Matthew Turland

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PHP Foundations

at Lone Star PHP 2016 (07.Apr.2016) | 0 comments | Elizabeth Smith, Matthew Frost, Matthew Turland, Ben Ramsey

Rating: 3 of 5

PHP Foundations

at Lone Star PHP 2016 (07.Apr.2016) | 2 comments | Elizabeth Smith, Matthew Frost, Matthew Turland, Ben Ramsey

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Rating: 3 of 5 
(13.Nov.2008)
Caching for Cash (AM)
First 90 minutes of background information probably could have been covered in 15-30 minutes. More time should have been spent on Xdebug and profiling, though that section had a better pace when it was presented. Shame that time ran out.
Rating: 4 of 5 
(13.Nov.2008)
Testing the PHP Way: PHPT
Demos were good, nice coverage of usage of the framework. Would have been nice to get further into how the framework itself was designed, though that may have been outside the intended scope of the session.
Rating: 4 of 5 
(13.Nov.2008)
Realizing the Full Potential of Your Rich Internet Applications
Nice high-level introduction to Flex. Would have been nice to see more demos of Flex features aside from the basic REST / CRUD demo. Good pace, speaker was very knowledgeable, thorough, and kept a good pace.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(13.Nov.2008)
Getting Started with Concurrency with MultiProcessing and Threads
Excellent presentation and pace. Speaker was very knowledgeable and non-biased and presented what seemed a decently comprehensive guide on the subject and when and where to apply threading versus processes and related practical gotchas.
Rating: 4 of 5 
(13.Nov.2008)
The Future is Not Yet Widely Distributed (intro to Git)
Nice intro to Git, excellently tailored to existing CVS and Subversion users. Liked that the speaker had simple visuals and didn't read bullet points off the slides. Trying to grok rebase still hurts my head, though. :P
Rating: 4 of 5 
(13.Nov.2008)
Map, Filter, Reduce - In the Small and in the Cloud
Very interesting talk. Good coverage of the topic without getting too detailed in any particular area, pace and progression were fine, explanations of abstract concepts were effective. Further examples with implementations other than Hadoop, such as CouchDB, would be nice additions to the talk.
Rating: 4 of 5 
(14.Nov.2008)
Designing an Adaptable, Multi-Environment Application Server in Python
Speaker conducted himself very well. Presentation evoked interesting ideas and discussion on protocols, network transports, and design. More extensive examples of the existing code base would have helped to showcase the concepts presented in a bit more detail. Information on how to get involved in the project definitely needs to be included somewhere in the slides when they're distributed.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(14.Nov.2008)
The CodeIgniter Framework
Excellent talk. Very good introduction to CodeIgniter with coverage of all the MVC and supporting components that it offers and how it differs from other frameworks at a high level.
Rating: 4 of 5 
(14.Nov.2008)
Python Interpreters Reloaded
Nice introduction to PyPy as a project. Makes me want to learn more about Python and its internals so I can more fully understand and appreciate the material that was covered.
Rating: 3 of 5 
(14.Nov.2008)
Exploring Artificial Intelligence with Python
The basic premise of the talk was interesting, but it went into a good bit of theoretical depth. No mention of Python aside from the goal of the project being ported to it was mentioned. Bit disappointed, was hoping to see more practical examples of using Python for AI.
Rating: 3 of 5 
(14.Nov.2008)
Extending Existing Web Services with SMS and XMPP
Topic was interesting and slides were well-done, but the speaker's manner didn't convey passion about the subject and he seemed somewhat disengaged from the audience.
Rating: 4 of 5 
(14.Nov.2008)
Get Soaked: Streams, an In-Depth Look
Nice coverage of the subject matter. Pace was a bit quick. More interspersed examples might be a good way to flesh the slides out, maybe using an S3 wrapper. Just go ahead and slow the slide content even if you're reading off of them to a degree.
Rating: 3 of 5 
(19.May.2009)
Web Application Security Boot Camp
Sufficient coverage of the basics with practical examples. Was hoping to learn something new, but had seen relatively similar talks in the past (such as Chris Shiflett's Security 2.0 talk) and was disappointed as a result. A bit dry, though saved by an occasional bit of humor. Agree with previous comments: it's a good talk, not a great talk.
