Matt Brunt

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Rating: 5 of 5 
(04.Oct.2014)
RAD != Rushed, Awful Decisions
Great talk and some cool ideas behind what RAD means.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(04.Oct.2014)
End The War on Tabs
Fantastic talk, funny, entertaining and lighthearted look at whitespace.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(04.Oct.2014)
All hail our ‘bot masters: Chat-ops for fun & profit
Great talk about a subject I'd previously not even encountered. Some really cool ideas. The idea of using a chat system (something we use everyday) to make the kind of changes that can be done seems neat!
Rating: 5 of 5 
(07.Oct.2014)
How PHP Changed the World of Programming
Fantastic speaker, amazing subject and keynote. Had me thinking all weekend.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(07.Oct.2014)
PHP 5.NEW: The Best Bits
Fast paced, brilliant material but some of the assumptions about pre-existing knowledge of certain things meant that it wasn't always clear what was being explained. Still, it was a fantastic talk.
Rating: 4 of 5 
(07.Oct.2014)
Composer for Corporate Use
I think it covered a bit too much basic composer stuff - was expecting more detail and longer time talking on the subject of composer using your own repos and not just the Jenkins side of it. Still a good talk though.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(07.Oct.2014)
Web Frontend, API Backend
As this has been something I've been looking into, seeing it explained by a speaker who covers things well, with great explanations and without rushing past things / skipping over things was invaluable. Absolutely fantastic.
Rating: 4 of 5 
(07.Oct.2014)
The Action-Domain-Responder Design Pattern
It covered the ADR pattern - but could have used more examples and a bit more depth on how it could be used. Seeing MVC presented how it was and showing the difference between MVC and ADR was great though. Lacked some enthusiasm it seemed though.
Rating: 0 of 5 
(29.Nov.2014)
Laravel 5 Features
As soon as the talk is marked as mine I'll post them as a proper link - they're here though: http://mattstauffer.co/blog/laravel-5.0-form-requests
Rating: 5 of 5 
(23.Sep.2015)
Getting artistic with code
One of the best keynotes I've seen. Engaging, fun, and thoroughly inspiring. Perfect way to start the conference!
Rating: 5 of 5 
(23.Sep.2015)
Doctrine 2: To Use Or Not To Use
I loved the honesty of this talk. Knowing the pitfalls and limits of Doctrine and knowing when not to try forcing it to do things that it's not meant to. Great insight into Doctrine.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(02.Oct.2015)
Loose coupling in practice
A fantastic walkthrough of practical reasons why you'd want to loosely couple your code. Easy to follow along with and very well explained concepts through actual examples. The nice branch switching command was very useful too!
Rating: 5 of 5 
(04.Oct.2015)
Closing Keynote: Developers are just like humans
Lots of food for thought and powerful message shared through personal experiences.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(04.Oct.2015)
Scaling & Managing Asynchronous Workers (and staying sane!)
Loved the honesty and showing what a bad worker looks like so that when looking at a good worker you know what to avoid. Great talk.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(04.Oct.2015)
200K+ reasons why security is a must
Audience interaction, great examples, good sharing of practices to follow and tools to use.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(04.Oct.2015)
Hello, PSR-7.
Loved the history explanation behind PSR-7 and how it brought together so many people to make it work. Great presentation showing who's adopted it and how.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(04.Oct.2015)
Driving Design through Examples
As ever, seeing an example of the process of going through actually designing a domain is so helpful. Ciaran explains things in such a clear, concise and straightforward way that it's easy to grasp even more advanced practices.
Rating: 4 of 5 
(04.Oct.2015)
Writing Interactive User Interfaces with PHP & React.js
Live coding (in any language) is always a tough thing to do, Justin did a fantastic job and explained how React fits into everything else in a technology stack really well.
