Jessica Mauerhan

@jessicamauerhan

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Rating: 5 of 5 
(28.Apr.2014)
The Zen of Tech Leading
Rating: 5 of 5 
(28.Apr.2014)
Guiding Object-Oriented Design with Tests
This was incredibly useful for me, I learned a lot and the examples were good. It was a little distracting at times when the speaker would talk often about "We could do this but I didn't put it in the slide" or "we might have 3 methods if I had put them in", etc. I suggest either put it in or don't bring it up.
Rating: 4 of 5 
(28.Apr.2014)
Domain Driven Design for Mere Mortals
This was the first information I had on DDD and it was very hard to pay attention at first, it felt like it was moving really slowly and dry compared to some other talks. However the second half was very informative and made me want to learn more.
Rating: 4 of 5 
(28.Apr.2014)
Your code are my tests!
Rating: 5 of 5 
(28.Apr.2014)
Testing APIs with Behat and PHPUnit
Incredibly useful and engaging, speaker is clearly knowledgeable and fun.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(28.Apr.2014)
Refactor, Don't Rebuild
Great talk, probably my favorite of the weekend, however towards the end it seemed like we had enough examples of *why*, and could have used more examples of *how*.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(28.Apr.2014)
Grokking HTTP
Rating: 5 of 5 
(28.Apr.2014)
Employing dynamic data cache
Very funny, and lots of great info
Rating: 5 of 5 
(18.Apr.2015)
Does your code measure up?
Great introduction to these tools, I can't wait to introduce some of these into our project!
Rating: 5 of 5 
(18.Apr.2015)
The Things Your Application Does While You're Not Looking
This talk was excellent, I got a lot out of it. My only suggestion is maybe to speed up the explanation about the different levels of logging (info, alert, etc), as it felt a little long and redundant there. That probably could have been cut in half. Otherwise very very good :)
Rating: 5 of 5 
(18.Apr.2015)
Talmudic Maxims to Maximize Your Growth as a Developer
So motivating and inspiring. It definitely helped me change my way of looking at my coworkers and totally inspired me to get even more involved in the community. Totally deserved the standing ovation it got :)
Rating: 5 of 5 
(18.Apr.2015)
API Pain Points
My team attended at least two API talks last year before starting to work on our own API in the past few months, and I was very pleased to see we have been doing it "the right way". I personally didn't get much out of this talk because it wasn't new information, but it was highly entertaining. Phil, please slow down a little when speaking. Us Americans can't all understand you easily, and the non-americans on my team probably had an even harder time.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(20.Oct.2015)
PHP 7 Jumpstart
Great talk - very humorous and fun. I really liked how this helped me identify some things about PHP 5 I didn't even know about in addition to the PHP 7 changes. Tons of info!
Rating: 5 of 5 
(21.Oct.2015)
Is your code SOLID?
This talk was so good! I have always focused on the S in SOLID, and really needed to learn more about the rest of it. O: OCP - was one I never could understand even though I had read some blogs, but Julien explained it in a way I could finally understand it, and distill down into a tweet even. Examples were great. Talk felt a little repetitive in a few places.
Rating: 2 of 5 
(21.Oct.2015)
Cloud is the New Normal - The Joint
This just seemed like an Amazon presentation - like the one I saw at an Amazon sales presentation. Not super useful TBH.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(22.Oct.2015)
Fear Not the Machine of State!
I learned so much from this talk, it was great! Was a completely new concept for me, but he provided several great examples of code smells that indicate you should use the State Pattern, and I could immediately see where in my project it would help. Great job!
Rating: 5 of 5 
(23.Oct.2015)
Going Pro - The Joint
Loved it :) Cal is super motivating and shares his experiences so well.
Rating: 4 of 5 
(23.Oct.2015)
The future of Symfony : Symfony3
Lots of great info - some of the examples took a long time to explain, and it was a little confusing sometimes which was the new way and which was the old way. That said, I got a lot out of it, and am excited about Symfony 3!
Rating: 5 of 5 
(23.Oct.2015)
Co-operative Multitasking with Generators
Great explanation of generators, and how to use them to write asynchronous code. Your presentation was so entertaining :) The volunteer bubble sort was great.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(16.Nov.2015)
Hacking the Human Interface
Amazing talk :) Thank you for sharing it with us. I really enjoyed it, and got a lot out of it.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(21.Apr.2018)
Composer yourself: a reintroduction to composer
Eric did a great job explaining many different aspects of using Composer, and handled audience questions very well!
Rating: 5 of 5 
(21.Apr.2018)
Listen to the Difference: Using a Screenreader to Compare Before/After Code of 5 Top a11y Barriers
