Michelangelo van Dam

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Rating: 3 of 5

Seeing PHP through a blue azure sky

at PHPBenelux Conference 2011 (28.Jan.2011) | 17 comments | Michelangelo van Dam, Maarten Balliauw, Katrien De Graeve

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Rating: 4 of 5 
(17.Sep.2011)
Develop your career!
Loud voice but good content. Good content and very humor rich.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(17.Sep.2011)
15 Protips for MySQL users
Wow! Teacher like presentation, hitting hard with a cluebat. Thanks!
Rating: 5 of 5 
(21.May.2009)
A Guide to Using and Understanding the Community
Awesome presentation about community stuff by @lornajane and @skoop and should have been recorded... This should be the 101 on community intelligence.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(21.May.2009)
PHP 5.3 - Hot or Not?
A very good talk about the new features that are added to PHP 5.3 with a fair question if the new feature is hot (or not). A very well deserved A++ for Sara !
Rating: 4 of 5 
(21.May.2009)
SPL to the Rescue
A very good introduction to SPL, a part of PHP that is still very under valuated by lots of developers. It's good to see that people step up and talk about SPL and Liz has done a great job at it. Go Liz !
Rating: 5 of 5 
(12.May.2009)
Web Scraping with PHP
After the podcast, webcast I now want to experience it live ... Looking forward to be web scraped by Matthew.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(10.May.2009)
Myphp-busters: symfony framework
@weierophinney I had the pleasure of seeing this talk at the PHP UK conference and it's well worth your time. A great talk by Stefan, Mythbusters style !!!
Rating: 5 of 5 
(11.Jun.2009)
Zend Framework
Again Matthew has presented Zend Framework in a very logical, technical but understandable way. He's the Zend Framework master and has proven me again I'll always be the pupil. Awesome !!!
Rating: 4 of 5 
(21.May.2009)
Zend Framework and the CLI
Zend Framework is an awesome framework and Cal just shows you can use it not only for web applications, but also for CLI processes. If you're into CLI stuff, check out the slides because they rock. Go Cal !
Rating: 4 of 5 
(21.May.2009)
The Knight Rider Methodology to Software Development
@EliW has done a great job on going over the tools that are out there to help developers doing their job better in many aspects. A nice touch was the whole Knight Rider theme...
Rating: 5 of 5 
(22.May.2009)
The Power of Refactoring
Refactoring is a good way to modify a code base in a way that you improve the code, without touching behaviour. A++ on promoting testing !!!
Rating: 5 of 5 
(17.Sep.2011)
SPL Data Structures and their Complexity
The content of this talk is way over my head, but now I understand at least that I have used heaps wrong
Rating: 5 of 5 
(12.Jun.2009)
Contribute!
Again a great inside to community involvement into open-source/community projects ! Tnx for the kudos.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(12.Jun.2009)
PHP: People, Code, Ideas
Hey Andrei, great keynote. Loved you're mix-character unicode code example !!! Job well done !!!
Rating: 5 of 5 
(12.Jun.2009)
Grokking the REST Architectural Style
Ben has convinced me to look deeper into the details of REST and ATOM as a way to open up my API for external applications. Thank you Ben for opening my eyes.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(14.Jun.2009)
Caching for performance
I have been working with Zend_Cache for a while now, but Rob has shown me a couple of hints I can implement a better way to cache objects and pages. Thanks Rob, job well done !
Rating: 4 of 5 
(29.Aug.2009)
Everyday Design Patterns
Andries has given us a good insight in common design patterns, most developers use on a daily basis (sometimes without even knowing they're using design patterns). Covering most common patterns was a good choice and receives an A+ from me. The examples in the presentation were sometimes hard to read and it would be nice to show how common issues can be solved by using a design pattern instead of just showing the design pattern itself. Besides the fact Andries was a bit nervous talking for a huge crowd, he did do a great job keeping everyone's attention. So Andries, job well done !!!
Rating: 5 of 5 
(29.Aug.2009)
Website Performance, backend and frontend techniques
Chris has given an awesome presentation about website performance ! Having the experiences fresh in his memory, slides to back up his intention and putting in some humor breaks makes this talk an A++ in my book and a good recommendation for other events and conferences. For being a first timer, he gave this talk as though he's used to talk about it, making the whole experience even better. Chris, you've given this talk an awesomeness that even exceeded my expectations ! Job well done !!!
Rating: 5 of 5 
(30.Sep.2009)
Integrating symfony and Zend Framework
Stefan has done a great job showing us how easy it is to use the power of Symfony within Zend Framework applications and vice versa. It became clear to me that using both frameworks, you no longer have an excuse that building a solution is a hard job... the frameworks are there to help you and Stefan shows you how ! Awesome !!!
Rating: 5 of 5 
(01.Oct.2009)
Introduction to Continuous Integration
A must-see session when you want to automate your code validation, unit testing, documentation and so much more. You all do these things, right ?!?
Rating: 5 of 5 
(01.Oct.2009)
Unit Testing with Zend Framework
@Anonymous2 Although my talk will approach UT from a developer's perspective, I do think that the end part of my talk will show developers, managers and customers the importance of unit testing. @guilhermeblanco The examples in my presentation all use PHPUnit from command line, so I am sure you're going to love this talk. I haven't tried the examples from within Zend Studio, but if I do find some time I will look into it. @weierophinney and @akrabat I hope you guys can give me some pointers to do the job better, since I want to learn from great minds like yourself.
Rating: 0 of 5 
(04.Oct.2009)
SPL, not a bridge too far !
to @anonymous3, The talk I gave at DPC was indeed too short, lacked proper benchmarks and didn't went into detail why SPL is the way to go. I talked to the people attending my session there and learned about the things they wanted to see next time. So in preparation of phpNW09 conference and the uncon at ZendCon09, I modified my presentation using more "real life" examples, explaining why one chooses SPL over normal coding and above all, using more PHP 5.3 stuff in it. If you have remarks and/or suggestions, please let me know... because I want to provide "correct" and "informative" information people can build upon.
Rating: 0 of 5 
(04.Oct.2009)
Role of a PHP user group
@anonymous3, I feel sad you compare this session with the keynote talk at DPC09 about Digg, because it isn't. Community involvement is more then just a user group, it's all about you!!! If you're doing PHP for a living, you might want to share solutions you have found working out complex projects on a blog or newsletter, if you have some dead time on your hands, you might want to help out the PHP team by testing the PHP core or write some documentation, fixing bugs for your favorite framework or library, provide support on IRC or IM, etc... This talk is about how PHPBenelux motivated it's members to participate, becoming involved in the eco system that makes PHP PHP. If community is not your thing, that's ok. But do check out the session, because you're probably involved already and no one pointed it out to you.
Rating: 4 of 5 
(17.Sep.2011)
Introductie van kwaliteitsmanagement - een praktische benadering
Great presentation! You see, no nerves needed. Good flow, good speed, clear voice
Rating: 5 of 5 
(10.Oct.2009)
The Uncertainty Principle
Very thoughtful pointers given by Kevlin, excellent !
Rating: 4 of 5 
(10.Oct.2009)
The beauty and the beast - API Documentation with phpDocumentor
Bastian's talk was an introduction to PHPDocumentor, but he still managed to give me hints and tips on how to improve my own API documentation. Job well done !
Rating: 5 of 5 
(10.Oct.2009)
Getting a website out of the door
Awesome talk about a subject that's avoided by many ! I admire your courage for doing this.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(20.Oct.2009)
Quality Assurance in PHP Projects
A great session, with enough information to really consider improving QA for your own projects. Liked it even more when Stefan and Sebastian actually played the role of customer and developer, it was such a déjà-vu !
Rating: 5 of 5 
(21.Oct.2009)
State of PHP 6
Again, Andrei has given an awesome presentation on PHP and although I've seen it a couple of times now, I still enjoy this talks as being one of the best. @a++
Rating: 3 of 5 
(21.Oct.2009)
Standing out in the Crowd
I completely agree with the speaker, except for the minority part... as we see it within the community, gender is a non-issue for most and minorities are welcomed as majorities. Too bad this talk was so early, because not many people were waken up enough to get the true message: get involved !
