Michelle Sanver

@michellesanver

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Rating: 4 of 5

PHP Foundations

at Lone Star PHP 2015 (16.Apr.2015) | 2 comments | Elizabeth Smith, Beth Tucker Long, Michelle Sanver, Davey Shafik, Patrick Andersen

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Rating: 4 of 5 
(17.Sep.2011)
MongoDB, een introductie
The fact that it doesn't go deeper is obvious since it's an introduction. I felt that I got a nice introduction and I'm so gonna play with mongodb now!!! The speaker was talking very clearly and slowly and I had no problem to follow even tho I'm still studying Dutch. I could notice that the speaker was a bit nervous but according to me it didn't sacrifice the quality of the talk. Great! :)
Rating: 5 of 5 
(17.Sep.2011)
PHP Extensions, why and what?
I hardly knew anything about the inner works of php extensions before your talk. The talk was very clear, fun and inspiring. I'm even considering making an extension of my own! Well done :)
Rating: 5 of 5 
(17.Sep.2011)
The new era of PHP frameworks
Great talk wit a very nice insight to frameworks and what is to come. One of my favorite talks of the day! Nice and clear and easy to follow :)
Rating: 4 of 5 
(17.Sep.2011)
Introductie van kwaliteitsmanagement - een praktische benadering
Great presentation with an interesting topic. Well done, especially for your first talk :)
Rating: 4 of 5 
(17.Sep.2011)
15 Protips for MySQL users
This is the talk that I learnt the most from during the day. It was incredibly interesting and had many points to think about. The speaker was clear and funny in a nice way! Learning and laughing, I wish school would have been this fun :D The only problem I had was that the speaker didn't plan the time correctly and seemed stressed and had to rush trough some points. Next time it could be nice if he plans the time a bit better. Maybe skip a tip or two so that he has good time for all of them without constantly saying he needs to rush it now. :) Otherwise... Amazing!
Rating: 4 of 5 
(09.Nov.2011)
Introduction to Service Oriented Architecture
I liked the talk in general but it was perhaps a little bit too abstract. Some nice examples could have been nice :)
Rating: 3 of 5 
(09.Oct.2011)
Pre Conference Social
Met a lot of nice people, couldn't hear half of what they were saying. Music was just way too loud. I'll rate it 3 only because the people were nice ;)
Rating: 5 of 5 
(09.Oct.2011)
How to Stand on the Shoulders of Giants
This was just fantastically fantastic if you can put it that way. It was really inspirational! Wow :)
Rating: 5 of 5 
(09.Oct.2011)
Estimation - or How to Dig your own Grave
After I had attended this talk I left the room with a wow-feeling. Rowan had some tech issues but he made the issues seem like none-issues in a very nice way. On top of that he delivered a talk that I learnt a lot from. What more can you say than... Just brilliant! :)
Rating: 5 of 5 
(09.Oct.2011)
Zend Framework 2: state of the art
I realize that it's very hard to talk futuristic and the talk that Enrico gave made me feel like I know where ZF2 is heading now. So it was good! I'm not expecting to hear a full out speech about ZF2 before it's even in Beta :)
Rating: 4 of 5 
(09.Oct.2011)
Doctrine 2
I felt like the talk maybe was a little bit too much about ORM when the title is "Doctrine2", I however do understand that to know what Doctrine 2 is you need to know what ORM is, so it's a hard balance. It was really just touching the surface and I was hoping to hear some more in depth about Doctrine2, but all in all if you never used an ORM before you would have loved this talk. The speaker is very good and speaks with ease about his subject, I really do love that. :)
Rating: 4 of 5 
(09.Oct.2011)
Developers! Y U NO open source your code?
The speaker clearly knew what he was talking about so it was a really nice talk. I just found out this was his first talk but honestly, I couldn't have guessed! Great subject and a great speaker. Not being an English native it could have been nice if he would have talked just a little bit slower though.
Rating: 4 of 5 
(09.Oct.2011)
Introducing Quality Management - A practical approach
Great talk, it serves as a nice introduction to quality management. And I LOVED the answers to the questions! Lineke really knows her topic, and it shows.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(29.Jan.2012)
Large-Scale Data Processing with Hadoop and PHP
Great talk on a very interesting topic with a very daring demo. Since I knew nothing about hadoop the way David showed how it's installed and everything made me convinced that it's pretty easy to use as well! :-)
Rating: 5 of 5 
(29.Jan.2012)
PHAR, the PHP .exe format
I didn't know you could do all of that with phar, pretty awesome and I'll surely use it for some of my projects. Great engaging speaker on an interesting topic! :-)
Rating: 5 of 5 
(29.Jan.2012)
An introduction to Phing the PHP build system
Oh, so that's what this phing is all about! I learnt a lot, will be using it, got clear info. Next time skip the live demo because it so wasn't needed anyway! Great talk :D
Rating: 5 of 5 
(29.Jan.2012)
VIM + *nix Toolchain == PHP IDE
You know what? I played with vim on my way home and used it for a bit. I could really get used to this! Thanks for opening a whole new world and giving a great talk! Now I hopefully found an IDE that I can stick with. :-)
Rating: 4 of 5 
(29.Jan.2012)
Working successfully outside the cube
As a remote worker I could relate. The way the speaker engaged the audience by doing a little bit of research in the beginning and being really casual about it all made it even more awesome. I did however feel that the sales pitch was a bit too "chatty" at times and would have preferred more straight to the point there and more about how you have to handle working remotely. And I absolutely LOVED the humour in the slides! <3
Rating: 5 of 5 
(29.Jan.2012)
PHP in the Dark
The slides were just amazing, I could notice that Jeroen put a lot of effort into them which made a talk on a very technical subject incredibly easy to follow. As someone who hardly did PHP in the dark before - even tho I always have a dark IDE... :P I could completely follow the talk - Which was awesome! I learnt a lot :)
Rating: 5 of 5 
(29.Jan.2012)
Snacks / sandwiches / drinks / beer tasting / fries
This was the best conference food ever! And the belgian beer is maybe dangerously tasty... Definitely do this one again because - WOW IT WAS NICE! :-)
Rating: 5 of 5 
(29.Jan.2012)
Orchestra afterparty
Now this is what I call an awesome BBQ, it was cold but we got scarfs! <3
Rating: 5 of 5 
(29.Jan.2012)
Taking it to the next level
I really loved this talk - I agree that David is a born talent and would probably also work as a stand up comedian. Just great! :-)
Rating: 5 of 5 
(30.Jan.2012)
Bowling and Kinect in the venue!
Drinks are best enjoyed with some proper entertainment. Bowling with geeks just takes it to the next level - Especially when everyone wants to beat the german. AWESOME! <3
Rating: 5 of 5 
(14.Apr.2012)
F as in Failure
Brilliant, just brilliant. I feel way better about my failures now! :-)
Rating: 5 of 5 
(14.Apr.2012)
OpenStreetMap For The Web
Really great talk on Open Street Map, a nice overview of the topic. And, I got inspired to map a remote place - So that's success! Presented well with good points :)
Rating: 4 of 5 
(14.Apr.2012)
Ten Commandments Of A Software Engineer
I really liked the way the commandments were in old English - Nice touch! I definitely need to work on some of these commandments.
