Jeremy Coates

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Rating: 4 of 5 
(22.Nov.2008)
First Steps with the Zend Framework
Good easy intro to a complex subject, having used ZF for over 2 years now I forget how overwhelming it can be for ZF virgins to get their heads round - the pain is definitely worth it though!
Rating: 5 of 5 
(22.Nov.2008)
KISS (Keep it Simple Stupid)
Great intro to the day, got a few laughs with flashturbation stuff ;)
Rating: 4 of 5 
(22.Nov.2008)
Index and Search, options for PHP programmers
Good, confident, well annunciated speaker - makes it easy to follow complex subjects. Good analysis of Lucene implementations between PHP / Java. Nice well rounded talk :)
Rating: 4 of 5 
(22.Nov.2008)
The Power of Refactoring
Good general talk, bit too much silence due to live coding - always difficult to code and talk at the same time. Timing was a little short but don't think it mattered greatly in the end - question time was therefore longer and people chirped up more :)
Rating: 2 of 5 
(27.Feb.2009)
Flex and AIR for PHP programmers
Nice to see the flex to air switch in under a minute - that was the buzz moment, unfortunately live coding always seems to have large lulls in the flow of the talk - maybe try more "here's one I prepared earlier", keeps your audience with you more :)
Rating: 4 of 5 
(27.Feb.2009)
Of Lambda Functions, Closures and Traits
Good set of topics covered, glad to see PHP5.3 is finally catching up with it's cousins!
Rating: 5 of 5 
(27.Feb.2009)
The future's so bright, I gotta wear shades (keynote)
Great opener for the conference,engaging speaker with a lively fun manner - other speakers should take note :)
Rating: 3 of 5 
(27.Feb.2009)
Sharding Architectures
Interesting talk, complex subject, not sure too many in the audience will ever have the opportunity to explore these things. Well presented in general, though echo previous comment real world examples help plant it in our minds.
Rating: 4 of 5 
(27.Feb.2009)
State Machines to State Of The Art: Smart, efficient design using ReST & MVC
Interesting talk, hard to pitch at an unknown audience experience level, hence http / rest explanation required. Nice to see the ZF example, state pattern etc. Think a picture or two might have helped things flow along, even it it's only train site pics or similar. Drink water :)
Rating: 1 of 5 
(30.Jan.2010)
Pre-conference Social
didn't get there as it was too far from the main venue, stayed at the hotel and met some other delegates and did our own thing.
Rating: 3 of 5 
(30.Jan.2010)
PHP applications/environments monitoring: APM & Pinba
Interesting topic, well presented apart from the live demos which had issues die to another failed laptop. Will definitely follow up on this.
Rating: 3 of 5 
(30.Jan.2010)
Get the most out of Solr search with PHP
Good presentation, good handling of questions
Rating: 5 of 5 
(31.Jan.2010)
Open Teams
Great inspirational talk, just hope it's all still relevant In the real world once the rose tinted glasses come off on Monday morning ;) As someone who's a C-level developer working all this out it certainly helps to see that there's hope yet!
Rating: 5 of 5 
(26.Feb.2010)
Living with legacy code
Ace speaker, easy to listen to, good reinforcement of concepts using comics :)
Rating: 2 of 5 
(26.Feb.2010)
Web and mobile application monetisation models
Interesting look at one vendors apis, slides with lots of code on totally unreadable from 8 rows back! Other slide fonts far too small, unfortunately detracted from the whole talk.
Rating: 4 of 5 
(26.Feb.2010)
The lost art of simplicity
Enjoyable + engaging, though not really 'new'. Generally good fresh reminder of KISS. Nice start to the day.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(26.Feb.2010)
PHP on the D-BUS
Good tech session, proper nuts + bolts stuff, loved the demo fails ;) Might have another go at php-gtk stuff after this!
Rating: 4 of 5 
(28.Jan.2011)
27 Ways To Be A Better Developer
Great opener to the conference, though did seem to lose the way with delivery on a few of the points, watch the VT back and you'll spot them :) To clarify, one or two of the points seemed to be delivered by meandering, rather than in a succinct manner. Not a problem just an observation.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(28.Jan.2011)
Geolocation & Maps in PHP
Enjoyable, non-php talk at a PHP conference. Given me a number of ideas for things to follow up on post-conference :)
Rating: 5 of 5 
(28.Jan.2011)
PHP In A Mobile Ecosystem
Great thorough talk, plenty of areas covered to open up the possibilities. Clearly showed where PHP relates to the mobile world :)
Rating: 5 of 5 
(29.Jan.2011)
Scrum In The Wild
Excellent talk on a complex subject, you picked the right level for a new audience, the bits missed out were appropriate. It was good to sell the concept!