Rating: 5 of 5 
(21.Oct.2009)
Time = Money
time/date manipulation is and will remain a struggle for most developers, but with the help and support from Derick's talk and book, life doesn't look too much like a struggle. ++
Rating: 4 of 5 
(21.Oct.2009)
A Series of Fortunate Events, or how we learned to stop kicking the cable
Although I was a bit scared going to the keynote (bad digg experience at DPC09) I have to say that Scott has given us a real good talk about the struggles digg has faced and how they solved them to get ready for the future. Job well done Scott!
Rating: 4 of 5 
(29.Oct.2009)
Introduction to Silverlight for PHP developers
Awesome demo/presentation by Maarten and Kevin. Saw cool features that I might implement if the opportunity is there. Guys, keep up the good work.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(29.Oct.2009)
Microsoft and PHP
I think it's fair to say that Katrien is part of the PHPCommunity, with the devoted passion she speaks about Microsoft's efforts to bring PHP in the Microsoft solutions range. An A++ in my book... and I do agree: make web, not war !
Rating: 5 of 5 
(11.Mar.2011)
Advanced Application Deployment with Puppet
A very descriptive talk showing the major usages of puppet, making me very curious to try it out
Rating: 3 of 5 
(11.Mar.2011)
Distributed Identities with OpenID
Good presentation on openID and the future of authentication on the web. Too bad the demos were slow due to lagging network, but that's ok. We all had that experience.
Rating: 3 of 5 
(11.Mar.2011)
The business behind open source
A good talk on the business side of open source although I wasn't really agreeing with some of the topics discussed, but could be because I'm not aware of other forms of providing open source businesses. Very good points raised on starting an open source project, even when there's a business model behind it. I did miss a bit of swung or passion as I've seen with other speakers, but maybe it's the marketing grade of the talk.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(21.May.2010)
Open Source Your Career
One of the best talks ever, as Sebastian states: keynote material
Rating: 5 of 5 
(20.May.2010)
New SPL Features in PHP 5.3
The best SPL talk I've attended (even surpassing mine) ! Great to see Matthew not only was able to translate common CS terms into plain English (for those without a CS degree), but also providing benchmarks to actually prove where and when SPL is the better choice. A must see session ! Conference ppl, you need to have Matthew on stage !
Rating: 5 of 5 
(20.May.2010)
XDebug
A great introduction to the awesome debugger Xdebug.
Rating: 3 of 5 
(20.May.2010)
10 Developer Trends in 2010
Matthew has given a good overview of trends and stats, but he needs to touch base and get some facts straight.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(20.May.2010)
Code & Release Management
Great session by Eli, and it looks like I've been doing a good job. I really liked the way Eli actually showed the pro's and con's of each approach, giving us enough food for thought. Thanks Eli
Rating: 5 of 5 
(19.May.2010)
Getting Git
Travis, thank you for giving this quick intro into git. Just like elazar said, I'd learned some stuff today that I'll further investigate to put it into proper use. Tnx,
Rating: 5 of 5 
(19.May.2010)
Anti-spam and anti-gaming
Liking a lot of pro-tips given by Eli, and he has done it in a great way ! Thanks for sharing the knowledge.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(19.May.2010)
Subversion in a Distributed World
Lorna just did it again ! Simple, to the point and great contents. Awesome !
Rating: 5 of 5 
(19.May.2010)
The Lost Art of Simplicity
Josh, Awesome talk ! You sure have made some damage swinging your clue bat at the audience, but lessons learned. Thanks for the show, it rocked !
Rating: 5 of 5 
(19.May.2010)
PHP Best Practices
Congratulations to Lorna and Matthew for again an awesome session. Since I put these techniques into practice day-by-day, I already have tasted the true value of what they were saying and could only agree on each and every level. Great job both !
Rating: 5 of 5 
(18.May.2010)
Converting Your MySQL App to NoSQL with MongoDB?
loved the talk, enjoyed the interactivity and got me inspired to check out mongodb. Thanks Kristina
Rating: 5 of 5 
(10.Mar.2011)
Introducing TDD to your project
A great motivational talk on convincing managers to think about TDD to improve development. Besides, the message is clear and already heard a lot here at the conference: TDD improves your code, makes your code base more solid and will cost less time maintaining the code. TDD FTW!!!
Rating: 5 of 5 
(10.Mar.2011)
CLI, the other SAPI
another great talk by the great ThijsFeryn! This guy is amazing and knows really what he's talking about. Liking the way he presented the code with extra highlights to the points that require extra attention. Superb!
Rating: 5 of 5 
(10.Jun.2010)
Zend Framework Application Patterns - Part 1
Awesome tutorial! Still learned stuff. You both do a good session, thanks
Rating: 5 of 5 
(10.Jun.2010)
Zend Framework Application Patterns - Part 2
Awesome tutorial! Still learned stuff. You both do a good session, thanks
Rating: 4 of 5 
(10.Mar.2011)
The Solar Framework for PHP
Great introduction to Solar! But watch out when showing benchmarks, especially when your measuring empty applications. Positive about the knowledge on the topic!
Rating: 4 of 5 
(12.Jun.2010)
97 Things Every Programmer Should Know
Great keynote, with a huge amount of humor while still getting the message out.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(12.Jun.2010)
The Hows and Whys of (Un)Conference Speaking
Good session, interactive audience and a great co-speaker. I enjoyed it
Rating: 4 of 5 
(12.Jun.2010)
Scrum in the Wild
Good session with amazing graphics. Good enough for becoming a conference speaker. Good luck and start submitting!
Rating: 3 of 5 
(12.Jun.2010)
Layering Services
Good content, clear communication with the audience and an A+ for doing this session totally unprepared!
Rating: 5 of 5 
(12.Jun.2010)
Practical Usage of HipHop
Masters at work: presenting while doing live compilation and all under 15min! A++
Rating: 4 of 5 
(12.Jun.2010)
Conference Social
Fun, entertaining and welcomed. Too bad about the crowded room
Rating: 5 of 5 
(12.Jun.2010)
Starting Continuous Integration, Why and How?
Martin is a young and bright speaker presenting this topic with great passion and knowledge. Maintaining a well pased flow of information and slides. Certainly conference material !
Rating: 4 of 5 
(12.Jun.2010)
Edge side includes in Zend Framework Without Varnish
Impressive lighting talk with a high value! Must invite Jeroen to our PHPBenelux meeting for a full version of this talk.
Rating: 4 of 5 
(12.Jun.2010)
MySQL Client Side Caching
Real interesting stuff, specially when you're not able to manage server side caching yourself
Rating: 4 of 5 
(13.Jul.2010)
Improving code quality with Continuous Integration
Again a great presentation by Martin, but as a PHP fanboy, I would like to see more examples for usage with Phing for those nifty tools that you want to use with your CI. Not that ANT can do the job, but just because I can hack into Phing to make it run smoother. Just my $ 0.02
Rating: 4 of 5 
(14.Jul.2010)
Building web services with Zend Framework
very complete talk with even an introduction to Zend Framework. very well done. just make sure you maintain a certain pace, and you might rock on stage of an international PHP conference
Rating: 5 of 5 
(09.Mar.2011)
Caching on the Edge
Very good talk on the HTTP specification and how you can use it to implement caching strategies outside your application. Very interesting concept to investigate further on ESI!
Rating: 5 of 5 
(09.Mar.2011)
Advanced OO patterns
awesome talk, presented in a good pace and content was to the point. Liking the strike-through and pro/con concepts as well. job well done!
Rating: 4 of 5 
(25.Aug.2010)
Semantic content integration
A very refreshing talk about the simple concept of semantics of content and object oriented views. Paul is a great speaker with not only a passion for his work, but also a caring heart for the flood victims in Pakistan. Liking the purple wig ;-) Great job!
Rating: 3 of 5 
(25.Aug.2010)
From "typing to test" to "testing the type"
Although the intro was not really new to me, the examples shown in this talk gave a good view on what good testing is all about. His patch to phpunit might be cool to see if docblock comments are still consistent to the code. Well done Wim
Rating: 4 of 5 
(21.Sep.2010)
Security audits as an integral part of PHP application development
A very good talk, complementing my unit testing talk. Same approach, different target. Superb!
Rating: 5 of 5 
(09.Oct.2010)
Geolocation and Maps with PHP
Great talk on a subject that's been very important to us at the moment
Rating: 5 of 5 
(09.Oct.2010)
Teach a Man to Fish: Coaching Development Teams
Top notch content, presentation and personality. Superb!
