Chris Levy

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Rating: 5 of 5 
(24.Feb.2013)
Venue
A stunning venue, and equally stunning food. It all made me feel very "important" (sp?) for 2 days.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(24.Feb.2013)
WiFi
Not a single hiccup as far as I could tell.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(24.Feb.2013)
Catering
I wanted for nothing, all my food/drink needs were met. The quality of food and drink was many levels higher than I was expecting. Can I have the recipe for the Duck cassoulet?
Rating: 4 of 5 
(24.Feb.2013)
Advanced JavaScript Techniques for Modern Web Applications
Fast-paced yes, but I did enjoy seeing the code in action.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(24.Feb.2013)
Opening Address
How can we neglect Ciaran? Good concise introductions with very pretty Prezi slides. I didn't notice the "erm" till it was pointed out...
Rating: 5 of 5 
(24.Feb.2013)
Opening Keynote - You Are A Designer
Passionate to the last, very engaging and thought provoking. I did think it went a tad too far in the end part depending on perspective. I hope to listen to Aral speak in the future.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(24.Feb.2013)
Continuous Integration in Real Life
Well rescued, a solid informative talk.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(24.Feb.2013)
API Design: It's not Rocket Surgery
Enjoyed this talk. I thought the points were backed up well with reasoning.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(24.Feb.2013)
"Small Data" Machine Learning
Applying ML to a real situation has made it much easier to grasp as opposed to pure theory. Very interesting talk @a great venue.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(24.Feb.2013)
PHP is evil and wants to eat your babies: A look at defensive programming techniques in PHP
The best speakers are those who are truly passionate about their subject.
Rating: 3 of 5 
(24.Feb.2013)
Keynote Panel - Frameworks: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly
Not the impassioned debate I was hoping for.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(24.Feb.2013)
Opening Address
Same intro, same rating.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(24.Feb.2013)
Opening Keynote - The Diabolical Developer
I do think this talk was genius in it's subtlety, but I wasn't hungover or sleep-deprived. It might have been a tad too subtle for some.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(24.Feb.2013)
The future of the PHP Development Environment
Understandable nerves, but didn't detract from the subject matter in my view. Vagrant is one of my favourite techs that I discovered through this community, awesome stuff.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(24.Feb.2013)
Ten Commandments of a Software Engineer
Good content well delivered. Can I borrow you to give this talk to my managers? :-)
Rating: 4 of 5 
(24.Feb.2013)
Planning To Fail
I was hoping for more design patterns but I did enjoy this talk. Well presented and thought provoking.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(24.Feb.2013)
A Hands-On introduction to writing Unit Tests using PHPUnit
Delivered exactly what was promised, great talk all round.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(24.Feb.2013)
Realtime Web Apps in the Wild
This is my star of the conference. I wasn't terribly interested in realtime when I walked in, but how that has changed! The second screen app not only provided entertainment, but it directly showed us the power of this technology in a way that slides and words alone never could. Oh and I will point out that I was braced for a sales pitch, but it never came. Top marks.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(24.Feb.2013)
Keynote Panel - Open Source in Action
I found this to be a solid discussion of issues around Open Source. A few more audience questions would have been nice but I am as much to blame for that as anyone.
Rating: 4 of 5 
(21.Feb.2014)
The Seven Deadly Sins of Dependency Injection
Great talk, thought provoking and professionally given despite technical issues early on
Rating: 5 of 5 
(21.Feb.2014)
Unbreakable Domain Models
Talk of the day for me, solidified some things I didn't realise I knew, and introduced new patterns too.
Rating: 4 of 5 
(21.Feb.2014)
FAIL: The Best Ways to Bring Down Your Website
Great talk with good anecdotes to back up ideas. A little short on content perhaps, I would have loved to see examples of tools used to stress test. In defence of the speaker I suspect this talk was a late addition therefore prepared on short notice?
Rating: 4 of 5 
(21.Feb.2014)
Scaling with Symfony2
Very solid content from a speaker who clearly has experience in the subject matter. Only negative was talking a little fast at times.
Rating: 4 of 5 
(21.Feb.2014)
(Re)discovering the SPL
Enlightening content, even if I have come away with mixed feelings about using the SPL...
Rating: 5 of 5 
(22.Feb.2014)
The Future of PHP is in the Clouds
Fantastic keynote, makes me hopeful about the future of PHP and IT . Hopefully one day we will use the same best practices and tools (version control) for IT as we do (should) in development.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(22.Feb.2014)
Maximising Performance in ZF2
Great talk. Solid, relevant and detailed content. Exactly what I wanted.
Rating: 4 of 5 
(22.Feb.2014)
intl me this, intl me that
Solid talk with useful and relevant content
Rating: 5 of 5 
(22.Feb.2014)
PHP in Space
Good fun talk from an enthusiastic speaker. (Thanks for Xdebug)
Rating: 5 of 5 
(22.Feb.2014)
Test, Transform, Refactor
Great talk, very thought provoking and entertaining.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(22.Feb.2014)
Algorithm, Review, Sorting
Great talk, entertaining speaker. The visual aids really helped with understanding the algorithms.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(19.Feb.2015)
Everything That I Really Needed to Know, I Learned in Rabbinical School
Very thought provoking keynote, and very well delivered.
