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PHP UK Conference 2012

PHP UK Conference 2012

24.Feb.2012 - 25.Feb.2012
Business Design Center

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PHP London are pleased to announce their 7th annual UK PHP conference, building on the success of previous events by expanding to a double-day event, to accommodate the continual growth of the PHP community and PHP development industry.

It takes place at the modern Business Design Centre in London's bustling Islington area, close to Kings Cross and Euston and just two minutes walk from Angel underground station. There are 16 one hour sessions that comprise the 3 track schedule for the day. As usual we've arranged social events for both the evening before and straight after each day of the event - the former being free to anyone to come along. The registration price also includes a buffet lunch and dessert, refreshments throughout each day, cloakroom facilities, wifi, countless networking opportunities, and a raffle.


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Ciaran RooneyElizabeth NaramoreDave Nattriss

24.Feb.2012

TALK Opening Address (09:00) Rating: 5 of 5 2
KEYNOTE PHP in 2012 (09:30) Rating: 5 of 5 29
TALK Powering Your Website with Realtime Data (10:50) Rating: 3 of 5 Slides available 10
TALK The Journey towards Continuous Integration (10:50) Rating: 5 of 5 Slides available 11
TALK Big Data web - Big Data science - Big Data mining (10:50) Rating: 1 of 5 17
TALK The Lean Scrum (10:50) Rating: 5 of 5 2
TALK API Client Libraries for Payments (11:10)
David Haywood Smith
Rating: 0 of 5 0
TALK The Cookie Law (11:30) Rating: 5 of 5 Slides available 2
TALK PHP 5.4: The New Bits (12:00) Rating: 5 of 5 Slides available 10
TALK Develop & deploy using hybrid cloud strategies (12:00) Rating: 4 of 5 Slides available 8
TALK Data Abstraction In Large Web Applications (12:00)
Brandon Savage
Rating: 4 of 5 6
TALK Deliberate Practice (12:00) Rating: 5 of 5 Slides available 5
TALK Git Plus Jenkins: The Great DDOS Client (12:20)
Laura Beth Denker
Rating: 4 of 5 1
TALK To a thousand servers and beyond: scaling a massive PHP application (14:00) Rating: 4 of 5 Slides available 12
TALK Creative Coding - why ?doing nothing? doesn?t mean you?re not working (14:00) Rating: 4 of 5 Slides available 14
TALK Security audits as integral part of PHP application development (14:00) Rating: 5 of 5 Slides available 12
TALK Organizing a Conference (14:00)
Rick Ogden, Juozas Kaziukėnas, Johanna Cherry, Thijs Feryn
Rating: 5 of 5 1
TALK Profiling PHP Applications (14:50) Rating: 5 of 5 Slides available 10
TALK Scaling Communication with Continuous Integration (14:50) Rating: 5 of 5 Slides available 7
TALK Distribute the workload (14:50) Rating: 4 of 5 Slides available 7
TALK User Experience Forum/Q&A (14:50)
Steph Troeth
Rating: 4 of 5 1
TALK Short Introduction to BDD with Behat (15:10) Rating: 5 of 5 Slides available 3
TALK Teaching Your Machine To Find Fraudsters (15:55) Rating: 5 of 5 Slides available 21
TALK Building and deploying applications with Phing (15:55) Rating: 5 of 5 Slides available 7
TALK Try { Getting People To Come To A Talk About Exceptions } (15:55) Rating: 5 of 5 Slides available 9
TALK Creating Moblie Web Apps with Sencha Touch (16:00) Rating: 4 of 5 1
TALK Secure Cross Domain Forms Using Encrypted Callbacks (16:20)
James and Andries
Rating: 0 of 5 0
KEYNOTE PHP at Scale (16:50)
Ian Barber, Rasmus Lerdorf, Nikolay Bachiyski, LB Denker, Hugh Williams
Rating: 5 of 5 9
SOCIAL EVENT Networking and Raffle (17:40)
Rating: 4 of 5 5
SOCIAL EVENT Mid Conference Party (19:30)
Rating: 4 of 5 5

