish we'd had enough time to get to specifics on how to get existing extensions ready for PHP7. (I'd like to contribute, but hands-on help would kick me in the butt to actually do it.)
Rating: 5 of 5 
(14.Mar.2015)
The Only Girl in the Room
Good intro by Beth to highlight some of the problems. Great discussions.
Rating: 0 of 5 
(14.Mar.2015)
Container Coding
The demo app to accompany the talk is at https://github.com/PSchwisow/container-coding
Rating: 5 of 5 
(15.Mar.2015)
Speak HTTP and Consume APIs With Guzzle
Excellent content. One negative: HTTP Jeopardy should have had prizes. :)
Rating: 5 of 5 
(15.Mar.2015)
Licensing and You
Excellent talk. Good handling of the weird edge cases that we came up with.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(15.Mar.2015)
Navigating Your Git Repository
Great talk. I think it was good for beginners (or those who have only a superficial knowledge of git). That's exactly what I expected from the description. I'd like to see a follow-up talk that digs in further and covers the internals of git in more detail.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(15.Mar.2015)
Breaking the Stereotype
Well done. Very positive message about making yourself a better developer by being a better member of the team.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(15.Mar.2015)
Give it Back - Getting Involved in Open Source
Great! Let's do this! Pay it back or pay it forward. That's what Open Source is all about.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(20.May.2015)
The PHP 7 Story
Great info. Was good also to hear a bit of your opinions. Thank you for making it clear which parts were personal opinions and not getting drawn into debate on those things.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(20.May.2015)
Mocking Dependencies in Unit Tests with Phake
Great talk. Would recommend for people transitioning from "basic unit tests" to more sophisticated mocking.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(20.May.2015)
TDD: Team-Driven Development
Great content. Would highly recommend this to others. One suggestion: You didn't allow time for questions either during the talk or at the end (used up the whole time).
Rating: 4 of 5 
(20.May.2015)
Composer Best Practices
Great info, but I would have liked to move through the semantic versioning stuff faster and focus more on the advanced stuff.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(21.May.2015)
Everything I Needed to Know, I Learned in Rabbinical School
Excellent talk. I don't know that I've heard a keynote audience so silent. They were very much engaged in what you were saying.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(21.May.2015)
PHP 7 is (Almost) Here. OMG! PANIC!
Great practical advice on all the things you have to worry about when moving from PHP 5.x to PHP 7.
Rating: 4 of 5 
(21.May.2015)
Doctrine ORM: What's This, Then?
Great talk. Unfortunately the short time slot didn't allow for going beyond the basics or really explaining *why* Doctrine is worth it (i.e. encapsulating domain logic in the entities where they can be unit tested).
Rating: 5 of 5 
(21.May.2015)
Behat+Mink+PhantomJS = Test ALL THE THINGS!
Great talk. Now to write some more tests...
Rating: 5 of 5 
(22.May.2015)
HTTP is Dead. Long Live HTTP/2!
Lots of very good info. We all need to know this stuff.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(14.Nov.2015)
Finding Your Place
Great talk. It's good to see a process to break the cycle of repeated burnouts.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(14.Nov.2015)
REST for an Hour
Great talk. Lots of good details. Impressed by seeing a very technical talk that managed to be entirely language-agnostic.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(14.Nov.2015)
DevOps For Small Teams
Great intro to Dev Ops and the challenges that need to be addressed along with good practical tips.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(14.Nov.2015)
Ain't Nobody Got Time For That!: An Intro to Automation
Great talk. Good info. I came into it expecting it to focus more on automating team / company process than individual process, but I think I just misread the description.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(14.Nov.2015)
Same Thing Happens Every Time: Management, Movies, and Mythology
Great keynote. Fun and informative.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(30.Sep.2016)
Create Your Own Local Development Environments With Vagrant
Great talk! I like how it was structured to work equally well whether you're following along on your laptop or just watching slides and demos on the projector.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(01.Oct.2016)
Web Components: Lego Bricks of the Web
Great talk! Easy to understand examples. The two speakers work well together to make a very engaging presentation.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(01.Oct.2016)
Stepping Outside your Comfort Zone: Learning to Teach
This was great. We often overlook the fact that we (as technology professionals) need to inform and educate people. Having knowledge of the art and science of teaching is very helpful.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(01.Oct.2016)
Baby Steps -> Giant Leaps. (Xdebug for Beginners)
Great intro to the topic. I need to go back and actually set up xdebug and stop doing it the hacky way.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(01.Oct.2016)
Oh Crap, My Code is Slow
Great content. Nice work to make a very technical topic into an interesting, engaging, and entertaining talk.
Rating: 4 of 5 
(01.Oct.2016)
Nom Nom: Consuming REST APIs
Good content, but the presentation didn't really engage the audience. (Maybe everyone was tired?) Also, it would have been good to ask for questions at the end.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(01.Oct.2016)
How PHP Got Its Semicolons
The talk ran really long, but I didn't want it to end! Great talk!
Rating: 5 of 5 
(01.Oct.2016)
Extreme Team Building: Surviving an Ocean Crossing
Great keynote! Both inspiring and informative.
