Nigel Greenway

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Rating: 5 of 5 
(10.Sep.2015)
The Art of Programming
A great talk that made a lot of sense in terms of what we do as developers. It would be good to see more on the subject.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(10.Sep.2015)
Down the Rabbit Hole: Lessons Learned combining Career and Community
As talks go, this was a great talk to open a conference with. To see him talk so passionately about the PHP community has only re-enforced the fact that I want to be part of the community and get involved even more.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(29.Sep.2015)
Building a Pyramid: Symfony Testing Strategies
As a key area that I am currently looking into at the moment to build up my knowledge on, this talk answered a fair few questions, as well as creating more. This was easy to follow and done so at a great pace.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(29.Sep.2015)
Hello, PSR-7
Rating: 5 of 5 
(29.Sep.2015)
Hello, PSR-7
Rating: 5 of 5 
(29.Sep.2015)
Doctrine 2: To Use Or Not To Use
Some really good tips and honest advice. With everyone pulling you from one side of the fence to the other, it was good to have the fence lowered so you can make your own decisions better and more informed.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(29.Sep.2015)
Hexagonal architecture - message-oriented software design
Application architecture is something I have been interested in for the past 6 months. The talk gave a high level view of what hexagonal architecture is which has made me want to learn even more.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(03.Oct.2015)
Opening Keynote: Stealing People Lessons from Artificial Intelligence
A great talk and could't be more applicable to every business who employ and manage staff
Rating: 5 of 5 
(03.Oct.2015)
Pipeline Architectures
A well presented talk and very confident with the Q&A section.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(03.Oct.2015)
Better Late Than Never: Scalar Type Hints in PHP 7
Was a great insight into the internal process of proposal to implementation along with the internal politics/policies. Shows how much hard work and time has been put into implementing Scalar "Types".
Rating: 5 of 5 
(04.Oct.2015)
200K+ reasons why security is a must
An informative talk and well presented. A great level of interaction with the audience too.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(04.Oct.2015)
Writing Interactive User Interfaces with PHP & React.js
Was enjoyable talk with a brave pair programming/live coding section. Gave a lot of things to think about when thinking about how to do you front end part of an application.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(05.Oct.2015)
Magic with the PHP database connector mysqlnd
A well presented talk with just enough technical information to understand the benefits. I spoke to the speaker after in regards to something slightly connected; his knowledge is something I would like to tap into as he resolved my concern within seconds and explained why. Thanks.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(07.Oct.2015)
Closing Keynote: Developers are just like humans
A talk that can not be more important for every developer and their manager(s). The way Skoop opened up about his personal experience shows that no matter who you are, you are only human.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(22.Nov.2015)
Scaling Agile without speaking to each other
As someone who has only started doing agile recently it was nice to see that things I have suggested at work were touched on in this talk. It was a great talk which gave a clear way to help multiple teams to communicate with each other. The talk was presented.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(22.Nov.2015)
Mirror, Mirror on the Wall
As usual, the talk was enjoyable. James gave good examples of why the package BetterReflection was created and gave good scenarios of when to use it. Any talk by James I would recommend.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(22.Nov.2015)
PHP and CyberSec
A very clear talk on what is needed in order to secure you php application. Very informative and honest as well as informative.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(22.Nov.2015)
Avoid Bad code Hell
This was a great open discussion. Some points raised even made me think about my own personal traits which need to change. Mike gets you thinking about how to look at another persons code and think again about how it looks.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(01.Apr.2016)
Are you a good Code Scout?
Well delivered and great content/topic.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(08.Apr.2016)
BDD & Behat
For an introduction to Behat and BDD, this is a must. Slides give a general overview, but the demo gives great insight into tools and methodology. Well presented and questions were confidently answered.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(12.Jun.2016)
An Oral History of How I Got Grumpy
A great talk, great content, great delivery. A great person to have in the our community, just wish I got chance to sit and talk with him.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(12.Jun.2016)
There's More to Code Reviews than You Might Think
Really good content for a lightning talk, although some stuff is obvious to some people it still needs pointing out to all no matter what level of developer you are.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(12.Jun.2016)
Version Control - Tips, Tricks and Good Citizenship
Confidently delivered with a obvious passion and knowledge of all version control systems.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(12.Jun.2016)
Extremely Defensive PHP Programming
Some really far out views for coding practices, but delivered with the point that you don't have to practice all/any of them. If you want to give your code extra safety with what you write, I can not suggest this talk enough. Being an extremely defensive programmer is a great practice and he gives great examples why.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(12.Jun.2016)
Anatomy of a Type System
An enjoyable experience watching Anthony. A break down of what a type is was great, especially the low level parts. Great examples and explanation. A must if you want to understand core PHP types.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(12.Jun.2016)
Extended in 30 Minutes or Less, or Your Money Back
This went well over my head when diving into the C code. This is not a bad thing, only feeds my curiosity to dive into HHVM extensions and PHP extensions (I have her book, but still not finished it). Confidently delivered with expert knowledge (well, Sara was part of the team who created it). The code was given in plenty of time to review before and go through on my laptop as she was giving the talk which was a great bonus t the talk. Thank you.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(12.Jun.2016)
JeoPHPardy!