Rating: 2 of 5 
(14.Apr.2012)
The Emperor's New Clothes
A great talk after lunch with the sweets and all but I'm not sure what else I got out of it other than a laughter and sugar-rush after lunch. This talk surely has potential but the timing was simply but horrible and it felt more like a comedy stand up showing and commenting funny pictures rather than getting a message trough - If you combine both I'm sure it would be great.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(14.Apr.2012)
Lessons Learned From Testing Legacy Code
I loved this talk, gave me a good set of tips for testing the current legacy code that I'm working on.
Rating: 4 of 5 
(14.Apr.2012)
Is Your App Ready For The (Hybrid) Cloud
I really liked this talk, how the speaker was really interacting with the audience and spoke with confidence and perfect timing - Nicely done! Only thing is that people putting up their hand may not feel great talking, putting up a hand is easy, so if a person looks a bit shy or distant, you should probably take that into account - They may feel uncomfortable otherwise and that can completely ruin the experience.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(14.Apr.2012)
How The Web Evolves With Hypermedia
Well, it's always nice to be attacked by the germans. If it's a sharkattack, it was interesting and good all over :)
Rating: 5 of 5 
(15.Sep.2012)
Building a "Think Small" Community
This was SO inspirational and it inspired me to go further. Thanks for a great talk!
Rating: 5 of 5 
(16.Sep.2012)
HTTP and Your Angry Dog
Great talk! It was quite speedy but still clear and a nice presentation of the subject. Some parts of it was quite funny as well, always nice to get humour into a talk! =)
Rating: 5 of 5 
(16.Sep.2012)
Profiling PHP Applications
I think this talk was great and informative. The demo did not go as smooth as planned but it was handled with grace and the fact that there were fallback slides in case of shows that the speaker was well prepared for the occasional demo-failure. Nicely done! I always prefer to have it hands-on, teaches me more and makes me see how I can actually do this in-real. I learnt some things and - I always like learning new things, thanks! :D
Rating: 5 of 5 
(16.Sep.2012)
Composer: Project Dependency Management for PHP
I came in late so it's a bit hard for me to tell, the part of the talk I saw was great however, keep up the good work! :)
Rating: 4 of 5 
(16.Sep.2012)
To SQL or No(t)SQL
This talk was great and informative. Serves as a good introduction for the different solutions. The speaker seemed incredibly knowledgeable and well prepared. I did however feel that some use-case scenarios would really have lifted this talk to a 5-star rating.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(16.Sep.2012)
Treading the PHPath
Great feel good talk with a funny speaker. I hope some people felt like they need to climb the pyramid a bit more, I sure do! :D
Rating: 5 of 5 
(06.Oct.2012)
PHP 5.4 Features You Will Actually Use
I learnt new things and will definitely use some of these features... Time to look at upgrading. Lorna talked in a nice way and easy to follow even for non-english people :D
Rating: 5 of 5 
(06.Oct.2012)
Composer for Busy Developers
Great information, nice intro to composer for someone who hasn't used it before, Rafael managed to do it in under 20 minutes, impressive. It was a bit fast but that's to be expected in these talks! :)
Rating: 5 of 5 
(06.Oct.2012)
Developer Experience, API Design and craft skills
Humour and good tips. <3
Rating: 4 of 5 
(06.Oct.2012)
Catching Opportunities with Open Source
Interesting talk... It seemed like a lot of it was "Ooh I remember this time" which got a bit confusing towards the end when christian was about to move back, but didn't, I liked the way you switched attention by moving on the screen, and there were some good points to the talk, overall well done.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(08.Oct.2012)
Twig doesn't make templating your enemy
Great! I attended this talk to get an idea of what twig is and what it can do, as a project I'll be working on uses twig, this was a GREAT introduction and I got an idea how I will go about with it now, got what I wanted from this talk and it was nicely and clearly presented, I couldn't be happier, thanks! :)
Rating: 5 of 5 
(08.Oct.2012)
Effective Code Reviews
Great talk, I loved it. There's not much to say that others haven't said already.
Rating: 4 of 5 
(08.Oct.2012)
PhpDocumentor : your source matters
There's not much to say that hasn't been said already so just going to go +1 on Dericks comment ;)
Rating: 5 of 5 
(08.Oct.2012)
Scale and adapt with PHP and Responsive Design - A story of how we're building BBC News
Wow! This has to be one of the best talks I attended, it was nicely presented I learnt a lot, and I had a laugh even though it was early in the morning my attention was there all along as it was just THAT great! Thanks for good information and experienced that taught me a bit how to go about in my everyday work.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(08.Oct.2012)
Recognizing smelly code
Excellent talks with great points, now that I'm back to work on monday morning, I already changed a few things.... Thanks <3
Rating: 5 of 5 
(08.Oct.2012)
Community works for business too!
Unfortunately it felt like this talk was more aimed for business than for developers, as a developer I felt a bit like I wasn't part of it, and it felt not aimed at the crowd and weird to have been chosen as a keynote, as keynotes should generally touch the crowd of the conference, and not only part of it, in this case business owners. It was however a great talk for the topic that it was - I'm just disappointed that it was the keynote as this does not feel like a keynote talk, not the speakers fault, so I'm still giving it a five-star rating as the talk itself was great and inspirational for the topic it was.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(27.Oct.2012)
An introduction into Saffire
"slightly" over time but it didn't matter as it was nice informative and giving, and we had pizza and beer so.. :D
Rating: 5 of 5 
(27.Oct.2012)
What's next?
As it ran a lot over time I had to leave but it was nice, I think we got a long way :)
Rating: 5 of 5 
(11.Nov.2012)
Secret of Success in the Style of Glee
Oh wow! This was awesome, the message really came across and I have NO criticism to give, that's jus rare =)
Rating: 5 of 5 
(11.Nov.2012)
MySQL Query Optimization with EXPLAIN
Finally I got someone to really explain explain: And this is the most useful (dev)thing I’ll take home from codeconnexx. Thank you for EXPLAINing it in a really nice and clear way, you had my attention the entire time. =)
Rating: 5 of 5 
(11.Nov.2012)
MicroPHP
It is very true what Ed explained, smaller code is much nicer, something everyone should do tbh! I loved the presenting style and the message that came trough in this one :)
Rating: 5 of 5 
(11.Nov.2012)
Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Deployment But Were Afraid to Ask
Nice talk! I didn't learn much here, but still some really nice pointers and advanced topic overall :)
Rating: 5 of 5 
(11.Nov.2012)
Project Triage and Recovery
Now THIS was a great talk. The way Keith explained how to actually go about in a project like this gave me a lot of tips and tricks in a project I currently work on, and was really useful for me and I learnt a lot of new things from this. I am also really impressed to hear the story that he had to tell and how it all worked out. In these situations I have before been too tempted to rewrite (and it's also what I did) but now afterwards, I realise that actually fighting the bull can work at times too, even though it would be a long journey.