Rating: 4 of 5 
(29.Jan.2011)
Harness The Power Of Sed And Awk
Good session for a topic that could be a potential minefield! Was hard to keep concentrating due to lots of code slides (or could be the beer from last night!)
Rating: 4 of 5 
(29.Jan.2011)
Improving Code Quality with Continuous Integration
Good coverage of a broad topic area, practical examples with the benefits highlighted was good. A more confident delivery would be an advantage for next time :)
Rating: 3 of 5 
(21.Feb.2011)
Javascript for PHP Developers
Good talk that I've seen before, think I even asked the same question about prototype extension OOP, got same answer too ;)
Rating: 4 of 5 
(21.Feb.2011)
HTML5 and Friends
In depth presentation though was way over time, twice!
Rating: 4 of 5 
(21.Feb.2011)
Memory Management, Garbage Collection, destruct(), debugging memory
'I wouldn't try that' was the oft heard comical response from Derick, a light hearted look at a deep core topic, on form :)
Rating: 5 of 5 
(10.Oct.2011)
How to Stand on the Shoulders of Giants
I had the pleasure of reviewing the abstract for this session and helping choose Ian as the keynote speaker. I was excited when I read the abstract a few months ago and so glad to have finally heard the session on the day and felt really inspired. This was Ian's first keynote talk and I can safely say I think he nailed it big time!
Rating: 5 of 5 
(19.Mar.2013)
Building Better Developers
Great opening keynote, loved the layered build up, always a pleasure to hear the things I 'go on about' being reinforced, warm shiny :)
Rating: 4 of 5 
(19.Mar.2013)
API Driven Development: Eating Your Own Dog Food
Good talk, a little too much content for the time available, felt you rushed through a few elements, however useful overall.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(19.Mar.2013)
Measuring and Logging Everything in Real Time
Do some logging, fired up to do more now! Great talk, good approaches to take without getting too technical.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(19.Mar.2013)
Planning to fail
Really interesting talk
Rating: 3 of 5 
(15.Sep.2013)
Opening
Good opening video, then lost the plot - needed at least a small amount in English - I still have no idea where the Unconf room was!
Rating: 5 of 5 
(15.Sep.2013)
Debugging HTTP
Good expose of the tools and as an introduction to the subject. Good pace of delivery and kept the audience with you. More advanced users would generally already be further on than this talk, however a good refresh non-the-less.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(15.Sep.2013)
"Orcs 'n' All": A Journey to Mount Doom (via Facebook)
Great to hear the stories and successes and failures, something for everyone in this talk, including how not to do UX ;) Well delivered, good measured pace, enjoyed the talk, despite the (slightly) corny LoTR references.
Rating: 4 of 5 
(15.Sep.2013)
Sassy Stylesheets with SCSS
Good clear presentation of the benefits of SCSS. Slightly put off by screen only syncing at what appeared to be 800x600. Good to see the related tools and where/why you would use them.
Rating: 4 of 5 
(15.Sep.2013)
MySQL EXPLAIN Explained
Good talk with a high level of detail - even seasoned developers would have things to take away. Technical difficulties could have been addressed with some pre-talk testing, however given the hitches you handled it well. I think this may have pushed the pace of delivery slightly to high due to related nerves at some points, given the audience is mostly non-native English speaking that could have presented issues. Overall I enjoyed it, especially as I know some of the projects that provided the source scenarios.
Rating: 4 of 5 
(15.Sep.2013)
'ProTalking' your way into Open Source
Great talk for a first outing - nice to involve the audience, true to open source principles. The only issue I had was that there were times when the audience didn't have anything to contribute - be prepared to move on more quickly. Initial nerves were overcome well, so take confidence from this experience - on to the next time!
Rating: 5 of 5 
(15.Sep.2013)
Drinks
Always nice to have a chill out time after an event :)
Rating: 5 of 5 
(15.Sep.2013)
Game night
Nice to continue the event into the evening/morning *delete as appropriate had several good in-depth discussions, despite the raucous laughter from the group playing CAH! ;)
Rating: 4 of 5 
(15.Sep.2013)
Beer tasting
Generally nice event, though not enough socialisation opportunities. Perhaps in future a couple of beers, 1/2 an hour break, couple more beers etc.? Well done to the brewer for adapting to presenting in English and for providing good in-depth knowledge, enjoyed the beers themselves too - perhaps publish the list for those who were there to find/try them again? Thanks Enrise :)
Rating: 0 of 5 
(17.Sep.2013)
Testing with Codeception
Thanks for all the feedback folks, it's very useful - glad to see some of you already using Codeception, that's by far the best feedback possible - you were inspired enough to try it!
