Closing Keynote: Developers are just like humans

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Inspiring stuff

Rated 5

Anonymous at 12:38 on 4 Oct 2015

good slides, engaging talk, interesting topic
honest, relevant examples and practical pointers

Excellent talk, that took courage, was fun, and dealt with an important topic. Thanks!

Great talk, the issues of learning to ask for help was pretty eye opening. That's probably one of the biggest factors I'll need to keep on top of in the future and is something that if left to fester can cause other negative work aspects. All in all good points to keep productivity up for all involved.

Rated 5

Mark Railton at 16:41 on 4 Oct 2015

Fantastic talk that perfectly summed up some stuff I was working through this weekend. Asking for help is not only sensible but also necessary and Skoop covered it in an entertaining and thought provocative way. The little heckling from michelangelo van dam brought even more humour to the talk.

an important topic and it was presented perfectly. thank you skoop for sharing your thoughts/experiences with us.

A great talk. Very inspirational. Thanks for sharing, Skoop :)

Rated 5

Matt Brunt at 18:24 on 4 Oct 2015

Lots of food for thought and powerful message shared through personal experiences.

Not much to critic here, great keynote, great perspective and good advice! Thanks Skoop :)

A really good talk and thank you for sharing. It mixed humour and poignancy very appropriately for delivery of a talk topic that has touched many people in the room either through their own experiences or the experiences of those around them (friends, family and colleagues) and I hope this talk will encourage people in the future to ask for help when they need it.

I only wish I could give you five stars, and then give another five star rating to Michelangelo for his heckling.

It must have taken a lot of courage for skoop to talk openly about some of his personal struggles with mental health. It made me think about not only my own coffee into code situations but also looking out for others that appear to need help. The talk was made whole by michelangelo's comments / heckling.

A strong message and purpose and a perfect closing keynote.

Thank you Stefan, you tackled and important and difficult subject with passion and humour. It's amazing that this actually moved more into a discussion at then end.

Food for thought.

Rated 5

Rich Sage at 09:45 on 5 Oct 2015

Open, honest, disarming, very inspirational. Thank you for sharing your personal experience - it was really eye-opening. A superb way to round off the conference, very thought-provoking.

Good talk on an important topic, made for an excellent close to the conference. Also liked the heckling from Michelangelo ;)

Rated 4

Anonymous at 11:31 on 5 Oct 2015

An enjoyable talk, with some very valid points. I felt the pace was a little off for a closing keynote, and that the talk could have used a little extra polish - though I realise thats difficult with it being a very impassioned talk.

Rated 5

Anonymous at 13:12 on 5 Oct 2015

An unexpected but great talk - heavy in places, but absolute respect to Stefan for opening up in that way.

Some things we all need to be on the lookout for not just ourselves, but in our fellow devs as well!

Really interesting and brave to talk about your personal experiences in this area. I agree that you cant always be the one asking, you need to be prepared to be asked too. You have inspired me to buy Amanda's book too!

Also, he handled the heckling very well!

Thanks Skoop

A talk that can not be more important for every developer and their manager(s).

The way Skoop opened up about his personal experience shows that no matter who you are, you are only human.

This is an interesting talk but I agree with some other comments in that I feel it would be better placed within the main conference schedule and not as a keynote. Could perhaps have explained who Amanda Palmer was a little earlier as knowledge of what she did puts a lot of the talk into context.

A heartfelt talk about a difficult subject, one that gets overlooked in many organisations.
Very good interaction with the audience too. Well done and thanks.