Frank de Jonge

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Rating: 3 of 5 
(15.Nov.2012)
Create a RESTful API
It's obvious that Marc has a lot of experience with and knowledge about REST in the broadest sense. The topics he discussed is very "now" and sparked some awesome discussions. What I'd recommend is that he'd get more in touch with the art (because it's difficult) of talks. As a listener you'd like to know where you are in the talk. Although for a speaker it can seem lame to refer back to the "index", the listener has a better sense of where you are in the process, making it easier to follow. One of the more interesting topic for me was about "defining the resource url" (aka the /books/1234/comments vs. /comments?book=1234 part), which is something people can have a opinion about. This made it very exciting, because it related to everybody. I can imagine there to be more of those topics in this subject and would give them more time. Definitely someone to look for at conferences.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(04.Jan.2013)
Your code sucks, let's fix it!
Great talk. I really enjoyed the topic and the way there was interaction with the audience. There was room to go a little outside of the topic scope but not too far. This created a nice atmosphere and really included the listener in the talk. I also really liked the code examples that showed the what's and why's.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(21.Mar.2013)
'ProTalking' your way into Open Source
5 Thumbs up, without a doubt. The strongest point in the whole talk, for me personally, was not the information that was given. Pretty much every topic that was handled technically I was well aware of. The interaction in the audience was the most exciting part. I myself took quite a pro-active role in this and so did others. You created a stage for constructive and helpful information, given either by you or a spectator. The audience was included, but not forced to do so. The witty remarks were timed well and although you could notice it was new for you, there was a relaxed feel to it. You responded well to feedback from the (well informed) crowd. I'm looking forward to your next talk.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(31.Aug.2014)
Beyond PHP: It’s Not (Just) About the Code
I absolutely loved this talk. Using different tools outside the PHP domain to spot problems and analyse things really makes sense. As a PHP community it's important to understand where our "domain" starts and ends, just as important is to know how we can look beyond that. Very well executed, it set the bar nice and high for the rest of the speakers.
Rating: 4 of 5 
(31.Aug.2014)
Integrating Doctrine with Laravel
Knowing the speaker and having seen his talks in the past, I can surely say Mitchell's speaking skills have improved a lot! Super happy to see that growth. As a piece of constructive feedback I would say that it could go toward the point a little faster. When that happens you can then give a couple of examples more easily so people first, 1) get the concepts, 2) see the implementation, 3) see the possibilities. Having a structure like this, where you also have examples probably would have exposed the absence of relations in the talk during the writing process of the talk. The thing that kept me from giving the full 5 stars was that and that alone. I liked the humor, I liked the overview that was given in the talk and I liked the way he handled the crowd.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(31.Aug.2014)
Sharing Laravel
Matt "Mr. Charismatic" Stauffer. What a performer. I think he just a well could have talked about pencils and I would still be fascinated. I normally tend to prefer more in depth talks than this, but the talk just pulled you in. Very keen to see this speaker do more talks, a speaker to keep an eye out for.
Rating: 4 of 5 
(01.Sep.2014)
Coding Like a Girl
Awesome talk, I was fortunate enough to have many inspiring conversations with Gabi during the conference leading up to this talk. Speaking in front of such a big crowds is super scary thing. I've experienced this first-hand and could totally relate to her. Inspiring developer with a great and open mind. I hope I can see her talk about other topics in the future. Great topic, nice balance between factual (stats) and social aspects. I think many people had a "aha" moment about the title too, very clever. For Gabi: Because English is not your first language it's language, as is the case for me, doing multiple run throughs is super helpful. I didn't do that before going into last years talk and it showed. I did it this year, felt SUPER stupid but I think it helped me a lot. Great advice by Ross Tuck btw. Although you could clearly see that you had nerves, you kept at it, kept going and even during the talk you could see improvement on that part. I'm super excited about seeing you take this experience and improving of it.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(01.Sep.2014)
The Code Manifesto: Empowering our Community
Oh my, where to begin: Presentation: A+ Perspective: A+ Talk Flow/Dynamics: A+ Getting a room filled with over 200 developers to be dead quit is not just impressive, it's extremely hard. This talk makes me wonder what a presentation on #hackthestigma would look like given by you, I'd very much would like to see that. We've talking long and loud, before and after your talk and I'd still would want to go out tonight for beers and more talks about it. It's inspiring and impressive. People argue about it like there's no tomorrow. I'm once more fuelled enough to not feel down when I see somebody the clearly doesn't agree with my points. Instead I can see it as an opportunity for change. Thank you.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(01.Sep.2014)
Discovering ElasticSearch
Great presentation. Using the point of view or redefining what a good result represents and using the right tool for it is awesome. As I've said in person, jumping around is fun, don't overdo it ;) I'd love to see a more in-dept talk about this too.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(01.Sep.2014)
Lisp
This was by far the most progressive talk of the day. In many ways abstract but also so concrete in "thinking outside of the box". It was entertaining, bind bending and inspirational. Thank you for this. Great call on not having all the questions at the end, it gave people a chance to catch up, wrap their heads around the impressive stream of information which was coming their way.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(01.Sep.2014)
PHP Annotations: They exist!
