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I'm biased, but I really enjoyed the conference this year, as I do every year. It was well planned, well catered, and well executed. Staff at The Brewery were very helpful, polite, and courteous. I really can't fault it. The only thing I would suggest is to have more food options which contained less sugar, or were even sugar neutral.
Another great event for PHPUK. This years conference didn't feel quite as great as last year. On reflection I think this is down to the talks being more advanced this year. Most of the topics which people needed to learn such as Git, Composer etc are known by most people now so I guess talks have moved onto other areas.
I really don't think there was any need for four talks about apis. This seems like too many for a single topic across two days.
Some awesome talks in there though and great keynotes as always. The conference definitely started slow for me and ramped up to a great finish. Also really enjoyed the birthday social.
This was my first conference so didn't know what to expect. I just thought, its been going 10 years so it must be good. I was not disappointed. I learned a great deal and cant thank the organisers and speakers enough. I just hope I am able to go next year.
Overall an excellent event with a really good balance of sessions. Liked the more 'social responsibility' keynotes mixed in with a good range of technical sessions.
Key criticism: the venue's now too small for the number of attendees.
I've attended every conference since 2012 and I feel the quality of the talks (content & delivery) didn't match up to any of the previous years. Some people are clearly not cut out for public speaking and the general theme of the event (mainly the keynotes) was rather too political for my liking. Whatever speaker/subject vetting process there is needs to be tightened up in my view as I pay to see authoritative industry leaders giving us the benefit of their wisdom.
Having said that, still very much a worthwhile event. The Thursday social was excellent; same again next year please!
Please please please sort out the projection screens in the 2 smaller rooms. Anybody not in the first few rows can't see the bottom half of the screen; very frustrating. The small TV screens either side are no substitute as you can't see the speaker gesticulating. If the screens come as part of the venue and can't be moved easily (which seems to be the case), why not forget using those and put up your own free-standing screens?
First time attending the PHP conference and thought it was excellent.
I took a lot away from the conference to think about, especially regarding standards but also details on several tools.
Thank you once again PHPUK team.
The best PHP UK Conference yet - and not just because I was speaking ;)
Congratulations to Jo and Sam, and the rest of the team - it just gets better and better.
Happy 10th Birthday PHPUK!
Such an enjoyable event. I totally forgot there was a bar downstairs, until I heard about it after the closing keynote :(
The bowling social was really nice. The pre-conference social not so much. It was too crowded, and like many others, left very early. The (av and conference) crew in the room were very helpful in every aspect, and the conference - as usual - was top notched organized. Many thanks to the organizers and the crew!
2nd year attending for me, and overall I enjoyed it - I did feel the talks weren't quite as good as last year but they were still pretty good on the whole.
Whoever does your wifi does an amazing job - it cannot be easy running that.
Looking forward to next year!
Great conference, amazing speaker line-up, awesome keynotes, nice venue, love to come back ;)
From a speaker's perspective the team delivered a well planned, brilliantly executed conference. Couldn't be more helpful.
From an attendee's perspective the only change I'd request is more information on the schedule about the level of the talk. Also some talks which cover advanced topics. Many of the talks I attended start at first principles leaving little time for more advanced topics.
I particularly enjoyed the two evening keynotes!
What an amazing experience, I am so proud to have been allowed to speak this year alongside the speakers I have revered in past conferences, and awesome new speakers too.
A thousand thanks to everyone involved and attending.
Special thanks from me to :-
- The organisers for organising and letting me speak.
- @miss_jwo and @dazzlog for giving feedback on my slides
- The AV team who helped me through a tech issue
- Anyone who came to my talk
- Anyone who has given feedback (not just to me)
So goodbye #phpuk15, and thanks for all the PHPish