Rating: 4 of 5 
(11.Nov.2012)
Building APIs with Silex
I loved this talk and I will definitely try to build a restish API with Silex one day! Only problem I had was that Cal spoke way too loud for a very small room, sitting in front, it was actually at a slightly uncomfortable level.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(11.Nov.2012)
Grokking HTTP
Extremely interesting talk and a nice explanation how HTTP work. I'm sure it was giving to a lot of developers!
Rating: 5 of 5 
(11.Nov.2012)
Getting Started Contributing to Open Source
Loved this talk! It was a really good explanation of the subject :)
Rating: 4 of 5 
(11.Nov.2012)
Working Together
The laid back style of this talk was great and also the discussion and content in general. What slightly annoyed me was how Laura constantly clapped her hands together with her rings clashing. Please think of this for your next talk! Otherwise awesome with great content and as said discussion: AWESOME! :)
Rating: 5 of 5 
(11.Nov.2012)
Mentoring Developers
... ! AWESOME. As someone who recently became a mentor this gave me some tips and tricks how to go about mentoring them, and also how to actually look for someone to mentor me! :)
Rating: 5 of 5 
(11.Nov.2012)
Dealing with Difficult People
You know, this entire talk I had this really difficult person in my mind, and tried to think about his personality vs. mine and realised that if I handled the situation differently by then it may not have turned out the same way. I really liked Elizabeths style of performing this talk and how confident she is in the topic. She also managed to get some humour in there which is always a great thing! :)
Rating: 5 of 5 
(11.Nov.2012)
Art of Cat Herding: How to Manage Geeks
It was hard for me to relate, but it was still interesting :)
Rating: 5 of 5 
(11.Nov.2012)
Shattering Secrets with Social Media
Great, you gave me nightmares. This really made me think though and it's one of the talks in this conference where I really got something useful out of it and a different way to look at everything I post online. Thanks for a very enlightening, interesting, and entertaining talk.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(11.Nov.2012)
The Art of Self-Sourcing
Maybe I should trust my intuition more... Great talk, maybe a bit fast and I would have loved more deep information into the topic. Really interesting, and it made me think about who I am and realised: Damn, my life is awesome right now! ;-)
Rating: 3 of 5 
(21.Dec.2012)
Building a Firehose
It was a great talk but since we only saw the slides and NOT the speaker himself, a slower pase is needed to comprehend everything that is said. I felt like I couldn't keep up and it's a shame for such an awesome intriguing topic. The talk should have been adjusted more to the format where it was given. Otherwise: Awesome talk, great subject, I'll be sure to watch the video later to catch up on the parts I missed :)
Rating: 5 of 5 
(21.Dec.2012)
Your code sucks, let’s fix it.
Eye-opening talk. The speaker was talking extremely clearly, with great slides and awesome points. Some things was really hard to grasp but oh so true when I saw the very well chosen examples!
Rating: 4 of 5 
(21.Dec.2012)
Javascript Best Practices & BackboneJS for the PHP Developer
I LOVED the "imagineland php" to get a more grasp of the subject for PHP developers, and nice twist with the mario figures. The talk was way too fast pased for this medium though, when you can't see the speaker you lose one of the sences and they need to talk slower.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(21.Dec.2012)
Cryptography For The Average Developer
Awesome pase, clear voice, explaining a complex subject in a VERY good way and made it easy for everyone to understand.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(21.Dec.2012)
Designing Beautiful Software
!!! <3 This talk was awesome, I learnt a lot by it. The pase was slow and very clear voice. I completely agree on the craftsman analogy :)
Rating: 5 of 5 
(27.Jan.2013)
Being grumpy for fun and profit
Great talk. I enjoyed it and it got me thinking. I'm probably the optimist, but hey, we're needed too :-)
Rating: 5 of 5 
(27.Jan.2013)
React: Event-driven PHP
I loved this talk. The way the speaker improvised to make it funny with the little things like mic and water glas, throwing out a price was also a good idea. I also liked the way the speaker presented it in a very relaxed confident manner. To make the talk even more inspirational it would be awesome if it included some more real examples of what you can DO with react; Especially needed if the live-demo fails, which the speaker also managed to handle in a good way by going on instead of trying too much with it :-)
Rating: 5 of 5 
(27.Jan.2013)
Algorithm, Review, Sorting
I always enjoy listening to Rowan speak. This talk had sorting algorithms explained in a way that it was easy to follow, especially loved the visual feedback to see what actually happens rather than only the code. The added humour was also... hilarious :) This made me want to go back to computer science classes, with Rowan as my teacher <3
Rating: 5 of 5 
(27.Jan.2013)
Git (and GitHub) for Ninjas
!!!! <3 Loved this talk, got to pick up plenty of new tricks, both git and github stuff! I definitely went away from this talk with more knowledge that I will be able to use in everyday life, out of the talks that I saw this was the most useful for me, so thanks! :) Only thing that could maybe be planned better is what the audience will see. There's zoom functions in OSX that you can utilise in really cool ways (even tho from my front row seat everything was next to perfect :D).
Rating: 5 of 5 
(27.Jan.2013)
Social
Not only was there free beer, there was tasty BELGIAN free beer. Combine that with belgian fries and perfect people and you have a winning concept in my eyes! Thanks :-)
Rating: 5 of 5 
(27.Jan.2013)
Post conference social
I was a bit disappointed that the bbq was inside! It's not really a winter BBQ if you're inside. Missed the coziness from the heating poles last year, but then I'm a bit weird as well so.... The food was great and I had a lot of fun, all the crazy things that a bunch of php geeks can come up with aah, just makes me smile :)
Rating: 5 of 5 
(27.Jan.2013)
Raffles & Closing
Haha! Was fun, stressballfight, EPIC :D
Rating: 0 of 5 
(22.Mar.2013)
'ProTalking' your way into Open Source
Thank you for your awesome constructive feedback, this means a lot to me! <3 As for ProTalk, I indeed didn't mention much about the project itself! I can't believe how that slipped my mind, so I'm mentioning it now. ProTalk is an awesome project with awesome people who are the most friendly to new contributors you can possibly imagine. Are you looking to contribute the first time now after my talk? Or for a new project? Choose ProTalk! ProTalk is also a very interesting project about putting all the recorded talks/screencast online in one common place so that you can go there, and learn further, therefore it's a project that I'm passionate about and very close to my heart. You're more than welcome to join ProTalk! :)
Rating: 5 of 5 
(22.Mar.2013)
Secrets To Success: How To Propose A Talk And Get It Accepted
A bit too fast maybe but still very clear. The content was awesome! As someone looking to talk at conferences and being all new to this, this was really rewarding information, so thank you :)
Rating: 5 of 5 
(22.Mar.2013)
Preparing To Speak
Awesome talk! Thank you for teaching us how to prepare so well, I really loved the tips about the "test audience". <3
Rating: 5 of 5 
(22.Mar.2013)
Baby Steps To Ballroom Dancing: Getting On The Path To Speaking Success
I can't say this enough: Thank you. This was an extremely helpful talk, and funny and engaging as well. High fives to you!!! :)
Rating: 5 of 5 
(22.Mar.2013)
Worst Case Scenario
I really liked this talk. Good advice and funny stories to share. Unfortunately it got a bit hard to hear at times due to it being "muffled", listening from laptop speakers, this got even worse. THAT said; When someone said you were in a monkey suit, I completely got over the muffled sound. Kudos to you for doing it even tho you were halfly dying. Thanks for an awesome talk.
