Rafael Dohms

@rdohms

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Rating: 3 of 5 
(20.May.2009)
Web Application Security Boot Camp
Have to agree, its an awesome talk for the beginners who do not know where to go yet, but for more weathered users, we need the extra "something" to go beyond. But a great session to remember stuff you should not forget.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(20.May.2009)
PHP Code Review
this was an awesome session. We really went through some really ugly pieces of code, but in some situations it was good to get a different opinion on certain techniques, definitively something to look over and rethink some stuff
Rating: 5 of 5 
(20.May.2009)
Opening Keynote
Awesome keynote by Andrei, lots of internal jokes, lots of humor, but tons of information. The future of PHP looks good!
Rating: 5 of 5 
(15.May.2009)
The role and importance of a (PHP) user group
Definetively want to be part of this!
Rating: 5 of 5 
(13.May.2009)
Using Git to take SVN Offline
saounds interesting!
Rating: 5 of 5 
(13.May.2009)
Introduction to PHPUnit with hands on examples
PHPUnit is always a great topic
Rating: 4 of 5 
(01.Jun.2009)
Of Haystacks and Needles
Interesting session by Derick covering various search methods on a trial-error basis based on own experience, very good to see what we are up against
Rating: 4 of 5 
(01.Jun.2009)
SPL to the Rescue
Informative talk, but SPL is to much for just on session. Would love to see focused SPL sessions or a SPL 3h tutorial so we can dwell deeper into each function and how it can be used.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(01.Jun.2009)
Untestable Code
Very good talk, some interesting key points that people need to know before they complain about testing.
Rating: 4 of 5 
(01.Jun.2009)
MySQL Server Performance Tuning
Wonderful talk... but all the MySQL are just way too much for one straight talk like this.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(02.Sep.2009)
Open Teams: What Corporate IT Can Learn From Open Source Projects [withdrawn]
This session was given at MIH Tech Conference ... simply all of the comments were positive! This is a great talk for managers but even in "preaching to the choir"developers can learn what to look for in employers.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(27.Sep.2009)
Doctrine 2.0: Enterprise Persistence Layer for PHP
Love to see this one.. Doctrine 2.0 sounds real interesting
Rating: 5 of 5 
(13.Nov.2009)
Desenvolvendo extensões PECL
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Rating: 5 of 5 
(29.Nov.2009)
Highly Scalable Web Applications
Excelent talk, always a relevant topic. Great examples and great tips.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(02.Dec.2009)
Evening Event - Wilde Rover
Very nice place, enjoyed the night.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(02.Dec.2009)
State of the PHP User Group
PHP UG's are always an interesting topic, we have so muh to do and Ramsey is one of the big references for this.
Rating: 4 of 5 
(02.Dec.2009)
PHPExcel
Interesting tool and an example of the kind of PHP tools that Microsoft can crank out to really help us.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(02.Dec.2009)
What We (Microsoft) Need from You
Excellent session, we really need to get those names out there so people can know who they can talk to and on what topics.
Rating: 4 of 5 
(03.Dec.2009)
PHPLinq
Great ideia, would love to have them talk more to the DB PHP frameworks and getting more standards spread out. Or at least learn from the insane stuff they are doing as well.
Rating: 3 of 5 
(03.Dec.2009)
CodePlex Foundation
This session got off on a bad though line, mainly due to the sudden "infomercial" nature it took and one out of place comment that hit home for the audience. Knowing you audience is really something that needs to be well looked into before sessions. The round table session at lunch cleared up all the confusion, but it does not "delete" the initial impact of the session.
Rating: 4 of 5 
(03.Dec.2009)
Intro to Powershell
Really surprised by the power of powershell, had only stumbled upon it a little bit before but did not know what its purpose really was, now i get the idea and i like the possibilities. Would have powershell running on my mac if it was available in that way.
Rating: 4 of 5 
(03.Dec.2009)
Bing Maps
awesome stuff! The new features really look great and justify using silverlight instead of the all-JS model of google. The REST concept needs to be further analyzed by MS as a whole, i did see a couple misconceptions going around.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(07.Dec.2009)
SQL Server Next Gen
This was a great session, the speaker was really good at showcasing and its was really good to hear more date specific info on the the drivers.