Rating: 4 of 5 
(10.Oct.2010)
Database version control without pain
a good introduction to a very identifying challenge on versioning database architectural changes, was hoping on getting examples on the solutions presented, but at least it confirmed we're investigating the right tools. job well done !
Rating: 5 of 5 
(10.Oct.2010)
Using Zend_Tool
a very nice, relaxed introduction to the usage of Zend_Tool. and a perfect moment to handle my heckles, which was resolved in a true binarykitten fashion. you rock Kat !
Rating: 4 of 5 
(10.Oct.2010)
Abstracting functionality with centralised content
although we arrived halfway during the talk, I was really liking the relaxed way Michael was presenting his talk. good job!
Rating: 5 of 5 
(10.Oct.2010)
PHP through the eyes of a hoster
well, I'm biased since Thijs is board member of the PHPBenelux user group, but it always amazes me how he can pick up speed while maintaining relaxed and feeling really comfortable standing in front of a crowd. He is Keynote material and I'll be supporting him to achieve this goal. Really good job !
Rating: 3 of 5 
(10.Oct.2010)
Turbocharge Your PHP With Nginx
I agree with Thijs, the presentation was awesome with a perfect mix of text and images to keep the audience focused. Errazudin, if you work on your pronunciation you'll be speaking on many more conferences to come.
Rating: 3 of 5 
(10.Oct.2010)
Framework shootout
The shootout was nicely packaged, but the concept was already tried and not innovative any more. But, it's always good to see David in action :-) For Marcus, if you moderate such a panel, keep an eye on time and make sure passionate people don't overwhelm the others (we all know who I'm talking about).
Rating: 4 of 5 
(27.Oct.2010)
Zend_Pdf
I enjoyed listening to Dennis his talk explaining how one could implement Zend_Pdf and what challenges he faced implementing it. Well prepared and given with passion to improve it. Great talk!
Rating: 4 of 5 
(27.Oct.2010)
PHP in a mobile ecosystem
Ivo knows what he talks about, giving a very well prepared presentation on how one could start implementing mobile web applications with PHP. When comparing a website in a browser and on a mobile device, use those device simulators (e.g. iPhone simulator) to display it as an example. Anyways, a great talk and a very interesting topic! Job well done!!!
Rating: 4 of 5 
(01.Nov.2010)
Cloudy with a Chance of PHP
Great talk, liking the standup approach. Too bad about the slides going wrong from time to time
Rating: 4 of 5 
(02.Nov.2010)
Freelance PHP
A very interesting round-table discussion about freelance PHP jobs and interesting part of sharing ideas. Great job Michael.
Rating: 4 of 5 
(02.Nov.2010)
Random ruminations
A good round table discussion on technology and services provided by Microsoft for PHP developers
Rating: 5 of 5 
(03.Nov.2010)
Unit testing
Awesome talk on unit testing with real good examples and explanation how and why to test your specific kind of code approaches. This is main session material !!!
Rating: 3 of 5 
(25.Nov.2010)
Git for Subversion Users
A good abstract talk about using git with it's most useful features. Too bad Stefan did't use any graphics to emphasize what he explained. An image says more than a thousand words. Also, try to slow down a bit. It looks as though you're nervous. You know you can do it, so relax and imagine the audience na… err, sleeping :-) All in all, clean, to the point and the talk for anyone starting with git.
Rating: 4 of 5 
(29.Jan.2011)
Seeing PHP through a blue azure sky
@Jach, @Driesvints, come and see me and Katrin at the conference and tell us how to make it more appealing. We like yor feedback on this
Rating: 5 of 5 
(29.Jan.2011)
Zend framework 2.0: What’s New And What’s Changed?
Finally a chance to see this talk, job well don Rob. Hope to participate more this year.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(30.Jan.2011)
Chocolate Chip Cookies and Open Source Communities
No words, only thumps up
Rating: 3 of 5 
(22.Feb.2011)
Puntavista case
Interesting talk, a bit slow in the beginning but good in speed halfway. Do take notice that people can't hear you when you're looking down or away to the wall. Keep up the good work and present a full presentation next time and you'll get there!
Rating: 3 of 5 
(22.Feb.2011)
Case study: linking IngramMicro to Magento
Interesting topic, but speaker was nervous and sometimes hard to understand. A good pointer for future presentations: when showing XML blocks, copy/paste those relevant blocks in a slide and highlight the part that's relevant. Less confusing for the audience. Keep it up and see you at our next meetings!
Rating: 5 of 5 
(04.May.2011)
Client-side Javascript Unit Testing
A perfect talk with a nice pace and good combo of slides and demo code. Real conference material. Job well done !!!
Rating: 3 of 5 
(10.May.2011)
Joel test: how we do it
nice presentation about best practices within the company and very useful for others. The slides were good, but the demo's were hard to read (even though I was in the front row!) Keep it up and maybe we'll see you at a conference near you :-)
Rating: 3 of 5 
(10.May.2011)
Using Phing
Nice introduction to phing and to see working examples on how to run and configure a build.xml file. But a couple of hints: 1. don't stand in front of the projector or in front of your slides 2. use either another background color for your terminal or use a movie in your slides 3. don't be nervous Little hint: keep your phing targets small and DRY (saw a lot of similar lines running a target), use the phing-force Luke!
Rating: 5 of 5 
(10.May.2011)
Database version control without pain
it gets better every time I see it. Rock on!!!
Rating: 5 of 5 
(20.May.2011)
Making the new everyday things
Superb!
Rating: 5 of 5 
(20.May.2011)
TDD and getting paid
Great talk, good pace and enough mix between humor and sincere content
Rating: 5 of 5 
(20.May.2011)
Zend Framework from the CLI
Great talk by the mighty Cal, black/white slides keeps it simple and interesting usage of contextswitching
Rating: 5 of 5 
(20.May.2011)
Inside DocBlox
Very interesting and inspiring, want to try it !!!
Rating: 5 of 5 
(25.May.2011)
PHP Development in the Cloud
as expected, this presentation was promotion to the book, but non the less a good talk given by Ivo. And it summarizes the book very well, with good examples on what PaaS, IaaS and SaaS is all about.
Rating: 4 of 5 
(25.May.2011)
Test Driven Development Live!
I enjoyed the way Jason has given this live demo on TDD and liked the beer prizes with the content quizzes. Also nice to see that SimpleTest works the same way as PHPUnit, makes it easy to switch from one to the other. Maybe a little too much entry level for people already writing unit tests but not yet in a TDD way, but still a great session. Might want to indicate this in the abstract.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(25.May.2011)
Open a Window, see the clouds
I really enjoy the talk as I'm also involved with Windows Azure and PHP and it gives a good overview on what the pros and cons are of dealing with Windows Azure platform. I really enjoy the honest approach of Raphael and saw a few nice solutions to problems I came across. Thanks for sharing, job well done!
Rating: 5 of 5 
(17.Sep.2011)
PHP – Status Check
Awesome content! Great points to think about, thank you for sharing.
Rating: 3 of 5 
(01.Oct.2011)
Hands on Agile Practices
Although the basics were explained well, the were still a bit basic to what I've expected of this talk. The presentation was good as the speaker was clearly understandable. But the slides had too much distractions and were a little bit out of focus
Rating: 5 of 5 
(10.Oct.2011)
How to Stand on the Shoulders of Giants
Ian, this is probably the best talk you've ever given. Good content, steady flow and a good combination of visuals with your talk. Well done!!!
Rating: 5 of 5 
(10.Oct.2011)
Zend Framework 2: state of the art
Enrico, you've done a great job talking about something that has such a high demand for information but is still surrounded by a fog of uncertainty. And I have to admit, you have done a great job explaining what's coming.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(10.Oct.2011)
PHP Tester's Toolbox
Sebastian, a great job to compare test frameworks alongside each other, even going beyond the frameworks by looking at the side projects to improve testing and QA. And even though I've read a lot on unit testing, you still managed to introduce me to new things. I humbly thank you for this information.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(10.Oct.2011)
Scaling your Development Team
Awesome talk. I think you've managed to get people really interested into Phabricator and the "it's ok to fail" atmosphere in any kind of development environment. Was really intrigued by the way you deploy on almost a daily basis, going to look further into that way. Thank you for sharing…
Rating: 4 of 5 
(10.Oct.2011)
Are Your Tests Really Helping?
