Antonis Pavlakis

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Rating: 4 of 5 
(10.Oct.2009)
Getting a website out of the door
A good intro on project mgt. Nice one Rob.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(12.Oct.2009)
The Uncertainty Principle
An impressive talk for both project managers and coders alike. Set the theme for the day. Nice one.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(12.Oct.2009)
jQuery
Some great examples there. Practical examples in only a few lines of code. Well done.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(27.Feb.2010)
'In search of...' - integrating site search systems
Very nice. I really enjoyed the intro about search engines and how they work.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(27.Feb.2010)
Best practices for web service design
An enjoyable presentation - as usual :) I'm curious enough to give it a go now. Thanks
Rating: 5 of 5 
(27.Feb.2010)
The lost art of simplicity
And that's what it's all about! Great keynote! Cool images on the slides - text wasn't needed IMHO
Rating: 5 of 5 
(27.Feb.2010)
AntiPHPatterns
That was very informative. There were some very interesting points made. Too bad you didn't get to finish the presentation...
Rating: 5 of 5 
(27.Feb.2010)
Database optimisation
Some really useful points. Scaling to 30+ servers? I wonder. How many of those where just VM's? Still, pretty impressive. Enjoyed the talk. Nicely balanced :)
Rating: 5 of 5 
(09.Oct.2010)
Teach a Man to Fish: Coaching Development Teams
There were so many excellent points! I especially liked your comment about training budget and attitude. Great talk :)
Rating: 5 of 5 
(09.Oct.2010)
Unit testing after Zend Framework 1.8
I really enjoyed this. Good intro to unit testing. Can't wait to try it on my projects... :)
Rating: 5 of 5 
(09.Oct.2010)
Profile your PHP application and make it fly
Some great tips. Definitely need to go over the slides again. Some really good links.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(29.Mar.2011)
Optimising a Zend Framework Application
This was really informative! I only just watched it on video. Found it especially helpful on the stuff regarding view helpers as we are using them all over the place at work. Nice one, Rob. :) Looking forward to ZF2 in Action!
Rating: 5 of 5 
(07.Oct.2011)
Building a Zend Framework 2 Application
That was a great tutorial. Thanks Rob :) Really liked the EventManager - I'm looking forward to have a play and see how I can use it. Dependency Injection is also cool, although I need to get my head around it before I can use it... Thanks for including that skeleton ZF2 project, looking forward to have a play :)
Rating: 5 of 5 
(09.Oct.2011)
How to Stand on the Shoulders of Giants
A great start for a great conference! Well done!
Rating: 5 of 5 
(09.Oct.2011)
Estimation - or How to Dig your own Grave
Cool slides (from what I can see now). Great talk. I will for sure start using the 1/4, 1/2 etc estimation technique. It actually makes quite a bit of sense!
Rating: 5 of 5 
(09.Oct.2011)
CLI, the other SAPI
This was really cool! Great energy! Was good fun to keep on going between slides and code to prove it :)
Rating: 5 of 5 
(05.Oct.2013)
0x0F Ways to be a Better Developer
A great talk with an excellent delivery. What a great idea to do the talk on two different rooms. Excellent!
Rating: 5 of 5 
(05.Oct.2013)
Building scalable PHP applications using Google's App Engine
Different than expected. The joind.in example added that technical part that made it much more practical and interesting.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(06.Oct.2013)
Don't be STUPID, Grasp SOLID
This was an excellent talk! Thanks for sharing. A nicely structured presentation with good code references. Looking forward to see a book on the subject :)
Rating: 4 of 5 
(06.Oct.2013)
Vertical reusability through components
Ha! Very entertaining and useful.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(07.Oct.2013)
Getting the most out of Xdebug
I've been using xdebug on a daily basis and still learned a few things! Always a pleasure to see Derick doing a talk. His in-depth knowledge on the subject makes it so much more interesting.
