Richard Bairwell

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Rating: 3 of 5 
(05.Oct.2014)
Bring Your Application into 2014
Enjoyable, but not quite what I expected. I did expect refactoring, but with the "into 2014", I expected more "in previous versions of PHP you were probably doing X, but since PHP 5.5 (or 5.6), you should be probably using Y"
Rating: 5 of 5 
(05.Oct.2014)
Web Frontend, API Backend
Brilliant talk - despite Lorna's warning at the start that it was for "people new to API backend/web front end", I still found it very useful and has given me some ideas - I look forward to reading her book about the subject to hopefully find out about infrastructure possibilities (how many different APIs should you have for one system: i.e. should the web site speak to a "customer" API and a "stock" API etc).
Rating: 5 of 5 
(05.Oct.2014)
How PHP Changed the World of Programming
Totally agree that we shouldn't be discriminatory against people using packages such as WordPress - it's still PHP (disclaimer: for the last 3 years, I've had around 80% of my income come from WordPress orientated work!). Yes, you might not like working with WordPress/Magento/OsCommerce/Drupal etc etc , but if you want to be able to properly call yourself a PHP developer - then it shouldn't matter.... Brilliant keynote and did seem to set the flavour for the conference.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(05.Oct.2014)
Handling Highly Connected Data with the Neo4j Graph Database
Enjoyable talk and whilst there were a lot of questions at the end, I suspect that's because Michelle managed to get across her enthusiasm for a project most of us hadn't heard about or considered before hand. I, personally, would have liked a bit more details about how to use it in a "recommendation engine" style setup (the recipes system didn't quite show Neo4J's potential in my opinion).
Rating: 4 of 5 
(05.Oct.2014)
PHP 5.NEW: The Best Bits
Lots of information in a short period of time - and surprised PHP 5.6 didn't seem to be referenced...Very interesting and excellent presentation, but perhaps too much to cover stopping detailing as to why/how the new sections should be used.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(05.Oct.2014)
Composer for Corporate Use
It's given me plenty of direction now how to implement Composer in our current setup - we know we've not been using it to its full potential, but Stephan's talk has given me thoughts and ideas of how to do it.
Rating: 4 of 5 
(05.Oct.2014)
This Code Review Talk is Excellent but...
Good talk and ideas - especially in regarding avoiding personalisation of reviews. However, I would have liked less "reading from slides" style - although it was nice to see a fellow Ubuntu user ;)
Rating: 5 of 5 
(05.Oct.2014)
The Modern Developer Toolbox
Lots of ideas for increasing my development tools (already use VMs, Vagrant, PHPStorm - on a Linux laptop :D ) - the monitoring and logging sections have given me thoughts on perhaps replacing NewRelic in our live environment: quite well presented and nice longs lists (thanks for uploading the slides, no way would I have managed to note everything!). Might have just been worth mention some "gotchas" - such as Virtual Document Roots need a small "patch" to fix DOCUMENT_ROOT and you will need to set DNS (I have *.localdomain setup using dnsmasq ) and additional tools (such as the Vagrant public cloud allowing third parties to review running sites on your machine).
Rating: 5 of 5 
(21.Feb.2016)
Kubernetes at the Home Office
Very well presented and informative - I think one of the most technical talks I went to. Loved the fact you had pre-recorded the command line sequence instead of relying on "luck" during a live-demo: although it could have done with a bit of editing to save "dead time" where you were waiting for it to catch up. Oh, and the continual references to Secret Squirrel stuff made me laugh (especially since I've recently been watching Harvey Birdman with the Secret Squirrel episode). I'm still not sure why I should use Docker instead of Vagrant, but I suspect this talk was designed for people with a bit of experience of Docker. All in all, an excellent talk!
Rating: 2 of 5 
(21.Feb.2016)
Large-scale websites performance optimisation tricks
Disappointing that it seemed a high level just "use SOA/Microservices - avoid monolothic" then things such as priming caches, optimising "time to view", inlining CSS/JS, database tweaks etc which I was expecting/hoping for. Few good points though - brining up the 204 trick seemed to be good for the audience, but could have also brought up the 201 Accepted/Retry-After trick and other status codes.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(21.Feb.2016)
Simple Machine Learning
Very informative talk on a complex subject with a good example: shame the "live demo" didn't quite go well. I think the potential for machine learning could have been highlighted a bit more - such as facial recognition/detection (see dlib.net ) or how machine learning can "go wrong" (such as the loyalty card/pregnant girl issue in the states a few years ago). Code link is https://github.com/choult/enamel everyone ;)

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Events They Were At

PHP UK Conference 2016 Feb 18, 2016
PHPNW 2014 Oct 02, 2014
PHP UK Conference 2010 Feb 26, 2010
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