Amanda Findley

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Rating: 3 of 5 
(27.Oct.2017)
Cryptography with PHP
The "game" was good. I would have liked to have had a note in the description about a PC being mandatory. As it is written, it isn't clear a PC is required. I interpreted the "come ready" as a "prepared to take lots of notes". I would have liked to learn less about how it works and more about best practices or coding standards to make my programming more secure.
Rating: 3 of 5 
(27.Oct.2017)
Offline Sync for Progressive Web Apps
I misunderstood the "progressive" part of the description, and because of this, I did not get to experience the class the same as other commenters.
Rating: 3 of 5 
(27.Oct.2017)
The Possibility of PHP – The Weird and Wonderful Stories of the Web and Where We’re Headed
I really liked the visual representation of speed using the fractals. My biggest complaint would be, I felt as if the talk didn't get to the point fast enough. I found myself urging time to go faster so it would be done. To quote another commenter: could be streamlined (3 -> 4 -> 5 -> 7 would be more meaningful than skipping all around, in some cases working backwards)
Rating: 4 of 5 
(27.Oct.2017)
PHP Prepared Statements and MySQL Table Design
Although a lot of this information was basic and things I already knew, the presentation was done in an engaging manner. I learned a few things, not as new concepts, but as correct terms for practices I already imply. There was one slide I wanted to screen cap and show my coworker. "See, this is why we normalize our tables!" Thanks for the great talk.
Rating: 4 of 5 
(27.Oct.2017)
The New Revolution
I like this talk and have seen it before.
Rating: 4 of 5 
(27.Oct.2017)
Understanding Open Source Licenses
Very informative. I really liked this class and it highlights how "dangerous" licensing can be.
Rating: 4 of 5 
(27.Oct.2017)
Debugging Your Web Application
A good basics class. I was introduced to one new tool.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(27.Oct.2017)
How to Go From Developer to Stakeholder
As a woman, I was super pleased to see this talk be presented by a woman. Although the challenges she described are not limited to women, though some of them were due to our society, I felt the speaker was able to isolate and highlight how being a woman in this situation is different than a man's experience. I appreciated it.
Rating: 3 of 5 
(27.Oct.2017)
The Middleware Express
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Rating: 4 of 5 
(27.Oct.2017)
Go Micro with Microservices
Speaker was knowledgeable about his subject. The talk wasn't what I needed, but I'm glad I listened to it.
Rating: 4 of 5 
(27.Oct.2017)
Building Robots with PHP
Very knowledgeable.
Rating: 4 of 5 
(27.Oct.2017)
Building the Holodeck, one open source brick at a time
Engaging talk. Quoting another commenter because it fits my thoughts: Interesting way to present advantages of free and open source software
Rating: 1 of 5 
(27.Oct.2017)
Chatbots are Fun! So Let's Build One!
I was super excited for this talk. Wanting to build a chatbot was why I became a programmer in the first place. Sadly, I don't feel as if I learned "how they can benefit me", "how to code for it", or "automating conversations". Some of this could be answered in lengthening the talk, others by expanding the description. For instance, I wish the description had said "we are going to build a very specific chatbot with a very specific set of tools for a very specific set of business reasons (and then have a list of the tools)" We spent the first few minutes of the talk trying to set up the tools and then, if you had a glitch in setup, you might as well put the development aside because the talk wasn't set up as a workshop and you had no hope of going back. Also, I would love to have the slides. That way I could try again on my own time.
Rating: 4 of 5 
(27.Oct.2017)
The Promise of Asynchronous PHP
A agree with the other commenters
Rating: 1 of 5 
(27.Oct.2017)
Bring RPG/COBOL Business Logic to the Web with the PHP Toolkit
I wanted to hear this talk but the speaker was over 10 min late and I left.
Rating: 4 of 5 
(28.Oct.2017)
Meet Johnny the Deployer: A LAMP Stack Professional's Journey to Artificial Intelligence
This speaker discussed a chatbot creation as well as the other items listed. I thought they did a better job than the presenter doing the "chatbot" talk. This speaker covered more ground and provided some interesting videos showing the process at work.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(28.Oct.2017)
Building a Culture of Respect: How to Find, Hire, and Retain Developers
Fantastic information. I went in to this talk because I *hope* to one day be a hiring influence and walked out knowing some tricks and tips I can apply today. Highly recommended even if you don't want to be a hiring manager.
Rating: 3 of 5 
(28.Oct.2017)
Review Unknown Code with Static Analysis
Lots of good information. Unfortunately, I felt the talk dragged on too long and after an hour and five minutes, I had to take a break. I ended up missing the end of the talk.
Rating: 2 of 5 
(28.Oct.2017)
Closing Keynote
Sadly, I did not enjoy the ending speaker. I did love the fact the talk was short! I had a hard time relating to a "buy-out" talk, especially since I heard "How to Go From Developer to Stakeholder" talk, which was excellent and highlighting things a woman faces in a buy-out situation that a man might not encounter. This keynote did have good information. I think it would have been better suited in a talk timeslot and not as a keynote.

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php[world] Nov 10, 2014
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