Rating: 4 of 5 
(07.Dec.2009)
Internet Explorer
Good session and probably on of the tools most people want to take a shot at. Was good to see MS is worried about this as well.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(07.Dec.2009)
Closing Session: Bill Staples and Panel
Great Closeup session, good to see our input becoming a direct roadmap of the features according to our priority, gives us the feel that stuff will get done and in what order. Agree with casey, opening session should start off from this list in a "what got done" session.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(26.May.2010)
Open Source Your Career
This was a very nice session and one I can relate to, since in a modified version of it Lorna and Skoop inspired me to create my "Walking down the PHPath" session which goes much along these lines. The message in this session is very important to anyone looking to growing and establishing themselves in the community and marketplace. Even though it goes through the ranks of relaying Lorna's career it goes well past the point of seeming like a ego-talk, bringing completely relevant information and using her career as proof and reinforcement for the lessons learnt. Way to go Lorna.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(22.May.2010)
The Lost Art of Simplicity
An incredible language-agnostic look at how software should be developed. Very good keynote that points developers towards the path of simplicity, reminding us that various times the easiest answer should be the simplest one.
Rating: 4 of 5 
(19.May.2010)
Graphs, Edges & Nodes: Untangling the Social Web
Great topic very easily exposed, but i would have liked more details and technical info.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(19.May.2010)
Anti-spam and anti-gaming
Very interesting talk. Lots of content based on real world experiences and exposed in a very nice and easy to understand way, a cool overview of all methods and not the fictional silver bullet kind of talks, making it very relevant to make you think what fits your app best. Very well presented!
Rating: 5 of 5 
(18.May.2010)
Converting Your MySQL App to NoSQL with MongoDB?
Very good talk. Loved the creativity and dynamic of the "short burst talks", really makes the presentation be custom tailored to the audience. Covered various aspects of Mongo and without bad-mouthing other solutions.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(29.Nov.2010)
Speaking for Speakers
This was a really awesome workshop, it could only be better if we had lots more hours of it. Josh is a brilliant speaker and really passionate about teaching other people the craft of becoming a great speaker. The mix of session and workshop with people from the crowd is a great way to pass on these skills and in the days after this it became clear to me the improvements to the quality of the speakers. It also ruined my capabilities to watch a session without analyzing a speakers every move, Josh has definitively got the means to make his message stick down to an art form. Thank you Josh for making time for this workshop.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(29.Nov.2010)
AssertTrue($tdd)
Excelente palestra, abordar o TDD do ponto de vista de uma aplicação que já existe e precisa ser refatorada é realmente um assunto que não havia sido abordado. Excelente seleção de ferramentas para ajudar quem esta iniciando no TDD também.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(29.Nov.2010)
The lost art of simplicity
Second time i have seen this session and it was still a valid wake up call. The message and the way it is delivered is a crucial message to all developers out there who need to keep this in mind and make their lives and systems more "simple".
Rating: 5 of 5 
(29.Nov.2010)
The evolution of PHP (and why you should care)
I enjoyed the way Maurice was able to tell the history of PHP and weave in the role of Zend and its products, showing their potential but without making it a sale's pitch
Rating: 4 of 5 
(24.May.2011)
Zend Framework Tutorial
Great Tutorial for teams who are investing in ZF as the base for their apps, all of the tips are very useful for beginner to intermediate developers.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(26.May.2011)
Node.js for PHP Developers
I believe speakers are here to inspire and not teach, session time is usually limited for that. In that line of thought i enjoyed David's talk because it got me thinking of new possibilities and new ways of approaching coding php in general by learning from other projects from outside our community.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(27.May.2011)
Open Source Communities and Chocolate Chip Cookies
Awesome talk! Elizabeth brings so much inspiration to the table that leaving this talk and not wanting to go do something is almost impossible. Her energy to present and how much of her personality goes into it makes it sound more like a great conversation than a presentation. This keynote is a must for all PHP devs and all COmmunity guys.
Rating: 4 of 5 
(27.May.2011)
In the Shadow of the Ninja: Biding Your Time While You Plot Your Coup
The content of the session is incredibly rich, this talk has potential to be really a great and inspiring talk. As mentioned, and this is perfectly understandable in a first time session, the delivery need to flow and be more natural, less reading more interpreting and reaching conclusions. I would take all of this material and write the talk from your point of view, concluding with the interviewed quotes to "justify" the conclusions. Really good job!
Rating: 5 of 5 
(27.May.2011)
Teaching Your Machine to Find Fraudsters
Very interesting talk on a topic not usually covered, i really enjoyed the linearity in teaching the different solutions, so going from the simplest and showing the downfalls and advantages and then progressing to other solutions, very well delivered.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(27.May.2011)
Teach A Man To Fish: Coaching Development Teams
Another great session on "soft skills". Lorna has delivered another very inspiring session to get developers up and learning, and growing. Great session.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(04.Dec.2011)
REST: Faça o Serviço Direito
Excelente Keynote. Uma característica de um keynote pra mim é a "chamada de ação", ao invés de um texto técnico ela deve dar um "norte" ao evento e seus participantes, inspirar eles a novos pensamentos. Acredito que o Alexandre fez isso com muita categoria, uma palestra bem clara, bem objetiva, sem perder a descontração e claro o compromisso com o objetivo dela. Gostei muito dos exemplos e da forma como o assunto foi abordado.
