Katy

Comments

(Show Details)
(Hide Details)
Rating: 5 of 5 
(20.Feb.2015)
Integrating Communities
Thanks for this insightful and inspiring talk. I bemoan the lack of diversity sometimes and this was definitely food for thought. :)
Rating: 5 of 5 
(20.Feb.2015)
Debugging: past, present and future
Really informative talk, lots of new tricks to learn. Thanks! :D
Rating: 4 of 5 
(20.Feb.2015)
Be a Bold Coder
The content was fairly basic, so maybe not for everyone - but I can definitely see it being useful for newer developers and helping them take their first steps into collaborative work.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(20.Feb.2015)
HHVM at Etsy: Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger
Really interesting talk, now maybe I don't have much of a practical application for it (at the moment!) but it was really interesting to get insight into the process of changing a system like this and the problems it throws up in addition to all the potential benefits.
Rating: 4 of 5 
(21.May.2015)
Here Be Dragons: PHP at Its Limits
Andrew is a new speaker, but you wouldn't have known it; he delivered his talk well - clearly and well-paced. The content was rather specialised and I personally don't see a real-life use for it, but nevertheless interesting to hear and got some good discussions going. :D
Rating: 5 of 5 
(21.May.2015)
Getting Started with Slim 3
It was really nice to get some insight into the latest iteration of the Slim framework from someone who was clearly knowledgeable about it - and a decent introduction to PSR-7 and some of its key features. I like Rob's style of talking too; really laid back with good practical examples.
Rating: 4 of 5 
(16.Jul.2015)
Putting people in PHP: A Day in the Life of a Recruiter
Sean is a confident and friendly guy; but he'd have to be to do what he does. The talk, although short itself, inspired an incredible amount of debate and discussion around how best to recruit and train the next generation of PHP developers. It was really amusing and insightful. I'm glad that Sean decided to talk to us. :)
Rating: 5 of 5 
(26.Jul.2015)
Down the Rabbit Hole: Lessons Learned combining Career and Community
Lovely uplifting talk from Cal to start off the day; resonated so much with me. I love the PHP community. :D
Rating: 4 of 5 
(26.Jul.2015)
The Art of Programming
An entertaining talk from Erika, featuring a unicorn. Drew parallels between art and engineering. Quite insightful. :)
Rating: 5 of 5 
(26.Jul.2015)
API Pain Points
I'd never seen Phil Sturgeon speak before, but this was, as expected, highly entertaining. A+
Rating: 4 of 5 
(26.Jul.2015)
Dependency injection, the right way.
Good technical talk; covered a lot of points and provided valuable insight. However, I felt that delivery was a bit lacking in enthusiasm. Possibly to do with time of day etc.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(26.Jul.2015)
Advanced Adventures in Git
This was my favourite talk of the day; Lorna was (understandably) nervous about performing it as it involves a lot of live demo, but it was excellent! I loved the 'choose your own adventure' style; really innovative way to deliver a technical talk and full of enthusiasm. Not to mention I learned a few useful tips, too, and gained a deeper understanding of some things. :D
Rating: 5 of 5 
(26.Jul.2015)
Social
Laser quest was absolutely amazing. Also played a bit of a board game; that was cool. Food was decent. :D
Rating: 5 of 5 
(23.Nov.2015)
Dip Your Toes in the Sea of Security
This talk covered quite a depth of topics; addressing some of the most common security issues, and explaining how to detect and evaluate holes in your own software, including some tips that I had never considered before, such as the difference between failing safely and securely. It also sparked some interesting discussion which is always nice. :)
Rating: 5 of 5 
(17.Dec.2015)
Drinking Beer With a Raspberry Pi and PHP
A fun and cool project; although there were a few slight hitches, it was a decent proof of concept and provided a good explanation of where the failure points were - a nice introduction to electronics for programmers, and provides inspiration for future Pi projects.
Rating: 3 of 5 
(18.Feb.2016)
Version Control - tips, tricks and good citizenship
In terms of the presentation, a really good first talk. Clearly delivered and decent slides. Good speed and a decent amount of content. However, most of the audience are using Git and I do appreciate your answers regarding my question about your preference for SVN, but the talk could benefit from discussing the problems solved by using different VCS-es - since you are aiming at an audience that has little prior experience or a dislike for VCS, it would be wise to present current best practice to ensure that people are armed with the best information on which to base their decisions.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(18.Feb.2016)
Simple Machine Learning
Really great insight into a topic I'd never seen covered before but is nevertheless very interesting. Obviously only covered the 'basics' but this was enough to pique an interest. Chris is a really good speaker, I think his acting helps - well paced and charismatic.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(18.Feb.2016)
Every Millisecond Counts: Performance & UX
A lot of really useful information that I will definitely be able to put into practice within my projects - delivered really well with good slides and examples.
