Scepticism and the Web


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Anonymous at 13:44 on 3 Nov 2012

Un-PHP. Too much text. *sniff*

Sorry, I'm not trying to be mean.

Interesting idea. But too much text on the slides that where too large for the display. Made it hard too read.

I would have liked to see you get to the tie-in with code a bit sooner! A focus on PHP would have been nice as well! Also reduce your points down for us viewers, there was way to much to read while trying to listen to you.

Otherwise an interesting take on a subject that is not easy to discuss objectively.

Slides presentation was a little difficult to follow, a lot of text had me switching from reading to listening. I thought you spoke confidently about the topic and delivered well, but the presentation as a whole could have benefitted from visual slides that were a bit more concise.

Anonymous at 18:40 on 4 Nov 2012

Yes, the format was quite experimental. Being my first real speaking session, I wanted to take the opportunity to use the HTML platform to deliver a presentation. Next time, I will accompany the essay-style format with an easily digestible format of images, succinct points, and quotes. Your comments and criticism will strengthen future sessions.

Those that did attend will likely want to see the full, textual version[0]. It is far easier to digest in an unconstrained environment.



I think the areas of improvement have already been discussed -- the essay and wide, off-screen projection was not a suitable format. Beyond that, I found the lead-in from introducing the topic was proportionally quite long compared to the topical application of not blindly trusting software/hardware technologies. There is a lot of content to be discussed about avoiding fanboyism and brand cults, and I think reaching that sooner would improve digestion of the material (especially at a tech conference).

If you're sticking with HTML, I'd suggest something like Reveal.js[1], which would let you lay things out with Markdown and full-page quotes/images.