Was a good introduction talk on REST, liked how it was personal to Ben's experiences in writing fdrop.it and problems he had overcome, i thought the live demo was the highlight (albeit brave considering the wifi).
Agree with some of the other comments, i was there because i have knowledge of Doctrine and wanted to find out about Doctrine 2, as the talk summary suggested 'dive in head first and learn the doctrine way in this workshop' Joe spent too long getting to this for me.
However he was a good speaker and clearly knew his topic well, had an impact as we are looking at doctrine 2 this morning.
Agree with some of the comments above, it did in bits sound like a rant at a dev team, but Laura obviously was tasked with sorting out years of bad practice in terms of testing so its probably hard not to rant, and in places it was a little distracting but the points were all valid and overall the message was received. Look forward to going back over the slides and revisiting.
Great talk Ross, you were engaging and articulated the topic with ease. Thumbs up since you have only been speaking publicly for a relatively short amount of time.
Keep up the good work look forward to seeing you speak again
Whilst Ben is an interesting speaker (heard him before) in my opinion the choice of topic for a keynote wasn't great. The topic was slow and difficult to get into, should have been a bit more lively and thought provoking about the positive future that many of the developers in the audience have ahead of them. Felt like a history lesson first thing in the morning, just didn't work for me.
James is clearly interested and passionate about this topic, and his experiences and frustrations are shared with many in this field, thought the talk was good as it broke down the understanding of each sub topic and his quest for better feedback and how to handle new features whilst preventing feature rot. Good talk all round and well presented
Good insight to Google Cloud and how it can handle requests, great use of firebase and visualisation for the live demo, glad the wifi worked! Some info gained on how to maximise use on what you have before asking for more, limits are there for a reason!
Talk was well put across and gave a good idea of what could be achieved for little upfront setup time, would have liked to delve into the alerts and other areas a bit more, but has given me enough to download and learn graylog.
Sure PHP Boycott has learned that when your done, offer questions then wrap up, don't always have to fill the time to the dot :)
Dereks a great speaker, every talk I've been to by him has been well presented and interesting, this one didn't fall short of expectations, the topic was quite heavy and you had to think constantly during the talk on what was happening on screen, but this is good as it shows genuine engagement.
Topic gave a good insight to the internal workings, found it strange at first the way some loops are processed (jumping to the end then to the start if condition not met) but now makes sense
Thanks for the insight!