Rating: 4 of 5 
(20.May.2009)
Opening Keynote
From what I've gleaned from speaking with other developers who attended the meeting, it wasn't quite as all-inclusive as I would have liked. It didn't seem to speak definitively to any decisions that were made, only what matters were considered. Entertaining and informative nonetheless.
Rating: 3 of 5 
(20.May.2009)
Zend Framework and the CLI
Paced a bit quickly. Fleshing it out for ZF newbies may help fill the full time slot. Having syntax highlighted code on slides (see http://weierophinney.net/matthew/archives/210-Syntax-Highlighting-for-Technical-Presentations.html) rather than browsing source files with less might have made it a bit easier for reading and pointing out relevant blocks as the presentation progressed. Would be interested in seeing the same goals accomplished with Zend_Tool. Nice enthusiasm.
Rating: 4 of 5 
(20.May.2009)
RIA Development with PHP and Adobe Flex
I'd seen Lee's presentation before, but the new demos were great. The Zend_Rest_Server point should be replaced with Wade's views on implementation of REST with AMF support using ZF. For Wade's presentation, I think using syntax highlighted source code in slides limited to relevant areas would improve the presentation's pace. He seemed a bit "green" as a speaker, but his presentation was informative.
Rating: 4 of 5 
(20.May.2009)
MySQL Server Performance Tuning
Good presentation. While the technical depth of the slides is good for reading outside of the presentation, they don't provide good visual feedback to the audience while that content is being presented verbally. See the book Presentation Zen. More visuals arranged around problems, causes, and effects might make the slide deck stronger.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(20.May.2009)
SPL to the Rescue
Excellent pace, admirable slides, commendable clarity, awesome motivational speaking, very informative, and great responses to questions. The plug for my blog post didn't hurt either. ;)
Rating: 3 of 5 
(20.May.2009)
ORM in the PHP World
Speaker presented relatively well, but got flustered and tended to ramble at several points. Pace was a bit quick. Examples of specific ORMs had somewhat shallow depth and didn't offer much comparison between them. Coverage of what ORMs are, situations in which they are or aren't appropriate, and available alternatives was good.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(21.May.2009)
PHP 5.3 - Hot or Not?
Excellent coverage of the subject matter, very good pacing, entertaining, and engaging. If I recall correctly, the new SPL data structures weren't mentioned, though they were covered in Elizabeth Smith's SPL to the Rescue session.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(21.May.2009)
PHP 5.3, The Best PHP for Windows Yet
Very informative regarding the OSTC, its mission, and its current activities. Pace of material was good, though the speaker tended to have rather rushed speech. Speaker and team seem very amiable to getting questions outside of their areas of expertise answered.
Rating: 4 of 5 
(21.May.2009)
Linux-Fu for PHP Developers
Good pace, very engaging. Think the man pages slide should come earlier on (especially since it was verbally referenced before the slide). A bit disappointed that some tools like awk and sed didn't receive mention.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(21.May.2009)
Organizing your PHP Projects
Informative and well-paced. Good job engaging the audience, particularly since the session was immediately after lunch. Enjoyed the perspective on practices across various well-known projects.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(21.May.2009)
A Guide to Using and Understanding the Community
Fairly comprehensive guide on resources in the community and how to best utilize them. Excellent balance and pace between the two speakers. Clear they put a lot of thought and work into the presentation. A bit odd that there were no slides to complement verbal content from the speakers, though the overall presentation suffered very little for it.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(14.May.2009)
Architecting Web Services
+1 !!!
Rating: 5 of 5 
(15.May.2009)
PHP-GTK
Seen it before, but want to see it again because it's just that darn good. :)
Rating: 4 of 5 
(21.May.2009)
No Really, It's All About You
Nice first presentation by a new speaker. Good coverage of major strengths, weaknesses, and general points on each framework.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(26.Sep.2009)
Advanced OOP and Design Patterns
Even if you think you know it all, I think you'll come out of this talk learning something new. Excellent!
Rating: 5 of 5 
(11.Mar.2011)
Solr Search Engine: Beyond The Basics
Excellent introduction to Solr. Loved it.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(20.May.2010)
Streams, Sockets and Filters - Oh My!
The bucket brigade demonstration was awesome. Code samples were great for reinforcing the concepts introduced. Great intro to streams if you haven't worked with them before. I think my only problem was the sheer amount of information in the presentation - it went to time, but it was dense. Seems like it would be a great tutorial.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(19.May.2010)
Getting Git
Excellent introduction to git. Despite having used it myself for a few months now, I still learned a few neat little tricks about commands I'd used, but for which I hadn't explored all options. I'd suggest more reinforcement of the concept of the staging area as that's a significant difference in behavior that can confuse people adjusted to using SVN. That aside, awesome job Travis!