Rating: 4 of 5 
(04.Oct.2015)
One Extension, Three Engines
Great talk, seeing the comparison between the different engines gave a real insight into what it takes to support an extension like this. Perhaps a little less time spent on the history would have been good.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(04.Oct.2015)
TDD with PhpSpec
This workshop really re-enforced my confidence in what I was doing with PhpSpec. Learned a few new tricks and the code katas as a driver/navigator pair-programming exercise were really eye-opening.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(04.Oct.2015)
Opening Keynote: Stealing People Lessons from Artificial Intelligence
What a way to start a conference. I now have lots of new reading material to get through, as well as knowledge of the right things that help to grow and nurture those in an organisation. Thoroughly enjoyable.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(03.Mar.2016)
So you’re thinking about going self-employed
An honest and insightful talk. Hearing personal experiences and the reasons why decisions were made, as well as the challenges faced, hurdles overcome and successes achieved made this a talk that anyone would benefit from hearing. Toby spoke with confidence and conviction and it really carried across the emphasis and weight behind the points he made.
Rating: 3 of 5 
(13.Jun.2016)
HTTP/2.0 101 Introduction
Echoing other comments, the talk was very informative, but could be slowed down. Also it focused a lot on the workarounds & functionality people used in HTTP/1.1 - I'd have liked to heard more about HTTP/2.0 and what it means for us. Very good talk with great technical content though.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(13.Jun.2016)
Anatomy of a Type System
A very intricate topic covered in a way that made it much more easy to understand. A lot of the points made were thought provoking and made me think about the semantic meaning behind a type, even if it's not any different at a technical level.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(13.Jun.2016)
Extremely Defensive PHP Programming
While they were mostly more extreme examples of how we can all code more defensively, there were some amazing examples of ways that day-to-day code can be hugely improved and made more resilient. I'm already putting the things I've learned into practice and Marco presented his talk in an engaging, interesting and educational way.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(13.Jun.2016)
JeoPHPardy!
Jeremy had the perfect wit, attitude and humour for hosting this, what a fantastic way to relax after an intense day of talks! That suit though... ;)
Rating: 5 of 5 
(05.Aug.2016)
Are You a Good Code Scout?
I loved the relaxed style of the talk, it felt like a personal chat and really fit the talk content. The content was well thought out, and each area was backed up with great real-world examples comparing and contrasting the Scouts to what that lesson / approach means as a developer.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(01.Oct.2016)
Deep Dive into Docker
David's knowledge around Docker is incredible. The pacing was enough to keep it moving, but not so fast that I didn't feel I could keep up. Loved the demo of Docker Swarm at the end involving multiple laptops in the room!
Rating: 5 of 5 
(01.Oct.2016)
Middleware to the rescue: A PHPMiNDS story
Loved the real-world implementation of the middleware and the journey through how it helped an app that's in use. I always find that so much easier to follow than abstract implementations that are vague. Well presented, and linked to some cool Slim PHP Packages that I'll definitely be checking out!
Rating: 5 of 5 
(01.Oct.2016)
Serving 30,000,000 Requests an Hour in the Cloud
The speaking style was entertaining, well paced and confident. It made following along incredibly easy as it was very engaging. The live demo was really cool, and the comparisons to large-scale apps and how easy it can be to scale that big was really neat.
Rating: 4 of 5 
(01.Oct.2016)
Getting hands dirty with PHP 7
Learned a lot about some functions and areas of PHP that I didn't know existed! Liked the comparison from PHP 5.X to 7.X in things added and removed. It was a little dry in areas - but that could largely be due to the more technical nature of the content.
Rating: 4 of 5 
(01.Oct.2016)
A World Without PHP
The look at statistics and things that wouldn't be around was eye-opening, Ben is a charismatic and engaging speaker. The in-joking was a little off-touch for me at times, but overall the talk was enjoyable.
Rating: 4 of 5 
(26.Nov.2016)
Dear Me, things I wish I knew 12 months ago
An insightful and honest talk, a good level of humour, and things that were really important to someone young in the industry who's just getting started with everything. For someone new to speaking, the nerves didn't show, and it felt like you were a confident speaker. For improvement, I'd suggest speaking slightly slower and slightly clearer, and maybe expand a bit more on each section with a touch more detail.

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