Interesting to get a brief understanding of how MongoDB works in a replicated/sharded set-up. Would definitely consider use sharding for MongoDB scaling if necessary.
It wasn't possible to get an in depth understanding of the subject matter in a 45 minute talk.
Props to Derick for doing this talk at short notice, though.
Great talk illustrating use of Scala services in a Magento project. Would like more demonstrative examples, but was well presented and thought provoking as to where we could use similar services in our projects.
Enjoyable presentation regarding a difficult project and how to improve morale in difficult situations.
Technical difficulties marred the presentation a little, and maybe a little more insight into how certain actions/activities on the project improved the morale, possibly some reference to the timeline on the project of how morale changed over time.