Rating: 5 of 5 
(19.May.2010)
Subversion in a Distributed World
Excellent talk with a very practical unbiased view of the popular version control systems out there today (aside from occasional humorous jabs). Outstanding objective review of when and why you'd want to use each, how they compare in terms of functionality, and how to integrate them into your workflow. Developers as much as users of these version control tools should see this talk; they'd benefit immensely from Lorna's perspective.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(19.May.2010)
Anti-spam and anti-gaming
Great talk with lots of different approaches to the various problems discussed with their pros and cons. Invoked good discussion. I could probably attend it again and still glean something new. Excellent job Eli!
Rating: 5 of 5 
(19.May.2010)
The Lost Art of Simplicity
Excellent and inspiring keynote on the value and difficulty of simplicity. Loved the related quotes from historical figures. Not sure I cared for the introspective/self-answering questions style in which it was presented, but the content itself and Josh's passionate presentation was outstanding.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(18.May.2010)
JavaScript for PHP Developers
Excellent introduction to JavaScript. I agree that showing a bit more interaction with a simple server-side app would have been beneficial. I also would have been interested in hearing more about server-side JS and JS unit testing options.
Rating: 4 of 5 
(18.May.2010)
Converting Your MySQL App to NoSQL with MongoDB?
Good showing. Slowing the pace a bit would have been beneficial. I agree that Kristina did have a tendency to say "um" a lot. Relax, take deep breaths, don't be afraid to speak slowly or have a little dead air between points. I think comparing MongoDB to MySQL or relational databases in general is a bit like comparing apples to oranges. I'd suggest simply showing off MongoDB for what it is and how it operates as I'm skeptical as to how helpful it is to compare it to something the audience is likely already familiar with in this particular case.
Rating: 4 of 5 
(24.May.2011)
Writing and Using PHP Streams and Sockets
Excellent presentation on the ins, outs, and pitfalls of streams, filters, and sockets. Pop quiz slides to aid retention were great. Ran a bit short, would have liked to see more examples of how streams are used in the wild.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(25.May.2011)
PHP go VROOM
Excellent talk that kept to basics and high points with appropriate accentuation, didn't go too in-depth, and was jam-packed with links to resources. Awesome.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(25.May.2011)
First Class APIs
Great talk on data ownership, the merits of APIs, and SOA. Loved it!
Rating: 3 of 5 
(25.May.2011)
Why be Normal – Introduction to Normalization
Relied a bit heavily on audience participation. Good coverage of concepts and terminology. Ran short, needs more material. Additional coverage of applications and appropriate situations for using or switching to each normal form and related performance effects and implications would be good. Look to Jay Pipes' older presentations "Join Fu" and "Legend of Drunken Query Master" at http://www.joinfu.com for inspiration on presentation of material.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(25.May.2011)
Cross-Platform Mobile Development with Titanium
Great intro to Titanium mobile development. Speaker was very knowledgeable and did well in answering questions from the audience.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(26.May.2011)
Open Source Communities and Chocolate Chip Cookies
Anyone managing a project with any sort of community, open source or not, and anyone organizing a user group or similar organization should hear this talk. Right on point, filled with wisdom, all wrapped in the entertaining and heartwarming package that is Elizabeth Naramore. Any conference would be lucky to have her session as a keynote.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(26.May.2011)
Write A Better FM
Excellent strong points on attitudes toward documentation and how to write it well, great visuals and practical examples, very entertaining. Many people need to see this presentation.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(27.May.2011)
Teach A Man To Fish: Coaching Development Teams
Wonderful talk with lots of excellent ideas on good soft skills to have as a developer, how to acquire and spread knowledge, and how and when to build and cultivate your team. Easily one of the best soft skill presentations at the conference. Brilliant.
Rating: 4 of 5 
(09.Feb.2013)
PHP Jeopardy (Happy Hour)
Very fun despite the technical hiccups, though more rounds and maybe a playoff between the individual round winners might have made for more extended fun.