A very good perspective why you test and how you should test. Although ideas on things like copy/paste conflict with mine, and paranoia is in some cases a good attitude, I still found this talk informative and good entertainment. Job well done
Rating: 5 of 5 
(10.Oct.2011)
Party
+1
Rating: 3 of 5 
(08.Nov.2011)
Introduction to Service Oriented Architecture
Interesting topic and very well presented for the first time. I do want to give some pointers to improve you speaking skills. 1) don't look at the screen behind you when you have your slides in front of you 2) keep the talk fluent, you know the topic, so try to discuss it as you would at a bar with a colleague Keep up the good work!
Rating: 4 of 5 
(01.Feb.2012)
Adding real-time to your apps with WebSockets
You showed knowledge and passion in this talk, and your demo was absolutely great. But try to rehearse your talk a couple of times to match the given time, including Q&A. Another thing, you know this stuff so don't be nervous about it. You'll see it works out OK.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(01.Feb.2012)
Enterprise Class Cloud for the Average Joe
I really enjoyed this talk, would like to see the mono packager in action but what I saw was cool and exciting. Good talk and well explained topics! Job well done!
Rating: 5 of 5 
(01.Feb.2012)
Taking it to the next level
Dude! You rocked the house! But I have beaten you to the punch: test-running my apps w/ php 5.4, investigating other languages and contributing back to the community. Now I only need to investigate this Travis-CI thing! I bow to the, oh great Master!
Rating: 4 of 5 
(03.Mar.2012)
Time and Money
Hey Lorna. Great talk and even I was able to learn a thing or two (even took some notes on your slides)! One remark though, as you're doing a virtual talk some of your silent moments may seem like the audio failed with people attending, so if you need to cough or blow your nose best is to announce this. Thanks for sharing!
Rating: 5 of 5 
(03.Mar.2012)
So you want to be Self Employed
Real good presentation, even though it's focussed on the US market. I like the presentation style, the graphics used and the excellent speaker's voice. Great job! Don't forget to submit to PHPBenelux Conference 2013!!!
Rating: 4 of 5 
(03.Mar.2012)
Planning Your Business for the Long Term
very good content, to the point and very clear on what you need to plan for! Thanks for sharing. work a little on your slides though, to make them more appealing for the audience.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(03.Mar.2012)
Put It In writing: Why good clear written agreements are important for developers and their clients
excellent non-technical talk. took lots of notes and enjoyed the presentation. Great job!
Rating: 5 of 5 
(03.Mar.2012)
Is it good for the company?
another success by John! Liked the Office Space comparison.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(03.Mar.2012)
Career and Life Management
A great round-up of important additional things you need to remind yourself of working for yourself. A great presentation by the great Paul M. Jones!!!
Rating: 5 of 5 
(28.Mar.2012)
Designing MongoDB schemas
Great talk, interesting topic. Thanks for sharing
Rating: 2 of 5 
(29.Mar.2012)
Choosing the right tool for the job. When (not) to invent the wheel
Gijs, you had a great topic, but it requires a little tuning on your end. First of all, if you're going to talk about other options, don't stick to one option and mention you're not selling that option. Secondly, try to have more intonation in your speech as it was a little too monotone to keep focussed on what you had to say. Great topic, great slide deck and a little more working on your presenting skills will make you a great future speaker. Keep up the good work.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(01.May.2012)
Improve your software with SOLID code
A big challenge to bring a very conceptual topic in common sense to a group of developers of all levels. Freek knows his topic well and knows the limitations of Solid and is not shy to discuss them. A talk worthy to be seen by more at a conference near you. +1 for mentioning Belgian beer ;-)
Rating: 4 of 5 
(01.May.2012)
How to deal with REST in practice
Again a good in-depth talk by Joshua, good content and in-depth knowledge of the topic… just make sure you got the HTTP codes correct. Also, look at your time!
Rating: 5 of 5 
(23.May.2012)
!Normal===Awesome!
Cal's superb community insights! Must see!!!
Rating: 5 of 5 
(24.May.2012)
Demystifying REST
Very interesting talk, good examples on HTTP and REST stuff, great presentation
Rating: 5 of 5 
(24.May.2012)
(Re)discovering the SPL
Great talk on SPL, too bad you didn't had any examples of use cases for some of the SPL topics you covered. Non the less, a great talk
Rating: 3 of 5 
(30.May.2012)
Recognizing smelly code
Good presentation about identifying smelly code and the explanation why it is a bad thing in the long run. Two minors though: 1) there are tools to assist you in identifying smelly code 2) be more explicit so you can extend your talk into a full hour talk
Rating: 5 of 5 
(30.May.2012)
Scalability issues: cure first, prevent later
Probably the best talk I've ever seen from Thijs. Great content, good interaction, perfect pace and great sense of humor! You ROCK!!!
Rating: 5 of 5 
(30.May.2012)
Social meetup
Great hosting of the event, great turn up! Perfect!!!
Rating: 2 of 5 
(01.Jun.2012)
Let's build a parser
Hey Boy, first of all: job well done in bringing a high-level topic to the table, you did well. A few remarks though, but just meant as improvements: - make sure you put your code-snippets in your slides, that way you can keep eye-contact with the audience - add a few sample use cases in how or why once should use a parser in a particular way - be more fluent in your speech, as though you're discussing it with your colleagues or friends - don't be nervous, you've talked before and you know you can do it! Take note of these comments and apply them in the next few days and it will rock the house at DPC!!!
Rating: 5 of 5 
(01.Jun.2012)
Redis for the everyday developer
Very impressed by this talk! Ross is a natural entertainer, even with a technical introduction as he did with this Redis talk. He already has got his "thing" wearing a not-mistakenly "Ross Hat" ;-) No, a well paced talk with the right amount of information combined with humor and passion. This is what I like in talks, the passion as it makes it so more interesting. For doing a first talk, Ross has done a great job! It appeared as though he was a veteran speaker and I want to see Ross doing more talks at conferences. NOTE TO CONFERENCE ORGANIZERS: You need to add Ross Tuck on your schedule!!! Just a tiny remark: Ross, you're a native speaker and most people understand English well, but sometimes you used expressions or words that were not familiar to the non-English audience… and I saw they didn't got the joke. Conclusion: a rising star and a high-value speaker for conferences around the world… A+
Rating: 5 of 5 
(09.Jun.2012)
Programming Style and Your Brain
super
Rating: 5 of 5 
(09.Jun.2012)
SPL in the Wild
Great overview of SPL features, well displayed on slides and well explained by Liz. Maybe mention you need more documentation on php.net
Rating: 5 of 5 
(09.Jun.2012)
Fast, Not Furious
Super talk, real eyeopener. Thanks David for giving me another tool to add to my arsenal of QA tools.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(09.Jun.2012)
Mini PHP Testfest
Setting up a Linux on Windows Azure, install latest PHP 5.4 snap and running make + make test in less then 15 minutes is an A+ in my book
Rating: 4 of 5 
(20.Jun.2012)
Building and deploying applications with Phing
A very good talk and a very nice intro to Phing. Even picked up a thing or two. One remark: when you display output make sure you have enough contrast. It looks great on your screen but a projector behaves really different.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(20.Jun.2012)
Annotating with Annotations
Very impressive talk, nice content and slides supports the whole story. Like the combination of seriousness and humorous moments during the talk. Rafael is used of speaking and I like to see more of him at major conferences.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(12.Aug.2012)
Grokking HTTP
Great talk Ben, too bad you only had like 45 minutes to assist us in grokking HTTP.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(05.Sep.2012)
Clients: Almost human
Goede talk en vlotter dan de vorige keer. Zeker een positieve vooruitgang! Nog een beetje letten op de zenuwen en uitspraak en dan komt het echt wel goed!
