Jon Spriggs

Talks

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The Admin Admin Podcast

at OggCamp '18 (19.Aug.2018) | 0 comments | Jon Spriggs, Jerry Steel, Al Christman, Dave Lee

 

Welcome (back) Talk

at OggCamp '18 (19.Aug.2018) | 0 comments | Jon Spriggs, Mark Johnson

 

Main Stage Extravaganza

at OggCamp '18 (18.Aug.2018) | 0 comments | Jon Spriggs, Joe Ressington, Martin Wimpress, Dan Lynch, Dave Lee

Rating: 5 of 5

Welcome Talk

at OggCamp '18 (18.Aug.2018) | 9 comments | Jon Spriggs, Mark Johnson

 

The AdminAdmin Podcast - Live Recording

at OggCamp '17 (20.Aug.2017) | 0 comments | Alister, Jon Spriggs, Martin Wimpress

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Rating: 4 of 5 
(18.Aug.2012)
OggBox open hardware media player
Interesting talk about the hardware and reasons for building it.
Rating: 4 of 5 
(18.Aug.2012)
Rasperry Pi / Stephen Fry
Only caught the Stephen Fry part of this. The text on the video wasn't very clear, sadly, but Stephen Fry was very engaging. It would be great to get more content from him :)
Rating: 2 of 5 
(19.Aug.2012)
The Live Show!
A little disappointed really. The audio quality wasn't very good, the questions required far too much knowledge about the podcasts (except for the ones which were wildly outside the subject area. The idea was a good one, but I think the execution sadly let it down. It was, perhaps, a little too far outside the "Norm" for both teams of the podcasters. The "Tux from above" part was funny :) Is it too much to hope for a "normal" live recording on day two?
Rating: 4 of 5 
(21.Aug.2012)
Lightning talks
There were supposed to be two sessions - one hour before lunch and an hour after. Unfortunately, there was a scheduling glitch (someone didn't anticipate there would be talks already locked into rooms when it was put in!) which meant we lost the morning session. Regarding getting the lightning talks into CFM, it would have meant spinning up a new instance of it for the lightning talks. Not impossible, but at the short notice we had that the lightning talks were going on, it would have been a bit tough. That said. I've created a ticket on the github ticket tracker [1] to see whether we can mark a session as a "Lightning Talks" session and do something useful with it. [1] https://github.com/CampFireManager/cfm2/issues/128 With regards to the lightning talks themselves, loved the ScraperWiki talk... really informative, and I'll be looking into doing interesting (to me) stuff with that. Enjoyed @sil's talk on "don't write software for everything" even with the partial shoeing. Hope I gave a good response on behalf of CFM. Dauber's thing on recruitment issues was interesting, I hope he finds someone. That's not to say the other talks weren't good, just that those stood out to me.
Rating: 1 of 5 
(21.Aug.2012)
Bitcoin (Amir Taaki)
I left the talk at around the point paragraph 3 of the previous comment (20 Aug 2012 at 23:38) wraps up. I would agree whole heartedly with these statements up until that point, and then the last paragraph. Ultimately, if you're trying to encourage people to use something which is already seen as being a bit edgy, don't start with pirated video content (and leave your screen showing a directory of other blatently pirated materials). Ensure you go in with a clear thought process about what you're trying to say, why you've got a good or bad feeling about what's going on and what you're talking about will do to fix/improve things and try to focus. I had seen that the speaker intends to run a conference about this subject later this year, early next year. I can only hope that he gets his subject matter nailed down so it doesn't feel like he's so wildly out of his depth. It was also a bit confusing when the speaker kept walking in and out of the mic's pickup range, so, as someone who was near to the back of the room, I kept not quite hearing everything and would suddenly get a burst of loud audio, then being muffled again. All in all, it feels like Amir isn't comfortable giving talks about this. Perhaps get to some smaller events (like at a hackerspace, or a small tech user group) and do some short talks and work up.
Rating: 0 of 5 
(22.Aug.2012)
OggBox open hardware media player
I should add... the part of the talk about the specific specs and chips in use was a little too dry for me, but the rest of the talk was really useful - perhaps a little more detail on Open Hardware accreditation might have been interesting? Very interested in the details about the PCB creation software that Nathan has been using.
Rating: 2 of 5 
(23.Aug.2012)
Organising local tech meetups
Maybe it's worth getting some stuff into the UserGroup Leaders mailing list? http://lists.lopsanj.org/mailman/listinfo/ug-leaders Failing that, can you include me in your conversation? :)
Rating: 4 of 5 
(05.Oct.2013)
0x0F Ways to be a Better Developer
Good session but a little distracting having the split screens.
Rating: 4 of 5 
(05.Oct.2013)
The future of the PHP development environment
Good content delivered a little too quickly. Would have liked to see a few moments when delivering very technical slides to take notes. Clearly knows his content.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(05.Oct.2013)
Introducing Dependency Injection