Rating: 4 of 5 
(09.Feb.2013)
Functional PHP
The historical background was enjoyable to hear about, but I think the audience would have preferred more practical application of the concepts. Examples given were simple enough to introduce concepts, but not really enough to show how they might be applied in a real world setting or how they might affect readability or maintainability of code. That said, Larry is very versed in the subject matter and delivered it in a way that was understandable to the average developer, which is difficult to do for the concepts that were reviewed in this presentation. For that, I give him props.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(09.Feb.2013)
!Normal===Awesome!
Beautifully captured what I love about the PHP and open source communities. Well done, sir.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(09.Feb.2013)
!Normal===Awesome!
Beautifully captured what I love about the PHP and open source communities. Well done, sir.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(09.Feb.2013)
From POX to HATEOAS, Our Company's Journey to Build a Hypermedia API
Excellent introduction that went beyond REST to cover specifics on hypermedia APIs. Luke is a very informed and passionate speaker about the topic. It was refreshing to have a topic go beyond commonly known REST best practices and delve into the technology and standards that can be used to take APIs to the next level.
Rating: 4 of 5 
(09.Feb.2013)
Introduction to Modules in Zend Framework 2
Great introduction to ZF2 modules. It would have been nice to see more practical examples of organizing module code across a variety of module types / use cases.
Rating: 4 of 5 
(09.Feb.2013)
Virtualized Development
Great introduction to puppet and vagrant. Good use of humor and meme gifs. Would have been interested to hear more about recommended resources for getting up to speed on the software covered and possibly recommended supplemental tools or interfaces.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(09.Feb.2013)
DOs and DON’Ts of MongoDB
Great delve into MongoDB practices, from replication and sharding to indexing and schema design. Jeremy provides good illustrative examples, seems confident in his knowledge of the material, and maintains great tone and pacing in his presentation.
Rating: 0 of 5 
(13.Feb.2013)
Database Testing for Fun and Profit
The link works for me. Anyone else having issues?
Rating: 5 of 5 
(23.May.2013)
Zend Framework 2 Tutorial
Great intro to ZF2. Lots of code samples, which is awesome. The only thing I might have liked to see more of is the related core source that handles processing a lot of these configuration sections we see used in this presentation.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(29.Jun.2013)
Usability for Developers
Excellent practical guide to usability analysis with balanced and unbiased real-world examples. I went in thinking I wouldn't learn anything, but felt like I left with at least a little food for thought. For those interested in this subject, I suggest checking out the books "Don't Make Me Think" and "Rocket Surgery Made Easy" by Steve Krug.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(29.Jun.2013)
Turbo Charge Your Logs
Great high-level presentation of a journey to find an ideal logging solution. In terms of speaking style, I'd suggest making a point of speaking more slowly and more audibly, but otherwise excellent first showing at a conference. Congratulations Jeremy.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(29.Jun.2013)
Aphorisms of API Design
Funny, informative, and thought-provoking. One of few presentations that will stand the test of time.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(07.Nov.2013)
Bringing Order to the Chaos of your Server Management with Salt
Great talk. Lots of useful info, speaker was very knowledgeable.
Rating: 4 of 5 
(08.Nov.2013)
AngularJS Fundamentals for Rapid HTML5 Development
As a fundamentals talk, it felt a bit distracted in terms of topics covered. Waylaid into tools commonly used with Angular, but unrelated to the framework itself at one point. Could have used more practical examples. Speaker kept a fairly fast pace with rare pauses. Talk seemed to go into a lot of depth with low-level framework features for the time allotted. No time was left for Q&A.
Rating: 4 of 5 
(08.Nov.2013)
Silex: An implementation detail
Very good talk. Loved the exceptionally illustrative slides. Focused a bit more on philosophy, principles, and high-level design than practical examples, but still an enjoyable introduction.
Rating: 4 of 5 
(08.Nov.2013)
Securing your REST API
Focused a bit more on general security concerns and a bit less on those specific to authentication than I anticipated, but still a good security talk.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(08.Nov.2013)
Didn't I just upgrade to 5.3?
Great review of PHP's past, overview of its future direction, and delving into the behind-the-scenes details of new feature implementations. Loved it.
