Dries Vints

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Rating: 5 of 5 
(28.Jan.2011)
27 Ways To Be A Better Developer
Great keynote with great speakers. I always enjoy a keynote with speakers who are really telling a story instead of just giving facts. It was a nice thing from them to provide details and personal opinions about each tip. Some nice summary of ways to improve yourself as a developer. The tip of a healthy mind in a healthy body was the best tip in my opinion. Here's the slideshow Lorna provided at the end btw: http://slidesha.re/f9kORr Thanks for the keynote Lorna and Ivo
Rating: 4 of 5 
(29.Jan.2011)
Geolocation & Maps in PHP
He gave some nice alternatives for know technologies and showed some cool examples what you could do with them. All in all a pretty enjoyable talk.
Rating: 4 of 5 
(29.Jan.2011)
Making Software Management Tools Work For You
It was a good talk although not what I was expecting. I thought to learn more about version control but that subject was pretty brief. That being said, he gave a nice overview and tips on what you could do to improve your workflow and increase your efficiency as a developer by using different techniques and software.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(29.Jan.2011)
PHP In A Mobile Ecosystem
Great talk and well presented. Good overview of php relation in a mobile environment and some nice tips for application development for mobile devices.
Rating: 2 of 5 
(29.Jan.2011)
Seeing PHP through a blue azure sky
Although I mostly went out of respect for them because they sponsored the event I found it nice to see Microsoft evolving and improving themselves. The people presenting the keynote were very friendly. Maarten presented his part very well in my opinion but I wasn't very impressed by the talks of Michelangelo and Katrien. I just wasn't really interested in this subject.
Rating: 2 of 5 
(29.Jan.2011)
Snacks/sandwiches/drinks
More vegetarian sandwiches next time please!
Rating: 3 of 5 
(29.Jan.2011)
Mastering Namespaces
Interesting talk. Although I had a hard time understanding Nick sometimes it was a clear presentation.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(29.Jan.2011)
XML versus the New Kids On The Block
Great talk, probably the best one of the conference. Clear and funny, the way it's supposed to be. Enjoyed David his personal views on the subject.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(29.Jan.2011)
Zeta Components
Very nice talk. I wasn't bored for any second. Also a subject I was really interested in. I'm definitely going to follow the project.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(30.Jan.2011)
Chocolate Chip Cookies and Open Source Communities
They kept the best one for last. Everything a keynote should be. Thanks for a wonderful hour.
Rating: 3 of 5 
(22.Feb.2011)
Puntavista case
Very interesting talk. Although you were a bit quite, I could always keep up because of the slow but good pace.
Rating: 3 of 5 
(22.Feb.2011)
Case study: linking IngramMicro to Magento
The talk started a bit slow and difficult but speeded up nicely along the way. Although the talk contained a few obvious things which could have been left out I was very interested in most of the points. It was a nice presentation.
Rating: 4 of 5 
(23.Feb.2011)
PHP in the dark
I learned a lot from this talk, especially the first half. Too bad you didn't have enough time to finish everything up. Perhaps summarize a bit more for next time. That being said, I really enjoyed the talk, thanks!
Rating: 5 of 5 
(20.May.2011)
Making the new everyday things
Amazing talk. One of the better I've seen so far. It ran like a train.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(29.Jan.2013)
Git and GitHub: Level Up
First tutorial for me at a conference but a great experience. I already knew a lot of subjects presented during this class but I still learned a few tips and tricks. The Q&A in the last 40 minutes was a great moment to ask some questions which I had on my mind for quite a while. The tutorial was well presented and well brought. Ben was always clear and explained every subject thoroughly. I really liked the hands-on examples he showed, that really helped tutorial along a lot.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(29.Jan.2013)
Algorithm, Review, Sorting
I was doubting to go to this talk thinking it would be a very difficult subject to digg into but boy I was glad I did go. Rowan really explained a good pace so everyone could keep up and left room for questions in between. The talk was very interesting and I got a good insight on the different sorting patterns presented. This was one of the best talks of the conference for me.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(30.Mar.2013)
Introduction To ElasticSearch
Great introduction to ElasticSearch. Well presented and great to see a few actual use cases :)
Rating: 5 of 5 
(30.Mar.2013)
Vagrant
So awesome that you took the effort to jump in and do such a great talk about Vagrant. Got me really excited to start using it myself :)
Rating: 5 of 5 
(09.May.2013)
Getting to ASVS2, secure PHP development in practice
Heel interessante en leerzame talk. Je kwam ook zeer vlot en duidelijk over, was zeer aangenaam om naar je vlotte vertelstijl te luisteren. Zeer diepgaand en uitgebreid, misschien nét iets te lang. Hopelijk zie ik je nog ooit eens ergens spreken! : )
Rating: 4 of 5 
(30.Aug.2013)
Software Design Patterns in Laravel 4
Great talk! Talk was easy to understand, well paced. Perhaps you can do some trials at UG's to get a good timing for your talk and get some feedback in advanced.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(30.Aug.2013)
Laravel Testing Tips, Techniques and Pitfalls
Awesome talk. Very clear to understand, perfectly paced. Great introduction to testing.
