Bad Tech Tests

Lucia Velasco (11.Apr.2018 at 20:10, 10 min)
Talk at PHPSW: Lightning Talks, April 2018 (English - UK)

Rating: 5 of 5

When I talked to my colleagues I couldn't believe some of the stories they had of awkward, backwards or just plain silly technical tests. This talk is a big, fat example of what NOT to make your prospective developers do, along with a couple of reasons why.

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Rating: 5 of 5

11.Apr.2018 at 20:19 by Ian (7 comments) via Web2 LIVE

Really fun format, awesome idea and well spoken ?

Rating: 5 of 5

11.Apr.2018 at 20:19 by Rob Wilson (12 comments) via Web2 LIVE

A different style to the normal talks, but well presented. I'd have had some slides to show the stories being told do variety. However, I enjoyed it alot, and will take away some of the lessons learnt (especially for upcoming interviews)

Rating: 5 of 5

11.Apr.2018 at 20:19 by Zan Baldwin (20 comments) via Web2 LIVE

The only way to improve this is to provide backdrops of the cute fluffy animals you mention.
Most importantly you vocalised the entire speach well and I understood every word even at the back of the room :)

Rating: 5 of 5

11.Apr.2018 at 20:20 by Matt Adshead (5 comments) via Web2 LIVE

Really great talk. Very clearly delivered. Story based format is very engaging, no slides but it was still really nicely communicated! I like the lack of slides with text, but maybe punctuate each story by switching to a slide with a picture of the character in the story. Might be a nice visual touch without breaking from the purely verbal delivery of the content.

Rating: 5 of 5

11.Apr.2018 at 20:20 by Mr Andrius Bartulis (7 comments) via Web2 LIVE

Very interesting approach of delivering a talk! I wish hiring managers get a chance to listen to it!

Rating: 5 of 5

11.Apr.2018 at 20:20 by Mike Karthauser (9 comments) via Web2 LIVE

Some great anecdotes. Engaging speaker.

Rating: 4 of 5

11.Apr.2018 at 20:20 by Paul alden (8 comments) via Web2 LIVE

A different take on a talk, refreshing but enlightening. Some slides would have helped but it was overall good talk.

Rating: 5 of 5

11.Apr.2018 at 20:20 by Jergus Lejko (3 comments) via Web2 LIVE

Amazing talk & amazing format ?

Rating: 5 of 5

11.Apr.2018 at 20:21 by David Lumm (7 comments) via Web2 LIVE

Great anecdotes, well delivered. Nice to have a different format, too. Felt a little rushed, though.

Rating: 5 of 5

11.Apr.2018 at 20:21 by Kate Louise Howard (4 comments) via Web2 LIVE

This was a great idea with really fun, engaging stories. Each one had something to make you think.

Rating: 5 of 5

11.Apr.2018 at 20:21 by MattRink (8 comments) via Web2 LIVE

A good, fun talk with plenty of morals and things to learn, it also came at the perfect time in the evening.

Rating: 5 of 5

11.Apr.2018 at 20:22 by Michael Bush (20 comments) via Web2 LIVE

Very original format well presented and something i can easily relate too. I cannot think of anyway to improve the delivery

Rating: 4 of 5

11.Apr.2018 at 20:23 by Martin Joiner (4 comments) via Web2 LIVE

Enjoyed the story telling format. A fun way to deal with a serious subject. The point when one story ends and another starts was a bit blurred. May I suggest using 1 slide per story to punctuate with a visual change. Possibly with an image of the Cat & Dog, Sparrow & Hawk, etc... Beatrix Potter style maybe. Thanks.

Rating: 4 of 5

11.Apr.2018 at 20:24 by Drew McLellan (12 comments) via Web2 LIVE

Loved the fable format - that sort of storytelling can be risky for a technical presentation but it worked so so well for this. It’s a shame the last part was compressed for time - so a small pacing issue there - but it didn’t detract from the message. Great stuff.

Rating: 5 of 5

11.Apr.2018 at 20:24 by Karin (2 comments) via Web2 LIVE

Fables was a really engaging way to explain the ridiculousness of some tech tests (and most other job interviews)! Nailed it

Rating: 5 of 5

11.Apr.2018 at 20:27 by Peter Fisher (36 comments) via joind.in Android app

This was a great talk. Very brave doing this without slides but that didn't affect the quality of the talk. I would love to see some cartoon illustrations of each story.

Rating: 5 of 5

11.Apr.2018 at 20:34 by Nicola Richardson (4 comments) via Web2 LIVE

Great talk! A refreshing topic too - thanks so much for talking about it. Only thing that would have made it even better would have been some slides with the morals of the stories to help them sink in.

Rating: 4 of 5

12.Apr.2018 at 08:35 by Kieran Potts (8 comments) via Web2 LIVE

This was a very funny talk, well delivered. Some visuals always help, even in lightning talks. But I enjoyed this!

Rating: 5 of 5

12.Apr.2018 at 11:15 by Dave Liddament (50 comments) via Web2 LIVE

Good talk. I liked the delivery. Something a little different that worked really well for a lightning talk.

As others have mentioned maybe a different picture for each story. I'd have also liked a quick summary at the end too. Just a 1 liner from each story to remind everyone of the valuable take aways.

Great job.

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