Liam Wiltshire

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Rating: 4 of 5 
(06.Oct.2012)
Don't reboot, debug!
Very entertaining, some new tools, and a good reminder of things I'd forgotten!
Rating: 5 of 5 
(06.Oct.2012)
Developer Experience, API Design and craft skills
Best keynote I think I've ever seen! Great points, very entertaining.
Rating: 3 of 5 
(06.Oct.2012)
React: Event-Driven PHP
Pretty good, very funny, but could have done with more 'real world' examples and applications.
Rating: 4 of 5 
(06.Oct.2012)
Symfony components in the wild
Yes Jakub was nervous, but he delivered well and there was good, useful content.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(06.Oct.2012)
Varnish In Action
About as close to a perfect session as you can get. Massively useful, great speaker, just a shame it was rather warm in the room!
Rating: 5 of 5 
(06.Oct.2012)
From the ground up – Hands-on coding, deploying, and scaling with AWS
If Carlsberg did PHPNW sessions.... Rowan would still kick their ass !
Rating: 3 of 5 
(07.Oct.2012)
Lithium – The framework that contains the best of all worlds
Lots of detail and code examples, but had to miss out a chunk due to time. Did convince me to check out Lithium though.
Rating: 3 of 5 
(07.Oct.2012)
PhpDocumentor : your source matters
Not the most exciting of talks, but informative, I learnt some new things, so worth going to.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(07.Oct.2012)
Community works for business too!
Really great food for thought. Made some brilliant points, a great way to wrap up the conference.
Rating: 3 of 5 
(05.Oct.2013)
Easy HTTP Clients with Guzzle
Good content, but speaker seemed a little unsure/nervous.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(06.Oct.2013)
Making PHP go fast
Really interesting talk, some good (if not contentious) ideas, will be implementing some on my own projects.
Rating: 4 of 5 
(06.Oct.2013)
Unbreakable Domain Models
Great talk, great to think about some alternative to the way we've always done things, even if a little heavy for my fuzzy Sunday head!
Rating: 4 of 5 
(06.Oct.2013)
How Silex and Cilex became the glue for a media transcoding application
Good talk, if a little short. Maybe a little bit of technical content wouldn't have hurt. Having said that, I wouldn't have considered Cilex before, but I will in future!
Rating: 5 of 5 
(06.Oct.2013)
Your (coding) standards matter
Funny, loads of content, and I will be looking at this with my devs next week, so a result I'd say!
Rating: 5 of 5 
(19.Feb.2015)
Everything That I Really Needed to Know, I Learned in Rabbinical School
Truly inspirational keynote, great points.
Rating: 4 of 5 
(19.Feb.2015)
What's new in PHP
Awesome talk, some really great features, time to start a crusade against 5.3!
Rating: 3 of 5 
(19.Feb.2015)
Composer Best Practices
Some really important messages to take away from this, certainly about lock files! Did 'meander' a little, but we'll worth checking out.
Rating: 4 of 5 
(19.Feb.2015)
Accessibility done right
Really interesting, has inspired me to go back and take another look at sites I've built. Was a little short, but good nevertheless.
Rating: 4 of 5 
(19.Feb.2015)
Continuously delivering PHP projects
Really interesting to see how those guys do CI/CD. Some bits I already knew, but few new wrinkles that are interesting to know.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(20.Feb.2015)
Integrating Communities
Hands down the most passionate, inspiring keynote I've seen in a long time!
Rating: 4 of 5 
(20.Feb.2015)
The NoSQL Store everyone ignores: PostgreSQL
Really useful talk, would have been useful to get some idea of performance of the data types, but not a big deal!
Rating: 5 of 5 
(20.Feb.2015)
Hexagonal Architecture in DDD
Great talk, good level of detail, covered a number of ideas quite new to me!
Rating: 5 of 5 
(20.Feb.2015)
Debugging: past, present and future
Very entertaining and informative, interesting to see where debugging is going!
Rating: 5 of 5 
(20.Feb.2015)
Why Your Test Suite Sucks
Made some really good points - plenty of food for thought there.
Rating: 0 of 5 
(21.Feb.2015)
PHP's biggest bottleneck - MySQL
Thanks to everyone who has provided feedback - really appreciate it, all valid comments, and I will take them into account when I am thinking about talks in the future! With this talk I was trying to make it useful and accessible for as many people as possible - certainly there is another level to look at here for more advanced optimisations / performance improvements, and hopefully that's another talk that I can submit for next year!