Rating: 4 of 5 
(30.Aug.2013)
In-Depth with Composer
Learned a bunch about Composer in this talk that I didn't know yet. Thanks for the great talk!
Rating: 5 of 5 
(24.Jan.2014)
Design Patterns Workshop
Great tutorial, great speaker. Clear to understand, good pace. Often asked for questions but everything was well explained so I almost never had any questions. Also great that you started out with explaining SOLID. That was a great way to start off.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(24.Jan.2014)
Keynote: Mentoring Developers
Great talk. I knew about the phpmentoring program but didn't know the person behind it so that was a nice surprise. Well paced, well divided and some good background stories to support the talk.
Rating: 4 of 5 
(24.Jan.2014)
Vagrant for PHP Developers
While I agree with Koen that the talk could have focused more on explaining the basics of Vagrant I definitely think this was a good talk. Well explained and even though you had a slight accent I could clearly understand everything you said. Also I've noticed some talks today were pretty rushed. This definitely wasn't, it was well paced so it was easy to keep up. As I said, the basics were more or less covered. Perhaps the next time you could highlight more features and advantages that Vagrant brings. Also, the overview of the survey results was a nice thing to see, mostly because I followed the survey online but you might want to swap that out next time so you can spend more time on Vagrant itself (perhaps a live demo)? So there's definitely no need to rate this as a 1 star review. It was a good talk that covered the basics and gave a nice overview of the provisioners and their pro's and cons. Thank you for a great talk! :)
Rating: 5 of 5 
(24.Jan.2014)
Roll your own – choosing a PHP framework
Once again a top notch talk. I always enjoy listening to your talks. They're well paced, easy to understand and have a lot of humour in them which makes them great to keep up. Also, the way you went over each step of choosing a framework was great. The slides for this will be a great reference to anyone who is deciding on choosing a framework.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(24.Jan.2014)
Let’s Learn Testing
The talk was clearly for beginners and it was definitely great for people who are just starting with Unit Testing. You were a bit short on time at the end which was unfortunate for the Q&A. Overall great talk as always :)
Rating: 5 of 5 
(25.Jan.2014)
Apigility: Agile APIs
Have been wanting to take a look at Apigility for quite a while so this talk was very interesting. It gave me a nice overview of the tool. I definitely will think about using it for the next time I need to build an API.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(25.Jan.2014)
Ansible: Orchestrate your Infrastructure
Nice talk. Easy to understand and follow. Never saw anything on Ansible before so this was a great introduction talk.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(25.Jan.2014)
The seven deadly sins of Dependency Injection
I was very surprised by this talk. I went to one of Stephan's talk a couple of years ago and I had a hard time back then understanding what he was saying because of his accent. But this time it was different the accent was almost entirely gone so I clearly understand what he said. The talk itself was also great. Very nice overview of the pitfalls in DI and best practices. Can recommend this talk to anyone who wants to learn more about the subject.
Rating: 4 of 5 
(28.Jan.2014)
Open-source maintainership: the Good, the Bad and the WTF (Uncon)
Short but great talk. Was great to see how you handle Composer and how you experience it on a personal level. I was really impressed by everything you showed. Great, long Q&A at the end.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(28.Jan.2014)
Your (coding) standards matter
I lol'ed at the first comments which were given before the talk was even finished. Ah well, great talk. Can't really give any downsides. Didn't even notice the coughing that much.