Rating: 4 of 5 
(18.Feb.2016)
Elastic scaling in a (micro)service oriented architecture
A huge amount of really useful information crammed into this talk - appreciated, and I learned a lot, however it was hard to keep up with in places and could have done with being better paced, or maybe focussing on fewer areas.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(19.Feb.2016)
Behind the Scenes of Maintaining an Open Source Project
Really great insight into the maintenance of open source projects - brought up some things I had never before considered, and I will definitely rethink my interaction with OSS maintainers in the future! Some really funny moments too, so a nice talk to end the day on. Thank you.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(19.Feb.2016)
Imposter Syndrome and Individual Competence
I loved Jessica's presentation style; funny and lighthearted despite covering a topic that is quite serious and close to my heart. I feel like I am now better equipped to deal with my own impostor syndrome. A great start to day 2. Thank you!
Rating: 5 of 5 
(19.Feb.2016)
PSR-7 HTTP messages in the wild
Nice HTTP messages overview, a lot of useful and practical information with good code examples. Well presented. Thank you. :)
Rating: 5 of 5 
(19.Feb.2016)
Step Into Debugging
Really good information; although I've used step debugging with PHPStorm before, it definitely brought up some best practices and tricks that I hadn't previously known about. Really well presented too - funny and fairly interactive with live demos and questions. Thank you!
Rating: 2 of 5 
(19.Feb.2016)
Comic book continuity and Git rebase
Started off really promising - good innovative idea to explain git workflow using comics. However, in the end, it lacked depth. It was essentially just an explanation git rebase and I feel like you could have covered a lot more about git workflows in general and there different situations that might warrant using different methods, as you mentioned, YMMV - it's not one size fits all. So rather disappointed in the content. Nicely delivered though - Gav is very charismatic and clearly an entertainer at heart.
Rating: 4 of 5 
(19.Feb.2016)
How I learned to stop worrying and love Regular Expressions
Well, I was surprised by this talk. I consider myself a regex veteran and diehard fan, so I expected not to learn too much in this talk - thinking it would be aimed at beginners, and it would be rather like preaching to the choir. However, some way more advanced topics were covered pretty quickly and I can imagine any newcomer to regex would have been pretty lost! So, if you are a beginner and expecting an easy introduction, I can see why you would be disappointed. However, I was really quite pleased to get a behind-the-scenes peak and learn some interesting regex gotchas. Definitely food for thought. Thank you, Jordi.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(19.Feb.2016)
Got 15 minutes? Then give something back!
Thank you for trying to inspire more people, myself included, to find the time to give back to the community. Here's to doing my bit!
Rating: 5 of 5 
(19.Feb.2016)
Security Theatre
Excellent talk on some kinda-obvious-but-nevertheless-worth-thinking-about-more security issues delivered in a really entertaining way. I really can't think of anything bad to say about this talk; I thought it might be a little boring due to the subject matter, but it was most definitely not! Thanks for this great talk.
Rating: 4 of 5 
(11.Jun.2016)
There's More to Code Reviews than You Might Think
Some good pointers here - from obvious to less obvious. Nice for a lightning talk. :)
Rating: 4 of 5 
(11.Jun.2016)
A Functional Guide to Cat Herding with PHP Generators
Really enjoyed the project presented here. I don't think I'm about to go out and attach GPS tracking to my cat, but it was a good insight into the world of generators in PHP.
Rating: 4 of 5 
(11.Jun.2016)
An Oral History of How I Got Grumpy
Inspirational talk about a career in PHP - success doesn't happen overnight, and it's not down to luck. Hope that PHP has the same kind of staying power for me. :)
Rating: 5 of 5 
(11.Jun.2016)
Extremely Defensive PHP Programming
I loved this talk - although I don't think I'm going to implement all of the practices detailed in the talk, it definitely gave me some food for thought and made me think of ways I could write better, cleaner, less ambiguous code.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(11.Jun.2016)
Anatomy of a Type System
Good talk on typing and even some really useful information and concepts for beginners and users of any programming language. Lots of theory worth listening to.