Rating: 4 of 5 
(13.Apr.2013)
How Google Builds Webservices
It was nice to see how google does it but I felt that there was not so much to get out of it and actually learn. Even tho it was an extremely interestesting talk.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(13.Apr.2013)
Building Better Developers
Great talk with humour to keep us all engaged. The way Rowan put up his slides with the mannequin was awesome! :)
Rating: 5 of 5 
(13.Apr.2013)
Making things better
This was surely one of my favourite talks of the conference. In the beginning I didn't know where it was going but then.... wow, got me really inspired and engaged, it's true all the amazing stuff happens outside your comfort zone and this talk encouraged me and inspired me to step out of it a little bit more! Thanks :)
Rating: 5 of 5 
(13.Apr.2013)
REST for Web Developers
I really liked this talk. Lorna was talking in a nice slow way which meant that it was easy to follow and pedagogic.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(13.Apr.2013)
Coming Soon to a Browser Near You
Some of these things blew me away! It was really cool what you can make websites do and I will surely be playing with it. The talk was very interesting and kept me engaged and awake even after a night of whisky. Thanks for opening my mind :)
Rating: 4 of 5 
(13.Apr.2013)
Scaling Applications with RabbitMQ
I hadn't heard of RabbitMQ before so this was a very interesting talk. I really liked the simulator which made it really easy to understand what was going on. In the beginning Alvaro talked a bit fast which made it hard to understand, this was not a problem further into the talk tho.
Rating: 3 of 5 
(13.Apr.2013)
Automate All The Things!
The content of this talk was very interesting but I felt that it was very hard to focus when the speaker had very little energy while giving his talk.
Rating: 4 of 5 
(10.Jun.2013)
A Web Of Identity
I like the speaker, the way he can interact with the crows is amazing and always a good start of the day but I didn't get that inspired "wow" feeling that I want to get out of a keynote.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(10.Jun.2013)
How to remove PHP calls and scale your site like crazy!
Excellent, very informing and inspirational! Time to ditch apache.
Rating: 4 of 5 
(10.Jun.2013)
Surviving a Prime Time TV Commercial
I really liked the talk and all the tips that I came home with from it. But it felt a bit rushed, thus four stars.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(10.Jun.2013)
Uncon: The Mikado method
Awesome! I loved the live demo and the drawing out on paper, and how you engaged the crowd by choosing a volunteer to tick it off rather than doing it yourself. It's always interesting with new productivity methodology! :)
Rating: 5 of 5 
(10.Jun.2013)
Debugging Mobile Apps
So this talk: * Had me entertained. * Taught me some tools that I had never even heard about. * Made me a better informed person. * Had me inspired to try it all out. * Gave me the "Aha, of course, DOH feeling" So, all in all, even tho the live demos completely failed, that added some extra humour to the talk and kept me really well engaged into the rest of the talk. The speaker managed to explain what the tools were all about without even making the demo work, and I think that's a proof of how good she knows the topic. All in all: Well done and thank you!
Rating: 4 of 5 
(21.Jun.2013)
Traits and statics, the right way
Brave topic as a first talk! Even though the topic is controversial the point came across clearly and it was extremely easy to follow. Somer nervousness was visible in the beginning of the talk but that is to be expected for a first talk. Frank eased into the talk and added some humour as well (not sure if it was on purpose but it worked out well) I still didn't get fully convinced on why traits or statics would be nice to use and maybe some real life examples would have been better than the typical "human" class demo examples. There were also some typos in the slides so having someone else go over the slides for next talk would be advisable before the next talk, because after this, I fully believe Frank is able to give more talks at different events!
Rating: 3 of 5 
(31.Aug.2013)
Software Design Patterns in Laravel 4
This talk felt rushed trough when it didn't need to be. Content was OK but I feel like it could have been some more how-awesome-laravel-is-BECAUSE-design-patterns stuff going on in the talk.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(31.Aug.2013)
Laravel Testing Tips, Techniques and Pitfalls
Great talk with some humour mixed in. Engaging and just the information someone who is just getting into testing needs - Really good talk at any PHP conference really, we need more tests!! :D
Rating: 5 of 5 
(31.Aug.2013)
In-Depth with Composer
Great talk about composer and to have Jordi giving the talk means that he could answer any questions which added an interesting Q & A session in the end, well presented.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(31.Aug.2013)
Standardization, the Symfony Way
A talk well delivered and inspiring, learning some things I didn't know before. The Q & A session and the way Fabien answered to the questions just added some more brilliance to it all! :)
Rating: 5 of 5 
(03.Sep.2013)
Objects, Testing and Responsibility
Great well delivered talk. Not much more to say than that. The speaker was engaging and natural on stage and delivered a talk with content that was just as I would have expected! :)
Rating: 5 of 5 
(03.Sep.2013)
Bridging the Gap
Grat talk, I'll definitely develop packages in a good way now!! Engaging and great speaker, felt natural on stage :)
Rating: 5 of 5 
(03.Sep.2013)
HTTP and Your Angry Dog
Rating: 5 of 5 
(03.Sep.2013)
Building Artisan Commands
A great talk for someone like me who never even used Laravel before, sounded interesting and something I will get my hands dirty in trying. Well done! :)
Rating: 3 of 5 
(03.Sep.2013)
Engineering Complex Applications with Laravel 4
I liked what the talk tried to cover, but I was easily lost. There was definitely some interesting information in there - But it was just so much in one talk. Maybe next time "kill your own darlings" and focus on part of the project. I also had a feeling that the speaker was talking too quickly and at times, it was hard to understand what he was saying. When someone has an accent they really need to speak a bit slower so that it's easy to understand.
Rating: 4 of 5 
(03.Sep.2013)
The Knowledge of Others
I liked the "Take a look at the others..." it was inspiring and we way too often dig ourselves into our bubbles of OUR techs and should look all over. Inspiring but still had some way to go in the presenting to make it that inspiring top-notch talk. For a new speaker tho; I think it was very well done!
Rating: 3 of 5 
(15.Sep.2013)
Opening
Movie was fantastic!! Practical information only in Dutch left some people confused.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(15.Sep.2013)
Debugging HTTP
Great talk! Very useful tools explained in a clear way, this talk is just what you need and want to know about debugging HTTP :)
Rating: 5 of 5 
(15.Sep.2013)
"Orcs 'n' All": A Journey to Mount Doom (via Facebook)
Entertaining talk showing that yes - You can make something awesome, but in the end it's the users opinions that matter more if you actually want to earn money. Going against your own principles is a bold move. Loved the story :)
Rating: 4 of 5 
(15.Sep.2013)
MySQL EXPLAIN Explained
This talk had a lot of useful information in it and there were some great tips and tricks given. It is clear that Adrian really knows what he is talking about. Only thing is that there was too much information stuffed into the talk, so it was a bit difficult to follow.