Rating: 4 of 5 
(28.Jan.2012)
Large-Scale Data Processing with Hadoop and PHP
Great talk by David, i would have liked more code based examples and less installing hadoop, but that's a personal view. Well executed demo, lots of guts.
Rating: 4 of 5 
(28.Jan.2012)
Magic Behind the Numbers – Software Metrics In Practice
Very good talk, finally understood some of the concepts in the metrics we use on our day to day.
Rating: 4 of 5 
(28.Jan.2012)
Modular application architecture
Interesting talk on how to implement modular extension of an application, but not really a talk on architecting your application with modules. Very good overview of the available solutions and pros/cons.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(28.Jan.2012)
The state of DI in PHP
Well rounded off talk. Did not introduce me to the topic, but i really liked how it showed the history of DI and a solid comparison between available solutions, very well done.
Rating: 3 of 5 
(29.Jan.2012)
Writing testable code
Very good topic and very good coverage of important points. Unfortunately the duo's timing was off and there was apparent confusion with the slides, this led to a few breaks during that talk that broke the rhythm and led to a few repetitious points and some confusion. Other then that chemistry the content was solid.
Rating: 3 of 5 
(29.Jan.2012)
PHP traits, treat or threat?
Great coverage on the topic and good effort to use real life examples. However the slides could use a little more visual aids to drive the points home and to help the speaker get on track. The extra information at the beginning was very interesting but maybe out of place in a traits talk.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(29.Jan.2012)
Taking it to the next level
Bravo! Great closing keynote, awesome call out to the people who are making PHP awesome, very well humored but very strong message!
Rating: 5 of 5 
(29.Jan.2012)
How To Stand On The Shoulders Of Giants
A true keynote, inspirational and very well researched. Delivered with the timing and precision of a master, very easy to listen too and relate to the topic.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(30.Jan.2012)
Orchestra afterparty
Awesome party, great food and swag... i was freezing like a "brazilian in belgium" but the conversation was so good a "manned" it out :P Great job Orchestra!
Rating: 4 of 5 
(29.Feb.2012)
Conference Speaking 101
Great talk by Skoop, he really covered all the aspects of conference speaking and gave great advice for people getting into speaking now. Very well presented and generally rounded off presentation.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(31.May.2012)
Redis for the everyday developer
Very good talk, good pace,well timed transitions and a very clear goal. Clear and simple presentation of the subject in a very straight path. Very inspiring, made me want to open my laptop and do something with redis.
Rating: 3 of 5 
(31.May.2012)
Let's build a parser
Interesting topic but the presentation could use a stronger and clearer goal. A few adjustments to the critical Path and especially the demos would make it a great talk. A bit more practice and relaxation and the speaker can nail it much better. Good job! Keep practicing.
Rating: 0 of 5 
(07.Jun.2012)
Annotating with Annotations
Adrien, I did show the final use in slide 110, but you are right, i should either have mentioned how it automatically hook into symfony or show an example of calling the "enforcer" itself. I will fix that for next time, thanks! Btw, there is an example of it here: https://github.com/rdohms/DMS/tree/master/src/DMS/Filter if you are curious.
Rating: 4 of 5 
(09.Jun.2012)
Designing Beautiful Software
Great talk for new developers to see how code should evolve, great insights on design patterns. To me i would love for this to go to a higher level as my view of beautiful code involves readability and other topics also.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(09.Jun.2012)
ElasticSearch [R]evolution: Welcome
Great talk, lots of examples that can be directly applied to our problems on a day to day basis. It could use more "life" but it was a great intro to the subject.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(09.Jun.2012)
Cranking Nginx up to 11
This was a very good talk with lots of "learn by examples", really gave me lots fo ideas on looking into Nginx.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(09.Jun.2012)
Fast, Not Furious
This was a great talk, i have tried XHProf and did not really know how to interpret it. I would love a deep look into each of the aspects of the results, but the content covered was great and very well explained.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(10.Jun.2012)
Programming Style and Your Brain
This was a great talk, every developer should realize how important coding standard is and a coding standard should really be made to avoid common errors.
