Gareth Ellis

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Rating: 5 of 5 
(01.Oct.2016)
Deep Dive into Docker
Excellent session given the available time. I'd have liked to have covered more stuff but we moved very quickly as it was. Thanks David!
Rating: 5 of 5 
(01.Oct.2016)
Modelling by Example
This was an excellent session covering the fundamentals of BDD and a great introduction to Behat.
Rating: 4 of 5 
(01.Oct.2016)
A World Without PHP
An interesting keynote delivered in an engaging and humourous manner.
Rating: 4 of 5 
(01.Oct.2016)
Slim: The PHP micro framework
A good presentation on how to get started with Slim, with added overview of HTTP, PSR-7 and middleware.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(01.Oct.2016)
Graylogging to the Beat! - Take control of your logs
Very interesting topic, good demo and plenty of useful take-away information. And all delivered in an entertaining and engaging way.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(01.Oct.2016)
Interface segregation - The forgotten i in SOLID
Fantastic talk and the sort of thing that justifies coming to PHPNW. I love hearing about ideas on how to better architect code and I'm a big fan of the idea of writing more to save on reading later, so it was really cool to hear such a practical angle on making code more easy to reason about.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(01.Oct.2016)
From Doctor to Coder: A Whole New World?
Great content and delivered in a really engaging way. Thanks!
Rating: 4 of 5 
(02.Oct.2016)
Behaviour Driven Development and Behat: Telling Stories Through Code
The content was good and the talk well structured. I would have liked the speaker to have spoken a bit more slowly and clearly as there were quite a few bits that sounded rushed or hard to hear.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(02.Oct.2016)
Queues with RabbitMQ
I liked the broad overview approach with examples of how queues could be implemented. Lorna also foresaw my main concern with the section dealing with long-running consumers/workers, which was cool!
Rating: 5 of 5 
(02.Oct.2016)
He's not the Messiah, he's a very naughty programmer!
What a fantastically original and entertaining talk to finish a conference; bravo!
Rating: 5 of 5 
(03.Oct.2016)
Using Open Source for Fun and Profit
A funny, honest and moving keynote delivered with great style and entertainment value, and a fantastic way to finish the conference. Thanks Gary!
Rating: 2 of 5 
(17.Feb.2017)
Integrating React.js with PHP projects
Too much content for the time, and the speaker had to speak much too quickly as a result. The structure also felt a bit muddled and it was hard to pick out the key points amongst all the large code samples and diagrams.
Rating: 3 of 5 
(17.Feb.2017)
Preparing your Dockerised Application for Production Deployment
An interesting talk with plenty of practical tips. For my tastes, the content leaned too far towards "here are all the options" rather than"here is what we have tried and these are the advantages & trade-offs". The speaker spent far too much time with his back to the audience and looking at the screen behind him; this was distracting and made the delivery less engaging. I know I struggled with this in my first uncon talk and it just takes practice and a build up of confidence. The delivery also needs a bit of polish to reduce the number of "ums" and "erms". Thanks!
Rating: 5 of 5 
(17.Feb.2017)
Demystifying Object-Oriented Programming
This was a very good talk for complete beginners to OOP, delivered with energy and passion. I think the speaker needs to be aware of the British public's aversion to audience participation! This was probably too basic a talk for such a conference as this, so it would probably be worth flagging in the abstract that this is for true beginners.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(22.Feb.2017)
Using Open Source for Fun and Profit
An engaging and funny story, delivered superbly as usual by Mr Hockin. A great day/conference-ending keynote.
Rating: 4 of 5 
(22.Feb.2017)
Unit Testing by Example
This talk was well delivered and contained some good insights into the process of introducing tests to your development workflow, and a practical way to work towards a TDD approach.

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PHP UK Conference 2017 Feb 16, 2017
PHP South Coast 2017 Jun 09, 2017
PHP North West 2016 Oct 01, 2016
Nomad PHP May 2016 EU May 19, 2016
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