Talks & Events
Upcoming Talks & Events:
October 2019: [TBC] for DDD East Midlands
Past Talks & Events:
December 2018: BDD & Behat at De Montfort University
November 2018: Deploying with Dokku for PHP East Midlands Unconference 2018
July 2018: Content Security Policies: Let's Break Stuff for PHP Oxford
December 2017: BDD & Behat at De Montfort University
November 2017: Hello Symfony Flex for PHP East Midlands Unconference
October 2017: BDD & Behat for PHP North East
December 2016: BDD & Behat for De Montfort University
July 2016: BDD & Behat for Digital Development in Derby
June 2016: BDD & Behat for Notts Testers
May 2016: BDD & Behat for PHP Warks
May 2016: BDD & Behat for PHPMiNDS
April 2016: BDD & Behat for PHP East Midlands
January 2016: BDD & Behat for Tech Nottingham
December 2015: BDD & Behat at De Montfort University
November 2015: Super-quick Intro to Gulp talk for PHPEM15 Unconference
May 2015: Intro to Gulp Workshop for PHP East Midlands
April 2015: Intro to Gulp Talk for PHP East Midlands
November 2014: New Laravel 5 features for PHPEM14 Unconference
November 2014: Hiawatha webserver for PHPEM14 Unconference
October 2014: Hiawatha: the best web-server you've never heard of for PHP North West Unconference
Feedback on talks I've given can be found here on Joind.in.
Matt Brunt is a Senior Software Engineer, user group and unconference organiser, mentor and loves dungeons & dragons, jaffa cakes and drinking tea.
Matt Brunt is a back end software engineer with Viva IT, speaker, mentor and OSS contributor.
Day-to-day he works primarily with PHP writing back-end software, services and systems. Alongside this he mentors, teaches and leads a development team, helping them to grow into their full potential.
In his spare time, he’s an organiser for the PHP East Midlands user group, and the PHP East Midlands yearly Unconference. He blogs at mfyu.co.uk and when not tinkering with code he can be found reading comics, fighting monsters in dungeons and dragons, or drinking tea and eating jaffa-cakes.
Dungeons, Dragons & Developers [Talk]
You enter the dungeon, as the echoes of your footsteps sound around you, something catches your eye - is that… oh, oh no.
You grab your trusty sword and with your fellow adventurers, you seek to overcome the mighty challenge that lays ahead of you: building software.
This talk is a look at some of the parallels between Dungeons and Dragons, and software development.
We’ll see how lessons learned through delving into dungeons and fighting monsters with a party of adventurers can help teams of developers when building software in the real world.
Are you ready to join me in a mighty quest for better software?
Content Security Policies: Let's Break Stuff [Talk]
Content Security Policies are another tool we should have in our security toolbelt to help protect users of our sites. In this session you'll learn what they are, why they're needed, how they work and the limitations on what they can & cannot do to protect users.
You'll see a demo of attacks a CSP will block, you'll see a site broken by a CSP, show what the different CSP directives & options will do and be introduced to some of the tools available to help with implementing a CSP on your sites!
Writing Console Applications in PHP [Workshop]
In this session, we'll explore how to write console applications on the command line. We'll start with what writing a command line application involves, then move into using plain PHP to write our first application. Then we'll learn about what other options and possibilities are available and move into using some of the libraries that can help us build more interactive and robust console applications in PHP.
Deploying PHP Apps with Dokku [Talk]
Sometimes, an advanced, multi-stage build pipeline is what's required for your project. But other times, it can feel like overkill. It can be a significant time investment, as well as often requiring specialist knowledge to implement and maintain.
Maybe you just want to be able to get an app up and running on a production server with minimal effort and without too much specialist knowledge and up-front requirements.
In this session, you'll learn what Dokku is, what it enables us to do, where it fits in the deployment ecosystem, and you'll see how a PHP application can be configured, deployed and ready-to-rock on a server running Dokku in less than 20 minutes.
Continuous Delivery with Jenkins [Workshop]
In this tutorial, we'll go through the workflow involved with using Jenkins for continuous integration with a PHP project.
From setting up Jenkins jobs for our project, to the build steps needed to have code automatically tested when pushed to a branch in git, we'll not only go through the 'what' and the 'how' - but also the 'why'. Exploring why such a system can bring benefits to software development.
Behaviour Driven Development and Behat: Telling Stories Through Code [Talk]
Stories? Scenarios? BDD? Are these just more words in the ever-growing list of jargon that developers have to know? Or are they something more important than new terms to memorise?
In this session we'll look at how BDD fits into the software development work-flow, how to tell user stories through features, and how to automate them in Behat.These techniques will help to ensure you're writing well designed and tested software that focuses on what the users want from a system.