Dave Jennings

@davejjennings

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Rating: 5 of 5 
(26.Feb.2013)
Realtime Web Apps in the Wild
Really interesting talk made all the better by demonstrating what you can do with realtime apps - great idea. Shame some of the examples weren't working but can't mark down for that.
Rating: 3 of 5 
(05.Oct.2013)
0x0F Ways to be a Better Developer
Good speakers and thought the two screens worked well. I appreciate the need to cater talks for all experience levels but even then I thought some of the points covered were a bit too simple - how to google, checking stackoverflow and then advising to exercise and sleep/eat well.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(05.Oct.2013)
Building scalable PHP applications using Google's App Engine
Great talk and speakers. Something I'd no real intention of using going into the talk but would like to check out now.
Rating: 4 of 5 
(05.Oct.2013)
Wrangle Cross-cutting Concerns with Event Driven Programming
Speaker wasn't that engaging, but to his credit it was an interesting talk with easy to follow examples. Bit short considering the allocated time but content that was there was very good.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(06.Oct.2013)
Building Better Developers
Great way to finish another excellent conference. Talks were all of a very high standard this year and this one only highlighted that fact more. Funny and engaging with some genuinely useful advise and plenty to take away.
Rating: 4 of 5 
(05.Oct.2013)
Bringing the Symfony Components into your Legacy Code
Some really interesting ideas and nice to follow the process on a real project. Was a bit rushed towards the end due to lack of time, shame the section on forms got missed.
Rating: 4 of 5 
(05.Oct.2013)
Drupal has come back to the fold. It's time to pay attention
Not a Drupal user but great speaker and some interesting points raised with regards to community opinion on CMSs like Drupal made this a great talk. Good to see some of the changes coming with version 8.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(05.Oct.2013)
Models and Service Layers - Hemoglobin and Hobgoblins
Best talk of the day. Great content and great delivery. Some really interesting concepts - I'll definitely being looking more into the domain event pattern and checking out some of the listed resources. Hope to see more talks from you at future conferences.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(06.Oct.2013)
Your user stories are bad and you should feel bad
Great talk and speaker to start things off today. Bit of humour kept things light and easy to follow. Cheers for the lucozade!
Rating: 5 of 5 
(06.Oct.2013)
Don't be STUPID, Grasp SOLID
Another quality talk with an excellent speaker. Nice introduction to the principles of SOLID, and STUPID was new to me. Really entertaining and plenty to take away from this one.
Rating: 4 of 5 
(06.Oct.2013)
Making PHP go fast
Thought the start of the talk perhaps didn't flow as well as it could have but got a lot better as things got going. Interesting talk, highlighting just how much of an overhead frameworks can have. Was good to see examples from a real world problem and would like to see talks on other backend and front end areas to see what else was done to speed things up.
Rating: 4 of 5 
(21.Feb.2014)
What Makes Technology Work
Nice start to the day with an entertaining talk and food for thought. Interesting hearing about Carl Fisher. Loving the hatred of check boxes.
Rating: 4 of 5 
(22.Feb.2014)
Service Orientated Architecture for Robust and Scalable Systems
Nice to have some relatable examples of bad experiences to start. Some good advice on how to avoid common pitfalls. Interesting points raises like the circuit breaker pattern. Entertaining talk with a passionate speaker, a little fast in places sometimes made things difficult to follow. Wasn't so sure on the summary and when not to use SOA.
Rating: 4 of 5 
(22.Feb.2014)
Unbreakable Domain Models
Good, well structured talk, appreciated the starting off simple and building up complication as more domain expert input was added.
Rating: 3 of 5 
(22.Feb.2014)
FAIL: The Best Ways to Bring Down Your Website
Good topic and a fun talk but very short (as others have said - I think Glen mentioned he got asked to do the talk last minute?).
Rating: 5 of 5 
(22.Feb.2014)
Gathering Metrics with Statsd and Graphite
Interesting topic and some things I'd like to try coming out of this one. Good speaker and appreciated the examples.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(03.Oct.2015)
Opening Keynote: Stealing People Lessons from Artificial Intelligence
Not what I was expecting - excellent talk. As a development manager it provided food for thought and was good fun. Great, passionate speaker.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(03.Oct.2015)
Better Late Than Never: Scalar Type Hints in PHP 7
Interesting insight into the RFC process for PHP and looking at how things evolved to what we're seeing in PHP 7. Andrea's style was very fun to listen to. I got the impression she's not a fan of the resource data type.
Rating: 4 of 5 
(03.Oct.2015)
HTTP/2.0 101 Introduction
Knowing little in terms of the details of how any version of the protocol works or the differences between them, I really enjoyed the talk. Like others have noted, perhaps would have expected more focus on 2.0 but I found it useful.
Rating: 4 of 5 
(04.Oct.2015)
phpBB, Meet Symfony
Haven't used phpbb in about 10 years, it was a nice trip down memory lane and interesting to see how you'd integrated symfony components and other libraries. Whilst your talk style did seem a little fast paced at times you were also very engaging which went down well on a second day talk. Apologies for disturbing things, had an emergency come up and had to duck out of the room early.

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Events They Were At

PHP UK Conference 2016 Feb 18, 2016
PHPNW15 Oct 01, 2015
PHP UK Conference 2014 Feb 21, 2014
PHPNW 2013 Oct 03, 2013
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