Good audience, who was very patient and allowed conversation.
I enjoyed the different perspectives both presenters shared and their encouragement of attendee participation. For future trainings, I would recommend: (1) putting details on the Laravel environment needed ahead of time in the description - so people can set it up on faster wifi at home, and (2) that attendees have some familiarity with object-oriented coding in PHP. It was a delightfully hands-on class, and I really liked having the Homestead VM to work and test in. Speakers are very engaged, enthusiastic, and knowledgeable!
I really enjoyed the interactive and hands-on nature of the presentation. As someone just beginning their journey towards testing, I would have liked even more simplification. Speaker is very engaging and encouraged friendly & active participation by attendees.
The speaker used amazingly clear and easy-to-grasp examples of code, referenced stellar resources for best practices, and provided reasonable, accomplishable steps for updating legacy code. Joe's questions to ask of a legacy app would also be good questions to ask before you begin a new project, too. One of my favorite sessions!
I appreciated the speaker's clear foreshadowing of topics, engaging presentation style, and learning about immediately useful tools I could use for my own testing!
Engaging presentation style for the important topic of power relations in the workplace.
I enjoyed the hands-on demonstration of Docker for a development environment. I got a little lost in which were common issues (and their solutions) that I could expect when trying to spin up my own, so a clearer outline of those issues might help. This talk inspired me to follow along on the slides on my own!
Excellent exploration of the big picture ideas behind best practices in object-oriented programming!
Nara's visibility and vocalness as an introvert with some social anxiety was incredibly inspiring! She helped me feel less alone and modeled some helpful strategies for conference survival.
This talk tried to bite off far too much. The speaker went both broad and deep in his choices of what to cover, making it hard to follow and hold on to a few key takeaway points. I was definitely inspired to step up my game, though, and the speaker's second talk was far better.
To be clear, it was clear that the speaker has a superior grasp of his subject matter and has good presentation skills. IMHO, this can be an excellent talk by either (1) going "big picture" and peppering in some personal stories or (2) focusing on one aspect of what makes a "high quality package" and going into detail.