Rating: 5 of 5 
(05.Sep.2012)
To SQL or No(t)SQL
Zeer goeie talk en zeker een krachtig verhaal. Super gebracht!!! Fantastisch
Rating: 5 of 5 
(06.Oct.2012)
Developer Experience, API Design and craft skills
Great talk and relaxed way to start the day
Rating: 4 of 5 
(06.Oct.2012)
Catching Opportunities with Open Source
Community is more then leveraging the good and brave. It is a state of mind that requires free will of people to want to participate. I was missing this bit a little. Otherwise good concept of bringing the message.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(06.Oct.2012)
Building a Zend Framework 2 Application
Great tutorial! Too bad I missed the first half
Rating: 5 of 5 
(24.Oct.2012)
Conference speaking 101
Great talk by @skoop putting all things in perspective for becoming a conference speaker. It's one of the best talks I've seen in a long time. Good job!
Rating: 5 of 5 
(24.Oct.2012)
Design trends through history of the web
Very informative and very well presented. Makes me want to look more to the design part of building web apps.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(24.Oct.2012)
Symfony meets Drupal
A great talk about the interoperability between frameworks. Job well done!
Rating: 4 of 5 
(24.Oct.2012)
Unit Testing for Databases using fixtures and phpunit
For a first time presentation, very well done. Good content and good knowledge of the subject even though speaker admits it's still something he's learning. A suggestions to make it better: make your talk a little bit longer to fill the 50-60 minute time slot What I really enjoyed seeing you doing the demo by just doing a little bit then focus back to the audience, these are skills of a natural speaker I want to see you do this more and see you enter the speaker realm as you have it in you! Glad I gave you that little push to do it.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(24.Oct.2012)
Git + Github: everything you need to know!
awesome talk by Lornajane, too bad it didn't made it to the main tracks. Should also be sponsored by github.
Rating: 3 of 5 
(02.Nov.2012)
Why PHP could be the most important programming language in the world
Rule #1 of "Conference speaking 101" (see later by @skoop) is: don't be late at your talk! I liked the talk even though I'm not really agreeing with the speaker… but I had a feeling the talk was created last-minute. I can be wrong, but this was my feeling. As a speaker, done a great job. As keynote, not so much (yet)
Rating: 5 of 5 
(02.Nov.2012)
Introduction to Continuous Integration with Jenkins
Eric, I see you know your stuff and you're really passionate about it… but running a 60minute talk finishing in 20+ minutes is not looking so good. My suggestion is to practices a little more at user groups and get your timings right. To use time more wisely, dig a little deeper into the materials you just presented. I was doing a similar workshop and was able to fill 3 hours with this CI stuff. More practice and better time your presentation and you're good to go!
Rating: 0 of 5 
(02.Nov.2012)
Introduction to Continuous Integration with Jenkins
Something went wrong, was giving a 3 thumbs up… not 5, sorry for the good feeling
Rating: 5 of 5 
(02.Nov.2012)
Being a Good Open Source Contributor
Great talk! Loved it!!!
Rating: 5 of 5 
(02.Nov.2012)
Your code sucks, let's fix it.
Great talk by the one and only Rafael. I already saw this talk earlier at a user group meeting and now I've seen it grow into a real awesome talk. Absolutely fabulous!!!
Rating: 4 of 5 
(02.Nov.2012)
Building PHP Applications on Windows Azure
Great talk with splendid interaction using a buzzword bingo game! Hint: use pre-recorded videos to give demos as network and/or projector resolutions might completely ruin your presentation
Rating: 4 of 5 
(03.Nov.2012)
Don't Be STUPID, GRASP SOLID
Really great talk, hitting all attendees with the clue-bat on how to take their job as PHP developers seriously. Should have been recorded as it's valuable for all PHP-devs out there. A little remark though: make sure your pronunciation is good, because sometimes you were explaining things I could not understand because you were speaking rapidly. Also tune a little more on timings. But over-all a really great talk. Thanks!
Rating: 3 of 5 
(15.Nov.2012)
Create a RESTful API
great talk, with in-depth coverage of the subject. some positive criticism: - practice this talk a few times with your colleagues, your parents in law to be comfortable speaking - be careful not keeping a monotonous level while speaking good job and looking forward seeing you at a conference in the future
Rating: 5 of 5 
(29.Nov.2012)
Moving from JQuery to Backbone.js
A very well presented talk on a subject that really affects all web developers, not just PHP developers. Stijn has shown great skill presenting the topics, knows the contents well and is not shy of interacting with the audience. I see a great speaker in the works...
Rating: 3 of 5 
(29.Nov.2012)
Imagick, image manipulation in php
For a short term notice and limited preparation time I have to say: job well done! There are a few things you need to pay attention to when talking in front of an audience: 1) appear confident Don't say you're no good at something or you have no ideas about something… you're human, so that is a given fact. Instead, mention you have investigated the topic in depth and these are things you learned along the way. 2) use higher quality images You were talking about the features Imagick provides, but the images you used were pixelated and blurry at some times. If you want to make a point, use higher quality images so people look at it and say "wow, I want this too". If you prepare this talk a little further, I'll ping my friends over at AmsterdamPHP and PFZ to have you come and speak there as well. Practice will turn good into great, right! Good job!
Rating: 5 of 5 
(21.Dec.2012)
Building a Firehose
Excellent !
Rating: 5 of 5 
(21.Dec.2012)
Your code sucks, let’s fix it.
Even better then last Wednesday
Rating: 5 of 5 
(21.Dec.2012)
Javascript Best Practices & BackboneJS for the PHP Developer
Very clear explanation on things I know now I did not so good with YUI3. Thanks
Rating: 4 of 5 
(21.Dec.2012)
From POX to HATEOAS, A Real Company’s Journey Building a RESTful API
Very interesting concepts demystifying REST. A little hint: don't count on live demoing, always keep a backup like screenshots or pre-recorded movie(s)
Rating: 4 of 5 
(06.Mar.2013)
The importance of secure code
Excellent presentation given by Derk and an awesome job at raising security awareness for developers. Even though the presentation was aimed at a general audience, it was filled with lots of eye openers (60% of all security attacks are still on SQL injection and XSS), a marvellous movie about using social media and opening up the discussion in regards to raising overall quality of development projects, including testing. A few notes for the speaker: ensure you keep your slides in the same language from begin to end and as you know this subject very well, don't be nervous.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(22.Mar.2013)
Secrets To Success: How To Propose A Talk And Get It Accepted
good talk, great speaker. Well done!
Rating: 5 of 5 
(22.Mar.2013)
Preparing To Speak
Another great talk with really good advices by Lornajane. Thank you for sharing!
Rating: 4 of 5 
(22.Mar.2013)
Baby Steps To Ballroom Dancing: Getting On The Path To Speaking Success
A great talk, almost as good as your community cookies. I say almost, because you haven't given this one at PHPBenelux. Keep an eye on time though
Rating: 5 of 5 
(22.Mar.2013)
Worst Case Scenario
Great advice to prepare for the worse, even though I'm not really agreeing with Keith he's brining a powerful message.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(29.Mar.2013)
Introduction To ElasticSearch
A very well presented introduction to ElasticSearch with good arguments and examples.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(29.Mar.2013)
Vagrant
Martin has done the impossible: taking over a talk with only 10 minutes of preparation time. And he nailed it. He has given a great introduction to Vagrant with some live demos and good references. Our HERO!
Rating: 3 of 5 
(24.Apr.2013)
Webapplication (Drupal) security audits
Goeie presentatie inhoud, doch slides bevatten teveel tekst waardoor aanwezigen niet luisteren naar je verhaal maar de slides lezen. Een beeld zegt meer dan duizend woorden. Maar boodschap was duidelijk en interessant. Wel een beetje weinig drupal verhaal erbij. Maar zeker een goede start.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(24.Apr.2013)
Don't use a screw when you need a nail
leuke presentatie, niet helemaal eens met de spreker maar daarom zijn we verschillend. Zeker een leuke interactie tijdens de presentatie.
Rating: 4 of 5 
(15.May.2013)
Creating PHP Cloud Applications
Great session, learned a few new things. Cory, just one thing: take care of your tools for presenting. It looks a little sloppy if you display your multi-display. But for the rest, good session.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(16.May.2013)
Open Sourcing Mental Illness
Thank you Ed, this was a genuine, open talk about a subject most people avoid talking about. I'm impressed by your courage and skill to bring this talk in a way that most people can relate to, either from own experiences or from hearsay. I'm impressed and now aware about things I said or did that I should have done differently.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(16.May.2013)
Beyond the Basics: Security with PHP
Great content, learned a couple of things. Thanks.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(17.May.2013)
Top 10 Developer Security Misconceptions
Awesome presentation, learned a few things I didn't know existed. Thanks for sharing.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(17.May.2013)
PHP 102: Out with the Bad, In with the Good
Great overview of some basic steps to get better at coding PHP. Great slides, great pace and great content. Thanks for sharing!