Rating: 4 of 5 
(10.Jun.2012)
Rasmus Lerdorf will do the Saturday opening keynote!
It was a good keynote. We really should focus on stuff that matter whenever we can. I love having Rasmus show us that PHP needs help and that it is open to contributions, we really need that. I agree with him on "Don't send us money, send us engineers", money brings along too much overhead in management and does not mean more developers. If you want money to equal developers, then hire someone and send him to us. Would be a shame for core to have to stop worrying about code and start doing HR. The message was there, it could have been a little more showman style, but it was there.
Rating: 3 of 5 
(10.Jun.2012)
Mobile is huge in Japan
Wakeup call. API's, mobile and shallow front-ends are really going to be a big part of the future, i disagree with the apocalyptical tone that everything will be mobile, but its impossible to ignore that those skill will make a difference for sure. I would have like the talk to flow a little better, some slides really flowed into each other, but some were like post-its in the way which you stopped and read. Good inspiration but too many numbers.
Rating: 4 of 5 
(20.Jun.2012)
Building and deploying applications with Phing
Great overview of the project and what you can do with it, great for people shopping around. I would have liked to see more "everyday" examples, makes it easier to get out of the talk with a "actionable" item. I would also try to reduce the bullet lists and pass that information in a different format, perhaps tied in to great examples.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(22.Jun.2012)
Community Works!
Great talk about how community can take you further by one of the greatest icons of the community.
Rating: 4 of 5 
(20.Jul.2012)
Going Responsive for Developers
Great insight into how you should face the problem of making a website responsive, not just making things smaller on the mobile versions, but actually thinking about your content and how you want the user's experience to be. Talk needs a little "honing" on a few topics (some were a bit loose), maybe remove the inkscape demos and focus more on the technique and tips of how to "play around" with the structure before committing to it.
Rating: 4 of 5 
(15.Sep.2012)
Composer: Project Dependency Management for PHP
Great talk, always great to hear about a project from its creators, the passion always shows. I think the slides and structure could be a little more adjusted, some people new to composer might be confused.
Rating: 4 of 5 
(15.Sep.2012)
Offline strategies for HTML5 web applications
Very good overview of the options available. I would have liked to see some more "real life" examples and "actionable" items.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(15.Sep.2012)
HTTP and Your Angry Dog
Great talk, great content and really well delivered. I really like Ross' style of presenting and his analogy was really a match to the topic, great job.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(06.Oct.2012)
PHP 5.4 Features You Will Actually Use
Great talk. Lorna managed to deliver a talk with all the bits that make sense and inspire everyone to see how each aspect can make sense to them and their business, instead of just telling us why.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(07.Oct.2012)
Building a Zend Framework 2 Application
This was a great tutorial, well balanced between theory and practice it really gave me a feel for the framework. I would break down the last exercise in two, since by then people are moe dispersed.
Rating: 4 of 5 
(09.Oct.2012)
Recognizing smelly code
Great talk, well aligned with topics i preach myself, really valuable to any developer who open sources code or works with a team. I think the response to previos feedback affected a nice rounded talk, i would remove the tooling and really stick to the principle of the talk being able to make you identify these issues without need of tools. Also i would work SOLID into the talk with more of a "this is equivalent to the S in SOLID" way, so that it gives context. Great job.
Rating: 4 of 5 
(09.Oct.2012)
PhpDocumentor : your source matters
This is an under-rated topic, developer really need to start picking up on documentation more and more and care further for those details. I really liked the overall idea of showing things on a concrete example and then showing the results. Delivery however lacked a few things. Preparation is very important, issues like font size, theme colors should really be tested before hand or at least you should know how to quickly fix them. (the projector did not help also). I think a little more structure would be better to keep everyone on schedule, it could all be done on slides, at least as a backup. Overall a great topic and important one to be approached.
Rating: 4 of 5 
(09.Oct.2012)
Community works for business too!
Michelangelo is living proof of why a business needs to support Open Source. This talk reflects it very well and show how he and other leading companies has very well tied in those factors to lead the market. Even being about business i think this talk is very relevant to developers, for 2 reasons: show them what to do and why to go into their own business and follow these teachings, and also give them arguments to push their companies into it. I agree with a few of the other comments, the energy seemed to go out somewhere in the middle of the talk, the dramatic pauses became holes, not pauses. I know you have extreme energy and passion for this, I would like to see you scream this in the talks, let it out and wow us. Overflow, it will captivate the crowd. Congrats Mike!
Rating: 5 of 5 
(03.Nov.2012)
REST APIs: The "R" is not for religious
Really enjoyed this talk, Joel presented the topic very well with good intonation and well delivered jokes. A very nice look into REST without any of the religious wars.
