Heather L White


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Rating: 5 of 5 
Talmudic Maxims to Maximize Your Growth as a Developer
Inspiring talk delivered in a clever and interesting style that helps highlight the important message of mentoring and teaching.
Rating: 3 of 5 
Teaching Kids to Fail
I agree with many of the other comments that describe the lack of actionable items. Developers, teachers, mentors, conference organizers are all doers. If we see a problem, we want to know more about how we can help, make the situation better, contribute in our own neighborhoods. The addition of such to the talk would greatly improve the relevance of the talk to this type of audience. However, the presentation was deliver well and the topic of mentoring and teaching kids through failure was very interesting.
Rating: 4 of 5 
Five things I wish they had told me before I started programming in PHP
I really enjoyed this talk even though I am not a developer. Cal is a dynamic speaker and entertains as much as he teaches. I learned several things especially about the lingo. One negative comment that is a personal turn off to me, is self negativity or self depreciation. A number of times Cal made comments about how we didn't need to listen to him, or there were better talks to listen too. As a teacher those kind of statements always make me cringe. Everyone has value to add. Be positive!
Rating: 5 of 5 
A Gentle Walk Towards SOA
I am not a developer but a teacher so I am evaluating the talk based on the presentation of the information. Jeff is a great presenter that easily pulls you in to what he is saying. I applaud the use of diagrams in understanding the process and in helping demonstrate the concept visually. The structure of the presentation also made it very easy to see the process of how going from a simpler system to a more complex system works. Well done!
Rating: 5 of 5 
Turning Your Code Into a Company: The Parts They Don't Tell You
I have seen this talk a couple of times now and it never fails to inspire me. Luke does such a great job of speaking with sincerity and passion that one can't help but be drawn in and thus inspired. The presentation has a wonderful balance of light hearted humor and serious notes of caution and reality.
Rating: 4 of 5 
What's Your Skateboard?
A presentation that explains an exceptional tool/strategy available to developers. Well delivered. Enjoyed the real life examples - although hard to follow the process via the photos.
Rating: 5 of 5 
How PHP Got Its Semicolons
Even as a non technical person for the most part, this presentation was engaging and full of historical tidbits of interesting knowledge of the history of tech, how far it has come and the possibilities that may exist in the future. Learned a lot of perspective.
Rating: 5 of 5 
Dev Divas: History's Heroines of Computing
The hidden side of women in tech history revealed. I learned so much about what actually happened to make tech advancements and what was erased from history due to many of them being amazing women. Vesna's presentation style was entertaining and fun - more a story than a presentation. Good job!
Rating: 5 of 5 
The Mindful Developer: Being Less Busy & More Productive
Enlightening talk and useful personal examples. Appreciated the encouragement when things don't go as planned.

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CoderCruise 2018 Aug 30, 2018
php[tek] 2018 May 29, 2018
CoderCruise Jul 16, 2017
php[tek] 2017 May 22, 2017
Midwest PHP 2017 Mar 17, 2017
php[cruise] Jul 16, 2016
php[tek] 2016 May 23, 2016
SunshinePHP 2016 Feb 04, 2016
php[world] 2015 Nov 16, 2015
php[tek] 2015 May 18, 2015
Lone Star PHP 2015 Apr 16, 2015
php[world] Nov 10, 2014
php[tek] 2014 May 19, 2014
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