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Awesome talk Brett. You took a difficult (and dare I say sometimes scary) topic, and broke it down into very practical examples, as well as talking about what can go wrong. Great pace and excellent coverage of pretty much all one would do with RegEx! I think it was great you even took the time to talk about matching groups and making it easy to understand.

- Ken

Eryn O'Neil at 17:44 on 6 Feb 2016

Somehow Brett talked for almost an hour about regex's, and not only was it entertaining, I understood it. One of the clearest breakdowns of regular expressions I've encountered in all my time as a developer. Actually kind of looking forward to getting my hands on the slides later so I can use it as a reference. It's a weird feeling to be looking forward to reading something about regular expressions, but hey, weirder things have happened. Probably.

Andy M at 18:30 on 6 Feb 2016

Great information and a resource going forward. Thank you.

Slides at http://bit.ly/regex-makes-me-wanna
If you were in the room: Thanks so much for being such an engaged audience! I sincerely appreciate it, and I hope you like regex at least a little more than you did before :)

Awesome talk! I finally feel like I can use regex without having to copy/paste it from somewhere and hoping it works :) Definitely the easiest breakdown I've seen or read and awesome resources for the future.

santiago sosa at 21:47 on 6 Feb 2016

I love Regex but are often confused as to how they work, I can honestly say I understand them in a fundamental level way more and look forward to writing some regex more

Nice talk

Phil Johnson at 11:18 on 8 Feb 2016

I've done enough with regex so I didn't learn much, but I would have loved this class a few years ago.

Paul Sellars at 11:36 on 8 Feb 2016

Great, really good explanation of regex that I'm not so sure you can get by just reading yourself (especially not in 1 hr!)

Ryan Ebbers at 11:12 on 9 Feb 2016

The first question of this course was "who hates regex?", and I will admit I raised my hand. Didn't actually hate regex, I was just intimidated by creating them. After attending this course, it gave me a better understanding of regex and made me want to learn more about creating them. I would recommend this course for anyone who hates, or rather is intimidated by regex, because it gives you a great foundation to continue learning from after the talk. I would also recommend this talk for the person that loves regex, because it was presented well and goes over some interesting real life problems. I've been converted and will now raise my hand when someone asks "who loves regex?".

Well done