Rating: 3 of 5 
(13.Feb.2014)
PHP in the Cloud
Pretty basic talk about AWS. I was really looking forward to an in-depth view on Google App Engine, too bad your colleague fell out sick. Try to learn at least some of the content of the other part of the talk so you can give at least an overview of the features and highlight some advantages. Speaking overall was well done. Even though it was obvious English isn't your native language, I could clearly understand you.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(13.Feb.2014)
Code Obfuscation, PHP Shells & More
Great talk! Learned a bunch. Was very nice to see the dangers of insecure web applications. Thanks for the great talk.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(31.Aug.2014)
The Code Manifesto: Empowering our Community
Your talk was incredible. I've never been to a conference or meetup talk where the crowd was listening with such silence and attention as this one. It takes a lot of courage and self-confidence to address the points in your talk. I was supposed to live-blog your talk but I couldn't. I was too drawn to your talk to do anything else except for listening to it. I'm someone who gets emotionally very fast and I had a really hard time to keep my emotions in check during your talk. Needless to say, your talk left quite an impact on me. I know first hand how it can be how people are mistreated in our industry. Not just verbally but mentally as well. For some employers, employees are just assets to help them achieve their goals and can be discarded and used as they wish. Minorities, wether they are targeted by their race, gender or something else will always be the victim unless we actively strife to change that. What we can do about this is talk about it and accept and recognise that these problems are real, that they exist and that we should work together to solve them. With the Code Manifesto I really believe we're that much closer to solve those problems. Thanks for one of the most intense/best talks I've ever been to.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(18.Sep.2014)
90K reasons why security is a must!
Great talk! Learned some things I didn't know before like the fact you have to let the goverment know if you've been hacked. Thanks for the great info and tips!
Rating: 3 of 5 
(18.Sep.2014)
The Laravel PHP framework. It grows with you.
Well done for your first talk. I remember my first talk well so I know how it is to give that first talk with no experience yet. Some suggestions: try not to stand in front of your slides, it makes it difficult for some of the audience to view them. Keep practicing your English. Go to meetups/conferences and interact with non-Dutch attendees to get a better grip on speaking English. I know how hard it is at first when you're not used to it but practice makes perfect :) About the talk itself: it's nice that you showed some basics from Laravel you like to the audience. But tbh, most of the things you covered were things which I believe most of the audience was already aware of. Laravel 4 has been out for some while now. I think most of the audience would have loved if you (for example) showed some new features from Laravel 5. Keep it up and keep speaking to improve yourself! :)
Rating: 4 of 5 
(20.Feb.2015)
Database Wizardry for Legacy Applications
You did very well at bringing such a difficult topic. I'm not very experienced with NoSQL but your talk was very clear on explaining some of the core concepts and you gave some good use-cases from your own personal experiences. I'll have to dive further into NoSQL to see if I can put it to good use in one of my projects.
Rating: 4 of 5 
(14.Jul.2015)
Set up your own packagist
Good talk! I really think you can extend this talk with more in depth details about (private) Satis setups. Perhaps also talk about ToranProxy? https://toranproxy.com/ If you extend this talk with more in depth details about private Composer usage it could very well be a 45-min talk on its own which you can give regularly. Keep it up! :)
Rating: 5 of 5 
(14.Jul.2015)
Future is a Thing of the Past
Awesome talk! I really got the idea behind Event Sourcing now. Like I said to you, the only downside is that you need to have to have a basic idea about the fundamentals of DDD. Perhaps warn users in your talk description about that. Otherwise: keep up practising and giving this talk!
Rating: 5 of 5 
(25.Aug.2015)
Keynote
Awesome keynote. A very relevant topic in this time. Voiced all of my own opinions of the subject. Will definitely recommend the video when it comes out!
Rating: 5 of 5 
(25.Aug.2015)
So you can code... Now what?
I've freelanced before myself and I could find myself in a lot of what you said. It's not always easy. I think you did great by sharing your experiences. Will definitely share the video with people I know who run their own business.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(25.Aug.2015)
Chasing "Perfect"
Great example on how a live coding session is done. Was really nice to see a more practical talk after the earlier talks.