Excellently done and a great ending to a fantastic day. I have only ever seen JeoPHPardy via tweets previously, and I loved it just as much. I hope to see this again next year ;)
Rating: 5 of 5 
(12.Jun.2016)
Laser Quest
It hurts to sit. It hurts to stand. Bring spare clothes and body and don't play 5 games in a row, or try and do Gears Of War style roadie runs either... Thank you Roave!
Rating: 5 of 5 
(03.Jul.2016)
Hello, PSR-7.
A great talk and all questions answered with real world examples. Great to know the history of the PSR and why it was implemented the way it was. Was also nice to see some examples and information given on middleware as well.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(26.Aug.2016)
Beyond MySQL
Very well presented and an enjoyable talk. For every question asked an answer was given confidently. There was enough base information to allow you to carry on the talk afterwards to enable you research more about MySQL alternatives. Clear examples and explanations were also given which helped a lot.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(04.Oct.2016)
A World Without PHP
An enjoyable and funny talk. Although I understand where people are coming from with the "in jokes", I think he delivered a great "what if" talk about PHP and it not being around. The idea that some people will not get these "in jokes" is a non-issue as from my point of view, the newer generation may not understand these jokes, but it may encourage them to look certain things up?
Rating: 5 of 5 
(04.Oct.2016)
Continously delivering
Being someone who is just getting into CI/CD, this talk was great. It was well delivered and the questions were answered confidently along with knowledge and experience. I had 3 questions written down in my notebook and throughout the talk, each was answered.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(04.Oct.2016)
Passwords and how to handle them
Covered the basics which are easy to forgot and were given out as a handy set of rules. Chris also went further into modern day password handling about password managers and how they integrate into web sites. Questions were answered well with good examples where required.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(04.Oct.2016)
Let’s FIGure it out
As someone who dips in and out of Fig, it was nice to hear about FIG 3.0. The fact that you only hear the drama, even when trying to avoid it, it was nice to know that the tech part was dealt with more at 97%. Michael was enthusiastic, which was nice to see after all the crap these people have to deal with when trying to help a language and its community have a standardised approach to code implementation. Thank you Michael, and thank you to everyone involved in the FIG!
Rating: 5 of 5 
(04.Oct.2016)
Content Security Policies
I've only heard about content security policies over the past month or so, so it was nice to see a talk on it. The talk was informative and was nice to hear experiences Matt and his team had in which he gave advice on when you would and wouldn't use it, the history and the possible future. Questions were answered confidently and honestly.
Rating: 4 of 5 
(04.Oct.2016)
Middleware to the rescue: A PHPMiNDS story
I really enjoyed this talk and was great to hear the experiences Antonis had, however the only thing I would suggest is to relax and not put yourself down throughout the talk; it is hard to do this as I am the same when I talk...
Rating: 5 of 5 
(04.Oct.2016)
Docker Uncovered
An enjoyable talk and presentation with live demo's! John was engaging with the audience and although I have just started with Docker myself, there was a few things I took away from the talk and immediately discussed with people straight after the talk.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(04.Oct.2016)
It's all about the jumps
Watching Derick is always enjoyable. Although this was very low level, it gave me enough to walk away from to look at books to learn from this talk further. Slides were clear and highlighted to give ease of following around. If you want to get an understanding of PHP under the hood, then I suggest you watch out for this talk...
Rating: 5 of 5 
(04.Oct.2016)
Saturday Social
Great company, great food and an all round fantastic night.