Fun and engaging presentation. I liked the format and flow very much. Many good points were given. I do however see an opportunity for a more conceptual, overview-like reasoning which explain how annotations are more an external policy than it is an internal one. Especially in this conference, where many people use AR instead of DM for their ORM solution and associate annotations with doctrine and therefor the ORM.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(01.Sep.2014)
Design How Your Objects Talk Through Mocking
A super practical explanation of a super theoretical topic. It sparked a lot of great conversations afterwards.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(01.Sep.2014)
Things I Believe Now That I’m Old
I think we can safely say, we all got Ross Tuck'd. Also, Morgan Freeman eat your hart out.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(01.Sep.2014)
Portable Environments with Vagrant
"Windows", right? Although I knew pretty much everything that was covered in the talk, I had fun. Sometimes I forget that not everybody is using this yet, which is almost weird. This talk explained and showed how and why very nicely. Also, provisioning a box, on stage, live? ... Respect. Does do a good job of proving the point.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(19.Sep.2014)
Models and Service Layers; Hemoglobin and Hobgoblins
Enjoyable talk, nice flow, great insights, excellent delivery.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(02.Oct.2014)
Scala: The Developer's Overview
Very enjoyable talk. The presentation was relaxed, had humour and flowed exceptionally well. The talked was structured in such a way that questions that popped up were instantly dealt with in the next slide. This happened more than just a couple of times. You'd almost think Erik had built a time machine in scala with which he'd teleported himself back to change the slides according to the questions. Very well done.
Rating: 3 of 5 
(21.Nov.2014)
Profiling PHP, A dive into your application
I liked the topic and the presentation. As I discussed yesterday, I'd try to make the talk more use-case driven. Give it a firmer story line to pin the information on. People remember information but they can relate to stories which greatly helps our brain to remember it even better. Looking forward to see this talk and you as a speaker mature. Very good job as a first time speaker.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(29.Nov.2014)
Rock Solid Deployment of Symfony Apps
Packed with good info, delivered at a good paste. I enjoyed listening to this talk.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(28.Jan.2015)
High Performance PHP
I found this incredibly fascinating. While already packed with so much information, it left me craving for more. Anthony is fun to watch and very entertaining, which I found impressive with such a seemingly dry subject.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(28.Jan.2015)
The future of PHP
The single best things about this presentation for me was the emphasis that was put on PHP as a language rather than a single implementation. The little jokes here and there were perfectly timed and very enjoyable. The angle, form a historical point of view, was very suitable for the topic.
Rating: 3 of 5 
(28.Jan.2015)
Raffles & Closing Remarks
I can't compare this to last year (I wasn't there) but the closing remarks went smooth, nice pace. For me personally the show could have ended right there. Maybe it was because I was in the front row, but the magic show only had 2 tricks that I as a noob couldn't figure out on the spot. It didn't add anything for me. On the bright side, I didn't feel like this was needed either. The day already was packed with awesomness, as was the day before.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(25.Feb.2015)
The Future of Programming
As the PHP world moves more towards "Rethinking best practices" this talk played nicely into that mindset. With the ever growing demand of having more complex structures and procedures, the need to be able to reason about these things becomes increasingly difficult. The declarative style which Nate showed makes it infinitely more easy to do so. Other movements have tried to simplify this too, FP in general and JS tools like ReactJS. The fact that this was a visual representation of this concept was awesome.
Rating: 4 of 5 
(25.Feb.2015)
Be a Bold Coder
As a speaker, I'd one day like to one dat come close to the level of calmness displayed by Beth. I also liked seeing a more introductory level talk. The PHP community is very diverse, this talk acknowledges that. While I'm pretty sure many of the audience knew at least 50%, there were a few gems in there for everybody. Giving an objective reason to coding styles was also refreshing.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(25.Feb.2015)
Understanding the OWASP Top 10
The talk was an excellent mix of the very funny personality that is Garry and something as (seemingly) dry as the OWASP top 10. I had a good laugh and learned a thing or two. One bit of advice I got from Josh Holmes that I, as a fellow hat wearer, have taken to heart: loose the hat. Even from the first row it was difficult to see your eyes. Other than that: would watch again.
Rating: 4 of 5 
(22.May.2015)
ClearPHP
A very enjoyable talk and a nice view on a seemingly boring topic, it was surprisingly entertaining. There were two cases where an answer was asked without enough context provided (for example the one with the interface usage) which lead to some confusion in the crowd. Other than that, would recommend. The interaction with the crowd was fun, as one of the people who has interaction., it was very engaging.
