Daniel Shaw

@thatdamnqa

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Rating: 5 of 5 
(20.Oct.2012)
Developer Experience, API Design and craft skills
Great thought provoking talk full of humour, and coped well with the technical issues at the start
Rating: 5 of 5 
(20.Oct.2012)
PHP 5.4 Features You Will Actually Use
An excellent way to learn what's new - there's already things I can't wait to start using. The code examples were helpful and appreciated, and everything was clearly and confidently explained
Rating: 5 of 5 
(20.Oct.2012)
Effective Code Reviews
Rating: 5 of 5 
(20.Oct.2012)
Designing systems to scale
Great slides, lots of stories well told that taught a lot. I'll be watching it again on video, as I'm sure I missed a lot
Rating: 4 of 5 
(20.Oct.2012)
From the ground up – Hands-on coding, deploying, and scaling with AWS
Funny talk as always, and I loved the presentation style and slides
Rating: 5 of 5 
(20.Oct.2012)
Recognizing smelly code
Rating: 5 of 5 
(20.Oct.2012)
PhpDocumentor : your source matters
The IDE was a little difficult to read, but it was perhaps my own fault for sitting near the back. Otherwise an interesting talk, and what better way to learn more about PhpDocumentor than to watch some live documenting?
Rating: 3 of 5 
(20.Oct.2012)
Community works for business too!
Well presented, and good content, but I couldn't help but feel it wasn't aimed at people like me
Rating: 4 of 5 
(07.Oct.2013)
Hackathon / Social
Good night: lots of hacking, discussing, and socialising done - and for free, the food was good The music volume did however creep up too much - which made it hard to have a proper discussion at times (which when you're working on a project, you sometimes need to do)
Rating: 0 of 5 
(07.Oct.2013)
Hackathon / Social
(Extra addition) I think the combined social/hackathon got confusing too, ticket-wise, and there weren't enough tickets available. It seems if you didn't get into the (very limited) hackathon - or just didn't want to code on a Friday night - you had no official option for the night Taking the speakers out for their meal for the first hour worked in theory, but in practice it meant that a lot of project leads weren't around to welcome newcomers to their project and show them what to do. Of course, there's other community members around who can help - but often there are questions you need to ask the lead
Rating: 5 of 5 
(07.Oct.2013)
0x0F Ways to be a Better Developer
The split rooms certainly worked really well technically - but also worked amazingly between Lorna and Ivo - who both worked together brilliantly. There was a great connection between the two speakers, and it was a great pairing that really worked I was in the main room, and Lorna really nailed it. She confidently owned the stage, was passionate about what she was saying, and she made me enthusiastic about the subject in hand. The small technical issue with the microphone left Lorna totally unfazed Ivo also did superbly. The walking around didn't distract me (it would seem more distracting to me to be rooted to the spot) - and the slightly calmer style of Ivo's was a perfect companion to Lorna's style The content was also spot on. There were certainly a couple of things I heard before, but it didn't hurt to get a reminder. And I'm sure I could watch it all over again and get something else out of the talk
Rating: 4 of 5 
(07.Oct.2013)
The future of the PHP development environment
A great talk on a subject that I think a lot of us are increasingly finding more and more important to know about I really enjoyed the introduction section, but found it hard going following everything. But that was perhaps because I came into the talk knowing nothing at all about development environments such as puppet and Vagrant, and some kind of knowledge may be assumed But at least, I came out learning how to set up Vagrant - so as far as I'm concerned, the talk taught me exactly what I wished it would do!
Rating: 5 of 5 
(07.Oct.2013)
Introducing Dependency Injection
This talk had lots of "Aah!" moments in it. As said during the talk, DI is such a simple concept but is made confusing by the fancy name - and was explained perfectly by Rob in a very short amount of time Once it was explained, it was great to hear Rob's opinion on the different ways DI is used, and in what situations we should (or should never) use them I really enjoyed Rob's presentation style. He made you feel confident that you're going to get this - and you did. He kept things simple, the idea of using paper as an example was a stroke of genius, and he looked like he really belonged on that stage
Rating: 5 of 5 
(07.Oct.2013)
