Nicholas Thompson

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Rating: 5 of 5 
(20.Feb.2015)
Everything That I Really Needed to Know, I Learned in Rabbinical School
A fantastic view on development (both code and personal). Loved it.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(20.Feb.2015)
Building an API with Apigility
Never heard of Apigility before this talk. Now I want to use it in my next project. ;)
Rating: 3 of 5 
(20.Feb.2015)
Integrating Communities
Very passionate presentation. Clearly all came from the heart.
Rating: 4 of 5 
(20.Feb.2015)
Composer Best Practices
Good presentation. I've not used composer in this level of detail yet but its given me some good tips.
Rating: 3 of 5 
(26.Feb.2016)
The Code Manifesto
It was an interesting talk. I like hearing things like this. It made me think about how I approach people in communities more than I already think about it. Clearly this is a talk close to Kayla's heart and life. I wholeheartedly agree with the gender division enforced on our kids from such a young age. I dislike that my two boys are encouraged to enjoy masculine things and discourages from creative style things by culture. However. In terms of scheduling, this, IMHO, would have been a good track talk. It didn't feel like a keynote for such a large conference.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(26.Feb.2016)
What To Expect From PHP7
Inspiring, educational and energetic. Ace talk
Rating: 5 of 5 
(26.Feb.2016)
Every Millisecond Counts: Performance & UX
Great talk - learned plenty about new techniques.
Rating: 4 of 5 
(26.Feb.2016)
PSR-7 HTTP messages in the wild
Interesting talk with good examples. Felt it was a little too focussed on Guzzle (felt a little like it was being plugged/advertised to me).
Rating: 4 of 5 
(26.Feb.2016)
Elastic scaling in a (micro)service oriented architecture
A good talk - but I think it tried to cram too much in. Skimmed over lots of topics very quickly so my takeaway was interest in a topic but with little practical experience ti implement any of it.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(26.Feb.2016)
Docker & PHP - development and deployment
Some great demos and examples of how to use Docker and PHP. Simplified a lot of the FUD about docker.
Rating: 2 of 5 
(26.Feb.2016)
Imposter Syndrome and Individual Competence
Interesting talk. Worth seeing. Very well presented. The humour, interaction and presentation style were excellent and kept my focus through the whole thing (never felt tempted to drift off). Clearly an excellent presenter. This comment is for the organisers, not Jessica: IMHO should have been a track talk. DrupalCon did the same thing; keynoted a mental health topic. It's important, but I'm not sure its a keynote. My expectations for any conference is to extend my knowledge and experience on the topic of that conference. Mental health in our industry is important and it should be discussed; I personally don't think it should headline a developer conference, in the same way a PHP talk should not headline a mental health conference. It, like the Thursday keynote, for me felt "off topic".
Rating: 5 of 5 
(26.Feb.2016)
Security Theatre
Entertaining and informative. Possibly the best talk at PHPUK16...
Rating: 3 of 5 
(26.Feb.2016)
Real-Time Data Pipelines
Worth seeing. Tonnes of information. Really impressive results. Didn't feel like I left with any actions I could take to follow up on it. There was no "tutorial" element to it, was more a "look what we do" kind of talk. Fascinating information, but not immensely and practically useful for me.
Rating: 2 of 5 
(26.Feb.2016)
All the cool kids...
Had high hopes for this. Started well. Got the audience laughing early, but gradually the talk became less accessible (lots of slide info that was hard to read, couldn't really hear the talking). Lots focus and interest during the talk and as a result didn't really feel like I took anything away from it.
Rating: 4 of 5 
(26.Feb.2016)
Doctrine ORM Good Practices and Tricks
Great talk; learned lots about Doctrine. Could have done with some realtime/practical demos maybe?
Rating: 4 of 5 
(26.Feb.2016)
Whirlwind tour through the HTTP2 spec
Enjoyed the talk - this is what PHPUK is about for me. Education in our industries latest tech and trends.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(26.Feb.2016)
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PHP UK Conference 2015 Feb 18, 2015
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