Rating: 4 of 5 
(03.Nov.2012)
Using BDD Language in Your Unit Tests
Very good talk. Given this was a first time talk it was really good. The speaker was calm and steady, and did a good job of showing us the ideal he wanted to transmit. Some feedback on the slides and structure are the only issues i had: try to put less text on the slides, be more visual and communicative with them, use them to guide the attendee to understand what you are saying. Pick a straight line to take them from start to end. Congratulations on the talk, first of many I hope.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(04.Nov.2012)
Closing Keynote
Great closing keynote delivered in true Grumpy style. I agree with the message, the technology world is changing and we need to be ready to take the next steps.
Rating: 4 of 5 
(04.Nov.2012)
Why PHP could be the most important programming language in the world
Interesting talk with some good points and an interesting view from a non-php developer. I felt it did not really build up to the final message very well, some points were a bit lost in lack of proper delivery. Overall good but needs polishing.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(04.Nov.2012)
Cryptography For The Average Developer
Really good talk, well delivered with great coverage of the topic.
Rating: 4 of 5 
(04.Nov.2012)
Bring your site to life using WebSockets
Great topic and lots of knowledge. Some audio problems because of equipment but also because of moving quite a bit. The delivery was good but the talk could use a bit more of polishing on the first part.
Rating: 4 of 5 
(04.Nov.2012)
ORMs don't kill your database, developers do!
Great content, I think the title needs to reflect that this is a Doctrine talk as it focuses on making developers use doctrine the correct way. I would suggest a bit more work on the slides to help developers follow some of the topics which can be very high level.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(06.Nov.2012)
Don't Be STUPID, GRASP SOLID
Really good talk, it finishes to drive home the point I also stated in my own talk. Both complement each other very well. Well delivered, with just a bit of restless moving on stage.
Rating: 3 of 5 
(16.Nov.2012)
Create a RESTful API
Good talk, lots of good information and knowledge. If I may give a few tips on how to make it awesome: - Improve the structure, talks should have a clear goal and a straight line to it, all presented topics should back up your goal, this is along the lines of the comment above (tell a story) - Commit to your topic, you should believe in a way of doing things, does not mean you are right, but that is a speaker he is there telling you his point of view, people can disagree, but they are there to hear your point of view and make a decision, if you just give them more uncertainty they can't make better decisions. - Relax and practice, this will help avoid the monotone, but also if you have a good structure the "hit points" will become clearer to you and will make it easier to emphasize them. You did a good job and i think the reaction fo the crowd will help you realize the strong points and how to put them across in a more clear form. Thanks for sharing!
Rating: 0 of 5 
(04.Jan.2013)
Your code sucks, let's fix it!
Kim, I'm sorry about how you felt with the image. The lady in question is the "singer" Rebecca Black who became famous after "buying"her way into fame with a video clip produced specifically to make her look like something she is not, this is the parallel i make in the talk. I'll take note and make adjustments. In no way did I want to make any parallel to women in computing, I'm a active member of the community in helping out PHPWomen and currently mentor two women in coding and speaking.
Rating: 4 of 5 
(18.Jan.2013)
Let's speed it up a bit
Enjoyed the talk very much. I think it had a good scope, trying to go into too much detail or analytics would probably overflow you time slot. You could add a bit more detail in some cases, but it does very well as a talk to give you things to think about. You had a bit of volume issues, up, and down in some cases, but i recognize that as "nervousness" and been there also, a bit more confidence will solve that. Work a bit more on the slides and the structure and you have a good start. Cheers!
Rating: 5 of 5 
(26.Jan.2013)
Being grumpy for fun and profit
Great Keynote, second time I have seen it and it does a great job of making us react to the future, not just accept everything that comes.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(26.Jan.2013)
Algorithm, Review, Sorting
Absolutely nothing to complain about the presenter, very calm and humorous presentation style and an interesting look into what's behind the functions we use daily, this is very important knowledge for decision making.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(26.Jan.2013)
Password Storage (And Hacking) in PHP
Another great talk on the subject of passwords and best practices. New developers must see these topics often to be reminded and learn things the right way.
Rating: 4 of 5 
(27.Jan.2013)
Usability for Developers
Very good talk, with interesting examples. Would love to see a bit more of examples and fixing bad sites to wrap up the theory. Especially some examples of better websites which still fail in some areas, not just the really bad sites.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(27.Jan.2013)
Git (and GitHub) for Ninjas
Very please by the talk, got to pickup a few new tricks in both git and github interaction.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(28.Feb.2013)
PHP Scaling with HipHop
Great talk, lots of internal details on HipHop and the direction its heading. Very well augmented with the speakers knowledge of PHP internals.