Rating: 4 of 5 
(15.Sep.2013)
PHPHooligans
Bit messy and I think your English was great (both of you!) so should have stuck to English all the way. Other than that - Great idea and it sparked interesting conversation :)
Rating: 5 of 5 
(15.Sep.2013)
Parenting vs. Programming
Great experiences shared! I'm not a parent but it's still something that is interesting to hear about, and with the life-work balance things can happen in life that makes it difficult to keep working fulltime, you indeed have to take care of yourself as well. The way Kathryn explained her journey was inspirational and fun to hear. The talk was only prepared in 2 hours but it felt quite well polished, well done! :)
Rating: 4 of 5 
(15.Sep.2013)
Keynote
It was an interesting keynote but incredibly difficult for me to follow as a non-native dutch speaker because it was very rushed trough. The speed of talking meant I could unfortunately not follow everything :(
Rating: 5 of 5 
(15.Sep.2013)
Drinks
Beer and great people, what can go wrong? :D
Rating: 5 of 5 
(15.Sep.2013)
Game night
Put a bunch of geeks in one room, add games and alcohol and you have both entertainment (some even literally rolled around laughing) and a social. Great concept with games! I'm a big fan of board games and the way you had games both for us "hardcore" gamers and the easy funny social ones (cards against humanity anyone?) made it an event fun for everyone involved. People who didn't want to play could of course just be there, enjoy the view and chat.
Rating: 4 of 5 
(15.Sep.2013)
Beer tasting
The beers chosen were great, and again awesome people. Only problem is that there was a little bit too much talking, and the presenter seemed to get annoyed if people were socialising, but he wouldn't stop talking so it was difficult to discuss the beers in between and things you'd like to do on a social! With other words: It was a bit difficult to be social. That in mind, it was really great information and I actually found a dark beer that I liked! If only I could remember the name of it....
Rating: 5 of 5 
(05.Oct.2013)
0x0F Ways to be a Better Developer
Nice! The split room worked out well and the talk was really inspiring! Time to find those new people and figure out my #linktuesday link... ;-)
Rating: 4 of 5 
(05.Oct.2013)
Dysfunctional Programming
Interesting to look at programming in a different light and how maybe... OO isn't always the solution, thanks for inspiring us to see it in other ways :)
Rating: 5 of 5 
(05.Oct.2013)
Your (coding) standards matter
Wow! Funniest talk on this conference so far, hilarious! Also learnt several things about tools, thanks! :)
Rating: 4 of 5 
(07.Oct.2013)
Identity
Great! Always nice to see Ian speak... I'm trying to think of constructive criticism but my mind is blank, so I either blame the beer or hmm, nah, let's be real... AWESOME, thanks <3
Rating: 5 of 5 
(07.Oct.2013)
Unconventional Unconference Unity Session
When there's board games involved it never goes wrong. Thanks for organising :)
Rating: 5 of 5 
(07.Oct.2013)
Building Better Developers
:')
Rating: 5 of 5 
(07.Oct.2013)
Vertical reusability through components
Great for a sunday after morning :D
Rating: 4 of 5 
(08.Oct.2013)
Hackathon / Social
Hackathon was great, guitar hero could get a bit loud for us who tried getting some coding done and burgers sucked. But it was still much better than last year with a working wifi, YAY! :D
Rating: 5 of 5 
(08.Oct.2013)
Productivity & the Pomodoro Technique
Great story and very nice slides! Very engaging speaker who showed that she knew what she was talking about :)
Rating: 5 of 5 
(08.Oct.2013)
Social / Evening Meal
Food was great! And this venue for the social was BRILLIANT. Everyone could do what they felt like, in a quiete area or a more busy area which means perfect perfect perfect! Thanks I had an amazing time :)
Rating: 5 of 5 
(11.Nov.2013)
Opening keynote: Teach a Man to Fish
I really enjoyed this talk and it especially made me think of and realise the skill gap. It is nothing I really thought about. Her presenting style and slides is also flawless, another great talk well done!
Rating: 3 of 5 
(11.Nov.2013)
Be more productive by taking better notes
I liked the style of the slides and the way Adam presented this talk. BUT as others have already said: There was too much talking about the paper and pens but I did enjoy the organisation of your notes. Some tips for next time: Even tho you don't use digital notetaking yourself, include some information about how to take better digital notes, some apps you can use etc. Maybe ask others who successfully do this, and replace the pens and paper part with that information, then I believe this can be a valuable talk for conferences where people can really learn more about notetaking.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(11.Nov.2013)
Team Plaatjes: Building JS Applications with Vector Graphics
Ross... What can I say, that guy delivers his talks flawlessly every time. The way things moved on screen and he timed what he said, and how he moved his hands, and also how he incorporated humour kept us all engaged even after the lunch dip! Thank you for yet another great talk, I certainly learnt a lot of things about SVG's, and I'm so gonna play with 90's flashback websites but with new technology, you're gonna hate it ;)
Rating: 5 of 5 
(11.Nov.2013)
Working for FUN
I agree 100% with Camilo's comment, this talk was GREAT and if you do it more as a "Look what I did, working for FUN really does work!" it would be even greater. I could notice some nervousness but this surely will go away with practise. Thanks for a great talk and I learnt a couple of things as well, you indeed have to know what the masses want, and even if you don't feel like it: Add what they want and revenue will come, make sure to keep your projects alive and change, and you can ACTUALLY work for yourself, with fun stuff :D
Rating: 4 of 5 
(11.Nov.2013)
Internationalization: Things to take into account
The slides were a bit difficult to read, but it was certainly an interesting topic with important information. There's so much more to internationalization than just the translations and I believe people will now think about it a little bit more. There were some great tips noticed and I liked how you shared the differences between some languages to make us understand more clearly what you're actually talking about. Well done! Work on the slides and engaging the crowd a bit more and then I believe this can become a 5-star talk! <3
Rating: 5 of 5 
(11.Nov.2013)
Building Better Developers
I've seen this talk 3 times now I believe and I'm STILL enjoying it, I guess that says it all, this is a flawless talk and I will never get tired of Rowans presenting style.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(11.Nov.2013)
Dinner & Social sponsored by Enrise
I had SO much fun with the orange pingpong balls! Thanks Enrise for all your entertainment, and thanks Juliette for the scavenger hunt, it was a lot of fun seeing the attendees connect with eachother over this, and to be part of such an awesome social :D
Rating: 4 of 5 
(11.Nov.2013)
The Mikado Method
Pascal was presenting and talking in a nice and clear way that certainly kept me engaged. The talk was a bit short and I realise this may have been nerves, that otherwise didn't show. I liked how you engaged the crowd last time I saw you give this talk and how you were incorporating the mikado method while giving the talk, it might be an idea to keep that piece to as others say: Give more of a real life example and engaging people.
