How We Talk About Tech


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Colin O'Dell at 17:01 on 25 Jun 2016

Amazing talk to wrap up the conference! Ross did a great job combining his deep insights with humor to deliver a fantastic keynote.

James Titcumb at 17:17 on 25 Jun 2016

Yet again. Honestly, Ross has surpassed expectations (and my expectations were extremely high) and blown the standard of keynotes out the water. Insightful, witty, spectacularly well delivered, informative, educational, and truly astounding. Ross is a truly exceptional showman. Brilliant closing keynote with some food for thought.

If I could, I would rate this talk 10 out of 5, and buy his book. Shut up and take my money!

Jeroen v.d. Gulik at 17:48 on 25 Jun 2016


Michel Maas at 18:04 on 25 Jun 2016

One of the best talks ever.

The topic wasn't really interesting to me.
But the talk was one of the bests I've heard so far

Great ending, was a bit tiring and a bit boring in the beginning, but quickly changed into an entertaining end great ending!


Awesome closing keynote!

Youri Thielen at 00:00 on 26 Jun 2016

Mind. Blown. So much food for thought. Whether it interests you or not, the topics Ross talked about affect us all. Excellent combination of show and insights.

Very good final keynote, one of the best I've seen so far.

Anonymous at 09:12 on 26 Jun 2016

it starting boring (but it didn't help that many people in the back where chatting and walking) but the end was good, he could have stripped the first part down by 15 minutes and it was great :)

Great performance! Even though I thought the keynote was a bit long, sometimes I had a hard time to follow along. But nonetheless worthwhile watching ;)

dParadiz at 09:44 on 26 Jun 2016

Good stand-up :) Idea of representing individuals with graph value system and connecting them social networks was very intriguing.

Ronald D. at 10:22 on 26 Jun 2016


Would have loved some examples of the weird fan mail mentioned, but brilliant otherwise :D

Ben Waine at 13:03 on 26 Jun 2016

I for one, will never stop learning.


Gary Hockin at 13:17 on 26 Jun 2016

Send a stamped self-addressed and a postal order for £6.99 and I'll send you a signed photo by return mail.

Just awesome! Would've loved to see some of that fanmail...

When are we, as a community, going to build this graph-based value system 'resume' / social networking tool? I'd love to help out. ;)

Just amazing. Ross is no speaker. He's an artist ;)

One of the best presentations I've seen in a PHP conference before. A little bit of everything: data and references for the skeptics, metaphors, stories, good pace, great usage of the stage, well designed talk and performance. At the end even shock and awe! A few very important messages delivered though, with both passion and clarity. One to be remembered!

Bert Hekman at 21:35 on 26 Jun 2016

Had a few boring moments which wandered off a bit too much, but the end was great.

Arjan Kleene at 21:58 on 26 Jun 2016

Brilliant. Just brilliant.

Rob ter Haar at 22:57 on 26 Jun 2016

Great talk, want to buy the book :P

Ross had this super-fast pace that sometimes didn't even stop for his own audience's responses; but other than that he was a brilliant keynote speaker. He aimed for the hart and in my case: he got there.

Too bad I had to murder him.

Steven Don at 16:11 on 27 Jun 2016

It's hard to put my finger on what made this talk so good. Even though the topic wasn't all that interesting to me to start with, Ross did an amazing build-up and truly engaged the audience. With plenty of humour and showmanship, he somehow managed to convey some serious food for thought. Top notch.

It was fun :) I couldn't relate to the content that well though. But a talented speaker if you ask me. Can I get his autograph somewhere?

David A at 23:14 on 27 Jun 2016

Great talk, nothing to add :)

Very entertaining closing keynote.
Very skilled speaker, that's obvious ^^

I did get lost a couple of times during the talk, but in the end all the different parts came together.
Really enjoyed the final build-up with the flyers and 10-steps-to-success.

One remark, you might consider putting some background-color (block) behind the white text on the slides. Sometimes the text was very hard to read/see.

Excellent talk, very well polished, informational, intriguing, and going out with a bang. We nailed "Never stop learning" to our developer whiteboard. ;)

AlwinD at 10:14 on 30 Jun 2016

Amazing talk! I'm definitely a Ross Tuck fan. I would buy all his books. Shut up and take my money! ;-)

Peter Bowyer at 11:32 on 6 Jul 2016

The best talk about tech and our communities I've seen. Highly recommended - there's a video on YouTube.