Diving Deep into JavaScript Functions


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Anonymous at 14:56 on 6 Nov 2015

Anonymous at 14:57 on 6 Nov 2015

Learnt plenty I did not know about JavaScript. Entertaining and instructive!

Anonymous at 15:00 on 6 Nov 2015

Informative talk, those poor children though...

Anonymous at 15:00 on 6 Nov 2015

The perfect talk. Executed perfectly. Contained tons of interesting information, and was extremely entertaining. Good job!

Colin drew a full-house crowd (standing room only) to talk about Javascript ... at a PHP conference.

Colin's presentation style is confident, light, and engaging. He knows his subject matter and is able to answer questions with ease.

Maybe it was just a cool strategy to break up the post-lunch energy-fade that conference-goers often experience, but his talk was lightly peppered with amusing animated gifs that kept people laughing.

Anonymous at 15:53 on 6 Nov 2015

I think Colin is the best, but I'm biased.

Very great talk! I haven't seen that many that get very technical and while some of it was over my head, it allowed me to get a better fundamental understanding of how JS works. My only comment is that it felt like you were literally reading from a text book instead of speaking. I can't really fault you though because of the complexity of the subject.

The "palette cleansers" were a PERFECT touch to that talk. They were timed well to allow people to refocus and let the technical info sink in a bit.

From the perspective of someone considerably less versed in JS than yourself I thought it was very well written and presented overall.

Anonymous at 16:38 on 6 Nov 2015

Good talk. Speaker needs new remote. 5 thumbs up.

Colin did a great job covering a complicated topic. I found his examples straightforward and easy to understand. The animated gifs were a nice segue between the different topics.

Excellent talk. The palette cleansers were a great idea. The only improvement I would make is to be a bit more refined and deliberate in the delivery of the palette cleansers; use them as a punchline rather than an interjection. A couple of times this was done really well, where there was a complex topic that was talked quickly about and building up, and then it cut to the gif as sort of an "exhale" and had some really good comedic timing.

A couple of other times there were some pretty long pauses before switching to the slides, which sort of interrupted the flow and slowed the momentum of the talk. Still definitely worth having though!

Excellent work Colin! Ambitious talk, but you totally pulled it off. Looking forward to hearing more talks from you in the future.

Interesting look into JS functions and clarified a few grey areas for me.

I found the GIFs a bit jarring but from the other commenters I can see I'm in a minority.

Good talk!

Great talk. Very informative and great, relaxed, speaking style.

Gifs were a bit unneeded to me =)

Anonymous at 13:55 on 7 Nov 2015

I enjoyed the talk

Great talk, Colin. Given with the poise of a seasoned veteran. Learned quite a bit about javascript, a language I generally approach with trepidation.