Rating: 4 of 5 
(04.Oct.2016)
Websockets and Torrents: A match made in PHP
A great and engaging talk. Was nice to see an actual real world example with a problem to solve, especially with the context of the talk. Code examples were well explained and made me go away knowing that I have a solution on the problem if ever it occurred. My only recommendation would be to slow down slightly when talking.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(04.Oct.2016)
Using Open Source for Fun and Profit
Since last year, after Skoop's ending keynote, I have been wondering if the organisers would be able to top the ending keynote... and they did. It was nice to see the message of mental health being made aware again and the speaker giving his experience of it. Gary is a credit the PHP community, as are others, but the honesty from start to finish was great to hear. I could relate to most of what he was saying and felt honoured to know him and have had the opportunities to chat to him. Gary, thank you. I look forward to seeing and talking to you again, very soon I hope. ps/ can only give 5/5 :(
Rating: 5 of 5 
(28.Oct.2016)
Deployment within a Traditional IT Environment
Was a very informative talk and well presented. The experience and knowledge passed on was very helpful.
Rating: 4 of 5 
(27.Nov.2016)
Docker from dev to production roundtable
Was nice to hear about tools/software and usages on the process of going from dev to prod using Docker. Some insightful knowledge with honest experiences and answers. Would like to see as an actual talk to extract more information from Adam.
Rating: 3 of 5 
(27.Nov.2016)
Functional PHP
Was clearly presented with confidence and was good to hear about certain parts about functional programming but I feel some parts were misleading into benefits of functional programming. There was not enough emphasis about immutability and how to manage modularity through functions. Would have been good at a real world example of a problem to solve to give more clarity and context.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(27.Nov.2016)
Interpret this .... (Part 1)
Another well presented talk with an insight into how PHP will interpret the code we right and as usual it was well presented!
Rating: 5 of 5 
(27.Nov.2016)
... now write an interpreter (Part 2)
The second part to a great talk! This has opened up some interest in how PHP works under the hood even more. Again, clearly given with great examples. I just wish I had questions to ask!
Rating: 5 of 5 
(12.Jun.2017)
The New Revolution
What a fantastic way to open the last of a fantastic conference. The talk was thoroughly enjoyable to listen to and I learn't about how the beginnings of the internet. I could have listened to Samantha for hours about the history of our industry.
Rating: 4 of 5 
(12.Jun.2017)
Introduction to functional programming with Phunkie
There is some buzz about functional programming around me at the moment and I am still awaiting to have a play around with it. The talk helped a little more and I understand composition a bit more but I feel like the examples were not the best. With something like this that is a complete paradigm shift I would personally would have enjoyed a real world example that was closer to the web. That said, it was enjoyable to watch and well presented.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(12.Jun.2017)
Get GOing with a new language
The best talk of the day from a technical aspect. It was great to hear about another language in a PHP conference that was unbiased. The talk was confidently given and was great that the talk was adapted in regards to concurrency after being told about ReactPHP and the alike. It was detailed enough to encourage you to want to learn more and simple enough so you were able to follow what was happening.
Rating: 4 of 5 
(12.Jun.2017)
Don't work for PHPCS, make PHPCS work for you
I did not know PHPCS could do more than and it has encouraged me to look into the other features when I come to update my project soon. Was clearly given and very informative. My only issue was that it was mainly focusing on the code sniffer part and felt like the other features could have had more screen time, even if they were simple examples.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(12.Jun.2017)
My Favourite PhpStorm Surprises
I love seeing Gary talk, and this was a great style in regards to what treasures were being given away! Once again I learn't hidden things about PHPStorm which just makes me love the tool even more than I currently do. Thank you Gary, again!
Rating: 5 of 5 
(12.Jun.2017)
Status Change: Now Using Event Sourcing
This was a great talk. Having worked in a University myself I was able to get the benefits of the information being shown you my issue was that event sourcing plus the domain example being given were overwhelming to allow me to take it in. The talk was very well presented and confidently given, with great advice points along the way from what Emily had learn't along her journey of Event Sourcing. Has allowed me to go away and learn/apply in my own code bases.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(12.Jun.2017)
Ethical Engineering
A great ending to a fantastic conference! Very well presented and made me think about the responses I gave when asked to put your hands up about things that have and could happen. I've never really thought about the impact of my code that I write, both personally and for work/other people. We, as an industry have created some of the most amazing software/devices to help improve lives in terms of needs and enjoyment but never have I stopped to think about what companies get from our satisfaction of using them and what they do with that data.

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