Rating: 4 of 5 
(28.Feb.2013)
Introductory Python for Developers
Great intro to Python, but i thought the Django stuff got lost in there and was not as useful as the rest, I would focus on the other aspects and leave Django out of it.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(28.Feb.2013)
Queues and the Giant beanstalkd
Really enjoyed the talk, the introduction to the topic and the transition to seeing implementations of it was really good. Lots of good information.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(22.Mar.2013)
'ProTalking' your way into Open Source
This talk was very well done and delivered. It was even better because it was done in a UG setup where people are really ready to engage and discuss, as a organizer i was very happy for all the discussion it sparked up and felt it really contributed to making a better community. I really like the layout of the talk, the flow and the way technical information was presented in a subtle way while focusing on showing you the flow of github contributions. If you have a crowd of people who do not do Open Source yet, this is what they need to see. Michelle presented like a champ, some nervousness was perceivable, but she still lead the discussion very well. If this talk is done in a conference setting it may need to reduce the crowd interaction a bit and incorporate more of the discussions into the slides, but it will still work great. The only moments of hesitation are easily solved by practice and more time in front of a crowd. Bravo. This is proof that if you do something with passion it can only come out great.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(18.May.2013)
Open Sourcing Mental Illness
This talk was amazing. Thank you Ed for bringing so much of yourself to this talk and showing people that they may not be alone in their problems. It seems to me that this is a common trend amongst developers and giving them the confidence to stand up and find a solution or at least comfort in a group is truly a important step. Great talk, great delivery.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(18.May.2013)
WordPress is Everywhere: Extreme Portability as a Double-Edged Sword
This was a very interesting peek into the inner working of the decision making process at Wordpress. While it may not relate to most of our daily jobs this provided very unique data into the creation of one of the most important pieces of PHP software. Nacin did a great job of presenting it and backing the data with numbers and insights.
Rating: 3 of 5 
(10.Jun.2013)
A Web Of Identity
Inspiring talk with lots of memories and a good message. But it lacked a clear goal and specific call for actions that i expect from a keynote.
Rating: 4 of 5 
(10.Jun.2013)
Unbreakable Domain Models
This was a great talk, got me plenty of ideas to fix some things in my codebase. I felt a little bit of a trip towards the end with the missing slide and a bit of uneasiness in reply to feedback, but it did not mess with the excellent content.
Rating: 4 of 5 
(10.Jun.2013)
Surviving a Prime Time TV Commercial
Lots of good information, i missed a bit more detail on some of them, and being late put David a bit off his game and into a slight rush.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(10.Jun.2013)
PHP, Under The Hood
Interesting talk on a not so usual subject. Left me with brains blown.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(10.Jun.2013)
Dependency Injection Smells
Interesting topic, good information and a nice structure.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(10.Jun.2013)
Uncon: Developers travel in style
Yes! Learnt so much that a regular conference speaker must learn. Thanks!
Rating: 5 of 5 
(10.Jun.2013)
Worse Is Better, for Better or for Worse
Done as a closing keynote should be done. "Thank you for coming, this is what i need you to think about after you leave." Really enjoyed the delivery and the unique way of looking into development.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(10.Jun.2013)
Uncon: Development by the numbers
Seeing numbers is different from understanding them, Anthony did a great job of giving us food for thought.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(18.Apr.2014)
Build That Phing
Rick did a very good job of the talk, it was very well delivered, he worked the crowd very well. I really enjoyed the style. The content went in a different direction then other phing talks i have seen and i find that positive.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(27.Jun.2014)
Adventures in Advanced Git
loved the new format and the way you handled the crowd. even as an experienced git user I picked up a few new tips. great job.
Rating: 3 of 5 
(28.Jun.2014)
Refactoring with Design Patterns
the content and ideas in the talk are really good and very useful to beginner and people stuck in legacy. The live coding format however leaves it hanging and loses the crowd. having steps prepared in advance or code in the slides may help focus more on the concepts and less in the writing and physics.
Rating: 3 of 5 
(01.Jul.2014)
DDD IRL
I agree with the comments that state the practical side was lacking, it could have been more engaging. The theory portion was nice, but i would like to see it more rooted and engaging as well. I felt a little more rehearsing would help you feel more comfortable with the content, its also a good idea to talk to your audience, not the slides, you spent a lot of time looking at the screen and not the people n the room. The story has all the elements to catch people and carry them through the content, but it need a bit more of a motivational delivery, so it inspires more then sounding like "we are a great team", i think a bit of work on that and i would love seeing it as a "how DDD saved us" talk.
