Paul Dragoonis

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Rating: 4 of 5 
(08.Oct.2012)
Practical Date/Time Handling with PHP
Hey Derick, Great talk with lots of great and useful content. You explained very well the reasons WHY people should be using DateTime stuff instead of the native procedural functions, because it stores information on the TimeZone too which is critical. The only constructive thing I can give is that your code examples (the results) are in dark purple with black text on top which is highly unreadable. I could read the rest of your slides just fine but I couldn't see the results at all which meant I could only see half of the puzzle. My suggestion is that you use a lighter color such as #CCC or #F8F8F8. Pleasure as always. Paul.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(08.Oct.2012)
React: Event-Driven PHP
Hey Igor, Arguably the best or second best prepared talk of the entire conference (that I went to). When watching a talk you can tell how prepared someone is, execution was perfect I felt. Your use of humor was perfect, not too much that people got distracted by it, and not too little that people switched off. Coming from someone that already checked out the project in advance, I still learned a few things. Constructive feedback: What would be beneficial to other people would be the system requirements to run React on their server. Also it would be good to see benchmarks with installing the extensions to see how much of a benefit it is, and how fast you managed to scale React to. Cheers. Paul.
Rating: 4 of 5 
(08.Oct.2012)
Symfony components in the wild
Hey Jakub, Despite this obviously been your first time speaking and being in such a long and daunting room, you pulled through and delivered useful content that will inspire people to check out Symfony2 themselves. The content of your talk was good enough and you just need to focus on your execution of talks which can only come through experience. Good job all round. Cheers, Paul.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(08.Oct.2012)
Varnish In Action
Hey Thijs, Arguably the best or second best executed talk of the conference (that I went to). Your presentation skills are excellent and your use of enthusiasm, humor and delegate involvement within the talk were excellent. The content of the talk was excellent and regardless if the viewer knew anything about varnish or not you had a lot of real-life information and examples within your talk. I'm trying very hard to think of any constructive feedback to give but there really isn't any, so I guess that's a good thing. Cheers, Paul.
Rating: 4 of 5 
(08.Oct.2012)
From the ground up – Hands-on coding, deploying, and scaling with AWS
Hey Rowan, Great humor, talk content and delivery. The style of talk was unusual and a good change. Use of the CLI through most of it was great. I didn't know much about EB in the past so my mind was a bit blown to be honest but I was able to get back on track constantly as you were explaining everything through every step of the way. I will definitely be looking at the slides in greater detail while I have time to read and digest what you're doing properly. No constructive feedback to be fair, everything from delivery and great talk content was spot on. Cheers, Paul.
Rating: 4 of 5 
(08.Oct.2012)
Developer Experience, API Design and craft skills
Hey Ade, The use of humor, even while the projector wasn't working, was great and definitely a good way to open a conference! :-) I enjoyed the concepts in your talk and your use of philosophy was inspiring, also good references to books that people should read was invaluable. No constructive criticism here, well executed and good talk content. Cheers, Paul.
Rating: 4 of 5 
(08.Oct.2012)
Community works for business too!
Hey Michelangelo, I can agree with some other peoples comment that some of the information was repeated already in the talk, and that enthusiasm kind of tailed off a bit in the middle. Constructive criticism: More enthusiasm and perhaps more relevant talk information for the people at the conference rather than business owners but on the flip-side it's valuable information for developers to give to their bosses so really that point could go both ways. Being someone who's a developer and business owner this talk was prefect for me to be attending and I'm glad I turned up. It was inspiring and i'll be re-using it also to give to other business owners to convince them to look after the community. I look forward to the videos being released so I can share this to the right people. Keep up the good work! We don't see enough of these talks at conferences. Cheers, Paul.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(17.Apr.2013)
Anatomy of a responsive page load
This talk was very well presented it had very good content and a good overview of current important web techniques for performance. As someone who spends a lot of time listening to talks like this in the past I still managed to learn a bunch of cool techniques and tips here. Overall, excellent talk.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(17.Apr.2013)
Building Better Developers
As usual, excellent talk title, talk slides, talk content an presentation skills. I'd love to give some constructive feedback here but it was literally flawless..