Drupal has come back to the fold. It's time to pay attention
You've certainly convinced me to give Drupal a fresh look. It was an interesting, entertaining, and persuasive talk - and I'm glad I attended
Rating: 4 of 5 
(07.Oct.2013)
A resource orientated framework using the DI/AOP/REST Triangle
Some brilliant ways of thinking - albeit some of the concepts being very advanced for me. But I think there was enough concept that everybody picked up something from the talk, so the talk did its job It was a different presentation style, especially for the last section, and I enjoyed it. It kept things interesting
Rating: 4 of 5 
(07.Oct.2013)
Getting the most out of Xdebug
Whenever I hear Derek talk about xdebug I always come away learning something new - and this was no exception
Rating: 5 of 5 
(07.Oct.2013)
Building Better Developers
Brilliant closing to the conference. A confident talk with great humour
Rating: 5 of 5 
(19.Jul.2015)
Composer the right way
Rating: 4 of 5 
(19.Jul.2015)
Sharing Knowledge
Rating: 4 of 5 
(07.Jan.2016)
So you’re thinking about going self-employed?
Really interesting content, with information and tips for both people considering going self-employed, and for those who are already on the journey. Toby talks about a lot of topics in depth; clearly Toby has thought about this a lot, and is enthusiastic about passing on his thoughts. A great usergroup talk, as the talk brought up a lot of discussion points within the group, and it was really good to hear other people's experiences. My only criticism is that Toby didn't look very comfortable in front of a room of (a lot of) people, but it didn't detract from the talk at all: I look forward to seeing this talk (and Toby's experience) progress and be presented in more places, as I think it should.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(11.Jun.2016)
An Oral History of How I Got Grumpy
Witty, entertaining, and personal. A good reminder to stick to your goals and principles.
Rating: 4 of 5 
(11.Jun.2016)
Version Control - Tips, Tricks and Good Citizenship
Good advice, confidently given. Tess clearly knows her stuff when it comes to versioning control. If you ever see this talk at future conferences, I encourage you to go speak with Tess afterwards about the subject, too.
Rating: 3 of 5 
(11.Jun.2016)
The Secrets of Cryptography
Very nice, simple, and clear explanations about how some aspects of cryptography works. Christopher has a talent for explaining complicated concepts in a way that's easy to understand. I would prefer more diagrams, maybe describing things step by step, to help with understanding. But even the bits I didn't quite grasp had small nuggets I could take away. Really interesting talk!
Rating: 5 of 5 
(11.Jun.2016)
JeoPHPardy!
Witty, laid back, and the perfect way to wind down from a day of learning. And I loved your suit :)
Rating: 5 of 5 
(09.Apr.2017)
Git's Guts
Sam spoke clearly, explained concepts well, and delivered the talk well with a great sense of humour. You wouldn't believe that this was Sam's first conference talk!
Rating: 5 of 5 
(09.Apr.2017)
The Why’s And The How’s of Asking Users Who They Are
Interesting and informative as always from Chad.
Rating: 4 of 5 
(09.Apr.2017)
“Writing code that lasts” … or writing code you won’t hate tomorrow.
Would've been good to have more insight into object calisthenics, but a very enjoyable uplifting closing keynote, anyway.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(10.Jun.2017)
Ethical Engineering
I'm pretty sure I wasn't the only person in the audience getting drawn into this talk further and further, right up to the final sucker punch at the end. What a note to end the conference on. Brilliant delivery. Brilliant content.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(14.Apr.2018)
Pentesting Do’s and Dont’s
A great workshop, a nice introduction to pentesting from somebody who knows his stuff, and lots of talk on the bits that isn't what the media would have you think pentesting/hacking is, which is really appreciated.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(14.Apr.2018)
Serving PHP Happily
A very clear and informative talk.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(14.Apr.2018)
Looking After Your Mental Health, a Guide for Software Developers
An amazing, impactful talk given from the heart. Thanks for sharing your story, and telling us what the greater problem is and how we can help.

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Events They Were At

PHP Yorkshire 2018 Apr 12, 2018
PHP South Coast 2017 Jun 08, 2017
PHP Yorkshire 2017 Apr 07, 2017
PHPNW 2013 Oct 03, 2013
PHPNW12 Oct 04, 2012
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