Rating: 4 of 5 
(07.Oct.2013)
MySQL Query Optimisation
Nice approach to the problem of having 10+ folk doing work together on your laptop, however you should have scripted that so you can cope with additional people attending. Plan for the unexpected. As others have said time was wasted early on, leaving pregnant pauses and losing your audience, you pulled it back but left too little time to do justice to the later material. Given I know the circumstances prior to the session, I'll simply say well done, I enjoyed it overall!
Rating: 4 of 5 
(07.Oct.2013)
What Symfony Components Can Do For You
As I said in person, perhaps in future have a handout listing the 'use' namespace statements, as I saw so many people struggling to keep up with which components where from which path in the hierarchy. Generally well delivered overall, it's clear you know your topic.
Rating: 3 of 5 
(07.Oct.2013)
Easy HTTP Clients with Guzzle
Clearly you know your subject matter and can plan a presentation, however you didn't take your audience with you very well - you were facing your own slides talking away from your audience far too much to be considered engaging. That combined with me ending up playing 'erm' bingo meant I was quite distracted by your presentation style. The good news, this can all easily be fixed with more practice :)
Rating: 5 of 5 
(07.Oct.2013)
Vagrant + Ansible
Ansible is a great tool, given I'm already a user I was simply curious as to which features you were going to keep in / leave out - you didn't disappoint - well rounded introduction, including the live demo. Personally I would have had one element that showed parallelisation - spin up 3 VMs, provision them all :) I always enjoy your pace and style of delivery in this size of audience, well done.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(07.Oct.2013)
Your user stories are bad and you should feel bad
Nice delivery style to this topic, enjoyed the content too - well rounded presentation, something for everyone. Only slight criticisms, don't walk in front of your slides as much & test the audio from laptop output before the session.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(07.Oct.2013)
Don't be STUPID, Grasp SOLID
Lively and engaging presentation, simple introduction of complex topics. The best, easiest listening, talk of the whole weekend, well done!
Rating: 5 of 5 
(07.Oct.2013)
Building Better Developers
Awesome sauce! I've seen this talk before at PHPNE, it was good then but was great this time round! A great memorable finish to a great conference.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(07.Oct.2013)
0x0F Ways to be a Better Developer
With all the practice you guys put in before hand there was no way you wouldn't pull it off, you nailed it really! Ivo, I'd echo others comments about pacing about - slightly distracting! I'm glad the tech mostly held up, worked well. I felt that given I know some of the people in the audience are definitely at the most junior stages of their careers they needed to hear those points, some have perceived that as patronising - you stick to your guns, there were at least 10 people I could name in the audience who needed to hear it all! Well done, for sticking to your convictions.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(24.Jan.2014)
Keynote: Mentoring Developers
Enjoyable talk capturing the core reasons that community works - sharing and growing together! Encourages us all to be involved in mentoring, particularly liked the reminder about not spoon-feeding people.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(21.May.2014)
Codeception, because tests can have frameworks too!
Good intro to the subject, would welcome more demo of codeception in action, think that gives people a greater chance of seeing the wow factors
Rating: 5 of 5 
(21.May.2014)
Docker
Good talk, good pace, good mix of slides and demos (always a brave move). One addition to the talk could be, how docker fits in with other tools beyond dokku e.g. vagrant, puppet, chef, ansible etc.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(21.May.2014)
Scaling PHP in the real world!
Good talk, pace was fine for a native English speaker. Talk might benefit from a top ten style summary at the beginning / end - so people can tune in to what they're getting / got
Rating: 4 of 5 
(21.May.2014)
API RESTful (and RPC) for PHP with Apigility
Good overview talk with the underpinning theory in the first half and the demos of the tool later on. Difficult to tune in to the speaker / accent, made harder due to low volume - speaker louder next time and it might be easier to engage the audience.
Rating: 4 of 5 
(21.May.2014)
Space-rockets, sub-atomic particles and clouds
Enjoyed the talk overall, however face your audience, stop looking round at the slides behind you - read from your laptop instead! Story telling was a good move for such a short time slot, however agree with others that it was hard to concentrate on the step changes between story/technical - perhaps it was just end of conference syndrome though ;)
Rating: 5 of 5 
(21.May.2014)
Practical Event Sourcing
Good talk with nice examples, will watch it back on video to catch it all again - hard to get it all in one pass ;)
Rating: 5 of 5 
(21.May.2014)
Coding and Dreaming - PHP in 2014
Always a pleasure to get the inside track, some useful pragmatic discussion around deploys. Get to get reinforcement for current practice and what's round the corner, good way to open the gig.