Rating: 4 of 5 
(07.Oct.2013)
Making PHP go fast
It was nice to find out about the different challenges faced when trying to get 1000's requests per second, and possible solutions. I found it odd that they didn't move to a NoSQL solution but it was interesting to see the thinking behind some of the decisions made.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(07.Oct.2013)
Building Better Developers
Awesome. Good humour with plenty of references on stuff to think about.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(07.Oct.2013)
The Big 'Why equal doesn't equal' Quiz
An excellent (and very scary) Quiz! It was interesting to find out some of the intricacies of the language and especially how to best handle floats! Shame the actual quiz slides are not available.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(04.Oct.2014)
What RabbitMQ Can Do For You
Nice overview. Good and clear explanations :)
Rating: 5 of 5 
(04.Oct.2014)
Mental Health, Open Source and You
Thanks for sharing. Difficult topic and great for awareness.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(04.Oct.2014)
Naming things
A very nice talk. Some really good pointers about how to name things. I especially liked the formula... :)
Rating: 5 of 5 
(04.Oct.2014)
RAD != Rushed, Awful Decisions
Nice talk on best practices.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(04.Oct.2014)
Integrating communities
It's all about working together, sharing the knowledge and learning from each other. A great talk. Thanks for sharing :)
Rating: 5 of 5 
(04.Oct.2014)
Integrating skillsets
Looking at the grunt-magic. Separation of concerns in a different level - in terms of different skill sets. Very clean. Would like to find out more info on how the integration works. Maybe in a talk at @PHPem..? :)
Rating: 5 of 5 
(04.Oct.2014)
Dependency Inversion Principle
Really good points about good practices. Keeping clean and readable code by loose coupling and the use of interfaces.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(04.Oct.2014)
Hiawatha - the best web server you’ve never heard of.
Great talk! It sounds like a very powerful and secure web server. Surprised that it's been around for that long and I've not heard about it. I'll be certainly be having a play soon!
Rating: 5 of 5 
(08.Oct.2014)
PHP: Under The Hood
I really enjoyed this talk. It was easy enough to follow although you've covered some interesting points on internals.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(08.Oct.2014)
High Performance PHP
Another awesome talk. Well, no surprise there. Introducing some advance concepts in a simple way. :)
Rating: 5 of 5 
(08.Oct.2014)
Your Mileage Should Vary
Awesome. Just awesome. Some great points with an excellent sense of humour! An excellent closing for a great conference!
Rating: 4 of 5 
(08.Oct.2014)
Devops != Tools
Great content!
Rating: 4 of 5 
(08.Oct.2014)
A new resource oriented framework, BEAR.Sunday
Tbh, never heard of this before. I like it as an idea and it will worth seeing this presentation in a longer slot.
Rating: 4 of 5 
(08.Oct.2014)
Spout- A next generation PHP resource centric CMS that lets you embed your content in any framework.
This really worked well and complemented the previous talk on BEAR.Sunday. I think both this talk and the previous one could do with a longer slot as there was a lot of material.
Rating: 2 of 5 
(08.Oct.2014)
Buzzwords 101
It was a nice intro to some technical terms and design patterns. This talk was aimed at the beginners level and on that day there were more of an intermediate/advanced audience. It would worth adding some more concrete examples on where some of those patterns are used and a few more references.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(08.Oct.2014)
End The War on Tabs
The man knows how to entertain!
Rating: 5 of 5 
(08.Oct.2014)
Want to learn how to test legacy code?
There's not much to say. Michelangelo's presentations on testing are always spot on in terms of content and delivery. Testing is important and it should always be an integral part of development.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(08.Oct.2014)
All hail our ‘bot masters: Chat-ops for fun & profit
We've been using Slack with hubot at work. There are some great integrations out there that make a chat client like Slack a really powerful tool in the hands of a developer.
Rating: 4 of 5 
(08.Oct.2014)
You don't need to be a Ninja Rockstar to contribute to Open Source
We need more talks like these more often. Shame it was cut short. We crammed too many uncon talks in such short time span. We will need to make sure you have more time if you like to do it again at #PHPEM14
Rating: 5 of 5 
(29.Nov.2014)
MySQL 5.6 and workbench performance analysis
Great talk. Workbench suddenly is becoming really powerful and a very useful tool.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(29.Nov.2014)
Git and Git Flow
Great intro on gitflow.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(29.Nov.2014)
Code coverage is lying to you
Great talk. I especially liked the part of being able to run it first without having any unit tests.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(29.Nov.2014)
How to Speak
This was really good. We can definitely use more talks like these and even workshops too! Rob is great at getting the message across by engaging the audience. In just 20 minutes we learned about how to submit talks to a conference; how to prepare and how to deliver it. A great talk indeed. Thanks Rob :)
Rating: 5 of 5 
(30.Nov.2014)
SOLID Code
I really liked that this was a discussion and a few people joined in with some ideas and suggestions. For those who want to find more about it, this is a nice video by Anthony Ferrara (@ircmaxell) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z_LxkB-Pgf0
Rating: 0 of 5 
(01.Dec.2014)
Agile as a Culture
No slides. However, these are some of the tools I've mentioned: https://slack.com/ http://www.heyupdate.com/ Jira -> https://www.atlassian.com/software/jira
Rating: 3 of 5 
(03.Oct.2015)
THE PHP FRAMEWORK ENGINE
Great subject. However, it felt like trying to cram a lot of information into a lightning talk. The material was good, but this talk would have been better in a full talk.