Rating: 4 of 5 
(01.Jul.2014)
High Quality Symfony Bundles
I enjoyed the tutorial and found it very well structured and engaging. I may have failed at reading the abstract and came out a bit confused on what i expected vs. what i got. But it was very well delivered and having someone to help people who had issues to setup the code was a great touch. I would love for it to be more about practical bundle writing then just the "let's see how far we can push everything out of it"
Rating: 3 of 5 
(01.Jul.2014)
PhpSpec 2 - the only design tool you need
I enjoyed the content of the talk, but i see a mismatch with what was expected. The presentation needs some work on contrast, this is a common speaker mistake that experience solves, but for next time i would work on the colo scheme cause the vanishing test made me very lost on what was being show, make sure your contrast is good because conference projectors are always unpredictable. I feel a bit more rehearsing is a good thing also, you ran short and you could have engage a bit more with the audience. A bit more pacing in both concepts and speech will get you a long way. Keep at it.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(01.Jul.2014)
Abstract Machines
Awesome talk, made a complex topic seem really simple and gave me fuel to solve other problems by simply providing me with an alternate point of view. Great job.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(01.Jul.2014)
Design how your objects talk to each other through mocking
I really enjoyed a fresh point of view of how to look at SOLID from the perspective of your tests. It did "push" prophecy a bit which i think is not necessary.
Rating: 4 of 5 
(01.Jul.2014)
Easy PR checking 201
Loved the talk, great content and a great tool. Some improvement points: read your audience, you could have used a bit more energy since it was day 2 of the conference, get people to wake up. Title could have made it more clear that you were talking about a tool to help in PR testing, that would have been great.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(01.Jul.2014)
Practical Event Sourcing
This talk certainly got my gear working and made me regret missing the tutorial. Enjoyed the pace and the presentation. You are a great speaker, but i think you could tone back on the propaganda, restrict that info to the "about me" slide, or add a silent slide, no need to keep talking and selling it.
Rating: 4 of 5 
(01.Jul.2014)
Principles of PHP Package Design
This is a topic that the community really needs to learn about. I really liked you bringing them to us and you did a great job with the presentation you had. I would maybe try to present the content in a better way, a way that the concepts hit home harder, maybe more practical or "by examples". It was a bit confusing to keep up at times.
Rating: 4 of 5 
(01.Jul.2014)
Nginx: The need for speed
Great talk, great content. It could have used a refresh before the talk, as you noted a few things were out of place or outdated, but a great how-to session that can easily be used as a guide when implementing for the first time. I think a bit more structure would do wonders into making this a perfect talk.
Rating: 3 of 5 
(01.Jul.2014)
Docker: The only thing it can't contain is your excitement
Love the energy and the intro, but i think the content delivery could have been done better. Something more solid then hello worlds or more practical. The theoretical part could you a bit more breakdown and details i was a bit lost just looking at boxes with labels that did not quite hit home.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(01.Jul.2014)
KEYNOTE: Getting artistic with code
Awesome refreshing end to a conference. Loved seeing things from a completely unexpected and unfamiliar point of view. Your presenting style is also very entertaining and was a great match for a closing keynote, as well as resonating with the opening keynote.
Rating: 0 of 5 
(13.Nov.2014)
Composer: like it should be done
@jason Composer does not require Zend at all, what you saw was a use case where a application required zendframework. Composer is stand alone in a .phar file and not attached to anything you use in your library
Rating: 0 of 5 
(18.Nov.2014)
Composer: like it should be done
@anonymous I tried to spend a lot of time on that and agree many people get it wrong, thanks. I will dedicate lots of time to it in my Composer book: https://leanpub.com/composer-cookbook
Rating: 5 of 5 
(22.Jul.2015)
Social
This was an epic social. At least for me since i got sucked into Laser Quest all night. I really enjoyed the possibility to network with people in a different way, made some "war buddies" in that arena. I hope for future events sponsors step in to pay for drinks for the first hour or two of the social so less people feel the need to abandon the social and head to the pub.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(22.Jul.2015)
Down the Rabbit Hole: Lessons Learned combining Career and Community
Second time i see this talk and it was even better, very strong message and well rounded off. Honestly i think it improved so much more because i was given a full slide :D i'm kidding!