Rating: 2 of 5 
(08.Nov.2013)
Understanding Doctrine
Lot of focus on design patterns and other high-level concepts used by Doctrine and not much in the way of real world practical examples. Slides had a lot of text, few conceptually applicable visuals, and very little code. Speaker sometimes seemed disoriented when transitioning between slides and tended to stammer and ramble while speaking, but otherwise came across as relatively knowledgeable about the subject matter.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(09.Nov.2013)
The HttpKernelInterface is a lie
Great peek at our roots and how they relate to the modern day frameworks we all know. Would be interesting to have a walk-through of existing Stack middlewares and maybe a demo to actually see the practical side of the material discussed being applied. Loved the talk, though.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(09.Nov.2013)
Scaling PHP with HipHop
Great intro to HHVM, the reasons for its development, and the cool features it supports on top of those offered by PHP.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(09.Nov.2013)
Blazing data with Redis
Great overview of Redis, very impressive load demo. Nice addition would be more examples and demos with PHP code showcasing common practical use cases.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(08.Feb.2014)
Using Github for more than code
Liz is both entertaining and informative as a speaker. If I had any criticism of this talk, it would be that there were not enough octocats. :p
Rating: 5 of 5 
(12.Nov.2014)
Turning Your Code Into a Company: The Parts They Don't Tell You.
Luke delivered his experiences with honesty and passion. He told us the real story while still encouraging us to pursue our dreams and be smart about how we do it with invigorating enthusiasm. An excellent keynote.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(12.Nov.2014)
PHP Components and the Great Framework Kumbaya
Nice intro to PHP's component ecosystem and composing a custom framework from them.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(13.Nov.2014)
Drupal 8: A Story of Growing Up and Getting Off the Island
An excellent overview of how and why the Drupal community chose to collaborate with the PHP community at large in transitioning Drupal to use modern third-party libraries in version 8. Thanks Angie!
Rating: 5 of 5 
(17.Apr.2015)
Talmudic Maxims to Maximize Your Growth as a Developer
An excellent talk that highlights the value of mentoring and cooperation and the paths to pursuing knowledge and improving oneself as a developer. Bravo!
Rating: 5 of 5 
(17.Apr.2015)
It Feels Great to Iterate
Awesome talk. Excellent pitfalls I've run into myself, tips on how iterators work internally, and how to apply OOP principles to use them effectively. Would love to see this talk expanded or spun off into another talk on generators, coroutines, and more advanced applications of those PHP features.
Rating: 3 of 5 
(18.Apr.2015)
How To Make a Big Ball of Mud
Good talk. Could use more visuals, code samples, and practical examples of applying the principles covered.
Rating: 2 of 5 
(18.Apr.2015)
Logging, Monitoring, Security!
Talk ran fairly short and was a bit lacking in content, though what was there was good: real experiences, their consequences, and how to avoid them. Could stand to cover how instead of just why to adopt these practice. Slides appeared to be more of an aid for the speaker than the audience. Speak more slowly, try to break the habit of filling silence with "uh" or "like."
Rating: 4 of 5 
(18.Apr.2015)
Async PHP with React
Great overview of React. Densely packed with good information. A few helpful and amusing visuals here and there, though the talk felt a bit dry beyond that.
Rating: 4 of 5 
(19.May.2015)
The Wonderful World of APIs
Avoid relying on conference wifi at all where possible. Annotated screenshots in slides can be a handy backup option. That said, the live demos were fairly impressive. ZF2 structure / logistics are way too pervasive in the survey of example code; consider switching to a microframework or doing away with framework usage entirely for the sake of keeping examples simple and focused on API usage. Live coding seems to interfere with pacing; consider just pre-coding everything and including it in the survey. Overall content of the presentation was good; the Gitgram example was a nice way to tie together several disparate APIs. I was personally hoping to see more APIs, but from what I gather, the intent of the presentation was more to encourage general consideration of APIs for outsourcing some tasks and integration of multiple APIs into a single application, and I'd say it accomplished that objective.
Rating: 0 of 5 
(19.May.2015)
The Wonderful World of APIs
I agree that independent examples of API applications may be a better fit, especially to help with following along. Giving an overview of the service and associated docs, an example service call or two, and maybe giving an exercise that enables the audience to use what they've learned and go a bit further in exploring the API might be an ideal presentation flow for each service. There's nothing to stop you from describing how the individual services might fit together into a particular whole application as more of an aside rather than the focus of the presentation.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(22.May.2015)
Behind the Scenes of Maintaining an Open Source Project
Excellent overview of the highs and lows of maintaining a popular open source project and advice on how to navigate them from Jordi's own experiences. Loved it.
Rating: 4 of 5 
(21.Oct.2015)
Microservices: Packs small, plays BIG!