Rating: 4 of 5 
(04.Oct.2015)
Measuring Maintainability; Software metrics explained
A very nice and technical talk. Finding out more details about measuring complexity.
Rating: 4 of 5 
(04.Oct.2015)
Controlling Arduino
A really fun talk about Arduinos and controlling them using PHP. Liked the code samples and the demo.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(04.Oct.2015)
Closing Keynote: Developers are just like humans
A great talk. Very inspirational. Thanks for sharing, Skoop :)
Rating: 5 of 5 
(04.Oct.2015)
Are you a good Code Scout
An awesome talk and a passionate speaker. So many good references and great examples. A real pleasure to watch. Looking forward to see you doing more talks Matt :)
Rating: 4 of 5 
(04.Oct.2015)
Docker at the Home Office
Great talk. It was good to see how easy it is to use and how it is used in different projects. Thanks for sharing and showing the demos.
Rating: 3 of 5 
(04.Oct.2015)
Usability for developers
A nice talk with some good points.
Rating: 4 of 5 
(04.Oct.2015)
Easy OpenStreetMap POI maps with Clusterpoint
A nice talk. Really liked the functionality that Clusterpoint provides. I think there is a talk there just for the query language Cluserpoint uses and how it can be used.
Rating: 4 of 5 
(04.Oct.2015)
PHP FIG: The PSRs you don't know about
A good and fun talk. It was great to learn more about the PSRs and the process behind it.
Rating: 4 of 5 
(04.Oct.2015)
How to Migrate Anything with DDD
Apart from the title, the talk was actually really good. Wasn't aware there were that many different migration tools in the ecosystem. I think this talk would have been really good as a tutorial session. Might worth to apply for one next time :)
Rating: 5 of 5 
(04.Oct.2015)
Imposter Syndrome: have I been faking it for this time?
Great talk. Different than expected but in a good way. Thanks for sharing :)
Rating: 4 of 5 
(04.Oct.2015)
How to make a kickass meetup group for £20
Good talk with some great advise! I have been running a user group for a while and just about to start another, and some of the advise given was gold! So, thanks for sharing :)
Rating: 0 of 5 
(04.Oct.2015)
Test legacy apps with Behat
Thanks for the feedback. This was my first tutorial and I'm really pleased it went fairly smooth. @Endijs I have updated my slides and added a section with more details on the installation. Hope it helps :)
Rating: 5 of 5 
(21.Nov.2015)
Behat
A very useful talk on using Behat with an application. Went straight into the deep end and showed how to interact and use Behat to test behaviour in the application. Towards the end of the talk he covered the basics about creating a feature and going through the code to see how the new feature is added both through Behat but also on the application. As an unprepared talk it was really good. Would love to see it as a full talk! :)
Rating: 5 of 5 
(21.Nov.2015)
Web Sockets
A great intro to Web Sockets with some live demo; brave man! Great intro on what it is and when and how to use it. Some great questions at the end and a great audience engagement! Not much more you can ask from that :) The only thing I would say, do a bit more research on the different technologies or just put it in such a way that these are the technologies that you've looked into. Dealing with absolutes is a bit risky if you don't know your audience. But overall, I really enjoy it. You should really do more talks :)
Rating: 5 of 5 
(21.Nov.2015)
Scrum Discussion
This was a great session. I just facilitated - so more of a round table type of thing. The engagement was great, learned lots from the questions asked and from how they were answered by pretty much everyone in the room. That's what its all about! A huge thanks to everyone who gave their input on that.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(21.Nov.2015)
How to cope working for yourself
For an unprepared talk - with no slides - it went pretty well! Great to hear about the differences between contracting and FT employment. Thanks for sharing :)
Rating: 5 of 5 
(18.Dec.2015)
Building an API with Slim 3
That was an excellent talk. It wasn't just on Slim, but APIs, so touched on http and everything surrounding the topic. Some great pointers on API architecture, error handling and so much more! Once again, a huge thanks to Rob for coming over to our fist meeting and *throwing* all that knowledge to our direction [202] :)
Rating: 5 of 5 
(21.Jan.2016)
Dip Your Toes in the Sea of Security
A great security talk. I liked how it started with some basics and built up from there. Threat modelling using DREAD was something I had not come across before. Also, I liked the simplicity of golden rules :) And... thanks for pointing us to 'hash_equals' - I didn't know about that :)