Rating: 3 of 5 
(11.Jun.2016)
HTTP/2.0 101 Introduction
Bastian always crams his talks with a huge amount of really technical content; it's good if you're able to follow it, but did lose me at some points due to the fast paced nature. Would have liked to have heard more about HTTP 2.0 features instead of ways people had implemented HTTP 2.0-like functionality in HTTP 1.1.
Rating: 2 of 5 
(24.Aug.2016)
Bringing User Stories To Life
So, figuring out real user stories is boring and often lacks context. The solution presented? Comics. An interesting and novel idea but I'm not sure of the actual application possibilities (also Bitstrips is gone), and would have appreciated additional alternative ideas.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(24.Aug.2016)
No Excuse User Research
Really good quality speaker with good content that was well structured and easy to follow. Some nice ideas for easy user research.
Rating: 4 of 5 
(24.Aug.2016)
Please Understand Me
Great talk and matches my thoughts about the dev - manager relationship. Unfortunately this audience lacked the presence of the people who really needed to see it; the managers. It's always good to be reminded not to stay in a toxic relationship, but if we don't make these issues known to the people who are perpetuating the toxicity, we can't solve this issue. Is any developer going to be confident enough to share this talk with toxic management?!
Rating: 5 of 5 
(24.Aug.2016)
The Lucid Architecture For Building Scalable Applications
The best talk so far, revealed a whole new set of ideas for building a scalable application architecture. Very valuable and extremely well presented with good examples and good Q&A. Thank you.
Rating: 4 of 5 
(24.Aug.2016)
Keynote
Like someone said previously, this felt a bit like leftovers from Laracon US. I hadn't watched the US talk so I felt like I was missing something. But what covered was really great and impressed at Taylor releasing 5.3 from the venue. :)
Rating: 5 of 5 
(16.Feb.2017)
The Road to Continuous Deployment: a case study
Some really nice insight into legacy applications and the steps taken to move them to CD and the changes needed to make it successful, including some handy rebuilding/refactoring hints and tips. Highly recommended. Thank you. :)
Rating: 5 of 5 
(16.Feb.2017)
State of the PHP Community
Nice uplifting talk to start the day. Felt quite proud of us. :)
Rating: 4 of 5 
(16.Feb.2017)
How the real-time communication between things can simplify our everyday life
Nice insight into how cheap and easy it is to create IoT devices, and how using the SIM card data can be transferred bi-directionally from almost anywhere in the world. Very interesting. However I don't think the 'to simplify your life' aspect was covered in enough detail; lots of large scale use cases but less in the way of personal use-cases. Shame about the display problems but speaker coped well with it; not your fault, no need to apologise. :)
Rating: 4 of 5 
(17.Feb.2017)
Smoke Tests - Why you should try to burn down your production environment
Good ideas for testing your actual production environment, without completely messing that production environment up in the process.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(17.Feb.2017)
Introduction to SOLID
Really great talk; engaging and humorous, with concrete examples that fully explored these oftentimes abstract concepts.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(17.Feb.2017)
Using Open Source for Fun and Profit
Gary is always fun and engaging and this talk delivers a really uplifting and positive message, good end to the day. :)
Rating: 2 of 5 
(17.Feb.2017)
I Think I Know What You’re Talking About, But I’m Not Sure
Nice concept, but fell a bit flat. It was either too wordy, or not wordy enough. For example, quoting wikipedia to explain scope... not great. Using cat gifs to try and explain scope instead? Not much better either TBH. Some funny/humorous points, and the general overarching moral of helping people to understand things that experienced programmers would consider basic, but are simultaneously highly confusing to a newbie. For some advice, I'd like to see fewer GIFs - quality rather than quantity; a few is fine for punchlines, but the amount presented here was a bit overwhelming. Was I supposed to be laughing the whole way through? That conflicted with the fact that the GIFs were interspersed with some very wordy, serious-sounding slides so the presentation ran at two extremes. Maybe reduce the wordiness and the GIFs to try and find a nice middle ground, because the topic definitely had potential.
Rating: 4 of 5 
(17.Feb.2017)
JWT - To authentication & beyond!
Very well presented talk with a lot of useful information; I'd vaguely come across JWT before but had never really looked into it. Now I will definitely think of it for token based auth.

Events They'll Be At

PHP South Coast 2017 Jun 08, 2017
© Joind.in 2017