PhpUK is a conference I have wanted to attend for a long long time. I had watched all the videos on youtube really carefully for the last few years and always got this weird feeling this might be one of the best and most important conferences in Europe. So, here I am.
3 totally different paths available for attendees made the choice of my own quite difficult. Sometimes, I had to skip presentations I wanted to see, because they were happening at the same time as those I wanted to see even more. From time to time, I was bored. But, at the end, I have created my own track and I am happy with the result. If you do not have the time to watch all the presentations online, and it does not matter if in video or slides format, then I would be happy to share my totally subjective choices.
Hi! First of all I’d like to ask you a question – what’s your name? My name is Piotr and that is derived from the Greek Πετρος (Petros) meaning “stone”. Next to me is sitting my friend – Michael. Michael is from the Hebrew name מִיכָאֵל (Mikha’el) meaning “who is like God?” (after this article he has new @mention on hipchat). What do you think? Is it important how the parents call a baby? Does it determine his life? Some people assigns a deep meaning and character traits to the first name. But parents have own criteria to choose the baby’s name – is it beautiful enough? And I’d like to talk about those two criteriums – beautiful and meaningful. But not for baby, unless you think about your code like a baby.
Three days ago I decided to give you some motivation to start doing a code kata (see the Friday Dopamine Dump). Well, if you forgotten, haven’t got any time, had to do something more important and didn’t even try to try, then stop. No excuses! If you really want to do this – just start. Schedule one hour this week, cancel all meeting that time and say your wife that you need man’s time (she will understand, mine did).