Rating: 3 of 5 
(07.Jun.2013)
A Web Of Identity
Very nice talk about identity, but I miss "clue bat" moments. Well nice trip to memory lane though and looking forward to more innovations from Google.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(07.Jun.2013)
Uncon: Phing for power users
A very interesting talk, with exactly the content one would expect from the title: power tips and tricks for people already using phing. Thanks for sharing
Rating: 5 of 5 
(07.Jun.2013)
Uncon: Hands-on PHPStorm Tips & Tricks
Great Q&A session and learned a bunch of new things. Little bit hard to keep my notes, but I would like to see this more often.
Rating: 2 of 5 
(07.Jun.2013)
jQuery Mobile and Responsive Web Development
The content is really interesting but I'm lacking a bit of depth on how to achieve specific features. But I find Jasper not speaking too passionate about the project he works on. So, put some more passion in your talk and try not to be monotonous reading of your slides. The slides are clear and good mix between text and images.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(08.Jun.2013)
Uncon: Development by the numbers
Awesome talk
Rating: 5 of 5 
(08.Jun.2013)
Your Business. Your Language. Your Code
Great talk
Rating: 5 of 5 
(08.Jun.2013)
Uncon: Developers travel in style
Super talk!
Rating: 3 of 5 
(14.Sep.2013)
Opening
Awesome movie, too bad the intro was in Dutch though…
Rating: 5 of 5 
(09.Oct.2013)
A Framework is not an architecture
A great and funny talk, explaining exactly what I felt was not correct in the world of frameworks. Thanks for sharing
Rating: 5 of 5 
(09.Oct.2013)
"The Cloud", AWS, & the AWS SDK for PHP
Thanks for showing us the good stuff. And thanks for throwing in the mocking bit. Really appreciate it
Rating: 5 of 5 
(18.Oct.2013)
2FA: The Rise of Two-Factor Auth
Great talk about 2FA as it demystified some of the miss assumptions. Thanks for sharing…
Rating: 5 of 5 
(18.Oct.2013)
Prison Theory of Web Development Security
I like the concept of thinking of your application as a prison with guards, watch towers, gates and the whole lot. The personal story telling made it even more appealing. Thanks for sharing and making us more paranoid!
Rating: 4 of 5 
(18.Oct.2013)
The OWASP Top 10 and You
Great talk, good overview of topics, but a little hard to follow due to non contrasting fonts and small text.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(18.Oct.2013)
Password Storage (And Hacking) in PHP
Well done!
Rating: 5 of 5 
(19.Nov.2013)
Conference Speaking 101
Even though I've seen it a couple of times now, I still love this talk. Stefan has grown into a more professional speaker and therefor there's not much I can add other than: Job well done. Maybe you need to think about adding the tips you give to your slides as some people might want to check it out without attending your talk and the advice you give is really good.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(20.Dec.2013)
WordPress and Automated Testing, Really?!
Great talk with awesome examples! Thanks for sharing!
Rating: 5 of 5 
(20.Dec.2013)
Guiding Object-Oriented Design with Tests
A real good approach on TDD and how you implement iT to write better code
Rating: 5 of 5 
(20.Dec.2013)
Why You Can't Test
Great talk Chris! You really have the skill to guide us through the 7 deadly sins. Well done!
Rating: 2 of 5 
(12.Feb.2014)
PHP in the Cloud
Even the concept of Cloud is already "known" within the community, so I expected more from this talk than what was given. I also expected to see more options as the abstract describes and maybe some examples how this would be used. Another thing which was pity, is that the second speaker was not here so the talk ended short. For next time, see that you have a backup plan to cover when your co-speaker isn't around. Keep it up and show us improvements on a next event.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(13.Feb.2014)
Code Obfuscation, PHP Shells & More
A very good talk on the "not so evident" aspects of security with clear examples. A job very well done!
Rating: 4 of 5 
(25.Apr.2014)
Clean Application Development
Loved the talk and knowing that you cannot cover everything in 50 minutes, I do think that you could summarise the details on coding conventions and reusable OOP patterns a little more and emphasise on the long-term benefits, because when people don't know where they're going they don't get started.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(25.Apr.2014)
12 Reasons your API Sucks
This is one of the best talks I've seen given by Keith… good content, good pace and the right amount of humour. And not the least important, learned a couple of things I thought I knew but didn't. Thanks.
Rating: 4 of 5 
(25.Apr.2014)
Domain Driven Design for Mere Mortals
Great content, but the pace was not what I'm used to from Jeff. I know that DDD is not an easy subject to bring and to keep the attention of the audience, I have to say Jeff did a great job. Next time you're giving this talk, try to either bring more intonation in your voice to emphasise the important parts, or make it less dry by mixing samples with images. All in all, a great talk.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(28.Jun.2014)
Uncon - Redis service discovery & auto-failover using sentinel
Amazed to see how one inspiration leads to another. Awesome improvised talk with a high contribution level, beyond the textbook example of defining good speakers. Thijs truely is a great speaker!
Rating: 3 of 5 
(28.Jun.2014)
Queue it! What job queues can do for you!
This talk was educative, fun and entertaining. Just two remarks to make this talk awesome: - improve your pronunciation - some company inside jokes are not known to the audience, so either give us a bit of reference or skip them
Rating: 4 of 5 
(28.Jun.2014)
Creating models
Again a great talk by Rob, with very clean slides and good examples. Only remark: being in the back, it was sometimes hard to understand the speaker.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(28.Jun.2014)
Making the Most of your Agile Process
Liking some concepts ideas. Great talk!
Rating: 4 of 5 
(28.Jun.2014)
Giving up Control: Inversion of Control for Beginners
Matthew gave an excellent talk with a good step-by-step explanation of how you go from singleton & registry pattern towards dependency injection. Too bad there were issues with the slides.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(28.Jun.2014)
KEYNOTE: Getting artistic with code
Awesom, fun and lasers!
Rating: 4 of 5 
(22.Aug.2014)
Virtualizing Development
Great talk, great overview and even new stuff I did not know off. This is why I love #dc4d, no matter how good you are, you can always get better!!! One little comment though: sometimes you were mumbling a bit, so watch it when you are reading off your slides or comments.
Rating: 4 of 5 
(09.Sep.2014)
New features of PHP 5.6
Surely enjoyed this presentation, good pace, good timing. Small remark: encoding of slides failed showing weird characters for non-ASCII chars
Rating: 4 of 5 
(04.Oct.2014)
This Code Review Talk is Excellent but...
A good talk of the subject. Things to take care of is: don't have your mouse pointer in the middle of the screen ;-)
Rating: 5 of 5 
(05.Oct.2014)
High Performance PHP
Again proof Anthony knows what he talks about and is passionate on the subject. Awesome he made something academic into easy to follow subject, even if you don't have a CS degree. Job well done.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(05.Oct.2014)
Design How Your Objects Talk to Each Other Through Mocking
Great content and well researched subject, even when I don't agree with the approaches displayed
Rating: 5 of 5 
(05.Oct.2014)
The Modern Developer Toolbox
Very nice overview of tools to assist in development.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(22.Oct.2014)
ZF2 Events
Great presentation. Calm presented with steady pace.
Rating: 3 of 5 
(22.Oct.2014)
Vagrant move over, here is Docker
Good content, but apparently your research was not complete yet. Improve this. Protip: don't get pulled into 1-1 discussion with the audience. This is cause for the rest to loose attention.
Rating: 4 of 5 
(30.Oct.2014)
Cloud Foundry for PHP developers
Great talk, and interesting subject I want to explore further. One bit of advice though: keep your lines small in size (keywords) because it distracts from your verbal narration.
Rating: 0 of 5 
(08.Nov.2014)
Pimping Zend Framework Applications with Apigility
Maybe retitle the talk to "Pimping legacy PHP applications with Apigility".
Rating: 5 of 5 
(22.Nov.2014)
Moving Fast Without Deploying Broken Things
Exceptional good presentation, had to agree with every slide and felt Sebastian confirmed to me I was doing a good thing. Thanks for sharing.