Rating: 4 of 5 
(11.Nov.2013)
Best Practice in API Design
Whatever Lorna talks about suddenly seems so easy to grasp, thanks for yet another clear presented talk. It shows that the slides and everything was very well planned. This was meant as a more general talk as it is a one track conference, and to go into everything in an advanced way would just mean an API Design talk covering the entire day. The most important bits and pieces were definitely covered and it shows that Lorna knows a whole LOT on this topic.
Rating: 3 of 5 
(11.Nov.2013)
Just Google it! – How to become a better developer using search
Most people already know the basics of HOW to actually use google, and I believe the talk could be focused more on the specific things, like the related sites was a good tip, also the tab plugin, I didn't know about that.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(11.Nov.2013)
Environments, line up! Vagrant and Puppet 101
I used to be scared of vagrant and puppet, not anymore because Jelrik made it look so easy. I can totally do this! Also: +1 on everything Erika said.
Rating: 4 of 5 
(11.Nov.2013)
Advice for young developers: Get the job and stay cool
For me as someone who is just looking for the one job this talk was very inspirational and made me think throughout the conference, thanks for that. As a tip for next time: If you're speaking to an international crowd as a native English speaker, speak slower, it's difficult to understand.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(11.Nov.2013)
Closing keynote: Things I Believe Now That I’m Old
Wow... I was really moved by this keynote. There's no way it could have been done in a better way. I was just amazed at everything that was said and the message that came trough from this very wise "old" man. The way he shares his story and the way he keeps this red thread in his talks makes me so inspired, and I believe that this talk, if ever so slightly changed me as a person: To the better. Thank you Ross.
Rating: 4 of 5 
(23.Nov.2013)
Integrating Drupal 8 into Symfony2
Really interesting talk. Made me also realise how far drupal8 have come since previous versions of drupal. There were many good tips that saves you some headaches if you try to achieve this yourself.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(23.Nov.2013)
Continuous integration
Crystal clear, good pace and great information. Anyone not using CI should certainly be less scared to try it now :D
Rating: 4 of 5 
(23.Nov.2013)
Symfony, my favorite frontend framework
Interesting! I really liked the comparison between different frameworks and how well the speaker explained why symfony is so great even for the frontend developers. Well done :)
Rating: 4 of 5 
(23.Nov.2013)
Running scalable and reliable Symfony2 application
Great information :)
Rating: 5 of 5 
(23.Nov.2013)
Q&A
Even tho this was by video stream it actually went really well! Gotta love technology. The long extended answers Fabien gave to all the questions were certainly really interesting.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(23.Nov.2013)
Spec BDD with PHPSpec 2
Cool! I will try out spec now. Inspiring, great pace and well planned content. As an added bonus for the 5 star rating, the demo went great and allowed us to see in practise how everything is REALLY done. I love a hands on approach.
Rating: 4 of 5 
(23.Nov.2013)
PHP in large scale, global video and music services
One word: Interesting.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(31.Jan.2014)
Keynote: Mentoring Developers
Great inspirational keynote, I've seen this talk in another form before, I did like the kitten pictures, some people have not seen star wars after all (OMG YES I KNOW TERRIBLE). Great presenting style with personal tidbits making it a nice story all trough the talk.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(31.Jan.2014)
Vagrant for PHP Developers
Great talk, since there was some time over I would use that time to add some information to newcomers to vagrant and virtual machines, other than that GREAT AND OMG THE SLIDES ARE SO AWESOME!!! I would recommend practising the talk before giving it to someone who can correct certain pronunciations, even though most of them were fine <3
Rating: 4 of 5 
(31.Jan.2014)
Extract Till You Drop
Great! Yes, testing makes sure you don't break stuff... I feel that maybe there could be some win in this talk by having some snippets prepared, saving time and getting more information into it, also the presenting style might have been a bit monotonic. Other than that - Great and educative, I got a lot out of it, thanks!
Rating: 5 of 5 
(31.Jan.2014)
Using Unicode with PHP
Started with basic details, went more complex and explained the support in different PHP versions. Amazingly well done with information that sticks. Certainly one of the best talks I saw at the conference: Thank you! :)
Rating: 4 of 5 
(31.Jan.2014)
Roll your own – choosing a PHP framework
Rowans talks are always entertaining, while I had a lot of fun listening to this talk - Always great with framework bashing it's the first time I walk out from one of Rowans talks without knowing what the actual point was.
Rating: 3 of 5 
(10.Feb.2014)
Happy Hour
Long lines and bar closes at 11, that is way too early for a bar to close - But free drinks so yay!
Rating: 4 of 5 
(10.Feb.2014)
Journey to the Enterprise
I think the keynote should be more inspiring and a kickstart of the day, it felt like the topic was maybe not the most keynote worthy topic for a PHP community conference. That said, for the topic it was the presentation was spot on, so I'm giving the talk itself four stars, deducting one for not being a good keynote for this specific conference in my humble opinion.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(10.Feb.2014)
PHP
I can only repeat the three previous comments. I didn't even see the slides from the back and still enjoyed the talk. Well done :)
Rating: 5 of 5 
(10.Feb.2014)
MySQL HA, Recovery and Load Balancing
Great talk with just what you would expect, very helpful and clear presented in a pedagogic and good way. It surely shows that Davey knows what he is talking about.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(10.Feb.2014)
Git Educated About Git
Came for the song but actually picked up a few things as well. This talk had the things that make me enjoy them the most: Entertainment, a passionate speaker and great content. You nailed it :)
Rating: 3 of 5 
(10.Feb.2014)
Happy Hour, Games, and Hack-a-thon
Can just +1 Eli on this one.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(10.Feb.2014)
Open Source, PHP, and PIE
This talk had all the things a good keynote should have in my opinion: Humour, inspiration and great content. Thank you for an awesome presentation that set my mood for the rest of the day.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(10.Feb.2014)
UA Testing with Selenium and PHPUnit
There was certain slides I could not see in the back, but it didn't ruin the great content of the talk. I did learn a lot - Even though some of it was not great news... Windows box :( Also: The volume was indeed a bit quiet in the back but I don't blame Michelangelo for that. Could maybe have used a bit more energy as the talk was after lunch - and the room was hot - I had problems staying awake, but the content made me stay the entire session, spot on! :)
Rating: 5 of 5 
(10.Feb.2014)
Going Pro
So the way I felt after seeing this talk: WIIIIIIIIEEEEEE!!!! \o/ :D:D:D:D :) *huuugs*
Rating: 5 of 5 
(25.Feb.2014)
PHP 5.NEXT: The New Bits
I think the talk was great I learnt a lot about what is in the latest versions of PHP, because honestly I hadn't kept myself updated. Davey clearly had a lot of experience on the topic - Which showed even more with his great answers in the Q&A, which filled out the rest of his slot when he finished the talk early. I think it is great when a speaker can anticipate the crowd so well so they know about how much time they will need for questions because there were a lot of them, which meant even more interesting unplanned content got into the talk.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(25.Feb.2014)
I've Been Hacked, Now What?