My feedback basically echoes Jeff's sentiments. Definitely tweak and continue submitting this talk! :)
Rating: 4 of 5 
(18.Feb.2016)
Version Control - tips, tricks and good citizenship
Overall, a good talk. Does what it says on the tin. Examples are based on svn, which is still in use but has for the most part fallen out of favor compared to distributed version control systems. I think the talk's relevance could benefit from switching the examples to use a DVCS like git, which is mentioned in the talk and appeared to be used by most of the talk's audience when they were polled by the presenter. That said, many tools are mentioned that assist with the development process and integrate with git. I'm surprised workflows like git-flow didn't seem to get much of a mention. One relevant subtopic that wasn't covered -- not the fault of the presenter, as I find it's a topic that really doesn't receive enough attention -- is the possibility of scripting proactive searches for merge conflicts between active feature branches and notification of concerned parties, so that merge conflicts aren't discovered late and force potentially hasty or risky resolutions or the exclusion of affected code from time-boxed releases. PHP_CodeSniffer is covered. A more modern alternative that isn't mentioned is php-cs-fixer: https://github.com/FriendsOfPHP/PHP-CS-Fixer. Commit message templates are mentioned, though I don't believe Github PR templates are: https://github.com/blog/2111-issue-and-pull-request-templates. Again, not the fault of the presenter, as the feature release was very recent.
Rating: 3 of 5 
(19.Feb.2016)
All the cool kids...
Fair amount of slide reading. Presenter tended to babble a little. Terminology was sporadically used that may or may not have been familiar to the audience (e.g. immutability) with little explanation. Some visuals were complex and not easily consumable at a glance. Presentation of the content seemed a bit dry at times. Was what it said on the tin, though I admittedly would have preferred a talk focused on CQRS/ES aspects with practical examples.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(19.Feb.2016)
Automation Automation Automation
Great well-paced talk, terrific content, mind-blowing demo. Brilliant.
Rating: 3 of 5 
(08.Apr.2016)
Building Simple Micro Services Using Slim 3.0
Ran a fair bit under time; practice giving the talk to an empty room and time yourself. Speak more slowly and loudly. Try to look more at the audience rather than back at the slides. It may help to include assumptions at the start of the talk, e.g. familiarity with MVC, as I suspect some attendees may feel a bit lost otherwise. Define terminology as you go (e.g. not everyone may be familiar with Composer, Docker, JWT, etc). Overall, the content was good, it just needs to be fleshed out a bit.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(08.Apr.2016)
HTTP is Dead. Long Live HTTP/2!
Excellent overview of the history of HTTP and all the new bells and whistles of HTTP 2. Good pacing, though having time for Q&A would have been more ideal. Definitely appreciated the advice on things we can do with HTTP 2 right now. Illustrations of what using preloading looks like and debugging HTTP 2 requests were great.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(08.Apr.2016)
Terrible Ideas in Git
Spectacularly delivered, entertaining, and informative. Speaker obviously knows the subject matter quite well. Only criticism would be that it ran short and was somewhat reliant on Q&A to fill in the time, but the speaker seemed equally comfortable and on pace in responding during Q&A and the information provided was equally entertaining and informative as compared to the main content.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(08.Apr.2016)
You Can UX Too: Avoiding the Programmer's User Interface
Great presentation. The tone was like one of a pleasant conversation among a small group. Speaker paced fairly well (despite a late start requiring a rush through the ending), spoke confidently and clearly, was obviously very empathetic with the audience, and made the already-informative content entertaining.
Rating: 4 of 5 
(08.Apr.2016)
Building Web Sites That Work Everywhere
What it says on the tin. Good talk, lots of useful content. Speaker could be a little difficult to understand because of her accent and fast pacing, but it was easy to see she was passionate and excited about the subject matter.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(08.Apr.2016)
Exploiting the Brain for Fun & Profit
Fascinating talk, very well-presented. Lots of great content about how to get the most out of our brains. Very relevant both to people in general and developers in particular. Well done.
Rating: 4 of 5 
(09.Apr.2016)
The Origin of HyperCard in the Breakdown of the Bicycle for the Mind
Speaker seemed scattered in spots, and there was a point in the latter half of the talk where it seemed to drag a bit, but overall it was definitely interesting and well put-together. Retro slide deck was awesome.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(09.Apr.2016)
Building A Developer Platform: From (o)Auth to Zen
Fascinating overview of common concerns and best practices for building an API. Definitely appreciated references to other useful related talks both within and without the conference. Content was well-organized and delivered at a good pace, leaving some time for Q&A. Excellent job for a first-time speaker.
