James Dempster

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Rating: 5 of 5 
(02.Mar.2010)
The lost art of simplicity
Best talk I've attended.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(02.Mar.2010)
PHP on the D-BUS
Great to see innovation, new ideas and directions to take php.
Rating: 1 of 5 
(02.Mar.2010)
Regex-fu
Poor explanation of regex, was hoping for more fu. Wanted to learn more of the complex parts of regex. Seemed poorly prepared with no real examples. Tried to involve the audience with chocolate throwing. Which was funny but felt like being back at school. The flip chart made reading and learning difficult.
Rating: 2 of 5 
(02.Mar.2010)
Database optimisation
Talker spent too long talking about their company. Talker didn't seem to full understanding what they had done technically a lot of the time. Mainly spoke about how big and great their servers where. There was some useful information to take but not enough as the useful pieces where skipped over.
Rating: 4 of 5 
(02.Mar.2010)
RDBMS in the social networks age
Subject matter was very interesting. Very in depth details given. Good presentation and good slides but felt rather rushed. Saw lots of examples of things that where possible with some great ideas and methods. Pretty disappointed to find that most I'd learnt wasn't available on MySQL :( Would like to have seen more MySQL database stuff.
Rating: 4 of 5 
(02.Mar.2010)
PHPillow & CouchDB & PHP
Great talk, felt rushed. Would like have learnt more on the subject matter with actual examples of how to achieve things. Maybe more interactive.
Rating: 3 of 5 
(26.Feb.2011)
NoSQL Databases: What, When and Why
Good coverage on the different types of NoSQL. Why they exist, what problems they aim to solve. How no single solution solves all problems. Little too much at times, this came from his obvious passion on the subject.
Rating: 4 of 5 
(26.Feb.2011)
Opening Keynote
Good topic well delivered.
Rating: 4 of 5 
(26.Feb.2011)
Running on Amazon EC2
Covered all the topics that needed covering. Explained how it would best be used. Best approaches to deploying to EC2. Explained problems and when not to use.
Rating: 4 of 5 
(26.Feb.2011)
Advanced OO Patterns
Well executed. Good speaker. Felt that it wasn't advanced enough for an "Advanced OO Patterns" talk. Some great usage examples.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(26.Feb.2011)
The InnoDB Storage Engine for MySQL
Fantasic talk. Well executed. Good depth of complexity.

Events They'll Be At

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Events They Were At

PHP North West 2017 Sep 28, 2017
PHP UK Conference 2011 Feb 24, 2011
PHP UK Conference 2010 Feb 26, 2010
PHP UK Conference 2009 Feb 27, 2009
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