Rating: 3 of 5 
(29.Jun.2014)
Queue it! What job queues can do for you!
Reasonable introduction to queueing, however I think you lost some of us in the audience amused by the company in-jokes. Would have been good to have some take-aways & where next for those interested to follow up.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(29.Jun.2014)
Blazing Data with Redis
Loved the lego, and the 200k commands/sec demo. Some very good convincers for those who may not have used Redis before. Great pace and good ability to keep audience attention.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(29.Jun.2014)
LEVEL UP! Migrating your ZF1 app to ZF2
Good enjoyable talk, right balance of examples with practical advice, good pace and right level of Gary humour ;) . Personally, and this is hunting for something to critique, I think I'd need just a little more depth to be able to walk away and tackle the job on something real world (e.g. large!).
Rating: 5 of 5 
(29.Jun.2014)
Making the Most of your Agile Process
Great talk, always good to hear stories from the coalface. Nice examples and honesty from experience - loved major the focus on retrospectives, something for every agile practitioner to take away. In my top two talks from this conference!
Rating: 5 of 5 
(29.Jun.2014)
Giving up Control: Inversion of Control for Beginners
Good layering and introduction of the IoC concepts, spot on for an intro talk. As I said in person, the analogies utilised where a great way to unpack the topics without frying peoples' brains. In my top two talks of this conference! However, there is one criticism: sort your slide delivery mechanism out - once or twice you get away with it but it started to get annoying, happening almost every other slide, after the half-way point.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(29.Jun.2014)
KEYNOTE: Getting artistic with code
Nice wind down to the conference weekend, mixing right-left brain concepts in a room of geeks, brave but you pulled it off - reminds us all to have fun with code, not just the task focussed view of the world we can slip into with the day job. Oh and LASERS man, ultra cool :)
Rating: 5 of 5 
(03.Aug.2015)
Down the Rabbit Hole: Lessons Learned combining Career and Community
Moving, personal story blended with great community pillars, inspired!
Rating: 4 of 5 
(03.Aug.2015)
Parallel PHP
Good intro talk, nice humorous touches, slides need work to be readable more than a few rows back.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(03.Aug.2015)
The Art of Programming
Great talk, illustrating the artist inside our coding minds. I've said for years code is like poetry and this talk captured that nature beautifully. Also, slides with Unicorns for the win!
Rating: 5 of 5 
(03.Aug.2015)
API Pain Points
Great delivery despite the reported nerves from having family in the room, good energy and audience engagement. Nice exposure of the flaws found in many (even large / popular APIs) good to see them get called out :)
Rating: 4 of 5 
(03.Aug.2015)
Dependency injection, the right way.
Generally good talk, however many points were asserted as the only way to view things. Being opinionated is fine, but without room given for alternate views it potentially lands flat for the audience. Learning to handle the Q&A better would improve things - allowing one person to have a question and 2 follow ups, locks out others with points to make.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(03.Aug.2015)
Advanced Adventures in Git
I've seen this talk 3 times now, every time I've learned something new! This talk format is Lorna at her best, engaging, funny (without realising it!), human - you're way better when you're out of your comfort zone! Live demo's with broken laptop spacebars is the new thing I'm sure, please don't fix it we'd all be the worse for it ;)
Rating: 5 of 5 
(03.Aug.2015)
Social
Great to have laser quest on tap, man it was hot in there! Nearly missed food as went for the laser quest game, however some people after us missed out as it was cleared away - good job there was a fish-n-chip shop over the road. Didn't sample the drinks as was driving but everyone was mentioning the high price, abandoned the venue for the pub soon after the meal.

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PHP North West 2017 Sep 28, 2017
PHP North West 2016 Sep 29, 2016
PHPNW15 Oct 01, 2015
PHPEM Unconference Nov 29, 2014
PHPNW 2014 Oct 02, 2014
phpDay 2014 May 15, 2014
PHPNW 2013 Oct 03, 2013
PFCongres 2013 Sep 12, 2013
PHPNW12 Oct 04, 2012
phpDay 2012 May 17, 2012
Whisky Web Conference Apr 11, 2012
PHP North West 2011 Oct 06, 2011
PHP UK Conference 2011 Feb 24, 2011
PHP UK Conference 2010 Feb 26, 2010
PHP North West 2009 Oct 10, 2009
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