Rating: 3 of 5 
(19.Oct.2016)
keynote
Good content and very interesting, but I'm not sure how relevant it was to this audience.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(19.Oct.2016)
Keynote
Excellent talk! Laura always manages to be informative, motivational, and entertaining.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(19.Oct.2016)
Build your framework like Constructicons
Excellent talk on how to build your own frame. Sometimes full-stack is way too big for your needs!
Rating: 4 of 5 
(20.Oct.2016)
Composer for corporate use
Very helpful. This is definitely better than our current system (defining all the repositories in the composer.json of each application).
Rating: 5 of 5 
(20.Oct.2016)
Keynote
Great keynote! Amazing way of covering a very technical topic but making it approachable and engaging.
Rating: 3 of 5 
(20.Oct.2016)
Websockets and event-driven programming with ReactPHP
The content was interesting, but it was hard to follow at times.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(20.Oct.2016)
Taming the resource tiger
A great and engaging talk as always. Lots of good advice.
Rating: 4 of 5 
(21.Oct.2016)
Keynote
Very informative.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(21.Oct.2016)
Exploiting the brain for fun and profit
Excellent talk. Would be good as a keynote.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(21.Oct.2016)
Background processing, do's and don'ts
Great talk. Lot's of good info. Nice job keeping on track and working around the problems with how slides were displaying.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(21.Oct.2016)
The programmer's dilemma
I really liked the addition of red, yellow, green areas to the speed, quality, features triangle. It helps in realizing how much you can reasonably push it out of balance without risking the whole business.
Rating: 4 of 5 
(21.Oct.2016)
Building powerful and scalable micro applications with Zend Expressive
Lots of good info. One suggestion: try to find ways to engage the audience a bit more, particularly on a really technical talk like this one.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(24.Oct.2016)
Groupies, Roadies, Rockstars
Great talk, Cal! And a great wrap-up to the conference.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(23.Sep.2017)
Engineering a Successful Career Through Failure!
Awesome story of Rodney's roller coaster ride of a career. It's inspiring to see how each setback is usually followed by a new level of success if you can learn from the experience.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(23.Sep.2017)
What Makes a Great Developer?
Great talk! It's like a bonus keynote!
Rating: 5 of 5 
(23.Sep.2017)
Empathy As A Service: Supporting Mental Health in the Tech Workplace
Great presentation on mental health. I think it's great to hear from someone who self-identifies as "mentally healthy" because this is an issue that is important to *everyone*, not just those who personally deal with mental illness. We should all be talking about it and ending the stigma.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(23.Sep.2017)
Will You Help Me End Pixelated Images on the Internet?
Great intro to SVGs! I really wish I'd had a chance to see this talk *before* I found myself neck-deep in this stuff without knowing anything about it.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(23.Sep.2017)
Thank You PHP Community, I Owe You so Much
I've known Michelangelo for years... nice to finally get to know something about him. :D
Rating: 5 of 5 
(14.Sep.2018)
The Science of Learning
Great insights, and good job not letting the technical difficulties throw you off.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(14.Sep.2018)
(Ab)using process control for powerful CLI applications
Lots of great info. Glad you shared all the example code.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(14.Sep.2018)
Lost in the Lobby
Great storytelling and great info!
Rating: 5 of 5 
(14.Sep.2018)
Afternoon Break
Great cupcakes!
Rating: 5 of 5 
(14.Sep.2018)
Maintaining Homestead
Lots of good info in a short time.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(15.Sep.2018)
Twilio Sponsored After Party
Good food, good drinks, and we won at Oregon Trail!
Rating: 5 of 5 
(15.Sep.2018)
Code is Not Neutral: Ethics for Developers
Lots of great examples to reinforce the point. We are responsible for what we build.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(15.Sep.2018)
PHP: People Helping People
Great mix of information and persuasion.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(15.Sep.2018)
Release Your Refactoring Superpower
Lots of great info and good techniques to put data behind your request to spend time on refactoring.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(15.Sep.2018)
Machine Learning and Trend Analysis in PHP
Great talk. Lots of great info and just the right amount of math to get people started without getting bogged down in too many details.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(15.Sep.2018)
Ally Oops
Great talk from a perspective we don't often hear from.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(15.Sep.2018)
Going from Developer to Stakeholder
Great story and lots of great, practical examples.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(16.Sep.2018)
Code Review: For Me & You
Great talk! Nice work fitting all that info in the short time slot.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(16.Sep.2018)
Uncle Cal's Career Advice for Developers
Great talk, Uncle Cal!

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Cascadia PHP Sep 14, 2018
ZendCon 2016 Oct 18, 2016
php[tek] 2015 May 18, 2015
Midwest PHP 2015 Mar 14, 2015
php[tek] 2014 May 19, 2014
MidwestPHP 2014 Mar 14, 2014
Madison PHP Conference Nov 16, 2013
php[tek] 2013 May 14, 2013
php|tek 2012 UnCons May 23, 2012
php|tek '12 May 22, 2012
php|tek 11 May 24, 2011
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