Really glad I attended this talk. I'd always been a bit scared of DI but Rob cleared up how to do it clearly.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(05.Oct.2013)
Getting the most out of Xdebug
This talk was really interesting! So many things I'm not currently doing with xdebug that I will be in the future!
Rating: 5 of 5 
(06.Oct.2013)
Don't be STUPID, Grasp SOLID
I loved this talk. It's made me totally review the way I write OOP. Thank you! The talk was paced perfectly, and the presenter gave a flawless performance! Also, loved the quote: If it looks like a duck, quacks like a duck, but takes batteries - your abstraction is probably wrong.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(06.Oct.2013)
Debugging HTTP
As usual, an excellent talk from Lorna. She covered a tool I'd not seen before.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(06.Oct.2013)
Building Better Developers
A phenomenal keynote. There were some brilliant comments on developers, on the community and on programming in general. I'm looking forward to reviewing the slides, when I can focus on the material as well as the delivery!
Rating: 0 of 5 
(07.Oct.2013)
How the Internet Works
Tom - Thanks! Nathaniel - I'm glad it's prompted you to look into more content. If there's anything I can do to help, let me know jon@sprig.gs Chris - Fair point. You're right about being under prepared - it was content I thought about during the night before and didn't include in the slide deck. I'll bear in mind the comments about the snide remarks in the future. In my head it was supposed to have been funny, but I clearly crossed a line, so sorry. Thanks for the feedback.
Rating: 3 of 5 
(21.Oct.2013)
When the border guards offered me drugs: terrifying tales from travels to Kyrgyzstan!
I really enjoyed this talk. Although it wasn't very well organised (perhaps spending 10 minutes picking photos in advance might have helped?) it was good to hear some of the more interesting anecdotes from his trip.
Rating: 4 of 5 
(21.Oct.2013)
Ubuntu for Phones vs Firefox OS Top Trumps
Absolutely loved this talk. It's clear that Alan and James have a lot of respect for each other. The two platforms clearly have different goals, and that reflects in the language that each of them were using, and as such, a "Top Trumps" (albeit, no actual trumping went on, aside from the commentary about phone OEMs ;) ) format was really good! Overall, probably my favourite talk of the event.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(21.Oct.2013)
Evening Social at The Raquet Club
Really nice venue, although the layout did encourage small groups to stay where they were and not mingle much. That said, I did have lots of really great conversations with some amazing people.
Rating: 4 of 5 
(21.Oct.2013)
Live Podcast
A fantastic return to form for UUPC, but Dan and Les seemed a little less included (although they did have content). I suggested to Mark in the pub on the first night that perhaps it might have been a better idea to bring more of the Full Circle podcast team into the podcast, to re-enforce that it's not *just* about LO and UUPC.
Rating: 4 of 5 
(04.Nov.2015)
Ansible - Configuration Management for the masses
Generally good content, and good Q&A from the audience. Might have been slightly better if the presenter had spoken slightly louder, and seeing his demos would have been awesome.
Rating: 4 of 5 
(04.Nov.2015)
Linux Voice Podcast
Awesome to see a live podcast recording again at OggCamp. Slightly disappointed that it was a rehash of the podcasters panel and the follow-up response in the morning.... but, it had new content, and people are clearly concerned about the content. Worried that as there was nothing in the audience (which they would have had on the main stage) then the views of the 50-ish people there won't be represented on the show, but I don't know how they could have resolved that. I tried to record it on my phone to put on YouTube, but ran out of storage! Sorry!
Rating: 4 of 5 
(18.Aug.2017)
Pre-Event Social at "The Ballroom"
Great venue, but got a bit noisy later in the evening!
Rating: 5 of 5 
(19.Aug.2017)
What the heck are snaps
Really great talk
Rating: 5 of 5 
(19.Aug.2017)
Make things open, it makes things better
Awesome awesome talk. Thank you, thank you, thank you! Several slides photos for later reference! Thanks!
Rating: 0 of 5 
(18.Aug.2018)
Welcome Talk
Thanks @Laura. Very helpful comment. I did think afterwards that I'd not explained what was in the Code of Conduct.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(18.Aug.2018)
rst2pdf: Use a text editor, make a PDF
Fab overview
Rating: 5 of 5 
(19.Aug.2018)
Matrix, the year to date
Great talk!
Rating: 5 of 5 
(19.Aug.2018)
Load Balancing 101 & Building a Linux Load Balancer
Well delivered, great set of metaphors. Really easy to grok.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(22.Aug.2018)
Things Network: Nitty Gritty
Fixed :)

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Events They Were At

OggCamp '18 Aug 17, 2018
OggCamp '18 Aug 16, 2018
OggCamp '17 Aug 17, 2017
OggCamp 15 Oct 31, 2015
OggCamp '14 Oct 03, 2014
OggCamp '13 Oct 17, 2013
PHPNW 2013 Oct 03, 2013
OggCamp 12 Aug 17, 2012
BarCamp Media City Sep 16, 2011
Barcamp Manchester 2 Nov 07, 2009
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