Rating: 4 of 5 
(22.Nov.2014)
I walk in the shadow of valley of tests
A really enjoyable talk, loved the various references you made in your slides. Good pronounciation and speed. Well done! Just a small pointer here: you ended your presentation in about half of the time, so either add some more content or talk more in-depth on the slides you have so you can fill a full hour.
Rating: 4 of 5 
(22.Nov.2014)
Codeception, because tests can have frameworks too!
Very interesting talk, well presented and good pace. Timing also good. Well done! protip: see if you can present with some more intonation, it was a little monotonous.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(22.Nov.2014)
Testing open source projects with Travis CI
Very well presented introduction to Travis CI. Liked it a lot
Rating: 5 of 5 
(22.Nov.2014)
Narrative, API testing for a pragmatist
Interesting talk on a very difficult subject, need to look into it.
Rating: 4 of 5 
(22.Nov.2014)
Story BDD with Behat
overal good presentation, just a couple of remarks protip: dark blue on a dark background is bad readable from within the audience protip2: move your company branding to the back of your presentation, nicer for the audience protip3: never expect the internet to work when presenting, prepare for this See blog by Ross Tuck for Tips on Speaking: http://rosstuck.com/tips-on-speaking/
Rating: 4 of 5 
(23.Nov.2014)
Spec BDD with PHPSpec
A great overview of the possibilities of PHPSpec, really nice introduction for beginners. Good you mention it's not a replacement for PHPUnit. Next time show besides the simple instructions also a more advanced configuration so people already familiar with BDD can compare its functionality with something they know.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(23.Nov.2014)
Continuous Delivery 101
Well delivered overview of CD and what the benefits are. Liked the custom made dashboard as well.
Rating: 4 of 5 
(15.Dec.2014)
Why Magento? How to determine if Magento is the right choice.
This talk was good to get familiarized with Magento. It's weird and intriguing to hear people love Magento because they have so many options but also have a bad reputation in regards to performance. Understanding the architectural needs makes it more sense why to use Magento into bigger e-commerce challenges. Bringing this message was a tough task, but it was given in a natural, honest way. Job well done. Tips for improvement: - keep an eye on time - don't get seduced to get into discussions that derail your talk (leave them for after)
Rating: 5 of 5 
(22.Dec.2014)
Git Branching For Success and Profit
Again a well presented, well pased and brilliant presentation by Mrs. Lorna Mitchel. She's by far the knowledge oracle of the PHP community. No matter what topic, she either knows it or she has blogged about it. Superb!
Rating: 5 of 5 
(22.Dec.2014)
Get Hooked on Git Hooks
Superb!
Rating: 5 of 5 
(22.Dec.2014)
Git Internals: Graphs, Hashes, and Compression
Matthew is a new speaker for me, but he has given a well pased, well layed out presentation. I'm happily surprised, well done!
Rating: 5 of 5 
(22.Dec.2014)
Git for Maintainers
An excellent talk by an excellent speaker. This talk has given me a bunch of "points-to-improve" as they can be applied to not only open-source projects but also to internal projects. Got a lot to catch up on. Thanks for sharing Matthew!
Rating: 5 of 5 
(22.Dec.2014)
Pointy Parts of Git
Travis is a true GIT magician. I remember him teaching me the basics of GIT at TEK X and I've read his books, but everytime he talks about it, I feel like a beginner. Well done sir!
Rating: 5 of 5 
(06.Feb.2015)
Advanced Git Skills
Lorna knows how to deliver. She teaches in her own charming, personal way. And she knows her stuff, no matter what question is fired at her, she has a reply ready exceeding any expectations. I feel privileged to have attended her workshop as many blanks were filled, even the blanks I didn't knew I had. A great tutorial, thank you!
Rating: 5 of 5 
(08.Feb.2015)
How a team can make or break a startup.
A great talk with good motivational call-to-action moments. One minor remark: sometimes the fonts were hard to read in the back of the room
Rating: 5 of 5 
(08.Feb.2015)
The Big "Why Equal Doesn't Equal" Quiz
No matter if this quiz is your first time or your n-th time, it's a challenging, mind-boggling and self-reflecting quiz that displays the weirdiness of PHP in some use cases. AWESOME!
Rating: 5 of 5 
(08.Feb.2015)
Down the Rabbit Hole: Lessons Learned combining Career and Community.
Cal wouldn't be the big Cal Evans if he didn't mix emotions with sanity and providing the attendees a rich blend of food-for-thought, call-to-action and plain, simple wisdom-to-go. A true hero of the community
Rating: 5 of 5 
(10.Apr.2015)
Profiling with XHProf
Excellent talk with great information to get started quickly. A suggestion though, can you highlight the configuration options? Makes it easier to follow along.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(10.Apr.2015)
Supercharging Content Delivery with Varnish
Amazing talk, even though it was a lot of configuration settings. Well done!
Rating: 4 of 5 
(10.Apr.2015)
Hack-ing Your Legacy PHP Code
A great insight of what hack and hhvm can be for php applications
Rating: 5 of 5 
(10.Apr.2015)
PSR-7 in the Middle
WOW!
Rating: 4 of 5 
(12.May.2015)
Coder votre infrastructure
Great overview about segregation of responsibilities during infrastructure provisioning. Love to see this one in English too.
Rating: 3 of 5 
(12.May.2015)
30 minutes en continue
Great talk but I miss passion in his presentation
Rating: 5 of 5 
(20.May.2015)
Testing Spaghetti
A very energetic, passionate and well brought talk on testing. Well done
Rating: 5 of 5 
(20.May.2015)
Debugging: Past, Present and Future
Great overview of seemingly unknown and new features of xdebug. Thanks!
Rating: 5 of 5 
(20.May.2015)
Business Logic Security
Really a great overview of fighting security issues in business applications. Really useful information.
Rating: 4 of 5 
(18.Sep.2015)
PHP Profiling, an Introduction
Very nice overview of current popular profiling tools in PHP, including the commercially available blackfire.io. Thank you for your time presenting it.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(18.Sep.2015)
Debugging: Past, Present and Future
Awesome introduction to much anticipated debugging features and even bonus on learning new PHPStorm features (like breakpoints on exceptions). You are and will always be a very bright mind. Thank you to share a bit of that wisdom.
Rating: 0 of 5 
(18.Sep.2015)
Debugging: Past, Present and Future
brilliant! even learned something beyond the scope of the presentation (breakpoints triggered by exceptions in phpstorm)
Rating: 5 of 5 
(18.Sep.2015)
Characterization Testing for Legacy Applications
PMJ did it again: awesome talk, brilliant presented and good timing. You sir, are the master of presentations
Rating: 5 of 5 
(18.Sep.2015)
Modern Tools for API Debugging and Testing
Awesome talk with a rich overview of tools to test your API's. First time that during a talk servers went down due to live demo :-)
Rating: 4 of 5 
(26.Sep.2015)
News From the Front Lines - an update on Front-End Tech
A good talk which has given me some interesting subjects to discover and learn more about. A couple of pointers to make a good talk great: - don't be nervous, on stage you own it and I know you can do it so next time try to be more relaxed - know your devices!!! if you want to point at something, it's pretty confusing if you're switching slides - lots of text on your slides in small format, making people trying to read what you're presenting so they don't listen to you no longer. Keep texts short or better… make them graphical. I know you have it in you, now it's your turn to cut the "Kevinator" loose!!!
Rating: 5 of 5 
(26.Sep.2015)
Drinking from the Firehose: Real-time Analytics
I wish I had known Samantha way before TEK, what a talent!!! Samantha rocks on and off stage, but it's scary to see such a nice lady all dressed up smashing the pointer she hold in her hands… but then again, big data can have that effect on people ;-) Awesome session, good pace and really clean slides. Loved it! Just a tweak for the future: try to speak a little less fast as it was sometimes hard to follow you. Don't forget, we're non-native English speaking people and we need to translate what you're saying in our heads.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(28.Sep.2015)
Down The Rabbit Hole
The best given version of this talk! Goosebumps and shivers the whole time!
Rating: 5 of 5 
(03.Oct.2015)
A First Look at ZF3
Even when Rob says he's not a sales guy, he really got me excited to move everything over to ZF3.