Rating: 5 of 5 
(18.Feb.2016)
The Code Manifesto
A great talk with plenty of food for thought. It's been a wake up call in many fronts. I will be looking into the code manifesto and might add a translation too :) Thanks again for sharing.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(18.Feb.2016)
Simple Machine Learning
I really enjoyed the talk. Made it sound (almost) simple! Having study AI ( a long time ago) I know it can be a very challenging topic. May have to invite you over to PHPMinds ;)
Rating: 5 of 5 
(18.Feb.2016)
Mentoring: Change the World One Hour at a Time
Although I missed the first few minutes of the talk, I still found it very engaging and informative. Some really good pointers about mentors and menttees. Having recently started being mentored I was able to relate to most of the points made.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(18.Feb.2016)
PSR-7 HTTP messages in the wild
A very enjoyable presentation. Covered more than just the specification and also provided some really good examples. The live demos were spot on and really awesome! I really liked the switch between slides and code too! Also, some really good tips for resolving dependencies with different guzzle versions. (extra brownie points)
Rating: 5 of 5 
(18.Feb.2016)
Elastic scaling in a (micro)service oriented architecture
A great talk with a plethora of information covered for just about everything. Got so much out of this. From feature flags, to tips on deployments, monitoring and just about everything. Really enjoyed it. Thanks for sharing
Rating: 5 of 5 
(19.Feb.2016)
From Vagrant to Production
That was a great talk. Funny, engaging and very educational!
Rating: 3 of 5 
(24.Mar.2016)
Asynchronous Awesome – Task Management in PHP
A good overview of the different tools available. Although many of the tools deserved a separate talk themselves.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(15.Apr.2016)
Introduction to MongoDB
I really enjoyed this talk! It started as an introduction of nosql databases and went into more detail. Of course Derick has a lot of experience in this area so any questions asked were answered directly with a good explanation. Showing an ERD from a RDMS and how it evolves to use with MongoDB was really interesting. I think a talk just for that would be something I would be interested in. Or even a hands-on tutorial? ;) Thanks again for sharing Derick :)
Rating: 5 of 5 
(13.Jun.2016)
JeoPHPardy!
This was brilliant. Just brilliant! Whoever came up with those questions... well done to them :) Very enjoyable indeed. A great way to end the talks.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(13.Jun.2016)
Board Games & Card Games
My first time trying this out. Great fun!
Rating: 5 of 5 
(13.Jun.2016)
Extremely Defensive PHP Programming
Some really interesting points made. Very enjoyable talk. Thanks Marco :)
Rating: 5 of 5 
(01.Jul.2016)
Hello, PSR-7.
A great talk. Liked that Beau went over the history and spoke about how it affected the final implementation. It was the first time I heard about PSR-15 and PSR-17. Nice to know more great standards are coming our way. I really liked the part about CORS as that was something I had an issue with in the past. So good to see there is an implementation out there :)
Rating: 5 of 5 
(30.Sep.2016)
Building Modern APIs in PHP
A very enjoyable and really useful tutorial on APIs. Found particularly useful the balance between theory on APIs as well as the hands on examples. The list of composer packages is really, really nice too! :) This tutorial could have done with being about a week longer ;)
Rating: 5 of 5 
(01.Oct.2016)
Modelling by Example
A very nice tutorial covering the theory behind BDD and working through it using "Example Mapping" with post-it notes. I liked how everything fitted together in terms of workflow from user requirements to using DDD. Although I liked putting things together in TDD with PhpSpec and Behat, found that could have used a bit more time for that part.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(01.Oct.2016)
Content Security Policies
A very educational talk on CSP. A really good and easy to follow presentation with some really good links to follow on. Something to look into more closely. Good call on the log first approach.
Rating: 4 of 5 
(01.Oct.2016)
A World Without PHP
Wasn't really sure what to expect... based on its title. A really enjoyable talk with some food for thought ;) But where would we be without PHP? Or where will we be without PHP? Still a question to be answered.
