Talk comments

This talk gave me some interesting insights in MongoDB, filling some of the gaps I had.
Great talk !

I'm a numbers-guy, so I appreciated the pricing comparisons and charts you used to prove a point. The idea of playing 2 "stereotype" developers against each other is also interesting.

Since it's a rather die-hard PHP crowd, I would change parts of the presentation to be more "to the point" and as already stated by the other commenters, to include more real-world examples.

It's frustrating to be on the end where EAV and 6NF have been discussed in detail, only to hear that MongoDB is the perfect solution for those use cases. :-)

I've thoroughly enjoyed the talk and learned a lot, I liked to practical examples and pitfalls you mentioned and the general overview on MongoDB with extra slides on the scaling/sharding part. Very good presentation on a very interesting topic!

Anonymous at 11:16 on 29 Mar 2012

Maybe the slidedeck could have included some real world practical examples where you compare:

- Hello world: Framework VS Freestyle PHP
- Forms: (validation / etc) , Framework VS Freestyle PHP
- Database: ORM vs PDO

This would have proven your point better then slides about Linode pricing.

Thank you for the presentation and keep up the good work !


Very interesting talk. Really learned what MongoDb is all about, together with its benefits and cons. Excellent talk!

Anonymous at 09:33 on 29 Mar 2012

Very interesting talk. Really learned what MongoDb is all about, together with its benefits and cons. Excellent talk!

Good and informative talk, some real eye openers concerning schema design in mongoDb (especially the pagination trick). Derick can certainly bring his message over and has a fluent style of presenting his talks. Even though there were some moments he seemed to have lost track he always recovered quickly and continued with interesting facts and practical advice. Top!

Nice concept but needs some finetuning, the way you present the problem by introducing 2 fictive "developers" is a nice angle but was overall too long. The talk really only git interesting to me when we got past the estimates and into the practical aspect. But that might be just because I'm a developer and not a sales guy or projectmanager.

Gijs, you had a great topic, but it requires a little tuning on your end. First of all, if you're going to talk about other options, don't stick to one option and mention you're not selling that option. Secondly, try to have more intonation in your speech as it was a little too monotone to keep focussed on what you had to say.

Great topic, great slide deck and a little more working on your presenting skills will make you a great future speaker. Keep up the good work.

The way you introduce de subject was a great idea but maybee to long on it? Maybee you can use another font for code example (it wasn't really readable on the projector). Slides in dutch weren't a problem for me.