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Nice speech. I don't think that the dramatic music on the last part was mandatory ;-)

Nice speech and thanks to continue building that great community.
Rewarding contributors with badges, is great, but greater could be to offer them the certification fee once they get a certain level of involvement... Hope you will think about this!

Impressive keynote on a topic that I love.

A nice opener for the conference, well presented and an important subject.

Anonymous at 08:38 on 8 Jun 2012

To me, the talk was way too much focused on the past. This talk should have been a lightning talk just presenting the numbers. Also, the background music made things a bit too cheesy for me.

Anonymous at 09:46 on 8 Jun 2012

A great closing Keynote...

Presentation style was awesome, but for me a bit too much focussed on the community. Would have loved some outlook in the future of Symfony2

I liked the dynamism of the talk for example with the movies.
I also would have preferred a music less dramatic at the end ;-)

Great as always ;)

In contrast to previous Symfony conferences, there was not a shocking "one more thing" announcement to be made, so I think this might have been lackluster for some. That's no fault of the keynote, and it's a bit unrealistic to expect a huge surprise. Admittedly, we've become quite spoiled :)

Regardless, it was quite evident that a good bit of effort goes into preparing the keynote material. Moreover, I think everyone enjoys the community interaction (whether it's sharing tweets at previous keynotes or the profile photos used during this one).

I do think the event would benefit from having a structured closing keynote on the final day, even if it's only 10-15 minutes. As-is, we ended with Jeopardy on Friday and then the conference quietly (and a bit awkwardly, IMO) wrapped up afterwards.

The opening day keynote is a great opportunity to give a state of the union and perhaps introduce the subjects being presented at the conference, but I think a closing keynote also helps frame the conference.

Correction: Jeopardy was Thursday and lightning talks were Friday. That's what I get for waiting a month to leave feedback.