This was so informative, I have never heard a screenreader before so it was neat to learn how people really use them. Great tips for making your content more accessible! I'd love to hear more talks by Nic!
Rating: 5 of 5 
(16.Aug.2018)
Assemble Your Code in Stages: Leveling Up With Pipelines
Excellent explanation of what a pipeline is, and when to use it. I definitely am seeing Pipelines Everywhere!
Rating: 5 of 5 
(16.Aug.2018)
Apple, Butter, Darmok: A communications primer for developers
Excellent talk with great points on empathy, communication - totally inspiring.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(16.Aug.2018)
How PHP Ticks
I learned so much about how PHP works under the hood, I feel comfortable looking into it more now! Thanks!
Rating: 5 of 5 
(17.Aug.2018)
Getting ready for scale: Load testing your API with Gatling
Very cool examples of a performance testing tool, I would be nervous to try something like this in a new language, but David explained it very well.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(20.Aug.2018)
Building for the PHP Command Line Interface
Steve's talk was informational and entertaining, lots of good examples!
Rating: 5 of 5 
(20.Aug.2018)
Philosophy in Code: I Kant Even
This was so fun to experience, Margaret's slides were so great, loved all the gifs. She fit in a ton of information in the time, and clearly related the topic to tech/programming in a way that made it much easier to understand. Would attend again :)
Rating: 5 of 5 
(20.Aug.2018)
Building World Class Developer Organizations
Great closing keynote, I loved how much he focused on communication.
Rating: 4 of 5 
(15.Sep.2018)
(Ab)using process control for powerful CLI applications
This was really interesting, and covered a lot of stuff that was completely new to me. I could definitely have benefited from a little more intro to certain terms at the beginning. I have used the Symfony Process component a lot so I was excited to see that bit covered, it's such a great library to make this sort of work easier. I'm going to have to check out some of the other tools Ian covered.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(15.Sep.2018)
Lost in the Lobby
Thank you so much for sharing, Samantha. The openness and honesty is needed right now, we have to all start talking about this stuff more.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(15.Sep.2018)
Code is Not Neutral: Ethics for Developers
This keynote covered such an essential topic, and I loved how Clarissa challenged us to be better. The examples were easy to relate to, and I also appreciated her including accessibility features in the talk.
Rating: 3 of 5 
(15.Sep.2018)
Only Take What You Need GraphQl in PHP
There was a lot of great info in here. I think the presentation can be a lot smoother, by moving code and examples into the same tool as the slides, because a lot of time was spent on switching applications and fixing display issues. I also think a better definition in the beginning of exactly what GraphQL is, and some examples of using it would have been helpful at the beginning, because I think the audience was still confused about what they would use GraphQL for - maybe an example of a FE app actually using it vs a REST API and showing how much easier it is for them to request the different data they want using GraphQL over REST.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(17.Sep.2018)
Machine Learning and Trend Analysis in PHP
I loved this talk, Michael had such great examples, and I felt like I came away with a much better understanding of some of the hot buzzwords people throw around when talking about ML.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(17.Sep.2018)
Serverless PHP applications
This talk gave me some great ideas, I loved the info about how to make PHP run on Amazon Lambda, and Matthieu included a lot of info about the pros and cons. Very thorough and helpful!
Rating: 4 of 5 
(21.Sep.2018)
Let’s Build a ChatBot!
Marcus had such great content - this was the talk I was most excited to see and it definitely lived up to my expectations. I cannot wait to go back and start building a chat bot now. I think by the next time Marcus does this presentation, he'll have some of the kinks worked out and he'll be super confident,and blow us all away :)
Rating: 3 of 5 
(21.Sep.2018)
Building a CI/CD pipeline for PHP applications
Juan had a lot of great info on how to do CI/CD with Amazon products - I think if you're going to focus so heavily on one ecosystem, it should be in the title/description of the talk. I'd suggest not trying to do the live PR and build part, and spend more time explaining some basics and "why" for the audience. Slides need to be way more readable, the font/size/color was very difficult to read.

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WavePHP 2018 Sep 19, 2018
Southeast PHP Aug 16, 2018
Lone Star PHP 2017 Apr 20, 2017
Lone Star PHP 2016 Apr 07, 2016
SunshinePHP 2016 Feb 04, 2016
ZendCon 2015 Oct 19, 2015
Little Rock Tech Fest Oct 16, 2015
Lone Star PHP 2015 Apr 16, 2015
Lone Star PHP 2014 Apr 25, 2014
Cascadia PHP Sep 14, 2018
OpenWest 2016 Jul 15, 2016
Midwest PHP 2016 Mar 05, 2016
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