27 Ways To Be A Better Developer


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Great keynote with great speakers. I always enjoy a keynote with speakers who are really telling a story instead of just giving facts. It was a nice thing from them to provide details and personal opinions about each tip. Some nice summary of ways to improve yourself as a developer. The tip of a healthy mind in a healthy body was the best tip in my opinion.

Here's the slideshow Lorna provided at the end btw: http://slidesha.re/f9kORr

Thanks for the keynote Lorna and Ivo

Great way to kick off the conference. Great material, gives you stuff to think about. A bit flaky in the presentation, but I guess this will be better next time the talk i preformed.

Enjoyable keynote with useful information. The speakers coordinated well too.

Great opener to the conference, though did seem to lose the way with delivery on a few of the points, watch the VT back and you'll spot them :) To clarify, one or two of the points seemed to be delivered by meandering, rather than in a succinct manner. Not a problem just an observation.

Good opening of the conference. Enjoyable enumeration of tips to become a better developer. Good job!

Good and dynamical presentation. Really enjoyed it.

Excellent keynote material

Great starter, nice images, the right portion of fun. I really liked it.

great keynote :)

I really liked the keynote, the chemistry between the two speakers was really nice. The slides were very well chosen, I like slides with just a key sentence and a well chosen picture in the background.

As of the topics, they were all relevant but I think 27 is a bit much. Although they all make sense I just found some of them to be too obvious, so I would maybe combine some of the items together.

In all I like the talk very much, as said in the beginning, the chemistry between the two speakers was really good and that gave it that little extra. Well done Ivo & Lorna, looking forward to more talks :-)

I actually was a bit disappointed with content of the keynote.
Most of the slides were stating the obvious. Don't get me wrong, the 27 points were correct and good points, but if you didn't already know them you probably aren't a very god developer and you probably wouldn't attend this conference.
I'd rather see some more in depth how to's concerning some points.

The presenters however were nice and had good chemistry.

I agree w/ all those saying that most (if not all) of the tips given in this talk are likely to be already known to those who regularly attend conferences and/or those who've been developing for a while. Nevertheless, I think it's been an enjoyable keynote, from which I'm sure first time conference attenders got lot of useful info. And also, for everyone else, an entertaining refreshment never hurts. Good chemistry between speakers, appropriate keynote.

Great keynote! Some very interesting points to start a discussion on how to move yourself and your team forward!

Very inspiring keynote!
Although i agree with comments above that some 'ways' were stating the obvious, it doesn't hurt at all to mention them for those who the way of approaching may not be obvious, or simply didn't think of it before.

It was an enjoyable keynote with nice bits of humour, with the result of what -in my opinion- a keynote's purpose is: emphasize the reason and topic of the conference, and to 'loosen up' the audience.

Nice, warm, inspiring keynote. 27 might be too many to remember on your daily life/work, but the take home message was easy to grasp.

Perfect as a keynote, light-footed, humorous, not too serious but still on topic for all of us developers. Great way to kick off the rest of the conference.

Indeed stating the obvious, but it's good to hear it again from time to time to keep you on the right track.
A nice kick-off of the event I think.

Great stuff. I think even veterans (seniors) need to be reminded about the 27 ways.
The way it was presented is really motivating, especially to Junior developers attending. As a team leader I like the non PHP bits just as much !

Great start for the conference indeed. Best presented talk and best slides I've seen in the 2 days. The only downside is my memory: for some of the tips I may have a hard time remembering the details behind it.

Great keynote Lorna and Ivo, very well done! Even though most of the 27 ways are "obvious" to me, it is still good to be reminded. You really inspired me and i think a lot of others too. And you presented it very naturally, wish i could do that.

Perfect start for the beginning of the conference. Some good tips every developer should known.

Enjoyable and informative, and really set the tone for the rest of the conference. Couldn't ask for a better keynote.

Really nice talk, clear, funny, with a lot of good advices !

Great start of the conference!

Interesting and informative but the transitions were pretty rough. A few more rehearsals would be a great improvement.

Nice talk to start the conference with. Although some of the points were a bit obvious, they were also a good reminder.
Lorna was nice to listen to and interacted nice with the audience, seemed more like she was telling a story.
Ivo was a little harder to follow, he seemed to be reading a bit more from his notes.

I downloaded the presentation in slideshare and I want more.

Can someone please share the detailed notes on every slide and if possible the video of the presentation.