Rating: 4 of 5 
(06.Nov.2015)
Opening Keynote
A great keynote on a very current subject, love the backgroud story telling a lot. A few pointers for improving your presentation: - Be consistent in using capitals in your bullet points (do not mix capital/non-capital character beginnings). - Don't use full sentences in bullet points, people start reading and stop listening to what you're saying. Keywords are better or use a single keyword with a picture to create the atmosphere around the subject of the slide. - While speaking, you sometimes mumble when you're really excited telling a story from your own experiences. As a non-native English speaking attendee it's a bit hard to follow the story.
Rating: 0 of 5 
(14.Nov.2015)
200K+ reasons why security is a must
Thank you for attending my session. If you liked the talk, thank you. If not, please give me advice how to improve my talk or what I should have done different. Have a great conference! Michelangelo
Rating: 0 of 5 
(02.Dec.2015)
The continuous PHP Pipeline
Thank you for coming out tonight! You are a great crowd and I love to see you all again at a conference in the nearby future. Michelangelo
Rating: 5 of 5 
(18.Dec.2015)
Finding Your Voice
WOW!
Rating: 4 of 5 
(17.Mar.2016)
Growing up with PHP
Very touching talk with unbelievable events and exciting turns. A really great experience! Be mindful that you keep you voice clear. I know it was emotional, but look out that you don't mumble.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(28.May.2016)
An Oral History Of How I Became Grumpy
Great talk about personal challenges, failures and successes. Well done!
Rating: 5 of 5 
(28.May.2016)
PHP 7: 28 Weeks Later
Great trip down memory lane and awesome slides! Thank you
Rating: 5 of 5 
(28.May.2016)
“Writing code that lasts” … or writing code you won’t hate tomorrow
A very impressive and well delivered talk! Great and clear slides, good pace and the correct dose of humor. 6 ????rating!!!
Rating: 5 of 5 
(28.May.2016)
Driving Quality with PhpSpec
A nice overview over the main features of phpspec.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(16.Sep.2016)
Test, Create, Secure, Repeat
Slides are up at http://in2.se/ctsrworkshop
Rating: 4 of 5 
(01.Oct.2016)
PHP Storm’s refactoring features
Great session on the hidden features of PHPStorm. Small improvement: when you show the context menu, give people time to see what the options are and which option you pick.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(01.Oct.2016)
DEPTRAC: Keep your architecture clean
Good session, great delivery. No remarks.
Rating: 3 of 5 
(01.Oct.2016)
PHP School: From developer to teacher... <=20 minutes
This is a great project! Good job, very well done! On presentation skills, a few remarks; - don't be nervous, we are all friends here - don't use dark colors on dark backgrounds - for non-native English speakers it was a bit hard to understand you from time to time. Try to articulate better.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(02.Oct.2016)
Using Open Source for Fun and Profit
A really amazing keynote! Well done!!!
Rating: 5 of 5 
(04.Nov.2016)
Business Logic Security
A perfect given talk on security with useful examples and great advice. Thank you for sharing!
Rating: 5 of 5 
(04.Nov.2016)
Modern SQL
I love the energy and passion Liz has during her talk. She knows her stuff and can deliver it really well. Thank you for sharing!
Rating: 5 of 5 
(04.Nov.2016)
Dispelling Five Untruths About Programming
Super talk, great speaker and funny anecdotes making this talk a superb keynote. Thank you
Rating: 5 of 5 
(29.Jan.2017)
Time Management For Grumpy Programmers
The only session I got to see and the talk was given perfectly. Even though the concept of getting things done is not new, Chris showed us that you don't need fancy apps to follow up on your todos, just a calendar and a 4-day workweek gives you the freedom to balance life and work.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(21.Apr.2017)
Discovering Dark Knowledge in the Social Web
Keith has an exceptional skill to scare audiences in a friendly, smiling way. Superb talk!
Rating: 5 of 5 
(26.Apr.2017)
The Big "Why equal doesn't equal" Quiz
Brilliant, again amazing!
Rating: 5 of 5 
(26.May.2017)
PHP 7: Reality Check
A great motivational talk why people should upgrade to the latest PHP version, not only for work but also open source projects. The examples given in the talk showed the audience what could go wrong if you don't upgrade. Superb presentation style, good pace and clear slides. Well done!
Rating: 5 of 5 
(26.May.2017)
Hacklang at Slack
I love how Adam provided the arguments why and how Slack decided to improve their codebase. Good talk, great examples and wonderful slides. Well done!
Rating: 5 of 5 
(26.May.2017)
Software, Security, and the Public Good
Impressive talk about the reasoning behind securing applications, if not for protecting applications do it for humanity. Great examples and a nice trip down memory lane. And Samantha is a great speaker
Rating: 4 of 5 
(26.May.2017)
Open Sourcing Open Source
Talk ran a bit short, but the presentation was giving good insights in the challenges for businesses open sourcing applications and tools. Brilliant speaker and great content. Just add a bit more advices to fill up the time slot.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(26.May.2017)
How PHP got its Semicolons
Inspiring, touching, awesome!!!
Rating: 5 of 5 
(26.May.2017)
The Debug Dance –An Intro to Step Debugging
I never knew one could talk a full hour about debugging PHP apps other than Derick Rethans, brilliant done! Love the custom made slides too and the live demo was excellent! Well done, well prepared and well presented!
Rating: 4 of 5 
(26.May.2017)
Learn to Succeed
Success is a tough subject as success is not a general definition but an individual goal, though Alena has made this session really interactive and offers good advices to define success for yourself. Brilliant and positive!

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Events They Were At

php[tek] 2017 May 22, 2017
phpDay 2017 May 11, 2017
Lone Star PHP 2017 Apr 20, 2017
SunshinePHP 2017 Feb 02, 2017
php[world] 2016 Nov 14, 2016
True North PHP 2016 Nov 03, 2016
PHP North West 2016 Sep 29, 2016
PNWPHP 2016 Sep 15, 2016
SunshinePHP 2016 Feb 04, 2016
php[world] 2015 Nov 16, 2015
PHPCon Poland 2015 Nov 12, 2015
True North PHP 2015 Nov 05, 2015
ZendCon 2015 Oct 19, 2015
PHPNW15 Oct 01, 2015
php[tek] 2015 May 18, 2015
SunshinePHP 2015 Feb 05, 2015
PHP T-Day Nov 21, 2014
php[world] Nov 10, 2014
True North PHP 2014 Nov 06, 2014
ZendUncon 2014 Oct 27, 2014
ZendCon 2014 Oct 27, 2014
PHPNW 2014 Oct 02, 2014
PHPCon Poland 2014 Sep 25, 2014
Lone Star PHP 2014 Apr 25, 2014
SunshinePHP 2014 Feb 06, 2014
ZendUncon Europe 2013 Nov 18, 2013
ZendCon Europe 2013 Nov 17, 2013
True North PHP 2013 Nov 07, 2013
CodeConnexx 2013 Nov 06, 2013
PHPCon Poland 2013 Oct 24, 2013
ZendUncon 2013 Oct 08, 2013
ZendCon 2013 Oct 07, 2013
PFCongres 2013 Sep 12, 2013
php[tek] 2013 May 14, 2013
MidwestPHP Conference Mar 02, 2013
True North PHP 2012 Nov 02, 2012
Zend Uncon 2012 Oct 23, 2012
ZendCon 2012 Oct 22, 2012
PHPNW12 Oct 04, 2012
PHPCon Poland 2012 Sep 27, 2012
Northeast PHP 2012 Aug 11, 2012
php|tek '12 May 22, 2012
Zend Uncon Oct 18, 2011
ZendCon 2011 Oct 17, 2011
PFCongres 2011 Sep 16, 2011
php|tek 11 May 24, 2011
ConFoo 2011 Mar 07, 2011
ZendUncon 2010 Nov 02, 2010
ZendCon 2010 Nov 01, 2010
TEK·X May 18, 2010
ZendCon 2009 Oct 19, 2009
ZendCon 2009 Uncon Oct 19, 2009
PHP North West 2009 Oct 10, 2009
PHPBenelux meeting Aug 26, 2009
php|tek 2009 May 19, 2009
PHP UK Conference 2009 Feb 27, 2009
PHP.Gent at Teamleader Nov 29, 2016
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