25.Feb.2012

TALK Opening Address (09:15) Rating: 4 of 5 1
KEYNOTE Challenges at scale: extreme data and platforms at eBay (09:30)
Hugh Williams
Rating: 5 of 5 8
TALK Security audits as integral part of PHP application development (10:50) Rating: 0 of 5 Slides available 1
TALK Masterizing PHP Data Structure 102 (10:50) Rating: 5 of 5 Slides available 10
TALK PHP 5.4: The New Bits (10:50) Rating: 5 of 5 Slides available 4
TALK Monitoring your backend for speed and profit (12:00)
Andrew "Bob" Brockhurst
Rating: 4 of 5 6
TALK Open Source Search: An Analysis (12:00) Rating: 3 of 5 2
TALK To a thousand servers and beyond: scaling a massive PHP application (12:00) Rating: 4 of 5 1
TALK Running an Open Source Project (12:00) Rating: 0 of 5 0
TALK Git Submodules: The Good and the Bad (12:20)
Paul Matthews
Rating: 3 of 5 2
TALK Cheat your way with UX (14:00)
Stephanie Troeth
Rating: 5 of 5 3
TALK MySQL Update (14:00) Rating: 2 of 5 6
TALK Recognizing smelly code (14:00) Rating: 5 of 5 Slides available 9
TALK API Design: More Than the REST (14:00) Rating: 0 of 5 Slides available 0
TALK Intro to SOLID PHP (14:20)
Neel Upadhyaya
Rating: 0 of 5 0
TALK Distribute the workload (14:50) Rating: 0 of 5 Slides available 0
TALK HTML5 for PHP developers (14:50) Rating: 5 of 5 6
TALK Introduction: MongoDB with PHP (14:50) Rating: 4 of 5 7
TALK Emperor's New Clothes (14:50)
Kevinjohn Gallagher
Rating: 0 of 5 0
TALK Virtualization and Vagrant & more (15:10)
Anon
Rating: 0 of 5 0
TALK PHP Under The Hood (15:55) Rating: 4 of 5 Slides available 5
TALK The Misguided Manager (15:55)
Zoe Slattery
Rating: 5 of 5 6
TALK Powering Your Website with Realtime Data (15:55) Rating: 1 of 5 Slides available 1
TALK UX Q&A Part 2 (16:00)
Steph Troeth
Rating: 0 of 5 0
TALK Insight into a Cloud PaaS (16:20)
Anon
Rating: 0 of 5 0
KEYNOTE SQL vs NoSQL (16:50) Rating: 3 of 5 4
KEYNOTE Closing Address (17:30) Rating: 5 of 5 3
SOCIAL EVENT Conference After Party (19:00)
Rating: 4 of 5 2

26.Feb.2012 at 10:24 by txtnationsysadm (21 comments) (Feedback)

Great conference!

Suggestions for the next one:

* More tables for people to sit at when eating their lunches!
* Bigger doors to the conference rooms
* Work shops!
* check names/badges on the 1st day of the conference! Paid a lot of money but nobody was bothered about checking names/badges on the 1st day.
* More Rasmus Lerdorf
* More fluffy php elephants!

26.Feb.2012 at 14:19 by harrie (34 comments) (Feedback)

I really enjoyed the event, it was all very well organized. The conference center did a great job (lunch served to 1000+ people in 2 days and barely any queues!), the various pubs were very well suited for conference socials and the speakers hotel was lovely. I've seen some great talks as well, although I doubt if repeating the top 5 talks on both days was such a good idea - but overall it was a great event with very good content. Well done!

26.Feb.2012 at 17:40 by geneticdrifter (4 comments) (Feedback)

This was a very enjoyable couple of days full of interesting talks, new ideas and lovely people. It was a pleasure to volunteer.

Organisation was great and I'm sure next year will be bigger and better! :)

Afterall, it's all about scalability right?

26.Feb.2012 at 18:02 by james_dunmore (24 comments) (Feedback)

Really enjoyable & educational two days.

Only improvements I would add:
- Afternoon biscuits
- Microphones for all speakers on the panel

Otherwise great stuff, thanks to all who organised and volunteered

26.Feb.2012 at 19:38 by Anonymous (Feedback)

Another great PHPUK event, thanks for doing such a great job!

+ Great and interesting talks
+ Well organised
+ fun socials
+ Something for everyone with talks + unconference
+ laidback atmosphere yet still professional
- Couldn't see all slides from the back of the small rooms
- the air in the auditorium was quite bad when it filled up

Will hopefully see you all again next year:). Keep up the great work!

26.Feb.2012 at 22:15 by natts (16 comments) (Feedback)

Thanks for all the feedback so far.

Just to respond to a few issues/points:

- the registration process on the first day was not planned to go as it did - we had issues getting the name stickers printed (to go on the badges) for the regular delegates, and instead of starting the day late and making everyone wait outside while we got them done, we figured it was best to just let everyone in - we'd bought a 12-pack of Sharpies as a back-up for this very reason! We know from experience that very few people, if any, turn up without having already registered, so overall we think this was the best thing to do given what had happened.

- with the elePHPants, we didn't want to give away too many - part of their value is because of their scarcity :-)

- we did have significant amounts of attendees who were with us on Friday but not Saturday and vice versa, so we felt having some of the talks repeated was a good way to make sure they would get to see more of what they wanted. And for those attending both days, it meant you could get around some of the clashes you might have had.

- the idea of the single microphone for the panels was to stop the speakers talking over each other... but as we found out, that didn't really stop them :-)

The rest of the points made (so far) are really helpful and we'll do our best to take them on board for next year and beyond.

27.Feb.2012 at 08:53 by richsage (46 comments) (Feedback)

Really enjoyed this year's event - well organised, good variety of talks and the food was excellent. Plus, as always, a great opportunity to meet new people, and the socials were excellent. I'd second the point about the biscuits in the subsequent breaks (rather than just the pre-conference coffee), but that's just nitpicking really.

Also enjoyed the unconference, although I only caught a few talks. These were just before lunchtime, and the catering staff were slightly noisy. Maybe a slightly louder PA setup for the unconf would be good as it was a bit hard to hear over the catering noise.

Other than those, great conference, congratulations and thanks to all involved :-)

29.Feb.2012 at 09:04 by swinny (1 comments) (Feedback)

I only attended Friday - overall, a great conference! The Q&A session was really entertaining and informative, and the talks by Ian Barber and Rasmus Lerdorf were fantastic. A colleague of mine was especially pleased to snag an elephpant :)

My only winge would be over the lack of biscuits during later refreshment breaks...

Main Track

17 sessions
Side Track 1

10 sessions
Side Track 2

10 sessions
Unconference

18 sessions

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