Five Eyes in Five Minutes - Ben Dechrai
From the lightning talks, this was a very consise overview of the issues with Five Eyes. I’m unsure if the video for this one will be being released, but the way Ben was able to make PHP relevent was entertaining.
Zombies and Binary - Christopher Pitt
Another standout from the lightning talks, Chris was able to give us a live demo, in Minecraft, demonstrating different kinds of logic gates. No sheep were harmed in the making of this talk.
Money is not a dirty word - Hamish Friedlander
There was so much useful advice from Hamish’s talk, that I’m just going to quote my own quotes, and implore that you watch the video.
“Future support isn’t measurable. SLAs are failure management, not control.”
“People will buy the product that has the best reputation”
“Open Source is a touch point and a piece of real shared ownership for your community”
Filesystem Abstraction with Flysystem - Frank de Jonge
FlySystem - a cross filesystem adapter that works with things like s3, and reddit. The technical content in this one makes it one for video.
Talmudic Maxims to Maximize Your Growth as a Developer - Yitzchok Willroth
This Day 2 keynote was the absolute highlight of the conference. Yitz was able to bring his learnings from his religious studies into the framework of software development with amazing style and grace, and just a few popculture references. Another for rewatching.
Beyond Design Patterns - Anthony Ferrera
“Design Patterns exist because our programming languages suck. So why not make a better language?”
Video from PHP NZ will be linked here, when available.
My entire tweet stream from PHP NZ
 PHP New Zealand, or PHPNZ, also pronounced “Fup-Nuz” (because of the clǝpped accent within the kiwi dialect)