Rating: 5 of 5 
(03.Oct.2015)
Opening Keynote: Stealing People Lessons from Artificial Intelligence
Awesome talk, as someone on the 'management' side of the fence there was a huge amount for me to take on board.
Rating: 4 of 5 
(03.Oct.2015)
Docker at the Home Office
Really interesting points on using docker, something I really need to look into!
Rating: 4 of 5 
(03.Oct.2015)
Are you a good Code Scout
Some stretched metaphors, but some really good points on what we should be doing to leave code better then we found it! Great first talk!
Rating: 4 of 5 
(03.Oct.2015)
Better Late Than Never: Scalar Type Hints in PHP 7
A bit 'ranty' to start, but really good information, and great features to be using in PHP. Very entertaining talk.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(03.Oct.2015)
Dotting your i's and crossing your t's - How to Make Good Code Great
Really useful and entertaining talk. Some great points that should apply everywhere.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(04.Oct.2015)
Secure your web application with two-factor authentication
Great talk, I don't use 2FA as much as I should right now, but will be rolling it out thanks to Rob's talk!
Rating: 5 of 5 
(04.Oct.2015)
Ways To Measure Your ORM's Cost
Really useful information - shame that we (the audience) dragged the first part out so the rest was a little rushed, but some really strong points on why/how to measure ORM performance.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(17.Dec.2015)
Building an API with Slim 3
Completely sold - not used Slim much in the past, but will be using it for all my APIs in future!
Rating: 5 of 5 
(18.Feb.2016)
The Code Manifesto
A really important topic, the tech industry has been broken far too long. Well presented, and I hope something everyone will take to heart.
Rating: 4 of 5 
(18.Feb.2016)
What To Expect From PHP7
We know we should be using PHP7, but it can be difficult to quantify the reasons - Lorna's talk was great at giving solid reasons for migrating, and explaining how some of the new features work.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(18.Feb.2016)
Every Millisecond Counts: Performance & UX
A really great talk, lots of valuable information and very well presented. Alot of practical examples helped me visualise how I could be including these things into projects I am working on today!
Rating: 3 of 5 
(18.Feb.2016)
Large-scale websites performance optimisation tricks
Struggled to hear the speaker in the second room - perhaps down to capacity issues. Was a very dry talk (understandably), and while there was plenty of information it really didn't grab my attention in the way I'd hope.
Rating: 4 of 5 
(19.Feb.2016)
Magento Done Right
Plenty of nice little 'take-aways' and tools to check out - would have been nice if it was a little longer, but still makes me want to start using Magento 2 for all our production sites now!!
Rating: 5 of 5 
(19.Feb.2016)
HHVM and MongoDB — the perfect combination
Not two techs I use often, but really interesting to see how they are going about building the libraries and everything that goes on 'under the hood' that you wouldn't get to see often.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(19.Feb.2016)
Behind the Scenes of Maintaining an Open Source Project
Maintainers are people too, and Jordi's talk really got into the detail of what it means the be a project maintainer, what they have to put up with, and thus what we can do as project 'users' to make the whole Open Source community better. Very entertaining talk well delivered.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(19.Feb.2016)
Imposter Syndrome and Individual Competence
An awesome talk, well delivered, funny and probing some really important issues that impact us all. A great way to start the second day!
Rating: 5 of 5 
(19.Feb.2016)
Security Theatre
My talk of the conference - really informative, incredibly funny, addressing some really key points that we should all be considering - really could not fault this at all!
Rating: 5 of 5 
(19.Feb.2016)
Real-Time Data Pipelines
Granted AOL are working on a whole other level from the stuff I am dealing with, but some really great ideas about how to handle the problem of huge volumes of real time data in an effective way, with some things I am certainly going to be checking out!
