Wonderful talk. Keynote worthy!
Nic broadened my understanding of what it means for something have a "barrier." Accessibility matters to a lot more people and in a lot more ways than I had previously realized. He provided plenty of examples of what to do about it, as well as further avenues for investigation.
A fascinating analysis of how her team bridged the gap from a huge legacy application to modern code. I like the narrative approach Emily uses. It brings the concepts to life -- including the bumps and setbacks. Well organized and thorough.
Great talk -- enough was covered to get me interested in the framework; however, I really would have liked to see more how this particular microservice framework compares to other frameworks I might be working with currently in similar situations.
I love a mix of technical and "soft skills" talks at conferences and David delivered. I've been using some of the techniques he covered, but it was nice to see them presented as a holistic set to stay productive.
It's rare to get a technical talk with as much energy and heart as Sammy put into this one. It really made contribution to the language seem approachable, even if everything is still tied up in tribal knowledge. Hearing that "a plain-old user-land PHP nerd" can make a real meaningful change was very exciting.
I've been very interested in event sourcing since listening to the first discussion about it on the PHP Roundtable podcast, but I had never seen in in the wild before. It was really nice to see how the concept is used in production with real code, not just a made up example.
Excellent talk for what it was -- a history of MVC and an overview of the pattern; however, given the title I was under the impression the talk was going to be more about refactoring from MVC to ADR. Woody, who clearly knows his stuff, expressed that his views had changed on the patterns had changed since submitting the original talk, which might explain the disparity. It was worth hearing him talk through the patterns.
I saw this same talk at php[world] last year and was completely prepared to mentally checkout. Nope! Eryn delivered an excellent, captivating talk that somehow improved on the last time I heard it. Kudos for dealing with the technical issues and not letting it knock you off your game.
Great keynote to start off the conference. Gary is an excellent and inspirational speaker.