Interesting talk showing both the tools the hackers use and a clear pedagogic way of presenting giving us great resources and also a fantastic Q&A - Just what one would expect from this talk.
Rating: 3 of 5 
(24.Mar.2014)
Having async fun with reactphp
I was going to post a really long comment about this, but I will simply agree what previous people have said. As a new speaker you did great, and I'm sure with more practise and taking in the tips and criticism already posted you will grow to be awesome - Thank you for a great talk and I'm looking forward to hearing you speak at conferences.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(29.Aug.2014)
Coding Like a Girl
The talk being your first talk in English about such a hard emotional topic is really well done. Thanks for the talk, and thanks laracon for including this talk in the day.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(29.Aug.2014)
Portable Environments with Vagrant
GREAT talk all the way trough. Erika spoke with confidence on the stage and answered the questions really well, the talk had great buildup, slides and it was clear. The demos were really well executed too! AWESOME!!! \o/
Rating: 5 of 5 
(29.Aug.2014)
Filesystem Abstraction with Flysystem
Frank has improved a lot since last year! This was an EPIC talk performed with confidence and humour, well done! :)
Rating: 5 of 5 
(05.Oct.2014)
Lisp
I just loved all the hugs <3
Rating: 5 of 5 
(05.Oct.2014)
How PHP Changed the World of Programming
Great delivery and a great message to take back home. I think what I took home most from this talk is "stop splitting communities" and it inspired me to try to bring communities a bit closer to eachother, so thanks for that <3
Rating: 5 of 5 
(05.Oct.2014)
What a Hack!
Sara is an amazing speaker who managed to inspire me with her great enthusiasm. Loved this talk informative and whity, one of the best talks I attended at this conference. Thanks for that <3 :)
Rating: 5 of 5 
(05.Oct.2014)
Integrating communities
Completely true that we should unify the communities, point came across really well, and I realise that... Even if sometimes certain technology isn't your taste we can work together as a PHP community still, it is all open source and unity is strong :)
Rating: 5 of 5 
(05.Oct.2014)
End The War on Tabs
Whoa :D
Rating: 5 of 5 
(05.Oct.2014)
Beyond Design Patterns
Awesome and inspiring talk that every programmer could benefit from hearing ESPECIALLY if they are new in the field and just getting into design patterns, it gives them another viewpoint, IMHO a healthy one. Only thing maybe is that abstract examples become hard to follow.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(05.Oct.2014)
Your Mileage Should Vary
Thank you for making me rethink some of my own thoughts on things that I may have been a bit bad about and for inspiring me to JUST DO IT rather than think about how forever. This was surely the most *inspiring* talk of the conference, with a truckload of humour on top of it. AWESOME TALK BY AWESOME SPEAKER ZOMG! :D
Rating: 4 of 5 
(06.Oct.2014)
PHP 5.NEW: The Best Bits
Great talk by a passionate speaker that covered a lot of ground. I think that in the future maybe skip some parts to make it slower and focus on less content. Try to never skip slides, it confuses people and they feel like they are missing out, I'd rather have some extra "Bonus content" that the crowd would not know about after your thank you slide. Other than that, amazing and thanks :)
Rating: 5 of 5 
(02.Feb.2015)
Opening & Keynote; Talmudic Maxims to Maximize Your Growth as a Software Developer
I walked around with 4 items on my card, and just started up ZürichPHP, so, thank you for the extreme inspiration and for sharing great insights :)
Rating: 5 of 5 
(02.Feb.2015)
Cute Little Interpreters
I already gave the feedback in person, I came out of the tutorial with exactly what I wanted when I came in, more internal knowledge and inspiration to maybe get more involved in internals, it's not as scary as it seems. The first part of the tutorial where we got to follow along and pair-program was excellent. The second part felt a bit rushed trough and confusing with showing lots of code, until you started explaining WHY you showed lots of code.. Fix that rush and you have a priceless workshop. All in all I'm super inspired and more knowledgeable so thanks for a successful tutorial <3
Rating: 5 of 5 
(02.Feb.2015)
The Art of Programming
Really refreshing and great facts. Loved the personal stories, this talk caused discussions afterwards which was pretty great, also love the ART in this ART talk :D
Rating: 5 of 5 
(02.Feb.2015)
Say What? Ubiquitous Language and You!
Great presentation very well performed. I had never heard about the ubiquitous language before and I'm just about getting into DDD, so this was a very nice introduction that I think anyone who wants to learn DDD can benefit from hearing first! Thanks :)
Rating: 4 of 5 
(02.Feb.2015)
Social Event
Would have been better if it was easy to find organisers if needed, but all in all I enjoyed it! :)
Rating: 5 of 5 
(02.Feb.2015)
Raffles & Closing Remarks
Raffle went smooth this time, YAY! :D
Rating: 5 of 5 
(10.Feb.2015)
Down the Rabbit Hole: Lessons Learned combining Career and Community.
The typical strong Cal voice, to the emotional stories and the talking about community this became an amazing keynote. I can't give any critical feedback because it was all spot on. Thanks, every developer should see this! :)
Rating: 5 of 5 
(22.Feb.2015)
Integrating Communities
This topic matters a lot to Jenny, it shows how passionate she is when she delivers it. The ideas she had on us working together to make this community better, brick by brick building bridges really came trough well. A very confident spot on delivery, presentation was flawless and left many of us thinking about how we treat "The other PHP communities", something that many don't even realise. Well done!
Rating: 4 of 5 
(22.Feb.2015)
Database Wizardry for Legacy Applications
Interesting talk, but I feel that the demos with the waiting time would if you absolutely wanted to have it have done better as a recording. The recording could have been skipped so we didn't just sit there waiting for not much output. Other than that very nice! Well done <3 Also for future: Never rely on wifi for a conference demo, it worked out this time but it's too risky.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(22.Feb.2015)
Open Source, Love, and Social Responsibility
Very inspirational keynote, I do however know that you could have delivered it better. There were several things off: pacing back and forth was distracting until you made the joke, you sometimes seemed to be reading rather than speaking, at some points the facts were not correct (But didn't matter too much) These are all tiny nitpicking things, I'd like to give it 4.5 thumbs and chose to round it up to 5, all in all, excellent topic and well done <3
Rating: 4 of 5 
(22.Feb.2015)
Be a Bold Coder
I did feel like some of this talk overlapped with the Yitz keynote, but that is an organisational error and not a speaker error. I also did feel like I missed some more emotional tips and tricks on how to deal with having to show other people my code, based on the abstract I expected more than a list of tools, which I'm afraid gives this talk one less thumb and something that can be worked on for next time, it felt a bit too "listy" and missing a red thread that makes a five thumb talk for me. Presentation style was spot on, don't ever change your presentation style <3
Rating: 5 of 5 
(10.Mar.2015)
Composer for Corporate Use
Great talk with a lot of humour! I could tell that Stephan had given this talk before. The information was really interesting, if I would have changed it I would maybe have adjusted the very jenkins SPECIFIC information which to most of the crowd was probably not something they'd do, but more a general "How to make it work with a CI" without going too much into the implementation details. Other than that, awesome and thanks for a great evening <3
Rating: 5 of 5 
(01.Jun.2015)
Behind the Scenes of Maintaining an Open Source Project
I tend to comment on talks way after I heard them to reflect, often I forgot a lot of what I heard but yours is just like a keynote should be, inspiring, really really really inspiring, and almost brought tears to my eyes at some point, this is what a lot of people don't realise what's going on behind the scenes. Also: Your presenting style is amazing, and your slides are beautiful. Keep up the good work in everything you do, a well deserved 5, there's nothing I would change, thanks for a keynote I'll remember :)
Rating: 5 of 5 
(27.Sep.2015)
Community enabling community
Great inspiring keynote motivating people to be ththe community.