Rating: 4 of 5 
(21.Jun.2015)
I put on my mink and wizard behat
Great talk, very well presented. Some metaphors could have been expanded on, like the puzzle metaphor (5 corner pieces can be very well unit tested but they don't give you a complete puzzle). Great introduction to why you'd want to do it. I'd add a little more emphasis on the "how" in further iterations of this talk.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(21.Jul.2015)
Down the Rabbit Hole: Lessons Learned combining Career and Community
What a presentation. As a beginning speaker watching Cal on stage was such an inspiration by itself. Add a dose of powerful motivation on top of that, and it's just ACE. 10/10 would watch again, same talk even.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(21.Jul.2015)
API Pain Points
-4 point for not drinking on stage, +9 points for making it up with a well structured talk delivered with humor, sarcasm and the occasional enjoyable foul language. Packed with take-away's. I bet any developer learned one or two things which will improve their understanding or change their approach during development.
Rating: 4 of 5 
(21.Jul.2015)
Parallel PHP
Good talk, great delivery. As somebody who's recently took a dive into using it, I expected more hands-on examples or example cases where threads are the way to go.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(21.Jul.2015)
The Art of Programming
The only thing lacking in this talk was overtime. As I mentioned before, this is keynote material.
Rating: 4 of 5 
(21.Jul.2015)
Social
The laserquest was ACE, the aftermatch of watching @rdohms failing to walk up stairs made it even better. The dinner service was a bit meh. After a long day a good bite is very welcome. A single serving was not quite sufficient, but I thought getting a second round was a bit rude, so I didn't. Then again, "free" food, so can't really complain.
Rating: 4 of 5 
(26.Aug.2015)
Whistleblowing 101
The talk started off with a bang, high speed, packed with jokes, very well done. The endings of sub-parts of the predentation were a little rough around the edges here and there. It's one of those talks that people might not have high on their wish list, but one they really need to hear. Overall it was a very enjoyable predentation and a great topic for a conference. Especially for a first time conference speaker, above expectations.
Rating: 4 of 5 
(27.Aug.2015)
Package development
The talk was nicely broken down into increasingly more technically challenging concepts. As a speaker I have immense respect for how Hannes recovered from a somewhat slow start. In next versions of this talk I'd suggest to explore the last section a bit more, get into it deeper. This will force the ending to be a little shorter, which is ok, people should know those n00b things by now. The one things that would really need to change is the explanation of the virtual package, probably just a one time run through of the process once will give you enough knowledge to be able to remove any question surrounding this concept.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(27.Aug.2015)
Min-maxing software costs
I enjoyed this talk immensely. While many talks are standing on the shoulders of giants, Konstantin has a unique ability to create new insights/knowledge, seemingly out of thin air. His unique perspective and ability to transform experiences into transferable knowledge makes it such a joy to attend.
Rating: 4 of 5 
(28.Aug.2015)
Impostor syndrome and individual competence
Really enjoyed this talk, the presentation was top notch, very entertaining. It's a difficult subject, broken down nicely. The balance between theory and practise was very well found.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(07.Feb.2016)
Step Into Debugging
Garry always knows how to put a smile on my face, even when the topic is as something as (purely-) technical as step through debugging. Interactions with the crowd was a delight. Would attend again.
Rating: 4 of 5 
(22.Apr.2016)
Standardising your world with GrumPHP
Really enjoyed the talk, the buildup was good, entertaining delivery. In further iterations of this talk I'd suggest exploring how you can "softly" introduce teams, the manditory git hook is kind of aggressive (maybe there are ways to work around that, I don't know). Also, you mention a big part of GrumPHP is how it fits into CI, show the people what that looks like. In terms of delivery, you're of to a flying start, keep it up!
Rating: 4 of 5 
(24.Aug.2016)
How To Effectively Grow A Development Team
Immensely valuable knowledge for people that may want to transition (or currently are transitioning) into leadership/enabler roles. The jokes were bad and I liked that. The restructuring (of the talk) had some negative impact on the delivery, but that's outweighed by the overall quality of the delivery, which was really good. I know you can grow more as a speaker. I'm excited to see what you come up with next.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(24.Aug.2016)
Making the Most Out of MySQL
Very nice pacing, the talk was easy to follow and gave interesting insights. You made it very applicable for Laravel developers by creating the examples using the components the framework provides. As I said in person, the referrals to what you'll cover later could be skipped. All and all a really great progression from 2 years ago. Really excited what you'll bring to the community next!
Rating: 5 of 5 
(29.Oct.2016)
CQRS & EventSourcing in the Wild
The fact that this didn't present event sourcing or CQRS as the shining silver bullet was a refreshing change. It validated a lot of idea's while giving a nice perspective of things to come in my journey.

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