Rating: 0 of 5 
(25.Aug.2015)
The Laravel Ecosystem
@Michael Csáki: Hey Michael. What I meant was that I don't want to sell these tools. I wanted to give a talk about all of the different parts of the Laravel Ecosystem but don't want to actually sell Forge and Envoyer (because they cost money). That's what I meant, sorry if this came across differently! I actually spoke to quite some people who said that they didn't know about all of the tools yet. There are also a lot of business owners and managers here which aren't immediately developers. And this part of the talk was also a little bit focused towards newer Laravel developers. But I understand that this part was less relevant for people who already know a lot more about the ecosystem. Thanks for liking the contributors part! For me personally this was the most important part of my talk so I'm glad you liked it. It's too bad I had to go over it a bit fast. I'm really sorry you're a little disappointed. I hope I can make it up to you at another time! I hope you enjoy the rest of the conference :) @anonymous at 14:26: hey, thanks for leaving your feedback. I'm really sorry you feel that way. i hope I can do better next time! @Andrew Westrope: Thanks for your feedback! It was really though putting in every single part. I figured most people know what Laracasts is about so that's why I left it out. I already had a pretty long talk. But you're right when you say that's also a part of the ecosystem. @anonymous at 15:56: I'm really sorry you feel that way. I'll definitely try to improve to do a better job next time! I actually didn't ran too long because I started my talk 15 minutes later than planned so I had less time to do my entire presentation! Also: Shawn wasn't asking me to stop he was just informing me how much time I had left and even notified me at the end that it's ok if it took a little longer (because I started later). @Paulo André: I was a little bit nervous yeah! Thank you for the nice words :) I'll try to do my best to improve. @Jurgen, anonymous (at 20:39), Frank: Thanks! :)
Rating: 5 of 5 
(25.Aug.2015)
The tao of Laravel
Great talk as always! Can't wait to try out Laravel spark on a project :)
Rating: 5 of 5 
(26.Aug.2015)
Impostor syndrome and individual competence
Incredible talk. I could really find myself in a lot you said. Will definitely recommend the video to others.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(26.Aug.2015)
Advanced Git for developers
Saw you talk a couple times before and always a pleasure. Learned a bunch of new things. Wish you had more time to show more tips!
Rating: 4 of 5 
(26.Aug.2015)
Whistleblowing 101
Very relevant talk for this time! I think at some points it went a bit too far in terms of details into legal laws but overall a nice reminder on what we need to keep in mind. I think this talk would improve a little bit more if it was even more adapted for a developer audience. I think you did really well as a speaker! Could clearly understand you and follow along. Props for that :)
Rating: 5 of 5 
(26.Aug.2015)
Min-maxing software costs
Learned quite a bit from your talk. Confirmed some of my own thoughts on some of the subjects you presented. Thanks!
Rating: 5 of 5 
(26.Aug.2015)
Package development
Great talk! Amazing to see how much you've grown as a public speaker. Eager to see more talks from you in the (near) future :) Perhaps the only really small remark I'd give (like most people here) is to talk just a little bit slower. But besides that everything was perfect!
Rating: 5 of 5 
(26.Aug.2015)
Things Laravel made me believe
Don't know what to say else besides: amazing! Such a pleasure to see you go at it on stage. Come back next year please! :D
Rating: 5 of 5 
(07.Dec.2015)
What's new in PHP 7?
Great talk! Nice overview of all the new stuff.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(07.Dec.2015)
Is my code ready for PHP 7?
Didn't know about PHPCompatibility yet so it was nice that you showed that to us! Will definitely try it out. Great talk as well. Nice to see a talk in Dutch for a change :)
Rating: 4 of 5 
(31.Mar.2016)
Chatops - Modern workflow
For your first talk, you did very well. Congrats! Your slides and demo were all good. The minions were a nice touch :) You also spoke very well. I think if you practiced on speaking a bit more slowly and calmly it would be perfect. But again, for your first talk it was good :) One thing I'd drop from the talk is the opening sound. I was a bit confused at first because I thought someone's cellphone was ringing. But hey this could be just me. I think you're also ready do to a longer talk so keep practicing and perhaps try a longer one next time. Looking forward to seeing you speak again!