Rating: 4 of 5 
(09.Apr.2016)
PHP 7 Crash Course
What it says on the tin. Well-organized, good examples despite the example syntax highlighting being a bit difficult to read.
Rating: 4 of 5 
(24.May.2016)
Introducing Practical RabbitMQ
A great and fairly comprehensive overview. I'd suggest mentioning the repository with the code being used earlier in the presentation. Also, use that repository yourself to walk through code examples to reduce time spent typing, though hand-entering code is fine for responding to questions for which you don't already have an example. Otherwise, nice job. Would attend again.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(25.May.2016)
Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality Web Apps
Awesome overview of emerging VR technologies and applications. Really enjoyed the demos. Very entertaining.
Rating: 3 of 5 
(25.May.2016)
Angular or Backbone: Go Mobile!
Usage of frameworks in mobile applications and within Cordova specifically, the part I was particularly interested in, felt like more of a tail-end footnote than a focus of the talk, which was rather disappointing. As a comparison of varying designs and paradigms in the two frameworks, the talk was OK, though it didn't feel particularly valuable compared to dedicated talks on either framework.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(26.May.2016)
Professional Development, Professional Developers
Simply awesome. Steve shared lots of great advice and critical knowledge in his wonderful anecdotes and experiences. Every aspiring developer should see this talk. Well done.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(27.May.2016)
phpdbg for Fun and Profit
Great talk, very entertaining and informative. Wasn't aware that phpdbg supported code coverage reporting and hadn't used it much, learned a lot from the overview this presentation provided.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(18.Jul.2017)
SILENCE IS DEADLY
Serious but beneficial and needed talk about mental health, its very real impact on our industry and the general population, and how we can make things better. Thank you for being willing to share your story.
Rating: 3 of 5 
(18.Jul.2017)
FROM MONOLITHS TO SERVICES: PRUNING TECHNICAL DEBT
Decent talk covering basic high-level considerations, concerns, and pros/cons. Demo came across as more of a sales pitch than exemplifying the covered material. Try to avoid reading right off the slides.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(18.Jul.2017)
BEND TIME TO YOUR WILL WITH GIT
Very informative talk about the history-rewriting capabilities of git with great examples.
Rating: 4 of 5 
(18.Jul.2017)
User Interface & User Experience: A Process & Strategy for Small Teams
Good talk about profiling and creating personas for users and using analytics to drive business decisions. Avoid small text on single slides by splitting the content into multiple slides.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(18.Jul.2017)
RAPID REACT NATIVE MOBILE
Very informative, enjoyable, and entertaining talk. As someone who has done native Android development and React web development, I think React Native looks really interesting and Infinite Red's Ignite framework looks like a great RAD solution to get started. Looking forward to checking both out.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(23.Sep.2017)
Empathy As A Service: Supporting Mental Health in the Tech Workplace
I wish I could give this talk more than five stars. I've seen several talks on mental health, and this is by far the best both in terms of informing the audience about the state of mental health, encouraging the cultivation of empathy, and most importantly, showing how anyone can help to make the status quo better. Nara delivered many statistics and cited sources in an understandable way and was also very heartfelt in sharing her own personal experiences. I hope to see this talk on the schedule of many more conferences in the future.

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Events They Were At

CoderCruise Jul 16, 2017
php[tek] 2016 May 23, 2016
Lone Star PHP 2016 Apr 07, 2016
Midwest PHP 2016 Mar 04, 2016
PHP UK Conference 2016 Feb 18, 2016
ZendCon 2015 Oct 19, 2015
php[world] Nov 10, 2014
True North PHP 2013 Nov 07, 2013
SunshinePHP 2013 Feb 08, 2013
ConFoo 2012 Feb 27, 2012
php|tek 11 May 24, 2011
ConFoo 2011 Mar 07, 2011
TEK·X May 18, 2010
CodeWorks 2009 (Miami) Sep 30, 2009
php|tek 2009 May 19, 2009
php|works + PyWorks Nov 12, 2008
PHP Appalachia 2008 Oct 11, 2008
php[tek] 2015 May 21, 2015
Lone Star PHP 2013 Jun 28, 2013
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