Talk comments

Rated 5

greg at 08:51 on 18 Apr 2019

Nice presentation, lecture was well delivered and the speaker was open to helping everyone out during the tutorial. I'm very glad i attended as it has given me a brilliant idea on how to tackle the next project which would be using the concept of Websocket.

A great talk to counter any would be PHP know it all in a fun and engaging way. Delivered with a great energy and sure to leave you scratching your head at times. Whilst it may be obvious to some that you should not write code in some of the ways presented, it is important we understand why we shouldn't and not just that we shouldn't.

Whilst this talk was interesting and funny at times; I felt that there could have been a deeper dive into legacy code and refactoring as the title suggested. This did feel more like a talk on testing and whilst I did find the brexit jokes funny, I felt they would have been better suited to the after party than as part of a talk.

A good reminder of some of the pitfalls you may fall down in PHP. Some interesting points were raised and some obscure behaviour revealed. A good reminder to be vigilant with how you write your code. Whilst I agree that this was quite fast moving at times; I think Damien's delivery was captivating and well delivered. This was also good talk to have alongside the big why equal doesn't equal quiz.

Lorna's delivery was great, informative, delivered with confidence and enthusiasm. This was a good way to start the day and left me striving to work better inside version control.

I wasnt sure if by mentioning that "we didn't break the wifi" last year you were setting a challenge or not. It was nice to hear mention of just because we can develop in certain way, it's not always entirely neccessary. All in all, this opened the day up clearly with all the relevant information.

A huge thank you to all the people who have decided to invest some of their time to leave a feedback!
Really appreciated!

From the suggestions is clear to me that the talk should be more focused on use cases and less abstract.
Will do do my best to improve it!
Thanks again!

Rated 5

Andrew Battye at 15:33 on 15 Apr 2019

I enjoyed the talk and found it very interesting. As others have said, it is a complicated topic for the uninitiated, but I thought the talk was pitched at the right level. My one suggestion would be to consider using a different example during the talk - the XOR model was trained using all possible inputs, so the model was not capable of making predictions with examples it had never seen before.

Passionately presented (a bit too passionate in some moments), but it brought into conversation an important aspect of what we do as developers: the real human consequences. I came away with a few more things to research and to consider in my own work, but must say I found the style of delivery a little forceful.

Fantastic. I scored incredibly low but learnt so much from this quiz. It really highlighted the idiosyncrasies of PHP and made me more aware of type juggling etc.