The talk was too short to go into depth of mockery. But it was definitely good for a starting point with some practical info. What I personally missed in this talk was some examples of common pitfalls.
I really like the talk.
I second the comment of Frank, it would be nice to have some insight on how to prevent some of the biases. For example to prevent anchoring you could use planning poker (easy example).
The interaction with the everyone was very nice and you could exploit it a bit more.
Last point: The monkey story is actually a funny one, but it sadly not true. The ladder experiment has never been performed, although it has been cited many times.
The talk down memorylane was interesting and to fun to watch for person who saw most of events mentioned. But for the newer people it was unclear.
As a Keynote it really missed the inspiring punchline.
One word: surprisingly good. Fair enough that's two words. As an fanboy of AWS I thought let's see (and laugh) at the competition. The speaker was an inspirational speaker, the google app engine definitely has a use case and solve problems in a very different way in comparison how we use AWS.
Nice talk, entertaining and an interesting to see some insight of refactoring a big monster.
- less is more, make the slides smaller with less text. (Except for the slides with code)
- try to get the notes in front of you so that you don't need to turn your back to the audience
- disable the very nice screensaver:)
Don't get me wrong, the subject is interesting for everyone. You can't be told enough to safe guard privacy. The speaker was fantastic, experienced, perfect interaction with the audience, beautiful slides and a reference to one of my favorite movie.
Now for the bad part: after about 15 minutes I got the feeling I was at a political rally. And if prepared myself a bit more I would have noticed that the speaker is running for a political party called "De piratenpartij". Although I really support their cause I don't think that there is no place in modern political system for a single issue party. Furthermore halve of the audience isn't even allowed to vote in the Netherlands. The talk is IMHO really out of place at an international conference like Domcode