Recent Conference Talks

All of my talks, including slides and feedback ratings, can be found on Joind.in: https://joind.in/user/colinodell/talks

Debugging Effectively

php[world] 2015

Software bugs are inevitable; some are especially difficult to track down, causing you to waste countless hours before throwing your hands up in defeat. It doesn't have to be this way! The mental fatigue and wasted time can be avoided by using strategies like identifying the most-appropriate tool, taking a logical & objective approach, challenging assumptions, listening to variables, isolating the code path, and reinforcing code with automated tests.

PHP 7 Crash Course

php[world] 2015

The PHP 7 release is just around the corner, bringing some much-desired changes and improvements to the language. However, many developers simply aren't aware of what's coming. We'll remedy this by checking out the new "spaceship operator," demonstrating how static type hints produce clean code, and using anonymous classes to quickly implement interfaces on the fly. Attendees will also learn about breaking changes and "gotchas" to watch out for when making the upgrade and will receive pointers on getting started with PHP 7 today.

Debugging Effectively

SymfonyLive San Francisco 2015

Software bugs are inevitable - it doesn't matter how experienced you are or how well you follow best-practices. Some bugs are especially difficult to track down, causing you to waste countless hours before throwing your hands up in defeat. It doesn't have to be this way though!