Rating: 4 of 5 
(31.Mar.2016)
Lessons learned from building an asynchronous filesystem component
Good talk! That's some difficult material you brought :D The talk itself was good, could clearly understand and hear you and the pace was good. I think the talk itself would benefit even more if you gave even more examples of what you were trying to show us. It would make the whole a lot clearer I believe. The one thing I think I'd want to see from this talk is more! I think you could easily make this a much longer talk by diving deeper into the subject, giving more examples, etc. So definitely try to put more content in :) Hope to see you speak again soon! :)
Rating: 5 of 5 
(27.May.2016)
Making PHP see using the Google Cloud Vision API
Great presentation! Was really interesting to see what you could do with the Cloud Vision API. Great live demo.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(27.May.2016)
The five bugs you meet in hell
Very nice presentation. Try to submit it to conferences I'd say!
Rating: 5 of 5 
(29.Jan.2017)
Basic CQRS and Event Sourcing with Prooph
Excellent workshop on CQRS and ES. Filled in some gaps for me of the theory behind ES. The hands on code examples were well explained and easy to follow. Like someone said above: too bad the time ran out.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(29.Jan.2017)
Tutorial lunch
Amazing! Great food. So many vegetarian options, thank you for this!
Rating: 5 of 5 
(29.Jan.2017)
Using Open Source for Fun and Profit
Great to hear about your personal experience and story. Good keynote
Rating: 4 of 5 
(29.Jan.2017)
Functional structures in PHP
Was really nice to see what you're working on. Got inspired by your examples on how you used functional programming in PHP. Like others said: perhaps take your time more to explain things. Some people also left before they saw the code examples so perhaps try to show some examples earlier to keep them interested. The math behind it made the talk hard to follow but that should definitely not be a negative point. Perhaps it wasn't something for the general audience. But besides that, nice talk. Always great to see you speak
Rating: 4 of 5 
(01.Feb.2017)
Code Archaeology: Becoming Indiana Jones
You were pretty passionate about your talk so that's definitely a plus. The talk wasn't really what I expected. I expected more deeper knowledge about handling new projects. Instead it was more basic techniques. But still a nice and easy to follow talk. I'm sure others have found it more useful than me. Perhaps don't go too overboard with the theme and add some more personal stories. Keep up the good work :-)
Rating: 5 of 5 
(01.Feb.2017)
Friday evening social event
Fries! Thanks for a great social!
Rating: 5 of 5 
(01.Feb.2017)
Extremely defensive PHP
Amazing talk as always. Didn't agree with all that you said but definitely took some advice from it.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(01.Feb.2017)
Time Management For Grumpy Programmers
You pretty much made me look into a mirror and think about the last few months in my life. Thanks for an amazing and inspiring talk.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(01.Feb.2017)
Caching with PSRs
Great talk as always. Good overview of the PSR's. Perhaps a little short but that's ok.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(01.Feb.2017)
Voodoo PHP (Uncon)
Think I saw this talk before but was nice to see it again. Glad to see that Laravel isn't the only library which abuses PHP. Trololol :P
Rating: 5 of 5 
(01.Feb.2017)
Saturday evening social
Amazing. Five stars. Would eat again.
Rating: 4 of 5 
(29.Jun.2017)
Developing a webapp is easy, making it perform well for marketeers isn't. Or is it?
Good talk! Some good pointers I'll be using soon in a project :-) Perhaps try it in English next time, that way more people can listen to what you have to say.
Rating: 4 of 5 
(29.Jun.2017)
Introduction to Magento 2 module development
Great job! You handled your talk very well. The talk could easily be extended by some more beginner-stuff. Some of the code samples were a little hard to digest, try to keep those as simple as possible. Hope to see more from you in the (near) future! :-)
Rating: 5 of 5 
(29.Jul.2017)
Let's remove the R in GDPR
Eye-opening talk
Rating: 5 of 5 
(29.Jul.2017)
General Data Protection Regulation, a developer's story
A great reminder on how you can't be too carefully with how you handle data.

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DomCode 2016 Nov 03, 2016
PHP&Friends @ FOSDEM Jan 30, 2016
PHP 7 Release Party Dec 02, 2015
Laracon EU 2015 Aug 23, 2015
PHP UK Conference 2015 Feb 18, 2015
Laracon EU 2014 Aug 27, 2014
Laracon EU Aug 29, 2013
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