Rating: 5 of 5 
(15.Nov.2015)
Building Web Applications With Docker
Really enjoyed this talk as an introduction to Docker, it finally painted for me a good picture of the goal of containers and how Docker fits into that, without all the ranting being done by other speakers. If I had one tip to give it would be to align the configuration files in the various slides and demos since they all were slightly different from the other, this made me lose a few moments trying to figure out why instead of being immersed in the talk. Laura did a great job speaking, well paced and energetic.
Rating: 3 of 5 
(15.Nov.2015)
CQRS and Event Sourcing in practice @ Qandidate.com
I think this talk's content is great and focuses on a practical look into Event Sourcing, which is exactly what I was looking for, not a "what is event sourcing" but a "this is how we do it". For that it was awesome. The presentation however could use some "ironing out". I was very confused by the jumping between code samples from classes that I had no idea where they fit in the big picture, maybe show a "map" of the parts talking to each other, before jumping into the code so we get a better sense of where we are going. Some of the code samples had "lines you can ignore since its not relevant to our example", just remove those lines, less confusion. I think using the domain of your own wok is great, but this talk may go by easier with a simplified domain, or by skipping the details that do not pertain to the topic itself. The pointer not working was a shame and seemed to throw Willem a bit off, but i did see the passion for the subject, and think with a bit of buffering this will be a amazing talk for people looking for a practical look into ES.
Rating: 3 of 5 
(15.Nov.2015)
Parsers All The Way Down? Exploring Combinator Parsing
Absolutely loved the energy on stage. The talk was very enlightening but i felt there could have been a few more connections here and there to more practical applications. It is refreshing to see "out of the curve" talks like this, but as I'm not very familiar with the topic i did get very lost in a few parts. I think a bit more rehearsing and refining would get this talk to a sweet spot, but i could feel some parts were very scripted and theoretical readings from the notes. I much rather see a simplified understanding of the subject then having the textbook recited. Stef speaking was a pleasure to watch due to the energy and excitement about the subject, great speaker.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(15.Nov.2015)
Quines Upon Quines
Absolutely loved this talk! I have always enjoyed watching Igor make me feel dumb on stage, but this talk brought in a bit more of the "human aspect" then previous ones. The insights into the connections between subjects was absolutely brilliant and the history gave me amazing insights into what we do as developers. Igor was especially sharp on stage, he looked really comfortable up there and that shined through the story he was telling. Thank you for sharing and thank you for the openness and honesty you brought to the stage.
Rating: 4 of 5 
(15.Nov.2015)
Introduction to Web Components
Very nice well rounded off talk. Both speakers were very good on stage, I just feel Remco needs to take a bit more care in speaking clearly, some bits were hard to understand. The subject was very well explained and I liked the level of detail.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(15.Nov.2015)
Building Open Source Communities
Really enjoyed the talk and even more the chat I had with the speaker afterwards. I was skeptical on some of the points, but the chat afterwards completely changed my mind and made me see things I can change and how it all works.
Rating: 0 of 5 
(30.Jan.2016)
“Writing code that lasts” … or writing code you won’t hate tomorrow.
@Koen, thank you for that comment. I do agree with you, code samples would have helped, but they would also not have fit in the 45 minutes i had. The goal of this talk is to look at the complete picture, Object Calisthenics is just one solution i go into. Unfortunately the in-depth talk was not selected for PHPBenelux, but you can see it here: http://protalk.me/your-code-sucks-lets-fix-it it has all the details you are looking for. Thank you for coming to the talk and for the feedback, feel free to ping me for more details or questions.
Rating: 3 of 5 
(19.Aug.2016)
Money often costs too much
The topic was well covered, but the presentation can benefit from a few improvements. More rehearsing and speaking experience should help you feel more comfortable speaking in english, there was some hesitation there. I think the slides could be better used to support the content and the speaker, more slides, more code and making them show what you are talking about, help the audience with more context. Reviewing the slides is also important, as you yourself caught a few issues. One of the biggest pluses of this talk is talking about Value Objects, I think you can beef that section a bit more so it does not seem just a intro to Money but why you want to refactor to VOs all the time, the last bit about this was great and really added a lot of value. Bit more refining, more visuals and practice and this is a great useful talk.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(05.Nov.2016)
Oops! OOP's Not What I Thought
To me a great talk delivers just enough content and in a way that you can't look away, this talk did that. I have done OOP for ages and have thought about these same metaphors, it was very well put together and the talk style and energy on stage we fabulous. Well done!
Rating: 5 of 5 
(27.Jan.2017)
Basic CQRS and Event Sourcing with Prooph
great tutorial covering the basics of CQRS and ES, love the balance of practice and theory and solved a couple of gaps i had in my knowledge.

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