A great talk by Toby where he shared his experiences of the ups and downs of working for himself, putting forward how to make the process as smooth and effective as possible.
The delivery was very clear and confident and I took a lot away from the talk.
I don't have much experience with Behat and Harry's talk was a great one to show me the basic concepts and how it works. The live demo was very effective in demonstrating the processes of creating a Feature and building it up within the application. Thanks!
A really good introduction to Web Sockets. The talk highlighted the main concepts with useful diagrams, and consisted of a live demo which was very effective.
Rob's delivery of the talk was great and it definitely kept the audience engaged.
I'm definitely going to look into Web Sockets after this. Thanks!
I really enjoyed James' talk. It was interesting hearing the reasons for making the BetterReflection package and how it works differently to the Core Reflection functionality. Seeing how things worked behind the scenes was a bonus.
Informative and entertaining as usual! Thanks :)
A lot of useful points were put forward through the use of code examples and this generated some interesting discussions.
I think at times the discussions strayed away from DDD, however it is understandable as the topic areas within can be related to many others outside.
Even so, for an unprepared talk it was very good in highlighting some of the key principles of DDD such as Ubiquitous Language amongst others.
Very unique topic from Matt relating the roles of a good Scout with those of a good Developer, as well as sharing his relevant experiences.
Matt is a confident speaker who engages the audience very well and I took away some great points.
Really interesting talk on PSR-7, how it evolved and how it can be used, with a lot of clear useful examples. It was also great that it addressed Middleware too.
Beau is a great speaker who keeps the audience engaged throughout and is always happy to answer questions and explain any concepts if anything is unclear.
I'd love to see more of his talks and would happily welcome him back to PHP Warwickshire anytime!
Lorna's talk made me question why I've been using MySQL as it showed how beneficial other options could be. I've came away wanting to experiment with these options and potentially change what I use in the future, which is great.
The talk was concise in highlighting the advantages and purposes of the options presented and how they work, through clear examples.
Thank you for speaking for us!
Really useful hearing the experiences James has been through with continuous delivery and deployment with analysis of areas that could be improved and how it was done. Concepts and examples were really clear.
Hadn't really touched on Feature Toggles before so I found the detail on them particularly helpful and the further reading recommendations were a bonus.
Talk was delivered confidently and flowed really well. Thanks!
Didn't really know what to expect from this talk but I wasn't disappointed. Picked up quite a few tips and tricks that I could take away and use. It was also nice to see some statistics of the before and afters in regards to optimisation.
I've never really looked into CSPs before and found this to be a great introduction into the concept and how it works.
Would be nice to see some live demos however with the amount of content Matt already had and the time restrictions of an unconference talk, it's understandable. Maybe if the talk expands in the future!
It was nice to see some real-world examples of middleware being used. The explanations were clear, concise and easy to understand. The information taken away should be helpful to me in the future so thanks.
It was clear by some of the jokes you made that you weren't entirely confident but it was a good talk that was delivered well, therefore as an improvement I would just suggest to believe in yourself a bit more.
Despite all of the hype over Docker in recent times, I hadn't looked at it as I was happy with my setup. After reading the abstract for this talk, I thought I'd see what it had to offer out of curiosity.
I was happy I did so as the talk was a really good introduction to Docker. It flowed really well, explaining the concepts and going step by step through how to install, configure and use Docker along with clear examples, with references to environments.
John delivered the talk confidently and kept the audience engaged throughout so thanks!
These complex technical talks always attract me but in some cases they are hard to follow. That wasn't the case with Derick's talk. It was really well presented with well laid out slides to make the complex content of the talk accessible. Great to see more of the internal workings of PHP.
A great talk on an interesting topic. Covered all areas with in depth explanations and alternatives.
The delivery of the talk was really good with the audience being kept entertained and engaged throughout. The only feedback I can give is that sometimes I felt as though more time was needed to digest the information on some slides, however I respect that it is a difficult process finding a compromise between the amount of content and time restrictions of a talk.
It's difficult to put into words how good this talk was. A fitting end to a brilliant conference.
By telling his personal story, Gary showed how getting involved in the community, helping others and contributing can essentially be so rewarding in many areas.
It could not have been delivered any better. He kept the audience totally engrossed and took them on an emotional rollercoaster with a lot of hilarious moments entwined with some hard-hitting meaningful messages.
It was an honour see this talk in person and has truly inspired me to kick on with open source myself. Hope to see this as a closing keynote at many other conferences in the future. Thanks Gary!
It was a clear and detailed talk on the topic, which provoked interesting discussions.
It was mentioned that a lot of the concepts of the talk applied to both traditional and "standard" IT environments and I'd have to agree. Although comparisons and contrasts were made between the different environments throughout the talk, it was when we got to the "Case Studies" in the slides that I thought this is actually getting into the details of traditional IT environments.
This leads to my criticism being I believe the talk could have been mistaken for a "standard" deployment talk at different times, if that is a criticism? Maybe a way to counter this is to adopt a more traditional vs "standard" IT environments approach in the slides so it is clear where the similarities and differences lie.
Aside from that I took away useful information along with what I already knew being reaffirmed so thanks!
I've only recently used WordPress for the first time so this talk was very applicable. It offered useful overviews of modern tools that I am definitely going to look more into. Overall it was a clear and confident talk that prompted interesting discussions too.
I have used functional programming languages before so to see an example of how PHP, a predominantly OOP language now, can be used in this way was interesting. The array_sum example was great to show the concept, however I believe some other areas were irrelevant, which has already been mentioned.
I'm aware this was quite an impromptu talk for Rob and given that, it was still a good introduction to the topic that was delivered confidently and left me wanting to look into the topic more. I look forward to seeing a revised version in the future!
Hadn't heard of Strangler Applications before so it was a good introduction to the concept with detailed technical examples. It would have been interesting to find out more about how implementations could possibly change on a project to project basis.