Rating: 4 of 5 
(17.Apr.2013)
Real Time Web Apps in the Wild
Good presentation skills, very indepth talk content. Some concepts could use a little bit more introduction for people who have little to no experience in this type of technology. The demos were fun, interactive and amazing but dependency on the wifi wasn't the best idea.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(17.Apr.2013)
Coming Soon to a Browser Near You
Easily my favorite talk of the conference. Showing and demonstrating cutting edge technologies. I was one of the people who wanted to leave the conference room and lock myself in a room and implement these technologies into my existing projects. Unfortunately everything is "experimental mode" in chrome and I must wait a while but that's not Alan's fault I'm just keen. The only constructive thing was that inbetween demos or time figuring computer related issues out made the audience switch off a little at parts but when the talk was in full swing everyone was captivated.
Rating: 3 of 5 
(17.Apr.2013)
Automate All The Things!
The content was very good and relevant to DevOps and people interested in automation and deployment technologies. Unfortunately it was very difficult for me to hear Graeme talk, he was too far away from the mic. I don't believe there was any user interaction in this talk it was just an offload of information which one could get from an online tutorial. I'd definitely want to see this talk again under different circumstances..
Rating: 4 of 5 
(17.Apr.2013)
An architectural overview of Graph Search
While busy organising the conference I managed to catch the last 15 minutes of this talk. The room was packed, there were plenty of questions and user interaction and involvement was excellent. Good presentation skills and spoke clearly an loudly.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(17.Apr.2013)
Change
Josh's speaking skills are top drawer, flawless. Making people inspired, paying attention and keeping people interested. The talk content was really good too. This talk was in my top 3 favorites for the conference.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(07.Oct.2013)
0x0F Ways to be a Better Developer
Good job all round from Lorna/Ivo. Well executed split screen and well paced talk.
Rating: 4 of 5 
(07.Oct.2013)
The future of the PHP development environment
Excellent talk delivery. Very good content and lots of indepth information for people to take away. Good diversity of options for people such as (vmware vs vbox) and (puppet vs chef).
Rating: 5 of 5 
(07.Oct.2013)
Managing and monitoring application performance
Well delivered talk. Good crowd interaction. Lots of good examples and variations of tools. I personally didn't have an issue with demo'ing of how good New Relic is because it was the truth. Perhaps less time on a specific product next time to satisfy more people overall.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(07.Oct.2013)
Building Better Developers
I already seen this talk at WhiskyWeb and don't regret seeing it twice, you definitely pick different things up the second time around. It has all the ingredients to be amazing. I give it a 6 star rating :)
Rating: 4 of 5 
(19.Mar.2014)
Things I Believe Now That I'm Old
It was a really good keynote, I wish I had something constructive to give but I don't. Good job Ross! :-)
Rating: 4 of 5 
(19.Mar.2014)
Anxiety, Depression & Stress in IT
Good talk. Despite being a very personal subject he was able to stand up and educate others. This talk has helped me come to the following conclusion: People spend too much time on focusing on other people, other things happening, other technologies but forget to take care of themselves and ensure they're healthy. Definitely do this talk at more conferences!
Rating: 5 of 5 
(19.Mar.2014)
Hubot: The hubber that never sleeps.
Excellent talk, good points, very informative and insightful. Sam's a funny guy so his humor and funny stories throughout made the talk excellent despite being short. Perhaps next time each of the commands should be more in-depth to pad it out between going through commands. Can I suggest showing more examples specific to PHP developers, such as jenkins integration, and integration with more PHP used utilities.
Rating: 4 of 5 
(18.Feb.2016)
Simple Machine Learning
Great speaker, great delivery. One thing to improve on: when you show a formula, show real numbers beside it so people grasp the formula and if not they can see the outcome of each part. Again, great delivery!
Rating: 5 of 5 
(18.Feb.2016)
The Code Manifesto
Top marks. Don't have any constructive input to give.
Rating: 4 of 5 
(18.Feb.2016)
Every Millisecond Counts: Performance & UX
Content was great, delivery was good, topics covered were insightful, relevant and preparing us for what's round the corner. Constructive input: sometimes talking too fast, especially towards the end of sentences. Fine for me since I come from a fast speaking english-based country but I can imagine folks from outside of the UK might have trouble understanding everything. Good job all round Davey

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GlasgowPHP - May May 09, 2016
GlasgowPHP - March Mar 08, 2016
PHP UK Conference 2016 Feb 18, 2016
PHPNW15 Oct 01, 2015
GlasgowPHP Aug 12, 2014
Whisky Web Conference Apr 11, 2012
phpDay 2016 May 13, 2016
PHPMiNDS February 2016 Feb 11, 2016
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