Billie Thompson

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Rating: 5 of 5 
(04.Oct.2014)
Building an API with Apigility
Interesting talk that gave a good overview of Apigility. Very much a tool I'll be looking at using in the future.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(04.Oct.2014)
What a Hack!
great talk, going to go and try HHVM and Hack now
Rating: 5 of 5 
(04.Oct.2014)
End The War on Tabs
Funny, entertaining, not to serious talk a out the whitespace language.
Rating: 4 of 5 
(04.Oct.2014)
RAD != Rushed, Awful Decisions
Interesting talk on good software design principles.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(20.Feb.2015)
Everything That I Really Needed to Know, I Learned in Rabbinical School
I really enjoyed this keynote, well delivered and interesting.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(20.Feb.2015)
Reverse caching proxies: Varnish or Nginx?
An interesting talk. Taught me a lot I didn't know about NGINX's caching capabilities.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(20.Feb.2015)
Composer Best Practices
Interesting talk, I didn't know about the "^" operator. I like the relaxed presentation style.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(20.Feb.2015)
Accessibility done right
Enjoyed the talk, especially the "Design for universal access" and the mentions of usage of plain english.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(20.Feb.2015)
Barely Enough Design
Thoroughly enjoyed this coverage of the base principals of OO, but I always enjoy Marcello's presentations.
Rating: 4 of 5 
(20.Feb.2015)
Bring your PHP application to the next level with React.JS
Came to this to see the competition, seeing as I was doing a Angular.JS talk the next day. Found it a really interesting explanation into React. I did feel the PHP bit was a little confusing.
Rating: 3 of 5 
(20.Feb.2015)
The Future of Programming
I thought the presentation of the presentation was very good. I didn't really feel like the discussion really built up to anything though.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(20.Feb.2015)
Integrating Communities
Excellent keynote that made me think a lot about how I treat software development communities.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(20.Feb.2015)
Naming things
Funny, interesting, and some good practical advice at the end. Naming talks are always tricky, and this one was good.
Rating: 4 of 5 
(20.Feb.2015)
Be a Bold Coder
Speaker was fantastic, but I felt that a lot of talks have been done about this, and that this one didn't really teach my anything new. Maybe some more depth and less on a subject?
Rating: 5 of 5 
(20.Feb.2015)
Your API is a UI
Good talk about design in general. I must admit I'm feeling a little distracted at the end of the day so I couldn't focus as I would have liked.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(20.Feb.2015)
Open Source, Love, and Social Responsibility
Excellent keynote. Inspiring.
Rating: 0 of 5 
(21.Feb.2015)
MVVM and Silex - It's the future
I noticed a lot of people are saying it felt rushed. Which is fair, I think that 3 frameworks in the time slot is quite a lot. I think I'll probably change the talk, so there is a little less about Silex and trim some fat off the introductions so we can go into a bit more detail with AngularJs - so people with a little more experience get something out of it. If this talk was in the form of a 3 hour tutorial so we could focus a bit more diving deeper into each of the technologies, and obviously doing some awesome hands on coding, do you think you'd be interested in coming? Negative or positive, thank you for your feedback, this stuff is absolute gold. Most of all I want to thank all of you for making this conference such a wonderful experience, and it's nice to hear some of you are playing with these technologies, especially for the first time. There's nothing more exciting as a speaker than to hear someone has listened to your talk and is now using something you mentioned.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(13.May.2015)
The continuous PHP Pipeline
Enjoyable, a nice example of running a PHP Pipeline
Rating: 5 of 5 
(13.May.2015)
The promise of asynchronous PHP
Probably my favourite talk of the conference. Really enjoyed learning about react and I'm going to have a play with it later.
