Very much liked Gary's self-deprecating presentation style. Learning about the ins and outs of developing a Facebook game from an organisational point of view made this an interesting as well as entertaining post-mortem.
Overall very useful, though some of the scenarios and tip were a bit too specific for my tastes (particularly the information about NUMA zones -- while good to know -- got more attention than I think it deserved considering how unlikely it is that this will be a serious issue for most).
A very humorous tale and an intriguing idea. In addition to re-evaluating the way we approach problems, it also occurred to me that "stupid" challenges like these are also a great way to expand one's knowledge of the facilities PHP offers in its standard library.
The concepts of ReactPHP intrigue me and I definitely got the impression that the speaker was both knowledgeable and passionate about the topic. On the other hand, the presentation technique was a little bland and unengaging. It would benefit the speaker to get more practice in engaging the audience. I would have liked to see some use-cases from real-world projects where ReactPHP has been used and the problems it solves or how it was an improvement over previous solutions. Even if those are just summarised, I think it would help convince the audience of how cool ReactPHP can be.
Marco did an extremely good job of describing the process he went through at code-reviews.io. If anything, there was a bit too much that he covered in a mere 45 minutes. Covering the same amount of information in an 60 or even 75 minutes would allow it to land with the audience a bit better, imho. The topic deserves it.
Although most of the topics covered weren't exactly new to me, it was interesting to hear about both your opinions and practical experience. I would have liked a bit more levity to break up the rather dry summation of points. While you explained all the concepts that were on your slides quite well, I do feel that the slides *were* the talk, rather than *supporting* the talk.
Entertaining talk and well-presented. I love the fact that Shawn did this. Other than using event sourcing as being the theme of DPC16, the link with a PHP conference was a bit strenuous. Still, I loved it and wasn't bored for a moment.
It's hard to put my finger on what made this talk so good. Even though the topic wasn't all that interesting to me to start with, Ross did an amazing build-up and truly engaged the audience. With plenty of humour and showmanship, he somehow managed to convey some serious food for thought. Top notch.