Extracting wisdom from stupidity

Ramon de la Fuente (30.Jan.2016 at 14:50, 1 hr )
Talk at PHPBenelux Conference 2016 (English - US)

Rating: 5 of 5

Extracting wisdom from stupidity

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Rating: 4 of 5

30.Jan.2016 at 16:13 by Stefan van Essen (16 comments) via joind.in Android app

From what I heard it was a great talk, but unfortunately I had to leave due to problems with a production server... Sorry for that!

Rating: 4 of 5

31.Jan.2016 at 10:47 by Raymond van Asperen (25 comments) via Web2 LIVE

Good and funny insight in how the brain works to solve problems.

Rating: 5 of 5

31.Jan.2016 at 13:04 by Martijn van Tongeren (5 comments) via Web2 LIVE

Very cool talk!

Rating: 5 of 5

31.Jan.2016 at 13:48 by Stefan Koopmanschap (400 comments) via Web2 LIVE

This was imho by far the best talk of the conference. Great delivery, good pace, great information. I need to dig into this more!

Rating: 5 of 5

31.Jan.2016 at 15:26 by Jeroen de Jong (125 comments) via Web2 LIVE

Best talk of PHPBeNeLux IMHO!

Rating: 5 of 5

31.Jan.2016 at 16:50 by Antwan van der Mooren (15 comments) via Web2 LIVE

Very inspiring talk, Ramon seemed nervous the day before about how his talked would be receied, and very funny. I loved the array example and their were some interesting insight to change your mindset!

Speaker comment:

31.Jan.2016 at 16:55 by Ramon de la Fuente (139 comments)

Thanks for the positive feedback, all. I really had no idea what to expect.

I added my slides, with "slight modifications" to preserve the quality of the talk. [chuckle]

Rating: 5 of 5

31.Jan.2016 at 17:20 by Petra Dreiskamper (90 comments) via Web2 LIVE

The surprise of the conference for me this year!

Loved the concept and approach of the talk and the way you explained this 'thinking' theory, tie it to the world of development and tried to put it into practice with the raffler.
I agree with what you said yesterday that mixing up the theory and the example a bit more could work better, though you might lose the big laugh.

@Ramon; One thing I would really change is the abstract: it reads like you're giving a talk on "learning from your coding mistakes". It doesn't say that of course but since what you are actually talking about is quite different (and as an abstract-reader you simply have no idea), it's easy to assume the above.
It had me fooled and from what I've heard quite a few others too (and actually prevented them from coming).
And that would be a real shame!

Rating: 4 of 5

31.Jan.2016 at 23:58 by Miro Svrtan (213 comments) via Web2 LIVE

Nice one!

Rating: 5 of 5

01.Feb.2016 at 10:19 by Toon Verwerft (31 comments) via Web2 LIVE

Funny talk about an interesting subject! Great job!

Rating: 5 of 5

01.Feb.2016 at 10:21 by Anton Timmermans (22 comments) via Web2 LIVE

Really cool talk about 'thinking' in different ways. Lateral thinking vs linear thinking. Really made me think about my own 'thinking'.

Rating: 5 of 5

01.Feb.2016 at 11:05 by Taco Verdonschot (19 comments) via Web2 LIVE

Since Ramon won the uncon last year, I had high expectations for his talk. And he sured delivered!

A fantastic mix of new insights, great examples and a funny story lead to one of the best talks of the conference and certainly the best one of day 2, in my opinion. Ramon is a very good speaker and really brings this story. Absolutely loved the talk!

My advice: invite this man to speak (keynote?) at your conference or meetup. I'm confident you will not be disappointed!

Rating: 5 of 5

01.Feb.2016 at 12:59 by Jeroen Boersma (54 comments) via Web2 LIVE

Didn't know what to expect, but I'm glad I did go to this talk. It's nice that not so technical talks(but about nice insights) also make it to the conference.

I think this was the first time he did the talk, but I can only rate 5 stars, even it was for self reflection/criticism/fun only!

I have a lot of respect if one can make a talk with a clear "red wire" so it gets easy to follow the talk.
Something one(read me) would act on.

Rating: 5 of 5

01.Feb.2016 at 20:29 by Johan de Ruijter (20 comments) via Web2 LIVE

Great talk. Didn't really know what to expect going in, but glad i did. One of the best talks i went to.

Rating: 5 of 5

01.Feb.2016 at 22:24 by Felix De Vliegher (41 comments) via Web2 LIVE

One of the most interesting talks of the conference. I didn't really know what to expect, but I learned a bunch about subjects usually not addressed at a technical conference.

Rating: 5 of 5

01.Feb.2016 at 23:07 by Jovanovic Aleksandar (33 comments) via Web2 LIVE

Top marks for the pure entertainment value of the talk.

Rating: 5 of 5

02.Feb.2016 at 09:45 by Jimmy Comack (18 comments) via Web2 LIVE

At first I was unsure what to expect from Ramon's talk. This was partly due to the abstract that seemed to suggest something else than what the actual talk turned out to be about. Nevertheless, I thought this was one of the better talks of the conference.

The story he shared was amazingly hilarious and I questioned multiple times why he would even do such a thing. Looking forward to see Ramon talk again in the future.

Rating: 5 of 5

07.Feb.2016 at 17:04 by Jasper N. Brouwer (74 comments)

Great talk on a very difficult subject! Really enjoyed the (high) level of humor, and the connections with our day-to-day lives as developers. I can clearly recognize the different types of thinking and agree that it's important to realize what your brain is doing at certain times.

I think the content could be improved by having more examples or ties to our regular lives, and the presentation could be improved by less falling back to your screen/notes.

Rating: 4 of 5

08.Feb.2016 at 01:16 by Donatas Aleksandravičius (33 comments) via Web2 LIVE

Great talk, was a bit boring in the middle, but I can understand it's not an easy thing to present in a fun way :) would enjoy attending again!
Nice insights on how we're thinking and how to catch yourself thinking in a wrong way.

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