Rating: 5 of 5 
(19.Feb.2016)
Introducing Zend Framework 3
Not really had a chance to look at ZF 3 yet, so really interesting to see how they are going about changing the fundamental architecture. Certainly alot of things I want to be checking out, and looking forward to getting to grips with some of the ZF3 components,
Rating: 4 of 5 
(19.Feb.2016)
Dip Your Toes in the Sea of Security
Really good talk, well paced and addressed some important issues. Yes there was some overlap with Thomas' talk, but I think it's good that two different speakers are saying similar things, as it really re-enforces what we should (and often are not) doing as developers.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(19.Feb.2016)
Automation Automation Automation
Part of me was glad that some of the ideas Michael was presenting we are already doing where I am, but still plenty of things we are not doing, and things we should be looking at certainly. The 'money shot' was of course the demo, which I think amazed the entire room. Great content, well presented, can't say much more than that!
Rating: 4 of 5 
(08.Sep.2016)
Queues with RabbitMQ
A really interesting talk, haven't used RabbitMQ before, but have a project to write tomorrow that I will be using it for now! The routing chart could be tidied up - maybe showing the workeright putting the message back in the exchange to make it clear it's multi-step?
Rating: 5 of 5 
(16.Feb.2017)
State of the PHP Community
Too often we see and hear the negative side of the community. Eli gave a much needed message of hope in a very well delivered keynote.
Rating: 3 of 5 
(16.Feb.2017)
How the real-time communication between things can simplify our everyday life
Really interesting to hear about some of the possibilities with IoT. Unfortunate that the display kept failing, but the speaker coped well. Delivery could do with more practice, possibly partly down to the language barrier? Some good thoughts to take away however.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(16.Feb.2017)
Serving 30,000,000 Requests an Hour in the Cloud
Totally not what I was expecting! Some really good demos - always brave to do live demos, but they were effective and worked well! Some great insights and things to take back to my apps.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(16.Feb.2017)
Unit Testing by Example
Well delivered talk. I'd like to think I'm fairly good at writing tests, but still was plenty I could take away from this talk.
Rating: 4 of 5 
(16.Feb.2017)
Don’t Lose Sleep - Secure Your REST
A strong talk, a lot of really useful information that I need to look into. Quite a lot of information being thrown around if you've had no prior experience, but a well delivered talk.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(16.Feb.2017)
Progressive Web Apps in the wild
A very well delivered talk - good humour in appropriate places, and lots of information but still accessible.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(16.Feb.2017)
Using Open Source for Fun and Profit
As always an excellent talk! Thoroughly entertaining, really important messages throughout, can't fault it in any way!
Rating: 4 of 5 
(17.Feb.2017)
I Think I Know What You’re Talking About, But I’m Not Sure
A very entertaining talk, well presented. Perhaps the balance of the talk could shift slightly to have a little more time on the 'moral of the story', maybe look at how we can better share this knowledge around, but a minor point on a really strong talk.
Rating: 4 of 5 
(17.Feb.2017)
Taking care of backups with Laravel
A solid talk, a good introduction into a package that I think I'll be using very soon!
Rating: 5 of 5 
(17.Feb.2017)
Code review beyond code style
This is a strong, well delivered talk. Pleased that we already do a lot of these things, but still some things to work on! The only thing that might improve this would be some examples of real life PRs and reviews that do or don't do these things.

Events They'll Be At

php[tek] 2017 May 22, 2017

Events They Were At

PHP UK Conference 2017 Feb 16, 2017
PHPMiNDS January 2017 Jan 12, 2017
ConFoo Vancouver 2016 Dec 05, 2016
PHP UK Conference 2016 Feb 18, 2016
PHPMiNDS December 2015 Dec 17, 2015
PHPNW15 Oct 01, 2015
PHP UK Conference 2015 Feb 18, 2015
PHPNW 2013 Oct 03, 2013
PHPNW12 Oct 04, 2012
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