Rating: 4 of 5 
(27.Sep.2015)
News From the Front Lines - an update on Front-End Tech
Great overview of technology used in the frontend. There was a bit too much text on the slides and IMO the history part could be spiced up with adding a *why* to the how. What it used to be like and why we chose to introduce new things... All in all though: A great overview of what there even is in the frontend world which makes the "I don't know what I don't know" problem solvable and this gives a basis for people to dig into the different technologies you mentioned. Thank you!!
Rating: 5 of 5 
(27.Sep.2015)
Beyond PHP : it's not (just) about the code
Best talk I've seen in a while. Wim talked with passion and showed us real client stories making the entire talk come alive and efficiently and funnily pointing out things we should keep an eye out for with clear visuals when needed to explain the concepts further. I'd change nothing in this talk. Thanks!!
Rating: 5 of 5 
(27.Sep.2015)
Drinking from the Firehose: Real-time Analytics
Wow!! This talk was amazing, I loved how Samantha showed the different iterations of the problem she was solving and why it didn't work. It was so fascinating I thought I had just sat there for 5 minutes when it was over. Thank you!!!
Rating: 5 of 5 
(27.Sep.2015)
Eating ElePHPants
Awesome and inspiring keynote, really adds an "you can do it!" Mentality that is often needed when people are struggling with legacy code bases. Taking it one bite at a time is great advice. Captivating as always with an extremely passionate speaker. One thing to possibly think about for Larry: Passionate and funny as it was, at one point the screaming hurt my ears. I'd check just how loud the sound system is before screaming into the mic. Minor thing though as there was only one or two screams which added to the passion of the talk. Thanks! :) <3
Rating: 5 of 5 
(15.Jan.2016)
Stronger Than Fear: Mental Health in the Developer Community
This is a topic very important to talk about. Very well delivered with a lot of useful information. Inspired me to look at the policies regarding mental health in the company that I work for, and ensure that they are there :) Thank you for sharing!
Rating: 5 of 5 
(28.Jan.2017)
Diving Into Symfony3
I have programmed in SF3 before, so obviously did not get as much out of it as some other people. It was still a great workshop and great delivery that I would recommend to anyone wanting to really *understand* Symfony. I love the way that the components were the main part of the workshop and the buildup with code we refactored into something nicer, starting to resemble SF3. That way people get a deeper understanding for what Symfony really is. I too took some out of it by understanding the framework that I use in my every day life a bit better, and learning about some components I did not know about, such as dotenv. Thank you.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(28.Jan.2017)
Friday evening social event
The hangover is worth it.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(28.Jan.2017)
He's not the Messiah, he's a very naughty programmer!
Oh... The way I could relate these sketches to actual people was funny. I love the narrative of the clips and they were chosen very well. Thank you for closing off the Friday with so much laughter, it is just what I needed after a long day. :)
Rating: 5 of 5 
(28.Jan.2017)
Code Archaeology: Becoming Indiana Jones
What an amazingly narrated story, I loved the theme! The music background went a bit wrong because the music was too loud, something to think about next time but not a big deal. As someone who currently struggles to go trough our huge codebase I got inspired and left with a feeling that I can do this, and I can dig in. Thank you for inspiring me and making me think more positively about something I have been struggling with a lot lately, I really needed that and this talk was probably the most helpful talk for me this conference. Also thank you for speaking clearly, projecting your voice well and articulating really really well so that we could understand your accent, it does make a big difference to me.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(28.Jan.2017)
Using Open Source for Fun and Profit
This talk almost brought a tear to my eye. It is very relatable. Thank you for sharing your journey with us and inspiring us in the best way possible, just like a keynote should do.
Rating: 3 of 5 
(28.Jan.2017)
Functional structures in PHP
I loved how engaging the speaker was, passionate and fun. The problem is that there was no real life examples which made the topic harder to understand. This talk would be amazing if the ideas weren't so abstract. I would love to hear this talk again, rewritten to have a real project behind it possibly, a real story and a flow. Still thank you for your cool engaging talk and I got inspired to look more into FUNKEEEEH. :D
Rating: 5 of 5 
(28.Sep.2018)
Kicking off with Zend Expressive and Doctrine ORM
Brilliant! Point came across, well delivered, very clear presentation with funny elements that kept me awake and engaged. Excited to play with this technology! :)
Rating: 5 of 5 
(28.Sep.2018)
Getting Started with TDD and Travis CI
Exactly what you expect from a talk like this!! Well done, clear voice and structured content. Couldn’t tell it was your first presentation. ?
Rating: 5 of 5 
(28.Sep.2018)
Trend analysis and machine learning in PHP
Love the history and buildup of this talk. Delivered in an energetic way that kept me engaged all the way. Well done! :-)
Rating: 5 of 5 
(28.Sep.2018)
A State of PHP Backed by Data
Love the way you speak and the passion in your talk!! Never change that. You were very excited about all this data which made me excited too! Really interesting conclusions well delivered. One thing I can mention for constructive feedback: The slides could be a bit chaotic I’d rather split them up into more slides with less data on each. ?
Rating: 5 of 5 
(28.Jan.2019)
25 years of PHP
This talk was amazing! It was inspiring, and funny, and nostalgia tripping. There was so many things I got away from it and I absolutely loved the CO2 savings calculations!! :D
Rating: 3 of 5 
(28.Jan.2019)
Taming your Data with Elasticsearch
This was a good, informative talk. What missed for the full "great/awesome talk" was to get more of a story out of it. The talk started out great, with the sea and sharing the ideas for the talk, it sounded like story telling so I expected the story to continue. The build-up of the talk didn't live up to the talk itself, which is why I think some of the comments here about "lost me half way" could happen easily. I would like to see more specific examples of use-cases and how YOU use these features, rather than just the features themselves - And that's what I expected when I came to see this talk. I'd like less information but with more story and results/demo, you answered the how but not the why. The rocking back and forth that you do got slightly distracting at times. It wasn't any big deal for me, but I thought I'd point that out for your awareness, in case you want to work on that. The stability of your voice and speed of talking was perfect. All in all: Thanks for a good talk! :)
Rating: 5 of 5 
(28.Jan.2019)
Driving Technical Change
Great! This talk had me thinking about my colleagues, in ways I'm not going to write here publicly, but it definitely helped give me ideas how to sell my ideas to the crowd ;)

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