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Rating: 5 of 5 
(05.Oct.2015)
What To Expect from PHP7
A Clear and insightful look into what's coming in the new version of PHP. The talk was delivered exceptionally well, with all of the new PHP7 features that are relevant to developers covered. There's plenty to be excited about!
Rating: 5 of 5 
(05.Oct.2015)
Opening Keynote: Stealing People Lessons from Artificial Intelligence
An incredibly well presented, funny and insightful look into the lessons we learn about people from artificial intelligence and robots. I find this to be especially interesting as it seems like a complete role reversal. One would expect us to use our 'human knowledge' to better create robots and AI, it was incredibly interesting to see that we can also flip this and learn people lessons from AI.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(05.Oct.2015)
Strip your TEXT field
An interesting look into how text fields are stored within a database, and ways in which efficiency can be improved when storing text.
Rating: 4 of 5 
(05.Oct.2015)
Dotting your i's and crossing your t's - How to Make Good Code Great
Some of the information was a little basic. Nevertheless, a good talk with plenty of information on keeping code clean and reusable.
Rating: 4 of 5 
(05.Oct.2015)
Measuring Maintainability; Software metrics explained
Good talk. Interesting to see the different metrics that can be applied to code, and the tools that we can use to apply them.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(05.Oct.2015)
Imposter Syndrome: have I been faking it for this time?
A refreshingly different and unexpected talk. Informative and good-to-know.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(05.Oct.2015)
Hello, PSR-7.
Rating: 2 of 5 
(03.Oct.2016)
A World Without PHP
This had the potential to be a good talk, however somewhere along the way, something was lost. In my opinion, this talk certainly should not have been the Keynote. I believe that, as the first talk that everybody is attending, the keynote should be lively, inspiring and suitable for the whole audience. The speaker made reference to the generalization that the audience were "getting older" multiple times, almost as if this was a bad thing or something to feel ashamed of. And yet, this talk was clearly geared toward the older generation of PHP programmers, with all the irrelevant 'trips down memory lane' and in-jokes with friends in the audience, many of which would have been entirely lost on younger programmers due to a lack of explanation or cohesive 'point' being made. This talk had the potential to much more than it was, but unfortunately, ended up falling far short of the mark.
Rating: 4 of 5 
(03.Oct.2016)
Getting hands dirty with PHP 7
A nice clear and concise overview of the benefits and changes in PHP7 over PHP5. Felt a little rushed in places, but there was lot's to cover so this was understandable. Good talk!
Rating: 4 of 5 
(03.Oct.2016)
Serving 30,000,000 Requests an Hour in the Cloud
An interesting talk, with plenty of live demo'ing which certainly keeps things interesting. Talk felt as though some prior knowledge of Google Cloud would have been advantageous to understand a little more about what was going on in the demo. As an Amazon AWS user, a brief overview of Google Cloud and the services being used would have helped to improve interest.
Rating: 4 of 5 
(03.Oct.2016)
PHP Storm’s refactoring features
Great talk, it's surprising the number of developers using PHPStorm nowadays and only using about 10-20% of it's potential. Refactoring is one of the great timesavers, so it was good to see these features in action along with details on how to use them. A bit more preparation would be in order next time, as a few of the demonstrations failed, which detracts somewhat from the useful information being shared.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(03.Oct.2016)
It's all about the jumps
A fascinating look at the internal workings of PHP.

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