Rating: 3 of 5 
(01.Oct.2016)
Running PHP on NGINX - tips and tricks for high performance websites
A nice and hands-on approach on configuring an Nginx web server looking at things like static content, PHP as well as caching and load balancing. I thought it was missing an Nginx introduction and overview of its features vs Apache and then go on to fine tuning.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(01.Oct.2016)
Interface segregation - The forgotten i in SOLID
Very educational. Nice to see the thinking behind it and why do it. I liked the approaches showed and most of all keeping it simple.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(01.Oct.2016)
The first few milliseconds of HTTPS
A fairly technical talk. Good to see the history of ssl and tls with some statistics. What I enjoyed the most was the live demo and looking at Wireshark and seeing the different things that happen on each part of the request.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(01.Oct.2016)
Speed up your unit testing with Docker
It was great to learn about GNU Parallel and running jobs in parallel. Although the example used was running in 3.4 seconds (which is pretty fast already compared to projects running for a few minutes and some times hours). However, using Docker he got it under a second. Over 300% improvement, so certainly something to experiment with in the near future.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(01.Oct.2016)
PHP School: From developer to teacher... <=20 minutes
PHPSchool.io is an awesome idea. A great live demo on how it works. As always very brave to do some live coding :) Although it is aimed (currently) at beginners it can be easily extended to cover more advanced concepts. I see so many uses for this. From teaching students, to training teams. Well done guys! Looking forward to see more exercises, workshops and people using it! :)
Rating: 5 of 5 
(03.Oct.2016)
He's not the Messiah, he's a very naughty programmer!
Brilliant. Just brilliant. A great idea and very well executed. Matt was great on being the story teller between the clips and its loose links on software development...
Rating: 5 of 5 
(09.Jun.2017)
The New Revolution
A lovely storytelling and a great way to start the conference.
Rating: 4 of 5 
(09.Jun.2017)
Introduction to functional programming with Phunkie
A very enjoyable talk. Liked the delivery and most of it made a lot of sense. The only thing I was missing was some examples on when to use it. In which use cases should I be using it.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(09.Jun.2017)
Get GOing with a new language
This was my favourite talk in this conference. What I enjoyed the most, was the high level of technical detail on how the language worked and why it was used in such a way. A great intro to Go with a clear understanding when to use it. :)
Rating: 5 of 5 
(09.Jun.2017)
Don't work for PHPCS, make PHPCS work for you
A very informative talk. Thank you. Found out about features I didn't know existing.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(09.Jun.2017)
Static Optimization of PHP Bytecode
A great talk taking a peak under and seeing how opcode works and the difficulties with optimisation.
Rating: 3 of 5 
(09.Jun.2017)
My Favourite PhpStorm Surprises
A fun talk with some nice tips on PhpStorm. The two features that I liked was the search everywhere that actually searches everywhere (duh!) and shows the shortcuts for more specific searches. And the productivity guide looks quite useful too. :)
Rating: 5 of 5 
(30.Sep.2017)
PHP in 2017
A great opening keynote. I really liked how simplified Rasmus's explanations were for some complicated areas like JIT. Lot's of things to think about and to look forward to for 7.2, 7.3 and beyond.
Rating: 4 of 5 
(30.Sep.2017)
Storing Non-Scalar Data
It was great to see a talk looking at how different products implement this type of storage.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(30.Sep.2017)
So you are not using an ORM yet ?
Although I'm already using Doctrine ORM, this talk was still useful to watch. I especially liked the parts on security and event storming.
Rating: 4 of 5 
(30.Sep.2017)
Baking security into your workflow
A very enjoyable talk providing many insights into WP issues on security. Some great tools mentioned (many which I didn't know).
Rating: 5 of 5 
(30.Sep.2017)
The GDPR is coming, are you ready?
Scary stuff! Great introduction to such a hard topic and something that affects us all.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(02.Oct.2017)
Teaching the next generation...
That was a very enjoyable talk. Interesting that the speaker was nervous (his first conference talk) but still went on with a live demo. A very well done :) It was especially nice to learn about the inner workings of the tool as well as seeing the process of adding new modules.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(02.Oct.2017)
For The Love Of Code
What a way to end the conference. Short and sweet!

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Events They Were At

PHP North West 2017 Sep 28, 2017
PHP South Coast 2017 Jun 08, 2017
PHP North West 2016 Sep 29, 2016
PHPMiNDS April 2016 Apr 13, 2016
PHP UK Conference 2016 Feb 18, 2016
PHPNW15 Oct 01, 2015
PHPEM 2014 Uncon Nov 29, 2014
PHPEM Unconference Nov 29, 2014
PHPNW 2014 Oct 02, 2014
PHPNW 2013 Oct 03, 2013
PHP North West 2011 Oct 06, 2011
PHP UK Conference 2010 Feb 26, 2010
PHP North West 2009 Oct 10, 2009
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