Rating: 0 of 5 
(03.Oct.2015)
Docker at the Home Office
Hi! I hope you enjoyed a talk, and thank you for coming! Here's a link to the demo code https://github.com/PurpleBooth/flappy-endpoint, and to prove we practice what we preach here's the libraries that UK Home Office open sources, https://ukhomeoffice.github.io/. You can find some cool containers in there. Slides: https://www.dropbox.com/s/q3ypcsp2ulwxe3i/docker.key?dl=0 (keynote), https://www.dropbox.com/s/vrlixv6w920fr1t/docker.pdf?dl=0 (pdf, minus videos, sorry!), and https://speakerdeck.com/purplebooth/docker-at-the-home-office (speakerdeck)
Rating: 5 of 5 
(03.Oct.2015)
Opening Keynote: Stealing People Lessons from Artificial Intelligence
Loved this keynote, i find it hard to find good resources on team leading and management, and this talk was absolute gold for things that relate to that.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(03.Oct.2015)
Are you a good Code Scout
Really enjoyed this, it's hard to impress on people how important the boy scout rule making code bases pleasant to use.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(03.Oct.2015)
Better Late Than Never: Scalar Type Hints in PHP 7
Loved it, brilliant to see into the world of getting a new feature in PHP, also the importance of diplomacy.
Rating: 4 of 5 
(03.Oct.2015)
How to make a kickass meetup group for £20
Interesting talk, practical advice on how to market user groups!
Rating: 5 of 5 
(03.Oct.2015)
Imposter Syndrome: have I been faking it for this time?
Loved this talk, it's really nice to see mental health being discussed, I hope this goes to more conferences and meetups too!
Rating: 0 of 5 
(05.Oct.2015)
Docker at the Home Office
People who left 4* reviews, is there anything I could do to make this a 5* talk?
Rating: 5 of 5 
(19.Feb.2016)
The Code Manifesto
I've come to expect that PHPUK will deliver powerful keynotes. This was no exception. It's a hard, emotive topic, and the talk was well delivered and made me consider things I hadn't previously.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(19.Feb.2016)
Simple Machine Learning
I've been doing lots of work with Elastic Search recently which uses some of these techniques, however I've never had a peak inside the black box before. Interesting and at just the right level for me. I think I probably want to learn more about this now!
Rating: 4 of 5 
(19.Feb.2016)
Behind the Scenes of Maintaining an Open Source Project
Another great keynote, it was interesting to see the hard challenges that you face as a large project runner. It was interesting to get the diplomatic tips and how to keep people engaged with the project, and how that fits in with the wider conversation we're having in the community about what constitutes acceptable behaviour. My only criticism is that it felt like there wasn't a real structure to the talk, it felt more like a stream of consciousness list, sometimes I think that works really well, this time I feel it worked less well.
Rating: 0 of 5 
(19.Feb.2016)
Kubernetes at the Home Office
Hi Everyone! You can find a PDF copy of the slides here: https://speakerdeck.com/purplebooth/kubernetes-at-the-home-office-phpuk-16 There is a video-ful version here (Youtube): https://youtu.be/eiXHjgmWdcw And the original keynote version: https://www.dropbox.com/s/9x39zp0pqnewkv2/docker-kb8-phpuk16.key?dl=0 https://flappy.purplebooth.co.uk/ - Running version https://github.com/PurpleBooth/flappy-endpoint - Code it ran from https://quay.io/repository/purplebooth/flappy-endpoint - Container on Quay https://purplebooth.co.uk/blog/2015/06/14/creating-docker-containers-is-easy/ - Blog post containing write-up of the docker part of this talk https://github.com/ukhomeoffice
Rating: 5 of 5 
(19.Feb.2016)
Imposter Syndrome and Individual Competence
Loved this talk! I need the number of the designer who did your slides, so amazing
Rating: 5 of 5 
(19.Feb.2016)
From PHP to Machine Code
A really interesting talk on writing your own compiler, and a deeper look at how AOT compilers work, with a glimpse of how that differs to JIT. Maybe I should try writing my own compiler...
Rating: 5 of 5 
(19.Feb.2016)
Whirlwind tour through the HTTP2 spec
I thought I knew HTTP2. I didn't! From things in this talk I have already made some changes to my setup to improve the performance based on the characteristic I learned about HTTP2.
Rating: 4 of 5 
(21.Feb.2016)
Got 15 minutes? Then give something back!
I struggled with how to rate this. I think this is a pretty common topic for a keynote and talks generally, and I think that this variant was pretty well delivered, but not the best I've ever seen. I think that there could have been a bit more focus on the benefits of giving 15min, rather than where you can spend it, and I feel it needed an original twist.

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PHP UK Conference 2016 Feb 18, 2016
PHPNW15 Oct 01, 2015
PHP UK Conference 2015 Feb 18, 2015
PHPNW 2014 Oct 02, 2014
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