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digitalmars.D - Got the official feedback for my GDC Europe talk

reply Ethan Watson <gooberman gmail.com> writes:
Landed in my inbox while I was on holiday in Australia (why did I 
leave it three and a half years between visits jeez never do that 
again you fool).

http://imgur.com/a/I6GrF

In summary:

* 4.5 out of 5 audience rating. Average was 4.22.
* Head count of 51. I assume the entire rest of the conference 
was at John Romero's talk.
* Written feedback was very positive.
* Taking questions during the talk via the Google Slides feature 
was seen as a *very* good thing. I will run the same format for 
the DConf talk I plan on submitting, keep the runtime under 
control that way.
* Some people wanted more actual usage of the language than what 
we did to facilitate rapid development with the language. Fair 
call, but not the kind of talk I wrote.
Jan 20
next sibling parent Walter Bright <newshound2 digitalmars.com> writes:
Nice work! Congratulations!
Jan 20
prev sibling next sibling parent reply Jacob Carlborg <doob me.com> writes:
On 2017-01-20 10:26, Ethan Watson wrote:
 Landed in my inbox while I was on holiday in Australia (why did I leave
 it three and a half years between visits jeez never do that again you
 fool).

 http://imgur.com/a/I6GrF

 In summary:

 * 4.5 out of 5 audience rating. Average was 4.22.
 * Head count of 51. I assume the entire rest of the conference was at
 John Romero's talk.
 * Written feedback was very positive.
 * Taking questions during the talk via the Google Slides feature was
 seen as a *very* good thing. I will run the same format for the DConf
 talk I plan on submitting, keep the runtime under control that way.
 * Some people wanted more actual usage of the language than what we did
 to facilitate rapid development with the language. Fair call, but not
 the kind of talk I wrote.
Was there a recording uploaded? -- /Jacob Carlborg
Jan 20
parent reply Ethan Watson <gooberman gmail.com> writes:
On Friday, 20 January 2017 at 12:28:54 UTC, Jacob Carlborg wrote:
 Was there a recording uploaded?
It's behind GDC's paywall. Need to see if I can release it from its prison.
Jan 20
parent Jacob Carlborg <doob me.com> writes:
On 2017-01-20 14:39, Ethan Watson wrote:
 On Friday, 20 January 2017 at 12:28:54 UTC, Jacob Carlborg wrote:
 Was there a recording uploaded?
It's behind GDC's paywall. Need to see if I can release it from its prison.
That's a disappointment :(. I hope you can get break it free. -- /Jacob Carlborg
Jan 20
prev sibling next sibling parent Meta <jared771 gmail.com> writes:
On Friday, 20 January 2017 at 09:26:10 UTC, Ethan Watson wrote:
 Landed in my inbox while I was on holiday in Australia (why did 
 I leave it three and a half years between visits jeez never do 
 that again you fool).

 http://imgur.com/a/I6GrF

 In summary:

 * 4.5 out of 5 audience rating. Average was 4.22.
 * Head count of 51. I assume the entire rest of the conference 
 was at John Romero's talk.
 * Written feedback was very positive.
 * Taking questions during the talk via the Google Slides 
 feature was seen as a *very* good thing. I will run the same 
 format for the DConf talk I plan on submitting, keep the 
 runtime under control that way.
 * Some people wanted more actual usage of the language than 
 what we did to facilitate rapid development with the language. 
 Fair call, but not the kind of talk I wrote.
Congratulations on the successful talk. It's unfortunate that you were scheduled at the same time as Romero.
Jan 20
prev sibling parent reply Andrei Alexandrescu <SeeWebsiteForEmail erdani.org> writes:
On 01/20/2017 04:26 AM, Ethan Watson wrote:
 Landed in my inbox while I was on holiday in Australia (why did I leave
 it three and a half years between visits jeez never do that again you
 fool).

 http://imgur.com/a/I6GrF

 In summary:

 * 4.5 out of 5 audience rating. Average was 4.22.
 * Head count of 51. I assume the entire rest of the conference was at
 John Romero's talk.
 * Written feedback was very positive.
 * Taking questions during the talk via the Google Slides feature was
 seen as a *very* good thing. I will run the same format for the DConf
 talk I plan on submitting, keep the runtime under control that way.
 * Some people wanted more actual usage of the language than what we did
 to facilitate rapid development with the language. Fair call, but not
 the kind of talk I wrote.
Congratulations, that looks like a very good performance! Could you please explain a bit how the Google Slides feature you mentioned works? -- Andrei
Jan 21
parent Ethan Watson <gooberman gmail.com> writes:
On Saturday, 21 January 2017 at 16:32:36 UTC, Andrei Alexandrescu 
wrote:
 Congratulations, that looks like a very good performance! Could 
 you please explain a bit how the Google Slides feature you 
 mentioned works? -- Andrei
The core functionality is that a web link is provided that allows people to enter questions. Visitors to this web link can also upvote questions they want to see answered. These questions show up on the secondary window used by the speaker to control the presentation. At any time, the speaker can click on a question and the slides being displayed will be replaced by the question. Another click and you've either selected another question; or you're back to the presentation. There's a few implementation details to keep in mind. It requires the presentation monitor to be a separate display to your laptop monitor etc. The default rendering actually shrinks your presentation so that it can display that web link at the top of the presentation - which I decided was rubbish so I installed Stylebot on Chrome and altered the CSS to keep the presentation at full size but overlay the question link (which requires you to keep blank space at the top of your presentation) Question sessions also keep their history for later review. The part that works out very well is that it forces people to keep their questions short and to the point; and since it's a vote system you don't end up spending a ton of time on questions that only one or two people in the audience are interested in.
Jan 21