Marcus Bointon

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Rating: 5 of 5 
(27.Jun.2015)
Automation made simple with Ansible
I liked this talk very much. Erika is very enthusiastic and actually sounds happy about what she's talking about! Good concise examples, simple demos, and a convincing overall message.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(27.Jun.2015)
The Three Dimensions of Testing
It's always good to hear someone talk that absolutely knows their stuff, and Sebastian certainly knows his testing! This talk covered the generalities and motives for testing without getting lost in details.
Rating: 3 of 5 
(27.Jun.2015)
Dip Your Toes in the Sea of Security
Some good content covering important points, but James has a habit of undermining himself - he claimed at various points to not be a security expert, not be a programmer, not be a sysadmin - so what are you?? Believe in yourself! The slides could use some polish, and please say "right" less!
Rating: 4 of 5 
(27.Jun.2015)
HTTP is Dead. Long Live HTTP/2!
Ben's talk topic had some overlap with mine, so this was of great interest to me. I would like to have seen more on the multiple streaming mechanism, less on the history. Ben has nicely styled slides and great presentation skills.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(27.Jun.2015)
What to Expect When You're Expecting: PHP 7
Given that the topic is interesting but essentially just a big list, this was a tough job to bring to life, but Davey did a great job, livened up with entertaining anecdotes.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(27.Jun.2015)
My site is slow, what can I do? - Profiling PHP applications
I enjoyed this talk a lot. I'd used quite a few of the things mentioned, with similar experiences, but it was great to see what could be done when carried much further, and I really liked Bastian's obvious enthusiasm.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(27.Jun.2015)
Revisited: The Webstack in 2015
This is very familiar territory to me, so it was great to find that I was very much on the same wavelength as Arne. I was concerned that some might feel out of their depth in a systems area, but there were some great follow-up questions that suggested that was not the case.
Rating: 4 of 5 
(27.Jun.2015)
Content Security Policy - The end of Cross Site Scripting?
This was a good, concise intro to CSP, but was a little limited in scope and seemed to fizzle out at the end - not as good as his webstack talk.
Rating: 4 of 5 
(25.May.2016)
I'm Just Here for the ElePHPants
Funny, nicely presented, but not especially useful
Rating: 5 of 5 
(25.May.2016)
Machine Learning with PHP
Nicely done, approachable and entertaining, and makes you realise that machine learning can be simple to implement in practise, even though how it works remains quite mysterious!
Rating: 5 of 5 
(25.May.2016)
CommonMark: Markdown Done Right
There's nothing quite like having a package presented by its author! Concise, coherent and comprehensible, great stuff Colin!
Rating: 5 of 5 
(25.May.2016)
Better Security Delivered Faster: TLS with HTTP2
This is something I've presented myself, so it was all pretty familiar, but Junade presented it all in a very straightforward way. It was particularly good to see the example of configuring server push. The description of HPKP wasn't very clear, and in what circumstances it would be useful.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(25.May.2016)
JavaScript for PHP Developers
Really excellent talk, very clear explanations, great examples, deep technical knowledge on tap!
Rating: 5 of 5 
(26.May.2016)
The New Revolution
Excellent, detailed, passionate, everything a keynote should be!
Rating: 4 of 5 
(26.May.2016)
Mastering the Basics of OAuth2
I've had trouble dealing with OAuth, especially for non-web apps (in my case for PHPMailer), and while Joseph's presentation was clear and entertaining, I found it mostly confirmed my experience that OAuth is pretty hard! There is a great deal of complex terminology that there really isn't any way to avoid, so it's difficult subject to simplify - but Joseph made a very good effort to do so.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(26.May.2016)
Effective Redis for PHP Developers
Great talk by Matthew, nice comprehensible use cases backed up with simple code examples. Redis really does more than I thought.
Rating: 3 of 5 
(30.May.2016)
Yielding Higher-performance PHP
Ian is clearly a very sharp coder. This talk was complex and very thoroughly prepared, but I felt the performance message got lost amongst all the setting up and underlying technicalities. I think it would have been better if it had started out with some performance stats across the different approaches and then looked at how they were achieved and what trade-offs were involved. This might also have reduced the impact of the failure of the last demo, which I'm assuming was going to get the best results of all the appoaches, so was something of a disappointment. I still learned a lot though!
Rating: 5 of 5 
(30.May.2016)
M-M-M-Monads!
This was a great example of how to do a tech talk - clear, simple examples and explanations, nice parallels between the different cases to illustrate the underlying abstraction. Christopher presented in a friendly, eloquent style and had good answers to questions at the end.
Rating: 4 of 5 
(30.Jun.2017)
Cooperative Multitasking With Generators
Really interesting, great live coding, but I got a bit lost towards the end
Rating: 4 of 5 
(01.Jul.2017)
Nuclear powered software security
Interesting stuff, but quite abstract. Maybe add some code / config examples to make concepts more explicit?

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enterJS 2016 Jun 13, 2016
php[tek] 2016 May 23, 2016
PHP Dorset - July 2015 Jul 05, 2015
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