Talk comments

Eli White at 14:43 on 26 Aug 2019

Hey Eric - Definitely good feedback. When we were putting together some of the information we realized that pieces of it could have definitely been useful back in the beginning. In future year's we'll probably put together a minimal version of this that gets sent out as people buy tickets. And/or just on the website even for stuff like flight booking details.

Eric Mann at 14:13 on 26 Aug 2019

Having never been on a cruise, this pre-session was a must-attend. It made an otherwise intimidating experience smooth and somewhat enjoyable. I only wish I'd known all of this information _before_ booking flights or extra nights in the hotel ;-)

Eric Mann at 14:11 on 26 Aug 2019

Loved hearing about new product launches and the Game Changer online challenge, but the talk itself felt a little disjointed. Would have benefited from a single speaker rather than passing the mic around various team members.

Eric Mann at 14:10 on 26 Aug 2019

Would love to see more of a focus on streams, but that's a personal interest in more advanced topics. The talk itself was very approachable and well organized to guide the audience through iterative steps.

Eric Mann at 14:09 on 26 Aug 2019

Stellar example of Keras in practice and an amazing intro to convolutional network architecture. The live demo at the end helped further illustrate both the journey to building an application and the speed at which a production application runs. Would love to see the talk made longer with further code examples and maybe a direct walkthrough of building a system from scratch, but otherwise the talk is fantastic as-is!

Eric Mann at 14:07 on 26 Aug 2019

My only concern would be the relative ease of the "brute force an HS256 signature" demonstration. It does show how a weak key can be broken, but in practice even "weak" keys are somewhat stronger and would require a more focused approach to brute forcing.

Eric Mann at 14:06 on 26 Aug 2019

Fantastic overview of an approach and the way C# could handle such a system. A live walkthrough of the final game would further enrich the presentation.

Eric Mann at 14:05 on 26 Aug 2019

Fantastic information about the AI systems provided by RingCentral. A scripted video would help illustrate the system without relying on (potentially problematic) ship WiFi connectivity.

Allen Clemons at 12:40 on 26 Aug 2019

The use of slides for a presentation and perhaps a microphone would have made this talk much better. Despite this I enjoyed the insights into how we can improve our hiring process.

Allen Clemons at 12:33 on 26 Aug 2019

The subject was incredible and the speaker is clearly passionate about this subject. I think most developers could spend more time thinking about the demographics of users that don't have the nicest, shiniest gadgets.