Rating: 4 of 5 
(20.Feb.2015)
Devops for PHP Developers
This talk delivered what it promised, it taught me that I am not yet a DevOps, whereas previously I might have said I was. I come away educated and inspired to do more.
Rating: 4 of 5 
(20.Feb.2015)
RESTful APIs with Laravel 5's Doc Block Controller Annotations
Very informative and well delivered.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(20.Feb.2015)
Barely Enough Design
It is always a pleasure to watch a speaker whom loves their subject, and knows it inside out. Marcelo is just that, and delivered another top talk this year.
Rating: 4 of 5 
(20.Feb.2015)
Bring your PHP application to the next level with React.JS
I found this very engaging, it was definitely complex, but I picked up enough to make me think about using these ideas myself.
Rating: 3 of 5 
(20.Feb.2015)
The Future of Programming
Definitely started well, but it felt like technical issues put Nate off his stride a little towards the end.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(20.Feb.2015)
Integrating Communities
Truly a keynote delivered straight from the heart. Passionate delivery of content relevant to anyone and everyone in the room.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(20.Feb.2015)
The NoSQL Store everyone ignores: PostgreSQL
Great talk, learned loads of interesting new info.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(20.Feb.2015)
Hexagonal Architecture in DDD
Brilliant visualisation of the concepts, really helped my understanding.
Rating: 4 of 5 
(20.Feb.2015)
Debugging: past, present and future
Derick delivered another interesting talk.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(20.Feb.2015)
Why Your Test Suite Sucks
This really helped my understanding of the appropriate levels and types of testing to use and why. Loved it.
Rating: 0 of 5 
(21.Feb.2015)
The Power of Modern Version Control
Thanks very much for the feedback! There are great suggestions here.
Rating: 0 of 5 
(21.Feb.2015)
The Power of Modern Version Control
Thanks for the kind words!
Rating: 5 of 5 
(18.Feb.2016)
The Code Manifesto
This keynote was a pleasure to sit for, delivered naturally and passionately. On a subject where it is easy to preach or make "bad guys", Kayla skilfully managed to do neither. I am now sitting here thinking about the talent that this community might be missing out on, purely due to ignorance. Top marks from me, I will be carrying this with me for a long time.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(18.Feb.2016)
What To Expect From PHP7
Yet another great talk from @lornajane, delivered with personality and in a way that would suit a wide spectrum of skill levels. In particular, Lorna did a brilliant job of explaining the intricacies of Scalar Type Hints, a notoriously misunderstood feature.
Rating: 4 of 5 
(18.Feb.2016)
Eating spaghetti with Symfony
Very useful information and ideas in this talk. I thought it did lack a little polish on the delivery, which I would think can be solved with repetition.
Rating: 4 of 5 
(18.Feb.2016)
PSR-7 HTTP messages in the wild
Lots of new and interesting information given in this talk, nice use of simple demo code. Clear presentation by the speaker I thought. Particularly interested by the concept of virtual packages in composer.
Rating: 3 of 5 
(18.Feb.2016)
Magento Done Right
I would have loved a little more detail on the processes that were adopted, in particular how the "theme stub" is generated and used. There would be time for a little more detail since the talk was done in 30 mins. Good info looking forward to Magento 2, makes me want to rip out my installs and start again
Rating: 5 of 5 
(18.Feb.2016)
Docker & PHP - development and deployment
I am new to Docker and this was a fantastic introduction. The presentation and slides were really professional. I can't wait to get started using Docker in my projects.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(19.Feb.2016)
Imposter Syndrome and Individual Competence
Jessica's presentation style is natural and upbeat, perfect for compelling the attention of the audience, even for the "hangover keynote". Very thought provoking content, and just enough audience participation to keep my focus. Top marks from me.
Rating: 4 of 5 
(19.Feb.2016)
From Vagrant to Production
Very useful and relevant content, however a little tarnished by pacing towards the end.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(19.Feb.2016)
Kubernetes at the Home Office
Great talk, the content was fresh and relevant to my needs, and the delivery was clear and entertaining. I will be looking into adopting this in some way soon.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(19.Feb.2016)
Introducing Zend Framework 3
This was the talk I was waiting for when I first saw the schedule, and it didn't disappoint. Rob's calm and well paced speaking style means that all information he puts across is absorbed. The content of the talk was great, and I can't wait to start moving our applications over to ZF3 components. I also agree that the future of our community is to start depending on abstractions (psr-7, container-interop) rather than concrete libraries, meaning we can switch frameworks at will, awesome!

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PHP UK Conference 2016 Feb 18, 2016
PHP UK Conference 2015 Feb 18, 2015
PHP UK Conference 2014 Feb 21, 2014
PHP UK Conference 2013 Feb 21, 2013
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